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World’s biggest Christmas Market – Stuttgart 2016

Finally Christmas vacation!!! From November I started a small side business and these two months were just rushing through. Couldn’t find time to update my blog but now finally! This is my first winter in Germany and Christmas Market made me definitely happy in these busy and gray days. Luckily Stuttgart, where I live, offers the biggest Christmas market in the world and more than 250 shops are creating speechless atmosphere. This is must see if you are visiting Germany in winter time. Every year, there is a contest to decide the most beautifully decorated shop. So each shop is bringing their best decoration. For people who loves taking foto wont’t be able to take hands from camera. Chirstmas markets are selling all the stuff related to Christmas. House shoes, cleaning gadgets, ornaments, candles, hats….so on and so on. And of course hot wine!!! (Glühwein in German) and of course food!!! I am from Japan so naturally I was attracted more by fishes 🙂 Have a wonderful Holiday!!!!

Birthday & Photo Weekend in Detmold

Last weekend was a birthday of my father-in-law. He lives in a tiny little city Detmold with 74300 habitats . German people tells me people usually don’t go there unless parents lives there, but actually I find it very very attractive 🙂  Unfortunately, sky was gray and heavy as a common German autumn day, but this cute town made me singing inside. I am in love with these walls! For the birthday dinner, we went to steak restaurant and look how cute the inside, too!! From Stuttgart, where I live, to Detmold is 500km. On the way there is a city called Paderborn where is the closest shopping and restaurant spot near Detmold (twice bigger than Detmold). Paderborn Cathedral is something worth to see when you are around here. Also, not forget to mention how much I ate and how delicious the food was…I guess every country is the same when you go visit your parents. My mom-in-law made so much food and we were basically keep eating 24 hours. Thanks mom & dad for all the love !! …

Origami Challenge!

This weekend comes a 79th birthday of my father-in-law. I wanted to make something by my own and somehow I thought about making a bouquet by Origami. As a standard Chinese(or Japanese) I used to love Origami when I was a little. I guess Origami is used for educating kids to do complicated move by hands because letters in China/Japan is just so complicated. Last time I touched Origami was maybe 20 years ago so this was a quite challenge. Thanks to the DIY boom, there is a huge handcraft material shop in Stuttgart where I could find everything I needed. It took me long time to choose which flower to make in which color but once I started, it got so much fun and I felt l could do this for hours and hours!!! What surprised me was that doing Origami needs nice concentration which keeps my busy mind very simple. It is like Meditation brings your mind calm by concentrate on breathing. I tend to think too much and I trys meditating but it …

A perfect Autumn day!

Last Sunday was a rare sunny Autumn day in Stuttgart. The light was so perfect and beautiful, it reminded me the time I was in California. I was so happy to see clear blue sky so I just  grabbed my camera and went out with my husband for enjoying perfect Autumn day. Waiting train with my lovely husband, H 🙂 He inspires me in so many way. Stuttgart TV tower, a symbol of Stuttgart. It can’t be a better day to go up to the observatory and enjoy the view, but obviously everybody thinks the same. Have a great weekend!!!

Life in Germany from Japanese eye

I moved from Japan to Germany in end of April and now it’s been 4months. There are things as I expected and there are things completely surprising. Maybe it is my character, it was never more anxious than excitement to move to Germany. Of course it was a big decision because my family and friends are living in Japan and I don’t know how to speak German at all. But I was more excited about seeing new things and meeting new people. Germans There were only two images I had before I go to Germany about German people. German loves beer, sausage and potato. German are not so smily and more grumpy. After 4 month, I can say German is crazy about beer, sausage and potato and German are smiling and laughing a lot. I find it a lot easier to communicate with German than Japanese in general. Japan is a country where takes harmony as most important. No argument, not to be stands out and not create any problem are very important. It is …

Welcome to Life of C

This is my first post and I am very excited to start this life blog. I moved out of Japan 4 months ago and now I am living and working in Germany. From young age, I knew I will move out of Japan. I had no doubt about it. I love Japan in every way but it is not where I want to raise up kids and spend rest of my life because it is just a stressful country. I want to work but I also want to have time to travel and do things what I like. So I am really happy that I could moved to Germany without losing my job. I love eating, traveling and move by body. Traveling with my husband is definitely one of the most exciting moment in my life but I never could imagine myself to be a pure traveler. I think I wouldn’t be able to truly enjoying it because I know I would worry about getting sick, getting old without security and I would like to give …