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JAGEL Again

2015年3月16日

 

JAGEL Again

 

Soft Japanese Bagel


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Hi, my name is Mari.

I’m a baker and baking soft Japanese bagels

Have you ever been to a bakery for fresh produce and the irresistible aroma of newly baked bread?

I guess you have.

But have you ever imagined about the daily life of a baker?

I guess NOT.

Well, for the average baker, the day starts bright and early.

Bakers are often up before 4 AM.

You’re probably in a sound sleep at this time.


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While you’re dreaming, I drive to my bagel shop.

It’s still pitch-black outside, but such is the life of a morning-shift baker at a bagel shop called “Bagel de Paris.”


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I start preparing the day’s bagels by 5 AM.

Picking my epron off hook, I chek my name on the bagelry’s task list.

It’s the wee hours of the morning, so the list is geared towards producing all the fresh baked goods patrons are going to want with their morning lattes, cappuccinos, and other fancy drinks.

Although I bake cinnamon rolls, croissants, and Danishes, in addition to the artisanal grains like Italian Rosemary and Kalamata Olive that are staples at a typical bakery, I specialize in baking bagels at my shop.

First thing on my list is to prepare the bagel dough.

Though my shop in Japan was a relatively small operation, it sometimes seemed to me that I would spend my entire life around dough.

I kneaded it, smelled it, touched it, tasted it.

And when I was really bored, I even talked to it.

Dough and I had some really great conversations over the years.

But with only a couple hours before the bagelry opens for the day, I don’t have much time to talk to dough, today.

Instead, I heads to the huge industrial fridge to grab a bottle of milk.

It needs to be heated until it’s warm, but there’s no need to use the microwave.

The oven has been going for a while now, and it’s quite hot in the kitchen.

It should take just a few minutes for the milk to be warm.

In a bagel shop, there’s no such thing as a free moment to wait around for something to finish, not when there are dozens and dozens of cinnamon rolls to be prepped.

In the meantime, I heads back to the main kitchen area in order to begin the dough for the bagels.

For most other people, dough is just an unfinished product.

I know, however, that dough is the make-or-break, be-all and end-all of any bakery.

There’s a reason only experienced bakers are trusted with the task of making dough.

Meanwhile, interns and trainees are assigned things like cutting out cookies and rolling up the rugelach.

That’s just arts and crafts class.

But dough?

That’s where the magic happens.

A seasoned baker should definitely have enough experiences to make it happen.

And I think I should be able to make it happen because I’ve been making dough for more than six years.

At 6 AM, the other bakers and I start loading the prepped, not yet baked goods into the industrial ovens.

The ultimate goal is to have the bagels baked and on the shelves by 6:45 AM, so that it’s warm and soft for the early-bird patrons to step through the door at 7 AM.

My first shift is done, and now I have a 30-minute break before starting the second, early-afternoon shift.

As I takes off my apron, I watch the business people in their suits rush through the door, grab their coffees and bagels, and rush out the door again in a hurry to get to their desk jobs.

I seldom talk to these customers, and most of them don’t even know I exist.

But they love my bagels.

They say here in Vancouver, “Bagels are so hard to eat!”

But my bagels are soft, chewy and yummy!

The bagels I’ve baked recently are as follows:


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This is a soft onion bagel.

Using this bagel, I’ve made it into a fried-oyster bagel sandwitch.


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If you want to know how to make it, please take a look at the following article in my own blog:


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“Fried Oyster Bagels”


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The next bagel is a “bagel pizza”—my own creation.


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It is soft yet crispy and, of course, yummy!

How do you make it?—you may ask.

Well… take a look at the following article:


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“How to make bagel pizza”


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You might as well bake your own kind of bagel pizza with your favorite topping.

One of my favorites is the following Croque-Monsieur-style bagel.


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It looks delicious!—don’t you think?

If you want to know its recipe, please take a look at the following article:


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“Croque-Monsieur-style bagel”


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I don’t think you’ve ever heard of “JAGEL” as a kind of bagel.

If you search on GOOGLE, you may see the following results.


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About 401,000 hits are too mnay, but none of the results match the “JAGEL” which I’ve just coined for “soft Japanese bagel.”

Jagel might mean many things, one of which is a name for a German town in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg as shown in “Wikipedia”.


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Why did I coin the word?

Well … Spreading the taste of “New Japan”—soft Japanese bagels or JAGELS is my dream.

I’ve got another big, big, big dream.

Some day, I’d like to own and operate a chain of bagel shops called “JAGEL” all over the world.

When I was a small girl, living in Vancouver was a dream simply because Uncle Denman and kayo-chan, one of my girl-cousins, lived in Vamcouver and my relatives talked to me about both of them.


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Beautiful Vancouver


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I’m now living in North Vancouver with a Japanese Canadian family.


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North Vancouver


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Lonsdale Avenue


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Now I love and enjoy every minute of the day here in North Vancouver.

