Monday, August 10, 2009

New Blog

I made new blog. I will introduce my Japanese life and good restaurants!

Mari @ Kumamoto, Japan

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Farewell Party

3 of my best friends gave me a farewell party at one of their house. They prepared many kinds foods and sweets. We drank wine. I really impressed their kindness and was so happy. I have stayed in Albany Almost 3 years and will leave on August 2. Off course, I missed Japan. But I love Albany and my friends in Albany. I will miss all of them.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

T.G.I. Friday's (American food)

When one of the lab member's birthday is coming, we have a lunch at outside, such as T.G.I. Friday's (, Panera( or ICHIBAN( Today we had a lunch at T.G.I.Friday's. The foods of this restaurant is cheap and big volume, and most of students are satisfied with these foods. I ate "half sandwich and soup combination" today. The volume is half but it was enough for me
T.G.I. Friday's
40A Stuyvesant Boulevard #A
Albany, NY 12203
TEL (518)489-1661

Saturday, July 25, 2009

BBQ Party

Today I had a BBQ party at my adviser's house. This party was for 2 undergraduates students and me. 2 undergraduates students graduate in last May and I will finish my course this summer. It was a potluck party and I enjoyed eating so much!! Drinking beers, eating delicious food and chatting with my lab mates, it was really nice and made me so happy.

Potato croquette

Today I will have a potluck party in my adviser's house. Our lab members will join this party. It is difficult for me to decide which food I will bring every time because some one cannot eat beef, some one can only chicken and vegetables, some one cannot spicy food and seafood. Finally, I made potato croquette think morning. I mixed potato with onion and bacon. Then, I covered with crumb and fried. They look delicious ???

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Apple cider doughnuts

Suddenly, I really wanted to eat "Apple cider doughnuts", then I went to "Indian Ladder farm(" and bought them. Their doughnuts were so soft and simple tastes. I tried them several times but I cannot get tired of them. So, I can not stop eating...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Free Pastry Day

Today is "Free Pastry Day(" at the Starbucks. Enter the Starbucks before 10:30am and buy something to drink, then you can get any pastry you want!! Off course, I went there on the way to my lab and got the "raspberry muffin"!

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Chinese market

New Chinese market opened last Saturday at Central Avenue. It is the biggest Chinese market in Albany area, I think. It is big and clean, and these are many kinds of Chinese product. Especially, I like Deli corner and bread corner. Yesterday I only strolled in the market because there were many customers there and it took long time to pass the register. I will go there later again. Unfortunately, there are a few Japanese product there but I like Asian market and enjoy shopping.
Asian Supermarket Corp.
1245 Central Avenue,
Albany, NY 12205
TEL (518)438-8868

Lunch Gathring at Hana Japanese Restaurant

I had a JLCC ( lunch gathering at "Hana Japanese Steak house and Sushi bar (". There were 20 members joining this event. Last time I came there, I like the Sashimi (law fish) very much and this time I tried "Sushi Dinner($21)". Law fish was still good!
The gathering was so nice. Many Japanese and Americans who study Japanese talked together and enjoyed Japanese food. Unfortunately, I had a meeting yesterday and could not stay longer. But I enjoyed a happy time in this restaurant.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary (Cafe)

I went to "Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary(" on the Wolf road. I am really interested in the name of this cafe. Inside the cafe is wide and very cheerful. Of course, there are many kinds of coffee but there are some tea and smoothie. Also, they serve sandwiches, cookies, muffins... This cafe makes me little uncomfortable because customers and shop person talks a lot and little noisy. So, I think it is difficult for me to read a book or write a report in this cafe. however, coffee is good. It is Deep-roasted and I love deep-roasted coffee very much.
Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary
217 Wolf Road Albany, NY 12205
TEL (518)435-0843
M-Th 7am-11pm
Fri.& Sat. 7am-Midnight
Sun. 8am-10pm

Ragonese Import (Italian Deli)

This shop "Ragonese Import (", is near the St.Peter's Hospital. The shop looks old and very small but many customer come there. One of my friends recommended me to try "Tiramisu" in this shop and I went there. I think Tiramisu are not made in this shop and keep in freezer. The price is $3.99 each and it looks little expensive for me. But taste was delicious! Also, it is put in the glass. This glass is pretty and I love it. I will definitely come and buy this Tiramisu again. Also, I bought tuna salad. This salad was mix with celery and very creamy. I put it in my sandwich and it match very good.

