Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Interesting Thatched Roof Village with majestic Mt. Fuji view

It's holiday ... wondering where I can go ... 
so i tried to search and found this 
Saiko Iyashi no Sato no Nenba in Yamanashi.  
I got interested ... and drove there right away! 

It is a small charming village ... 
an open air museum and traditional craft village.
and the view of Mt. Fuji is a bonus. 

Some of the houses have exhibits, 
art galleries, handicrafts and displays of local art works. 

 There are some restaurants too where you can enjoy some of their native dishes.

 Matcha flavour my favorite!!! 

The village was destroyed by landslides in 1966 ... 
they rebuild it about 10 years ago.  
Overall ... i had a nice experience here ...
interesting and relaxing place.
What a great day!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lovely flowers that pleases me

Thanks be to God ... He finally allow me to have another part time job ... it's only a 3 hours night shift work in a hotel ... i am still in the period of adjustments ... this is not the type of work i like but it can't be helped ... i need this one to keep me busy ... i just wish that the Lord will give me more strength and courage to hang tough with this one!  lol! 
On my second day of work ... i got this lovely flower arrangement ... thanks, something that pleases me then !  これからも、頑張ります! Fight Mel fight!!!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Shitamachi Museum

Back in time ... at Shitamachi museum or Shitamachi Fuzoku Shiryokan located in Ueno, Taito, Tokyo. 
Shitamachi is an area around Ueno and Asakusa where the ordinary Japanese used to live since Edo generation.
The museum is all about the traditional culture life of Shitamachi.
Replica of the merchant shop

old candy store

refreshments store 
It's a game set ...not food!!!

Sento or public bath

typical old Japanese room
exhibition of Shitamachi's way of life as late as 1940's.
nostalgic sewing machine
blacksmith display 

tea time! 

laundry area




An afternoon sleep on sakura tree branch at Ueno Park

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Digital Art Exhibition

An amusing digital art exhibition in Nihonbashi, Tokyo
Theme is about Japanese food and art.


Japanese typical food 

Dining area

 Too expensive but worth visiting.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Loving heart

Precious moments in Hamanako!!!

The love between mother and daughter...
... is forever <3 br=""> 
Smile is the key that fits the lock of everyone's heart <3 nbsp="" p="">

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy heart's day to all!

I can smell love and romance in the air...

Happy Valentine's Day to all ...

For me ... this is the day to show and express extra love, appreciation and friendship to everyone especially to all my love ones.  

Thank you all for the love and caring ... 

Whoever lives in love...lives in God and God in him.
In this way... love is made complete among us .
(1 John 4:16)

God is the greatest love of all ... 
 Happy heart's day everyone

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Let it snow!

It's holiday here in Japan today... 'went out driving to IKawa  ... 
we drove there for about 3 hours and we ended up in a snowy mountain ... 
Probably my first encounter to snow this year ;-) 

We were not able to reach the Minami Alps ... coz the road was closed due to heavy snow ... so we decided to roam around the Ikawa and Kawane part ... sometimes it's nice to drive without any plan and you'll discover many things like we have visited --- museum, tea shops, camp sites, dam, suspension bridges and of course spa!

Yes! I love nature ...  thanks be to God for the beautiful day xx