Monday, June 30, 2008

Nutmeg - ナツメグ

What a wonderful surprise I have today! My dear friend,Florence,she bought me two packets of perserved Nutmeg from Malaysia. I had been longing to eat this exquisite fruit for so long!I can't buy any at all where I live.So it is really precious to me!

Don't mistaken me for eating the brown Nutmeg powder which is a superb spice for some cuisine. What I like the most is the pulp of the nutmeg. Nutmeg is not a nut,but the kernel of an apricot-like fruit. The pulp of the nutmeg after some good preservation with sugar,it really taste exotic and heavenly good! You must try it someday.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Water and forest green fund (Japan) - 緑と水の森林基金(日本)

These are a set of my favorite paintings from Kazuhiko Miyoshi a famous Japanese artist.Japan Institute of National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization is issued twice a year of this booklet.These are the project collection of front cover for" Green Forest and Water Fund " from spring 1993 until spring 1996. All of these booklet used the evenly-dyed paper painting.Enjoy the paintings!

Green Idea - 緑色のアイデア

I signed up to Ideal Bite and getting excellent green newsletter and eco-tip daily.The site loaded with lots of great and fun green informations.

My first project was to reuse the mineral plastic bottle.I love green plant specially those with great looking leaf and manage to grown flourishingly indoor without much care.I turned some of my green plants from using glass vases into used plastic mineral bottle.Cut a hole on one side of the plastic bottle and filled with sour.Plant your green and place on a mat or some stone to stabilize it.It look really great!

I filled some color sand with funnel into smaller plastic bottle and turned it into gorgeous decoration display item. It is so easy and satisfaction guarantee!

Start your green work today and you will feel the change!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Shoes - 靴

I like Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) from Sex and The City the most out of the four hot ladies.The biggest reason for me to choose her over the other is "shoes".She loves shoes and so do I. Women simply adore shoes . I'm sorry if it's not you.

Did you suffer from foot pain, blisters, corns or even broken toenail? I did.I am one of those who sacrifice foot comfort for fashion.

Yesterday,my doctor Christina told me,"Do you know that finding a pair of shoes that fit which means healthier feet?So please stop buying and wearing those dangerously high or ill-fitted shoes!".This was when I consulted her for an unbearable blister on my toe.

I think now is about time for me to choose a pair of shoes and sneakers not for fashion but for comfort.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gift - 贈り物

I was hunting for a perfect gift for my son's classmate birthday few days ago.Finally I bought a latest PSP game for him.In fact ,this was what my son wanted for himself and he thought this will served good to his friend too.We actually had some argument over what to buy for his friend.No matter how unwillingly ,I gave in at the end cause I wanted to show my son that I respected his opinion.What we argued about was how much his friend needed the item and for what purpose.To my son, Samuel ,entertaining counted all.But not to me.

It was once, I bought a lovely soft toy for my five years old niece, Joey.I had it wrapped with precious present paper which full of love and in pink. I loved the wrapping so much that I almost wanted to keep it for myself.But I didn't. She torn down the present without spending more than 5 section on the looking of it.On that moment, my heart as if broken into pieces together with that nice present wrapping. From that day onward, all my present will be with simple wrapping or even without any.Thanks to my little niece ,I cut down on buying wrapping paper and the time on doing so.

What is your perfect gift definition? Depend On the value ,meaning or usefulness?To me ,usefulness is the major concern

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Story - ストーリー

Wish to share a true story from a friend of mine .

Germany is a highly industrialized country, when it comes to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Siemens…… no one does not know about it.In such a developed country, people's lives there must be to savor the best in life.Before heading to Germany , they tried very hard to figured out the country and full of expectation.

Arrived at the port city of Hamburg, they habitually went to a restaurants. The local colleagues had been waiting to give them some welcome treat. Into the restaurant, they past across the big restaurant with few customer. More ridiculously was that one pair of lovers whose dining table only placed a plate with vegetables and two cans of beer.Was the meal too simple for a sweet gathering?

Another table was filled up with some old women whose hair were in white color .The waiter served their food quickly and they finished the food with no left over.They wouldn't want to pay too much attention on the ladies, but to hopes for a quick meal. Their locals colleagues were very understanding, let's them order as many as they wanted to.

With a few customer in the restaurant,their foods were served quickly, and their table was soon filled with food.The meal was ended quickly with many arrangement ahead of us.At the end,one-third of our food was left on the table.After someone paid the bill and they were out of the restaurant.

A person from the restaurant was calling them not far from the restaurant. They thought someone must had forgotten their belonging.They were so curious to saw that the few old ladies were arguing with the restaurant owner and which seems to be against them. She told them in English that the food they left was too many and too wasted. They felt funny and awkward by her behavior.

She was pissed off by one of them told her that they can afford to do so.And she called someone. An officer with uniform came after a while and tried to understand the situation. After finished hearing the story he issued them a ticket which was a fine of 50 marks.The local colleagues had to come up with 50 marks and said: "Sorry!" !The officer said to them,"Money is yours, but resources are the whole society, a lot of people in the world are lack of resources, you have no reason to waste! ".They were so ashamed !

Please check your refrigerator now and look inside...........

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Life after death - 死後の世界

Anyone talk to you about organ donation before? What's your reaction? Normally , when someone mention organ and tissue donation to anyone and chances are, you'd get a bewildered look.

