Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friendly Blogger Award

Got this award to my dear friend here at blogosphere, Grace and Ate Kim .Thank you so much, dearie!!

The Rules

1. Take a Photo of yourself (optional).

2. Do not change clothes,do not trim the hair,the main image is to be captured (optional).

3. Post a picture that is unedited (optional).

4. Post this instructions (required).

5. Tag people to show appreciation to them that touch your heart because of their friendly attitude (required).

And I' m passing this tag to my the following friends: Laine , Dee, Niko, She, Anney, Edna, and to all my friends dropping by their visits here! Please grab them!! Happy Blogging!! ^_^

Monday, March 30, 2009

Twin Ring, Motegi

Our family went to Twin Ring, Motegi for a visit and for fun and of course Honda fans like us crowding a Honda F1 goods now 30- 50 percent off!!! T-shirts, caps, or other trinkets and would you believe that their Die Cast collectibles cost half the price!! I was in terror when I saw Jenson Button model cap I bought during Honda Thanks Day (T_T) Honda Thanks Day post read here.
And as a fan of Jenson Button, I' m happy for him to win the season - opening Australian Grand Prix yesterday and sad because of what happened when Honda announced they were selling. Congratulations, Jenson!! ^_^ Anyway, we eat our lunch there at Brickyard, an american style steak and hamburger that' s full of volume, saw ASIMO' s live show, Drift Kid' s Racer and Kid' s Drive for the children to play and of course, we also went to Honda Museum and just by looking at those great looking cars can make me go into climax!!\(^0^)/

At Brickyard' s

Honda' s First Formula One Machine

Jenson Button' s giant poster after his winning race in Hungary, 2006

McLaren MP4/6 driven by Aryton Senna

My Dream Car --NSX Type R

Formula One Honda Earth RA 107 driven by Jenson Button

Having fun at Kid' s Drive

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Video Goodies

Just having fun during our visit to my In- Laws last week--- Enjoy!!^_^

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ring Tag

Got a first tag from Beng a new found friend here at blogosphere and Ate Cecile Thank you dearie!!^_^

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese.....
Thumb represents your Parents.
Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings.
Middle finger represents your-Self.
Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner. & the . . .
Last (Little) finger represents your children.
Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back.
Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip. (As shown in the figure below):

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later. Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)...., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.
Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)...., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day. Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT..... because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!! Please try this out and pass............. ISN'T THIS A LOVELY THEORY?

I'm passing this tag to everybody!! ^_^ Happy Blogging!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tags and Awards Answered!!

Got an Awards from my loving friend Grace ,Dee and my new found friend here at blogosphere Meryl and Sassy Reporter Thank you so much for being so friendly!!^_^

The aims of this award:

* As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging.

* To seek the reasons why we all love blogging!

* Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it

* Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award.

* Answer the award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.

* Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.

* Don’t forget to notify the award receivers and put their links to your post.

I love blogging because I have friends that adds COLOURS to my life and SMILE to my face. I' m tagging everybody!! Happy blogging!! ^_^

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Mother' s Tribute Tag

I received this tag from Ate Roseand Ate Cecile my dear friend and seniors here at blogosphere-- Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity to give a tribute to my loving Mom-- Mama Julie. ^_^ Forgive me for posting them late--Hoping that it won't bore you to tears for reading my unprivate life ......

My Dear Mama Julie,
I hope that you're in pink of health-- we' re always talking over the phone but I guess it' s been a while I haven' t written a letter to you and now I' m making it an open letter for you to read. I know that you' re not expecting this coz you know me that I' m not that showy towards my feelings. But I' m here giving it a shot!
I was 9 nine years old then when Papa died and Mama Julie took care of me and my two brothers as the head of the family. You worked hard for us to be able to make a living and sent us to school. I adore you for being strong even though that sometimes life to us has been so cruel-- you' re always there, a strong Mama. I know all your sacrifices, patience, and all your advices telling me that it' s for my own good but still going to the wrong path ---I was young then, and always a trouble maker among the family but you' re always there, a forgiving Mama. When I decided to work here in Japan as an entertainer without your consent, you didn' t reply to my letters even after finishing my contract. I was afraid of what would others might think if they know that I' m working in Japan. With our conversations when I went home, you told me that you' re not worried about the humiliations that will cause me but it was that I didn' t dare to think about a mother worrying about her daughter working in a different country. And you cried... Again, I' m sorry.

