Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food

How to cook "with visual instructions" "using familiar ingredients from your local grocery stores" healthy, traditional and delicious Japanese dishes!!

The Blogger Tag


Today I will introduce myself to you. I was tagged by the sweet Elizabeth (from The Comfortable Coop). I actually haven’t accepted any blog awards lately because they don’t match my blog content. However, I really enjoyed reading Elizabeth’s post so I am going to write a little bit about myself (especially since I don’t need to make up questions!!).

Questions 1: How tall are you?

5’4”. I have lived in the US for 3 years but I haven’y yet gotten used to the US measurement system.

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent?

I am logical and analytical. I love math games and puzzles. When I worked for my previous company, we regularly got training, in which we had to figure out many kinds of riddles as quickly as possible, to promote logical thinking. I always figured the puzzles out quickly.

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog related pet peeve?

I don’t think any blog related pet peeve. Because blogs are individuals’ ideas. I respect their expression even when I disagree.

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-related blog pet peeve?

People who tend to lose their temper quickly because of small things. Be calm and love people. Take the perspective of others sometimes.

Question 5: What’s your favourite song?

I love music. I listen to many kinds of music, such as rock, pop, classical, orchestra, reggae, jazz, folk…so it is hard to choose. I also play some instruments, clarinet, electric piano, trombone and Japanese drums Taiko.

Question 6: What’s your favourite social media website?

Facebook. Because our family and close friends live all over the world, and we can check how they are doing easily without calling or emailing everybody everyday.

Question 7: What’s your favourite way to spend your time when you’re alone?

Cleaning house, Cooking, Working out, Taking a bath!!

Question 8: Whats your favourite junk food?

Potato chips and ice cream.

Question 9: Do you have a pet or pet(s)? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I love dogs, cats and birds. But we don’t have any pets now because we frequently travel for my husband’s work.

Question 10: What are your number one favourite non-fiction and fiction books?

I read Japanese and English books. So far, my favorites are Japanese books.

Question 11: What’s your favourite beauty product or tool?

I have been an esthetician, a make-up artist and an executive at a Japanese cosmetics company for over 10 years so I know a lot about beauty products.

I believe skincare is the most important. I love all skincare from VECUA which is a Japanese cosmetics brand, Clinique lotion and make-up cleanser, Clarins face oil and Lancome serum. For make-up, I love MAC gel eyeliner. For body care, I love Sabon body care products. I also love to find and try new cosmetics.

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Whenever I can’t understand others’ English or people don’t understand my English. Especially when it is small talk, it is very embarrassing.

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life what would it be?

Definitely Gerolsteiner. It is well-balanced mineral sparkling water.

Question 14: What’s your favourite movie?

My favorite movies would have to be The Lord of the Rings, The Devil Wears Prada or Spirited Away.

Question 15: What was your favourite lesson at school?

I loved Math and Science.

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Now I am very satisfied to live in the US. If it is possible, I want to live in Hawaii.

Question 17: PC or Mac?

Mac since I was 18.

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

(Or any kind gesture from a friend)

My husband is the sweetest. He always makes me laugh, regularly brings flowers to me, regularly gives me surprise presents that I like, and he cooks special dinners for me on special days like my birthday or Valentine’s Day. His last romantic gesture was in Japan when it was our anniversary. He researched and made a reservation for a great restaurant and bought my present in a Japanese department store. He does speak Japanese, but of course, even if you speak another language it can be a little bit hard to speak foreign languages on the phone to make reservations, etc. I really respect and appreciate his bravery in doing all of that in Japanese.

Question 19: Favourite celebrity?

I love Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet as an actress, Will Smith as an actor.

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

Maybe some of the people who I sometimes talk with on my blog comments section.

Question 21: Who is your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is my mother and my grandma.

My mother always gave me great advice when I was unsure.

My grandma is 90 years old now and is doing well living by herself. She is always cheerful and I learned from her that “To laugh is great for everything”!

Question 22: What is your favourite blog to read?

Many of the blogs I follow are about food, photography, travel and so on. So there are several.

Question 23: What is your favourite high street shop?

I don’t shop so often and I don’t get stuck with one shop. If I find something I want at a shop, that is my favorite shop that time.

Question 24: Are you in education or do you work?

In the US I am going to find a job. Now I am preparing to be able to work, including business language skills.

Question 25: One thing you are proud of?

My career in Japan.

I tag-



Linda & Heidi




This is very hard. I can’t stop tagging. There are so many bloggers who I like. I managed to tag 6 bloggers.

My blog social media links are:

Facebook:@homemadejapanesefood   Instagram:h.japanese_food

twitter: Japanese_Cookin


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

17 thoughts on “The Blogger Tag

  1. Thank you so much for doing this! It was great to learn more about you! You’re one of the bloggers I always hope I can meet in person someday!

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  2. You are so kind to tag me in this! I too enjoy following your blog and reading all your delicious Japanese food recipes, as it is a cuisine I don’t make nearly often enough. I love that your grandmother is 90 and still and inspiration!

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  3. Thank you Aki, I’m honored you tagged me! I enjoy our blog and learn so much from you. I’m sorry that for lack of time I cannot participate in the award scene. 😦 Thank you again! 🙂

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  4. Fun to read this and get to know you a little bit better!! You have the sweetest husband — and don’t worry if the measurement system doesn’t make sense here! We lived in Spain for 12 years and I was so happy using metrics– they just and sense! Hope all’s well with you!! xo

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  5. What a great way to get to know you! I had no idea about your beauty knowledge. And never feel embarrassed about your English, it’s amazing that you speak two languages. I always feel embarrassed about my Japanese, especially when it’s an easy word and I just didn’t know it… 😣

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    • Thank you!! And you don’t need to feel embarrassed too!!
      But I know how you feel. It is very hard to learn foreign languages.
      I think you know Japanese people can write and read English but can not speak and listen. This is our education system problem. So I can write blog but I can’t talk and listen well.

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  6. a wonderful self!
    glad you’re not
    a robot 🙂

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  7. this is super cool. really enjoyed reading about you. thanks for the tag ❤

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