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Monday, March 21, 2011

Myday : Lunch @ Warung Tekko Jakarta

My super duper short getaways weekend to Jakarta, Indonesia. Went there for attend two wedding parties >.<
Well, after reached Jakarta, the first thing we did is rushing for our lunch… His cousin took us to Warung Tekko Pluit which he claimed to be famous yet delicious on its Iga Penyet (Crush rib – can I say that? I think so haha :P).
I didn’t know how it tastes since I am “beefless” hahaha…so I ordered Ikan Penyet (Crush fish) which it tastes very crispy n nice and the most important things is its sambal (chilli). Spicy, yummy,and just love it…nyam nyam…. Chill yourself with its Grass jelly coconut water after that…what a life >.<
                         ~tahu kipas (tofu fan?hahah) n jamur crispy penyet (crispy crushed mushroom)~
Along with that, they have several kinds of rice that we can choose from, they are white rice (original), nasi bakar ( baked rice wrap in banana leaves) and nasi merah (brown rice). I was quite amazed with its last option of rice, they serves nasi merah means that they are quite concern on healthy issues (hey, It is Indonesia and usually we don’t really care about healthy issues).
Well, overall good services, affordable, cozy (can choose either outdoor or indoor) and of coz yummy food. For sure I will go back there to to try other menu on my next visit to Jakarta.
Warung TEKKO
Address : Ruko Cordoba Blok F No. 11 Pantai Indah Kapuk - Jakarta Utara
Phone : (021) 5699-3499, 9223-2621
Monday till Sunday : 1pm –10pm
and they have lots of branches around Indonesia as well ( check out its facebook )
PS: Thanks to Sandro for taking us to this delicious cafe :D and all photos are credit back to Warung tekko :D

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Recipe : Bacon spinach quiche

Weekend especially Sunday is our super duper lazy day where we love to stay at home…sleep till noon…watch movie at home…and go out (if necessary) on nite time ( sounds like vampire :P). So we try to cook every Sunday for our brunch so we can enjoy our day at home :D ~ HomeDay
20.03.11 ~ I cooked Bacon spinach quiche + Nachos + Mushroom cheesy white sauce with spinach gnocchi
Bacon spinach quiche
  • 7 ounces spinach
  • 2 large eggs
  • Puff pastry (I use the frozen one – save time :P)
  • 2 strips Bacon + chicken sausage
  • Cheese : parmesan and mozzarella
  • options : button mushroom and onion ( sauté it with butter first and garlic) and 3/4 cup milk or 2 tsp condensed milk ( I forgot to put milk on my quiche but it tastes great :D)
  1. Unfrozen the puff pastry and preheat the oven 170 C.
  2. Steam the spinach with salt water, drained it and coarsely chopped
  3. Cook the bacon and sausage till crispy. While whisk the egg mixtures along with spinach, salt and pepper(options: put along with the cooked mushroom and onion and milk together)
  4. When the puff pasty is unfrozen, lightly butter it and roll the pastry on the oven pan. Gently pinch and press it into the bottom and side of the pan.
  5. Bake the pasty on the central oven rack for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove it from the oven and set it on a cooling rack for a while
  7. Slowly fill he mixtures evenly in the pastry shell and sprinkle the crispy bacon and sausage and cheese on the top of it.
  8. Bake the quiche at 170C on the centre oven rack for about 50 minutes until golden .
  9. Serve warm and enjoy the healthy yet yummy bacon spinach quiche :D

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Recipe : Colorful cute sweet petite macaroons

