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VIRTUAL TOUR: FOUR FOUR SOUTH VILLAGE

By MARINA

A 5 minute walk from Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, there’s a small village named Four Four South Village. Here’s a hot spot among young people in Taiwan. Colorful doors and windows look good in gray of concrete wall.    I feel that I am wrapped with a spectacle time-slipped to the small community in 1950’s. And time…

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LOVE LOVE LOVE TAIWAN FOOD

By MARINA

After visiting Lungshan Temple of Manka, we felt hungry. Already had sun grown dark, however it was really hot and humid outside. So we decided taking a break and having a quick dinner. We found a nice restaurant near the temple and entered.   There’re many types of Taiwan food, and it varies from place to place. The food in Northern Taiwan and…

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EXHIBITION: “CANTEROS” DIEGO OLIVER

By MARINA

Arequipa is known as “White City”. Because the city center was built in volcanic sillar rock, whose color is almost white or pink. The contrast between white buildings and blue sky is so beautiful and it made me refreshed.   Walking the street, I encountered one exhibit, named “CANTEROS”.  Canteros (Spanish vocabulary) means quarrymen, and Diego Oliver pointed his camera at the subjects. I’ve never imagine…

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MUSIC: CAROLINA PELERITTI

By MARINA

I went to the concert of Carolina Peleritti in Tokyo. She came to see us all the way from her hometown, Argentina. She was a poplar actress and a fashion model before, and now became one of the most important singers in her country. As embarrassing as this is to say, I didn’t have any information about her. But having heard her…

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RECIPE: SPICY MACA GAZPACHO

By MARINA

There’re many tomato based soups in the world. Among those soups, Gazpacho is one of my favorites. This cold soup is a classic of Spanish cuisine and it originated in the southern region of Andalusia. This is especially good in summer, because it’s refreshing and cool. I got Maca Powder in Peru, so I add this superfood to my special Gazpacho recipe. I think this spicy…

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RECIPE: MACA GUACAMOLE

By MARINA

I love Mexican Food. I love avocado. I often make Guacamole in my house, because it’s easy to prepare, good for beer, and yummy. I got Maca Powder in Peru, so I add this to Guacamole. As you know, avocado is good for health and beauty. Maca may promote those effects. Recipe is quite a simple, but may give sufficient satisfactions to…

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RECIPE: HOT CHOCOLATE WITH SUPERFOOD

By MARINA

Hot chocolate is not just a delicious drink, but a healthy drink. It has been consumed to treat ailments and to meditate for centuries. Drinking chocolate has a long history, In deed, ancient Mesoamerican people consume the cacao for a nutritional purpose. In this time the cacao was valuable and consecrated. It was used not only for a medical purpose, but a religious and financial…

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IMIWA? HELP JAPANESE LEARNERS

By MARINA

I truly understand that many foreigners feel uncomfortable when they meet Kanji. Even we Japanese sometimes encounter the one we can’t recognize. On the other hand lots of tourists from overseas seem to have interests on Kanji. For you Kanji is something mysterious and cool, don’t you. Kanji is a very convenient character if you can handle. Once you can…

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