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10455272_554557161317023_7180339304740317409_nHere is my profile for the latest friends who don’t know me well.
I am one of the interviewer for this website. Please share with your friends and help us to spread all these talented amazing people I interview here. I interview all those talented Hollywood actors, Japanese Actor, Photographers, Dancers, Models and other talented people that we should know more about them.

Here is my profile, My english name is Tiffany Ellis and my Japanese name is Tomoka Kawasaki.
Tomoka came to the US as an exchange student, originally with the intention of becoming aspecial-effects make up artist. She worked with Rick Baker, Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Micheal J Fox among others. Upon returning to Japan Tomoka became a TV reporter for TBS traveling to the US often. She was also a radio personality (FM Tokyo, Radio Nippon) for over 5 years and continues to do voice overs for TV Commercials. She has written a novel with her mother which garnered top sales on Amazon Japan and works as a personal stylist and artist as well. She is heavily involved in the entertainment, film and television industries in both Japan and the US.

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2014 in Blog Tokyo Daily

 

Takoyaki

Almost same like Okonomiyaki but the shape differs and the takoyaki has octopus in the center while okonomiyaki doesn’t. They have the same toppings but they have different special space in my heart.

Takoyaki is one of my favorite food of Japan. you can also find this in other country. but nothing beats the authentic Japanese takoyaki. Tako mean octopus whi;le yaki means grill.

Takoyaki (たこ焼き or 蛸焼?) (literally fried or grilled octopus) is a popular ball-shaped Japanese dumpling or more like a savory pancake made of batter and cooked in a special takoyaki pan (see below). It is typically filled with diced or whole baby octopus, tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion.

In modern days, it became common to be brushed with takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise, and topped with green laver (aonori) and katsuobushi (shavings of dried bonito). There are many variations to the takoyaki recipe. For example, ponzu i.e. soy sauce with dashi and citrus vinegar, goma-dare i.e. sesame-and-vinegar sauce or vinegared dashi.

It was first popularized in Osaka where a street vendor named Tomekichi Endo is credited with its invention in 1935 under the influence of Akashiyaki.[1] Takoyaki was initially popular in Kansai but later spread to Kanto and other areas. Today, it is popular in many areas throughout Japan. Takoyaki can be purchased in many street food stalls (yatai) but today there are many well-established takoyaki specialty restaurants/eateries that are very popular. Osaka or the Kansai area is particular famous for it. It may be often sold in many commercial outlets, e.g. supermarkets or 24-hours shops. In addition, frozen takoyakis are even exported to many overseas countries.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Blog Tokyo Daily

 

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Okonomiyaki

A Japanese batter fried cake with sweet sauce. Okonomiyaki is usually made from flour, water, eggs and cabbage.  The cabbage is chopped and mixed with the eggs, water and flour.  To this is added pretty much anything you want.  Common things to add would be thinly sliced chopped pork, thinly sliced chopped beef, chopped onions, octopus, squid, mushrooms.

mix it together to make a batter and then you pour it on a grill and let it cook like a pancake.  When one side is done you flip it over and cook the other side.  When it’s finished you turn off the heat or put it on a plate then you put okonomiyaki sauce on top and usually katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) and mayonnaise.  The katsuobushi is so thin that it waves in the heat coming off the freshly cooked okonomiyaki and so it looks like the top of your meal is crawling.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Blog Tokyo Daily

 

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christmas illumination in Tokyo

Christmas is on it’s way so better know the good places to go on christmas. In Japan they have great lights illumination in different places. Tokyo is one of the place you should check when it comes to light illumination.

Illumunation is a romantic place with sounds and bueatifully designed by skilled designer for a much uplifting ambience. good for couples and family . you can even participate in lightning the illumination just pressing the button available you can see what you would like to see.

Aquacity in Odaiba
Website:http://www.aquacity.jp/

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Blog Tokyo Places

 

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The beautiful Kyoto

Kyoto is a beautiful place you can never go wrong in choosing kyoto as your tourist destination. the first time I went there was with my cousin it was spring so the climate is just right. beautiful Sakura was still in bloom during that time. I’m sorry I don’t have my pictures with me right now because my hard drive is broken.

We went there with delightful heart enticing all the beautiful temple and greens around kyoto. we had fun visiting a park ni Nara where lot’s of deers is roaming around freely. you can feed them, by giving them Esa from the person selling the deer’s cracker. a round cracker that looks like a human cracker , so don’t mistakenly eat it. but i think it won’t poison you.

We also went to famous “kinkakuji” gold temple. and a lot of temple I forgot the names because for me it;s just the same. after a long tiring day we went to our hotel refresh and then next day we went for a stroll again bought some souvenirs and went home. time was not enough but I enjoyed our short trip mo Kyoto. Thoug I lack of pics I find a blog with so many kyoto pics see here

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Blog Tokyo Daily

 

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Christmas season

I just want to share and compare the christmas season of the Philippines and Japan. In the philippines as early as September you can see christmas decors displayed in Malls and along street.

The meaning of christmas is colorful, joyful and exciting season. When september comes in christmas season will start. Christmas songs will be heard here and there, sales in the mall, programs in TV on how to budget this christmas season and all.

Most of the Filipinos are Catholic that’s why they celebrate christmas big and long. Though they also celebrate Halloween. I love halloween I love dressing up I guess that’s how halloween is .

Japan christmas’s is not celebrated that much because most of the people there is buddhist & shinto. it’s not even holiday on December 25 unlike in the Philippines Dec. 25 is a national holiday.

In Japan they just buy a christmas cake and eat it with the family. what’s beautiful in Japan are the decoration the light and big christmas tree standing at the center of every business district in Japan.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Blog Tokyo Daily

 

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Learn Katakana and hiragana

Katakana usually use in foreign language like non-Japanese names and non-Japanese brands . they are also using katakana to read the Japanese name because sometimes eventhough same kanji they have different reading. to avoid confusion putting a katakana in your name is helpful. for example in a hospital a Japanese friend were called by nurse but her reading was different from how my friend read his name he did not respond to the nurse. we waited for so long we didn’t know he was already called. unfortunately, he forgot to put the katakana after his kanji name. toinks!

Through this site you will learn how to read an how to write Katakana and Kanji. there is a step by step on how to write katakana and kanji same goes with kanji they have a step by step writing. meaning of the step by step the stroke is numerated from left to right first mostly starts with the upper part then the middle then the lower part of the character. You can check the site so you will understand what I am talking about. It’s hard to explain without looking at the character.

Here’s the site

For the beginner you will get confuse on the characters Katakana “n”() and “so”(). for “n” keep in mind that the pointed part should be in the upper part. and for “so” the pointed part should  be in the bottom part. I know it’s not visible in this article sorry for that.

you can check in the site the similar katakana and hiragana just be carefulk when writing or reading the characters.

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Tokyo Cool Websites

 

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