Feb 26, 2012


My ex colleague hold a wedding reacently
It was SO lovely and impressive ceremony

With  my colleagues who used to work together....
We really relished  terribly happy and fabulous time.
I put on Kimono for the first time in the last two years.

We was deeply impressed with her nice direction such as
some nice Videos of her own making, some  big surprises,
very delicious dishes, their warm and nice speach.

She is very considerate , chaming and sensible woman.
I sincerely hope their hapiness.

Feb 18, 2012

Chocolate cake for V-Day

Even though, today I was one day off ,I was very busy.That's why I attended school  information session for my daughter to buy her school uniform and bags etc , and then I took my son to the hospital again. Because He has a bit fever ,a slight cough and complained of a bat headache. As his term-end exams are getting so close,hope he get well very soon.

This is a heart-shaped sweet chocolate cake,I made my son for V-Day.
 While saying "Umai,Umai (Ah, that's Good )" he ate up it with great relish  

Here is a  chocolate plump piglet which my mother sent to
my husband and my son.

And, cute birds and realistic alligators.My son jumped with joy
He especially loved big alligator, and has been saved it carefully.

but,in the end he just ate it with her sister   after being importuned
 her for alligator 

This is crepe with banana &chocolate for my family and READERS.
Sweets freshen up us,   Have a lovely weekend.

Feb 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Tomorrow is St.Valentine's Day,which women give chocolate not only to boys or men but also male bosses or male collegues or male friends or female ones  as a token of our love or good will in Japan.See lots of madeleine cakes and chocolate flakes my daughter made yesterday. She looks like a pastry chef.

 She says she is going to give them to 25 friends of hers.I helped her decorate on top of cake and make  the boxes and tie them with ribbon.

She got many nice chocolates for Valentine from her friends yesterday
(before Valentines Day). Just looking at these gifs makes us feel happy.

Tomorrow I'm making a chokolate cake for my family before going to work. 

Happy Valentines Day!

Feb 11, 2012

Korea Part2

January 30, 2012, the third day in Korea. It was a wonderful day, but pretty cold,
piercingly cold outside, it was 6 degrees centigrade below zero that morning.However, luckily  it wasn't snowing ,that was so good.

This is a picture of Breakfast ,was very hot soup with Tofu and vegetables for us. But side dishes (especially squids  kimchi  and Namul ) was very delicious.Much to our joy , a waitress  bring another helping of the side dish to us soon when we run out of  it.If my husband and son were here,they would have another helping many times. BTY, Why they didn't  join us?.....That's why my son doesn't like taking a plane.I hear that he is very afraid of flying in the air. So they had been staying at home.

Chongmyo Shrine/宗廟 : 
All but 2 of the kings of Chosun Dynasty and their queens  are enshrined here.A woman in red , is proficient in Japanese,  is our guide here.

It was so cold that the pond had frozen over.If we visited here in spring, lots of fowers bloom , this place would be more lovely.

" Chongmyo Shrine / Cheongieon / 正殿" 
I hear the main shrine hall is the longest traditional structure in Korea.

Changgyenong Palace/永寧殿

A observation deck commands a wonderful view of ”Mt.Kitadake/ 北岳” 

The city of Myeong-dong
 There were hardly running any light vehicles on the street here.

" Myeong-dong/明洞"(Korea's trendiest shopping area)
My daughter delighted in a great many shops for young people.

This is the nice restaurant we had lunch.

Chichen ginseng soup is called "Samgyetang/サムゲタン”
It was really delicious so I may eat it every morning. However, regrettably, I can't find ginseng:)


seafood pancake海鮮チヂミ

 I was bewilderede at firsrt, because the way to buy a metro tickt in Korea was different from Japan.But a kind local people tought us how to get it.

See Metro lines map in Seoul.We got off at the station  the red arrow above pointed.It took  only 10 or so minutes from Dongdaemun/東大門

One ticket for adults and another for children

in-flight meal

We had thrilled time in Korea.  Travell is the highest pleasure to me.I wonder where I travell next time..... I 'd like to take a trip to Hong Kong or Malaysia or Morocco some day.

Feb 4, 2012

A sightseeing trip to Korea

My daughter and I went on a sightseeing trip to Korea, a four-day
three-night trip, last weekend.We went on group tour but had enough
free time to venture to get on a subway,eat what we like, do our shopping
and hang round  for ourselves .Here is a lot of photos of what our trip
looked like on the first day and the second day.

They were very tasty to have with lots of rice.


This hotel was conveniently located.There was a big supermarket right in front of it.

Night view from there

A restaurant we had breakfast.

Breakfast of the second day "Soup with some Alaska pollock and vegetables"
This meal was plain and gentl to the stomach. I like it very much.

"Hwaseong Fortress" (水原華城:スウォンファソン)

A east gate of  Hwaseong Fortress ,蒼龍門(チャンリョンムン)

We visited a pottery of Korean celadon to watch an ascending kilm and how to make them. they were so fascinating that I got one cute ornament of pig to commemorate.

The view of " Lotte World "from a restaurant  we enjoyed lunch.

My favorite "Stone scorch Bibimbap"(石焼きビビンバ) , crzy for Burnt rice.
The World Heritage List  "Seolleung (宣陵)"
 Tomb of King Seongiong (成宗大王),the 9th Ruler of Joseon Dynasty
 (朝鮮王朝), and his second Queen

How solemn! Here's a main gate called Tonhwamun (敦化門),
National Treasure, to ”Changdok Palace ( 昌徳宮 / チャンドックン)”

King's Chair in Throne Hall  (仁政殿)

Nakseonjae area in the east (楽善斎一帯)

Lively city of Seoul

They were so pretty that I had taken a photo in spite of myself.

A dining room we ate  supper.

Hot and bittersweet  Dak galbi was good taste.

I tried a slot machine three times. The result was....... :-C

We were walking around the hotel late night.

My dear daughter wanted to play a Crane Game.She tried five times,
got one little raccoon dog. That was good.

Some snacks,juice, noodle and yogurt we bought at a supermarket just by
the hotel for ourself and souvenir.I don't get  tired of seeing there at all.

I had exciting,blissful time in Korea.
A continuation of our delightful trip is next post.

Have a lovely Sunday!