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Moment of Ochokochoi

Have a nice weekend! 

Art - Tin Tin Museum (Musée Hergé)

I loved Tin Tin since I watched the TV series when I was nine. I learned English from the cartoons. Captain Haddock was my great English teacher. I am definitely going to visit the museum before I die.   

Musée Hergé
Address: Rue du Labrador, 26 - B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Opening Hours:
Every day except Mondays, 1st January and 25 December.
From Tuesday to Friday : 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

Saturday and Sunday : 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Full Price: 9,50 €

How to Visit by Train from Brussels, Belgium:
From Bruxelles-Nord (Brussels-North railway station)  [NMBS/SNCB]
To Gare de Louvain-la-Neuve-Université‎  [NMBS/SNCB]

Round Train Tickt about € 6,20 for a weekend pass 
It is better to book online for an extra discount. 

Official Website of [NMBS/SNCB]

Brilliant! Beauty

I have had atopic skin conditions (アトピー性皮膚炎) since I was born. Sometimes I avoid people, even my husband because my face is spotty red, so I hide underneath my cotton blanket. Sometime my lymph fluid in unstoppable from scratches, so I am surrounded by hundreds of towels. Sometime I cannot fall sleep because of itchiness, and then I have to work in the morning with bags under my eyes. 
However, life goes on. I have to wake up and carry on. Random people say, "Why you are so puffy red today?" or "Why don't you go see a doctor?"
My parents took me to various famous doctors in Japan, and I also met a few doctors in the USA; however, the condition has never disappeared. I guess that I have to live with the condition until I am going to die. When I am eighty years old, I will be an extra crispy, barley alive mummy.  
Suddenly, I realized that I have not taken charge of treating it. I just accepted doctor's opinions and medicines. I did not really think of the advan…

Etsy Treasury "mango" by Kim

Kim from Etsy Store, carnivalamigo, kindly shared my art in her treasury list. 

* * * Click to visit her treasury list * * *

小澤征爾さんと、音楽について話をする by Haruki Murakami

I read interviews by Seiji Ozawa and Haruki Murakami in Japanese. This book is the best of all Murakami's books. 









Happy New Year, 2014!

Ozouni (Zoni)
Ozoni is a special soup with Mochi (rice cake) to have it in the morning on New Year’s Day in Japan.  Traditionally, Daikon-radish, carrots, mitsuba, & mochina are added in Ozoni. For this time, I added Konbu for happy healthy life.

3 cups Dashi
Two strings of Konbu
One handful Wakame
One handful Tororo-Konbu
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp Sake
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
4 small Mochi

#1) Heat Dashi in a pot at medium temperature and add two string of Konbu, and cook until they become tender.
#2)Meanwhile, bake Mochi in a grill oven about 5 minutes until the Mochi has expanded and browned.
#3) Season soup with soy sauce, Sake, and salt.
#4) In a soup bowl, place baked Mochi and pour hot soup.