Friday, January 29, 2010

Train Manners in Japan Lesson 2

As the Walkman are created in Japan by Sony, it is unthinkable for anyone not to have them. Now they have Mp3 players,iPod,iPod Nano..etc etc. and its it mostly used in the train. but sometimes..the volume is too loud and disturbs the other passangers.

I am going to the train station now. hope i wont get a seat or have to stand next to one.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Train Manners in Japan ( or atleast in Tokyo) Lesson 1

For all who have been to here.. this is not an uncommon sight. within few minutes drastic transformation can be seen. Girls can transform infront of you within minutes from pale yellow skin to cute pretty long lashes pouty big eyes girls. all done in the shaking and moving train and this is one of the posters in the train to advice users not consider others and be more considerate to the other passengers! the scond poster is the latest one.

salute to the professionals!

My Yuzu Bath @ YUZU YU

December 22 is usually the shortest day of the year, as the planet tilts away from the sun and we have winter solstice here on the northern hemisphere. It is called 冬至 (tōji).In Japan, its also called the winter solstice.

On this day, japanese have a hot bath with yuzu. Yuzu is a citrus which grows mainly in Korea and Japan.Please read more about it here.Its almost has the skin of limau purut (kaffir lime) but its not as rounded as it.

very refreshing and not only on the solstice day for me!

Monday, January 18, 2010


We seldom see a thin cow. We always see a fat cow. Why do we have to drink milk from a fat animal.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

My 31st Birthday

thank you dear friends!2 cakes!


In Japan, Christmas is not a holiday observed but many companies declare it as holidays.Here its called the winter break.Its stretches up to a few days after the New Year.A few weeks before the NY, nengajou are sold everywhere. nenggajou are new year greeting cards, mostly in the form of postcards. almost everyone in Japan from students to old people write this greetings to show say thanks especially to former bosses, teachers, relatives, parents, friends etc..practically everybody. also, never forget to also send to those whom sent you nenggajou last year!

the interesting thing about the nenggajou is that you will have to post it by a certain date determined and announced by the Japan Post. this year, if you want the postcards to arrive on the 1st of January, the postcards need to be posted by the 26th of December. Then, can you imagine the speed of work of the Japan Post and the sorting they have to do? On the new years day, usually families will receive postcards in bundles and will read it together after New Years brunch..

Last year, i didn't get to spend the new year the Japanese way. but this year, i did. On the eve of the new year, the Japanese will have soba..a type of noodle which is made from soba buckwheat flour, eaten with soup made with soy sauce, dashi (japanese flavoring from fish and sometimes seaweed) and green onion. Soba is said to give the meaning of longevity, prosperity because of the long noodle...eaten with Shichimi Togarashi (Seven flavour Chilli Pepper).