Monday, January 30, 2006


The coffee liquid is trickling out of the elementary part of the spout. Is it inferior goods?

Sunday, January 29, 2006


I've got a coffee maker. Napoletana is one of old Italian coffee makers. it's unique composition. I will report about the detail later.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

I've caught a sticky cold..

I've got a sticky cold since last weekend. I feel like doing nothing. Take care everybody.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

It's bloody cold.

In Yokohama, we got much snow today. I had a plan to go outside, but I've been home today. Because.., it's so much chill! The photo is the house of our house owner that is next to our apartment.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


It's one of my favorite that I love listeing in winter, snowbug, produced by The High Llamas. It's released in 1999, it's a bit older, but I like it. Especially, in a wonderful snow day.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


It's the first time to eat Oden in 2006. One of my friends took me the Oden Izakaya in Motomachi, Yokohama tonight. After eating oden and drink hot sake, We've finished up with ochazuke. It's rice with hot japanese tea. I've found a nice explanation here. Some people will finsh up with Ochazuke or Soba after drink sake. It's a kinda custom of great antiquity. not everybody now.

Friday, January 13, 2006


This piece was written by Erik Satie. the title is Vexations, meaning literally "harassment".. Because this piece is consists of a short chordal passage, and is intended to be repeated 840 times. On the score, it's written that
"Pour se jouer 840 fois de suite ce motif, il sera bon de se préparer au préalable, et dans le plus grand silence, par des immobilités sérieuses":
"In order to play this motif 840 times consecutively to oneself, it will be useful to prepare oneself beforehand, and in utter silence, by grave immobilities."
Wow.., it must be the original of the minimal music. the sound is so simple and I like it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Benjamin Gibbard and Andrew Kenny

a nice pop album, "Home EP", from Benjamin Gibbard and Andrew Kenny. the cozy songs. you can listen a few sample here.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Salsa Bolognese!

I've cooked meat sauce for tonight's pasta. I've get used to cook this meat sauce. and I sometimes make it. Especially, in winter. You can make lasagna with it.

The ingredient are ground meat(about 400g), can of tomato(800g), a cup of red wine, a stick of celery, minced onion, shredded carrot, olive oil, salt and mix pepper(Because I just have some left yet..)

make soffritto. it is that onion, carrot, and celery are chopped over a low flame.

add the meat, it was sprinkled salt and pepper before, and give them a good roast. Do not touch so many times. just good roast like grilling a steak.

after that, pour a cup of red wine(about 200 or 300ml), and boil down untill no more the liquid of wine. Then pour the tomato.

simmer it for 20 or 30 minutes. it's finished! All you can do now just pour the sauce on the pasta and shovel in! Enjoy it!

a hole in my sock.

I've noticed it when I went back home today.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Grilled mandarin orange.

People eat mikan(mandarin orange) in winter. I eat plain, but I've tried a grilled orange tonight. I've never tried it before. It's said that it's good when you get a cold too. It's easy to cook. Just grill the whole orange in oven or toaster in medium heat. It's done when it get burnt. Be careful, C'est chaud(hot)!!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Polish boots

I've polished my boots after a long while. It's a kind of preparation for a new start.

After, but They aren't so different, aren't they?

I wanted to take more rest..

The work will start tomorrow.. It would be nice if I could take more rest though, but it can't help. Sad.. My parents and I ate fired rice and cream of vegisoup for lunch. I cooked the soup, potato, carrot, turnip(stems too), onion, and bacon in it.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


I've had dinner, that was oden though, with this Sake tonight. Daishichi Shuzou, It's the first time to taste it. smell nice, taste smoothly. This Sake went perfectly with the Oden.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Thai curry.

We were tired to eat Osechi, It's a Japanese traditional food that we eat it in the first day of New year, so that I've cooked Thai curry instead of. There were a pack of curry paste and coconut milk. I've added cutted chicken, daikon(Japanese radish), pumpkin in it. The ingredient were leftovers. I added little nampla in it. I think it was a good dish. I had curry with a rose wine, "Domaine des 4 vents". I don't know who makes it, but the domaine is located in St Chinian, south of France.

The wine was made by Clos Bagatelle, Languedoc. I liked his red wine. I've almost forgotten that...

Monday, January 02, 2006

Welcome to 2006!

Happy new year everybody!! I hope this year is more fun for me. My sister's family came here today. and Her daughter, Her husband and I have gone to a park in the neighborhood to play. She's hound some Donguri(acorn) brought back. There is an acorn having a hole and she liked it. One of them, There is a young worm inside. Sorry for disturbing the winter sleep.