Looked a glance on the recipe, will think that making macaroons is so easy peasy, but actually no. Seems like need skills on doing that, first piping skill, baking skill etc…
Our first attempt making it, we undercooked and end up not really fluffy as what we expected. Although the appearance was not perfect but it tastes yummy. Super suitable for people who love sweet tooth♥IMG_1292
My first attempt, totally failed on piping hahah (shame on me >.<) . Piped it too big heuheheu..become huge macaroons –_-“
Anyway I make it better on my second attempt yeay :D
  • 175g icing sugar
  • 125g ground almonds
  • 3 large free-range egg whites
  • 75g caster sugar
For the filling
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 75g icing sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 160C
  2. Bake the almond for a while to make it dryer, set a side and let it cool first before blend it in a food processor to a very fine and mix it with the icing sugar (dry mixture)
  3. Whisk the egg whites  + pinch of salt + caster sugar( gradually) until thick and glossy (wet/ meringue mixture)
  4. IMG_1342Divide the meringue mixture among different bowls if you want to make more than one colour and more than one flavour.
  5. Fold the dry mixture into the meringue and mix well, make sure it is shiny, thick and has ribbon-like consistency.
  6. Spoon into piping bag with a 1 cm plain nozzle
  7. Pipe small rounds onto the baking sheet and let it sits for 15 – 20 minutes on room temperature to form a slight skin (try to use ur finger to touch them lightly and make sure that it doesn’t stick to ur finger)
  8. Happy baking after that for 15 mins (tips: try to use wooden chopstick to hold the oven’s door meanings that the oven’s door slightly open)
  9. Let’s them cool and meanwhile make the fillings (first beat the butter till light and fluffy then beat in the icing sugar and add ur flavorings or color or nuts etc into it and you are almost done)
  10. Use two macaroons and sandwich them together with fillings in the middle and your njoy your macaroons 
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Myday : Dinner @ Mellben Seafood Ang Mo Kio “again”

Just had our CNY dinner 2011 @ Mellben Seafod Ang Mo Kio last month. And last few days, one of my bestie comes to Singapore and as usual my bf always recommend "Mellben's butter crab" to treat them ( tho in the end she was the one who treat us).

Our CNY dinner…

Chilli crabButter crab 余生 rojak chicken

And this is our last night dinner menu… plus butter crab n rojak chicken

fyen’s opinion : Overall for sure I will come back again for having its butter crab and rojak chickeeennn haha♥♥♥♥

The plus side:

  • Recommended dinner place for family or groups of friends
  • Varieties of choices and yummy tastes

The minus side:

  • Long queue, no booking in advance allowed
  • Not a really walking distance from mrt so need to take bus/ taxi

Mellben Seafood
Blk 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #01-1222 Singapore
Tel: +65 6285 6762
Opening hours : 5pm – 11pm

Notes: All photos credit back to Ri-Ku (thanks fella :D)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Unpredictable : Pray for Japan

All human history is highly nonlinear and unpredictable as no one can write his autobiography in advance. You never know that will happen tomorrow or maybe the next second of your life. We really need to treasure our life. Always try to give more rather than take more especially for our loved one family and friends :D (Its better late than never…)

I’ve got this sharing notes from one of my facebook’s friend and it is super worth to share and read. Never imagine that in this modern life, we still can feel and see what we call human kindness. Japan people really know how to put aside their human ego and priority in helping other people first. I really open my eyes to see and more treasure my life and it’s kinda a big slap for me. Will I do the same if I’m in that situation? Can I really set a side my human ego? I think I should …no not only me…we and all the people in this world should see and learn from Japanese people on how they react and treat each other in times of trouble.

Here’s the sharing notes by Jun Shiomitsu on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 8:13am

Japanese people have been very open on Twitter about their experiences following the quake.  These snippets of what moved them and touched them during these very trying times are heart-warming.  I have attempted a rough translation on some of them so that you can have a read.  

Please continue to pray for the people in Japan. 

I hope these mini-stories will bring strength and encouragement to my friends and family in Japan by letting them know that, not only does the world sympathize with them, it looks up to them in admiration!  My thoughts are with you.  


* ディズニーランドでの出来事



At Tokyo Disneyland:

Tokyo Disneyland was handing out its shops’ food and drinks for free to the stranded people nearby.  I saw a bunch of snobby looking highschool girls walking away with large portions of it and initially though “What the …”  But I later I found out they were taking them to the families with little children at emergency evacuation areas.  Very perceptive of them, and a very kind thing to do indeed. 

* 国連からのメッセージ


国連からのコメント「日本は今まで世界中に援助をしてきた援助大国だ。今回は国連が全力で日本を援助する。」 に感動した。良い事をしたら戻ってくるのです。これがいい例なのです

Message from the UN

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon: “Japan is one of (the UN’s) most generous and strongest benefactors, coming to the assistance of those in need the world over.  In that spirit, the United Nations stands by the people of Japan and we will do anything and everything we can at this very difficult time.”  I was moved at his words.  What better example that good things happen to those who do good.

