How are you today? I heard that a typhoon came to Japan recently. Are you
How are you spending your summer holidays? Last weekend my sister's
husband went away on a short trip so I decided to keep her company. We did
some cooking together in the evening. I made chirashi zushi and my niece
helped me "decorate" the rice with egg, crab, and mange tout. Then my
sister made yakitori. What do you think of our cooking?...
The next day, we went to a cafe near Penny Lane. I think you will know
Penny Lane because it is the name of a Beatles song. At the cafe, I ate
something for the first time. It's called a pikelet. I hadn't heard of it
before but someone told me pikelets are becoming popular in England. It's
very difficult to describe because it's different to everything I know.
However, it's a little similar to a small pancake. I had it with rhubarb
and vanilla jam and a portion of prunes marinaded in earl grey tea. I also
ordered "twinkle twinkle tea" which contained lemongrass, chamomile, and
coriander. It was all delicious. Would you like to try it too?...
When we came back from the cafe, we watched the cartoon "tonari no
totoro". I heard that my niece sometimes watches this cartoon in
Japanese. On the day we watched it together, she started singing "arukou
arukou, watashi ha genki". These are lyrics from the cartoon soundtrack.
How wonderful that my two-year old niece is absorbing Japanese!
It was a nice, relaxing weekend. I hope you had time to rest too. Thank
you for reading this. I'm looking forward to next time. Until then, take
Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️