Auntie Karen loves my soft, chewy and yummy bagels.


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She once ejaculated, “Oh, Mari, this is one of the best bagels I’ve ever tasted in my whole life.”

I’ve been here in North Vancouver for 2 months now, and am looking for a job as baker.

The problem is I don’t have a work permit nor a permanent resident card.

I’ve heard that I might get a job offer more easily in the North than in Vancouver.

So, if you’re a bagel shop owner or a cafeteria manager in Yukon, Alberta, North West Territories, or Northern Ontario and willing to sponsor me and help me get a visa, I would be more than happy to talk with you.

Please contact me at barclay1720@gmail.com

I really wish that you will take a bite on my jagel some day.

Now, talking about my work at the shop, just before 12 PM, the kitchen is given a thorough clean in preparation for the lunchtime rush.

Hygiene is of crucial importance in a kitchen, so dishes and utensils are also cleaned.

The afternoon is spent preparing ingredients and products for the next day, freezing selected stock and cleaning the kitchen again!

Due to the flexibility of working in bakery, taking a break is generally a matter of preference.

Bakery employees normally get two 15 minutes breaks during the day, plus an hour for lunch.

Bakers also have to be fit and strong because those heavy bags of flour don’t lift themselves!

And don’t be fooled into thinking bakers get to work in a nice warm, oven-heated environment all day.

They have to make frequent trips to the freezers to store products or retrieve ingredients, which might be refreshing in the summer, but it’s not so nice on a crisp, cold winter’s day!

As you can see, bakery life is a hard, but it’s varied, it’s sociable.

And, let’s not forget, you get to work with delicious bakery goodies—especially bagels I baked for you.

What a tasty job!


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How’s your job hunting, Mari?

I’m still struggling, Uncle Denman.  It’s so hard to land a job without a work permit nor a permanent resident card.

I know… I know… Even with a permanent resident visa or a landed immigrant visa, it was terribly hard for me to find a job when I came to Canada a couple of decades ago.

Was it?  So how did you cope with that difficulty?

Well… I couldn’t find a job for the first 6 months.

Why not?

‘Cause I was mainly working in Japan as a computer programmer-analyst in the field of science—not commerece.  At the time I was looking for a job in Toronto, there weren’t many job openings in the field of science.  So, I decided to study at Centennial College to brush up my English as well as to obtain some accounting knowledge.

When did you land a job?

After studying at the college for three years.

I see… but in my case, I don’t have enough financial resources, that is, not enough money to pay my tuition for that long.

The best bet is, Mari, you try to find a job as baker in the North—such as Yukon Territory, Alberta Province, or Northwest Territories.  Not many people want to work in those northern regions because of the extreme coldness during the winter.  So go to North Vancouver Library and read the employment section of local newspapers in the North.

Then what am I supposed to do?

Chances are, Mari, the manager of the cafeteria of a mining company is desperately looking for a baker to replace the leaving worker.

But I don’t have a work permit nor a permanent resident card.

Well… for example, there is a program called “Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)”, which is developed to allow the Government of Yukon to nominate potential immigrants based on industrial and economic priorities and labour market conditions.

Is that program any good to me?

Yes, of course, you’re categorized as a “skilled worker.”  In the above program, once you’re admitted as a qualified individual, then the government will help you obtain a visa.

I see.

But the first thing you have to do, Mari, is to find a prospective employer who desperately looks for a baker in Yukon.

Uncle Denman, do you think I’ll be able to find such an employer?

Well… don’t worry too much, Mari… I think you’ll find one sooner or later.

How come you’re saing that?

‘Cause the article called “JAGEL” I posted on March 9 is read by many people as shopwn in the following list.


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“JAGEL”


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As you see, Mari, “JAGEL” is read by 112 Net citizens for the week from March 8 to March 14—top of the list except for the RSS feed and the home page.

I see…

Chances are, one of these days, a prospective employer will contact you at barclay1720@gmail.com

I really hope so.

【Denman’s Monologue】


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Oh, yeeeesss!
Mari’s bagels are so soft, chewy and yummy—far from hard traditional bagels.

She was born and brought up in Japan.
She has 8-year experiences as baker in Japan.

Mari has now settled in North Vancouver and enjoys Canadian life to the hilt.


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She is one of the most hardworking, cheerful and good-natured women I’ve ever known in my life.
Mari has excellent people skills and gets along well with almost everyone and she has no trouble getting to know new people.

She used to work in a fun-loving, friendly, well-organized bagelry, and wish to work in the same work environment.
If you give her an opportunity to bake her jagels, I’d really appreciate it.

Thank you for reading my monologue.


