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2017/09/24-10/08 Japan Trip

I visited Japan to join my dad’s memorial event after the seventh year he past away. Since this is only once trip to Japan this year, I traveled to Naoshima, Nara and Kiitanabe in Japan.


09/25-09/27 Naoshima

I traveled to Naoshima with my mom where I wanted to visit long time since we lived in Okayama prefecture in Japan. This is Benesse Art Museum Island which is located in Kagawa prefecture. We stayed one of museum building which we stay and enjoy modern art in the building.


09/29 Birthday Dinner @Yoshimura

We celebrated my mom’s birthday one month earlier since our family gathered in Japan for my dad’s memorial event from Germany & United States.


10/03-10/04 Nara

I traveled to Nara with my university alumni friends. We were just keep talking and really enjoyed re-union after long time taking care of our family & parents. We stayed traditional Japanese Ryokan called Tsukihi-Tei which is located in primary forest and only take 3 groups per day.


10/4-10/6 Kiitanabe

After I enjoyed trip with my friends, I traveled to Kiitanabe myself to visit Minakata Kumazusu related places such as Kenshou-kan, his former house, Toukei-Shurine, Tsugisakura-Oji, Ippousugi. I walked Kumanokodo from Gyubaoji to Ippousugi.

2017/05/07 Filoli Garden

I joined University Alumni luncheon @Filoli Garden, this is the first time visit for me. We enjoyed nice weather, beautiful garden and updates from Alumni friends during luncheon at Cafe.



2016/07/14 President Award Celebration Dinner

Our Open Innovation Hub team received “President Award” from parent company which had each person’s name on it.

So we had “President Award Celebration Dinner” @Parcel 104. Everything was so tasty and nice presentation too!

Appetizer/Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops


Entree/Wild California Halibut


Dessert/LIttle Italy




2016/02/20 Silicon Valley Grows Meetup @Hidden Villa

I joined Silicon Valley Grows Meetup @Hidden Villa today. This is the lecture and hands on activity for “Growing and Saving Open Pollinating Pea Seeds”.

This is the first time to visit Hidden Villa.

Children’s garden

Children's Garden

Children's Garden

Children's Garden

Starter Pot making

Starter Pot making

Starter pot making tool

Starter pot making tool

Starter pot

Starter pot

Starter pot

After the lecture, I walked trail and enjoyed short hike.



Baby sheep

Administration Office






2015/01/01 Happy New Year!

We celebrated Happy New Year with few Japanese new year dishes.

New Years Dish

Clear Soup

Clear Soup

Buratta Italian Cheese, my favorite

Buratta Cheese

New Year Dish

New Year Dish

New Year Dish


2015/12/30 My Birthday Dinner

We celebrated my birthday and my younger son cooked birthday dinner for me!

He prepared Tomato Hot Pot & Ostrich Live and Kudu pate which is his souvenir from Africa

Tomato Hot Pot

Kudu & Ostrich Liver pate

Kudu & Ostrich Liver pate

Ingredients, carrot, onion, chicken, green onion, celery roots, mushrooms, cabbage, Italian parsley,

Ingredients, carrot, onion, chicken, green onion, celery roots, mushrooms, cabbage, Italian parsley, Potato,


Tomato Hot Pot dinner

Tomato Hot Pot, lots of vegetables and he made chicken broth from scratch and used my house grown tomato paste, healthy and tasty!

Tomato Hot Pot

Tomato Hot Pot

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

OMG, he gave me rose flowers too!

Rose flower

My husband gave me a printer & my older son gave me massage gift card too.





2015/12/24 Xmas Dinner

My younger son returned from Germany this Xmas holiday, so I cooked Xmas dinner for my family. Also our community garden will close due to the school expansion, so I harvested lots of Komatsuna from garden.

Stir fry Komatsuna

Stir fry Komatsuna

Buratta Cheese appetizer

Burrata cheese

Roast Halal Chicken

Roast Chicken

Xmas Dinner

Xmas Dinner

Xmas Dinner



2015/12/12 Deborah’s Palm Holiday Party

I teach Japanese Healthy Cooking class @Deborah’s Palm and I was invited to Holiday Party @Allied Art Guilt. I could make it first time.

Allied Art Guilt is beautiful place with garden & nice little stores.

We had a great fun with very special ladies.

Allied Art Guild

Allied Art Guild 2


















2015/08/16 Tomatoes & Bellagio

I visited vegetable garden this morning around 9am, already very hot and I was dripping. I just harvested tomatoes, shiso leaves, green onion and left garden.

TomatoesToday’s highest was 106F degree, I decided not cooking tonight.

We had dinner @Bellagio.

Polenta E Funghi

Polenta E Funghi

Lobster Ravioli

Lobster Ravioli

Chicken Roll

Chicken Roll

Hazelnuts Gelato

Heselnuts Gelato

2015/08/15 Deborah’s Palm Fall Kick-Off & Open House

I joined Fall Kick-Off & Open House today @Deborah’s Palm.

DP FKO & OH Flier 8-15-15




















I made Home Style Brown Rice sushi & Red Shiso Juice for tasting.

Fall Kick-Off & Open House

Table setting


Brown Rice sushi & Red Shiso Juice

Rrown Rice sushi & Red Shiso Juice

Katie/Deborah’s Palm founder speech


Mini concert