激辛カレー The hottest curry
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週末はプラハに戻る私たち。冷蔵庫のお掃除を兼ねて、ランチにカレーを作りました。先日買ったTikkaペーストはインドの調味料、レシピはチェコ語、読めないけど、ま、いいや。。。チキンにサラミ、野菜をいため、スープ少々で煮込んだら、仕上げにペーストをたっぷりと。食欲そそるいい香り...。レーズンを散らして、出来上がり~。う~ん、なかなかいける、と思った瞬間、体が瞬時に反応した!おでこの血管浮き上がる、顔が真っ赤に染まった瞬間、顔から頭から汗がだらだら。。。だけど口の中は平常で、お水入らずで平らげたんだけど、後が大変。シャワーを浴びにに直行です。後でインターネットで調べたら、Tikkaってカレーじゃなかったみたい。お肉を漬け込むスパイスだった。インド料理に疎い私、まずはレシピを読まなきゃね。何だかどっと疲れてしまい、これから少しお昼寝です。。。
I cooked curry for today's lunch with paste called 'Tikka'. It was the first time to use it with insturuction written in Czech. I couldn't read it. but, never mind! I started frying chicken, salami and vegetables, added some broth, and then put the 'Tikka' in it to finish. Yummy! great smell whetting my appetite... But, as soon as I tasted it, my body reacted in a flash! My temple vein rose to the surface on the red face with sooooo much sweat!! Despite unusual hotness, it was still delicious so I ended up eating it up and I rushed to take a shower. After that, I found on the Intrernet the 'tikka' is special mixed spices to marinate meat, not curry. That's a big mistake!!
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-15 21:54 | Cooking&wine | Comments(0)
Spring has come at last...
三寒四温が続いてたZilinaにも、ついに春到来!?久々のぽかぽか陽気に鼻歌モードでTabiのお散歩。今日はさすがにジャケットいらず。道端のタンポポにも愛を感じる、のどかな午後のひと時でした。。。
After a cycle of three cold days and four warm days, spring seems to has come at last here in Zilina. Feeling much love for a tiny dandelion, on the way for a walk, I can hardly wait for full blossoms、 in the peaceful afternoon with Tabi...
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-14 23:56 | Slovakia | Comments(0)
写真って難しい...The long and winding road
去年の秋からジュエリーの買いつけを始めた私。憧れだったバイヤーのお仕事、しかも大好きなアクセサリー!ただ今2005年版ブライダルコレクションのアルバム作成中なんだけど、写真の撮影に手間取って、これが遅々として進まない!スタジオも小道具もアシスタントもいないど素人カメラマン、日当たりのいい屋根裏部屋に手持ちの服や布を持ち込み、デジカメでパシャパシャ。何度やっても納得いかず焦りは募るばかり。。。いろんな意味でセンスが要求されるこの仕事。プロになるにはまだまだ遠い道のりです。。。
I've started my own business as a buyer of costume jewelry. I LOVE jwelry! So I'm really enjoying it. Nowadays, I'm preparing the collection of bridal jewelry for 2005, so I have to take photos of them, but it's taking MUCH time than I expected! I don't have my own studio, nor special tools, and off course, no assistant. Preparing my own dress and cloth for background , I tried to take photos of jewelry in the bright attic again and again, but I haven't been satisfied yet, damn... I really need more study,experience to get refined tastes. Starting something is not so hard, but it must be a long and winding road to the 'PRO' in any field, mustn't it??
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Helpless assistant...
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-14 00:03
スロバキアのケーキ Slovak sweets
血糖値が低く貧血気味な上、脳の燃費がと~っても悪い私。一日に何時間もPCに向かったり本を読んでると、無性に甘いものが食べたくなってくる。スーパーのアイスにもチョコにも飽きてたところ、近所に小さなカフェを発見。ここのケーキをテイクアウトしてみました。
After using my computer or reading books for several hours, my brains seem to run out of sugar like a wasteful old engine and maybe it cause me to eat something sweet.( Poor excuse?) Today, I happened to find a small cafe and bought some sweets to try.
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こんな感じのケーキたち。チェコでもよく見かけるけど、見た目はさらに素朴というか、お世辞にも美味しそうとはいえないlooksでしょ.だけど、これが意外にイケたのですよ!シンプルなスポンジにあっさりしたバタークリーム。イチゴミルクみたいなムース。チョコレートもビターで大人の味。全体的に子供の頃に食べたケーキを思い出す素朴な風味。気がついたら半分平らげてた。お~~っと、気をつけなくっちゃ。しかし、最近何を食べてもOKになってきた。味覚も中欧化してきたのかしら。。。。
Have a look! They are tipical Slovak sweets ,looking kind of tasteless. But, as a matter of fact, they were not bad at all!. Homely sponge cake and butter cream. Strawberry-flavored mousse wasn't too sweet. And, chocolate was also nice with vague bitterness for adult. I remembered the taste of cakes my mum made when I was little. Actually,it was a bit difficult to stop myself eating them up, but I managed, off course. Somehow, I'm getting less and less fusssy about food and taste nowadays. Should be careful!?
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-13 00:55 | Cooking&wine | Comments(1)
いつものお散歩コース
先週に比べると冷え込んだ月曜日。日本は桜満開というのに、春は何処へやら。。午後からは少しお日様も顔を出したので、Tabiを連れていつものお散歩コースへ。今日はスロバキア第三番目の都市(らしい)、Zilinaのほ~んの一部をご紹介します。
It was a bit cold Monday. I really miss the cherry blossoms at their best now in Japan. Anyway, I'm going to show you some favorite places in this town, Zilina, today.