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Go Bananas”

“Manwatching”

“Stanley Boardwalk”

“With Your Tiger”

“A Second World”

“Asexual Thought”


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“Stanley 125 Years”

“Sushi @ the Globe”

“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”

“Sweet Memory”

“Unforgettable Movies”

“Typhoon 26”

“Great Luck”

“Diane@World”

“Diane@Spam”

“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”

“World Family”

“My Name is Mayumi”

“Mayumi’s Bagels”

“Mozzarell & smoked chicken

Bagel Sandwich”

“Bagels@Granville Island”

“Matcha Bagels”

“Scones & Puddings”

“Lox and Bagels”

“Oyster Bagel Sandwich”

“JAGEL”


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JAGEL

2015年3月9日

 

JAGEL

 

Soft Japanese Bagel


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Hi, my name is Mari.

I’m a baker and baking soft Japanese bagels

They say, “Bagels are so hard to eat!”

But my bagels are soft, chewy and yummy!

The bagels I’ve baked recently are as follows:


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This is a soft onion bagel.

Using this bagel, I’ve made it into a fried-oyster bagel sandwitch.


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If you want to know how to make it, please take a look at the following article in my own blog:


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“Fried Oyster Bagels”


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The next bagel is a “bagel pizza”—my own creation.


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It is soft yet crispy and, of course, yummy!

How do you make it?—you may ask.

Well… take a look at the following article:


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“How to make bagel pizza”


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You might as well bake your own kind of bagel pizza with your favorite topping.

One of my favorites is the following Croque-Monsieur-style bagel.


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It looks delicious!—don’t you think?

If you want to know its recipe, please take a look at the following article:


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“Croque-Monsieur-style bagel”


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I don’t think you’ve ever heard of “JAGEL” as a kind of bagel.

If you search on GOOGLE, you may see the following results.


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【Search Results at the present】


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About 401,000 hits are too mnay, but none of the results match the “JAGEL” which I’ve just coined for “soft Japanese bagel.”

Jagel might mean many things, one of which is a name for a German town in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg as shown in “Wikipedia”.


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“Enlarge”


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Why did I coin the word?

Well … Spreading the taste of “New Japan”—soft Japanese bagels or JAGELS is my dream.

I’ve just posted this article in Denman’s blogs.

Denman is one of my uncles.

He’s been living in Vancouver for more than 20 years.

His blog “Denman Blog” is read by Net citizens all over the world.

 

Access from Overseas

 


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“Denman Blog”


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I’ve got another big, big, big dream.

Some day, I’d like to own and operate a chain of bagel shops called “JAGEL” all over the world just as in the above map and list.

When I was a small girl, living in Vancouver was a dream simply because Uncle Denman and kayo-chan, one of my girl-cousins, lived in Vamcouver and my relatives talked to me about both of them.


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Beautiful Vancouver


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I’m now living in North Vancouver with a Japanese Canadian family.


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“Enlarge”


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North Vancouver


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Lonsdale Avenue


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Now I love and enjoy every minute of the day here in North Vancouver.

Auntie Karen loves my soft, chewy and yummy bagels.


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She once ejaculated, “Oh, Mari, this is one of the best bagels I’ve ever tasted in my whole life.”

I’ve been here in North Vancouver for 2 months now, and am looking for a job as baker.

The problem is I don’t have a work permit nor a permanent resident card.

I’ve heard that I might get a job offer more easily in the North than in Vancouver.

So, if you’re a bagel shop owner or a cafeteria manager in Yukon, Alberta, North West Territories, or Northern Ontario and willing to sponsor me and help me get a visa, I would be more than happy to talk with you.

Please contact me at barclay1720@gmail.com

In any case, thank you for reading this article, and really wish that you will take a bite on my jagel some day.

Bye now.

【Denman’s Monologue】


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Oh, yeeeesss!
Mari’s bagels are so soft, chewy and yummy—far from hard traditional bagels.

She was born and brought up in Japan.
She has 8-year experiences as baker in Japan as shown in her resume below:

Mari

North Vancouver, B.C.
Canada

Contact: barclay1720@gmail.com

WORK EXPERIENCES

Baker @ Bagel de Japon

May 2012 to 2014

Job Description and Specification:

1)-Give customer satisfaction in any ways by carrying out efficiency and accurate services,
2)-Purchase all ingredients and materials for products,
3)-Ensure that all ingredients and materials are available or ready before the start of baking,
4)-Monitor ingredients consumption and ensure that all inventories are in acceptable levels at all times,
5)-Take part in all the phases of baking a variety of bagels,
6)-Handle orders and make sure that required bagels are delivered to customers.

Baker @ Panetteria Tokio

July 2009 to April 2012

Job Description and Specification:

1)-Give customer satisfaction in any ways by carrying out efficiency and accurate services,
2)-Bake French rolls, baguettes, ciabattas, bagels, and focassias,
3)-Purchase all ingredients and materials for bakery,
4)-Prepare ingredients and materials to bake bagels and bread,
5)-Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, pastries, and other baked goods.

