Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Accomplishments

The other day I wrote that I gained 4 pounds of muscle, and I believe I have gained more by now. But at the same time I am gaining weight :( I know that the muscle is heavier than fat but it fears me a lot, you know...

As usual, I will list my recent accomplishments. No wonder I couldn't post this yesterday because I've been really sleepy.

On 9/25, my "Ketchup Miso Stir-Fried Pork and Cabbage" and "Western Style Green Pepper, Carrot, and Egg Kinpira" appeared on Kagome's recipe card and website. Those are going to be used for their promotion.

On 9/26, it is not a contest but I won a diet set meal by submitting my diet recipe: Soy Beans and Tomatoes Tantan Rice. This project was organized by Doctor Kitchen at edita (community website: they give out free samples of many different products).

On 10/1, I won the Posting Award at a tomato recipe contest by Toyota. Toyota has cute pop cars called PASSO and this contest was to promote their cars. I don't know which one was elected though...

On 10/3, I won the Natto Prize at mizkan's bushi tsuyu contest. Bushi tsuyu is a dried bonito flakes based broth. It is very tasty :) I mixed this broth with mayonnaise and umeboshi (pickled plums) to dress vegetables.

On 10/5, I received the Diploma of Merit for sushi project that I wrote before. This was cool! Because mostly I receive my awards in printed out papers or by e-mail!

On 10/6, my blueberry Chinese stir-fried recipe won the Dried Wild Blueberry Award. The contest was organized by Wild Blueberry Association of North America (English site is here) at Cookpad as usual.

Then on 10/6, I won the Outstanding Performance Award at Asahi Food & Healthcare. They manufacture health care products, yeast extract, organic foods, and freeze-dried foods, such as chunky ingredients. Aim to be a creator of wholesome living styles. They asked us for healthy diet recipes so I made "Healthy Microwave Cooked Okonomiyaki".

Unfortunately, all of those are not the highest... you know X(

Yesterday it rained hard until afternoon as predicted! Hopefully we have no rain today, which is good because I'm gonna take a day off to see my high-school friend (she is a nurse). I'm seeing her almost after 2 years because she was busy and our holidays were different! Anyway, on Sunday I ate rice crackers and my braces broke off again. Gee! But luckily, I could book to see my orthodontist this morning!

Okay, I gotta go.
Bye for now!

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  1. Good Evening Ochi,

    It's a cold one here, expecting a frost! "Took my dog for a late walk, the quarter moon followed us, and the sky so clear. But the air very cold you can see your breath.

    You gaining muscle, and I'm gaining fat! :) I try to keep active, but I like to eat what I cook!

    Congrads on your awards! :)

  2. Konbanwa jo,

    Sounds like winter coming! Here in Japan, it was kind of hot. The high was about 70F but I sweated a lot because it was humid (no wind) after the rain :(

    Yes! I like to eat, too! I think I am eaing more than I used to...

    Thanks for congrads. Next time, I hope I can get the highest.

  3. congrats on all your achievements! Just started reading your blog and it's great.

  4. Omedetou Gozaimasu.

    My husband is very glad in your food blog.he said...your food blog is really delicious!
    and he said also...if we will visit again in japan next year,he thinking to meet you.
    I'm sorry ochi san,but my husband is really friendly person.

  5. Thank you shao!!!

    I'm glad you liked my blog.
    Let me know if you have any question about Japanese food or my recipe ;)

  6. Arigato merce :)

    Are you coming to Japan again?!
    I can tell you are a good person, so I am happy to see you and your husband someday!!! Hope I am free then ;) My boyfreind might want to see you two, too!

  7. Konnichiwa Ochi San.our plan to visit japan again is next years may.i hope we can meet you that time...and i hope you are really not busy..

  8. Hi merce!
    Yes, I hope I can see you then, too! Coming to Tokyo, right?


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