When I decided to get married, it was you who was worried coz you know that I don' t cook and even when now I' m in Japan, you sent me a lot of cooking book for me to practice. I told you that I' m doing them but not. I' m sorry, I lied. But when we went back to the Philippines and reunited again, I cooked for you what I have known for a bit and then you smiled after you tasted them and told me that you' re proud of me. I' m glad I have seen that smile again in your face!

Mama, I love you so much and I owe to you for what I have in life. Thank you very much for being there for me. I miss you so much!

With Love,

I' m tagging every one who wants to give a tribute to their Mom. Happy Blogging!!^_^

Monday, March 23, 2009

A to Z About Me

Got another tag!! This time it' s from Anney and Edna ! Sorry for posting them sooo late!! Knowing that you guys remember me makes my heart soo special!! Thank you very much! ^_^

Available: Married
Age: 32
Annoyance: My husbands snoring hard beside me during bedtime
Beer: Any kind
Birthday: November 16
Blind or Deaf: Neither
Best weather: Sunny
Believe in Magic: Yes
Believe in Santa: Still
Candy: Mint, Menthol ( no sweet candy for me, please! )
Color: Blue, Black, White
Chocolate/Vanilla: Chocolate
Chinese/Mexican Food: Chinese
Cake or pie: Cake
Continent to visit: Europe
Cheese: Camembert Cheese, Cream Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese
Day or Night: Day
Dancing in the rain: Bbrrrr!!!
Eyes: Brown
Everyone' s got: To believe in
Ever failed a class: Yes
First thoughts waking up: Thank you, Lord!
Greatest Fear: Snake
Goals: A lot to mention
Gum: Once a day
Get along with your parents: Yap
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5' 3" ( dream )
Happy: Yes
Holiday: New Year' s Day
How do you want to die: I' m skipping this question
Ice Cream: Cookies n Cream
Instrument: Ukelele
Jewelry: Simple
Job: Jobless
Kids: 3 girls
Kickboxing or karate: Both
Keep a journal: Yes
Love: Fun
Laughed so hard you cried: My husbands unfamous gag
Milk flavor: Strawberry Milk
Movies: Royal Holiday
Motion sickness: None
McD’s or BK: McDonald' s ( we don't have BK here )
Number: 3
One wish: A baby boy
Pepsi/Coke: Both
Perfect Pizza: With lots of toppings
Piercings: Ears
Quail: Living creature
Reality T.V.: Not fond of them
Radio Station: Not fond of them, either
Roll your tongue in a circle: Hard
Ring size: Which finger?
Song: Mirai Yosozou
Shoe size: 5
Salad Dressing: Onion Dressing, Sesame Dressing
Sushi: Yummy
In the "Shower": Clean
Strawberries/Blueberries: Both
Tattoos: None
Time for bed: 10 P.M.
Thunderstorms: Scary
Unpredictable: Mood
Vacation spot: Kobe, Japan
Which one of your friends acts the most like you: None
Worst feeling: Throwing up
Worst Weather: Heavy rain
X-Rays: My Husbands job- radiologist
Year it is now: 2009
Yellow: Sun Flower
is for: Ziplock
Zoo animal: Koala

I' m tagging everybody who wants to post this tag. Feel free to grab them!!
^_^ Happy Blogging!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Welcome to the Family!!

I' d like to introduce to all of you a new member in our family-- Ayana, second daughter of my sister-in law and was born on March 20, 2009, 12 noon through a normal delivery. Weighs 2,710 grams, and a healthy baby girl. I was told that the delivery was so smooth that take place for only a short hour! How envious!!

My Sister-In-Law Mihoko and daughters Yuina (4 years old ) and Ayana.

The whole cousins during our visit at the hospital

Me and my two Sisters-In-Law Mihoko and Taiko plus Ayana.

