Thursday, July 31, 2008

This weekend

I will join BBQ party this weekend!
JCACD ( hosting a potluck BBQ party on August 3 at Noon.

Anyone interested in Japan is welcome. Please bring a dish to share. JCACD has rented the Pavillion, please come rain or shine. $5 per adult, $3 per child under 12(Facilities fee, hamburgers, hot dogs,chips and drinks included).

Souvenir Again !

My husband came to Albany on the way to San Francisco and Los Angels for business. He stayed only 2 nights but he brought Japanese souvenir for me, such as books, medicine and snacks. One of the snacks is "Cocco", which is famous in Shizuoka-prefecture and I like it very much. Those are a kind of steam ban but there are whip cream inside. This time, he bought plan one but there are some kinds of creams; strawberry, green tee and chocolate.
Because he stayed only 3 days and I had to go to my lab these 3 days, we did not enough time to talk. I was little sad... But he will have summer vacation in end of the August and will come to Albany again.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Barcelona (Spanish & Mediterranean)

I went to have a dinner with my friends at "Barcelona Restaurant(" . This restaurant is so nice and I love it! Inside the restaurant, there is bar counter and some tables, and also 2F. I ate "Veal Marsala" and my friends ate "Ram", "Chicken" and "Seafood paella". All of them were very delicious, especially I like Paella. Rice of paella sacked seafood taste so much and they fascinated me a lot! This restaurant looked so popular but parking lot is small. This is only regret thing for me. But even if the parking lot is small, I will go again!

1192 Western Avenue,
Albany, NY 12203
TEL (518)438-1144

Friday, July 25, 2008

JLCC Potluck

I had a JLCC potluck party yesterday. About 14 members joined this party. We took food each other; Sushi, cake, vanilla pudding... I was late for this party, so I could not eat some food because other members finished to eat. I was so sad... The place we had a party was our member's house. There was a nice place and we enjoyed very much.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sukhothai (Thai Food Restaurant)

These 2 days were so hot, so I wanted to eat spicy food. Then, I went to have a dinner at "Sukhothai" with my friends. This restaurant is small but there were many customers. I ate pan fried noodle and Thai fried roll, and my friends ate fried rice and Curry. Noodle was little bit sweet and sticky. I like more spicy one. As for the Curry, it was less spicy than my friend expected but it was still hot. Thai fried roll was very crispy and I like this texture very much. It is yummy! Most of the meals were under $10. I want to try other meal next time.
254 Lark Street, Albany,
NY 12210
TEL (518)463-0223

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I went to see a musical "West Side Story" in Playhouse at Washington park( To see play is one of my favorite summer activities. I arrived the park before 30 minutes of starting time but there were many people and it was difficult to fine my seat. I found some of my friends and could join them. I was so lucky! The musical was very impressed me. I have already known the story but I enjoyed very much. I can not believe that we do not need but the ticket! This is nice system for children and poor college students like me!

Monday, July 14, 2008


I got a parcel from my husband because I will wear Yukata(a kind of Japanese Kimono made from cotton) in community fun day next month. He sent me a set of Yukata and some Japanese snacks. Now a days I really missed Japanese snacks, so I am so happy.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Birthday Party

Today, I joined the birthday party of my friend's husband. It was surprising party, so we prepared when he worked in his office. It was so fun for me. We put a lot of decoration in the room and our side. Our party was held in pool side of my friend's house. Today was so lovely day and all children swam in the pool. Most of adults drank beer or other alcohol and ate lot of food. I like these atmosphere and enjoyed very much.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I love fruits!

Summer and fall are the best seasons for fruits! I love fruits very much, especially I love peach and plum.
Today I went to buy some fruits at "Troy waterfront farmers market(". I like this market because it is so lively and there are many friendly vendors. When I see the vegetable which I do not know what it is and how to cook, then they teaches me even if there are some customers to wait.
Today, I bought plum (8 for $4.5), raspberry (200g for $4.5) and cherry (350g for $3.5). Of course, I did not forget to buy bakery at Mrs.London! I am so happy to get delicious fruits!