今年から毎週日曜の午後は岩盤浴でリラックスしてます。トーレンス市にある韓国風岩盤浴スパ2箇所に行きました。まず、『SoHo Medspa』を紹介します。 "SoHo Medspa, Korean Rock Sauna": I went there a few times on Sunday afternoon or evening. From this year, I'm trying to make relaxation time on Sunday PM. I went to two different Korean style Rock Sauna spas. I will introduce "SoHo Medspa" first.
ライトハウス1月16日号の広告です。1月はスパ代$10（通常$15）。 This ad is posted on "Lighthouse" magazine, Jan.16th issue. The spa fee is $10 until 1/31/2012. (Regularly $15.)
5年ものマクロビ梅干再販のお知らせです。 シャスタ"Vivify"のあや子さんが2010年5月から2011年5月まで1年間ご好意とボランティアで発送してくださいました。あや子さんは、2011年7月10日に天に召され、この梅干販売がサンフランシスコの「ミラ・スーパーマーケット」のみとなっていました。 "Macrobiotic Umeboshi Pickled Plums"are sold again. It was sold at $20 per pound (456 gram) by Ayako of "Vivify" restaurant in Mt. Shasta from May 2010 to May 2011. Ayako was doing this as a volunteer to help out Kazuko who made these Macrobiotic Umeboshi Pickled Plums in Chico, California. Ayako passed away on July 10, 2011. The sale of Macrobiotic Umeboshi was limited at "Mira Super Market" in San Francisco and there was no orders for shipment.
I received a letter from Kazuko. Her friend, Kinue started to take Macrobiotic Umeboshi pickled plums orders for her.
The price is $20 per pound (456 gram), and the order is 5 pound minimum. The shipping charge (additional) should be paid by the purchaser.
How to Order: Send an email to Kinue (email:email@example.com) with your Name, Address, Phone Number, and Quantity.
At the subject (title), write "Umeboshi Order".
email:firstname.lastname@example.org ( I will forward the email to Kinue.)
Thank You and I look forward to your support. Kazuko Yagi on New Year Day 2012 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ソ連のチェルノブイル原子力発電事故では、放射線汚染で多くの方が甲状腺癌になりました。その時、東海岸のマクロビオテックから依頼されて、5年ものオーガニック梅干を随分寄付したようで、後日談としては、その梅干を食べた人たちだけが、生き残ったそうです。
After the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, thousands of people suffered Thyroid cancer. Kazuko was requested to send out her 5 year aged organic and macrobiotic Umeboshi pickled plums to Chernobyl by Macrobiotic association in East Coast USA. Kazuko sent out a lot of them. As a result, only the people who ate Kazuko's Macrobiotic Umeboshi pickled plums survived. ( I took this content from Ayako's blog. The link is attached above.)
It's also sold at Mira Supermarket in San Francisco at $20 per pound. Mira Supermarket, SF, CA(yelp, but they do not ship them out.)
Note: Kazuko and Junsei Yagi were students of George Ohsawa. George Ohsawa, born Yukikazu Sakurazawa (October 18, 1893 - April 23, 1966), was the founder of the Macrobiotic diet and philosophy. Kazuko and Junsei started 5 acre Plum tree ranch in Chico, California, by the order of George Ohsawa 42 years ago. Junsei passed away 12 years ago. Kazuko is 82 years old now and lives in a retirement home.
1月23日は中国旧正月でした。今年は辰年。「昇り竜」と云われ、竜は天に昇る。どうか「上昇の年」になりますように。 Chinese New Year, Sea Empress: It was Chinese New Year on Jan. 23, 2012. This year is year of Dragon. Dragon will climb up to Heaven. Hopefully it will be a soaring successful year.
麒麟（キリン）の彫刻。左がメス、右がオス。顔は龍に似て、牛の尾と馬の蹄をもつ。麒麟は豊かさをもたらす縁起ものだそう。 The Qilin (麒麟) is a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature known throughout various East Asian cultures． It is a good omen that brings rui ( 瑞; pinyin: ruì; roughly translated as "prosperity"). The left is female, and the right is male Qilin.
There were several events to celebrate Chinese New Year last weekend. If you missed them, there is another Chinese New Year festival event in LA China Town this weekend.
