Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lunch today - Inari sushi

So glad to find that Jusco @ IOI mall is selling the frozen Inari skin. I guess this is the simplest Japanese dish I can prepare.

1. Steamed some rice using steamer. Didn't use Japanese rice because it's expensive. Didn't use rice cooker because I added slightly more water to make the rice sticky (than normal rice we eat with chinese dishes) and putting extra water to cook in rice cooker makes the rice stick to the pot - no good.

2. Hard-boiled an egg. Smashed it and mixed with some Japanese mayonnaise.
3. Cut some Japanese cucumbers into small sticks.

4. Opened the defrost Inari skin (it then looked like a small bag/pocket), put in some rice, topped with the mayonnaised egg and cucumber.

5. Itadakimasu.

Ate with some boiled Edamame.

Only had 4 Inari sushi with some soybeans and I'm feeling so full~

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara)

Previously some new comers joined the class so we've skipped Sun Salutations for quite some time. I want to make sure they build strong foundation of the basic poses before introducing them the sequence in a flow. Today we started our class with Sun Salutations again. 4 sets of Sun Salutation A.

Each time we place our palms on the ground next to our feet in our begining Standing Forward Bend, we don't move our palms until we raise up from our ending Standing Forward Bend.

Palms on the ground here is like our aim. Sometimes we move forward, sometimes we fall back. We never move our aim or lower our expectations. We move on, whether it's a big leap, or step-by-step, we work hard to reach for our aim.