25 November 2011

He's returned to me

I met this mantis outside of the window at home yesterday. When I opened the window this morning,
he was just right at the same place as he was yesterday. I took some photos of him yesterday, so I thought
he might enjoy becoming a model for me, and came back again., haha. Well, he posed well like this in front of
my camera today. Don't know why but I have chances to encounter mantises many times this autumn.
And this is my brunch. I remembered there was salted cod roes and a bit of cream left in the fridge,
so decided to make this pasta. Too easy, too tasty!

22 November 2011


Japanese style barbecued pork ( The taste of sesame ) and the porks on rice.

Got the souvenir my friend bought in France. What a cute and novel designed hot chocolate!

17 November 2011


つい一日前Newsでボジョレーヌーボのことを見るまで買おうと思ってなかったけど、なんだか今日になったら、せっかく記念物だし味わっておこうかな~と、そこにあった一番安いボトルを買った。ボジョレーヌーボについて調べたら、それは結局試飲目的のワインなんですね。それになんか7千円も8千円も出すなら、もっといいワイン買いたいですよね~^^; でも今日また作ったイカの塩辛との相性は良かったから、一応満足!手作りイカの塩辛はゴハン何杯でもいけちゃうね♪ 我が家ではゆずとみかんが大量になっているので、ゆず果汁とゆず皮を入れて香りを効かせてます。

14 November 2011


These are the quiche I made and a random cat around my neighborhood. There was a IKEA Family's magazine in the mailbox of my house today. I heard my dear's voice for a short while. Those things totally made my day. Simply happy. People can possibly be happy if you gather each of many small happy events, I believe. Oh golly, I really have to get starting the study for the upcoming quiz....! Hang in there, me.

12 November 2011


Igår regnade det hela dagen men jag kände inte alls mig ledsen. Det blev lite kallare och jag kunde ha på mig min älskade jacka. Jag var ganska lycklig över det förutom den hemska luftfuktigheten och massa folk inne i tåget. Efter att jag hade slutat jobb intervjun hade jag mycket tid tills lektionen på skolan börjar från kl. 18, så åkte till Fotografimuseet som jag hade velat gå!
Konceptet av fotoutställningen som jag såg var "Barn". Jag känner alltid... att allt i foto stannar. Tid, människor, vind, djur. Men allt rör sig och lever på samma gång. Magiskt känns det.

10 November 2011


I've missed the BBQ taco which I tasted a bit at Taco Bar in Stockholm, and have wanted to make my own one 'cause we don't have Taco Bar in Japan. The sweet rich tasted BBQ sauce really suits the taco & the sour cream sauce on it! It tasted absolutely gorgeous. What I was a bit surprised is that my grandma really really liked the taco. I thought the sauce might be too sweet for her, but she liked everything in & on the taco, like the sauces, spicy tasted chicken in it, and tortilla!
I used to eat canned chili con carne & rice together when I was staying in Sweden 'cause it was perfectly easy and fast. But it is actually much yummier than you expect! I sometimes think that the dishes of Middle southern American countries have good matches with rice. Ahhh that was absolutely one of the satisfying dinners I've experienced maybe.

08 November 2011

Designs from Sweden #1

Chai tea

Fil milk


Gulasch soup

Jasmine rice
Brown eggs
Lever paste
Frozen fish gratin

All of these are "Garant" brand which is created by Axfood AB in Sweden. Everytime I was in Sweden and went to supermarkets, there was seldom days when I didn't see the "G" mark and didn't buy their products. Simple designs but they are used a lot of pastel or vivid colors on packages. Shopping can become more fun & cheerful if these kinds of pop designs are existed at supermarkets, I bet! My design collections will be continued....

03 November 2011

helgdag med kusinen

The bunny ring I found and bought at H&M. Cute & cheap.

We found a really comfortable & fashionable cafe which serves yummy apple pie & french wines.

American lemonade.

Warm apple pie with cinnamon flavors & vanilla ice cream.

Dang, Buffalo 66 is one of the coolest movies I like, ahhhh. :)

p.s. Vad jag älskar min gubbe som är världens snällaste.
Detta är det enda jag vill säga innan jag slutar ögonen ikväll.

02 November 2011

Pappas kamera

I might be really lucky, because both my grandpa and my dad did buy some lovely cameras when they were young. Now it's only me that takes photos in my family. Film photos have their own beauty which cannot be compared to the beauty of digital ones. I love photos by film all the time. They melt and ease my mind. I'll go out with this old camera tomorrow.