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Meals Dilemma

This a problem for the everyday life of a mom/mother.  Yes, the meal for every day. Especially I don’t have talent cook but I try to or else we end up eating outside food (restaurant) which it might cost much, right? If you cook, the ingredients you might not use it all so you can have a new recipe for the next meal. Anyway, moms out there, how do you do your meals every day.

As usual with the help of world wide web and technology (how convenient it was) I use this Meal planner on my iPad using the RedOven. I scheduled for one week and sometimes a month if my husband is out for a business trip (sorry I don’t have a license yet to drive the car, so hard to go the market using the bus) Anyway, this site or apps really makes my life easier. And, you will see if you going repeat your meal from last week or the other week. What good about this site/apps you can search by ingredients (that you have on hand).

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Ideas – to use up leftover ingredients

My Recipe – you can also post your own recipe and share your talent

Grocery List – do I need to explain? just kiddin’ is a Grocery in short

Planner – this is what I like the most.

Try it! You will love this site/apps. Other sites I usually get some ideas for a meal.  As you know, not my forte to cook it was my husband specialty (cooking and baking).

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Tastemade – easy to cook food especially if your in a hurry

You can also visit my Pinterest for Food and Baking.

I hope this might help you worrying your day to day food.

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Yokohama (short trip)

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We had a short trip in Yokohama (Kanagawa), just because my husband will have a final interview one of the biggest company. He had already turned it down, 2mos ago but still they do really like him and far for that his asking price has been exceeded. It’s so troublesome for us to transfer from different places here in Japan because of Kids, Schools and also their friends and we get to know our neighborhood as well.

Yokohama (横浜市Yokohama-shiJapanese: [jokoꜜhama]) is the largest city in Japan by population and most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.

Yokohama’s population of 3.7 million makes it Japan’s largest city after the Special Wards of Tokyo. Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan’s prominent port city following the end of Japan’s relative isolation in the mid-19th century, and is today one of its major ports along with KobeOsakaNagoyaHakata, Tokyo, and Chiba.

We had productive trip, First we have to see the surrounding places and house trip. Yeah, a bit expensive to live in a big City like Yokohama compare to the Osaka sort of laid back life. The fast paced life in the City, kids will be develop how to be punctual and be aware of the surroundings even though the whole Japan is a Safe country. Anyway, after our house tripping, we have time to look around the area.

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All I can say, busy street and so many people. We are going to the biggest China Town in Japan. It was really big and the food so, tasty.

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Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, yokohama chūkagaiSimplified Chinese: 横滨中华街; Traditional Chinese: 横濱中華街; Pinyin: Héngbīn Zhōnghuá Jiē; Cantonese JyutpingWaang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in YokohamaJapan, which is located just south of Tokyo. Its history is about 150 years long. Today only a few Chinesepeople still live in Chinatown, but it has a population of about 3,000 to 4,000. Most of the residents are from Guangzhou (Canton) but many come from other regions.

Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown not only in Japan but also in Asia (larger than Chinatowns in both Kobe and Nagasaki) and it is one of the largest in the world[citation needed]. There are roughly 250 Chinese-owned/themed shops and restaurants scattered throughout the district, with the highest concentration centered on a 300 square metre area.

And of course, trip without eating is no sense at all. We went to the Chinese food eat all you can. In short we pig out!

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On the 2nd Day, In the morning and late afternoon we have house, tripping means we are looking a place to live. Afterwards, fun day for the kids we went to the “Cosmo World”.(Cosmo Clock 21)

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Cosmo Clock 21 is a giant Ferris wheel at the Cosmo World amusement park in the Minato Mirai 21district of YokohamaJapan. When it first opened, it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, until the completion of the 108-metre (354 ft) Igosu 108 in Shiga, Japan, in 1992.

History and specifications

Built for the YES ’89 Yokohama Exposition at Minato Mirai 21 in 1989, Cosmo Clock 21 was originally constructed with a height of 107.5 metres (353 ft).