Congratulations to my Sister-In-Law for a wonderful gift bestowed to them that brings joy and happiness!!\(^0^)/

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Notes About Me Tag

Received again a tag from Ate Cecile Thanks for always including me on your tag lists!! I can't say no to this tags but I'm sorry for posting them late.

Three Names I go by:
1. Clang
2. Clare
3. Clarize

Three Jobs I have had in my life:
1. Merchandiser ( Unilever, Phil.)
2. Cashier ( department store )
3. Overseas Contract Worker ( entertainer )

Three Places I have lived:
1. Dumaguete City, Philippines
2. Quezon City, Philippines
3. Cabanatuan City, Philippines

Three TV Shows that I watch:
1. SMAPxSMAP ( variety show )
2. Detective Conan ( anime )
3. Major ( anime )

Four places I have been:
1. Cebu City, Philippines
2. Tokyo, Japan
3. Twin Ring Motegi, Japan

Three people that e-mail me regularly:
1. My on-line friend, Gladys
2. My on-line friend, Josephine
3. My brother's wife, Maya

Three of my favorite foods:
1. Onion Ring
2. Yakiniku
3. Shrimp Tempura

Three things I would like to do:
1. More blog- hopping
2. More outdoor activities with kids
3. Learn handmade stuff for kids

Three friends I think will respond:
1. Anney
2. Elizabeth
3. Ate Kim

Three things I am looking forward to:
1. Visit my family in the Philippines next year.
2. Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo.
3. Honda Thanks Day in Twin Ring, Motegi.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

25 Random Things

I was tagged by Dee, Ate Cecile, , Dhemz, and Grace to talk about 25 Random Things about me. Another long tag but enjoyed doing them! Thank you very much!! ^_^

Here it is:
1: After I decided to get married, I quit smoking.

2: Stopped clubbing, partying.

3: But didn't stop drinking alcohol. ^_^

4: Dyed my colored hair into black.

5: Cut my nail short and with no nail arts on it.

6: Gained 5 kilos.

7: Before - my husband wanted me to speak up everything I have in mind.

8: Now - he wanted me to shut up! ^_^

9: I love chocolates - I love eating them most especially when tired.

10: I'm a softie. (T_T)

11: I love the word ' FREE '

12: But my weakness word is ' Premium ' and ' Limited '.

13: Opening spam mails most especially when the subject title is ' Want to have a fuller breasts? '

14: I don' t want to leave the house without a spray of my fave perfume.

15: I don' t know how to cook pinoy dish except for giniling.

16: Having a pollen allergy is killing me during Spring time.

17: I don' t lose an inch even when sick! grrr!!

18: Don' t know why but I gross when I saw a piece of food left in the sink.

19: I'm losing words and so I decided to add from my very first post AROUND 30

20: Getting lost--Due to my husband's work, we're always moving from one place to another and finding it hard to find our ' where the hell our new apartment is?! '

21: No cellphone -- I don' t have a cellphone in hand and I don't need one! I find iPhone 3G interesting but I guess it just doesn't fit my simple lifestyle.

22: Blowing on top -- I tried yoga , meditation and deep breathing and still find that screaming into the mountain is the best anger relief there is.

23: Chat --I haven' t chated for six years!! My last time was my chat mate told me that there' s a Kentucky chain near Sphinx and I thought that it was only a joke but there' s also a movie theater which I have learned after. And my image for Sphinx was destroyed!!

24: Free cosmetics -- I' m using my cosmetics for what I get for free from department stores,drug stores,etc ( although I have some in my dresser, Agnes B is my fave ) coz I usually go out without make - up on and even if I did, the size of those samples is just enough for me.

25: I'm glad I reached #25!

I'm tagging everybody!! Happy blogging!! ^_^

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I Want To Be My Dad' s Bride!