SKILLS / QUALICATION

Professional cook Certificate (Japan)
Class 3 Certificate in the official Business Skill Test in word Processing (Japan)
Class 3 Certificate in the Professional Sales Skill Test (Japan)

EDUCATION:

School Name: Utsunomiya Commercial high school
Location: Utsunomiya, Tochi-ken, Japan
Period: April 1998 to March 2001

Field of study: Commerce

ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS:

-Volunteer work as baker to bake bagels and bread to the poor and the needed,
-kitchen skills such as proper handling of food items, inventory check-up, and maintaining food hygiene,
-Shop skills such as order-handling and keeping good customer-relations,
-Restaurant skills such as wine serving, making cocktails, and maintaining proper standard for service sequence,
-Office skills such as Excel, word-processing and blog-writing,
-Maintaining proper standard for service sequence.

blog: http://mannmarude.exblog.jp
instagram: mmaa.mariii


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As Mari wrote in her article, she has now settled in North Vancouver and enjoys Canadian life to the hilt.

She is one of the most hardworking, cheerful and good-natured women I’ve ever known in my life.
Mari has excellent people skills and gets along well with almost everyone and she has no trouble getting to know new people.

She used to work in a fun-loving, friendly, well-organized bagelry, and wish to work in the same work environment.
If you give her an opportunity to bake her jagels, I’d really appreciate it.

Thank you for reading my monologue.


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Go Bananas”

“Manwatching”

“Stanley Boardwalk”

“With Your Tiger”

“A Second World”

“Asexual Thought”


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“Stanley 125 Years”

“Sushi @ the Globe”

“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”

“Sweet Memory”

“Unforgettable Movies”

“Typhoon 26”

“Great Luck”

“Diane@World”

“Diane@Spam”

“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”

“World Family”

“My Name is Mayumi”

“Mayumi’s Bagels”

“Mozzarell & smoked chicken

Bagel Sandwich”

“Bagels@Granville Island”

“Matcha Bagels”

“Scones & Puddings”

“Lox and Bagels”

“Oyster Bagel Sandwich”


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Oyster Bagel Sandwich

2014年6月5日

 
  
 
 
Oyster Bagel Sandwich
 
 


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Denman-san, how come you’ve picked up “Oyster Bagel Sandwich” as a title for today’s article?

The other day, I read your blog and realized that you mentioned it.

Oh … did I?

Yes, you did.  Actually, I wrote an article about it in Japanese.  So, I re-write it here in English.


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Hi, Mari-chan, how’s it going?

I’ve noticed that you spent so many hours building up your English blog.

So I decide to support you as much as I can, and set up a thread called “Dialogue with Mari” in Denman Blog.

Here is the fourth article for the thread.


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“Bagels@Granville Island”

 

Granville Island has a bagel shop called “Siegel’s Bagels.”


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In the above shop, they make “stuffed bagels.”

Mari-chan, have you ever seen “stuffed bagels”?

I’ve seen those for the first time.


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I post the above two pictures for you so that you might as well make stuffed bagels some day.

Mari-chan, I’ll tell you what.

Why don’t you make a Japanese-style stuffed bagel with Satsuma-imo or yam?


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Think about your unique filling with one-of-a-king Japanese taste for your stuffed bagels, which your prospective employer would be more than happy to see.

In any case, have a good day.

Bye now.


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2014-04-23 09:41


SOURCE: “夢とベーグルとカナダ”
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Thanx a million, Denman-san (*^_^*)!!

There will be still eighty-eight more to write so that my readers could read the 100th article!(^^)!

I’ve seen the thread in your “Denman Blog.”


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“Enlarge the above picture!”

“Biker Babe”

 

I’m having a hard time in translating your articles.(^_^;)☆☆

“Siegl’s Bagels” has really interested me.

I’ve never eaten a stuffed bagel with smoked meat, though you can easily find bagel-sandwiches with smoked meat.

Please let me know how you like a stuffed bagel with smoked meat when you eat it.(●^o^●)

I’ll do my best to make a creative stuffed bagel with one-of-a-king Japanese filling.(*^_^*)

Denman-san, do you have any suggestion?

What kind of filling would Vancouverites accept?

Do you think that Vancouverites could accept Japanese-style filling?

The other day, I happened to find an interesting book on bagels.

Described in the book are “Oyster Bagel Sandwiches.”(^^)!

I don’t remember which country has those sandwiches.


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It looks so delicious!

I’ll try to make it some day.

Thank you again, Denman-san, for your support.(^^)!


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2014-04-24 00:12


SOURCE: “夢とベーグルとカナダ”
(2014-05-17)

 

Now, Mari-chan, do you remember the above comment?

Yes, I do.  Actually, I made some oyster bagel sandwiches and wrote an article about those.

I know… I know … I read it a little while ago.


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“Actual Article”

Oh, it looks so delicious.


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As soon as I see the above pictures, my stomach starts rumbling and I feel quite hungry.

Oh, do you?

