Wednesday, December 30, 2009

back to short

i tried...
i really did.

i do get jealous when i see the models on the magazines having long pretty wavy curly hair
i like those big 'bun' tide on the head

but when my hair is touching my shoudlers
it's really getting on my nerve!!

i made the call
appointment set
time for a haircut

' do you it being cut? any style in mind?'
'SHORT...ok...not tooooooooo short...but short.....please'

after 68 mins of scissors work

i like it~
but after i had my shower
my hair turned into a 'chibi maruko' style...HAHAHAHA!!!
oh well
we'll see how it will turn out after i wake up tomorrow.

before shower

after shower

Saturday, December 26, 2009

good morning boxing day

christmas present 2009
thank you

end of year party (work) tonight
忘年会in japanese
忘= forget
年= year
会= party

so...we are supposed to celebrate the end of the year by forgetting it?!?
hmm...questionable to me

woke up
made chai
made too much
drank too much

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

christmas 2009

it's a tiny bit early but

m e r r y c h r i s t m a s ! ! !
any wishes this year?
my list for Santa?
keke...shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...(it's a secret)
love, happiness, health, peace
to my beloved friends and family
may God's blessing be with you

Monday, December 21, 2009

supermarket fantasy

the past 2 weeks had been C.R.A.Z.Y!!!
mostly good/fun craziness though :)

my 3rd time meeting mr. children
location: osaka dome
comment: A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!
he sang for almost 3 hrs straight but it's still too short...

thanks to mr. children
i got to travel osaka a little bit
familiar yet strange
osaka trully has its own unique color and character

ps. it's so cold here and it's soooooooooo WHITE!!
snow is everywhere!!
maybe i can expect a white christmas here in japan this year!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

2009.12.13 23:56(ish)

i looked up to the stary sky


i saw shooting stars


Saturday, December 5, 2009

cold&rainy saturday afternoon is...

a perfect time for B.a.k.i.n.g!!

since i didn't want to step out of my apartment
i just used whatever i could find in my kitchen
turned on the oven
mixing...and more some creativity
(yes...i don't measure...well, everything was ..about?!?)

my house is wam and it smells GOOOOOOOOOOD

here are my babies...
allow me to introduce them to you one by one

1. oatmeal whole wheat yogurt muffin

2. oatmeal whole wheat yogurt muffin plus avocado
hey! surprising pretty good!

3.macha 'green tea' muffin
hmm...not as exciting as i thought
revise needed

4. black sesame muffin
this fellow turned out D E L I O U S!!!

5. macha/black sesame marble muffin
basically just leftover from 3 and 4

6. oatmeal/apple maple cookies
i made it before following the recipe loyally...
but this time, i didn't have walnuts or chocolate chips or raisin
so i just chopped some apples and mixed it with the dough
more arrangments to come!

7. whole wheat soy milk scone
i think i didn't put enough soy was just a little too dry
i guess i can call it a whoe wheat soy milk cookie

8. apple cinnamon oatmeal scone
learned from my mistake (from 7) added more soy milk
just perfect!!
gotta clean my kitchen now...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

movies weekend

Laputa is on TV!!!
oh! how i love Miyazaki Hayao's work~
Sheeta and Pazu...
i think i really should get the full collection of his works so i can watch them at home whenever i want.

finally rent the DVD...
what a movie!!!
it's saddening though...
but just say...i REALLY like it~

sunday: went to the cinema!!
(has it been a year?!?)
anyways, it's good!!
but definitely too scary for children to watch...or i am too chicken?!?

want to see:
- 'This is it'
- the Pixar moive with the old guy flying in his house with balloons...what's the title?!?

any suggestion for movies?!?
btw, melli, if you are reading this...what's the movie you told me with the french title?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hello, Ms. Ringo

(this is not the image from the CM...just the new promotion poster of the band)

it has been a while since i see her on TV

and again~ just love her presentation...her outlook, her style, her uniqueness, her songs...everything~

so happy that she is in one of my favourite CM

Watering Kiss Mint (youtube)

Watering Kiss Mint (homepage)

check it out~

and i just realized her band will be on tour this spring!!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

building blocks

just got back from the annual conference (work related) in Tokyo
it's my 4th one this year
and it can get quite repetitive

but this time...there was one 3 hrs workshop
where we things with blocks

yupe! you heard me!

but it was so much fun!!!!!!!!
who could have thought that building blocks could last us for 3 hrs!?!

the beautiful piece of work by team HS ABC~
good job guys!