In 1997 the structure was dismantled, then in 1999 relocated onto a taller base which increased its overall height to 112.5 metres (369 ft).[3][4]

Cosmo Clock 21 has 60 passenger cars,[5] each capable of carrying up to eight people. One rotation of the 100-metre (330 ft) diameter wheel takes 15 minutes.

And, we go to the Nissin Noodles Museum, and we made our own noodles. You can check the site click here.

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What I like to travelling in Japan this one…

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LOCKER…. LOCKER …. LOCKER!!! Everywhere in the train station mostly and it was SAFE. I didn’t hear a news that they lost their valuable inside the locker. Because we have to check out 11am and our bullet train (Shin-Yokohama to Shin-Osaka) will be late afternoon we have some time to look around. So, we decided to place our luggage inside those lockers.

Even in the train have this sign board.

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HarborLand, Kobe, Japan

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Our first time to go here, One of my japanese friend invited us here.

Facing Kobe bay, the commercial complex of shopping mall, restaurants, cinemas and other amusement facilities, hotels and wedding center Kobe Harborland is truely a pearl lying on the edge of land, shining dazzlingly over a large space of waterfront at night. In fact, the complex originated in the former site of the Japanese National Railways Minatogawa Kamotsu Station. Kobe General Children’s Center was the very first facility appearing at Harborland. The year 1990 remarked several important events held in Kobe Harborland including the first gas lamp lighting event at Kobe Gaslight street, the opening of Kobe Harborland General Information Center, Kobe city General Education Center and the Brick Warehouse restaurants. After the construction of Harborland Event Square Hanekko Hiroba and the pedestrian bridge Hanekko was completed in 1991, Kobe Harborland was officially opened as a town, a veritable cultural hub linking the land and sea in such a active and modern commercial complex, leading to the open of a series of important facilities including of Hotel New Otani, Kobe Seibu Department store, Duo Kobe, Augusta Plaza, Hankyu Department Store and Mosaic.

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From our house to this place, it took us 1 1/2 hours. And, our kids happy to have long trip they are watching their favorite cartoons Totoro and Doraemon.

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Look at the view is so gorgeous, and the big cruise in the other side of the port. We go early ’cause we know that it will be traffic because it was Golden Week Holiday.

Mosaic and Canal Garden are two largest shopping complexes located in Harborland. While Mosaic takes advantage of lying along the waterfront, holding aloft the signboard outstanding from the distance and featuring a complex of boutiques and restaurants, Canal Garden owns the Hankyu Department store, Sofmap electronics tore and sports store. The brick warehousescreate an outstanding construction in the middle of Kobe Harborland by the impressive classical architecture. The houses used to be used to store cargo from ships around the port before becoming home of several restaurants. An other remarkable construction, Hanekko pedestrian bridge comes over the little stream by the event square Hanekko Hiroba. Hanekko is the pioneer in applying the European style in construction which wings can be lifted up to allow ships to pass. The bridge will be extremely splendid at night by the illumination of about 1700 light bulbs.

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A happy kid because we go inside the shops of the Anpanman Museum but not the Museum itself. Because we are early so, we had time to stroll around the vicinity.

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Here’s the main reason we went here to eat Brazilian Food. It was “meat all you eat”. It was terrific and delicious food. The name of the restaurant is Brasiliano, nice place the staff are from Brazil but they can converse in Japanese. I just love the beans and the sauce on it and i don’t know what does it called, but great food. Very friendly Staff even though it was so, many people they can still manage not to let the customer waited too long.

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We had time to ask the staff to take us pictures. Then, we stroll outside to look the scenery. The big cruise at the opposite side was already sail away. I told to my husband once He had long vacation we should try to do Cruise Trip. Well, put in the family bucket list.