* 渋滞した交差点での出来事



At a congested downtown intersection …

Cars were moving at the rate of maybe one every green light, but everyone was letting each other go first with a warm look and a smile.  At a complicated intersection, the traffic was at a complete standstill for 5 minutes, but I listened for 10 minutes and didn’t hear a single beep or honk except for an occasional one thanking someone for giving way.  It was a terrifying day, but scenes like this warmed me and made me love my country even more. 

* 揺れている最中でも・・・



During the earthquake

We’ve all been trained to immediately open the doors and establish an escape route when there is an earthquake.  In the middle of the quake while the building was shaking crazily and things falling everywhere, a man made his way to the entrance and held it open.  Honestly, the chandelier could have crashed down any minute … that was a brave man!

* バス停で・・・


バスが全然来ない中、@saiso が、バス停の前にある薬局でカイロを買ってきて、並んで待ってる人みんなに配った!

Bus stop mini episode:

It was freezing and bus was taking ages to arrive.  “@saiso” left the queue to run to a nearby pharmacy.  He bought heating pads and gave one to everyone in the queue!

* ディズニーシーにて



Thank you Tokyo Disney Sea

My daughter who was staying at DisneySea just made it back home!  Many, many thanks to the staff who worked very hard in the cold with ready smiles that made her to feel safe and secure during the entire night.  They brought her food, drinks, snacks, heating pads, and anything necessary to ensure she was comfortable and secure throughout her stay.  I was touched by the Disney staff’s warmth and hospitality.  Thank you so much!

* 日本人の良さを再認識



Reminded of the goodness of the Japanese people

This earthquake has reminded me of that Japanese goodness that had recently become harder and harder to see.  Today I see no crime or looting: I am reminded once again of the good Japanese spirit of helping one another, of propriety, and of gentleness.  I had recently begun to regard my modern countrymen as cold people … but this earthquake has revived and given back to all of us the spirit of “kizuna” (bond, trust, sharing, the human connection).  I am very touched.  I am brought to tears.

* 段ボールに感動



Card board boxes, Thank you!

It was cold and I was getting very weary waiting forever for the train to come.  Some homeless people saw me, gave me some of their own cardboard boxes and saying “you’ll be warmer if you sit on these!”  I have always walked by homeless people pretending I didn’t see them, and yet here they were offering me warmth.  Such warm people. 

* 外国人から見た日本人



What foreigners are saying about Japanese people

At a supermarket where everything was scattered everywhere over the floors, shoppers were helping pick them up and putting them back neatly on the shelves before quietly moving into line to wait to pay for them.  On the totally jam-packed first train after the quake, an elderly man gave up his seat for a pregnant woman.  Foreigners have told me they are amazed witnessing sights like these.  I do believe they actually saw what they said they saw.  Japan is truly amazing. 

* メディアの動きについて



Information network this time around

The information sharing efforts on Twitter or USTREAM, together with the quality of coverage and crucial updates provided by the mass media this time around is incomparable to what we got during the Kobe earthquake.  I am deeply impressed by Japan’s successful efforts and ability to put to practice lessons learnt from past tragedies. 

* 絵師さん



Touch of art

I saw artists and painters trying to keep things upbeat by painting or drawing beautiful or encouraging drawings for the evacuees around them.  I was touched at how everyone was doing their very best to help.

* BBCの報道



BBC Reports

The words of BBC’s reports are so moving they make me cry.  They were praising us with words of admiration!  “One of the worst earthquakes in recorded history has hit the world’s most well-prepared, well-trained nations.  The strength of its government and its people are put to the test.  While there have been casualties, in no other country could the government and the people have worked together in such an accurate and coordinated way in the face of such tragedy.  The Japanese people have shown their cultural ability to remain calm in the face of adversity.”

* 父親の行動



A little story about Papa

We live in an area that was not directly hit.  When my father came downstairs and heard the news saying that our area had begun allocating electricity to the hard-hit areas, he quietly led by example, turning off the power around the house and pulling the plugs out of their sockets.  I was touched.  He usually NEVER turns off the lights or the AC or the TV or anything! 

* 整列する日本人


日本人すごい!!こんな時にも山手線ホームできれいに整列してる …涙。有楽町駅を上から眺む。 http://twitpic.com/48kn1u

Japanese people don’t shove

I'm looking at Yurakucho station from above.  I see people standing in line, not pushing or shoving to get onto the Yamanote Line (probably the busiest line in central Tokyo), even at a time like this! 