I wish I could fly over to your bagel shop and gobble it up right away.

Denman-san, here is an old saying: “The longer you have to wait for something, the more you will appreciate it when it finally arrives.”

Yes, it sounds absolutely right on.

I’ll make a special fried oyster bagel sandwich for you when you visit my shop in October.



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I can hardly wait.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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I love bagels as well as bagel sandwiches.


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Of course, I like bagels with lox.


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By the way, have you ever eaten kidney puddings?


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It looks so delicious, doesn’t it?

How about Yorkshire scones?


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Yorkshire Scones

I like scones and puddings regardless of Yorkshire or any other.

By the way, Mari-chan writes her own blog.

Please click the following link.


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“Mari-chan’s Blog”

I hope Denman-san will write another interesting article.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!
Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Go Bananas”

“Manwatching”

“Stanley Boardwalk”

“With Your Tiger”

“A Second World”

“Asexual Thought”


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“Stanley 125 Years”

“Sushi @ the Globe”

“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”

“Sweet Memory”

“Unforgettable Movies”

“Typhoon 26”

“Great Luck”

“Diane@World”

“Diane@Spam”

“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”

“World Family”

“My Name is Mari”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Mozzarell & smoked chicken

Bagel Sandwich”

“Bagels@Granville Island”

“Matcha Bagels”

“Scones & Puddings”

“Lox and Bagels”


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Hi, I’m June Adames.

Have you ever read James Herriot’s short stories?

I’m an enthusiastic fan of James Herriot.

In his stories you will find Yorkshire scones and puddings.


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Author Profile: James Herriot

I like his stories because I love his animal stories.

Yet animals play a lesser, sometimes even a negligible, role in many of Wight’s tales.

The overall theme of his stories is Yorkshire country life, with its people and their animals as primary elements, which provide their distinct character.

Furthermore, it is Herriot’s shrewd observations of persons, animals, and their close inter-relationship, which give his writing much of its flavour.

Herriot was just as interested in their owners as he was in his patients and his writing is, at root, an amiable but keen comment on the human condition.

The Yorkshire animals provide the elements of pain and drama.

The role of their owners is to feel and express joy, sadness, and, sometimes, triumph.


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ENGLAND Herriot country

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『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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Lox and Bagels

2014年5月11日

 
  
 
 
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Denman-san, do you like bagels with lox?

Oh yes, I do.  But I did’t know that lox means a fillet of brined salmon.

How did you come to know that?

Actually, I visited your blog.


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“Actual Page”

I saw the following picture in your article.


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It looks so nice and delicious that my stomach starts rumbling.

The bagel with lox makes your stomach rumble, doesn’t it?

Oh yes, you’re tellin me, Mari-chan, but as you see the bagel has some pieces of salmon on it.  The strange thing is that I don’t see the word salmon in your article.  In any case, I’ve got a hunch that lox must have something to do with salmon, so I looked it up in Wikipedia.

Lox


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Lox is a fillet of brined salmon.
Traditionally, lox is served on a bagel with cream cheese, and is usually garnished with tomato, sliced red onion, and sometimes capers, which diners may or may not opt to add to the bagel.
Some American preparations of scrambled eggs or frittata include a mince of lox and onion.

Etymology

The word lox is derived from the German word for salmon, Lachs, which may ultimately derive from the Indo-European word for salmon, *laks-.
The word lox has cognates in numerous European languages that also derive from one of the Indo-European languages.


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(Lox and cream cheese sandwich)


SOURCE: “Lox” from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So, I wrote the following comment on your blog.

Denman’s Comment

まりちゃん、頑張ってるね。
5月の初めての記事ね。
写真を見ていたら、salmon が見えているのに、文章中に salmon という単語が出てないんだよね。
それで、たぶん lox が salmon と関係あるんじゃないかと思って
Wikipedia で調べてみたのですよう。
そしたら案の定、salmonと関係ありました。
きゃははははは。。。

Lox is a fillet of brined salmon.

この lox という単語、知りませんでしたよ!

Traditionally, lox is served on a bagel with cream cheese, and is usually garnished with tomato, sliced red onion, and sometimes capers, which diners may or may not opt to add to the bagel.

なるほどね。
伝統的にベーグルのトッピングに使われるんだね。

Some American preparations of scrambled eggs or frittata include a mince of lox and onion.


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(Lox and Cream Cheese Frittata

with Fresh Tomato and Red Onion)


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う~♪~ん。。。!
写真を見ただけでも salmon がのっててぇ、とても旨そうですよう!
見ているだけで生唾が出てきますよ。

【Etymology】 The word lox is derived from the German word for salmon, Lachs, which may ultimately derive from the Indo-European word for salmon, *laks-.

ふ~ん。。。 ドイツ語の Lachs から lox ね。。。
なるほど。。。
勉強になりました。

The word lox has cognates in numerous European languages that also derive from one of the Indo-European languages.