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A great thing we went to the side of the Mall, we had time to go the Kawasaki and Marine Museum. Kids enjoy it so much. Of course Kawasaki is all about motors, history and different kinds of motors from small to big one.

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While, the other kids are still enjoying the Kawasaki Museum, we went to the Marine and take pictures with my little princess. Different ships, boats anything in the water transport.

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We just recently watch this in the TV. The Time Capsule, 1987 – 2017 – But, they didn’t show what’s inside the capsule.

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While walking, we saw this man doing some balloon art. Then, my girl she don’t want to go until she requested to make anpanman balloon. So, cute right.

Anpanman (アンパンマン?) is a Japanese picture book series written by Takashi Yanase, running from 1973 until the creator died in 2013. The series has been adapted into an anime entitled Soreike! Anpanman (それいけ!アンパンマン?, Let’s Go! Anpanman), which is one of the most popular anime series among young children in Japan. The series follows the adventures of Anpanman, a superhero with an anpan (a bean-jam filled pastry) for a head, who protects the world from an evil anthropomorphic germ named Baikinman.

Heavily merchandised, the Anpanman characters appear on virtually every imaginable children’s product in Japan, ranging from clothes[1] to video games to toys to snack foods.

Well, there’s a lot of character in Anpanman Cartoons. Babies or Toddlers love this Anpanman cartoon. Just check this link here.

 

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Day to Day with Essential Oils

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This is my daily routine incorporated with the Essential Oils.

5:45am Wake up and before everything, put essential oils in our diffuser. Combination below:

HAPPY MORNING: 1 drop of Peppermint, Orange and Lime

IMMUNE BOOSTER: 2 drops Lemon, 1 drop Lime, 2 drops Peppermint, 1 drop Rosemary, 2 drop Eucalytus and 1 drop clove or 5 drops OnGuard, 2 drops Lemon and 1 drop of Melaleuca

WAKE UP/PICK-UP BLEND: 3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Orange

ENERGY BLEND: 2 drops Grapefruit, 3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Rosemary or 3 drops Orange, 3 drops Peppermint

UPLIFTING, BRIGHT and FRESH: 3 drops Breath, 2 drops Orange, 3 drops Lime

BRAIN POWER: 2 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Cypress, 2 drops juniper berry

then, before I begin my YOGA, I put Deep Blue for my leg area. (45mins)

6:45am I just need to wake up my school boy (my son) get ready for school. He need to take a bath (2 drop of Peppermint EO on the floor) and then, cook breakfast for them. I always put a drop of OnGuard to their drink of my Son and Husband.

8am before they go out in the house they (husband and son) using mask to prevent for the virus. I put 1 drop of Easy Air (Japanese ver.)on their mask or OnGuard for prevention. Especially now, the season is changing from Winter to Spring. Spring is the most allergies season. Allergies to pollen (flowers) and hot & chilly weather. My husband, he’s taking OnGuard Softgel for his Immune system.

7:15am I need to clean the house. I made some of my DIY Cleaning with EO in the House. First, spray DIY Lysol (check below) to kill bacteria. Start to Vacuum and Clean the countertops and tables. Wash the Dishes and Clean the Kitchen. I want to finish my house chores before 10am.

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10am Start to relax (change my diffuser combination) check Emails and Social media. Either I will start to do some crafty thingy or sewing some re-fashion or scrap cloth.

11:30am I will start to cook for Lunch. Usually, I also put some EO in our food. Below are the some recipe I tested. (I’m not good in cooking my husband was, next time I better document it when he does the cooking)

2pm We (together with my daughter) take a nap and also change our diffuser for relaxing/calming.

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4pm (around) My son will be home soon. So, usually I will make him juice and eat lunch again (Japanese school they have served food at lunch) Well, he wants to eat again with his juice. Take note: Full course meal. I put 1 drop of OnGuard on his drinks and then, I will diffuse oil in his room to focus & motivation and do his assignment. Well, me, I have to prepare for snacks.

