Dog Refuge Home (WA)

Posted November 30th, 2008 in にほんご | 2 Comments »

nicoくん

  • 住所:30 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park, Perth (WA)
  • 電話: 08 9381 8166
  • 11am – 4pm (木曜、祝日はお休み)
公式サイトはコチラ
ワンちゃんの里親になって下さる方、ボランティアとして施設でワンちゃんのお世話をして下さる方、随時募集しています!!
*里親対象者はPR(永住権)保持者の方のみとさせていただきます。捨てられたり要らないといって施設に置いていかれた可哀想な動物達の最後のお家を探しています!                                                          
                                                     
*ボランティアについて*
ワンちゃん達も立派な生き物。そんな彼らのお世話を任されるので、ボランティアを希望する人は半端な気持ちで応募しないで下さい(≥_≤)レギュラー的に協力できる方を募集しています☆                                        

Swan Animal Haven

Posted November 30th, 2008 in にほんご | No Comments »

butterflyちゃん

  • 住所:Lot 1 Kalamunda Road, South Guildford WA 6055
  • 電話:08 9279 8485
  • 11am – 3pm (7 Days)
公式サイトはコチラ
ワンちゃんの里親になって下さる方、スポンサーになって下さる方、ボランティアとして施設でワンちゃんのお世話をして下さる方、随時募集しています!!                                    
                                                     
*里親対象者はPR(永住権)保持者の方のみとさせていただきます。捨てられたり要らないといって施設に置いていかれた可哀想な動物達の最後のお家を探しています!                               
*「スポンサー」とは??
今住んでいる家ではペットが許可されていない、家が狭すぎて動物を飼えない、仕事の時間が長すぎてペットを飼っても四六時中可愛がってあげられない、という方、施設のワンちゃんをスポンサーしませんか(ºvº•)♬
時間がある時に施設に出向き、スポンサーしたワンちゃんを散歩に連れていったり一緒に外出したりできます☆もしそのワンちゃんの里親が見つかった場合は、別のワンちゃんにスポンサーシップを移動する事ができます。
スポンサー料は$5.00/2週間デス☆(´u`)                                   
*「ボランティアの内容」
施設のワンちゃんを散歩に連れて行ったり食事の世話をする他、小屋の掃除も内容に含まれます。レギュラー的に施設に出向ける方希望です☆                                                   
*要らなくなった服やブランケット、本や電気器具、その他売れそうな物を施設に寄付してくれませんか?施設運用費及びワンちゃん達の餌代へと充てられます。
施設前に置いていってもらっても構わないし、11am〜3pmの間に施設の方に直接渡して下さっても結構です(ˆ∆ˆ)¬

BRAHMI

Posted November 25th, 2008 in Ume's Interests | 4 Comments »

brahmi

Since I came to Perth there is one thing that I noticed about myself…  My memory is getting short!! 🙁

I can’t even remember what I ate for dinner last night.  It’s getting serious…  I’m too young to be dementia☆

In Japan I used to eat fish (and fish egg) a lot.  Sometimes twice a day.  There are lots of kind of fish and most of them (eg Tuna, Bonito, Yellowtail, Sardine, etc) contain DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) which is good for brain and health.  So I was consuming good source of food in Japan without any effort.

Now, however, I don’t eat fish here so often and I’m doubting maybe this is the reason for my short memory :p  Well, I guess fish is not only the reason, but it could be one of them.

I really had to do something about it.  I don’t really like taking medicine or supplements.  Then, I found this wonderful herb in a gardening store near my house.  It’s called “BRAHMI”.

This Brahmi has been used in traditional Indian medicine for over 3000 years, and there are incredible stories about this plant.  (You can find out more from this website)  It says that eating this herb actually helps concentration and memory recall. …. I have to try then!

The shape of this herb is actually cute and I can just put it in the kitchen:)  Now I’m taking about 3g of it everyday, as a tea infusion, as a garnish to cakes and as an ingredients for my sandwiches / pizza toppings 🙂


Popcorn

Posted November 23rd, 2008 in Food | 7 Comments »

Recently I bought this retro-looking popcorn machine for my home.  Popcorn is not really my favorite snack, but it’s just for fun 🙂  No oil needed, so it’s kinda healthy.

popcorn machine

Searching about the popcorn machine online reminded me of a popcorn vending machine in Japan.  The machines were usually in shopping centers, and I used to get popcorn often from the machine when I was little.

The body of the machine is gray-haired guy, and you could choose 5 flavors: butter, salt, caramel, BBQ and mayonnaise.  It costed 100 yen a cup of popcorn so I could buy with my pocket money 🙂

Once you get in the floor in the shopping center where the machine is located, you wouldn’t miss the smell of popcorn…  Smells so nice!! (>0<)  The smell always made me buy a cup of popcorn :p

Apparently there are other models of popcorn machines in Japan, like Hello Kitty.

ハ�ー�ティのポンポンパックハ�ー�ティのポンポンコーン<リボン>ハ�ー�ティのポンポンパック2ハ�ー�ティのポンポンコーン<花>

Chilled Green Tea Noodle (Cha Soba)

Posted November 20th, 2008 in Food | No Comments »

chasoba

Tonight I had Green Tea Soba Noodle (cha-soba) for dinner.