' I want to be my Dad’ s bride–Mama, divorce him! ' says Wakaba, 5 years old. Thinking me as her rival to her father. Yesterday, as I picked her up from school, some of her classmates were there playing after the class and we waited for them to finish playing for about an hour. The kids were busy playing and the Mom’s too are busy talking. And when the time comes to say goodbye, Wakaba and Daigo ( everybody called him Dai kun, her classmate at kinder and one of her bestfriend ) were talking while walking through our way to the parking area but then Wakaba wrapped her arms to Dai kun while her head lying to his shoulder! Since they’re both kids and we ( Dai kun’s Mom ) is looking at their back and the the scene there is so cute! How I wish I have that scene for a stolen shot!
Then that night while we were eating our dinner, I was just starting to talk to her Dad on what happened between Wakaba and Dai kun but then Wakaba said ' Mama, don’ t! Don’ t tell Dad! ' but then my big mouth didn’t stop that made her cry. Man, she was worried that her father would get jealous! Then her flattered Dad hugged her and wiped her tears and asked her if she likes Dai kun.She said ' no ' and her father told her that it’s ok to like Dai kun. Dad asked her again ( promising her that he will not get jealoused or something ) then she said ' yes ' and we all burst our laughs out loud that made her blush again!
Before getting to bed that night,Wakaba and I took a shower and plunged into a hot tub and since she has her Dads DNA, and now she' s saying again and again this line– ' I want to be my Dad’ s bride – Mama, divorce him alright ! ' .
Whew!! My little girl is starting to grow up – I just wonder if she found the right guy for her at the right age, would she still be using that line? Well there’s one thing for sure, her father would cry to death when that time comes!!! \(^0^)/

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pepperoncino Pasta

It's been a while I haven't been posting some cooking thingy in my blog so here again for some of my recipe. For those who are garlic lovers - these recipe is for you. Enjoy! ^_^

Ingredients: (good for 3 serving)
Spaghetti - 300g
mushroom - ( in can ), brown or white 60 g
shitake mushroom - 1 pack
bacon - 4pcs
onion - 1 pc,small
spinach- 1/2 pack
garlic - 2 cloves

pastas boiled water- 4 tablespoon
salt- 1/2 teaspoon
black pepper(coarse)
soysauce- 2 teaspoon

1: Make garlic chips for one clove (put olive oil and the garlic on fry pan, start heat( low ) , wait until the chips are brown

2: Chop the other garlic, cut the onion lengthwise, and bacon into small pieces

3: Boil pasta ( with salt and oil in it ) minus one minute according to your pasta package direction - don’ t discard the boiled water

4: Put olive oil in a fry pan, add chopped garlic and bacon, stir fry then add the vegetables except for the spinach

5: Add A then the pasta, and the spinach. Mix. Taste with salt and pepper

6: Arrange in platter, top in black pepper ( small amount for those who have kids ) and garlic chips.

Serve with vegetable salad and hot soup! Enjoy!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Right Now Tags

Thanks to Ate Cecile for giving me this tag!! Thank you very much!!^_^

RULES: The answers to the questions below must be based on "at this current moment."

Where is your cellphone - I don't own a cellphone.
Your hair - Long black hair.
Your father - Died when I was still 9 years old.
Your favorite thing - Eating, going outdoors.
Your dream last night - I can't remember.
Your favorite drink - Beer, Chu - Hi, Grapefruit Sour, Kahlua Milk
Your dream goal - To have a baby boy.
The room you are in - Living room.
Your fear - Heights.
Where do you want to be in 6 years - Still here in Japan.
Muffins - Choco chips muffin, banana muffins.
One of your wish list items - Panasonic Air Purifier F-P06SXY
Where you grew up - Philippines.
The last thing you did - Listening to J-Pop.
What are you wearing - Room wear.
Your TV - HDD Hitachi.
Your pets- None.
Your computer- VAIO LT 22 inch wide desk top pc.
Your life - Lively.
Your mood - Relaxed.
Missing someone - Clarence Claire
Your car - Honda Accord Euro R ( CL 7 )
Favorite store - SATY
Your summer - Philippines
Your favorite color - Blue
When was the last time you laughed - Just did a while ago!
When was the last time you cried - Saturday
Last person who emailed you - My brother
Your favorite food - Shrimp Tempura, Shrimp Tendon, Yakiniku
A place you would rather be right now - Philippines!

