Sunday, February 19, 2012


What, Goro?

Oh, don't worry. It's Niko's kneading time.

As much as Niko loves making biscuits,
he also enjoys having milk with it.

When he kneads his blanket, he sometimes chews on it,
too, just as if he were nursing. I read this is a comfort
behavior that he remembers from when he was a baby.

Niko sometimes wakes me up in the midnight by his
loud purring during biscuit-making and milk-kneading.

It's such a happy sound, though.

Even if I end up not getting enough sleep,
I spend the whole day feeling happy and smiling :-)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Awards & Beef Hot Pot

A little while back, we received a Liebster Blog Award
from Orchid of Orchid's Daily Voice

Orchid is our sweet, dear friend from Japan. She introduces
you to Japanese culture, tradition, history, etc. We always
learn, have fun, and feel good by reading her sweet words :-)

We also received The Versatile Blogger Award

We smile, laugh, chuckle, sometimes cry reading about 
them and rescued animals. Thank you for saving and caring
for those who need help. You are an angel and we love you!

Thank you for sharing these awards with us. Cold weather is
coming in this weekend, but your friendship warms our hearts! 


Now we gotta warm our tummy, too...

Beef Hot Pot certainly does.

Uh... Goro, I'm sorry. 
But this is for your Dad and me.

We are hungry people, Goro.
Now let's add these slices of beef. Yum yum.

Unfortunately, we can't share them with kids.
Goro gets sick if he eats beef.

Don't be sad, Goro.  I will get chicken for you :-)


Now it's our turn to pass the awards. But many of you
already have these awards, so this time we just want to say
we love you all and are truly grateful for your friendship.
Stay warm and we wish you a wonderful week ahead!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Day Ideas

Valentine's Day is coming soon! In Japan, it's common
for women to give chocolate to men on Valentine's Day.

As a Japanese woman, I'm thinking about getting
chocolate for my valentine this year. What kind? Let's see...

Maybe a lip-shaped chocolate...

Or chocolate-covered strawberries...

How about a fancy Godiva chocolate...

I know what would be great!

Cat-shaped, fur-covered Gorova chocolate.

It's a soft, silky, smooth chocolate.

With a bittersweet flavor 

It is THE perfect chocolate for special someone!

Don't worry, Niko. It's for your Dad.
I'll get something yummy and safe for you :-)

(And don't worry, we are not going to eat Goro!)