Posts Tagged ‘Mari’

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”
(2014-05-17)

 


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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

(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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Lox and Bagels

2014年5月11日

 
  
 
 
Lox and Bagels
 
 


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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”
(May 8, 2014)

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”


(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”

“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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Scones & Puddings

2014年5月2日

 
  
 
 
Scones & Puddings
 
 


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Denman-san, do you like scones and puddings?

Oh yes, I do.  How about you, Mari-chan?

I like those, too  Actually, I wrote an article about scones.


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“Actual Page”

I know… I read the above article and jotted down a comment.

Did you?  I’ve been busy going out with some friends these days.  I’ll read your comment once I get back to my computer.  How did you like my article?

To tell you the truth, I’ve got a rought idea what a scone is, but I’ve never looked it up in the dictionary.  So here is an explanation from Wikipedia.

Scone


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A scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread.
They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent, and are baked on sheet pans.
They are often lightly sweetened and are occasionally glazed.

The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea.
It differs from a teacake and other sweet buns, which are made with yeast.
A scone is in some senses a type of pastry since it is made with essentially the same ingredients as shortcrust, though with different proportions of fat to flour.

Varieties

British scones are often lightly sweetened, but may also be savoury.
They frequently include raisins, currants, cheese or dates.


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In Scotland and Ulster, savoury varieties of scone include soda scones, also known as soda farls, and potato scones, normally known as tattie scones, which resemble small, thin savoury pancakes made with potato flour.
Potato scones are most commonly served fried in a full Scottish breakfast or an Ulster fry.

The griddle scone (or “girdle scone” in Scots) is a variety of scone which is fried rather than baked.


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griddle scone

This usage is also common in New Zealand where scones, of all varieties form an important part of the traditional colonial cuisine.

Other common varieties include the dropped scone, or drop scone, like a pancake, after the method of dropping the batter onto the griddle or frying pan to cook it, and the lemonade scone, which is made with lemonade and cream instead of butter and milk.


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drop scone

There is also the fruit scone or fruited scone, which contains currants, sultanas, peel and glacé cherries, which is just like a plain round scone with the fruit mixed into the dough.


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fruit scone

In some countries one may also encounter savoury varieties of scone which may contain or be topped with combinations of cheese, onion, bacon, etc.


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bacon scone


SOURCE: “Scone”
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I didn’t know that there are so many varieties.

I know there are some varieties, but I’ve never tried fruit and bacon scones.  I’ll make them someday.

Scones look like muffins, don’t they?  Tell me, Mari-chan… What’s the difference between scones and muffins?

I think both are almost the same, but I gather that the scone originated in Scotland and is eaten mostly in commonwealth countries such as Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland, and now also in the United States.

How about muffins?

It is hard to say where muffins originated, but American-style muffins are very popular as a breakfast snack served warm either sweet or savory in America.  A friend of mine told me that the blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.


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Ummmm… looks delicious.  I like the blueberry muffin.

Oh, do you?  The American-style muffins are not made from a yeast dough, but use a chemical leavener—baking powder or baking soda—along with flour, milk, sugar and butter. It is a cross between a bread and a cake.

How about scones?

Scones are made from wheat, barley or oatmeal, often with baking powder as a leavening agent, and butter, sugar, milk and eggs.

I see… Is there any difference in shape and texture?

Oh, yes… The perfect American muffin is symmetrical with a domed top. The surface of the muffin should be bumpy, and the volume of the batter should have almost doubled during baking. The muffin should feel light for its size and when cut in half its interior should be moist and tender with no tunnels.

I often notice a typical domed top on the muffin like this.


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Yes, this is the domed top.  Scones are light, but with a biscuit-like texture, and a light to golden brown floury top and bottom with white sides. The texture of the interior of the scone should be light and soft, and white in color.

Mari-chan, you’re quite knowledgeable.  I’m impressed.

Denman-san, don’t pull my leg.

Oh, I’m serious… telling you from the bottom of my heart.

By the way, Denman-san, why did you bring up puddings.

Well … I like short stories written by James Herriot, who is one of my favorite writers.


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The World of James Herriot

James Herriot is quite famous even in Japan.  Have you ever read one of those animal stories?

I’m afraid not.  I’d rather like to read cooking books.

It’s understandable… Anyway, Herriot wrote an anthology called “All Creatures Great And Small.”  It is a collection of animal stories, which became so famous and well-read that BBC produced TV programs.