2012 Los Angeles Chinese New Year Festival 2012年ロサンゼルス中華新年祭 http://everythinghapa.com/archives/5338 Celebrating its 113th year, the 2012 Los Angeles Chinese New Year Festival kicks off the Year of the Dragon in a big way with the nation’s largest Lunar New Year Festival. Taking place January 28 & 29th, 2012 in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the festival features the Golden Dragon Parade featuring cultural performances by some of the nation’s best Chinese acts, hundreds of spectacular floats in addition to performances by local LA bands and musical groups.
映画『ミッション:8ミニッツ』(原題"Source Code")のDVDを観た。バシャールの言う「パラレル・リアリティー」の存在や未来が過去を変えるという「果因説」を儀体験でき、お勧めです。 Movie"Source Code" (2011): I watched it on DVD. The movie made me experience Bashar's "Parallel realities" existing and the theory that the future can change the past.
Plot: When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.
Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana). The film had it's world premier on March 11, 2011, and released on April 1, 2011 in USA and on October 28, 2011 in Japan.
At first the same scene for 8 minutes keeps rolling back for four or five times and the suspense continues without knowing what's going on.
If you don't abandon the movie and keep watching it until the end, you will experience Bashar's "Parallel realities".
According to Bashar, "Parallel realities" exist. By year 2012, the Earth will experience the ascension. Each person will be transported to the Earth matching that person's thought vibrations. So, multiple Earth and realities exist simultaneously.
Source Code - Official Trailer 「ミッッション：８ミニッツ」オフィシャル予告動画
The film was so fascinating, and I watched all of the Special features on DVD. One of them, "Mad Scientist" video clip mentioned, "One theory says, 'Human memories are not stored in people's brains, but stored in the space. The brains function as receivers to retrieve the memories. It's very interesting. As the science develops, it will be identified." This is similar to what Bashar answered to one of the Q&A questions on 11-11-2011.
現在アメリカ国会で審議中の「インターネット監視法案」。Protect IP Act (PIPA)が上院、"Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)"が下院で審議中。来週24日にPIPAの審議が上院で始まる。可決されれば、インターネット・ダークエージが始まる。2週間前反対派は、民主党上院議員5名のみ。（上院定員100名中。） Stop PIPA & SOPA: Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA. A few weeks ago, only 5 Democratic senators were opposing PIPA. If the two bills pass, many websites will be shut-down, and Internet Dark Age will begin.
These two bills will allow entertainment industries and US Government to censor and monitor Twitter, Facebook, blogs, websites, etc. If they find one photo or video with piracy, violation of copyright, they can shut-down the entire website.
Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.
To protest SOPA and PIPA, Wikipedia did 24 hour strike yesterday. Google's homepage photo was blacked out. Also I watched NBC local TV news broadcast about this a little last night. Until yesterday, most major network did not cover this topic at all. Most US TV stations are owned by Movie Entertainment industries. This became a hot topic finally.
I found about these bills being discussed in Senate and Congress last November, and I did not feel like updating my blog articles much. FC2 has FC2 blogs, FC2 homepages, and FC2 Video sites. If one of the photo or video clip violates copyright, the entire FC2 site will be shut-down including this blog. I lost my motivation to update my blog, then.
追記/Update LAX 1/22/2012 12:14 AM 大勝利！両法案共、1月20日金曜日に国会で棄却されました。
The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard.
On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what we did on Wednesday. See the amazing numbers here and tell everyone what you did.
1月13日、『カプリチョーザ』で美味しいパスタを食べました。1978年東京創業のあの有名なイタリア料理店が去年9月トーレンス南西部に新装開店。初訪問でした。 Capricciosa Italiano, Torrance: I went there on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 for the first time. This famous Italian restaurant opened in Tokyo in 1978. Their first LA and USA branch opened in South West Torrance in September 2011.
Italian wine. Bottled Wine were half price when there was a lady over 21 year's old in the party until Jan. 14, 2012. Regular price is $27. It was $13.50. There were pretty drawings on the wine bottle, front and back. The Pinot Noir Wine tasted mild and delicious, too.
