What is the best Proportion of Meat and Vegetable in Curry?

Japanese Style Curry, Probably different from the Curry that People in India cook.

Of course I know that the more meat, the better taste a curry becomes. But the amount of meat is predetermined because I always buy one package of meat from supermarket. On the other hand, the amount of vegetable can be increased as much as I can cut because there are a lot of vegetable that I harvested from my garden.
So, every time I cook curry, it results in big portion of vegetable and small portion of meat. It is not so good in view of taste. The same thing happened to today’s chicken curry.


A Plant whose name I don’t know

I Found this Plant Yesterday while I took an Afternoon Walk

It is Saturday. I planted some lettuce on the ground in my garden in morning hours. And I cut and threw the Bitter Melon away because its season is over. I finished gardening at 11 a.m.
Since then I proofread students’ drafts for monthly newsletter kind of things. A student overlooked (or neglected) the same corrections twice. So I had to point out the same thing three times.
I took a nap around 2p.m. and then I continued to send feed-backs to my students for the tasks that I told them to do and submit during the class this week.
And…

It was just a normal weekend for me. I kept working for my students.


Why Other’s Persimmon Trees Have Got a Lot of Fruits?

This Persimmon tree is not mine but other’s

Some years ago, I have planted several persimmon trees in my garden in order to pollinate each other. But None of them got fruits like this one, this year. I don’t know why. But I know that it is reality that I cannot do what other people can.


I was Taking Photos in a Park until Camera’s Battery Downed

Just One Cup of Coffee in Nearby Convenience Store at the Beginning of Afternoon Walk

I went to a Park because I couldn’t find anything to take a photo

This Flower is Blooming Alone at a little distant from the Flower Bed.

Nichi-Nichi-Sou of Pink Color; I don’t know the English Name of this Flower

When I pushed the shutter button for this Picture, The Battery Downed.

A Dream that Caused Overslept This Morning

Japanese White Radish “Daikon” in my Garden

Several years have already past since I quit the company. I used to be a company man. Some times I dream in the night in which my company and coworkers appear. But I am too sleepless to see a dream in the night recent months because of exhausting hard work as a Japanese language teacher.


The Only Persimmon Remaining in my Garden. Others all Fell down

The dream that I saw this morning was quite a weird one. In the dream, I had to start working in a company in U.S. I am Japanese and not good at speaking English. To my surprise, I saw many of my old coworkers in Japan were working there. They had moved from Japan to U.S. prior to me. Those Japanese were quite good English speakers and were communicating as bilingual. I thought I could never speak English as well as they do. Since I didn’t know how to work in U.S., I became really anxious if I could work there. And then one Japanese lady teased me saying my English was very poor.


Another “Only One”, my Fig tree is still too small to have many Fig Fruits

She made fun of me. That was the time that I woke up this morning. It was already 6:40 a.m., a little later than my usual getting up time. I got up with mixed feeling but tried speeding up cooking breakfast for me and my 83 year-old mom.


Dahlia Flowers

Neck of Yellowtail, Boiled with Soy Sauce, Sugar, and Ginger

Part of Neck of Yellowtail is Boiled in a Pan

The Main Dish of Tonight’s Supper

I usually buy the neck part of yellow-tail. Although many packages of slices of body are on the shelves, I think those slices are a little small for the main dishes in supper.
Today’s yellow-tail came from Hokkaido. I enjoyed eating.


I dug Sweet Potato Today. They were severely Damaged on Surface by Insects or Worms.

Sweet Potato that I harvested from my Garden Today

These sweet potato are vulnerable to insect damage because they are improved to have more sweetness. I am wondering how the professional producers, I mean farmers, take a countermeasure against this kind of damage. Do they mix pesticides into the ground? I have never used pesticides to vegetables in my garden, although I do that for some fruit trees.


I was one of kids who played here 45 years ago

A Small Shrine in Northern Part of JAPAN

This is just a tiny open space of a Shinto Shrine. In old times the locations was surrounded by flood-prone rice field in the northern Japan.
There used to be many kids playing here after classes of elementary school. Nowadays, very few kids are there.
I know it is completely impossible to be back to what I was of forty-five years ago.


All of a Sudden it Turned to be Chilly. I Expected the First Snowfall on High Mountains

Iide Mountain Between Niigata and Fukushima Prefectures

Although I used the telephoto lens, it was not clear whether or not there had been snowfall on the top of Iide Mountain that had two-thousand meter high.