Friday, August 29, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge!

I knew this time would come ... now it's my turn!  :(

here's a nomination from my niece in Canada that was tag to me this morning for ALS ice bucket challenge...

waaaa ... mag-donate na lang ako!!! hahaha !!!

Jacky ...  if u visit us here in Japan on November ... watch out !!!  hahaha!!! 

FYI --- sharing portion! 

Ice Bucket Challenge May Cause Harm: (Read These Tips to Avoid Injury.)
By Dr Willie Ong (The Philippine STAR)

"Warning to elderly, pregnant women, ailing and those with medical conditions."

Ice Bucket Challenge is a charity campaign to increase awareness on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a paralyzing disease. During the challenge, freezing water and ice are poured over the person’s head using a bucket.

However, there are slight health risks involved.

1. Ice Bucket Challenge may cause head injury or fainting. Having a heavy bucket raised over your head could be dangerous. In an accident, you could hurt your head or break your neck.
2. It can lead to a heart attack and high blood pressure, due to constriction of the arteries.
3. Ice Bucket Challenge should not be done by the elderly, pregnant women, children and those with health conditions. You may also get pneumonia.
4. Most head bumps (from the bucket) are harmless because the skull protects our brain. However, patients should still be observed for drowsiness, vomiting or severe headache in the next few days. For more serious bumps, you should proceed to a hospital for a head x-ray (to check for fracture) or a Head Scan (to check for bleeding).

Tips to avoid injury during the Ice Bucket Challenge:

1. Don’t do it. Just donate money to charity.
2. Sit down on a sturdy chair while undergoing the challenge. (A helmet will help.)
3. After the challenge, dry yourself with a towel and take a few minutes to rest. Make sure you are not dizzy anymore before resuming your usual activities. Take care.
 — with Roman Empires.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's doggy dog world!

From my family to yours ... happy national dog day !!! 

 We love puppy terrier xx

A throwback photo of my two precious ... we miss u Lucky xx

Philippine Festival in Ueno_2014

Tangkilikin ang sariling atin!!! 

Philippine NAKAMA will be there ... will be in Tokyo for 2 days with some friends x

I also hope i could meet my nephew Aldrin before he goes back to  Canada  :) 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Work hard... have fun :)

Yaaay... i am done with my deadline works and projects for this month ... feeling satisfied! 
... after some days of rest this week ... September is coming ...another works and projects are waiting for me to be started and done ... never ending ... there are some pressures but i love being busy ... i love what i am doing ... thanks God for making me occupied ... 

done with one of my deadline works 

 i also finally accepted yesterday my ever first business trip offer abroad as guide and interpreter ...  
i hope it's business with pleasures... lol!  
looking forward to it ... 
thanks for all the blessings xx 

The harder you work ... the luckier you get :) 

Monday, August 18, 2014

My happiness belongs to me

Sometimes i can't imagine why it is easy for others to take for granted the wonderful friendships ... 
that i thought and believed it will always be there...  as long as you are faithful and trusting each other. 

Oh well, life is too short to worry about stupid things ... 
it's better to be alone than to be with someone who continue abusing, accusing and blaming me. 

I know everything happen for a reason and better things might happen to me if i will distance myself from negative.  

I should always remember how blessed I am... i must not be negative ... there are so much to be positive about.  
My happiness belongs to me anyway. 

If i will not step forward... i will always be in the same place...  

I am not perfect ... i forgive who have wrong me ... i don't want to be angry or mad anymore ... anger only hurts me... not the one who have wronged me.  

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Coffee shake

This is it! 
Recently, i am sooo addicted to this coffee drink... it's a coffee shake.
Just perfect for summer season ... it's nothing special ... very simple but i love it's rich taste.

Everytime i want to have some coffee outside ... all i can think of is Starbucks ... but this summer ... i always go to Komeda coffee shop coz i can only buy my fav coffee shake in there. 
Have a try everyone ^_^ 

Friday, August 08, 2014

Happy set ...'lovin it ;-)

... matagal ko ng gustong gawin ito ... and finally nagawa ko rin tonight ... and that 's to order a happy set -- in other word yung kid set po sa Mc Donald :P 
di ko alam na pwede rin pala talaga akong maka-order noon ... mas type ko s'ya orderin kasi maliit lang ... and one more thing i can collect their promo toys so i could send them sa mga pamangkin ko in Philippines na talagang collector ng Mcdo toys promo collections.  
Happy set with Pikachu flying propeller

so wait lang kayo Emil and Kricel ... this is a seasonal collection from Japan ... i hope na mabuo ko lahat ng dapat kolektahin sa promotion ng Pokemon the Movie XY ... 3 more items to go :P 

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Peaceful Live!

