I had a lot of free time during the State of Emergency, so I started gardening. I’ve been working on improving my cooking, so I wanted to grow some herbs and vegetables. I got some free basil seeds, and, now, the seedlings are doing well. I also saved some paprika seeds and dried them in the sun. I was surprised that they actually sprouted. I hope I can cook with them in a few months.




Thanks to Michael Shillingburg for the gif from Gifhy

Animals in nature

I’m from Arkansas in the U.S. There are a lot of wild animals, and sometimes I miss being close to nature. So, when I see animals in Japan, I usually take a picture. There’s a small river near my apartment, and in the morning there are usually koi swimming around. It makes me want to go fishing. The other day I was at Magomezawa station and I saw some baby birds in a nest. Their mom was flying back and forth bringing them food. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a picture because she was too fast! In a few weeks I’m planning to go hiking somewhere on the Chiba peninsula, so I hope I can get some pictures of some other animals.




Silly Saturdays#12

Sam Cooke wasn’t that good in school.

A funny comic based on his song “What a wonderful World.”

Have a fantastic weekend!

Tequila Sunrises and Mexican Food

Last month, I was craving some Mexican food, so I cooked some black beans with taco rice and guacamole. Then I made these tequila sunrises to go with it. Keeping with the Mexican theme, my boyfriend and I watched Instructions Not Included while we ate. The movie was hilarious and the ending was really unexpected. It was a great night.

Do you ever get cravings? Tell us what you crave for.




Good walking route

One of my favorite walking courses is to get off the train at Kinshicho station and walk to Skytree. After that, I head to Sumidagawa and walk along the path beside the water to the Asahi building. Then, I usually cross the bridge and take a picture of all of the buildings together. Here are a couple of pictures from my last walk around that area.

If you get a chance, you should try that course. It’s nice.

Do you have any favorite routes to walk? Please share it with us




Mind Challenge Monday#10

Let’s try and guess the block characters from Disney! What Disney characters are they?

I’ll give you #2 and #6.

#2 is Anger from Inside out

#6 is Tiana from the Princess and the Frog

Good luck with the rest!


Thanks to for the fun.