Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Mother

Happy birth day - mom.
Please join me to celebrate her new year, even in this difficult time.
Thanks all.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Let Me Pray

Let me pray for the people fighting against the recent earthquakes in Japan.
I wish my voice will each there.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Long Trip

We were on vacation for two weeks (one of the longest we had) till yesterday. We visited Thailand (Bangkok and Phuket) and Japan.
We enjoy the time in Thailand but both got sick and needed to adjust our plan during the stay. One of our favorite meals in Thailand was this deep fried fish we had at a "local" like a stand restaurant.
Another favorite was this green papaya salad at another road side restaurant. Even though we were not in a good shape, we were able to enjoy local food there.
After longer than expected stay in Thailand, finally we were in Japan but not in Tokyo this time (we needed to skip Tokyo). This is the view from the hotel we stayed - can you see the castle? It was a beautiful hotel and the view was stunning - all around you can see the mountains with snow.
As it was over "girl's day" - March 3rd, there was a special display at the lobby. It was so romantic and very cute.
We of course enjoyed some traditional Japanese food - Kaiseki Ryori, along with regional specialties - Miso Katsu, Miso Nikomi Udon and Nagoya Kochin (chicken).
While walking at the department store, their sweets display was so beautiful, I need to take a picture.
I thought it would be too long, but it turned out not too long... I could have stayed a few more days in Japan (in Tokyo) to meet my friends, whom we were not able to see this time.. Next time, maybe next year or so.