だってぇ~。。。

Wikipedia の lox のページにも旨そうな写真が載ってますよ。
見てみて。。。
じゃあ、引き続き頑張ってね。
バイバ~♪~イ。。。


Mari’s Response


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こんにちは!(^^)!

そうなんですよ!

私も英語に訳して合っているのか不安でしたが(^_^;)

smoked salmon の bagel sandを調べてみたらloxという単語を使っている方が多かったので、私もloxで載せてみました(*^_^*)

wikipedia の loxページのbagel sand はポピーシードがたっぷりついていて美味しそうですね!!


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(Lox and cream cheese sandwich)

自分の作った物と見比べても、ボリュームが全然足りないなァって、思いました(^_^;)

bagelの本場、モントリオールや、NYのbagelでは クリームチーズもこの3倍の量に、具材ももっとボリュームがあります。


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(NY-styled cream cheese sandwich with lox)

それに比べると私のbagel。。何とも寂しい感じがしますね。。(笑)

loxといえば、ハワイのサンドアイランドに「Lox of Bagels」という

ベーグル専門店があるのですが、

(私は行った事がありません。。。 トホホホホ。。。(*^。^*) )


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日本人の女性オーナーがやっているらしいのですが、ずっと前から行ってみたいと思っているベーグル専門店です(●^o^●)

モントリオールにも St-Viateur Bagel という50年以上守られている老舗があるんですね(●^o^●)

窯で焼かれる Bagel も一度は食べてみたいですね!!(●^o^●)


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もう食べる事ばかり考えていますが。。笑

美味しいBagel作り、私も頑張ります~~!(^^)!

それでは、Denmanさん、これからバンクーバーの朝を迎える頃ですね♪♪

それではよい一日を~~(*^。^*)


SOURCE: “Lox bagel with scallion cream cheese”
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So, Mari-chan, you’d like to visit Lox of Bagels in Honolulu, eh?

Oh yes, I’d love to… and also taste various types of Hawaiian food

Denman-san, have you been to Hawaii?

Of course, I have.   I enjoyed eating laulau.

Laulau


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Laulau is a Hawaiian dish. Traditionally, it consisted of pork in wrapped taro leaf.

In old Hawaii, laulau was assembled by taking a few luau leaves and placing a few pieces of fish and pork in the center.
The ends of the luau leaf are folded and wrapped again in the leaf.
When ready, all the laulau is placed in an underground oven, called an imu.
Hot rocks are placed on the dish and covered in banana leaves and buried again.
A few hours later the laulau is ready to eat.

In modern times, the dish uses taro leaves, salted butterfish, and either pork, beef, or chicken and is usually steamed on the stove.
Laulau is a typical plate lunch dish and is usually served with a side of rice and macaroni salad.


SOURCE: “Laulau” from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ummmm … looks interesting.  I’ll try laulau the next time I visit Hawaii.  By the way, Denman-san, have you ever tasted bagels in Montreal?

Yes, I have.  Actually, I visited St. Viateur Bagel Shop.

No kidding!

I’ll show you how they work in the shop.


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So, Denman-san, when I visit Canada, you’ll take me to St. Viateur Bagel Shop in Montreal, won’t you?

You bet on that.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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I love bagels as well as bagel sandwiches.


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Of course, I like bagels with lox.


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By the way, have you ever eaten kidney puddings?


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It looks so delicious, doesn’t it?

How about Yorkshire scones?


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Yorkshire Scones

I like scones and puddings regardless of Yorkshire or any other.

By the way, Mari-chan writes her own blog.

Please click the following link.


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“Mari-chan’s Blog”

I hope Denman-san will write another interesting article.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!
Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Go Bananas”

“Manwatching”

“Stanley Boardwalk”

“With Your Tiger”

“A Second World”

“Asexual Thought”


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“Stanley 125 Years”

“Sushi @ the Globe”

“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”

“Sweet Memory”

“Unforgettable Movies”

“Typhoon 26”

“Great Luck”

“Diane@World”

“Diane@Spam”

“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”

“World Family”

“My Name is Mari”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Mozzarell & smoked chicken

Bagel Sandwich”

“Bagels@Granville Island”

“Matcha Bagels”

“Scones & Puddings”


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Hi, I’m June Adames.

Have you ever read James Herriot’s short stories?

I’m an enthusiastic fan of James Herriot.

In his stories you will find Yorkshire scones and puddings.


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Author Profile: James Herriot

I like his stories because I love his animal stories.

Yet animals play a lesser, sometimes even a negligible, role in many of Wight’s tales.

The overall theme of his stories is Yorkshire country life, with its people and their animals as primary elements, which provide their distinct character.

Furthermore, it is Herriot’s shrewd observations of persons, animals, and their close inter-relationship, which give his writing much of its flavour.

Herriot was just as interested in their owners as he was in his patients and his writing is, at root, an amiable but keen comment on the human condition.

