Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My long Sunday!

I am actually missing the Sunday service of JCOB Shizuoka ... seems i have no chance to attend this January.  My weekend is full of activities ... and seems it will continue till February ... but i am enjoying it anyway ... good to be busy for a cause. 

So here's the activities...

Ryunan Culture Promotion Association's "もっとアジアを知ろう" (Know more about Asia) ---
featuring Philippine Culture and Cooking Class held in Nishina Learning Center.

Cooking time! 

This was Amie, Liza, Precy and your's truly's  Philippine dish presented in the class.

After the lecture... 
Thanks to Nagano san's hardwork for the DVD ... it's a compiled vid of our activities we did together in the Philippines in connection of World Zoo Art Exhibit event.  
with Mochizuki san and Nagano san ...

After the Philippine culture class ... Our friend Susuki san, owner of Maganda House Home-for-the-Aged invited us to his place to see his class on care giving.

 Foreigners mostly Filipinos studying care-giving.
If there is anyone from Shizuoka who have interest to study ... please contact us!

After the visitation ... it's our private time!


It was really a long day ... and at night ... we proceed to our NAKAMA group's SHINENKAI.
At long last natuloy din!
Thanks to all who was able to come! 
It was a simple gathering in TENGU Japanese restaurant but we all had fun!
Cheers to all! これからも仲良く頑張りましょう!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Multicultural Fair in Shizuoka Markis

The 2nd Multicultural Fair of Shizuoka Prefecture was held last 24th of January in Shizuoka Markis.  

Cheers to my NAKAMA group ... we had better presentation this time compare to what we did in Hamamatsu!!!

Another best thing that happen to me that day was the non- expected meeting 
with Arakawa sensei and family ... yaaay ... i missed them a lot ... they were shopping in Markis that afternoon and they happened to passed by at the event ... Shizuoka is really too small!
What surprised me more was that Sosuke kun is no longer a baby ... hahah... this mean that there were so many things i missed in 5 years ... and congrats to the family again ... they have additional cute 4 months baby boy in the family.  How i wish i could really visit them this spring ... I missed our bondings like in Italy, Nanako's wedding and most of all i damn missed them a lot.  They are one of those friends i will never trade to anyone!  It's really right that true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

More Power Shimizu Nihongo Kouryuu no Kai!

Congratulation to the successful celebration of Shimizu Nihongo Kouryuu no Kai 25th anniversary.
The celebration was held in Granship Kouryuu Hall last January 18th, Sunday.

The last time the association invited our group to perform was their 20th anniversary event.  In behalf of Philippine NAKAMA group ... it was a great honour for us to be a part again of their  anniversary and this time ... it was really a big gorgeous event.
Thanks to the whole staff especially to chairman, Yoshida Sensei for always believing in our group.  Thanks a lot for the wonderful reception, for the great presentations and delicious meal.

It's nice to see familiar faces!

Five years ago (20th anniversary event) ... this girl performed Samba as a cute lil girl ...
 this time, she turned out to be a gorgeous lady.  How fast time flies! 

list of performers

Requested folkdance ... Philippine bamboo dance

Shizu chan ... our ever smart talented performer

After the performance, we did have an audience participation for them to experience the dance step with the bamboo and it turned out to be so popular to everyone.

The 10 languages of "When your happy and you know" by the foreign students

The staff of Shimizu Nihongo Koryu no Kai

Hoping that the association will invite us again on the 30th anniversary event.
I wish by that time i am fully graduate already from bamboo dance ... i just want to be a manager only ... lol :P

By the way ... with regards to our performance this time ... we are sighted by dental association to perform to their event on June ... wooow ... i think it's our lil star Shizu chan's OKAGE!
Maybe next time ... i need to produce some folk dance consisting of kids ... oh well calling Angel dear... we have new work to do!!!  :) 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Japanese chicken soup ... my style!

I'm home alone! Sometimes it's hard to be single! 

Even i'm alone i need to cook and eat ... but there is nothing to cook on ref except for left over veggies and chicken meat. 

So i need to invent a recipe according to what i have in ref... 

So here's today challenge for me... something different... however, it turned out to be a simple, healthy and nourishing chicken soup. 
This is a mildy flavored! I love this kind of clear soup ... not oily and healthy!

My ingredients:

½ lb chicken thigh, chopped bite size
1 heaped cup radish, cut bite size 
1 cup carrots, cut bite size 
chicken broth 
2 cups spinach salt and pepper (optional, fish sauce) 
3 tbsp lemon juice 
umiboshi (dried Japanese plum) 

How i invent ... i mean cook? :P 

Boil chicken to a soup pot for about 10 minutes (skim the soup of any fats or particles and discard). 
Add chicken broth ... then add radish, carrots. 
Seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper. 
Add umiboshi and spinach ... simmer for about 2 minutes. 
Serve hot! Ittadakimasu!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Moving to Tokyo!

