I bought a French dictionary card. Latest electric dictionary has a card slot and you can adapt a dictionary card.
Cards are expensive. My one is 8500yen!!! However, it is cheaper than buying a new electric dictionary.
The card isn’t so bad. It has some contents :French to Japanese, Japanese to French, English to French, French to English, and conversations for travel. It is not bad, but a quality of dictionary isn’t so good. I cannot find some word which I want to see. And it doesn’t have enough examples, so I sometimes have to see a paper dictionary.
If I work hard, I want to buy a new electric dictionary, but I don’t think I continue to study so long. I mean I have no sense of French.
Anyway, it is convenient to learn English and French.
My section had a party at an Italian restaurant, Robinson, a couple of weeks ago..
This time, I and the restaurant adjusted the dishes. First the restaurant proposed their idea, and then I added my idea. It was really exciting. Their offer wasn’t bad, but I reduced some plates and asked them to change some foodstuffs. And I also offered that I wanted to eat a rich dessert.
The dishes were great draw for my co-workers but drinks were not so good. I drank a glass of wine and some cocktails. All of them were a little watery…
I am an organizer of my section until I resign. I have already decided a next restaurant.
I have no image of Peru, so I don’t know that the interiors of czuco are Peru like. A place mat is handmade and introduces Peru. Then I realized that I don’t know anything about Peru.
The taste of all foods is homey. I felt as if I had a grandmother in Peru. My favorite one is ‘CARAPULCRA’. It is a dried potato and chicken stew. The taste of it is really simple and I felt as if I have eaten it before (of course, it was my first time.)
Peru coffee is very thick. I add hot water on it. They gave us brown sugar, and it is really good for thick coffee.
They aren’t spicier than I expected. I’m not sure the taste of cuzco is Peru taste. But you can feel you are in Peru in Osaka.
POLLO A LA BRASA : GRILED CHICKEN CARAPULCRA : DRIED POTATO AND CHICKEN STEW ARROZ CONLECHE : RICE AND MILK DESSERT HUMITA : CORN AND MILK DESSERT
A new car of Keihan Railway won ‘the Laurel award’, the best design of the year,
Tetsudou-no-tomo is a fan club of train. If you make an application for admission, you can get some information and monthly magazine. And you can vote ‘the Blue Ribbon Award’.
The Laurel award is chosen by the executive committee of Tstudou-no-tomo.
I like a train but I’m not a train freak, so I don’t know the differences between the Blue Ribbon Award’s value and the Laurel Award’s value. The new car of Keihan is cool, so I can agree that it won the prize.
It is a big news for me because I don’t have a car, so Keihan Railway is my private car.
I went to a ramen restaurant, ‘Ichiran’. A beautician always recommends me to go there.
Ichiaran is a very famous ramen restaurant and its original restaurant is located in Fukuoka. Its system is a little strange. There are screens between all of the seats. So even if you go to Ichiran with your friends, you can’t talk to them. You have to choose topping ingredients , garlic, green onions, roast pork, etc.
And you have to decide that hardness of noodle.
The noodle is really good but soup is very thick. I was sick after I ate.
Yesterday’s manner lesson is how to pour iced Japanese tea. It is called ‘rei-sen（冷煎）’.
My image of iced Japanese tea is like barley tea, but rei-sen is completely different.
The process of pouring tea is almost same as normal Japanese tea. Only one biggest difference is that we use two pots. We put some block of ice cubes in a pot. We make hot tea the other pot, and pour the tea to the ice cubes’ pot.
I thought we used a glass, but we use a small size teacup. I have seen this teacup but I didn’t know the teacup was used for.
The process is really interesting. If I have a chance, I want to show you.
I haven’t set up it by myself before, but if I asked an agency, I thought I have to pay more than 5000yen. I browsed at an Internet. Then many people did it by themselves, so I decided to do it by myself.
I bought a mosquito screen and equipment for setting up a mosquito screen. At the store, I could watch a DVD, ‘how to set up a mosquito screen.
Just after I came home, I tried it soon.
I cut out a mosquito screen, and put it on a frame by a packing tape.
Then, I pushed a rubber in the frame with a mosquito screen.
I needed about 30 minutes to do this. I couldn’t do as a professional, but it is not too bad.
I want to try one more time. I think next time I can do this better.
I met my old friend at the Yodoyabashi Station. It was a big surprise for me. She was my high school classmate and we went to see rock music concerts often. I couldn’t find any differences between now and her youth. She said she still went to see rock concerts. That‘s why she seems still young.
She quit lately, but she has been learning French for 2years and half. What a coincidence!!! I’m thinking I’m going to learn French.
One of my favorite foods is Karashi-mentaiko. When I eat Karashi-mentaiko, I feel I am really happy to be born in Japan! However, Karashi-mentaiko is sometimes really dangerous! Because I can NOT stop eating ‘rice with Karashi-mentaiko’.
I usually buy Fukuya’s mentaiko. I think it is the most delicious mentaikos. Some people who live in Fukuoka say that there is more delicious mentaiko, but I haven't eaten such a delicious mentaiko. I tried several or more mentaiko but Fukuya’s mentaiko is still most delicious.
Lately, Fukuya raised the price of mentaiko. I used to buy for 3150yen/600g, but it is 3780yen/600g!!! It is too expensive. So, I don’t buy lately.
A couple of months ago, I bought Karashimentaiko at Kyushu food fair, but it wasn’t so good. All in all, buying at Fukuya is a stress-fee way to eat mentaiko.
If my washing machine dies, I will buy a full automatic washing machine!!!
I decided it a long time ago. But it is really fine now.
I talked to my friends about it, so they said they wanted to buy a two-tank washing machine next time. They said a two-tank washing machine was more convenient than a full automatic washing machine.
Is it true??
A two-tank washing machine is sometimes really convenient. For example, when I wash a bath mat or a kitchen mat, I always use the second washing water. I don’t think I have to use new detergent water. But if I use a full-automatic washing machine, I can’t do this. A two-tank washing machine is really flexible.
However, a full-automatic one washes while I sleep.