I was invited to a birthday party of a friend of mine. The party was going on a boat which her friend owned. We moved to the boat after having some drinks at a bar. The welcome drink, Mojito (hand-made!) were waiting for us. Happy!
The birthday lady cooked and prepared all food for the guest. Every food was great and also I felt love for us from her. She is always attentive to everyone in a very subtle way, and it makes me impressed.
Now, I like to share few views from a boat and hope you enjoy.
I had been looking for a Jamaican restaurant since I moved to Amsterdam, because I love Jamaican food! I found the one finally and it is “Reggae Rita’s”. They open from Thursday through Sunday at the café, “Water & Brood”.
Before I go, I will share some photos which I took in Jamaica when I visited there for business trips in 2006 and 2008. I used to work in music industry and had opportunities to have recordings and mixings. It was full of momentous experiences. I hope to have some chance to visit there again.
スライ＆ロビーの言葉は心に突き刺さりました。 The message from Sly & Robbie stuck in my mind.
I have a student who is from Lebanon and lives in Tokyo. I asked him what the signature dish was and he recommended “Tabouleh salad” and “Falafel”, so we ordered them needless to say. Well,,, I can’t say how delicious they were!!! Of course, we ate the others and a lot. Lebanese wines tasted great as well.
思い出すだけでまた食べたくなります。リピート決定！ This photos make me want to eat them again… I’ll definitely be back!
One day of the end of July, I had cycling with my friends. We were planning to go to the beach at first, but the destination was changed to Ikea in Haarlem since I might have not be able to make it. The beach was kind of far and also it was the first time for me to ride a bicycle in Amsterdam.
When I arrived at Amsterdam Centrum station to meet my friends, they had already rented a bike for me. Well, this rental bike had a pedal break instead of a handle break. This type is usual in the Netherlands, so you might need some time to practice to get used to it. I used to ride a fixied bike in Tokyo, therefore there was no problem. Dutch people are going too fast by bike and you have to be careful.
It was a beautiful day and perfect for the cycling. I started to feel little bit pain on my foot and buttocks, but I followed my friends not to be behind. They went slowly for me and it was about a four-hours round trip. I was tired but I definitely want to go again! It made me feel like “I have to get my own bike asap!”
By the way, what I bought at IKEA was this cod roe paste called “Kalles Kaviar”. I read some blogs which were written about this by Japanese people who lived outside Japan. They were saying, “You can cook ‘Tarako (Cod roe) spaghetti’ with this.” Tarako spaghetti is a Japanese style spaghetti and one of popular one.I cooked it after coming home and then,,,,