Sachan's new adventure in life is starting ... 
from Niigata City ... she will be moving to Tokyo this time.  
We visited her new found pad last Sunday.. ummm not bad ... it's near to her job in Chiyoda and well, not too far to her fav Disney Resort ;)
I will be staying with her in Tokyo on last days of January and maybe up to February to help her out on organizing her new pad.  Yaaay... i am also excited :D

The historical Ninyo-cho in Tokyo where the real state office is located.

It was a long Sunday ... after the long checking of rooms and dealing with the real states  ... we stayed in Odaiba at Hotel Nikko ... our home sweet home lol ... 'been a long time we never stay there.
The next day was holiday ... so we had the chance roaming around, shopping, dining and playing around.   

I always visit Odaiba lately but I always missed the full-size Gundam statue in Diver's City...
I also missed it when Gundam was exhibited in Shizuoka City about 4 years ago.
Yatta! this time ... nakita din kita!!!  Got yah! 
Gundam's back view ... so cool.

We also visited the  the Sony Explora Science...
Science Museum of lights, sounds and entertainment in Odaiba.

Loook ... i got 9th place in "Smile Best Eleven"
Smile is the cutiest thing i can wear ...
i love to smile always so this one was pretty natural for me :) 

Sachan's smile VS Mel' smile

She defeated me only at first but the rest 3 tries ... i got better score than her ...
I can't believe it ... i defeated everyone's fav... the Sachan's smile ... looool !

At hotel Nikko Tokyo

What happen?  Why am i serious here lol??? 

peek a booo???

lovely night view from the hotel.

Date with Papie and Sachan .... our coffee time ... our parting time ... 

See u soon Sachan dear! 

Things end but memories last forever :)

2014 Memories to Look back by Slidely Photo Gallery

Life brings tears, smiles and memories...
The tears dry, smiles fade but the memories last forever ...
Thank you for all the memories 2014 xx 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Excellent luck for 2015!

今日、静岡浅間神社に行って、おみくじを引いて、大吉が出ました :)
…良いことは、信じよう !

Good luck means hard work  :P

Thursday, January 08, 2015

JCOB Candle Light Service

Last Sunday was our first Sunday Fellowship held in JCOB Fuji Hall.
It was a Candle Light Service and was attended by fellow sis and bro from Numazu, Gotemba, Fuji and of course our chapter in Shizuoka City. 
We enjoyed the blessing and favor of God ... it's a wonderful and blessed Sunday.

JCOB Shizuoka Outreach with Pastor Abner and Pastora Nilda

Thank you Dang for the photos ;-)

Thank you Lord for blessing me always...
 much more than i deserve xx

My life is far from perfect ... but i am happy with what i have
and working hard to get where i want to be.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Shiraito Falls in Winter

Finally... last Saturday, i got a chance to have a family date with Dang and uncle Jo!
Papie drove us to the most popular sightseeing spot in Fujinomiya,  the Shiraito Falls.  It's Dang's first time to visit the place and she was impressed to the site.
Actually, Shiraito Falls is one of the sacred cultural site of Fuji.  It was also listed in World Heritage on 2013.  
Mt. Fuji view in Shiraito Falls

 Otodome Falls ...  from here, 5 minutes walk to Shiraito Falls

Shiraito Falls


Shiraito Waterfall (白糸の滝, shiraitonotaki) is in Shizuoka prefecture, located west side of Mt.Fuji. Shiraito Waterfall is about 60ft. height and 600ft. width. There are hundreds of small waterfalls and each of them look like a silk line. Shiraito means Silk thread. Water is coming from the ice of Mt. Fuji. In 1936, this waterfall is chosen a natural monument, and in 1990, it is chosen one of 100 best waterfalls in Japan.

There are many souvenir shop around Shiratori Falls

This one was my omiage... uninori (sea urchin seaweeds)!!!  


 After our visit to Fujinomiya ... we all had dinner steak together in SAWAYAKA.  
It's New Year vacation ... seems everyone at this time had enough New Year's meal prepared at home ... so everyone wants to go out to have meal outside.
So expect how fully pack all the restaurant are!  We waited for about an hour and a half just to have our dinner.  But our long wait was worth ... were all satisfied to what we had. 

After our dinner ... Dang and I had coffee date with Joy in Komeda.  
Our private night out :P