in this home, my dad usually does laundry. thai is his work, cooking and cleaning room are mom's.
this sunny day, unusually, she was washing their clothes at porch, opening the window to there. so i went to adventure!!

i had been wanted to lie there down and sunburn!!

what's this??? you killed plant off again, mom....

i was back room after sun bath.... i was washed!!


byaku got involved...



i saw RED CLIFF Ⅰon TV today. did you see that?? so amazed at that magnificence of scale and beauty!! it was so fantastic!
almost japanese don't know amply about old war between 3 countries , but may be have informations that war name, character's name. so am i.
chinese SANGOKUSHI story is very famous in this country, and has many many big fan.
jincheng wu( his japanese name is TAKESHI KANESHIRO) as KOUMEI was so cool! i became his fan. and women appearing as heroine were beautiful!
i don't like war movies, 'couse some fighting scenes had cruel representation, and incomprehensible, but this movie was worth seeing!!

now, RED CLIFF Ⅱ is showing at movie theater in japan. i want to see it. why don't you see that if you yet.



i found a new food stand when i was shopping an my favorite shopping mall.

it is the 大判焼き(OBANYAKI)!

i had wanted to eat this cake since couldn't have it at OHANAMI, so i got two! this cake is like pie, several filling covered with sponge cake. 餡子(ANKO; sweet adzuki bean paste) is orthodox, but there are many tastes of filling, custard, chocolate, ham and mayonnaise, etc..

this is sweet adzuki beans taste.

and this is sweet potato taste.

anyway, these sweets match green tea, i think.

that's my today's snack.
i just had known that yam is said the sweet potato in english, the sweet potato means the sweet potato cake in japanese. wao!



i'm learning english by myself as i said befor, and especially, have big interest about translation (english into japanes).there is a association "amelia"( that is a group of translator and learner-translation), and i am a member of that.
tonight, i send a open subject to them. it has several short sentences, the title was "Bacchanalian bliss under the blossoms of spring", said that the relationship between japanese drinker and HANAMI!! :) so fan.

i want to be the translator if i can. but i already 31 yrs old. sigh...

anyway, i had done one of my do-list on this week! i asked HAKU does she support me, she said "maybe...! but you shoud play with me more!!".



my husband and i have several home rules of foods.

1. if i want to eat sushi, i have to prepare another dishes for him. (because he does't like sushi since he got food poisoning by raw fish) 2. i can eat sushi once a month. (because he hate to see raw fish since......) 3. we can eat pizza once a month. ('cause he loves pizza, but me, not so much) 4. pizza day is on monday or thursday.(tuesday and friday are bubbish day, pizza case made of corrugated paper is big)

then ...today is sushi day!!

i can't made sushi, so i went to get it at market for this day. and i broiled mackerel for my husband.
when i had start to eat, i felt strong eyes..

haku, you shoud have pet food.

SAKURA and cats

getting warm in japan. there are many many cherry blossom trees around here Saitama prefecture, and those petals are falling all at once.

"for the beauty of falling petals, it is the cherry; for the fragrance, the plum." it is a famous saying.

i think that's the true. the sight many light pink petals are flitting and falling touched me.

i reported my girls how beautiful the shower of pink blossom, they said that...."the cherry blossom?? is that yummy?"

hmm...it is too hard to understand aesthetics of falling for you two.

ok. i give you dry food (tuna taste).


let me introduce my cats

i'm so happy for your comments about my cats.
today, i introduce my two girls. their name is HAKU and BYAKU, both meaning "白(white)" in Japanese/Chinese character.

our first met was almost 2 years ago, i found them on website of pet adoption. there was one good-looking white cat. so my husband and i went to see that girl.
actually we were going to have one cat at first. but when we met her, she was sleeping well with another white cat (her same age sister) . we took two back home finally, coudn't make them live different place.

now, they are my very important family. HAKU and BYAKU are so close. they always together.
i think our resolution to take both was correct!



now, it is OHANAMI season in Japan.
my husband and i went to YOZAKURA tonight. i don’t know OHANAMI or YOZAKURA word in English, so i checked by dictionary….’the cherry blossom viewing (at night) ’.. really?? is that true? never mind.

i think it is the best way to see the cherry blossom, at night.
it’s beautiful a contrast between black and light pink.
Japan, there are many stand of food and toy side of a strand of cherry blossom. but today is monday, the stand were closed. i wanted to eat TAKOYAKI!!!

we will try this weekend. i can't finish this season without eating that!

introduce myself :)


i'm HY, 31 japanese woman, learning English by myself.
living in Saitama pref. nex to Tokyo.

i decided to write my diary in English without Japanese, 'cause i wanna increase my vocab and get accustomed to write.
you may see strange grammar or word in this diary.
it cannot be helped now. i'm learner of foreign language.
PLEASE dealing with me with warmed heart.