* パン屋



The bakery lady

There was a small bread shop on the street I take to go to school.  It has long been out of business.  But last night, I saw the old lady of the shop giving people her handmade bread for free.  It was a heart-warming sight.  She, like everyone else, was doing what she could to help people in a time of need.  Tokyo isn’t that bad afterall!

* 日本ってすごい



Japan is a wonderful nation!

Both the government and the people, everyone is helping one another today.  There are truck drivers helping evacuees move.  I even heard that the “yakuza” (gangsters, organized crime groups) are helping to direct traffic in the Tohoku region!  There have been many recent developments that have made me lose my sense of pride in my country, but not anymore.  Japan is an amazing place!  I’m just simply touched.  Go Japan!

* twitterすごい



Twitter is amazing!

The information shared to us all by the twitter community has been amazingly consistent with each other and has been so helpful.  Thank you Twitterers!  I’m very moved. People recently talk about social networks replacing traditional social life and making people cold and unsociable in real life.  But … I guess that’s not true at all. 

* ドイツ人の友達



From a German friend

A German friend of mine was in Shibuya (downtown Tokyo shopping district) when the earthquake hit.  He was panicking when a Japanese passerby saved him, taking him into a building.  My friend was blown away at how calm and disciplined this Japanese man was.  He went out of the building with firm, unfaltering steps, did everything he was trained to do and came back.  My German friend was deeply impressed by the Japanese people’s actions during the earthquake, saying they looked like a trained army. 

* スーパーでの出来事


スーパーで無事買物出来ましたヽ(´o`; でもお客さんのほとんどが他の人の事を考えて必要最低限しか買わない感じだったのが感動しました(涙)

At the supermarket

I just came back safely from the supermarket!  Man, I was so touched at how everyone there was mindful of others, buying only as much as they needed and leaving the rest for the people behind them. 

* 御殿場で



Gotenba traffic

Japan is really something!  Yesterday, not a single traffic light was functioning in Gotenba City.  But drivers knew to take turns at intersections and give way to others when needed.  Local people were using flags to direct traffic at intersections.  I drove for 9 hours but never saw a single car trying to get in front of another.  Every single driver on the road contributed to the traffic situation and as a result there was no confusion at all. 

* 「みんな」



“All of us”

I spoke with an old taxi driver and some elderly staff at the train stations.  All of them had been working non-stop and had not been able to go home for a long time.  They were visibly very tired, but never once did they show any sign of impatience; they were gentle and very caring.  They told me “… because all of us are in this together.”  I was touched at what the notion of “all of us” meant to these elderly people.  It is a value I will treasure and carry on to my generation. 

* 日本の強さ



A strong Japan

Suntory Beverages has set up free vending machines.  Softbank Telephone services is offering free Wifi spots.  Everyone in Japan is putting everything they can into helping one another.  Japan is also now receiving aid from abroad.  Compared to the Kobe earthquake, when Japan took too long to contemplate accepting foreign aid or dispatching the self-defense force to join the rescue effort, Japan has definitely grown into a far stronger nation.  Be strong, everyone!

* 朝礼



Morning Ceremony

At the shopping center I work at, every morning we have a ritual (common in Japan) where we stand and recite, “No matter what the situation, I will never show anxiety before my customer; in all customer-facing situations I will treat my customers with respect and do everything I can to make them feel comfortable and at ease”.  Today, these words were all actually kind of touching.  Well, so the day begins!  Here we go people, open shop!

* 井上さん


井上雄彦さんがものすごい勢いで笑顔のイラストをいっぱいあげてて感動する。励ましとか勇気とかメッセージって、こういうことなんだなーと思う。 RT@inouetake Smile42. 

Mr. Inoue

Mr. Inoue has been churning out drawings of smiling and laughing faces at an amazing pace!  Things like this remind me again of what it truly means to give people a message of strength and courage. 

* 学び



Lessons Learnt

What caught my attention on twitter is that a lot of the tweets were about the Kobe earthquake and how what we have learned from it has been put into practice this time around.  I know it goes without saying, but I was once again reminded of how humans are indeed creatures that possess the amazing ability to think and learn from experience.  It’s a great thought. 