イタリアパン、シーザーサラダ Italian Bread, Caesar Salad シーザーサラダはハーフサイズ（1-2人用）$5.50を注文。
We ordered Caesar Salad Half Size (1-2 person) at $5.50.
トマトとにんにくのパスタ Original Tomato & Garlic Pasta $9.50 / $15.50 (Individual/Family) 『カプリチョーザ』自慢の超お勧めパスタ。トマトとにんにくのパスタなんて随分シンプルな、と思いながらも注文。1口食べると、「美味しい、絶品！」と大満足でした。病み付きになりそうな味です。
Capricciosa's 'Must Try' Signature Pasta. I thought Pasta with Tomato and Garlic are so simple at first. As soon as I had a bite of it, I could understand why. It was SO GOOD and Excellent! This is very addictive Tomato Sauce.
This space used to be "Claim Jumper Restaurant". It was split in to two with Tony Roma. The entrance of Capricciosa is in the back. The entrance of Tony Roma is facing Crenshaw Blvd., South West corner at Lomita Blvd.
ティラミス無料キャンペーン Free Tiramisu Promotion 1/16 ~ 1/31/2012 M - F Lunch 平日ランチスペシャルを食べると、毎朝手作りされている自慢のティラミスケーキが無料だそう。1月31日まで。 「カプリチョーザのホームページでこのディールを観た」、と言ってください。
You get a free freshly baked Tiramisu Cake with Lunch Special on Monday to Friday until Jan. 31, 2012. Dine-in Only. Mention you saw this deal on the Capricciosa website!
モツ鍋和食『博多やまや』がトーレスに2010年3月開店。週6日ランチ定食あり、やまや辛子明太子、高菜、ご飯食べ放題付き。1月7日に再訪しました。 （牛タンユッケジャン定食。Beef Tongue Yukke Jang Soup ↓ ) "Hakata Yamaya Restaurant" opened in Torrance on March 8, 2010. With the Lunch Menu, they offer "All-You-Can-Eat Karashi Mentaiko, Takana Pickles, and Rice". Mentaiko is Marinated Pollock Roe, Japanese style caviar. We re-visited there for lunch on Jan. 7, 2012.
They closed "San-Sui-Tei Yakiniku BBQ" as of Feb. 28, 2010, and renewed it to a Japanese Restaurant offering Motsu Nabe (Beef Intestine Soup Pot) , Shabu Shabu (Thinly Sliced Beef Soup Pot), Sukiyaki (Thinly Sliced Beef Sauteed in a pot with Soy Sauce and Sugar), Yakiniku, etc. They are serving Lunch Menu 6 days. It's closed on Mondays since March 2011.
ランチスペシャルは、高菜、辛子明太、ご飯食べ放題付きで$9.80。週6日あり。 Lunch Special is $9.80, 6 days a week, with All-You-Can Eat "Takana" and "Karashi Mentai (Cod Roe)".
食べ放題の高菜とやまや辛子明太子 Here are All-You-Can Eat "Takana" and "Karashi Mentai (Cod Roe)".
食べ放題の高菜とやまや辛子明太子 Here are All-You-Can Eat "Takana" and "Karashi Mentai (Cod Roe)".
All-you-can-eat-delicious-Rice, too. I stopped at the 2nd service of Rice....
牛タンユッケジャン/ Beef Tongue Yukke Jang Soup 冒頭の写真のように味噌汁、ご飯、サラダ付きでした。 たぶん「本日の日替わりメニュー」を頼むとサラダ が付くようでした。
It came with Miso Soup, Rice, and Salad as shown at the top photo. Probably they serve Salad free with "Today's Special Lunch" menu.
I come here to eat lunch every two months or so. We lined up and waited from little before 11:30 am opening time. It was full house 20 minutes later. Hakata Yamaya Restaurant 2529 Pacific Coast Hwy.,Torrance, CA 90505 Tel:310-257-1800 Closed Monday Sun - Thu. Lunch 11:30 -2:30 pm Dinner 5:30-10:30 pm Fri - Sat. Lunch 11:30 -2:30 pm Dinner 5:30-11:30 pm www.yamaya.us/sansuitei/
They also serve BBQ Beef, BBQ Horumon, Horumon Hot Pot Soup, Beef Hot Pot Soup, etc.