6pm Time for watching TV with the kids (Popcorn). And I will cook food for dinner.

7pm My son will take a bath again put a drop of EO in the floor when the water steam off the oil.

8pm Eat Dinner (here’s some of the food recipes)

9pm I will take a warm bath soak (Orange & Peppermint Salt Bath), but first I have to remove make-ups and do my body scrubs. After that, put on Lavender Lotion.

10~ on wards watch tv and diffuse for relaxing blend and sleep.

Oh, that’s so long to type on… anyway, that’s my everyday or let say day to day essential oils. Below as well, my husband usually the first to have this sinus and will make this one for him.

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Just put some drop in a hot water and let the steam inhale. DIY or Recipe above is tested by yours truly. But, of course, depends on your sensitivity of your skin and immune system.

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Here’s how I clean my make-up brush and sponge (Flat).

Materials: Castile Soap, Paper towel, small bowl, soft bristle toothbrush and silicon pot holder.

For the Brushed: First, put the amount of Castile soap and tea tree oil in the small bowl. Then, deep the brushes (don’t soak it) and swirl the brush in the silicon pot holder, just repeat until no more residues of make-up in the brush.

For the sponge, I usually soak it with the equal amount of Castile soap and water, then a few drops of Tea tea oil. Then, squeeze the sponge and rinse with warm water. Flat sponge, brush carefully the residue of the make ups, then rinse with warm water. That’s it!.

 

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Snow in Osaka, Japan

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This is the first time in Osaka, that the snow accumulated to more than 2 centimeters. When it snow here in Osaka, just one time and then after a while will be melted.

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We joined the house build trip of Sekisui House Builder in Kyoto. Pretty much the same as the other builders. But, we will see if the sales agents are very patience to wait for us to decide.

We checked also the ABC Housing near the Lalaport Expo City Mall. (the big mall). Kids enjoyed free ride in a mini train and feeding the birds.

Before we go home, we first stop in a Ramen Restaurant. Great for Chilly Weather!

Finally, playing & enjoying the snow fall.

I also upload a quick video in my youtube channel.

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Newsletters and Subscriptions

I usually subscribe more than I need… Like foods, crafting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. etc. that’s why everyday I got tons of tons of email to check. So, what I did is to put them in a sub-folder and directing all those newsletter or subscription emails to a designated folder. Which much neat to see in my Inbox and of course I created an email for my subriptions and newsletter so, that it won’t mix up with my personal email.

I will share you some of my newsletter and subscriptions just in case you have not yet visited those sites.

FOODS:

SEWING

KNITTING/CROCHETING

CRAFTING

I hope this will help you to get some ideas on what you do with your spare time… just like me.

 

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Vacuum

Last Saturday we went to the Electronic Mall (Yodobashi) and we looked the vacuum and we were contemplating if we will buy or not. We were comparing the price from amazon and Kokoro (Japanese site) if its lower than the Mall.

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See the Online Price below… no difference at all and few amount only.

 

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Anyway, maybe my hubby just hungry, so, we decided to eat first. This is our first time to eat in this restaurant.

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Look the inside very cozy and unique decoration.

Oh, i can’t wait to taste their food… below the buffet.

There’s a lot of variety cheese, salad, pasta, appetizer and unlimited drinks (wine, cocktail, beer, juice, soda etc.) . We enjoyed a lot the food. Grilled Pork, Beef, Chicken, Seafood and Veggie so delicious.

So, now my hubby has decided to buy the vacuum and he justify it that our vacuum at home is old, 2nd hand only and it didn’t sucks much the dirt (as if he always using the vacuum at home)

Plus, we bought Essential Oil Diffuser which i have been longing to buy this two months ago.

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This Diffuser only oil you don’t need to put water but, of course my Doterra oil is a bit expensive which usually we rub/put in our skin and drink it. But this (above) for Diffuser.

Below the video for our new vacuum.


 

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