Monday, February 23, 2009

Italian dish is your life saver.

I cooked Italian for my golf friends on Sunday. It is fun to cook for my friend. It is not for money making and for pleasure.
I play golf with friends once a month. They come to my house after play. I ask them to come my place. I charge $20 and can drink wine and food. It is cheaper than going to the restaurants.
Anyway, I made Italian this time and I thought. American people need to eat Italian. Especially, someone who has a financial crisis, someone who has food stamp from local government.

You don't know much about your own country.
We have 35,000,o0o of poverty in this country. We are not living in Cuba, North Korea. We are living in the United States of America and have so many poverty here. Why?
Anyway, poor people eat more junk food than normal people. And they gain weight and get sick.
They have to eat good and cheap. One of great dish is minestrone, Italian vegetable soup. This soup is almost no meat and tons of vegetables.
I show you how to make. It is easy and delicious, healthy.
For 4 dishes: Onion 1/2, Carrot 1/2, celery 1/2, Cabbage 2 leaves, Japanese pumpkin 1/8(If you cannot find Japanese pumpkin, use potato 1/2), bacon 2 pieces, Olive oil 2tbspn, garlic 1 piece, Beef bouillon 2, water 3 cups, diced tomato can 1 cup, salt, parsley a little.

1, onion and carrot need to be cut small. bacon is same as small cut.
2, Cut garlic small
3, Use a deep pan. heat up and apply olive oil and put garlic in it. Add bacon, then add all vegetables.
4, Add beef bouillon and water. Cook 20 minutes.
5, Add tomato can and add salt and check the taste,
6, I use kelp for hidden flavor. Cook another 20minutes and finish. Add parsley.

Minestrone is good because we eat vegetables and soup. Soup makes our stomach full easily. Ut means we cannot eat much after this. And can lose weight.
You can add past in minesrtrone. It's gonna be soup pasta.
Please do not buy canned minestrone. You have to make it and creater your version. If you have daughters , tell them and show them. It is gonna be their asset. They know what their mom made fir them. That is called "mother's taste." It needs to succeed from the mother to childlen and from childlen to grand children.

Taka's Update Feb. 23-2009

Taka’s Update February 23 2009

This week Fish
I got big eye tuna last week. That one was with chu-toro. I have no idea this week. Winter season is always hard to get good tuna.
CA’s uni is Ok now. It comes on today. Boston area fish is also same.

1, The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Report
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan made an announcement last week about pension. So far, the government pays 1/3 of pension but need to raise ½, otherwise this pension system cannot pay in the year of 2020. Japanese population is decreasing but old people live longer ever and their proportion is increasing. That means worker’s burden is increasing more and more. Basically, worker’s payment support retired people pension.

2, Need money? Sell your hair.
Have you seen I think you know auto You can place your ad and sell hair on this site. Popular hairs are virgin hair. What is virgin hair? It is not colored, permanent. It is just natural hair. The price range is around $150~$200. If you have a long and nice virgin hair, try it.

3, Shark attack victim is decreasing.
Only 59 people were attacked by sharks lat year. This number is same as 2003 and very low. The reason is very simple because of bad economy and people don’t go to the beach.
71 people were attacked in 2007.

4, Sleeping is good prevention for diabetes.
This is from University of Chicago research.
They collected 9 people between 20-31 years old and tested 5 nights. They go to bed at 11pm and wake up at 7:30am. The first 2 nights were no sleep deprivation. And other 3 nights, they made noise with speakers for Obstruction of deep sleep. Their deep sleep time were decreased 90% actually. This is same as older people sleeping habit. Older people have only 20 minutes of deep sleep, and your people have 80-100 minutes every night. After research, they checked their bodies and got something. Less sleep lead gaining of weight. Gaining weight mean a bad sign of diabetes.

5, It is not only CA but many states.
You know CA is facing crisis. But 46 states are facing same situation. CA has $150B debt, FL has $51B, NY has $55B, AZ has $20B, NV has $12B, GA has $18B, NJ has $25B. AZ might be a next fatal states. Their money will dry out in 12 days. It is same is Japan. City of Toyota ‘s revenue will be decreased 96% from last year because of Toyota mootor’s bad performance. They are also facing crisis.

6, Thank you for joining 7 years event.
We had a 7 years anniversary night last Thursday. It was packed and many customers enjoyed, celebrated our anniversary event. We are still in good position. This month’s sales is still higher than last year. We are not losing money. I need to talk with my land load about renewal of lease. I want to do my business next 3 years, anyway. I don’t know how they say. The current lease will be expired in this September.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Taka's Update

Taka’s Update February 17 2009

This week Fish
I have not received any big eye tuna for last 2 weeks. But I will get it on today. It is available for next 3-4 days. It will be a nice 7 years anniversary night on Thursday. But some weather issues show up. Uni is not coming for 2-3 days because of west coast weather issue and live scallop is not coming because of north east weather issue Uni actually came yesterday and still available.