Ragonese Import
409 New Scotland Avenue,
Albany, NY 12208
TEL (518)482-2358

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cella Bistro (Italian or Frehch)

I had a dinner with my friend at "Cella Bistro (" in Schenectady. Inside the restaurant was very elegant and I like these taste. I ate duck and my friend ate mahimahi. The duck was so soft and the combination of source on the duck, which was made by wine, and duck was really amazing. I love duck and ate duck many times but I have a first time to eat such a tasty one. Mahimahi was also nice, especially the texture of side dish (sauteed mushrooms) was excellent! We really enjoyed dinner. Finally, we ate dessert; I ate caramel cheesecake and my friend ate crumble with raspberry. Unfortunately, they were not special (not bad but not good).
Cella Bistro
2015 Rosa Road, Schenectady,
NY 12309
TEL (518)-381-2081

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Soda or Pop

When I ate lunch with my lab-mate, one of them called "Pop" to soft drinks. I call "Soda". It is so interesting thing for me. Then, I looked for interesting map in web site( Half of the area's people call "Pop". Uh... interesting!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Jonesville Store (Cafe)

I went to get my lunch at "The Jonesville Store(" because one of my friend recommended to go this cafe. It is the one what I imagine the cafe in small American town. It's so cute. They serves sandwiches, bagels, salad, cake and so on. I bought quiche for lunch, Curry chicken salad for dinner, coffee cake for snack and meat loaf doe dinner. Quiche is kind of spinach, cheese and bacon. The pie part was so crispy and I like this texture. I got 1 piece of quiche but I thought I could eat 1 more piece. They have a lot of seats inside and outside the cafe. The terrace seats looks so nice in such a lovely day. Next time, I will stay longer and enjoy the lovely day.
The Jonesville Store
989 Main Street, Clifton Park,
NY 12065
TEL (518)877-0507

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dessert at Barcelona

I went to have a dinner with my friend at "Barcelona(". I went there several times and I like their food. Today, we ate small portion of food because we wanted to eat dessert! We ate "Cheese cake with strawberry" and "Chocolate cake". Cheese cake was delicious but not special. I was little disappointed. However, Chocolate cake was really nice! Inside the cake, there was hot chocolate source and eat it with cold ice cream was really amazing combination and it was fascinated me a lot!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pound cake

I got the pond cake from my friend. She made it for me. It looks Japanese cake taste, it means un-sweet. It makes me in the heaven.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Dinner at Cafe Madison

I went to "Cafe Madison(" several times to eat lunch but I have a first time to eat dinner. The atmosphere is completely different lunch time from dinner time. Lunch time is very casual and livery but dinner time is very posh and calm. I like both of them. We ate "Crab cake", "Vegetable spaghetti" and "Duck Ragu". Crab cake was crispy outside and soft inside. The combination was really good. There were many kinds of vegetables in Vegetable spaghetti and it tastes very soft. Duck ragu's taste was little thick for me. Also, the amount of pasta was too much and I took out to my house. During dinner, we talked a lot about our job and study because we have not met about 3months and we had many topic to talk. This restaurant made us relax and we forgot to time. I love "Cafe Madison"!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Alessi goods

I love "ALESSI(" products. This time I bought the salt and pepper set. The design is unique and so cute! This design has other products, such as magnet, egg cup and key holder. I wan to get another one, too!