I'm tagging everybody who wants to do the tag!!Grab it guys!!Happy Blogging!!^_^

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Video Goodies

This was taken during Wakaba's Sports Festival at school. I'm glad she really enjoyed it!!\(^0^)/

Wakaba running!

Tama Ire! ( shooting small balls )

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rich In Awards

Anney, Mommy Maria, Mommy Laine, Ate Cecille and Ate Rose. I am overwhelmed by your friendship!!

Name 7 things that you love then pass this onto 7 other bloggers

1: I love slow life.

2: I love adventures.

3: I love eating.

4: I love nature.

5: I love animals.

6: I love my friends.

7: I love my family.^_^

I'm passing this to: My friends here at blogosphere!!Please grab them if you have time! ^_^ Happy blogging!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Sports Festival


We were invited again with a group of friends and neighbors here at my In-Laws town wherein we have to do some sports act but unlike we did last Sports Festival in the community, it's Tug-of-war exclusive. A member of 8 persons each blocks team and there were 10 groups joined in the community mini-sports fest held at a school gym. I've been joining this sports fest ever since I got married and beginning to enjoy them. Aside from getting to know each other in the community, we were able to bring to each others laughs and smile. Please forgive me for bragging this one-- our group won 10th times this year and very proud of it. Unbeatable team as they said but I don't know for next year coz I think some of the members were ' retiring '.LOL! Here are some sports act that we did! ^_^

my bro-in-law, hubby, mom-in-law and other members

See this one--

and this--- no one's being injured! Thanks Goodness!

sshhh!! me, participating!! ^_^

we were awarded by a cash prize, and a trophy for our team work!!

We won again!! BANSAI!! \(^0^)/

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Perfect Blend of Friendship Award

Got this Award from Dee,and Mr.Richard, Thank you very much for passing me with this one!!\(^0^)/ Thank you both for your kindness and for your friendship. I really appreciate your visits here in my blog. And thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to give thanks to all my new found friends here in blogosphere and I'm really glad I started blogging and became a reader, too of my friends' blogs and be able to get to know them better.

Thank you everyone for all the kindness you have shown. A heartfelt thank you from the bottom of my heart. My friends, YOU'RE THE BEST!!!

hvala Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm tagging everybody!!! I hope you'll accept my friendship!! ^_^

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bag / Purse Tag

Got this tag from all over my friends here at blogosphere--thank you for this tag! This is so much fun although the contents inside is a boring one. Thanks to Ate Cecile, Elizabeth, Maria, Dhemz, and Grace.

Here are the rules:
1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you can't go into your closet and pull out your favorite purse! We want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house.
2. List how much it cost. And this is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, we’d love to hear it.
3. Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the heck you’re showing everyone your bag.

This is my sports bag-- I love it coz it's very much handy and lots of space to give into that even a remote control can be put inside them.^_^

I don't check my bag when in a hurry then one day when we went outside for a walk and when I opened it, a remote control is inside my bag!! I guess my lil ghost put them inside without my knowledge. What's inside them is a hand lotion, a schedule diary, key, calculator( shopping is my reward for saving ), band aid, pen, purse, lip balm, comb, pocket tissue, wet tissue, a set of tablets, nose spray and an eye drop for my allergy, a dunkin donuts discount ticket, my black purse, a Japanese amulet given by my Father-In-Law ( omamori / good luck charm ), stuffs I got from a toy vending machine capsule, and some make-up thingy ( which I won't use but just fond of having them ). Boring huh?!

Now I'm passing this tag to my fellow friends at blogosphere:

Dee, Niko, She. Bambie, Ate Kim, Ate Weng.
and Laine Happy blogging!!^_^

Friday, March 6, 2009

My Blog Make- Over

I want to give a big hand to Grace for making this site of mine a beautiful one!! Thank you

very much my dear!! \(^0^)/ It was her who introduce me here at blogosphere because I am

following her blogs and she knows that I'm into blog hopping and always leaving a message in

every blogs that I am visiting. She adviced me to make one then here I am!! ^_^ I owe to her for what I have enjoyed here at blogosphere and because of her, I was able to meet a lot of friends.

