Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wishing You the Very Best

It's been a while since I made gingerbread people for Christmas last time. For one thing, I didn't have time. But more than anything, I totally lost motivation.

But obachan is back now, and here's my little tree for the Christmas 2011.

Gingerbread people without ginger and molasses

Thank you for your support and friendship this year, when I was so lost, exhausted and feeling used. Now I have this feeling that the worst part is over and I have some practical idea for making my year 2012 somewhat better.

Hope you keep visiting this blog :)

** Have a wonderful holiday season.
May 2012 bring you lots of joy, happiness and success!! **

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Kinmedai Ankake Donburi

Kinmedai Ankake Donburi (Deep-fried Alfonsino on Rice with Starchy Sauce)
at Jibaumaya restaurant, Cape Muroto

About two weeks ago, one of my facebook friends and I talked about this fish, Kinmedai. Its English translation is probably "alfonsino," but the friend gave me a much more descriptive translation: "the splendid golden eyed red snapper." I love it.

Today I had this Donburi (rice bowl) dish for lunch. Alfonsino is my favorite fish. But we don't see it very often in our kitchen, because it is expensive.

The fish was OK, but the starchy sauce was not too great. Mmmmm... :(


Oh, I almost forgot.
On the night of the 10th, we saw a total eclipse of the moon here in Japan. These are the shots I took that night.


Not bad, huh? ;)
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Coffee Break

This photo was taken about a month ago, when I needed something sweet after giving a couple of tours. I remember that the lady who brought me this cake and coffee said, "Oh, my! You look so tired."

It is already December and we are still busy here giving tours to visitors. (For those who are interested, I've been blogging about it here. )
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