Monday, June 29, 2009


I got eel in Asian market and today's lunch was eel, which was mixed with cucumber and egg. It's Yummy!!! This eel is not bad but I miss delicious eel in Japan.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bella Napoli Bakery (Bread & Cake)

I went to buy some cakes at "Bella Napoli Bakery(". This shop sells many kinds of cakes and breads. I was so surprised! I did not decided which one I will buy. I roamed this side and the other side for several times. Finally, I bought dozen of dinner roll, an Italian cheese cake, 2 Eclairs and 1/2 pound of Chocolate cream puffs. All of them were only $9.00!! Also, this shop has counter seats inside and we can eat pizza and sandwiches. I will try next time. However, why I did not know such a good shop ???
Bella Napoli Bakery
Corners of Route 9 & 155
Latham, NY
TEL (888) 800-0103

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Today's sweet

I am so tired in this week, so I need sweets!
I went to "Debbie's Kitchen (456 Madison Avenue, Albany NY, 12208)" to buy Brownies! I love Debbi's Brownie because they are so soft. I believe their Brownies are best in Albany. I got "plain Brownie ( $3.00)" and "Cherry and rhubarb cheese cake ($2.00)". I tried some kinds of Denni's Brownie but I love plain one. They make me happy!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Italian Deli

I love Deli because there are many kinds of foods which I cannot cook. Today on the way to my apartment, I went to "Via Fresca(". Here is one of my favorite deli. I bought "Seafood salad", "Italian bread", "Chicken cutlet" and "Fried rice ball with beef". Salad is mixed with octopus and squid marinated with lemon dressing. It is very refreshing taste. I bought it last time and I really like it. This shop also sells freeze food and sweets. Sweets are fascinated me so much.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

BBQ Party

I had a BBQ party with my friends at my friend's house. I like BBQ because it is symbol of summer for me!! Today was real summer day. Sunshine was strong and it made me suntan. We took food and shared. I took Salmon with vegetable and cooked on BBQ stove. Finally, we gave up to be in such a summer day and went into the house. It was comfortable than outside. How many times will I do BBQ this summer???

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dinner at Creo

I had a dinner with my 4 Japanese friends at Creo( I like Creo because of their food and atmosphere. Today we shared to eat some plates; Avocado and tuna roll as an entree, Eggplant & five cheeses wood fire roasted as an entree, Risotto of the day, Pasta of the day, Crème brulee, shortcake with 4 berries and chocolate & Mascarpone cake. All of them were delicious, especially, I love Risotto. Today's risotto was shrimp and artichoke on the risotto. These combination were really good. Also, I became big fan of short cake. I came this restaurant 3 times. Every time I came, I am satisfied very much.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Asian Taste

Today I dropped in Stuyvesant Plaza( because I wanted to get something drink at Starbucks Coffee. Before Starbucks, I went to "EATS(". Still there are many kinds of products which I am so interested in. I checked all products in the sore... Then, I found something interesting in Deli corner. Some of the deli look like Asian. I want to try and bought "Asian style coleslaw with smoked duck breast ($9.00/1 lb)" and "Sauteed Shitakes ($18.00/1lb)". As for the coleslaw, there are cabbage, carrot and smoked duck with source which taste like Japanese one. As for the sautee, Shitakes with sesame were taste vinegar. Both of them were definitely Asian. I will take them in my lunch box tomorrow!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tea mania

After coming the U.S., I became a tea mania. I can drink good coffee anytime everywhere in the US but it is difficult to drink good tea. So, I looked for good tea house and found. My favorite tea house is "The Good Leaf Gourmet Tea Company(". I went there today. The owner has a lot of knowledge about tea and she recommends some teas which I am interested in.
Today, I asked to refill "Raise (This is black tea and I drink it in the morning. $5.75/20 oz)", "Earl Grey de la Creme (This is vanilla flavored black tea. $5.75/20 oz)" and "Peach Melba (This is also peach and raspberry flavored black tea, and it is good for ice tea. $3.50/0.5 oz)". Moreover, I bought "Lichee Scented (This is lichee and grapefruits flavored black tea. $2.75/0.5 oz)" and "Tropical Fantasy (This is flavored green tea. $3.00/0.5 oz)".
I drink tea before going to school and take tea in my pot every day. Also, I drink tea in the dinner and keep ice tea in my refrigerator!