This green tea soba noodle contains Uji Maccha Tea (Uji = name of an area in Kyoto) and I could smell and taste Maccha Tea really!  Yum 🙂

Usually, when people use tea for cooking, they use Sen-cha (another Japanese tea) to avoid its strong flavor overwhelming other food.  However, Green Tea Noodle consists Maccha because people want this distinct flavor and color to be appeared.

This product is quite expensive but can be purchased at Asian supermarket.  To enjoy its flavor, I’d just eat it with seaweeds and simple dipping sauce.

rose

With Rose wine 🙂


Kit Kat in Japan

Posted November 19th, 2008 in Japan, Ume's Interests | 14 Comments »

One thing I noticed about Japan since I came to Perth is that Japan has lots of products, food and… everything!  I was amazed when I read the article about Kit Kat chocolate in Japan.  There are so many flavor of Kit Kat in Japan which you cannot find in other countries! :p

Here are some examples…

Which flavor tempts you??  Personally I really wanna try this “Soy Sauce Kit Kat”!! 🙂

And there are actually regional Kit Kat too!  Like Tokyo Kit Kat, Kansai Kit Kat…  The Kansai and Kyushyu Kit Kat flavor sounds really interesting 🙂


Lunch Party Menu with Girls

Posted November 18th, 2008 in Food | 4 Comments »

Last weekend I gathered up my friends to my house for lunch.  It’s just because I wanted to cook what I wanted to eat :p

People in this house (my partner’s family) does NOT eat any veges, they don’t even eat chopped spring onions in a soup noodle.  (not good for their health!)  On the other hand, I LOVE veges and I prefer it to meat.  Well, I eat meat and seafood and everything but I can’t eat just meat, have to be with some veges: otherwise I don’t feel good:p

I made 2 kinds of salad, one is Asian Salad and another is Cajun Chicken Citrus Salad.  I mixed grilled beef in the Asian Salad for my friend’s husband.  (Guys always love meat)

Also some canapes and meatballs.

Asian Salad with Grilled Beef

Asian Salad with Grilled Beef

Beef Balls with Tomato Dip

Beef Balls with Tomato Dip

canapes

canapes

table

I realized that I didn’t take any photos of Chicken Salad!! (>0<)  I thought I did…  It was really nice one☆

<Asian Salad>

Recipe

<Meat Balls with Tomato Dip>

Recipe

<Dip>

Saute chopped onion, garlic and carrots on a low heat.  Add tined chopped tomato and simmer until it becomes dip-like consistency.  Season.  Mix through chopped herbs.

<Cajun Chicken Citrus Salad>

Mix green leaves with sliced red onion, cucumber etc…  Add orange segments and sliced avocado.  Grill chicken breast with cajun spice, and mix through to the salad.  Season with orange juice, olive oil and salt & pepper.

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Japanese Style Steak

Posted November 13th, 2008 in Food | 2 Comments »

The other day I went to my friend’s house after work.  She had a yoga DVD which was sent by her dad from Japan, so we did bit of yoga (my first time!).  It was pretty hard!  I was sweating and it was really a good exercise!:)

Then I started to cook steak for us.  When I told her “I’m cooking steak with ponz sauce” she dug her rice cooker out from the kitchen cabinet.  Yes, we sometimes eat steak with rice in Japan! 🙂

We thought “umm we should make miso soup too”.  So here is our dinner:)

set

nikuniku

Diced steak teishoku 🙂  We diced the meat so that we can eat with chopsticks.  The meat was nicely cooked to “medium” and the ponz sauce was delish.  We grated daikon radish and place on top of the steak, then pour the ponz sauce over.  Goes very well with rice, really.

rice

Oh, by the way the rice was very very delicious!(>v<)  Thanks to her (my friend) I enjoyed juicy, sweet Japanese rice.  I can’t believe this cooker was just 990 yen.  It’s on my shopping list now:)


Dim Sam Lunch

Posted November 11th, 2008 in Eat out in Perth | 11 Comments »

In Perth Dim Sam (Yam Cha) is quite cheap if you compared with Japan.  You can get full with just $10.00 ~ $15.00 (when you share with friends)!  And the varieties are great.  (maybe not so much if you compare with Hong Kong or China, of course):p

friedsquid

This Fried Squid is the item I ALWAYS eat at Dim Sam.  I think this is everybody’s favorite:)

iroiro

From top right to clockwise:  Steamed Prawn Dumpling, Fried Squid, Ginger tripes (I love them too!), Steamed Sweet Corn and Prawn Dumpling.

I love steamed prawn dumplings:)  So juicy … ☆☆☆

ginger

Ginger Tripes.  As I wrote on my earlier post I love weird parts of meat and this is my favorite Dim Sum food along with Spear Ribs and Chcken Feet.

sesameballup

Finish the meal with Sesame Ball:)

plate

Hey there is Japanese word “おいしい” (=delicious) on the plate 🙂


Character Bento

Posted November 9th, 2008 in Japan | 7 Comments »

My friend sent me a photo of very cute Bento box:)  These characters are from Japanese cartoon called An-Pan-Man, and it’s very famous in Japan.  The An-Pan-Man is not known here in Perth and Indonesia,  I wonder why…  I like the cartoon and the characters are very cute!  I used to watch the cartoon on tv when I was little:)

anpanman

This bento box was made by my friend.  So cute (>v<)///

 Just wanted to show the picture to you… 🙂