1, Just like buying [Made in USA.]
Panasonic ordered their employees to buy more than $1000 of Panasonic products. The company asked about 10,000 of managers and minimum is $1000 before July. This is called “Buy Panasonic Action”. They actually did same thing in 2002. I welcome Intel’s investment in AZ or NM. They make factories and make chips or something. They are made in USA. It stimulates our economy. I want more companies come back to US and build factories and hire blue colors.
I don’t know what items are suitable and can compete with made in China. But there are something can beat made in China.

2, I replaced chairs.
I bought new chairs and replaced. This chair is made in China. I bought around 40 and I returned 4. It meant 10% were bad. The worst ones was impossible to assemble. The position of 2 holes for screws didn’t match and couldn’t screw.
Anyway, I am very happy with new chairs.

3, Japanese common mistake with English.
This is from Elizabeth Conn, English teacher and teaches for Japanese.
You know my English is not great. I made a mistake last week. It was not royal, was loyal. I wrote, Thank you for your royalty. I just didn’t realize. I did spell check and was not a spell mistake.
Common Mistakes - Corrections in below

Almost Japanese women gain weight in Atlanta, GA.
Almost all or most Japanese women gain weight in Atlanta, GA.

Good-bye, I’ll see you 2 weeks later.
Good-bye, I’ll see you in 2 weeks.

What apartments do you live in? What is your room number?
What apartment do you live in? (Note: Room number is for hotel only.)

From 7:00.
Starting at 7:00.
(When you have from, you need to have 2 numbers [ex. From 7:00 to 9:00])

I’m getting married next next week.
I’m getting married the week after next.

The Flying Biscuit Restaurant is delicious.
The Flying Biscuit Restaurant is great. (Only the food is delicious.)

She is married with an American.
She is married to an American.

My mother-in-law present me this.
My mother-in-law gave me this present.

My birthday is on May.
My birthday is in May, on May 26th.

It is a fine day.
It is a beautiful day.

My son very, very like soccer.
My son likes soccer very, very much.

This is my sign.
This is my signature. (Or for a famous person, please give me your autograph.)

My husband likes classic music.
My husband likes classical music.

I have been to Swan House last Tuesday.
I went to Swan House last Tuesday.

I pick up him at school at 3:00 pm.
I pick him up at school at 3:00 pm.
(Pronouns ・ it, she, he, me. them, it ・ go in the middle of 2 part verb.)

I have baby.
I have a baby.

This is for you.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Taka's Update

Taka’s Update February 09 2009

This week Fish
I got big eye tuna on last Friday but was not great for toro. I just called our supplier and still negative answer. All other fish are fine, no problem.

February 19th Thursday
Happy birthday TAKA. Yes, we opened February 19th 2002. 7 years anniversary is coming very soon. This day is going to be a customers appreciation day. We offer 7cents beer, sake and edamame. 7 dollars wines by the bottle are also available. Thank you so much for your royalty and support. We are doing well. January sales was 256% higher than last year. Please make your reservation asap. You can send me an e-mail at

A:In Japan, you are what your blood type is.
This is from AP. In Japan, "What's your type?" is much more than small talk; it can be a paramount question in everything from matchmaking to getting a job.
By type, the Japanese mean blood type, and no amount of scientific debunking can kill a widely held notion that blood tells all.
In the year just ended, four of Japan's top 10 best-sellers were about how blood type determines personality, according to Japan's largest book distributor, Tohan Co. The books' publisher, Bungeisha, says the series — one each for types B, O, A, and AB — has combined sales of well over 5 million copies.
Taku Kabeya, chief editor at Bungeisha, thinks the appeal comes from having one's self-image confirmed; readers discover the definition of their blood type and "It's like 'Yes, that's me!'"
As defined by the books, type As are sensitive perfectionists but overanxious; Type Bs are cheerful but eccentric and selfish; Os are curious, generous but stubborn; and ABs are arty but mysterious and unpredictable.
All that may sound like a horoscope, but the public doesn't seem to care.
Even Prime Minister Taro Aso seems to consider it important enough to reveal in his official profile on the Web. He's an A. His rival, opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa, is a B.
Nowadays blood type features in a Nintendo DS game and on "lucky bags" of women's accessories tailored to blood type and sold at Tokyo's Printemps department store. A TV network is set to broadcast a comedy about women seeking husbands according to blood type.
It doesn't stop there.
Matchmaking agencies provide blood-type compatibility tests, and some companies make decisions about assignments based on employees' blood types.
Children at some kindergartens are divided up by blood type, and the women's softball team that won gold at the Beijing Olympics used the theory to customize each player's training.
Not all see the craze as harmless fun, and the Japanese now have a term, "bura-hara," meaning blood-type harassment.
And, despite repeated warnings, many employers continue to ask blood types at job interviews, said Junichi Wadayama, an official at the Health, Welfare and Labor Ministry.
"It's so widespread that most people, even company officials, are not aware that asking blood types could lead to discrimination," Wadayama said.
Blood types, determined by the proteins in the blood, have nothing to do with personality, said Satoru Kikuchi, associate professor of psychology at Shinshu University.
"It's simply sham science," he said. "The idea encourages people to judge others by the blood types, without trying to understand them as human beings. It's like racism."
This use of blood-typing has unsavory roots.
The theory was imported from Nazi race ideologues and adopted by Japan's militarist government in the 1930s to breed better soldiers. The idea was scrapped years later and the craze faded.
It resurfaced in the 1970s, however, as Masahiko Nomi, an advocate with no medical background, gave the theory mass appeal. His son, Toshitaka, now promotes it through a private group, the Human Science ABO Center, saying it's not intended to rank or judge people but to smooth relationships and help make the best of one's talents.
The books tend to stop short of blood-type determinism, suggesting instead that while blood type creates personality tendencies, it's hardly definitive.
"Good job, you're done. So how do you feel about the results?" one blood type manual asks on its closing page. "Your type, after all, is what you decide you are."
I am B type and good for artistic things and good for living overseas, easy going type. Do I look like this?