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Afghan Grill (Afghan food)

I went to "The Afghan Grill(" with my friend. They serve buffet Mon.-Fri. lunch time (About $8). There are salad with Afghan dressing, 2 kinds of basmati rice (White and Brown), Afghan bread, 4 kinds of curry (chicken, vegetable, beef ball and spinach). Every food was mild, not spicy and I love this taste. Unfortunately, there is no dessert. Oh, I wanted to eat afghan dessert (But I do not know what Afghan dessert is...). I need more kinds of food because of buffet, but I was satisfied the food they served.

The Afghan Grill
952 Troy-Schenectady Rd.,
Latham, NY 12110
TEL (518)783-9200

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Anton's (Greek-American Eatery)

I went to "Anton's(" today at lunch time. I was so surprised because there were many people there. Inside this shop, there are about 5 tables but most of the people took their food out. I ordered "Pork Souvlaki ($6.75)" and "Today's soup(Gambo, $3.25)". Pork Souvlaki was very big, and many pork, tomatoes and onions were served on a pita. I love tzayziki sauce, which tastes like mayo + onion? The people who work in this shop looked very busy and I could not talk with them. I waned to know the ingredients of Greek sweets which were on the counter, and wanted some of them but I could not do. Next time, I will go there except lunch time and want to try Greek sweets!
577 New Scotland Avenue,
Albany NY, 12208
TEL (518)453-9191

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Japanese PEPSI

Last summer, PEPSI sold "PEPSI ice cucumber" taste only in Japan.
Then, in this summer they will sell "PEPSI Shiso (" taste only in Japan.
I wonder how they sellect the taste and why they sell only in Japan???

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Indian Dessert

I went to Indian Bazaar( today because I really want to look for "Ras malai", which I ate last night. There were 2 kinds of Ras malai there. One of them was frozen ($9.00) and the other was mixed powder ($1.69). I bought mixed powder. I made it after returning my apartment. It took about 30 minutes and the taste was the same as yesterday's. I was so surprised and was happy!! Also, I bought "Mango juice" and "Gulab Jamun" there. This shop fascinated me so much.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

International Dinner

I joined "The International Dinner" at "First Assembly of God( with some of JLCC ( members. About 30 people joined this dinner. Each of us took our country food and shared. I made one bite size of 25 "Tonkatsu (Deep fried pork)". Other Japanese took "Sekihan (Red bean rice :" and "Fried Chicken". I tried many kinds of food and like vegetable and chicken soup (I did not check which country) and Indian dessert "Ras malai (". I asked Indian woman how to make this dessert and it looks easy. But we can get this in Indian glossary store. I will check!
During eating, we did some easy and fun game. Also, we talked with other people and had a good time.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dinner with My Friends

I had a dinner with my friend who will return to Japan next month. We went to "Barcelona(". This restaurant is near SUNY uptown campus but many of my friends do not notice it. Today, I ate "Chicken Paella" and my friends ate "Seafood pasta" and "Pork Mediterranean". As for the Paella, the texture of rice were perfect and Chicken was so nice. As for the seafood pasta, we can choose red or white source. There were many seafood on the pasta and it looked difficult to eat. As for the Pork Mediterranean, Basil and olive oil source were put on the pork, and it make me so hungry.
Some of my Japanese friends graduated this semester and they will return to Japan. I am so sad on this summer...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Greek Festival at St.Sophia

I went to Greek Festival( at St.Sophia today. There were so many people. At first, I strolled in the market place, where there were many kinds of Greek goods. Then, I bought Gyros ($7) and saw Greek dance. I love Gyros, especially the source is really tasty and may favorite one! Next, I bought some kinds of Greek sweets and Fried dough. I wanted to eat them at the inside tables but there were almost occupied, and I went to out and looked for the picnic area. However, today is little windy and I gave up eating outside. Finally, I took all my food to my apartment.
This church is big and there are some church tour today. I saw the inside of the church and it is so gorgeous, so beautiful. I highly recommend to see this church!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lunch at Londonberry Cafe

