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‘This is farewell present for you. We will open and drink together after a decade.’

My friend gave me a package of Pu-Erh tea, when I left Singapore. We promised.

Today is the day after a decade.


Yogis believe the words we said become true.

Japanese believe once words are pronounced, they get sprit.

I moved back to Singapore.


One day we get together, open and drink this tea.

Boil water. Warm tiny cups. Wait with smiling each other.

Good taste takes time to come out. Maybe a decade.


I was too tired,  got a cold, kept coughing. Took a cup of warm drink. Relieved.


My first bottle was present from my Korean friend. I hooked it.


There is two types, ‘Ginger and honey’ and ‘Yuzu (aromatic citrus) and honey’.

Ginger makes body warm. Yuzu is rich in vitamin C.

Both are good for recover from cold and refresh!


I sip it with hot water.

I gulp it with soda.

I drink it with hot milk.

I add it in marinade.

I eat it as marmalede.

Finished this bottle already? Ok. Open next!


Being born in Japan, I was spelled from childhood.


Japan economy must progress every year as much as possible, otherwise we tiny islanders can’t survive.

Life must be devoted to the economic progress. That is for society, Japanese way of life.

Happiness? You consume whatever you like. That is for our economy too. Work and buy happiness!


Having got out from Japan years and years, the spell was gone.


Be able to realize I was never blissful in that way of life.

Be able to see what is neglected, what is lost, what is destroyed

which were hidden behind of desires.


Never be spelled again.

Keep opening inner eyes.

Happiness is here in my heart.


Special thanks to Mr. Tomoyasu Hirano, whose words inspired me.

‘Red and white’ is Japanese celebration color. Present red and white sweets is for sharing happiness.

In the heart of celebration sweets, bean paste is always.

Off cause red bean and white bean!

Red and White Mizu-manzyu

Bean paste ball

1. Soak red or white (lima) bean 300g in cold water over night in fridge.

2. Drain it. Put the bean in vacuum pot (I use Thermos Shuttle Chef) with 600cc water.

3. Place the pot over hight flame. Once it boils up, add 200cc cold water.

Re-boils up for 2-3 min.Drain and wash beans.

4. Put the bean back into the pot with 600cc water. Repeat 3 once more.

5. Put the bean back into the pot with 600cc water. Boil up again.

Place the inner pot into outer shell. Leave half day.

6. Boil up again and put in inner shell.

Do this 3 day 3 night until the beans become very soft.

The second day add 300g sugar and a pinch of salt.

For lima bean, when the bean’s outer cover coming out, take it out.

cooked red bean

7. Drain bean well. Put in food processor and grind it.

Make a small balls. It can be froze.

Put inside of jelly or cup cake. Or eat with ice cream.

Green tea flavor is recommended.


The soup from the red bean (the water at step 7, not 2 & 3) has nice flavor too.


Red bean ice candy

Mix the red bean soup, some cooked red bean and whipping cream.

Place into silicon candy mold (I bought at one coin shop). Place bars. Freeze it.


Happy me! Happy every one! Cheers!


Eating together with someone is not just intake same food but same energy.

in how-yogi-must-eat lecture she said.


Sit around one table. Eat together. Talk and listen each other. Watch their eyes.

Smile, laugh, angry and sallow together.


With food, we swallow the place and moment.

Swallow emotion, thought and whole energy there.

Then become slightly nearer, understandable each other.



am I eating together or just sitting next?


‘I know you are coming’ he said with smiling.


Everyday I rushed into a cafe. After 3 hours morning practice I was desperately hungry.

My breakfast place was called Mukuti’s hearth food cafe.

I loved their fresh food, chatting with him, Papa and my friends.

yogi breakfast

My favorite was ‘Yogi Breakfast’.

It was not muesli with fruits,

it was variety of fresh fruits covered with yogurt, muesli and a lots of sesame all over.


Vitamin from fruits and honey. Dietary fiber from muesli. Calcium from yogurt.

Tiny sesame brings crunchy tick taste, has anti-oxidant ‘Goma-lignan’ which only sesame has.

I ate up until the last grain of sesame on the plate.


Perfect breakfast. Start a fresh day!


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