Friday, September 22, 2006


Sorry for the silence. I've been so busy with my shops and preparation to be hospitalised with Jade once again. She had some operations on her both ears in Jan., but will have another one very soon. There're so much to do before that as a mom. I'll get back to you mix next week!
Have a great days!


Saturday, September 16, 2006


The other day, I was tagged by Sara, . It's my second time to do this, but here we go!!

Four Jobs I Have Had in My Life:
1. Diplomat-to-be (2 yrs in France and Romania)
2. Administrative Assistant (4 yrs at a German firm in Tokyo)
3. PR/Marketing Asst MGR (4 yrs at the same German firm in Tokyo)
4. Online shops owner (ever since 2003)

Four Movies I Would Watch Over and Over:
1. Charlie and the chocolate factory
2. Sound of Music
3. the Phantom of Opera (2004 version)
4. Roman Holidays

Four Places I Have Lived:
1. Tokyo/Japan
2. Lake Mary in FL and Ellensburg in WA/USA
3. Paris/France
4. Bucharest/Romania
(... and New Delhi/India, Singapore/Singapore, Vancouver/Canada and now in Kamakura/Japan)

Four TV shows I love to watch:
Sorry but I don't watch TV at all...

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Greek islands
2. Mauritius
3. Bali, Indonesia
4. Tasmania

Four Favorite Foods:
1. Italian Pizza
2. New York Cheese Cake
3. Onigiri
4. Tempura

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Brazil
2. Cuba
3. Easter Island
4. Okinawa

Umm, done!!
Kinda fun. Hope you enjoyed, too!

Okay, then, I'd love to ask my dear Handmade Girl, to do the next!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Summer had ended...

Rain, rain, rain .... We're having rainy days here in Kamakura, Japan. And it's so chilly! Oh, it's so sad that summer has gone!
Since the temperature is not high at all, I started to bake rolls for our breakfast again. I'm doing this ever since Jade was one year old when she was ready to eat what adults eat. I know what I'm using for our rolls, and I feel so safe. Three years ago, I treated myself to buy brand new Kitchen Aid from the US (I paid exactly the same amount for shipping!!!! Awwww!)
Ingredients? Whole grain, butter, milk, brown sugar, yeast and a bit of salt. And you can add anything like chocolate chips, walnuts, raisons and so on. Today, I baked roll with fresh grinded parmesan cheese. Umm, yum!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Long time no writing!

Hello girls. How're ya doin'? Sorry for my long silence once again. I've been super busy with my shops/translation work/etc...
I've been making lots of stuffs these days. This pure linen book cover is my favorite for the week. I used the fine Lithuanian linen with red DMC floss for monogramming. I like it a lot because it's so simple. It took me some hours to do the cross stitching an "M".
And the shop has new notions like this cute linen tape.
I haven't sent out the newsletter yet, though!

Atelier JADE