Wednesday, November 26, 2008

First time…making J-food ^-^

I really wanted to eat Japanese food and since it is autumn, I searched for autumn recipes, anyway this is what I made ^-^

Matsutake Gohan is an autumn recipe; it looked very easy, so I decided to make it.
The recipe contains :
· 2 1/2 cups Japanese rice
· 2 1/2 cups water
· 1-2 matsutake mushrooms (I put the mushrooms that is available home,sumimasen)
· 1 abura-age (fried tofu) (I didn’t have any so T-T )
· 4 tbsps sake rice wine (I can’t use it because I am Muslim)
· 4 tbsps soy sauce
I ignored a lot of ingredients but the final result was good^-^

Matsutake Gohan ,It is supposed to look like this T-T

I also made potato salad, the recipe is:
· 1/2 cucumber
· 1/2 onion
· 1/2 carrot
· 2 slices ham (I didn’t put it cause I am muslim)
· 2 tsp rice wine vinegar (I didn’t put it for the same reason)
· 1 tsp olive oil
· 1/2 tsp salt
· 3 tbsps mayonnaise
· *2 boiled eggs
It was really good^-^

again the salad potato supposed to look like this

Ok , now introducing my first cooking ever , enjoy the picture , it really was oishii^-^

first dish :Matsutake Gohan , second: ma2doos(not-japanese)
third: potato salad , fourth: ocha (totemo oishikatta)

minasan,Did you ever try making Japanese food ? If you did , share your experiance ^-^

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nice Haiku Evening^-^

The Japan Foundation presented in cooperation with the Greater Amman Municipality a lecture to the public at 6:30 pm on 20 November at Al Hussein Cultural Center in Ras Al Ain.

It was really nice, I knew about Haiku but this is my first time to take a lecture about it in depth, the lecture and the discussion that was held after it was interesting ^-^

People tried to understand haiku by comparing it with arabic poetry which is ,in my opinion is very wrong , because Japanese poetry (haiku) differs from Arabic poetry^-^

So ,minasan,what is haiku?

Haiku is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. Haiku poets write about everyday things. Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. Usually they use simple words and grammar. The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind. This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry!

Dr koko kato & T sensei

Basho Matsuo is known as the first great poet in the history of haikai (and haiku).
Do you like Haiku? Do you have a certain Haiku that you like?
Please share it with us^-^

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Night out with my brother^-^


Yesterday, after work, I went out with my older brother, we really had a blast(although it was not planned 0_O).
We had dinner, checked a book store (prime^-^ I love this store) and we played some games, we really enjoyed our time, it has been a while since I went out with my brother

atashi no gohan,totemo oishikatta

Sunday, November 16, 2008

J-drama…I am addicted^-^ (part2)

I will continue the list that I made last time ^-^ and of course you can talk and share your opinion on any drama you have watched

I hope you liked this post , I wanna hear more from you minasan ^-^
so , did you watch any of the drama listed above ?
what was the drama that effected you deeply,why ?


Thursday, November 13, 2008




I went to F chan house, T chan was there also, F chan mom cooked delicious food that day and we enjoyed eating it^-^

Although the whole thing was not planned, I had a great time^-^

enjoy the pics ^-^

F chan no okaasan no tabemono

JAA ^-^

My first lessen at LEVEL4…^-^



I was really excited to start level4, after my work ended at 4:30 pm, I rushed to get there at time, yokatta I made it on time ^-^

The lesson was great, new vocabulary, new grammar, new kanji; I was really happy and eager to study more ^-^

Anyway , the class was great , we laughed a lot because you know, whenever we learn something new , our reading at first is very slow , and yeah it was funny to laugh on ourselves way of reading and writing(kanji )

The class ended at 6:30 but I wanted it to last more ^=^



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

J-drama…I am addicted^-^

Many people think that it’s a waste of time watching Japanese drama ,but I want to say that J-DRAMA made me closer to the Japanese society ,people ,language ,culture and traditions ^-^

So I am going to make a list of dramas that I have watched and my opinion:

To be continued>>>

So did you watched any of these dramas ?
I wanna hear from you minasan^-^

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Working…mmm T-T

Working is a great experience; it makes you feel that you can do anything you want(T-T).

But this is an advice, listen carefully , don’t work in something that you hate , even when you are still a fresh graduate , don’t work in something that you hate , you will hate yourself , hate the people around you and eventually you will be tired emotionally and physically, this is what is happening to me right now!

Life is so short, don’t waste it on doing something that you absolutely hate, you will lose yourself.

It is your life after all, you are responsible for it^-^

Jaa ^-^

I promise that the next post will be better hopefully ^-^

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Graduation ceremony at the embassy ^-^

Last Saturday was my graduation ceremony (I can’t wait to start level 4), it was held at the embassy of Japan,the ceremony was great, I really enjoyed it, and a lot of people came.

First, the graduation ceremony started with T sensei speech, he encouraged us to continue studying Japanese (がんばります\(^-^)/),then it was followed by the head of JICA speech, after that the big moment came , certificates were handed to all levels , it was a great moment(やった)T-T

The food was delicious, it was prepared by S san(おいしかったです) ^-^

I enjoyed misu soup, and also it was my first time making onigiri (面白かった)

A movie was screened, “5 centimeters per second” (まことしんかいさんのえいが, I like this person alot , he visited Jordan before , he is a source of inspiration for me ). I went at the beginning of the movie to bring a drink, I noticed that S san was cleaning so I started cleaning with her and forgot all about the movie, but it was really great, the feeling of being involved and useful in something(Sさんおつかれさまでした), anyways while I was cleaning, there was a problem in the movie and the event ended at 3:00.

Finally, T sensei took pics with his amazing camera (ありがとうございますT せんせい)