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Zilina駅から商店街を抜けると、まずはA Hlinku広場から大きな教会が。残念ながら名前がわからない。地図を見てものってないんだよね。日曜日にはいつもミサが行われていて厳粛な雰囲気。。。After going through the main street from Zilina station,you'll see a big church with impressive steeples. Sorry, but I don't know the name of this at the moment. They seem to celebrate the Mass on Sunday, with solemn atmosphere.

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教会側から見たA Hlinku広場。噴水や露店、子供の遊具もあり、人通りが絶えません。
This is A Hlinku square, in front of the church, always with lots of people back and forth.

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教会の横には大きなモザイクの壁画と十字架にくくりつけられたキリスト像。とても印象的。
Jesus Christ with huge mosaics on the side of the chapel,very impressive.

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十字架の下のほうに、ローマ法王ヨハネパウロⅡ世のお写真が。。先日までキャンドルにも灯が燈されていました。I was touched to find a photo of Pope John paul Ⅱ.Candles also had been lit for a while.

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教会を超えてさらに進むとMarianske広場へ。時代を感じさせる建物に囲まれた優美な公園は、いかにもヨーロッパ。飛び交う鳩を眺めながら皆さんのんびりくつろいでる。ベビーカーを押すお父さんの姿もちらほら。平日なのに、ちょっと不思議~。。。In a minute's walk from the Church, you'll get Marianske square,which is typical European old square surrounded with beautiful buildings. Peope on benchs seemed relaxing,just looking at pigeons,and even some father-looking guys were also with prams, just taking it easy on Monday afternoon. That's interesting!