I went to have a lunch with my friends at "Londonderry Cafe (1475 Western Ave # 30, Albany, NY 12203)" in Stuyvesant plaza. Today was lovely day, so many people had a seats in outside. Last time I came this cafe, I ate quiche and it was nice. Today, I ate half size chicken salad sandwiches and pumpkin soup. Sandwich was little plain taste and soup was sweet. I wanted to eat soup more.
After eating lunch, we move to Starbucks coffee and talked for a long time. We sat in a outside and enjoyed beautiful day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My B-Day #4 "End of Semester Party"

The spring semester will end next week, so we had a party in our teacher's house. Her house has big backyard and comfortable area. We brought some food and did BBQ. Unfortunately, there were around 10 students to join this party. But I met my friends for the first time of these 6 months, so I was so happy to talk with her.
Food was good and talk was continuing....

My B-Day #3 "Fruit Cake"

After eating lunch with my lab-mates, we return to our lab and found that today's meeting will be canceled. I thought we would eat cake in meeting time. Then, we ate cake in the lab (Actually, eating and drinking are prohibited in the lab).
The cake, which were made by my friend and she brought it to my apartment yesterday, was fantastic. Fruits were sweet and cream was soft. My lab-mates love it too.

My B-Day #2 "Hana Japanese Steakhouse"

I went to my lab after interview.
My lab-mates celebrated my B-day and we went to have a lunch at
"Hana Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar(". One of our lab-mates really love this restaurant but I have not gone yet. Inside the restaurant was little dark but good decoration and atmosphere. There are many kinds of lunch menu and I ate "Tonkatsu lunch box". Other members ate "Sashimi Lunch", "Sushi Lunch" and ... In my lunch box, there were Tonkatsu (deep fried pork), 2 dumplings, California roll, vegetable tempura and miso soup. It was lot for me. The taste of my Tonkatsu was so-so but Sushi looked so delicious. Fatty tuna was beautiful and fascinated me.
One of the member told "Today is my B-day" to waiter, so they sang a birthday song and gave me ice cream tempura, but they asked me to dance, dance!! Sorry, I could not dance...
Hana Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
1620 Western Avenue,
Albany,NY 12203
TEL (518)452-4262

My B-Day #1 "Interview"

Happy Birthday to Me! Yesterday (May 11th.) was my Birthday. There were many events for me.

In the morning, I went to Union College( One of my friends teaches advanced Japanese class and the final project of her class is "talk with native Japanese", so I and other 2 Japanese joined her class and talked with students. I talked with Jacky, whose major is East Asia literature, and she went to Japan as a exchange student last year, so her Japanese was really good. Other student I talked with was Jeff, whose major is molecular biology, and he also went to Japan as a exchange student last year. Our topic were "Why did you come to the U.S.?", "What are you doing now?", "Are their any difficulties living in the U.S.?" and so on. We talked for about 30 min. and I enjoyed very much.

Their passion of Japanese influences me so much!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Korean Food

One of my friends will return to Japan next week, so we had a dinner together at "Ta-Ke Japanese Steakhouse(". This restaurant mentions Japanese steakhouse but I think their Korean foods are better than Japanese. We ate Korean food. Food was so-so and price was so-so...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Spring Picnic Lunch

I have a "Picnic Lunch Party" at Indian Ladder Farm( today. There are many apple trees and most of them bloom beautifully. More than 30 Japanese came there and they brought food which we share. Rice ball, Boiled pumpkin, Fried chicken, Onion salad and so on. The weather was soooo nice and we enjoyed eating and talking. Children enjoyed rode the hey ride, saw baby animals and played in the ground. I was really happy to see some of my friends who have not contact for long time. I love these kind of gathering!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


May 5th is "Children's Day (" in Japan.
Before that day, families raise "Koinobori (", which are the carp-shaped flags (carp because of the Chinese legend that a carp that swims upstream becomes a dragon, and the way the flags blow in the wind looks like they are swimming), one for each boy (or child). We made the Koinobori by piece of fabrics and decorated.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Capital Q (BBQ)

I went to buy my lunch at "Capital Q (" today. This shop is famous as "The best of BBQ in 2008". The shop in small but there are some chairs to eat there. I bought "Capital Q Pulled Pork ($8)" by the plate, which comes with the choice of 1 side dish, cornbread and coleslaw. I selected Fried Okra as a side dish. I am familiar to eat okra but I have a first time to eat fried okra. It likes a snack and I love it. The pork was with spicy vinegar sauce and this is little spicy for me. The amount of this lunch was too much for me and I could not eat all of them. Other meats, such as chicken, yard birds and beef, also sounds good. I will try later.

