Not Tokyo

Life in Ohara featuring a chocolate and banana danish from Nutty Plant, a healthy blackcurrant and cacao smoothie bowl recipe found HERE and a box full of paper cranes. Now, about the latter. Let me tell you, it is not a mere stereotype. EVERYONE in Japan knows how to make a paper crane. Today my Japanese co-worker gave the new first-graders 60 seconds to make a paper crane to use in introducing themselves and guess what? They did. Everyone did. Each and every student. It was so Japanese and so awesome.


    1. So funny you say that because I always listen to music here. Especially when I’m cycling. Recently, I like popular music I can dance to including:
      DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
      Sia – Cheap Thrills
      Fifth Harmony – Work From Home
      Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s

      and some softer ones..
      Lukas Graham – Seven Years
      Charlie Puth – One Call Away

      What do you like ??


  1. I noticed the ear bud connection in your Insta. Other than Sia, whose name I know and whose music I don’t, I don’t know any of the people you’ve mentioned (that’s when you know you’re old)! I’ll have to check them out. I used to listen to rock and blues, but after decades needed to expand my repertoire. I now like “world”, some EDM (don’t know names), Arab, Israeli/Jewish: Ofra Haza, Moshik Afia, Eyal Golan; and stuff from my childhood (70’s music), and from my parents’ era: swing, big band (Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman). The “classics” (hee-hee)!

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  2. I actually met Japanese people 3 years ago whom I had to teach how to fold a crane! :o
    I used to always leave them (folded out of the receipt) behind when I ate out, with a note of thanks on it. Whenever we did see the staff’s reaction, they were always so happy (though a little surprised). ^^

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