B: Do you know Acai Berry?
I just found this at Costco. Acai berry is magical fruits from Amazon. I think Oprah introduced this in 2005 and the boom came to US. I just didn’t know at all. There are more then 127 companies selling Acai Berry online! One of online site tested all of them, learn which really work. After completing their six month acai berry product test they've concluded that many acai berry products have a very low percentage of the most important ingredient - the acai berry. Many products they tested failed to provide the true acai berry benefits (weight loss, energy, detox, cleansing, etc.) while others worked amazingly as they should. If you are looking for supplement, acaiberryselect is the best. You can google this. I am Ok with Costco’s drink. I trust them.
If you want to know about Acai berry, go to And click nutrients of Acai. This is a great fruit and I will drink everyday to keep young and healthy.

I like all bolthouse drinks. Carrot juice is great and easy to drink.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Taka's Update

Taka’s Update February 03 2009

This week Fish
Review of last week tuna: I got big eye tuna and was old one. Old means age wise old, not freshness. So, meat was soft, size was big and toro was not super excellent. I felt a little bit sorry for the customers ordered toro last week. That’s wild fish, not the same always. So far, negative news for tuna this week and looking for Wednesday or Thursday. All other fish are fine as usual.

A, How to improve your memory
This is from a university research in Germany.
They made 3 groups. A group: the intake of the calorie is decreased by 30%.
B group: increased the intake of the unsaturated fatty acid with the theory of useful for the prevention of the acknowledgment syndrome more than usually by 20%. Group C: nothing special has done.
All groups took tests for memorizing words. ( Actually all groups took same tests before the research.) The result was group A’s score was 20% higher and other group were same.
How do we explain this result? It becomes easy for insulin that adjusts the blood sugar level in the inside of the body to work by limiting the calorie. This has some and good influence for the cranial nerve.

B, How about other ways to improve your memory.
Epicatechin is good for improvement of memory. This is from Salk Institute in US. Epicatechin contains in berries, chocolate and tea. This improves the circulation of the blood in the brain.

C, How about other things.
Breakfast is a key and very important.
The traffic accident rate of the persons who don’t eat breakfast are high.
Moreover, when it is a student, it is understood that concentration in the classroom is low. The brain power may be improved, and only the custom of firmly eating breakfast be called a secret that prevents the brain cell from growing old.
While we are sleeping at night, our brain energy is almost zero and body energy is also spent all. When we wake up in the morning, we don’t have any power at all and glucose becomes the source of energy. So we need carbohydrate in the morning. Carbohydrate changes to glycogen in our body and becomes the material of glucose. What should we eat? We can imagine bread or rice.
You may say both are same but not same. Rice is better than bread. Because rice contains lecithin. Lecithin works for improvement of memory. Lecithin contains in natto (fermented soybean), egg, sea urchin, tofu and ginkgo nuts.
When our brain is getting old, our memory power is decreasing. In order to stop this and refresh our brain, those food are great.
So, the best breakfast is Curry rice with natto, boiled egg. I made this by myself and ate this morning. Curry also stimulates our brain.

D, Buy Mitsubishi and get $1000.
This is from Soja city in Okayama, Japan.
Mitsubishi automobile is located in Soja city and other parts makers are also there. About 5500 people work Mitsubishi related companies and city wants to keep their employment. So city council decided to give $1000 when Soja residents buy Mitsubishi car. Also city buys 10 of Mitsubishi cars.

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Picture: The best Breakfast for your brain