All Creatures Great And Small Documentary

One of those stories is about a poor farmer named Rudd, who has finally saved up enough money to buy a cow, and he is pleased when he can finally get her. As a veterinarian, Herriot gets along well with the family, and discovers that the way Mrs. Rudd feeds all seven kids is feeding lots of Yorkshire pudding so they’re not as hungry for the main course.

I see… So you’re also interested in eating Yorkshire pudding, aren’t you?

Oh yes, whenever I read that passage, Yorkshire puddings look so delicious that my stomach rumbles, and I always wish that I’ll gobble them up someday.


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Let’s Make Yorkshire Puddings!

Have you never eaten those Yorkshire puddings?

No, not yet.

Pudding


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Pudding is usually a dessert, but it can also be a savory dish.

The word pudding is believed to come from the French boudin, originally from the Latin botellus, meaning “small sausage”, referring to encased meats used in Medieval European puddings.

Baked, steamed and boiled puddings

The original pudding was formed by mixing various ingredients with a grain product or other binder such as butter, flour, cereal, eggs, and/or suet, resulting in a solid mass.
These puddings are baked, steamed or boiled.

Depending on its ingredients such a pudding may be served as a part of the main course or as a dessert.

Boiled or steamed pudding was a common main course aboard ships in the Royal Navy during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Pudding was used as the primary dish in which daily rations of flour and suet were prepared.


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steamed pudding

Steamed pies consisting of a filling completely enclosed by suet pastry are also known as puddings.
These may be sweet or savory and include such dishes as steak and kidney pudding.


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kidney pudding


SOURCE: “Pudding”
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ummmm… looks delicious.  Denman-san, I’ll make a kidmey pudding for you someday.

I’d prefer a Yorkshire pudding.

How come?  You don’t like kidney puddings?

Yes, I like those, but I like Yorkshire puddings more than any other ‘cause I’ve dreamt about them so many times.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Have you ever eaten kidney puddings?


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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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(renge400.jpg)

If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


(juneswim.jpg)

“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”

“Matcha 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.


(herriot83.jpg)

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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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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Amazing Two-legged Pooch

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Kato, have you got an amazing two-legged dog?

Me…?  Oh, no, I don’t have such a mind-boggling pooch.

Then, how come you talk about such an unbelievable dog?

Well … I’ve read a newspaper article about unusual dogs.

Pooch Saved from Foreclosed Home


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Naki’o, a red heeler mix breed, has received four prosthetic limbs in Denver, Colorado.

Naki’o was found in the cellar of a Nebraska foreclosed homw with all four legs and its tail frozen in puddles of water-turned-ice.

What frostbite didn’t do, a surgion did, amputating all four legs and giving him four prosthetics.


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A nine-month-old boxer named Duncan barrelled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than four million viewers he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs.


SOURCE: “Dog days of prosthetics”
Metronews Weekend April 17-20, 2014

Wow!  Amazing!  Are these dogs real?

Yes, of course, they are.  Community papers are not supposed to publish false stories.

So, Kato, you’ve tried to find YouTube video clips for the above pooches, haven’t you?

You’re telling me, Diane.  Here are the amazing video clips:

Naki’o—Bionic Dog

Two Legged Boxer Duncan Lou

Amazing Two hind-legged Dog

Britain’s Biggest Dog

Friendly Grizzly Bear

Living With Tigers

Lion Tamer Teenager

So, Diane, how do you like the above video clips?

Just amazing!  I can’t find right words … Beats the hell out of me.

I’m pretty sure, your brain and nerves have been quite agitated by now.  So, why don’t you take a close look at the following pictures.


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Croque Monsieur style Bagels


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Tomato Cheese Bagel Sandwich


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Strawberry Sponge Cake


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Fried Minced Meat Hamburger


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My Favorite Sweets

So, Kato, what about the above pictures?

Aren’t you hungry, Diane?

Well … To tell you the truth, my stomach is rumbling while watching the above pictures.  Who made all the above?

Mari did.

Did Mari make all the above from scratch?

Yes, she did.

Why?

…’Cause she would like to impress her prospective employers in Vancouver.

No kidding!

Actually, I wrote an article about a bagel shop on Granville Island.


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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?


SOURCE: “Bagels@Granville Island”

Mari has a dream one day she would like to make delicious Japanese-style bagels in Vancouver.

Are you saying that Mari is doing job-hunting while writing articles about her self-made bagels, burgers and sweets?

Yes, that’s right. Diane, don’t you think she’s making such delicious goddies that Vancouverites would be more than happy to have Mari in Vancouver?

I’m pretty sure we’d be more than happy to meet Mari in Vancouver.

Well…, then why don’t you jot down a line or two in her blog?