The complicated death and organ donation are difficult issues to think, let along talk about. Imagine how it might feel during the death of a loved one. Making a decision to donate the organs and tissues of a loved one who has just died is not easy.Actually,it is by pledging our own organs and tissues during out lifetime that we make this decision making process easier and less stressful for our relatives.

The key message for those that wish to have organ donation is that people need to get the facts about donation in order to make their own personal decision about whether to be a donor. And most importantly, they need to share that decision with family members in order to be sure that their wishes will be honored.

I have the idea of becoming an organ donor for sometime.Just haven't put it into action yet.I think this is about time to do sometime while we still can. There were too many disasters happening, nobody can predict what will happened the next moment in our life.

Remember, organ and tissue donation is the ultimate humanitarian act of charity!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Free Widgets - 無料のウィジェット

Widgets are elements often in the left or right columns of a blog, that enhance its usefulness.Widgets pull content or services from some other place on the Web, and put it into our personal page.It is really handy and easy to use.

Typically, widgets are built with Flash software from Adobe, or the JavaScript programming language, which ensures that they work with most Web browsers.Basically widgets can be group into three categories.

1.Self-expression widgets, like photo galleries, games or YouTube videos that you like.

2.Widgets that generate revenue for a blogger, like a box that displays auctions from a particular eBay category, or a blogger’s favorite DVDs from

3.Site-enhancement widgets, like discussion forums, news feeds or a guest book, which provide better utility for your Web site

I think Widgetbox( is a site that spotlighting the newest and most popular widgets ; it offers more than 500 widgets.Widgets don’t benefit only blog visitors; some exist primarily for the benefit of blog publishers, showing, for instance, which other blogs are linking to their posts.

Most widgets are available free, though they usually carry links or logos that promote the site that supplies them, and they sometimes have advertising.Why not just try it out yourself?But remember don't over doing it!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Green Car - グリーン車

Ever hear of 'Green car"? Types of green vehicles include vehicles that go fully or partly on alternative energy sources than fossil fuel. Another alternative is to use alternative fuel composition in conventional fossil fuel-based vehicles, making them go partly on renewable energy sources.Examples of vehicles with reduced petroleum consumption include electric cars and fuel cell-powered hydrogen cars.

Hybrid car may be partly fossil fueled and partly electric or hydrogen-powered.One drawback to all hybrids is that they cost more than their conventional counterparts. The extra expense is for the added technology. Conventional vehicles have only a gasoline engine. Hybrids have the gasoline engine along with one or more electric motors connected to a battery pack that automatically recharges itself.

But the one consumer decision most people make which impacts the greatest on the environment is the choice of car we drive.A gallon of gasoline weighs just over 6 pounds. When burned, the carbon in it combines with oxygen from the air to produce nearly 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2). By switching from a gas guzzler to a hybrid , you can literally save the earth a couple of tons of greenhouse gases.These electric and gas powered machines not only save resources and money, but also help preserve the environment.The growing environmental concerns and rising gas prices are convincing more and more people to choose a hybrid.

My next new car definitely going to be a hybrid.How about you?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Movie ムービー - Kung Fu Panda

The movie " Kung Fu Panda" ,in addition to Hoffman(Shifu ,the trainer), McShane(Tai Lung) and Black (Panda), Angelina Jolie (Tigress), Lucy Liu (Viper), Seth Rogan (Mantis), Jackie Chan (Monkey) and David Cross (Crane) have voice over roles.

The movie was directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, "Kung Fu Panda" has something for just about everyone.I personally think that it's the right mix of humor, action and drama, and it's all carried out wonderfully through a superb story and excellent animation work.

This movie is one of the best family films of 2008,truly worth watching it with your family.The most of all,with a positively simple message -- believe in yourself -- as they enter the "Panda."

Enjoy the movie!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Food - 食べ物

I love soups, and one of my favorites is "wonton" soup.In China this dish is considered a snack rather than one course of a meal.It can be served in soup or fried . I like to put some addition of green onions in the soup when eating, both on the flavor and visual level.

Try it out yourself! You sure will love it.

Friday, June 6, 2008


Many people found that buying or selling online was very unsafe . The biggest doubt mostly on payment processor. Lately came across 2CO (2checkout) ,it
is a full-service e-commerce solution recognized by Inc. Magazine . They accept international member and can support up to 12 different currency(Dollar, Euro, Pound, Yen...).They also provide live chat help center which most people prefer.Try it out yourself!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Green site - 緑のサイト

"Being Green is not about perfection .It is about everyone world wide doing small things that generate big results!" ----------------

I totally agree !

And they mentioned " Did you know ?It takes 1-5 months for a brown paper bag to biodegrade? Plastic bags take decades and styrofoam dinner take out containers ....virtually forever!" ......................What do you think?

Free Templates - 無料テンプレート

Did you get bore with your blog template? Feel like having a new look! This link should be handy Blog templateswhich templates can download for free. Or you can visit monster template to buy some ready-made beautiful templates according to your requirement.

I just changed my template and feel happy about it. But most of all , before having any alteration please save a copy of your present template. And just to let you know the addition widget you added might be deleted. Do have all widgets copy as well.

Don't worry,you can find all details at the site mentioned above or Blogger itself. Happy trying and good luck !

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Wisdom Quote - 知恵を引用

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.

------By Brother David Steindl-Rast

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