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この後、青空市場を抜けて帰るのがいつものパターン。Tabiは放してもらえずちょっぴりご機嫌斜め。まだまだ慣れない街だし。しかし東洋人はまだ珍しいのか、プラハと違って、めちゃめちゃ周囲の視線を感じてしまう。。黒い髪のちっちゃな東洋人と同じくちっちゃなチワワの組み合わせ、確かに少し目立つのかしら。皆さん、あんまりジロジロ見ないでよ~~~。サングラスが手放せない、シャイな私なのでありました。。。I usually go home after looking around a open market and Tabi is usually in a bad mood on a leash all the time.I can't give him free rein since I haven't got used to this town.And besides, people always stare at us here, unlike in Prague. I guess we Japanese might look unusual to them, particularly a tiny woman and a dog with black hair must be rare, I know. But it makes me embarrassed and shy, so I always need sunglasses nowadays, even cloudy day. Idiot!
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-12 03:42 | Slovakia | Comments(0)
Nobuの手料理
毎日仕事に追われてるNobu。趣味に没頭する時間さえない毎日だけど、最近たま~に、手料理をご馳走してくれる。雨の日曜日。Nothing specialな私に、今日はとっておきのコースを振舞ってくれたのだ!
It was rainy Sunday, nothing special for me, but Nobu cooked for me!That's special! Nowadays cooking is one of his favorite pastimes. I was really looking forward to today's dinner, and...
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3時間後。途中でバルサミコ酢のボトルを割って大騒ぎの一幕もあったが、出来上がりました~。本日のメニュー。ミネストローネ、サーモン和風サラダ、そしてメインは。。。
Except for an incident that he broke a bottle of vinegar, everything had worked out and he'd finished cooking 3 hours later. As you see, today's specials are minestrone soup and salmon salad, and main course is...
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私のリクエストに応えて・・・海老クリームコロッケ!!!洋食の王道に初挑戦!お味のほうは、、、Excellent!ひいき目無しに最高!私でさえ手作りしたことなかったのにい。さくっとした衣を割ると、とろ~んとクリームが流れ出て。。。あ~ん。。。す晴らしすぎるう。。。
Special prawn cream croquettes as I'd requested! well done, Nobu! It was excellently SUPER!
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世界3大貴腐ワインの一つ、Tokajiワイン(ハンガリーがオリジナル、隣国スロバキアにも美味しいのがいっぱい)も進む、ススム~~~!
Today's special wine was Tokaji, one of superior sweet wines in the world. It's famous specialty made in Hungary. But, you can buy some nice ones in Slovakia as well.
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それにしても、毎日こんな風にご飯作ってくれたらな。。。後片付けまでやってくれて。。。なんて優しい夫なの!Why was it so much special for me? Because, it was my ?th birthday today,actually. (Bomb!!)
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-11 03:44 | Cooking&wine | Comments(3)
スロバキアの中華料理!
残業食でいつもお世話になってい中華レストランに、初めて夫婦で出かけました。この街で知ってる限り、唯一のチャイニーズレストラン、シェフは本場の中国人です。少々味に飽きてきた私をを尻目にmamiは大満足、特に点心がお気に入りの様子。世界中どの街でもお目にかかれる中華レストランは我々東洋人にとってありがたい存在です。Nobu
We ate out at a nearby restaurant tonight. It's the only Chinese restaurant in this town as long as I know, and the chef may be Chinese one. As a mater of fact, I've been a bit tired of their taste,because I've been there quite often with my colleagues when we worked overtime. But Mami was so content with their food, particularly with 'Tenshin', steamed dumplings. They were delicious,actually. Anyway,we can see Chinese restaurants almost all over the world, and it's realy helpful for us, Asian people,I guess. By Nobu.
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NY中華街で食べた蝦餃子よりおいし~!Yummy! Steamed prawn dumplings, my favorites!By Mami
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チャーハンと酢豚も美味。お肉はリブで骨付き。ちょっと食べにくい...。Fried vegetable rice and fried pork ribs with sweet and sour sause.
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スロバキアはワインも安くて美味しいよ。特に白。1杯100円くらいで飲めるのでついつい酔っ払っちゃうぜ。Slovak wine is also great! I'm already drunk, haha...sorry!
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-10 04:04 | Cooking&wine | Comments(0)
春眠。。。
我が家の一人息子、チワワのTabi。ただ今2歳3ヶ月。スポイルしてるのは承知の上で、毎日私たち、川の字になって寝てます。最近急に暖かくなったせいか、寝起きが悪いのなんのって。7時に起きて出勤するパパのお見送りもなく、ご飯も食べず、お昼過ぎまで延々寝てる。おまけにただ今毛抜けの季節。掃除機、ガムテープでベッドのお掃除、これが毎日大変なんだよね。。。Mami
He is Tabi,now 2year-old playful chihuahua. His name means `japanese socks' just because he looks wearing white socks on his forefeet. By the way,we have to confess we tend to spoil him, as you see, he sleeps between us! And,nowadays he always oversleeps until noon without breakfast or saying hi to Nobu leaving for work. In addition, it's time he sheds a lot, so I have to clean my bed with vacuum or using gummed tape everday. That's hassle! damn...
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-09 15:51 | About Tabi | Comments(0)
ブログ記念日!
今週、来週はNobuの単身赴任地、スロバキアのZilinaで過ごしている。新しいTabiのお散歩コース、川原の小道を発見。春一番?に吹かれながらのんびり午後のお散歩。往復1時間でしっかり運動不足解消だ!BBCWorldではローマ法王のお葬式の特番を一日中放送してた。個人的には平凡な金曜日、だけど一応、ブログスタート記念日。3年目を迎えた中欧生活、遅ればせながら日々のささやかな発見を写真とともに書きとめていきたいと思います。続くかな~~?3人(うち1匹)、代わりばんこでがんばろ~ね。。。トップバッターのMamiでした。
We've just started writing in our diary here, on the website. We're from Japan, living in Prague and Zilina in Slovakia back and forth, with a small chihuahua called Tabi. Nobu works for a Japanese costruction company and now, staying in Zilina due to his current work. Mami is his wife, having just started her own business as a costume jewelry buyer . We're going to find somethig small but interesting in our overseas life and introduce you all to them! Please give us any comments and don't hesitate to correct mistakes in our English composition! Thank you!
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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-09 06:01 | Slovakia
It's me...


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*Photographer MASAMI MIZUSHIMA*


プラハ在住のフォトグラファー
フィルム写真歴は約4年
今は中判カメラとライカでプラハ、ヨーロッパの情景撮ってます。
モノクロは暗室で手焼きプリント、カラーはEPSON P-X5Vを使用

ワイン、チェコビール大好き。
旅行好き。音楽好き。
唯一の美容法、毎日続けてるおうちヨガ、朝のジョギング

息子のチワワ、Tabiは10歳、年中ダイエット中。。。*w*//


*contact*
https://www.facebook.com/mamirin2000
rolleilove@yahoo.co.jp


I'm a photographer, born in Hiroshima city, Japan.
I've been living in Prague, Czech Republic for 9 years
with my partner and a plump chihuahu, Tabi.
I use old film cameras, and develop films and B&W prints by myself
in the darkroom.
My husband and I love traveling with our old cameras all over Europe
to explore something new and unexpected..

My favorite cameras are...
Rolleiflex 2.8F. 2.8E Planer
Hasselblad 500C/M
Leica M6
HOLGA :-)
Nikon F3 etc...





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# by tabirin2000 | 2005-04-08 04:02 | profile(New!) | Comments(120)