Sunday, May 27, 2007

Primero la ciudad

The first city we visited to was the medium-size city called Cordoba. This one is filled with the legacy of Muslim Spain which was mixed melancholy and glorious.

Cordoba is 1 and half hours away from Madrid by express train.

This is the breakfast served in a first-class car.
Comparing to airline food, this is much better.


Cute signs:)


They planted plenty of geraniums. So beautiful.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Viaje al Spain

Hola! One of the countries I have been looking for is Spain, and I just had a chance to visit there with my friend who speak Spanish. Spain is a lovely country just like I dreamed of and we enjoyed our visit. There aren't many direct flights from Japan, and British Airline and Air France are popular lines to get to Spain here, but both were fully booked so we took Scandinavian airline stopping by Copenhagen. Overall it was 14 hours flight one way...

Even carts look cute'n stylish.

Chocolate & Cherry Danish

Hasta luego...

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Flower arranging for Easter

This box is handmade as well!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


There are so many countries on the earth, the each of which has its own culture, and to experience and understand some is one of my favorite. My boss got me a box of recently popular chocolate in Korea - according to his Korean wife -, which has two layers of chocolate; outside is sweet normal milk chocolate and red pepper flavored chocolate inside! It tastes sweet first, but after a seconds it becomes extremely hot into your mouth; I even shed tears a bit, but it actually is delicious! It is amazing to combine those two unlike stuff together and make it better.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A Quick & Easy Dessert Recipe


READY IN 5 min

1 1/2 cup milk
100g marshmallows
3tbsp cocoa powder

Stir together all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly melt the marshmallows, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat, cool to room temperature. Fill 4 grasses and refrigerate a few hours or until set.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Japanese Quince

Spring has come!
My babies!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

A preview of the Holiday

I saw "The holiday" at a preview hosted by LA tourism board yesterday. The story wasn't the best for me but the pictures were very tastefully done. My friend and I did expect Jude Law and Cameron Diaz would show up until the credit ended, you know they came to Tokyo in the course promoting this movie on that day, but this wasn't their business, they had a huge premiere coming up...

anyways, they were doing "home exchange" thing in the movie and I found it very interesting. there are bunch of sites related to home exchange on the Internet and surprisingly so many families are applying. Is it common sense now?? Living in a new country and having a new life sounds really fun, however it is a bit scary let a totally stranger use my house. I can do it only with my friends. Anybody wants it??