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Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Hi! On Saturday my boyfriend and I went shopping and movies to Shin Yurigaoka after my recipe work. We happened to see our GYM demo, introducing hula class! (top right image) The weather was still nice and warm like summer, so we enjoyed beer at open-air cafe in the afternoon, before the movies ;)

We saw The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.
"Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime."
The story was interesting. It is not only the action scenes but pictures the human heart. We of course enjoyed sceneries in NY, where I met my boyfriend. He-he. Romantic right?! :D

Late at night, we had dinner at Kyomachiya. We enjoyed autumn menu. Saury is in season, so we enjoyed saury sashimi. I think it has been 2 years since we last went there.

Today I'm taking a day off because I worked last Saturday! This afternoon, I'm gonna attend the last hula class for this term. We are going to learn new choreography from October. Then gonna have lunch with my bf in Shibuya ;)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ratatouille Pizza

It is warm again today! The high is 68F (20C)! I hope this weather lasts...

Have you seen “Ratatouille"? It is a movie released in June, 2007. Last summer, there was a contest related to this movie and my "Ratatouille Pizza" won the Second Prize! I will translate the recipe since it is fun for your party ;)


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Ratatouille Pizza

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 25cm (10inch) pizza

Ingredients:
100g (3.5oz.) eggplant
100g (3.5oz.) zucchini
100g (3.5oz.) diced tomato can
50g (1.8oz.) green bell pepper
50g (1.8oz.) red bell pepper
50g (1.8oz.) onion
0.5 clove garlic
1 dried bay leaf
0.5 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. olive oil
25cm (10inch) pizza dough
sliced cheese
red bell pepper rings
black olive slices
thin strips of green bell pepper

Directions:
1. Dice eggplant, zucchini, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and onion. Soak the diced eggplant in water to remove the oxalic acid and drain.


2. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil, add the diced onion and dried bay leaf, stir until onion softens. Add diced eggplant, zucchini, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper, cook over medium heat.

3. Add another tbsp. olive oil, stir well. Add diced tomato can, crushed garlic, and salt, stir to combine. Then cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Uncover and cook until the liquid evaporates, season with salt if needed.




5. Spread 4. on the pizza dough.





6. Cover 5. with sliced cheese. Place in the oven at 400F (200C) and cook until cheese softens and crust is golden on bottom.



7. Draw Remy's face with black olive slices, red bell pepper rings, and thin strips of green bell pepper.




My original recipe in Japanese is here.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I Love NY

Hello! I'm back!

Our great time in NY passed by like a flash.
I left for NY on 6/29 and came back to Japan on 7/6.
I can't believe I've been there and now I'm back in Japan... I wish I could go back :(

When we arrived at Newark airport, there was a thunderstorm, but when we got out from the airport, it stopped! Since then till the last day, we didn't need an umbrella. Thanks for the great weather!

In NY, I saw my friends, went to jazz cafe (met a Japanese drummer in the band), traveled around New York with the Hop-on Hop-off buses and the Duck Tour (my boyfriend's request), went to movies (we saw Hancock on the day it was released!), went shopping, had delicious food, etc... I needed more time!

I think I don't have time to write them all in detail, so I will make an album soon! We took a lot of pictures, but don't expect too much. Actually, most pics were worse than I thought! I think I need a good camera, or is it because of my skill...?!

7/7 is Tanabata in Japan. We write wishes on strips of paper called "tanzaku" and hang them on bamboo. I wished to visit NY again, the next year! I didn't write on the "tanzaku" though...

Okay, I gotta go now.
I have a lot to do.
See you again ;)

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Hello! We have cloudy and rainy days since Friday!

On Friday, I couldn't write my diary because I went out to have a drink with my co-workers. Actually, it was my first time hanging out with them. Most of them get married, so we couldn't go out until now.
I had a plan on the next day, so I was going to leave after the main party, but since we had a stimulating conversation without our bosses, I stayed until the last party at Karaoke! You know what?! I love Karaoke! I love to sing :) When I realized, it was after 2AM and I missed the last train... But luckily, my co-worker's son gave me a ride home.

The next day, on Saturday, I did what I had planned! I went to my favorite cafe and made cooking plans for Sunday. My boyfriend came home in the morning, so he dozed off for quite a while.
Then we went shopping at a department store and had a dinner at Kaiten-zushi! Kaiten-zushi is a sushi restaurant where the plates with the sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table and counter seat.

After the dinner, we saw long-awaited movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which just came out on the 21st in Japan! I will just say, it is well worth seeing!!! He is so cool!

Okay, I gotta stop now. I am drowsy...




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