* ローマから



Message from a friend in Rome

My friend in Rome emailed me.  He said that people in Rome are watching the news and sharing their amazement and their heartfelt respect at how, even at a time like this, the people of Japan are able to remain calm and systematically respond to the situation.  People in Rome are thinking of us and are very concerned for us. 

* 声をかけること


昨日、裏の家の高1になるお兄ちゃんに感動した。 家に1人で居たらしく、地震後すぐ自転車で飛び出し近所をひと回り。 【大丈夫ですか―――!?】と道路に逃げてきた人達にひたすら声掛けてた。あの時間には老人や母子しか居なかったから、声掛けてくれただけでもホッとしたよ。 ありがとう。

A strong voice

Yesterday, I was impressed and touched by the actions of my neighbor’s 13-year-old-boy.  He was home alone when the earthquake hit.  But instead of hiding, as soon as the earthquake quieted down, he jumped on his bicycle and road around the block repeatedly shouting at the top of his voice, “Is everyone alright?  Is everyone okay?”  At the time, there were only women and children and the elderly in the homes.  I cannot describe how comforting it was just to hear a strong voice asking if I was okay.  Thank you!

* 助け合い



The beauty of helping one another

I went out last night to help some friends who were volunteering as security personnel between Machida City and Sagami Ohno City.  I saw total strangers, both young and old, helping each other along everywhere I turned and was heartened with an overwhelming feeling of encouragement.  I was so touched I hid behind the toilets and cried. 

* バイクでよければ



I just have a bike

I’m so touched!  My colleague at my part time job, wanting to help even just one extra person, wrote a sign saying “I just have a bike, but if you don’t mind hop on!”, rode out on his motorbike, picked up a stranded construction worker and took him all the way to Tokorozawa!  Respect!  I have never felt so strongly that I want to do something helpful for others. 

* 乗り合い


浦和美園からタクシー使えると思ったのが甘かった…30分歩いてたら知らない人が車に乗せてくれた(つд;*) 人間の優しさに感動。ありがとうございました。

Sharing your ride

It was stupid of me to think I could catch a cab at Urawamien Station.  I ended up walking 30 minutes and then finally was picked up by a stranger who offered to give me a lift.  I’m touched by the warmth of human kindness.  Thank you, thank you!

* 開放



Rest here!

Last night, I decided, rather than stay at the office, I should try walking home.  So I slowly made my way west on Koshu freeway on foot.  It was around 9PM when I saw an office building that had a sign that said “Please use our office’s bathrooms! Please rest here!”  The employees of the office were loudly shouting out the same to all the people trying to walk home.  I was so touch I felt like crying.  Well, I guess I was too tense yesterday to cry, but now the tension is wearing off and am very much in tears. 

* コンビニ



At the convenience store

While most of the convenience stores near the station were closed because of the quake, there was just one Seven Eleven that was open.  The employees had lit lots of candles and put them on the stores shelves.  The cash register was not working and they could not take inventory, so the employees worked in threes, one reading up the item description and price, another punching the numbers into a calculator, and the last one using a flashlight to help them work.  The store managed to operate both “cash registers” efficiently this way.  Impressed!

* 避難所



On the way to the emergency evacuation area

My oldest daughter was making her way to Yokohama’s emergency evacuation area.  Total strangers were helping each other out and showing each other the way to the emergency evacuation area.  She told me she was moved at how strangers, who can seem so cold at times, showed her kindness and care.  I was reminded at the Japanese peoples’ inherent ability to immediately unite in the face of adversity.  Today, I have discovered a newfound faith in my nation and my people. 

* 呼びかけ



A big, kind voice

I’ve been walking for many hours now.  I’m touched at how everywhere I turn, there are shops open with people shouting “Please use our bathroom!” or “Please rest here!” There were also office buildings where people with access to information were voluntarily shouting out helpful tips, like “**** line is now operational!”  Seeing things like this after walking for hours and hours made me feel like weeping with gratitude.  Seriously, there is still hope for this country!

* ホームにて



On the platform

The Oedo Subway Line for Hikarigaoka is very congested.  On the platform and at the gate there are just crowds and crowds of people waiting for the train.  But in all the confusion, every last person is neatly lined up waiting his or her turn while managing to keep a passage of space open for staff and people going the other way.  Everyone is listening to the instructions from the staff and everyone acts accordingly.  And amazingly … there isn’t even a rope or anything in sight to keep people in queue or open space for staff to pass, they just do!  I am so impressed at this almost unnatural orderliness!  I have nothing but praise for these people!

