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Posted on June 15, 2005


finally! the much-delayed newsletter was released today!! yay! nice to see my first official article in print. i’m really excited; maybe the newsletter will help me get over my (over a decade old)writer’s block. or not. but i don’t care. as a newsletter staff member, i don’t have to write like jk rowling or paulo coelho; i just need to be like ice, toilet humor and all, hehe. propriety is reserved for the news writers. anyway, i’m thinking of making the kitchen/recipes stuff a regular column; i just have to get people to contribute their weirdest culinary masterpieces. also something like “sadako-sensei’s japanese corner: a view from the tokyo tower”.

anyway, people were mostly talking about the article on engagements. we got some people to share how they proposed (or, how their significant other popped the question, in arol’s case). it was fun reading the entire thing. who would’ve thought hansel has a romantic bone in his body!! kaya pala mega-diet ang lolo; malapit na ikasal. ^_^ but the most kilig-inducing one was arol’s. e pano, dalawang beses pa nag-propose si kt. may “moon river” at eternity ring pang nalalaman. does this mean they have to get married twice too?? isa dito, isa sa australia! hehe.

in keeping with the wedding atmosphere in the month of june, i’m sharing an interesting article i found at

Japanese wedding food
Tai (sea bream)
Since “mede-tai” means happiness in Japanese, tai is eaten for celebration in Japan. Tai no Sashimi (raw sea bream) or Tai no Shioyaki (grilled sea bream with salt) are common menu at weddings.

Kombu (kelp)
Since “Yoro-kobu” means joy in Japanese, kombu is included in celebration menu. Kombu Soup or simmered kombu roll are common dish to be served at weddings.

Kazunoko (herring roe)
Kazunoko indicates fertility in Japan, so salted kazukono is often served at weddings.

Sekihan (red azuki beans rice)
Since red is the color for celebration, sekihan is eaten at weddings.

Japanese wedding cakes used to be large and tall. But the size of Japanese wedding cakes
tends to be smaller in recent years. It is said that the number of dishes served at a wedding should be odd numbers to avoid the couple to be divided.

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