Sunday, June 29, 2014

New gadgets

Our second daughter M has stayed since last Tuesday. Our grandchild will come in July.
Well, well, new gadgets come in turn.
Yes our grandchild is a girl.
I get used to being alone at home, so to tell the truth, I feel sometimes troublesome, on the other hand she helps me (I'm very surprised to her, she never helped me when she was a child.) so our daily life is smooth.
She said an interesting thing to me.
"I noticed that the feelings were different when I came home from high school every day,when I came home from Tokyo on college vacation (at that time she lives with her sister in TOKYO), when I came home on vacation , and when I came home this time as a housewife."
I'm very happy to hear that, and I really noticed she has already independent from us. On the other hand she quited from work, so now she is dependent on her husband, but she seems to be able to stand on her legs.
I'm very proud of her.
 Well, well, now we are in Japanese apricot season. Japanese apricots are very sour and hard.
 So I simmered them with beer and sugar.
And do you know loquats called BIWA in Japanese.
I also got some loquats. They are not mature, so I made jam.
For a while there are three members, so we don't have enough leftover. It means I'm busy in cooking.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

an interesting idea

These days I'm into Chikirin blog.
Chikirin is a nickname, the author is a woman who seems to be in her 40's.
She exists an secret blogger, but she is really famous.
When I read her blog, I was very surprised and thought "In Japan we have such a woman, so our future might be not so bad". And I knew her blog has been very famous and she polished some books that caught a big hit. So I thought we have lots of readers who are fan of Chikirin like me, so we Japanese are still positive to our lives."

(These days watching and listening to our prime minister's opinion, I tend to be negative. Because the rich are getting richer, and the poor or the middle are getting poorer.)

Let me introduce a part of Chikirin's opinion
If you read Japanese, please check this site.

There are three types of people. Some people are good at thinking, some people are not good at thinking, and most of people are in the middle.

Some people who are good at thinking and achieve results are kind of genius.
Some people who are not good at acting with their intuition and achieve results are another genius.

So what usual people should do?
We try to combine thinking and acting. So we need lots of experience. If you think that you are not so good at thinking, you should go out and try something that other people surrounding you don't do.So you need to observe other pepole surrounding you.

If I were better at English, I would tell you her appealing opinion. ---I'm afraid I can't.

Now we are in a rainy season.

Monday, June 09, 2014

This week cooking

 marinated squid and small onions

saited bean sprouts and SAYAbeans with Korean paste
marinated oil-sarden with NEGI.

Monday, June 02, 2014

This week cooking

June has come, and these days it has been very hot like summer.

steamed  cabbage and salmon

Korean pickles of KOMATSUNA leaves

 honeyed  cherry tomatoes with mint leaves

cauliflower & cream cheese salad with black olive
This week from Monday to Wednesday, some guests come in turn, So I'll be able to these appetite for a little early lunch.
Let's enjoy this week.