How can I find her blog?

Just under each picture in the above is a link you could click. Mari would be more than happy to see your comment.


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A bagel is a bread product, traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, which is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked.

The result is a dense, chewy, doughy interior with a browned and sometimes crisp exterior.

Bagels are often topped with seeds baked on the outer crust, with the traditional ones being poppy or sesame seeds.

Some also may have salt sprinkled on their surface, and there are also a number of different dough types such as whole-grain or rye.

How to Make Bagels

Bagels have become a popular bread product in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, especially in cities with large Jewish populations, many with different ways of making bagels.

Like other bakery products, bagels are available either fresh or frozen, and often in many flavor varieties.

The basic roll-with-a-hole design is hundreds of years old and has other practical advantages besides providing for a more even cooking and baking of the dough.

The hole could be used to thread string or dowels through groups of bagels, allowing for easier handling and transportation and more appealing seller displays.

In any case, I’d like to meet my “Romeo”—a decent man in my future life.

How come I’m always a loner?

I wish I could meet a nice gentleman at the library in my town as Diane met Kato.

Well, they say, there is a way where there is a will.

I hope Kato 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”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Love & Loyalty”

“Another Cinderella”


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Hi, I’m June Adames.

The Montreal bagel is a distinctive variety of handmade and wood-fired baked bagel.

In contrast to the New York-style bagel, the Montreal bagel is smaller, sweeter and denser, with a larger hole, and is always baked in a wood-fired oven.

It contains malt, egg, and no salt and is boiled in honey-sweetened water before being baked in a wood-fired oven, whose irregular flames give it a dappled light-and-dark surface colour.

How to Make Montreal-Style Bagels at Home

In many Montreal establishments, bagels are still produced by hand and baked in wood-fired ovens, often in full view of the patrons.

There are two predominant varieties: black-seed (poppy seed), or white-seed (sesame seed).

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

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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”


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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”


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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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Mari’s Bagels

2014年3月26日

 
 
Mari’s Bagels


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Summer time is here with us.


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From: denman@infoseek.jp
To: diane705@yahoo.ca
cc: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Thurs., Mar 13, 2014 4:02 PM
Pacific Daylight Saving Time

Hi Diane,

How are you doing?
Summer time is here with us.
So, in terms of time system, we’re now in summer.


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In reality, however, we still seem to be wobbling in cold and wet days, don’t we?
… definitely far from summer!

Anyway, talking about a “sweet new woman” in my life, I’ve actually come across such an amazing woman.
You believe it or not, she is one of the sweetest, liveliest and most good-natured women I’ve ever known.


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But alas! I’ve never met her in my life.

Kato, tsk, tsk, tsk, … are you imagining this woman in your daydream again?

You might ask. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, …

Actually, she phoned me from Japan the other day.
To tell you the truth, her name is Mari.
She is a daughter of my cousin.
She’s planning to immigrate into Canada and wants to live in Vancouver.
So, she phoned me about the life in Vancouver.

Mari is now working for a bakery in a small town 150 miles north of Tokyo.
She’s specializing in making bagels.
Here are some bagels she baked:


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Actually, Mari is writing her own blog.
Here is the URL of her blog:

“My Life & My Favorite Bagels”

When you click the following two URLs, you’ll be able to see some more delicious-looking bagels:


“You’d like to eat this bagle!”

“And this, too!”

I’ll meet her when I go back to hometown in the coming fall.
She will be in Vancouver when I return.
That is, she wants to come to Vancouver with me.
Isn’t that nice?

If everything goes okay with Mari—especially if her immigrant visa is granted, Mari will be in Vancouver next Octover or November.
More than likely, I’ll be able to introduce you to Mari.

In any case, I’ve just written an article about “all in the family.”
Please click the following link:


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“World Family”

I hope you’ll enjoy the above article!

Your smiling Bohemian, Kato
with a lot of love


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Subj:I can’t wait to meet Mari


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From: diane@vancouver.ca
To: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Thurs., Mar 13, 2014 8:18 PM
Pacific Daylight Saving Time

Hi Kato,

How wonderful that you will be able to introduce Mari to Vancouver.
Hopefully, she’ll be happy here and you’ll be a big part of it all.
I’m glad you’ve come across a sweet woman from your own country.
… can’t wait to meet her.

Maybe we could all have dinner together one evening or a coffee somewhere.
How exciting!

