Friday, October 31, 2008

My Accomplishments

It's a fine Autumn day again today, but gradually getting chilly! Looks like winter is on its way!!! And that was right! The forecast said that yesterday was the coldest this season!

After so long! I will list my recent accomplishments.

On 10/16, my recipe finally won the grand prize at the garlic contest held by the site called kenkokazoku: online shopping site of health food product! The prize winning recipe is "Shrimp and Spinach Stamina Tartar". Luckily, my "Sausage and Spinach Pepperon Rice" won the special prize as well!

On 10/18, my fellow blogger Nazarina passed me this pretty award: Butterfly Award - For the coolest blog I ever know. Thank you!!!

Also on 10/25, she passed me another award: I'm a Chocoholic. How come she knows I like chocolate. Ha-ha! Thanks a lot ;)

On 10/22, my prize winning recipe, "Enoki Natto Meat Sour Miso Bowl" (I wrote about it before), went on Suntory's website!

On 10/24, I received some dashi products from Kamada, in return for putting my recipe on their catalogue. Kamada is famous for natural dashi soy sauce. The recipe, "Japanese Style Stir-Fried Sausage and Komatsuna (Japanese Mustard Spinach)", was the one I submitted to their contest using their product early this year.

On 10/29, my e-mail recipe newsletter for cell-phones was introduced at mini-mag (the publisher)'s weekly magazine! About 200 new readers have subscribed to my newsletter! Thank you!!!

Then last but not least, I have 3 finals to attend in November!!! 2 of them will be held in Tokyo, but one will be in Hiroshima! I need to take shinkansen (4 hours!) to go there. Am I deserve to participate... ?! Hope so...

By the way, yesterday on the news, I saw our prime minister Taro Aso saying that he would increase the consumption tax rate in three years... I think he shouldn't say that now... He just gave us a bad impression to his economic policies he announced yesterday, you know...
Aso pledges 27 trillion yen to fire up economy

I am taking a day off today and Monday is a holiday! Yay!!! Tomorrow I have one of the finals in Tokyo, so I hope I can write about that the next time.

Have a great weekend + Happy Halloween!!!

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  1. Congrads Ochi, I knew you could do it. Only good things will follow from now on! :)

    So cool weather finally hitting there in Japan! We are warming up the usual up and down weather of Fall, but for Halloween we'll be warm in the day, cool at night!

    Have a nice long weekend!

  2. Konnichiwa.

    Congratulations!and take care always...

  3. Nice blog, would like to try your recipe. I am kinda foodie and a japanese food lover!

  4. Congrats Ochi,

    You are the greatest!

  5. Thank you jo,

    I hope so, too... but my life is always not easy! Ha-ha!!!

    Warmer is better for Halloween! I remember once it was too freezing
    to wear Halloween costume in CT!!!

    I think this weekend was long but short!!! Sorry that I didn't reply here before I write my new post.

  6. Ohayo merce,

    Thanks for your congrads! Take care you, too!

  7. Hello rashai-san,

    I saw your blog! You know a lot about Japan! I will check it out again later ;)

  8. Thank you nazarina,

    Nothing makes me happier than to hear you say that!!!


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