Posted in Beauty, Books & Magazines

My favorite monthly beauty magazine: Biteki

Today, we can obtain information, any information, on internet.

We don’t need to go to a library or a book store to collect information.

It’s all available on your PC or even in your hand, a smartphone.

With no exception, the market size of printed matters (both books and magazines) is shrinking in Japan.

In Japan, there is less demand for foreign books (English written books); therefore, the area for foreign books keeps on shrinking.

Thanks to Amazon/Kindle because now it saves me to look for a book.

(If you have a recommendation for a book, please drop me a line.)

I stopped buying books because I don’t need to.

BUT, I still regurlly buy this monthly beauty magazine: Biteki (Beauty Style).


Yes, I do like their articles, AND I LIKE THEIR FREE SAMPLES!

For July issue, this magazine offers Avines Oi Oil samples (body wash, shampoo, conditioner and oil for hair) and a cool feeling camisole!!!

Is’nt it awsome? Camisole!!!

Companies are willing to provide free samples to reach targeted consumers and magazines welcome free samples to make a magazine more attractive for readers to stimulate its sales.

It’s a win-win solution.

I wonder myself, am I buying this magazine for articles or samples?

I plan to try the camisole tomorrow♪  fufufu



Posted in Food, Health




There are many types of seaweed.

In English, they are all called SEAWEED.

But each of them has a name.

From left to right…. Konbu, Nori, Wakame, Aosa and Mekabu.

It’s healthy; rich in vitamines, minerals and protein!

We surely do love seaweed, don’t we? (^_-)



Posted in Beauty, Cooking

Uploading Photos…

Tonight I cooked a simple dinner… Nikujaga (beef, potatos & carrots. There wasn’t any onion in my refrigerator, so I cooked without onion), salad (octopus, avocado and carrot), omisoshiru (seaweed miso-soup) and pudding.

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Hummm, I better learn how to use camera apps to make them look delicious. hahaha

I also need to learn how to upload a blog with photos from iPhone.  I’ve been unsuccessful….

I took a bath with Kneipp’s bath salt.  I enjoyed the aroma while soaking my body♪


Okay, I’m ready to go to bed now. Oyasuminasai (Good Night)

Posted in Feelings

Arigatogozaimasu for my first LIKE!!!

I cannot believe this….. I thought nobody would listen to me…..

Arigatogozaimasu Andrea Giang-san for taking your time to visit my blog and Liking it!

I am still learning how to create and manage my blog page so I don’t know what to do now at this moment.

Hummmm, I created my blog to express my feelings….


Posted in Food, Tokyo

Soba and Tendon Set Lunch

Walked around in Azabu to look for a soba and tendon set lunch…

Yeah! found it at Azabu Nagasaka Sarashina Nunoyatahee♪


I enjoyed everything…. I enjoyed making my own soba-tsuyu (soba dipping sauce) by mixing two types of soba-tsuyu: salty and sweet.

I also enjoyed drinking soba-yu (hot water that boiled soba). We add soba-yu in soba-tsuyu after eating soba. Try it! It is nice and nutritious♪