Today I received my 2nd awards (yes, plurals!) from Jill at Mad about Macarons. I hope you take some time to browse her website. She has just published her book called, of course, “Mad about Macarons!“ We all love macarons right? I mean who doesn’t? Not only they are tasty, but I just adore their shapes and colors!
To keep on the tradition, I would like to pass these awards to the following blogs that I recently discovered (although award recipients are supposed to nominate 15 recipients). They are relatively new foodie bloggers and I think they deserve a special attention just like I needed in the beginning. Please visit them and say Hi!
- Alterkitchen (Giulia is an Italian and she’s working hard to translate her authentic Italian food recipes into English!)
- Sweet and Salty (My fellow San Franciscan foodies, a lovely couple Jon and Jackie)
- Weeknite Meals (Cindy, a working mom, who makes quick and yummy Asian meals)
In addition, I would like to pass the awards to the following five bloggers. I know you probably received these awards before. But this is a way of me saying special thank you to you. To tell you the truth, without these bloggers’ inspiration, help, advices, and personal connection, I couldn’t get through the challenges. Thank you for being there and taking time to support me.
Now, as part of the award I need to list seven things about myself. I know I just told you seven things the other day so if you are interested, please continue reading by clicking below. If not, then see you in my next post with the recipe!
1. I am Japanese but I don’t like and can’t eat wasabi. Whenever I order at sushi bar requesting “no wasabi please,” the chefs think I’m still a little kid.
2. I don’t like being asked “what’s your favorite color?” because I really, really don’t know. And same goes to “what’s your favorite food?” As far as sweets go, it’s chocolate.
3. I failed my first driving test in the US. Why? Because I drove on the opposite side of road. Thank god there was no car but that’s probably why I forgot I was in the US, and not Japan.
4. I like eating a full breakfast and I never skip. If it’s buffet style breakfast/brunch at a hotel, I have to try all kinds of freshly baked bread. I’m really into good bread.
5. After I started cooking more last year, I enjoy shopping for tableware more than new clothes.
6. When I was about to deliver my first child, the nurse thought my mom and my husband are my parents because I looked too young. Until I turned 30 years old a couple of years ago, I hated to look younger. But now I don’t mind. If someone asked my ID at a supermarket counter when I buy alcohol, it makes me smile.
7. My son not only starts to look like me, but he thinks and behaves very similar to me. But what I worry more is my daughter is looking more and more like my husband and her behaviors are just like his.
Thank you for reading about me and I hope you feel more connected to me in some ways.