The Yorkshire animals provide the elements of pain and drama.

The role of their owners is to feel and express joy, sadness, and, sometimes, triumph.


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ENGLAND Herriot country

(Yorkshire Dales)

ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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Matcha Bagels

2014年4月28日

 
  
 
 
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Denman-san, matcha bagels are your favorite, aren’t they?

Yes, they are.  Actually, Vancouverites seem to love matcha.

Why is that?

…’Cause I read the following article.

Matcha Green Tea Giveaway


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From March 22 to April 23, BLENZ Coffee is featuring their delicious organic Matcha green tea drinks to help you realize the potential of Matcha as a daily beverage which is a feasible alternative to coffee.

BLENZ 100% Matcha is chalked full of nutrients and antioxidants and it gives you a relaxed energy that can last up to six hours without a severe caffeine crash.

Plus at BLENZ, Matcha is available in a variety of hot and cold drinks, so why wouldn’t you want to give it a try?

Every Wednesday from March 27 to April 17 (2 to 3 p.m.), BLENZ is hosting FREE Matcha tastings at their participating stores.

Go to a BLENZ during that time to try a complimentary sample of the featured Matcha drink of the day and learn more about the benefits of drinking Matcha green tea.


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SOURCE: “Blenz Coffee Matcha green tea giveaway”

Is BLENZ Coffee famous in Vancouver?

Yes, it is.  Blenz Coffee is a Canadian franchise chain of coffee shops.  The first shop was opened on Robson Street in 1992.


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The chain has since grown to include a network of 82 franchised locations.  It has also its branch shops in Japan, China, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the Philippines.

Do you take a coffee break at Blenz quite often?

No, not really.  There is a BLENZ shop in the library atrium.


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You can see the neon sign at your right-hand side in the above picture.  I usually take to the library my own sandwich lunch and a thermos of coffee with me.


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So, I don’t have to go to the BLENZ.

Do you eat your own lunch and drink your coffee at one of the tables in the above picture?

Yes, I do.  I enjoy my own lunch and ginger-flavored coffee.

By the way, Denman-san, how come people living in Vancouver come to like matcha?

Good question, Mari-chan!  You see, these days, people around the world seem to choose Japanese food because it is said to be excellent for health.  Indeedd, I see quite often a long lineup in front of some Japanese restaurants in downtown Vancouver.


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This is “Santouka (山頭火)” ramen shop on Robson Street.


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This is “Kintaro (金太郎)” Japanese restaurant on Denman Street.

So, eating the Japanese food is the latest fad in Vancouver, isn’t it?

Yes, it is.  You see, Vancouverites go to Japanese restaurants and some of these people eat some matcha ice cream as dessert.


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I think that’s why Vancouverites come to love the matcha taste.

So, Denman-san, what would you suggest when I bakea next bunch of bagels.

I’ll tell you what, Mari-chan.  Since you try to make stuffed bagels someday, why don’t you use matcha-mixed sweet-white-bean paste (抹茶+白餡)?


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Ummmm… looks delicious.

Once you make stuffed bagels with the matcha paste, you might be able to impress your prospective employers in Vancouver.

I really hope I’ll get a job in Vancouver.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Matcha (抹茶), also spelled maccha, refers to finely milled or fine powder green tea.


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The Japanese tea ceremony centers on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha.

In modern times, matcha has also come to be used to flavour and dye foods such as mochi and soba noodles, green tea ice cream and a variety of wagashi (Japanese confectionery).


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By the way, Mari-chan writes her own blog.

Please click the following link.


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“Mari-chan’s Blog”

I hope Denman-san will write another interesting article.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!
Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Go Bananas”

“Manwatching”

“Stanley Boardwalk”

“With Your Tiger”

“A Second World”

“Asexual Thought”


(biker302.jpg)

“Stanley 125 Years”

“Sushi @ the Globe”

“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”

“Sweet Memory”

“Unforgettable Movies”

“Typhoon 26”

“Great Luck”

“Diane@World”

“Diane@Spam”

“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”

“World Family”

“My Name is Mari”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Mozzarell & smoked chicken

Bagel Sandwich”

“Bagels@Granville Island”


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Hi, I’m June Adames.

The Japanese tea ceremony is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea.

In Japanese, it is called chanoyu (茶の湯) or sadō (茶道).


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Japanese Tea Ceremony

The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae (お手前 or お点前).

Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the Japanese tea ceremony.

Much less commonly, Japanese tea ceremony uses leaf tea, primarily sencha, in which case it is known in Japanese as senchadō (煎茶道) as opposed to chanoyu or chadō.

Tea gatherings are classified as an informal tea gathering chakai (茶会) and a formal tea gathering chaji (茶事).

A chakai is a relatively simple course of hospitality that includes confections, thin tea, and perhaps a light meal.


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kaiseki (懐石料理)

A chaji is a much more formal gathering, usually including a full-course kaiseki meal followed by confections, thick tea, and thin tea.

