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Beautiful cake, beautiful friends

P3280110 Originally uploaded by macro808. Look at this gorgeous cake that my friends surprised me with! I couldn’t believe my eyes, and it was so delicious. It really touched my heart. Thank you.

Sayonara Macrobi Garden

P3270109 Originally uploaded by macro808. On Saturday night, I went to Macrobi Garden for the last time (until who knows when). I was so happy to see Anri and Eiko. Eiko just got back from America where she was living and cooking for Michio for 3 months. It was fun to eat dinner with everyone […]

Beautiful cake, beautiful friends

P3280110 Originally uploaded by macro808. Look at this gorgeous cake that my friends surprised me with! I couldn’t believe my eyes, and it was so delicious. It really touched my heart. Thank you.

Thank you friends!

P3280112 Originally uploaded by macro808. Sunday night all the girls went to dinner at ModernArk Pharm, an atmospheric cafe in Kobe that serves a delicious vegan dinner set. We had such a fun time together, and I will really miss my friends. Thank you all for the delicious dinner, your friendship, your understanding, love, help […]

Inner Quality Tip

http://images.heartmath.com/email-images/iq-tip/iq-tip_2005.html I couldn’t believe when I read this in my email! Here I am, getting ready to leave Japan, and emptying my home and life of everything I don’t need, and suddenly this appears, which seemed to say exactly what I have been going through. I am giving up teaching English to do macrobiotics, and […]

Sexy Tofu Dish for Clair

My lovely friend Clair wanted this recipe. I originally got it off of worldmacro.org but I can’t locate it quickly enough, so I am going to recreate it. (On Yogen’s site, it is called Tofu Gado, but I like sexy tofu better!) 1 package firm tofu1 to 2 carrots1 to 2 onions2 T tahini or […]

THE BATTLE WITHIN

My dad just sent me this message through email. I thought it was very interesting and wanted to share it with you all. One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 wolves. One is Evil. It is anger, […]

Relationship thoughts

Sometimes I think that for women, their lives revolve around their relationships. Is this just a gender stereotype? I don’t know! Observing my female friends, knowing myself, and noticing how often we all talk about relationships, it seems like we all place very high value on our relationships. I just finished reading “Kaleidoscope” by Herman […]

How healthy are you?

In American culture, so much emphasis is placed on body image. There seems to be a common belief that if a person is thin, then they must be healthy. It is true that obesity is becoming an epidemic in the States, causing many debilitating health effects. For a long long time, I also held this […]

Why I don’t eat …

Since I am leaving Japan soon, many people have been inviting me for lunch or dinner to enjoy being together before I leave. Recently, a teacher from the English Department invited me over to her home, a rare treat in Japan. Several people from my department know that I have a diet different from their […]