day 395 – four ticket stubs

four tickets stubs

 

Clockwise from left: 1. Grimsby Town end ticket to 2008 Johnson’s Paint Trophy Final; 2. Rage Against the Machine free “Thank You” gig in Finsbury Park, London, June 2010; 3. Amartya Sen at London School of Economics, July 2010; 4. Frank Turner at Brixton Academy, December 2010

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day 392 – four places I keep my thoughts

four places i keep my thoughts

1. Moleskin diary; 2. Rhodia squared paper notebook: for maths/coding workings; 3. Plain notebook: for goals, long-term plans, inspiration; 4. Sketchbook


day 388 – four bicycles

Clockwise from top left:
1. My bike
2. My other bike
3. Guest bike
4. My wife’s bike

I love bicycles. They are good in many ways; economical, ecological, and fun!
I bike throughout the year, even in the midst of winter.

It’s my last blog entry.
Best wishes passed on to the next guest blogger!

xoxo
Takashi


day 387 – four plants in my room

Clockwise from top left:
1. Avocado
2. Ficus microcarpa
3. Pachira
4. Thai basil

I don’t know why, but Thai basil is not doing well from the beginning of winter. Lack of sun light? It’s been put under the same condition as others. Does anyone know what I should do to Thai basil?


day 386 – four dried food that i love cooking with

Dried food is great! Convenient and tasty! It can be stored for a longer period of time than their fresh state and the flavor is altered/enhanced by the process of drying.

Out of many dried food that I have I selected these four today.

Clockwise from top left:
1. Black fungus (I use this often for soup, salad, and stir-fry)
2. White fungus (I also use this often for soup, salad, and stir-fry, but this is often used as a dessert ingredient in Chinese cuisine, too.)
3. Seaweed (I use this for salad)
4. Scallop (I use this for soup and stir-fry)

In the process of drying, most dried foods end up having dark and dull colors, but the rich flavors they get in return are wonderful. Don’t judge things only by their look; this phrase that we hear from time to time applies to dried food. Dull colors don’t describe the colorful flavors within.


day 385 – four dishes for dinner

Four dishes that I cooked tonight.
Clockwise from top left:
1. Surf clam and butter fish sashimi with wakame seaweed
2. Sour soup with hairy squash
3. Stir fry of liver, chives and bean sprouts
4. Basa fish Namban-zuke (sweet-and-sour Japanese dish)


day 373 – four flower buds

Four christmas cactus flowers ready to bloom.