I’ll read the details on Monday because I’ve got lots of interesting plans for the weekend, including the new Helen Lawrence production at the Stanley on Saturday.
This is an intoxicating mixed-media spectacle set in the Vancouver of 1948.
You could visit the vanished worlds of the old Hotel Vancouver and Hogan’s Alley—the city’s hot spot for gambling and vice.
It is an intriguing, hard-boiled tale of loyalty and money that illuminates our city’s politics during a time of historic upheaval.
I can hardly wait to see it.

Helen Lawrence Play (trailer)

Interview with writer Chris Haddock

Interview with actor Nicholas Lea

& actress Helen Lawrence

I also see the Floyd Collins musical on Sunday.
This musical is based on the death of Floyd Collins near Cave City, Kentucky in the winter of 1925.
Floyd Collins, exploring Sand Cave, uses the echoes of his voice to sound out the region, and falls through a tight passageway.
when his foot became trapped, wedged in position by a small rock.

His family and his fellow cavers try to free him.
When it becomes clear that his rescue will not be easy, his brother Homer spends the night in the cave with him.

William Burke “Skeets” Miller, a small man, is able to squeeze through and visit with Floyd, relaying stories which were printed in the news.
Despite efforts by miners, the National Guard and the Red Cross, their rescue attempts fail, and the crowd grows outside the cave as a media circus ensues.

Seventeen days after Floyd had entered the cave, a shaft finally reaches him.
He had died three days earlier.

Floyd Collins Character Study

And you believe it or not, I’ll have dinner & a movie with my boyfriend tomorrow.
So, you see, I must get prepared.
Thanks for the heads-up, kiddo.

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Love, Diane

So, Diane, you enjoyed the new Helen Lawrence production as well as the Floyd Collins musical, didn’t you?

Very much so.  I wish you had been with us.

I’d rather not.

Why not?

Well … the Helen Lawrence play is set in the 1940s—too far back in time.  I wasn’t born in those days.

You’ve got be kidding.

Besides, the play is performed for 95 minutes without any intermission.

How do you know, Kato?

I read its promotional pamphlet.

What’s wrong with 95-minute performance with no intermission?

I must take a pee sometime in the middle of the performance.

Go to a washroom right before the performance.

Of cource, I would do that, but, to tell you the truth, my bladder is somewhat smaller than the average.  I wouldn’t be able to stay still for 95 minutes.

No kidding!

Diane, I’m quite serious.

How about the Floyd Collins musical, Kato?

It is based on the death of Floyd Collins near Cave City, Kentucky in the winter of 1925.

So what?

Definitely too far back in time.  I wasn’t certainly born in those days.

But you viewed “Agora”—an ancient story about Hypasia, a female philosopher, didn’t you?

How do you know, Diane?

I happened to read your comment in the library.


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“Actual Library Catalogue”

“Agora” official trailer

Look at your long comment in the above.  It reads, “The film starts in 391 AD.”  You were not definitely born in those days of Hypasia. Yet you viewed the movie, didn’t you?  So, why don’t you like to see the Floyd Collins musical?

Well … Hypasia was a quite attractive and intelligent woman—just like you, Diane.

Kato, don’t apple-polish here…  So, you’re saying that there is no love interest in the Floyd Collins musical, aren’t you?

You’re telling me, Diane.  That’s why I don’t like to see the Floyd Collins musical.

Then what kind of musical do you like to see?

“A Chorus Line”

A Chorus Line – Finale

So, you like dancing, don’t you?

No, not really.

Then how come you like “A Chorus Line”?

Diane, look at the following video clip.

A Chorus Line “Opening Number”

What about the above clip?

Did you view the entire clip?

Yes, of course, I did.

Then you should be able to know why I like the above musical.

Kato, I don’t like a roundabout talk.  Just tell me the reason why you like the above musical.

There are so many lively, attractive and shapely women—just like you, Diane.

Jee… tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk … you’re such an apple polisher!


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I like “A Chorus Line,” too.

Centred on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical.

A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

It is a quite interesting story.

In any case, I’d like to meet my “Romeo”—a decent man in my future life.
How come I’m always a loner?
I wish I could meet a nice gentleman at the library in my town as Diane met Kato.
Well, they say, there is a way where there is a will.

I hope Kato 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”


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Hi, I’m June Adames.

I really enjoyed viewing “A Chorus Line.”

I can do that – Chorus line

The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history until surpassed by Cats in 1997, and the longest-running Broadway musical originally produced in the US, until surpassed in 2011 by Chicago.

It remains the sixth longest-running Broadway show ever.

Its success has spawned many successful productions worldwide.

It began a lengthy run in the West End of London in 1976 and was revived on Broadway in 2006, and in the West End in 2013.

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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