4/20/2014

Sakura, cherry blossoms in Tokyo, 2014.


 Waiting for sakura, cherry blossom to be bloomed is one of the biggest joys of people in Japan. If you doubt it, watch the TV shows in late March. Along with the weather forecast, they tell you what it's like. "The western part of Japan finally saw cherry blossoms in full bloom, now, it's 70% bloom around Tokyo" When it's time, people get together in parks filled with it, bring boxed lunch and alcohol beneath trees, then a party starts. I'm not a person who join it, however, I like looking at people enjoying it :)










 The time for it has almost finished around Tokyo. Well, let's see it next year, I'm really looking forward to seeing it :D

4/10/2014

My brother's wedding.


 It was me who declared not to attend the wedding reception as the first person. Because my brother and I had ignored each other nearly two decades, and because I barely remember his face. Nevertheless, I went there because of my mother's strong persuade. The result was so cool and memorable, he and I finally said hello and congratulate each other, then the party started around noon.



 Welcome drinks were available at the entrance, and I picked three glasses of sparkling wine to a quick drink. Generally, I introduce myself as a non-drinker since I recognize how much I drink, and trying to stay out of it. Well, that day, I needed to do it like unusual.



 I can't remember the last time I wore such a good-for-the-society clothes :)


 Showed up with the Japanese traditional clothes Kimono, my mother smiled on her face to see me. "I didn't expect you to come here." She said with a laughed. "Me neither." For many people, Kimono is too expensive to buy. Considering the fact that it often costs over US$10,000, most people don't afford to get their own one. So what my mother did? She rented from one of our relatives and that's how we do: There are things way above our budget, thus we share with it. And I like the idea that someone helps others whenever people suffer from something. That's my ideal.




 The room was just breathtaking, you could see a Japanese Garden outside filled with cherry blossoms that are in full bloom, the red bridge across the tiny pond with the nice weather.



 Well, I decided to drink a lot, therefore I ate a lot as well :) The food wasn't as good as I expected though, haha.








 I ceased to count how many glasses of drinks I took after drinking 12 of them. Maybe 16, maybe more.



 As a clerk in a shop, I had to admit their great service. They were so disciplined, honest, and do whatever before I asked something. Just amazing.




 As the ceremony went on, someone started to play piano, someone was so drunk that sang loudly with the microphone. By the time they started doing it, I had already drunk and remember almost nothing.




 The new husband and wife was born. Congratulation! :)

3/30/2014

cooking by myself ;)


 Starting my day with a couple of great coffee, some breads, and other stuff if I want. Cool :) The quality of each breakfast determines my entire day, therefore I have to eat as delicious foods as possible to boost myself :) Given the fact that all I ate at breakfast was tea, it's an incredible progress. It's funny to seek my pictures taken within a year. At first I began to shoot my breakfast for nothing in particular reason. As I kept doing it, I realized the increase amount of it as well as the quality. I was a person who really didn't like eating breakfast, or even smell it. If I take some tea, that's fine. If I had some leftovers in my fridge, then eat them at lunch. However, I liked eating. Lunch and dinner weren't enough for me, so I started to have a breakfast every day.







Later on, I became more frequent cock. Eating out itself is enjoyable for me, with a unique food and interior, I like everything. But if they are closed, what am I going to do? I do it myself ;) I prefer to cook myself so that I can eat better one anytime I want, my all-time favorite, like midnights or 5 o'clock in the early mornings. We don't have to be able to cook, I personally think so. There are many people working too hard to cook, those go to restaurants almost every day. I'm absolutely opposite, I like creating something rather than prepared, ordinary ones. And I want to take care of myself. That idea reminds me of my friends, most of whom are creators, designers for web sites, musicians, and chefs. I simply like creating and crafting by my own hands as well as looking at someone doing it. It's just beautiful and breathtaking, I always respect them deeply.







  Such idea even brought me to the Central America to see coffee farms. We probably don't have to know it, the process, how they plant, grow, harvest and so on. We might be nothing to do with it. But I wanted to understand what it's like, so I just followed my desire. Like my last trip there, I go into their kitchens whenever I travel. The South East Asia, of course, Middle East and Africa. I joined to cook together to learn Swahili food in Nairobi. Yes, I definitely like it and keep on doing it for the time being :)


3/24/2014

Outing, outing, outing!


 These days I have a lot of things to tackle on, and every now and then I remember my hometown. Since it was a three day holiday last weekend, I went back to Nagoya to take rests. The home I grew up, the restaurant I once worked for, forest and a tiny mountain in front of my home, everything is still there and it helped me stay an ease.


 The last day was going back to Tokyo. Since highways usually get heavy traffic jams on holiday, I took a first bullet train in the morning. Thanks to the Sun coming up earlier, I could touch cool air on the way to the station.




 Here, it's between the sea and a lake in Shizuoka Prefecture, I used to come here to fishing with my neighbor when I was a kid :)






 After getting back to my home in Tokyo, I went to a Korean restaurant to have a lunch. They are always good, hot and spicy ;) I think I ate too much haha.


 Walking in a park in Shinjuku is really fun, so I went there after eating Korean. Some cherry blossoms started to bloom, and many people gathered around them to take pictures. I guess it'll take two weeks to become full bloom. Last time I visited this park at the time of full bloom, I had to wait for entering there for an hour due to so many people. In this year 2014, I'll be small unknown place to see it ;)





 Spring is gonna be soon ;)