Capital Q
329 Ontario Street,
Albany, NY 12208
TEL (518)438-7675
Mon.-Thur. 11am-9pm
Fri.&Sat. 11am-10pm
Sun. 11am-8pm

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Crazy students in Fountain Day

Today was "The Fountain Day" in SUNY. I went there with my friends and I saw so many crazy students. However, this event was jump-up.

Dinner Club at P.F.Chang

I had a dinner with 2 of my friends at "P.F.Chang(". We ate "Chang's for 2 ($39.95)" and "VIP Duck". As for the "Chang's for 2", we can select 2 cup of soup, 1 starter, 2 entrees and 2 mini desserts. We selected "Hot and sour soup", "Egg drop soup", "Chang's chicken lettuce wrap", "Pepper steak", "Cantonese shrimp", "Tiramisu" and "Strawberry cheese cake". All of them were so good, especially I really love "Chang's chicken lettuce wrap". As for the "VIP Duck", duck was little oily and tasted Chinese spice.

Finally, we could not eat all of the food and took of them to my home.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Japan Night 2009

I went to "Japan Night" in SUNY with my friends.
I heard Japanese food would be served between 7:00pm and 8:00pm, and we rushed in the event at 7:00pm. Food was nice but the amount of food were terrible. Even though I ate my portion but still hungry. Same as my friends.
The show was awesome! The member of JSA(Japanese Student Association) presented some Japanese popular songs and skit which showed Japanese life style. They presented "Fashion Show" last. The show was so interesting for me. They changed to ware Kimono (Japanese traditional clothes) characteristically.
I really enjoyed this event and it was much better last year.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eco Bag

On the way to my apartment, I went to Hannaford( to buy grocery. At the Hannaford, I got free ecology bag. I have not used an Eco bag before, but I will use next time because I got it today. I think that the picture of the Eco bag is children's drawing and it looks cute.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Japan Night in this year

"Japan Night" in SUNY, sponsored by Japanese Student Association in SUNY, will be held in April 23 this year. We can buy a ticket ($5.00 in advanced, $8.00 at the door )from today.
Last year, I joined this event with my Japanese friends and enjoyed very much, so I will go again!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spill'n the Beans (Cafe)

After eating lunch, we went to "Spill'n the Beans(". I really want to go there because one of my friend recommended me to drink their coffee. I drank cafe latte. I selected the size (small or regular or large), a kind of milk (skin or whole or low fat), coffee beans and concentration of coffee (single or double or triple). I am not familiar with coffee beans and I asked them to drink light one. Amazing! This cafe latte is the best I drank in my life. Also, my friend's Mochaccino is sweet and tasty. I am so impressed their coffee. Why they are not near my house...
Spill'n the Beans
13 3rd Street, Troy,
NY 12180
TEL (518)268-1028
Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm
Sat 8am-5:30pm
Sun 8am-3pm

Brown's Brewing (Beer restaurant)

I went to have a lunch with my friends at "Brown's Brewing(". last time I went there was dinner time, so I had a first time to have a lunch. I ate hamburger and my friends ate sandwich. I really wanted to drink beer but did not drink it because I have to drive after eating lunch. Many customers were drinking beer and I was envy them!!!
Brown's Brewing
417 River street, Troy,
NY 12180
TEL (518)273-2337

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Interesting recipe

I found interesting recipes of "Pan cake (" and "chocolate cake (". There are only pictures, no sentences. I can understand how to make by these pictures but I think I need sentences!

Cherry Blossom

In Japan, Cherry blooms bloom in April. My husband, who is in Japan now, sent me some pictures of them. This weekend, he could see beautiful cherry blossom trees in the park and enjoyed taking pictures.