A chaji can last up to four hours.

ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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Bagels@Granville Island

2014年4月23日

 
  
 
 
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Denman-san, is Granville Island a famous spot in Vancouver?

Yes, it is.  Almost all the tourists visiting Vancouver enjoy strolling on Granvile Island.  Mari-chan, I’ll take you to the island when you come to this city.

I’d love to visit the island, but how come it is so famous?

Well … actually, it is not an island.  It might have been an island a long time ago, but it is now connected to the town.  In a sense, it is a fashionable waterfront public market with various kinds of shops, stores and restaurants as well as some entertainments such as theaters and exhibition halls.  If you want to know more about it, click the following link:

“Grandville Island”


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Denman-san, is there any particular reason for you to bring up the island?

Good question, Mari-chan!  Yes, there is a good reason.  You would be more than happy to visit the island because there is a bagel shop specializing in authentic Montreal-style bagels.  If you want to know more about the shop, click the link below.


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“Siegel’s Bagels at Granville Island”

Denman-san, how come you introduce this shop to me?

‘Cause this shop makes stuffed bagels with smoked meat.


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Ummmm… looks delicious.

Indeed, it does, eh?  Mari-chan, I’ll tell you what.  Why don’t you make a Japanese-style stuffed bagel with Satsuma-imo or yam?


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Once you make those yam-filled bagels, then you write an article about your special stuffed bagels. And try some more stuffed bagels.  Then you shoule be able to write more articles.

Then what should I do?

Well … once you post a number of articles about various kinds of your Japanese-style stuffed bagels, you might as well contact the shop owner of Siegel’s Bagel Shop.

Do you think, Denman-san, the owner will hire me?

He or she might… In any case, the articles about you are quite popular.

Oh … are they?

Yes, most definitely.  Look at the following list.


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Look at Number four.  This article titled “Mari’s Bagels” has been read by 299 Net-surfers.


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“Mari’s Babels”

I’m glad to know that so many Net-surfers have read it.

Besides, the same article is also posted on my Denman Blog.
 
 
 
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“Mari’s Gabels” on Denman Blog

You see, Mari-chan, Net citizens from 99 countries will read the article.

Do you think, Denman-san, prospective employers will read the article?

I’m pretty syre they will read one of those articles about you and your Japanese-style stuffed bagels.

I hope they will read.

So, Mari-chan, make a lot of stuffed bagels with delicious Japanese fillings.  Soon or later, one of prospective employers will get interested in your Japanese-style stuffed bages, and might as well hire you in Vancouver.

I really hope I’ll get a job in Vancouver.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Have you ever been to Vancouver?

I have.

It is a beautiful and exciting city.


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By the way, Mari-chan writes her own blog.

Please click the following link.


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“Mari-chan’s Blog”

I hope Denman-san will write another interesting article.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!
Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Go Bananas”

“Manwatching”

“Stanley Boardwalk”

“With Your Tiger”

“A Second World”

“Asexual Thought”


(biker302.jpg)

“Stanley 125 Years”

“Sushi @ the Globe”

“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”

“Sweet Memory”

“Unforgettable Movies”

“Typhoon 26”

“Great Luck”

“Diane@World”

“Diane@Spam”

“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”

“World Family”

“My Name is Mari”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Mozzarell & smoked chicken

Bagel Sandwich”


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Hi, I’m June Adames.

In Vancouver is a famous park called “Stanley Park.”

It is a 1,001-acre (roughly 2km X 2km) public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver and is almost entirely surrounded by waters of the Pacific Ocean.


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The park has a long history and was one of the first areas to be explored in the city.

The land was originally used by indigenous peoples for thousands of years before British Columbia was colonized by the British during the 1858 Fraser Canyon Gold Rush.

For many years after colonization, the future park with its abundant resources would also be home to nonaboriginal settlers.

The land was later turned into Vancouver’s first park when the city incorporated in 1886.

It was named after Lord Stanley, a British politician who had recently been appointed governor general.

Unlike other large urban parks, Stanley Park is not the creation of a landscape architect, but rather the evolution of a forest and urban space over many years.

Most of the manmade structures we see today were built between 1911 and 1937 under the influence of then superintendent W.S. Rawlings.

Additional attractions, such as a polar bear exhibit, aquarium, and miniature train, were added in the post-war period.

Much of the park remains as densely forested as it was in the late 1800s, with about a half million trees, some of which stand as tall as 76 metres (249 ft) and are up to hundreds of years old.

Thousands of trees were lost (and many replanted) after three major windstorms that took place in the past 100 years, the last in 2006.

Significant effort was put into constructing the near-century-old Vancouver Seawall, which can draw thousands of residents and visitors to the park every day.

The park also features forest trails, beaches, lakes, children’s play areas, and the Vancouver Aquarium, among many other attractions.

ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


(renge730.jpg)

『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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