Finally ... the successful Peaceful Live event of Mayumi Nishida san wherein the Philippine NAKAMA had a special participation is over!  It was a blessed day!!! Everything was fine, smooth and safe ... so thanks be to God xx
Mayumi san also featured thru slides her activities in the Philippines last January with International Stationary Exhange Club of Japan and assisted by some members of Philippine NAKAMA.  (I missed it though because we were at the lobby having photo shooting) 
 Mayumi san did demonstrate how to work the stuff toys she bought in Philippines.

Again ... i would like to thank my ever wonderful NAKAMA family for all their time, effort, talents and cooperation for this program.  The performance was well appreciated ... thank u all !!! 
... and special thanks to our 7 year old promising girl --- Shizuchan to her wonderful performance.  
Peaceful Live was held last August 3, Sunday at Euphonia Hall, Shizugin, Shizuoka City

To our dear friend Mochizuki Akira san... thank u so much for the flowers you sent for Philippine NAKAMA group... you are all awesome! 

souvenir pic with my darling Shizu chan and my precious daughter Sachan 

Monday, August 04, 2014

My first latte art

I love coffee!!!  ... and one of my fav is cafe latte.  
I remember when i visited Rome ... there was this coffee shop near Vatican... me and my friends ordered cafe latte and the master did some cute arts and greetings in our latte ... 
that was the first time i became interested in latte art.  
Aroma was good , tasted good, and art was ... hmmm not bad... as long as you can notice that it was monkey art...  lol :P 

It was a great opportunity that my friend Manju organized a latte art class last Saturday in his restaurant-- Spice Cafe Modhaju.  
It was a good timing that my trip in Hamamatsu was cancelled and i had a chance to attend the class in last minute.  
I also learned and experienced the basic making of cafe latte ... only basic but not that easy lol ... however, our instructor Okitsu sensei said i am good as a starter hihihi--- oseiji desu!
 Thank you Okitsu sensei for "easy to understand and easy to do" latte art ... 

I hope to learn more although my problem is how to draw :P 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Spa in Summer

My daughter have duty to work here in Shizuoka this weekend. After her work , 
she invited me to spa near our place. 
Hot bath is actually enjoyable during cold season but it is another good experience in summer. 
It was a great feeling after bath ... so refreshing especially when you are having some cold drinks like beer but tonight we decided to have juice and energy drink coz i don't actually drink beer. 
Tomorrow ... after Sachan's work, we are sched to go to Yaizu for another spa at night...  
just perfect for relaxation after our long day activities xx

Japanese Cucumber Pickles

A patient in our clinic gave us too many cucumber ... so what will i do with them??? 

Of course i love cucumber and all i can think of is my favorite cold cucumber pickles or tsukemono as what they called it here in Japan.  

So 2 days ago, i tried to make Japanese cucumber pickles and luckily ... my family and my friends loved it ... so they been often asking me how i made it ...

I only know the basic and easy procedure ... that's one thing i like it... it's quick and yummy... 
so here it is my dear friends :   

5 Japanese cucumbers (seedless) 
1 teaspoon sea salt 
5 tablespoon vinegar
10 table spoon water
1 teaspoon sugar
(optional) goma-kombu (you can buy this in any Japanese supermarket in pack) 

First ... wash the cucumber and rub it with salt.  
Then, cut it according to slices you want ... mine is about 5 cm. 
(Maybe next time i like to try to cut it in 8 spears)
Put them in a container ... if you have a jar ... it's best.
(It's a good idea also if you can put it in a ziplock freezer bag)
Marinate them with vinegar, sugar and water.  It's best if you can add like some goma-kombu (it has a lil taste of soy sauce too-- for flavor variations lol) 
Lastly, cover the container or jar and put it overnight in fridge to season. 

There it is ... just perfect especially this summer.  
This is also serve during meal as garnish or salad... and we also enjoy this as a snack and otsumami-- that means appetizer xx