Friday, November 6, 2009

how cute~

don't you just love the japan post box?!?

the box
side 1

side 2

side 3

side 4

i am keeping the box
and i am just creating more junk in my house...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

time for something orange

if i am back in montreal now
it would probably be referred to pumpkins

however since i am in japan
something orange at this time of the season refers to


the merit of living in country side in japan is
i get seasonal veggies and fruits from ppl around me

and guess what i got yesterday?!?

a bag full of persimmons!!
i love them so it's ok

for now...i have endless supply of persimmons
>because my jap grandma has a persimmon tree in her backyard
a month ago...i had endless supply of chestnuts
>because she also has a chestnut tree in her backyard
2 months ago...i had endless supply of eggplant, cucumbers, and all kinds of tomatos
>because she also grows them in her backyard
in may...i had endless supply of bamboo shoots
>because she also has a bamboo forest in her backyard

go figure how many things grow in her backyard
it's like magic!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

oh...those poor little gold fish

gold fish scooping is one of my fav
(scooping with a 'net' that is made of thin paper)
you can often find it among the booths during festival

here i go!!!

and this is S E R I O U S!!!

after 10? 15 mins of intense concentration
my paper net finally broke a hole... and ended my scooping

i got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 !!!
apparently this is not a bad score for beginners!! hehe!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

pulse of the night

beep... beep... beep....
the night goes on

Tuesday, October 13, 2009







Wednesday, September 30, 2009

my first experience to


it was not in the real indoor Kabuki hall
but outdoor!!!
the effect was just AMAZING!!!

the Kabuki performance i went was played by
the top Kabuki actor (Kanzaburo NAKAMURA) and his 2 sons
i was fortunate to see the live performance of one of his famous acts 連獅子(renjishi)

before...i had absolutely no interest in kabuki
after... gosh!! i want to see more!! hehe!!
next goal: see kabuki in THE kabuki hall in Tokyo!

my jap granny went with me :)
why were we in raincoats? HAHA!!
it was about to rain...(thanks God it didn't)
but the raincoat saved our life
because it was so windy!! ><

but hope that next time when i go see kabuki
i can be in a beautiful kimono...hehe!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

me...and my dogs

can someone get me a real dog?

thanks for the cute front door!
whoever the house belongs to~ ^_^

Thursday, September 17, 2009


don't ask me why
but i LOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVE jumping for pictures
so much fun!!
sometimes it really challenges your patience and persistency
but the sense of satisfaction
having the photo RIGHT (where everyone is in the air at the same time)

here are just some...i have more...hehehe..yes..lots more~

me, B, Mi jumping on the field where Sakurai san(vocal of Mr. Children) just shot a goal..

my first conference with B
we were bored at night...hahaha!!

thanks B for jumping with me!!
i miss you!!

this was just taken by my cousin ak last week with my dear friend yoshiko sama~
hehe...i love it!

the jumps will continue...
btw, i couldn't help but went back to the bookstore yesterday after work
and finished my last 3 chapters of 'Interpretor of Maladies'
definitely a good read!!
then i started 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald
i think i have to go back to the bookstore again....SOON~
ahhhhhhh...why are English books so expensive in japan?!? ><

Monday, September 14, 2009

In Japan, autumn is the season for...

1) sports (スポーツの秋) 
2) arts/culture(芸術の秋) 
3) food/appetite(食欲の秋) 
4) reading(読書の秋)

since i really want to work on my reading habit
i took the chance and started to read...

here is what i have been reading

- 'Interpreter of Maladies' Jhumpa Lahiri

This is composed by short stories. I love it! I wanted to read a little before deciding to buy or not...but then i just couldn't stop!! i need to go back to the bookstore..i have 3 more chapters left...haha! i am so cheap!! i know...

-'お菓子手帖' by 長野 まゆみ ('notebook of sweets' by Mayumi Nagano)
It's basically an autobiography of the author expressed through the history of sweets she have had. It's fun to read~ I love all the little details she included...the wrapping, the colour, the smell...etc.

-'Loulette' by Claire Clement (ルウとおじいちゃん)

I love reading children literature. I just started the 1st chapter and it's very sweet already.
I am reading it in japanese though...

Friday, September 11, 2009

kakukaku shikajika

he is my new addiction~

i don't really care about the car
but i am in LOVE with 'Kaukaku Shikajika' (his name)
i love him especially when he does the twisting dance

look up

you can see the beautiful autumn sky~
the blue
the white
the yellow
the green

the harmony is just perfect~

this is the path i go for my daily walk~
is amazing, isn't it?