Thursday, May 31, 2007

Rest of the stay in Shanghai was OK. We were sick of Chinese food so ate something else.

We had egg and toast for breakfast.

some exotic tropical fruits for lunch.

Italian for dinner.....

One day i went to Old town close to the hotel...

One day I made a Chinese dress at a tailor...

One day we went to a Turkish restaurant and saw a belly dancer...(note: we are still in Shanghai.) :)

We cannot wait to go home!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Went to Ryuen in Suzhou by train. Took around 1 hour. It was a beautiful garden but again no explanation signs....We are not sure why this is a world heritage....need some history behind it.

Ryoko doing stretch on a world heritage wall...oh my....
So looks like the rock behind us made this garden a world heritage but don't know why....

OK. Dinner was in the same town but it was a bit too oily. Ryoko and I had a stomach upset after this.

Ryoko did basket ball game and beat the next guy!!!!

We walked to the train station and saw this beauidul tower on the way.......

BUT!!!! The train going back to Shanghai is already gone for the day (it was still 8pm!!!) and we took a taxi to the hotel (400 Yuan!!!)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The dessert in Shanghai is great, especially mango pudding and tropical fruits!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

We are in Shanghai....This is our favorite crab restaurant.

Kani miso kake yakisoba (Crab meat sauce on pan fried noodle), crab leg meat+cucumber , tofu+ more crab, marinated crab in chinese wine, and panfried dumplings. Inside? Of course, crab meat!!!


Ryoko joined us for 3 days and we had fun...

Sunday, May 06, 2007

A friend of mine came over so I made lunch.


  • Maguro zuke sushi (Marinated tuna sushi
  • Nasu dengaku (Grilled eggplant with miso sauce)
  • Enoki no ume ae (Enoki mushroom + salted plum)

  • Horenso no shira ae (mashed tofu and spinach)

  • Asari no osumashi (Manila clam soup)
  • Green peas
  • Hijiki and Nukazuke (she brough them)
  • After the lunch, we knit!! We both like hand crafting I finally found a knitting friend :) I almost forgot how fun knitting was.

She also has two cats at home and she sometimes tells me tips to communicate cats since I am a cat bignner.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

I went to Farmer's Market. Cherries, peas, strawberries, daikon, greenonions, bakchoy and spinach. No tomatoes or peaches yet at the market. We need to wait for a few more weeks I guess. The gorgeous yellow bouquet is from Steven who is working in Germany. How sweet he is!! I was lonely because I haven't seen himfor 3 weeks and he sent it to me to cheer me up! We will meet up in Shanghai where is his next office to work on. Cannot wait!!