Welcome to my blog.

After a few random posts I've decided to dedicate this blog to my life long project of Japanese food
and culture (and my life in general, especially my travels).

Since my first taste of sushi back in 1997 I've been interested in, and frequently been making
Japanese food.
My interest in the country and culture started long before and continues to evolve.
I was lucky to finally visit Japan in October 2008 and hope to be back soon.
In July 2012 I visited Japantown in San Fransisco, the next best thing!
I was lucky to be back in 2015, 2016 and 2017 thanks to the fact that we now have family living in California.
Both small and big adventures will from now on, as time permits, be shared with you.

I will post other recipes and pictures too, mainly cooking projects, plants and art projects
(including my new love - making kumihimo braided objects).

I hope you'll find it interesting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask questions!

I write mainly in English, but there will be some Norwegian too, especially posts about things
that mainly have Norwegian interest. Tutorials are bi-lingual.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Live a litle!

Yesterday I was on the bus when two old ladies enters it through the back door. They sit down, get their tickets out to stamp them, but can´t see a ticket stamping machine anywhere. They look confused and starts discussing: "Wonder where I have to stamp my ticket. All the way in the front I suppose. Well, I´m not walking over there while the bus is moving. Me neither... But we should stamp, right, we should..." At this point they turn to me and ask for the machine, and I confirm their suspicions about it´s placement. I quickly add: "Are you going far then?" I was about to take their tickets and stamp for them.. "One more stop, or actually, not the next, but one more." "Aha, then I´d skip it. Who would suspect two nice ladies like you to hitch a free ride on the bus?" They giggle nervously. "Come on, live a litle!" We all get off at the next stop and I can´t help but making one last remark: "Now, that went fine, didn´t it?" "But don´t make a habit out of it!" I added with a smile. "No, no.... never!"

My word of the day: Old ladies everywhere: Live a litle, do something illegal today!

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