Saturday, January 17, 2009


I'm so happy there are new episodes this month!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Okay, for you I will.

I love this song!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New pictures

I got a fisheye camera a few weeks ago and boy is it swell. Check out my flickr.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


So we went and moved back to America. I must say I'm happy to be home but find that I am at least half Japanese now. I heard that it was common to be depressed when repatriating. Japan was the first place I really wanted to live just to be there and I will always remember the beautiful moments there and wonderful friends. I feel the worst about my daughter when she asks to go home and says she needs a riceball.

The trip was smooth enough considering there were three flights and two bus rides within 24 hours. I hate descending, especially in a small plane. The best part is looking out at the clouds.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Rum and Coca Cola

One of my favorite drinks when I'm in the mood for drinks. But this song is about prostitutes...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tea Tales 1: Mugicha

I've been thinking I wanted to do a series of post related to different types of tea because I love trying new kinds and can frequently be found drinking it. For my first post on this topic, I wanted to tell those who may not know already about mugicha.

Mugicha (roasted barley tea) is a Japanese summer favorite. As soon as the weather heats up, you can find boxes and bag of mugicha tea bags on display at the ends of grocery aisle. I'm drinking it now!

Mugicha is very easy to make, you simply put the tea sack in a pitcher of water and leave it in the fridge for a few hours and it makes itself. Since the barley doesn't get bitter like regular tea leaves you can leave the tea bag in the pitcher for as long as the drink is in there, which isn't very long because people guzzle this stuff like water. Mugicha is usually served unsweetened and it is caffeine free!

From Wikipedia:

According to Japanese food conglomerate Kagome, a recent study stated that drinking mugicha increased blood fluidity. This action is caused by an alkylpyrazine, which is a primary flavor in the drink. Japanese consider it to cleanse the blood of impurities. Mugicha also has been linked with reduced stress during a study by the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Products in China.

Hey, that's good news!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Neo Blythe "Milky Way Sugar"

Neo Blythe "Milky Way Sugar"
Originally uploaded by MissBlythe

This doll is going to be gorgeous. Look at that blush!