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Marine Litter Summit 2012

In August, Kameoka city I live now hosts the Marine Litter Summit.

The purpose of the conference is to investigate the cause of the marine litter problem and discuss on measures towards the issue.

But why marine here? This city is located just next to Kyoto city, not surrounded by any sea.

You may not know this issue can be occured everywhere, even in an inland city like mine.


For details;…


Added by Ngaam on July 6, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments

Love MUJI products

Although the product name was printed in Japanese, their creation was so international.

Yesterday I got packed Thai green curry, Singaporean curry, African tea, Japanese orange juice powder, etc.

And when I posted this photo on Instagram,…


Added by Ngaam on July 3, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Bento at home

Nothing to do, nowhere to go.....but found so many stuff in my fridge.

So I made Bento (box lunch) to wait for my family. Actually these bentos should be prepared for picnic, but it's cloudy outside, and we decided to eat it at…


Added by Ngaam on June 23, 2012 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

Rainy season happening now!

ญี่ปุ่นก็เข้าหน้าฝนแล้วนะค่ะ หน้าฝนที่นี่น่าอึดอัดใจมาก อาจมากกว่าเมืองไทย ทำให้เราสบายใจนั้นคือดอกHydrangeaค่ะ

Added by Ngaam on June 12, 2012 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

Must stop by

On Osaka Highway, I found Nakajima parking area was very clean, newly constructed, and comfortable to take a rest. There are food court and rest space with mini-aquarium on the 2nd floor.

What's the most remarkable spot here is the washrooms. It was one of the most beautiful ones in western Japan, which I'd seen so far.

Here I show you is the fully equipped multi-use conpartment.

It's worth taking photos, isn't it?



Added by Ngaam on May 28, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

My green project

has proceeded a little. The buds came out, after colder-than-usual 3 weeks. So cute!

Let's see how these babies are growing later on.

Added by Ngaam on May 27, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments

Annular Solar Eclipse



It happened on May 21st, 7:30 in the morning. I was in Kyoto, Japan.

I didn't have any watching devices, so my iPhone captured its shadows instead of me.

Added by Ngaam on May 27, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

Steve Jobs Commencement speech at Stanford

I love this speech. And I long wanted to translate it into my own language.

Here I did it. 




Added by Ngaam on May 25, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Kameoka Samurai debut on CNN!

On May 3rd, an annual event "Samurai parade" was held at my city, Kameoka.

There were hundreds of volunteer samurai costumed participants marched around the old town.

And I posted these photos and a brief report to CNN in USA, and CNN liked, favorited and selected mine as the week's Best iReport!!



Added by Ngaam on May 8, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Sakura viewing everyday!

Japan's sakura flowers had bloomed later this year.

But since it blooms, we have to hurry up to follow beautiful spots.

Last week I was in eastern Japan, where I could get the best sakura view with newly constructed Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo on the way back to Kyoto.

Kyoto's sakura was waiting for me to shoot good views.

Here you can see Toji-temple's 5-layer tower and beautifully bloomed sakura trees.

I would like to show more and more in my…


Added by Ngaam on April 11, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Japanese Tea Time

In this season, I like to prepare some Japanese sweets for 3:00 p.m. rather than cakes. Many of them are made of "mochi" -- steamed sticky rice balls with various stuffings. Here you can see in the pic are;

Dango - tri-colored ball sticks. No stuffings. Sakura and green tea flavored.

Sakura mochi - pink mochi with red bean stuffing and wrapped with salted leaf.

These sweets are sakura scented and often taken for tea times as well as cherry blossom view picnic.…


Added by Ngaam on March 25, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

KIMONO tourists

Today I visited Ryoanji temple, famous for Zen-spiritual rock garden. But what I saw and got more interested in than the garden was...KIMONO fever among western tourists!

Added by Ngaam on March 21, 2012 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Kyoto vegetables

In Kyoto there are many vegetables not so common in other areas in Japan. Today I had a nice lunch at a restaurant which serves such Kyoto veggies.

My favorite was various kind of radish; white, red, orange, green...were sliced thinly and topped with Kyoto veggie dressing. I tried Kamo-leak green sauce.

Not only salad, all meals here involves fresh vegetable in…


Added by Ngaam on March 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments


Osaka station. Beautiful outlook.

Added by Ngaam on March 18, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments


Added by Ngaam on March 16, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Nice to meet you!

Added by Ngaam on March 15, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments

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