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Ninja English with Kim Watkinson

初めまして。キム・ワトキンソンと申します。 ロサンゼルスの生活を始めた方、そしてロサンゼルスに引っ越されるご予定の方、新しい生活が不安ではないでしょうか? 私は、英語も日本語も話すことができます。ぜひ、皆様のお役に立ちたいと考えております。英語と日本語の両方で、皆様のロサンゼルスでの生活をサポートさせて頂きます。Also, if you’re studying for the TOEFL exam, I’d love to help you pass the exam with flying colors. キム・ノード・ワトキンソン (Kim Knode Watkinson) 経歴 日本居住歴  18年  NHK英会話講座講師 日本航空支社長秘書 芸能人(松田聖子)通訳「日常生活のお手伝いをします」 英語での各種手続きから、お子様の学校や塾、ショッピングや旅行などの日常生活まで、... Read Full Article

Matcha Monster Rice Krispies #SundaySupper

The Cookie Monster prepared a former Japanese boss for his life in America. Sesame Street’s approach to English language basics is fun! My hope is that my Matcha Monster Rice Krispies introduces essentials to successful travel to and business in Japan in a delicious manner. Japanese friends living abroad will also appreciate your awesome awareness of their culture. Matcha Rice Krispies may look to be a no-brainer treat. Well, that... Read Full Article

Enter the Blue Zone at Go Greek Yogurt

Enter the Blue Zone at Go Greek Yogurt  ブリュー・ゾーンのゴ・グリーク・ヨーグルト Iconic filmmaker Frank Capra’s Shangri-La is fiction. His movie depicts a land of harmony and long life. Turns out there are places on planet Earth where health and happiness reign. They are referred to as Blue Zones. Okinawa is one. Ikaria Island in Greece is another. 1 out of 3 Ikaria’s residents live into their 90s. Dementia and depression are rare. Take... Read Full Article

Pumpkin Cupcakes #SundaySupper

Disney magic weaves itself into Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cupcakes for Sunday Supper! Pumpkin by itself is, well, pumpkin. Add sugar, spice, everything nice to pumpkin cupcake batter and now we’re talking. The apartment takes on the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and pie spice getting cozy with pumpkin. As all things pumpkin arrive with autumn, I join the pumpkin mania parade. Pumpkin Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin Chocolate Pocky Muffins and M &... Read Full Article

Sublime Matcha Sweets and Power Drinks

Midori Matcha Café’s Sublime Sweets and Power Drinks みどり抹茶カフェの抹茶デザートと健康的なドリンク “We (only) hire people who honestly like matcha,” declares Midori Matcha Café owner, Dmitry Steinbuchel. “This brand is about heart.” Indeed a love and a passion for matcha motivates Dmitry to serve only the very best at his café. All matcha drinks are made with ceremonial grade tea and organic ingredients. The... Read Full Article

Mini Honey Donuts, #SundaySupper

Miracles, magic and moons are the topic of the day in the USA. Talk of the solar eclipse elicits excitement and trepidation. Similar to the emotions I felt when Dunkin’ Donuts opened their doors in Tokyo. Yes, it was a long time ago; during the dinosaur age (aka the ‘70s.) The import of an American donut franchise like Dunkin’ Donuts was a miracle! Tokyo in the 1970s had yet to see the onslaught of American-Japanese marriages... Read Full Article

A Marriage of East and West in an Ice Cream Cone

Somi Somi: A Marriage of East and West in an Ice Cream Cone Somi Somi: 西洋と東洋が結婚したアイスクリームショップ Somi Somi is aiming to go organic.  Organic or not, Somi Somi is an ice cream shop not to be missed. (Unless you have serious food sensitivities.) Flavors familiar to the Japanese and Korean palate are swirled into a pancake cone! Specifically a taiyaki; a fish shaped shell. Traditionally, taiyaki is filled with red bean paste in both Japan... Read Full Article

Matcha Ice Cream Teatime Sandwiches, #SundaySupper

“Teatime is more than a warming your hands with a mug of matcha.” So says my teatime aficionado friend, Marjorie. She’s right. It’s the heartfelt conversation which teatime seems to encourage. Whether the matcha is in a paper cup or bone China, the act of taking time to pour matcha (or substitute your favorite tea) allows beauty to appear. Even sorrows, when expressed are on their way to healing. Teatime also allows the... Read Full Article

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