ローズパレードフロート写真集第2弾です。1月2日第123回ローズパレードが開催され、同日午後2時半ごろからフロート見学して来ました。 The 123rd Rose Parade was held on Monday, January 2, 2012. I went to view the floats after the parade from around 2:30 pm on the same day. Here is the 2nd article.
今年のテーマは、『Just Imagine...』(想像してみてください）。 The theme for 2012 was "Just Imagine...".
第123回ローズパレードが1月2日パサディナ市で午前8時から開催されました。大学フットボール王者戦試合前の余興として122年前に始まったパレード。通常は元旦に開催。今年は1月1日が日曜のため1月2日に開催。パレード直後のフロート見学に行き写真撮影してきました。 "2012 Rose Parade" was held on Jan. 2, 2012 from 8 AM, in Pasadena. After the parade, there will be a "Rose Bowl" College Football Championship tournament at Rose Bowl. I went to take photos of the floats right after the parade on Jan. 2, 2012. Usually it's held on Jan.1, New Year's Day, but this year it was held on Jan.2nd, because Jan. 1 was on Sunday.
明けましておめでとうございます。 昨年も当ブログをご愛顧くださり、誠にありがとうございました。 本年の皆さんのご多幸、ご健康、ご活躍を祈ります。 "Happy New Year": Thanks for supporting my blog last year. I wish all of you lots of happiness, health, and success this year.
今年も頑張ってお節料理作りました。12月31日午後4時半から10時まで。 黒豆も柔らかくてふっくら美味しくできました。。。 I made the traditional Japanese New Year dishes once again. I cooked them from 4:30 pm to 10 pm on Dec.31, 2010. Black beans turned out to be great, too. They were soft and fluffy.....
12月30日朝9時過ぎに家を出て、マルカイ、コストコ、ミツワ、ニジヤ、99中華マーケットを回り途中友人とランチし、帰宅は午後6時前でした。お節料理の材料求めて、買い物が大仕事です。 On Dec.30th, I left home around 9 am and went to Marukai, Costco, Mitsuwa, Nijiya, 99 Ranch Chinese Market, and got home little before 6 pm. I had lunch with my friends in between, but it'a big job to get all the ingredients for Osechi New Year dish cooking.
It was probably the most crowded day of the year at Marukai Market. There are 10 cash registers, and there are more than 30 people in each line. I was the 31st from the front and waited 40 minutes to pay the items I got.
It was starting from $25 and it's already cooked. I thought of getting this instead of cooking Osechi dishes myself. Maybe I will do that next year.
Dec.31 10 PM. I had Toshikoshi (New Year Eve) Soba Noodle and Osechi for dinner.
お雑煮/Rice Cake Soup 元旦は博多風あごだしのお雑煮を食べました。
On New Year's Day, I had Rice Cake Soup Hakata Style with Ago-dashi clear broth.
お雑煮/Rice Cake Soup 2日は白味噌仕立てのお雑煮を食べました。
On Jan. 2nd, I had Rice Cake Soup with White Miso Soup broth.
今年は1月1日元旦は日曜日。ロス郊外パサディナ市元旦恒例のローズパレードが1月2日に開催されました。1月2日（月）は元旦の代休だった職場が多かったです。1月2日午後、パレード後のフロート見学に行きました。 This year New Year's Day, January 1, was Sunday. The Rose parade was held on January 2nd, instead of January 1st this year. Many companies observed Near Year's Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2012. I went to see the floats after the Rose Parade on Jan. 2nd.
I will post more photos from the Rose Parade Float on my next blog.
Easy "Black Beans"(Kuromame) Recipe: This is from my friend Y's mother.
Prepare black beans and water. The rate is when there are 300 grams of black beans, water should be 900 cc. Boil the Water and add 300 cc Sugar, 40 cc Soy Sauce, 1 tea spoon Salt in the pot with boiling water. When it's dissolved, add 1 tea spoon Baking Soda. When it comes to boiling point, add washed Black Beans to the pot. Turn off the fire. Leave it as it is over night (6 to 8 hours).
Next day, put the pot on high heat. After boiling, lower the fire to small fire, and cook for 2 to 3 hours. When the beans come out of the skins a little, keep adding cold water, so that black beans will not get wrinkled.
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