An afternoon coffee break


Every now and then, I do like to take pictures of food like this one here…coffee and cakes. They go well together especially on a rainy autumnal afternoon. This little cafe I was at is called Motomachi Coffee. It’s a nice, warm and cozy place that we discovered while walking along the Motomachi street in Hakodate. It was drizzling and we hopped in for a little break, dry comfort and for some food and kohi, of course.

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Pictured here: Coffee, Baked Cheesecake and Pumpkin Cake

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A cooling thought on a warm evening


How about some gelato, ne?

Gelato of many flavours can be found in this little shop, tucked away in a narrow cobbled stone street, nearby Piazza del Duomo in Florence (or Firenze as the locals called it). Well, one can find a Gelataria or gelato vendors nearly everywhere. You’d be hard pressed not to find one when you are in Italy. I do so missed the fruity popsicle that is made from real fruits and there’s even veggie popsicle.  I like them more than gelato.
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Grains of Rice


Grains of Rice

They leave rice fields to travel far and wide:
who doesn’t count on them for sustenance?
Doffing their golden coats, they bask in sun;
displayed in every place, they shine like jade.
Time after time, their forebears saved the realm-
for centuries their breed has fed our folk.
By fire and water they’ll forsake their lives:
is anyone aware what they do?

(from An anthology of Vietnamese Poems)

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Yurikano and a walk in the market


This came about because I was searching for a particular piece of music to share. It’s a track from Rinne no Lagrange S2 OST i.e track no. 4 titled “Yurikano”. Since I can’t seem to find it in the usual place (or I’m really bad at finding stuff), I decided to upload it myself. But having said that, I didn’t want to just put up random anime images or from the titled anime itself. So, I put together some pictures I snapped from my trip to Hakodate to make this short music clip. The purpose is still the music but somehow it has quite a weird photo feature. ^_^  Anyway, Yurikano is one of my favourite piece from Rinne’s OST. Listening to this gives the feeling of a great start to the day. Yurikano is also the name of one of the characters from Rinne. Enjoy!