Monday, July 02, 2012

10 Jun 2012.

I met Chie san (YH's aunty) for the first time in October last year during YH's sister's wedding. But I couldn't have much time to talk to her. The only thing I knew about her is that she is a calligraphy teacher in YH's hometown, Mukawa. This time, I could pay her a visit. Went to her classroom (and her house as well), I tried writing some words, hiragana and kanji. I wrote and she corrected me. It was fun because the last time I learned writing calligraphy was during my secondary school days and I totally forgotten what I had learned. Chie san was kind enough to give me a massage and 3 kani (crabs) as present. I was touched. Really kind lady. I hope to see her again. :)
7 Jun 2012.

I woke up in YH friend's garage this morning. Weather was really cooling. I looked out of the window to see so many beautiful flowers which I didn't get to see the night before when I reached his house. His mum brought us around to check out her little garden, so many beautiful flowers all taken care by her. I was so amazed by the tree house too!!!!

What a lovely garden she has! A city girl like me couldn't help feeling envious as I don't get to see such a lovely garden in Singapore... :(

6 Jun 2012.

First time meeting YH's friends in his hometown for a BBQ since we didn't have a wedding party in Hokkaido. YH's friend has a garage just outside his house. I had great time meeting his friends (about 10 of them) They were all his high school and Judo friends. Though I couldn't fully understand what they were talking about,  I could sense they are really down to earth and very kind. I heard some of them are farmers.

As for the BBQ. I love the mushrooms and green peper bbq. So yummy. I can fully understand why vegetables in Hokkaido are so fresh. But I made a big mistake by mixing my red wine with white wine...big trouble in end I vomited out all my dinner and landed up sleeping in friend's garage overnight. Hahahha... (ps: I gave my puke in a bag to YH to get rid...the rest I cannot remember....heeee)
5 Jun 2012.

Hubby brought me to a park near his house for a run. It's called Tampopo (DandelionPark. This park is about the full size of our track and field in school. The whole place is filled with tampopo!!!! So beautiful. I really enjoyed taking pictures there and running round them. The view was so good. I don't get to see something like this in Singapore. Will come back here for a run again. :D

4 Jun 2011.

I took a month off from work and Spent 3 weeks in Japan. 1st stop to Hokkaido, flight was long cos I got to make a transit in Hong Kong. And by the time I reached Sapporo, Hokkaido. I was totally exhausted. I told my mother-in-law first thing when she came to the airport to fetch us. I wanted to eat soup curry. She bought me this RAMAI restaurant and I must said the soup curry in Hokkaido is fantastic! Compare to the last time I ate in another restaurant, this place is the best!