Thursday, March 15, 2007

bsck in the blogsphere

test test! wow! it has been almost a year since I blogged it seems! I will try to write regularly from another country this time, may be i will have to change my blogs name . this gal is not in Japan anymore...

talk to you soon!
have to go to work tomorrow so I will go to bed now!
oh, this feels very natsukashii!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

wind of change

hey there! it's been a long time since i posted here but things have been mor ethan hectic in my life lately.

I will try to post te details soon.

Even I am having hard time handling with this rythm.

hope all is well with you.

enjoy the spring! the sakuras have already fallen here in most parts of Tokyo but I could enjoy the beauty of the sakuras so long this year!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

White Day

Happy White Day!
On March 14th, exactly one month after Valentine's Day, men who were lucky enough to receive gifts of chocolate have the chance to return the favor by giving the women who gave them gifts of chocolate a more expensive box of chocolate or sweets (for some reason or other, these return gifts seem to be priced slightly higher than those the women purchase). Again, the stores provide plenty of reminders of the approach of this day so that even the most forgetful man cannot say that it slipped his mind. The gifts of chocolate that men buy are in white boxes (after all, it is "White Day") and come with separate shopping bags to put them in.

and I was very lucky to get chocolates, cookies, etc. from my co-workers whom I gave chocolates on Valentine's Day. I wanted to take a picture before I opened the boxes but completely forgot as I was too curious at that moment! I have never received so many sweets as I did this year! I sometimes find some Japanese customs weird but this time it was fun!

If you'd like to know more, you can find many articles on the internet about White Day and Valentine's Day in Japan.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

my favorite japanese words

there are so many words that i like because i like the sound, image, etc.

every time i try to think of my favorite words in the languages I can speak( only 3 unfortunately) , i always end up remembering only one or none....

the list might go on but i'd like to share my 4 favorite Japanese words( these days, might change my mind late :))) :
1) papparapa ( meaning "stupid")
2) odoroki momonoki sanshono ki ( a phrase borrowed from an old animation- used when you are really surprised but not many young people know this these days....)
3) hikkurikaeru ( meaning "roll upside down, turn over")
4) uchi benkei (A lion at home, and a mouse abroad.)

what are your favorite words in the languages you speak?

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

another rainy day in tokyo

today was a nice peaceful day at work as my dear(!) upper highs were out all day:)) except the gloomy and rainy weather.

unfortunately, I cannot make up my mind on what to write today , sorry about that.

hope all is well with everybody.

cannot believe that it is already March!

another rainy day in tokyo

today was a nice peaceful day at work as my dear(!) upper highs were out all day:)) except the gloomy and rainy weather.

unfortunately, I cannot make up my mind on what to write today , sorry about that.

hope all is well with everybody.

cannot believe that it is already March!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Friday

Here comes my favorite day, Friday! Time does move so fast and another week has gone by.

Tomorrow will be a busy day with lots of plans ( massage, yoga, dinner with a friend, shopping, etc) and I am planning to spend most of Sunday going through my stuff. I think it is time to do some spring cleaning! :)) I have been postponing it for too long!

have a great weekend!

Friday, February 17, 2006

ホットヨガ hot yoga( hatha yoga)

Wow, time flies and just noticed that I haven't posted here for a long time. Lots of things happened and I meant to post here but 2 weeks have passed... after more than five years here, I still cannot believe how time flies in this country or is it just me???

Yesterday, I went to a yoga studio to try hot yoga which is popular in Japan these days. If interested, please check this link (written in Japanese though): http://www.cafeglobe.com/special/03_june/yoga/hot.html

a friend of mine continued this India Yoga College taking hot yoga classes for more than two years and she often asked me to join her when we were working for the same advertising agency but I could not because of having to work overtime almost everyday... anyway, after 2 years, I could finally take a trial lesson. I was a bit worried as you have to do yoga in a very hot studio (40 centigrade degrees!) and one class is 90 minutes. The poses were not that difficult and were similar to my yoga class at the fitness club and I did a good job! :)) The studio was like a low-temperature sauna!!!I have never sweated this much in my life I guess! They say working out in a hot and humid room is good because you can do stretching better and by sweating, you get rid of the toxins. Sounds good, right? (Japanese girls- women are obsessed with losing weight but they are already skinny which is very annoying!) Actually, I was fine and could manage to do well trying the poses except 2 of them, and it felt great afterwards. You can feel that you really had a good work-out! :)

It seems that I stretched some muscles too much although I was cautious about my back. I have a back pain but it is not bad. I am looking forward to my yoga class on Saturday :))

Have a great weekend!