* 駅員さん


終夜運転のメトロの駅員に、大変ですねって声かけたら、笑顔で、 こんな時ですから!だって。捨てたもんじゃないね、感動した。

Station staff

I said to a Tokyometro station staff who was on all-night duty, “I’m sure it has been a tough night for you.  Thank you.”  He responded with a smile, “On a night like this, gladly!”  I was touched. 

* おっちゃん




My husband finally got home very late last night after walking for 4 hours.  He told me he felt like giving up at around Akabane, when an elderly man who was going around handing out free coffee saw him, gave him a steaming cup and said, “You must be tired and cold.  Here, have some coffee!”  My husband told me that it was because of this elderly man that he found the will and strength to continue walking.  I’ve already heard this story from him five times tonight, so no doubt he was really, really touched!  Thank you to my husband’s anonymous helper!

* 献血の列



Blood donations

Japan is strong!  At Osaka I saw a LONG line of people waiting to give blood at the blood donation center.  This is the first time I have seen such a queue of selfless people waiting patiently in line just to give.  It was a moving sight!  To everyone in the hard-hit areas, we your countrymen accept your suffering as our own and we share in your grief.  Do not give up!  Stay strong!

* 節電営業



Saving electricity for the North

I went to my neighborhood supermarket and was initially surprised that their neon signs were off.  They usually are open till 1AM.  I then found out that they were open, but were saving electricity so that more power could be channeled to the hard-hit coastal areas.  Wow!

* 買うのやめるわ


バイト先に若いお兄さんたちが軍団でお酒を買いに来たんだけど、その中の一人が「やべえ、オレお酒のためにしかお金持ってきてないから募金できん。ちょっとこれ買うのやめるわ」って言って商品返品してそのお金全部募金してた。お友達も続々と募金しててすごい感動した。 すごいよ

Not enough money!

At the store where I work, a huge group of young men suddenly came in to buy booze.  One of them suddenly said, “Oops, I only have enough money to buy booze, I can’t donate!  Forget the booze, maybe next time!” and instead put ALL his money into the disaster relief donation box.  One by one, every single one of the army of youths threw all their money into the box after him.  What a heart-warming sight that was!

* いつでも買える


今日、募金箱に金髪にピアスの若い兄ちゃんが万札数枚入れていた。そしてその友人に「ゲームなんていつでも買えるからな」と言っていたのが聞こえて私含め周りの人達も募金していた。人は見た目じゃないことを実感した。そんなお昼でした。 この話感動しました。

Goth youth

A goth youth with white hair and body piercings walked into my store and shoved several hundred dollars (several tens of thousands of yen) into the disaster relief fund donation box.  As he walked out, I and people around me heard him saying to his buddies, “I mean, we can buy those games anytime!”  At that, we all opened our wallets and put our money into the donation box.  Really, you cannot judge people by their appearances. 

* 絶対うまいはず



They looked absolutely delicious!

I too saw the guy handing out free rice balls and miso soup on the way back from Akihabara.  I was on my bicycle so I told him, “I’m okay, please give it to other people!”  On hindsight, I should have taken one … they looked absolutely delicious!!

* お菓子いっぱい



Another Disney episode

Amazing!  My brother just managed to get home from Disneyland right now.  He’s got bags and bags of free sweets.  Furthermore, Disneyland paid for every customer’s travel fare back.  All night long, the staff responded immediately and fully to every request he made.  Disneyland is truly a world class brand!

* 困ったときは!



Same boat!

Last night, Aobadai station was jammed with stranded people unable to get home.  But there were private cars with drivers shouting “If you’re going in the direction of ****, please hop on!”  I was able to hitch a ride on one of them.  When I thanked the driver, he replied “No worries! We’re all on the same boat. We have to stick together!”

* 充電されたい方は・・・・



Need to charge your phone?

At the emergency evacuation area, a young first-year intern at my company who had brought her phone’s charger got permission from the facility to use their power socket and went around shouting “Anyone need to charge their phone?  Please use my charger!”  Just a little thing, but I was touched. 

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