Thank YOU very much dearie!!! ^_^

Oden Hotpot

During my first year of marriage, I cook my oden hotpot using oden seasoning sold at supermarkets but thanks to my Mother-In-Law who taught me her homestyle way of making oden and now I'm cooking them with my own family. Here's the recipe of my homemade oden hotpot. You may add anything you want for your oden like hanpen ( fish cakes ) and or ganmodoki or atsuage ( fried tofu ). You may use oden seasoning sold at your favorite Asian stores instead of using A.

Ingredients: ( good for 4 persons )

daikon radish - 300g
potatoes - 4 pcs
boiled eggs - 4 pcs
konnyaku ( yam cake) - 1 block
chikuwa - 1 pack
dried kombu knots ( kelp ) - 4pcs soaked in water, discard the water afterwards
chicken legs - 8 pcs


dashi - 900 ml water + 2 teaspoon instant dashi powder
soy sauce - 4 1/2 tablespoon
sugar - 2/3 tablespoon
mirin - ( japanese sweet cooking wine ) 2 1/3 tablespoon
salt - 2/3 teaspoon

1: Cut daikon into thick rounds. Leave potatoes in whole. Peel boiled eggs.

2: Cut other ingredients into large pieces.

3: Boil A in a large pot or hotpot.

4: Add ingredients into the pot starting with the chicken except for the chikuwa.

5: Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 40-60 minutes.

6: Please remember that the longer you cook oden, the better the taste.

7: Add chikuwa and or hanpen ( if you have them ) just before you eat them.

Serve with hot rice and salad. See, it's a quick, easy and warming dish best for cold months! Enjoy with beer!! ^_^

Thursday, March 5, 2009


It's my first time to upload some video of my kids in public and so I'll post them here on my Thursday posts. Here's Wakaba and Haruka singing the famous ' Ponyo, By the Cliff of the Sea ' during our karaoke gathering with friends here in Japan.

Have a Happy Thursday!!! \(^0^)/

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Friendship Award

Received this friendship award from my beloved friends here at blogosphere.Thanks a lot to Annabelle, Mommy Niko, Ate Cecille, Elizabeth for this award.^_^

"I may never get the chance to win the lottery. I may never get the chance to go on vacation. But I have the chance to be your friend, that chance I'll take."

by Thomas Pustay

I want to know you more. Please accept my friendship ^_^

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I'm passing this award to Sis Grace, Ate Kim, Mommy Umma, Mommy Maria, Mommy She, Mommy Dhemz,Mommy Eden, Mommy Dee, Eds, Mommy Liza, Rhea, Mr.Joops, Ate Rose, Mr.Richard, Reanaclaire, Chandelier, Bambie,Payatot, Anney and to all my friends here because I want to know you more. Forgive me for breaking the rules but I want to share my friendships with them.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

HINA MATSURI ( Doll Festival )

Today, celebrating Japan's tradition for girls that is called Hina Matsuri
or Doll Festival. It is a once-a-year event where Parents celebrate and pray for their daughters' health, happiness and growth. My daughters' Hina Doll was bought by their GrandParents ( my goodness, it's expensive! We won't be spending a 10,000 yen for that doll! ) and it is displayed inside our entrance area. There is a superstition about hina dolls: It is believed that any hina doll display should be taken down soon after the festival day. Otherwise girls might have to wait to get married--- Well, that's what they say but our display here is longer. lol!. Usually it is their Grand Mother who's preparing during Hina Matsuri and she always cook chirashi-sushi ( colorful sushi ) and sweet rice cakes but my daughters doesn't like them and since it's our first time to celebrate since we moved out from their Grand Parents, I decided to cook from their request of food that they love. I bought a Hello Kitty hina- arare ( rice crackers ) and made a cake ( again ), fried chicken, maze gohan ( Japanese Pilaf ) cooked in rice cooker, vegetable salad ( MUST have in every meal ), pork cutlet in stick and a corn soup which is not included in the pics-- they said I have to hurry coz they're starving and they wallop all within minutes!LOL!

Wakaba helped me with those stars and heart shaped egg--- can you see them?! She loves doing those things! ^_^

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