Posted in Family, Feelings, Food, Japanese Culture

Gathering with Relatives

Today, I attended my Uncle’s 7th Anniversary of Buddhist Memorial Service.

My mother’s side of relatives gathered to pray for him.

We miss him, but we were all smiling and sharing memories about him.

He gathered us in one place despite our business and strong Typhoon 21.


After the prayer, we enjoyed lunch while busy catching up with each other and moved to one of relatives’ house to continue tea party.

My cousin cooked home made gyunyu  kanten (milk jelly) and pumpkin pudding; delicious!

Persimmons are harvested at their yard.

I love their fruit and vegetables because they don’t use pesticide at their farms!


There are alerts for floods and landslides for the area where I was and roads that need to take to return Tokyo.

It rained cats and dogs; however, I wasn’t afraid driving in rain because I know my Uncle is happy to see me and he would make sure to bring me back home.

I miss him.

Posted in Family, Feelings, Food, Music, Tokyo

Dating with Dad

I replaced Mom to accompany Dad to Tokyo Symphony Monthly Concert, Suntory Hall, Akasaka, Tokyo.

Tonight’s Programme:

F. Liszt: Prelude and Fugue on the name B-A-C-H, S. 260

A. Schonberg: Variations for Orchestra, op. 31

S. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43

M. Ravel: Bolero

Tonight’s concert was conducted by my favorite conductor: Mr. Jonathan Nott.

He conducted as if he is dancing at Bolero: energetic, passionate and rhythmical!

After the concert, we had Californian Cuisine at Wolfgang Pack Pizza Bar.

We enjoyed food and chatting.

Father-Daugter’s night is not bad.

Posted in Feelings, Food, Friends, Golf

Kasumidai Country Club, Tsukuba Course, Ibaraki

It had been raining, but rain stopped today.

According to the weather forecast, it will rain again tomorrow.

I’m so lucky to play a golf on the sunny day between rainy days.

On the way to the golf course, it was foggy.


But when we arrived at the Kasumidai Cluntry Club, it was sunny and nice.


The course is nice, but my skill for putting was off today.

I couldn’t win any prize today. Boo Hoo

But it’s nice being a woman; I get a nice pack of coffee as a ladies’ participation award.


It was nice to meet golf mates that I missed playing with.


Kasumidai Country Club, Tsukuba Course is highly recommended.

I would love to play here again!

Posted in Exercise, Feelings, Tokyo

Productive Evening…?

I clocked out 5 o’clock tonight and went to Azabu-Juban, Tokyo to pick up my car that returned from the auto inspection.


I’ve been driving this car for 13 years and still love it.

Then, went to grocery shopping and ate dinner.

After dinner, went to gym for cycling and reading a magazine for 30 mins.

Took a bath.

Am I productive? 

No.

I need to burn negative energy and feeling.

I should burn fat as well. hahaha

Posted in Daily Life, Feelings, Japanese Culture

Auto Inspection

In Japan, we need to send our car to mandatory auto inspection three years after purchase then every two years.

I send my car for auto inspection to a gas station in neighbor.


Recently, I received a sticker for being a royal member for JAF (Japan Automobile Federation), Japanese version of AAA.

Posted in Feelings, Food, Japanese Food, Place, Restaurants, Tokyo

Friday Night at Kanda, Tokyo

Kanda is at downtown Tokyo.

There are many restaurants with history and uniqueness.

First, I had a Dotenabe (Oyster Claypot) at Suishin, Kanda, Tokyo.

This restaurant is a Izakaya type (casual Japanese bar restaurant.)



After this, went to Suntory Whisky Bar at Kanda, Tokyo.

This bar is an old fashion bar.


Many reserved bottles are kept in food lift. hahaha


I had few glasses of Highball (whisky and soda).


Downtown Tokyo is fun‚ô™

Posted in Beauty, Daily Life, Feelings, Health, Japanese Culture

Natural Cleaner: Baking Soda and Vinegar

I have sensitive skin; therefore, if I use chlorine based cleaner, my skin will turn red and look ugly sometimes.

Yes, it would be much faster to clean with chlorine based clearner; but I clean with baking soda and vinegar to protect my skin.

The ratio is baking soda (2) and vinegar (1).

After mixing them, the chemical reaction will start: carbonation.

This carbonation will remove spots.

Surprisingly, it’s quite powerful.