May 31, 2009

weekend 05

on saturday, we went shopping in the morning. and on the way home, we stopped to check a new opened car dealer. yes, we went to see MINI. one of my dream cars. the other one is NEW BEATLE. i love these two. so much. so much. we had fun looking at cars and listing to the salesman there. Kp tested MINI COOPER S. it was fun. and tonight, he was reading the catalog, and i joined him... someday. someday. someday...

and tonight, i cooked curry and rice. Kp's favorite. i love spicy food and so does he.
it's easy to cook. lots of onions, carrots and potatoes. cut them, fly them, and boil them until they are cooked. and add curry roux. if you boil longer, it tastes better.

popular menu for children, too. and one of my favorite, too. i added flied eggplant and asparagus, too. before we eat, we say itadakimasu. it means we thank for the food. and for the people who made the vegetables and others. and we say gochisousama after we finish eating. it is more for the person who cooked the dishes. we say it together. but once Kp said to me that i should say osomatsusama. kind of saying, thank you for eating. or oh it's nothing special but thank you. i love seeing moms teaching their children say itadakimasu and gochisousama. we say that with everyone in a class at kindergarten, elementary, and junior high school, too. yes, it is our culture. and it is what i love.


  1. Mmm... I can almost smell your curry rice! お腹空いた. It looks like you can cook very well!

  2. AnonymousJune 11, 2009

    I always say itadakimasu too and now I have passed the habit on to my boyfriend who isn't Japanese :) They make minis in Oxford UK near my house, we would love one too.

  3. thank you both for your comment.
    i love curry rice:) oh no, お腹空いてきた!

    peapods san,
    it's great that you passed the habit saying itadakimasu to your boyfriend, too!! wow. where did you learn that? are you japanese?
    oh, wow, in Oxford they make mini! do you see them a lot overe there?