1000 Origami Cranes

I have very little knack for origami cranes. I’ve followed numerous tutorials online (step by step pictures, and videos) have only made two my entire life and they weren’t pretty.  Why on earth would I want to undertake 1000 paper cranes? Because it’s cool.

Though I will have to rethink the 3″x3″ paper – my clumsy fingers aren’t anywhere skilled enough.


From Up On Poppy Hill

Kokurikozaka Kara

From Up On Poppy Hill

Fair girl, why do you send your thoughts to the sky?

The wind carries them aloft to mingle with the crows.

Trimmed with blue, your flags fly again today.

Watched this film for the first time last night and again this afternoon. I really like it and you might too. Look it up and see. 🙂

Anna Cooks Japanese?! #3: Preparation

After what we experienced last week with recipes tasting too similar because of missing ingredients, Maru and I squeezed in a mini planning session today. The two recipes will be Tonkatsu (Crispy Fried Pork Cutlets) and Ebi Furai (Crispy Fried Shrimp). Mmm… they look so good! 🙂

Since I’m having girl time with some of my former coworkers this evening and Maru has exams to study for, I’m not sure when our third cooking day will happen. -_-;

Hope our next cooking day will be soon!