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Celebrating Birthdays (13 April 2019)

I invited my school mates and we all celebrated BIRTHDAYS.

I need to spell birthdays with s because we celebrated my birthday on 3 March, other friends’ birthday on 15 March and 7 April and Choco’s on 15 April.

We prepared a birthday cake with a birthday plate without name.

We sang birthday song starting for me, then I brew candles; lit candles and sang a birthday song for other friends…and for Choco, too!

He couldn’t have a bite but he seems interested in a Joel Robuchon cake!

I cooked Chinese for five for dinner and they cleared all.

Time flys and we chatted past 11 pm.

It was fun to reunited!

I shall plan again for Summer…?

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Tacos Rice

I still have Tacos topping left overs; therefore, I made Tacos Rice for brunch.

I heated up brown rice and all Tacos toppings on the plate.

I also enjoy Tacos with Rice when I’m out of hard shells.

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Ad Hoc Dinner

We went to Keisen Flower School to check closing sales items.

I bought these three items; I will terribly miss the school.

After visiting the school, I invited my friends for tea at my house because Mom went to buy cakes for her friend and us.

We had so much to chat so my friends stayed for dinner.

I went to grocery shopping to prepare simple dinner.

Again, it was simple and I bought a ready-made chicken to save time.

A whole chicken is just nice for four of us.

I like to host gathering at home so that we can talk freely (not worrying about others), stay long as we want (staff won’t chase us out) and I don’t have to walk back home (especially in cold!).

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Nanakusa Gayu

I might blog about this last year; but let me blog about this.

We have a custom to eat Nanakusa Gayu (seven-herb porridge) on every 7 January to wish for good fortune and to rest stomach from New Year celebration food.

Today we can conveniently get all seven herbs in a packet.

There are

Suzushiro: Japanese white radish (White) represents innocence

Seri: Japanese parsley grows long for prosperous

Suzuna: old vocabulary for radish which means bell to call God

Hotokenoza: the herb looks like the seat for the Buddha.

Nazuna: means taking off dirt by patting

Gogyo: the shape of Buddha’s body

Harabeko: many leaves represents prosperity

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15 December 2018

I’ve been sick since 3 December 2018 because I was busy with work and private matters such as moving, hosting home parties and Christmas preparation; therefore, I get more sick.

I couldn’t stop coughing.

Finally, I went to see doctor for medicines because over- the-counter medicines, Loxonin is not working.

I was shocked to see the amount of antibiotics.

After taking medicines, I continued to assist Mom for table setting.

It was quite a work to prepare for ten but I managed.

After finishing preparation for dinner, I went to classic concert at Suntory Hall, Akasaka, Tokyo.

My parents gave me two tickets so that I can ask my friend to accompany me to kill time outside. hahaha

We had Thai for dinner at Kaaw, Ark Hills, Akasaka, Tokyo; nothing to do with Christmas.