10 July 2017
Most of my friends in Bali told me gInstead of Gili
Trawangan, please visit at Gili Air.h From 30th June
till 2nd July, Naoko, Osamu and Shohei have visited at
both of islands. Now I could say after my snorkeling in
the sea of Gili Air, it was good, but we liked both of
Only horses and bicycles were going on the streets in
Gili islands. It was totally free from exhaust emission
from cars. And you can also see electrical scooters in
We found some nice vegan restaurants and also raw
cafes in both of islands.
I recommend you taking Eka Jaya 23 from Padang bai to
Gili islands. It's more comfortable and not bumping on
the waves while cruising than Eka Jaya 20 or 19 as old
Have a nice trip!
28 June 2017
Above the Clouds
A nice couple have been living in Bali for years. So
they know the usual strong humidity in Bali. This is a
key of this shop.
For our Christmas day with my wife in 2016, I bought a
pink shirt of Supima cotton 100% from Egypt. With the
pink shirt, I bought fisher men's pants colored by navy.
The pink Supima cotton shirt is made by very light and
thin material. It's suitable for the Ubud weather being
sometimes very hot. And long sleeved shirt could
protect from the sun shine.
When I was living in Tokyo Japan, I didn't know my
pleasure washing cloths by my hands. But now here in
Bali, for this pink shirt, I could wash it by myself. I
could squeeze the shirt easily.(not wring out and not
twisting either). And it had dried easily even in this
On the other hand, the design of the fisher men's
pants is also perfect. My comfortable S sized pink
shirt is fitting me tightly, but the fisher men's pants
are very loose. But the nice thick string is very
helpful to tie it.
This might be the only one men's cloth shop in Ubud in
Bali. The designing ability and the quality are one of
22 June 2017
To make palm oil, they are burning forest in Indonesia
to make plantation of palm oil tree.
After getting palm oil, they would like to generate
electricity from palm oil. It's unbelievable! On the
other hand, the decision of Norway government is always
Palm oil is including in approximately 75% of instant
food products, shampoo and detergent. Please go to
local or organic market instead of super market. Please
use soap nut as shampoo and for cleaning the floors.
21 June 2017
Vegan Banana Bread
wheat flour, banana, coconut oil, palm sugar,
cashew nuts, cinnamon powder, rice vinegar,
baking soda, rock salt
16 June 2017
While two Italian husbands and the two Indonesian
wives, and a couple of Italian were having a barbecue
party last Saturday, one of a couple invited us Naoko
and Osamu. So Naoko sang Mul mantra with my djembe in
the beginning of the party.
In the middle of the party, I expressed how I like
Italy and Italian culture. For example, only Germany
and Italy have Opera. French cuisine is originally come
from Italian cooking way. Only Germany and Italy have
However with their boring faces, all of them didn't
like my talk. They like French culture and also
Indonesian. Because the reason why they are living in
Indonesia now is that they don't like Italy somehow.
My children, Naoko and Osamu liked sausage bought from
Locavore in Ubud. The pigs are raised up by not
chemical feed. The pigs are growing up with grass in
north of Ubud.
Usual pigs for gbabi gulig!h are so bad. Because
they are raised up by chemical feed for growing up as
soon as possible to make money. It's not only Indonesia
but also any places in the world, people think about
only how to make money as soon as possible. So no body
can take care how to save trees and forest in Indonesia.
They also cooked paku vegetable from Bali, sticky corn,
potato and Juroku cowpea. And thank you for a glass of
wine, Cotes du Rhone. We had very good time on Saturday
afternoon. See you again. Oh no, after the party, one
of them has come to Studio Spoon for her piano and song
trial lesson. Thanks for coming!
27 April 27 2017
An Indonesian family, four people had been visiting at
Osaka in Japan for 6 days in April 2017. She bought
some pieces of chocolate made in Japan as souvenir for
a Balinese friend family.
The Balinese family is one of the nice friends of me.
This morning I was aware of her eyes wet. Her nose has
been running since she ate the chocolate made in Japan
for two days. Not only her but also her husband and her
daughter. Their health conditions are not so good now.
I told her in bahasa Indonesia gPlease never eat
Japanese sweets and Japanese foodstuff are including
radiation from Fukushima nuclear power plants. But she
told me gIt was delicious.h However I told her again
gPlease please never eat foods from Japan again.h
8 April 2017
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Ginger Muffin with Coconut Cashew Cream
Vegan dessert by Naoko of Studio Spoon
At Movement Matters Bali of Sook Fun Chen
19 March 2017
One of my friend Lee was giving me a lecture of how to
see the paintings by Frida Kahlo of Mexico in a book
titled gFRIDAh on Sunday morning at Kafe Topi in Ubud.
When Frida was 18 years old, it happened. A bus
crushed into a train when she was in the bus while
going to the school. At that moment, she was got out
from the bus by a big impact from the accident between
the bus and the train. Five years later she has
miscarriage, totally three times in her life. However,
rather than before, she could have keeping her passion
to draw with enduring her pain patiently.
Thank you for your enduring and also telling us one
good thing loving a man for a long time could continue
to give you a big power and concentration to draw.
16 March 2017
Paulo Coelho who is the writer of The Alchemist told
us gAnyone who loves must learn to lose themselves and
then find themselves again.
25 January 2017
This is my best soap for my hair washing in the shower
room, washing dishes in the kitchen and also for
cleaning floors up everyday. This is super natural
thing, so please keep in your refrigerator.
Ancient Balinese people were using this soap nut for
washing anything. But now they have forgotten. Because
TV commercial of the chemical soap is so strong and
also being visually exciting!
Please turn your TV switch off to prevent from
chemical things in our world, and also for saving our
family life. Thank you everybody!
25 January 2015
I love Soapnut Liquid.
This is 100% natural soap for our body and hair.
And also for washing dishes and for your washing machine.
This is a fruit; a nut; like a berry; ripen fruit.
(The Liquid comes from the nut.)
Please visit at Pizza Bagus - Organic market
around 10:00am every Saturday!
I think it's reasonable price.
Just 5cc is enough for washing my hair.
And it's not harmful for underground water.
31 October 2014
Vegan Chocolate Cake (wheat-free)
30 October 2014
Apple pie (whole wheat 50%)
5 October 2014
Environment Day! at Fivelements in Bali
Some lectures in the Bamboo pavilion
"Slow, Small, Simple" by Keibo Oiwa (Tsuji Shinichi)
From "efficiently" to "sufficiently".
Stop our never ending competition.
"Slow" is subtraction.
Scale down and downsizing.
The relationship between Little prince and fox.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you
remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it,
it shines clear."
Mahatma Gandhi - Happy Birthday Gandhi! Shine on!
Slow food - by Mary Jane Edleson
She has been living in Indonesia for 34 years!
Good food in Bali
Let Elephants Be Elephants - by Nadya Hutagalung
GMO corn in Bali, Indonesia
4 October 2014
THE ART OF FERMENTATION: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN
SAUERKRAUT & KIMCHEE!
Enter the magical world of fermentation with Mary-
Jane Edleson, who for decades has researched and
been inspired by its transformative power, unique
tastes and extraordinary health properties. Mary-
Jane will share scientific, historical and
practical information that will lead you to Kimchee
heaven! At Toko Toko Restaurant (The Kitchen)
Mary Jane Edleson - culinary educator, organic
gardener, author and artist has lived and worked
in numerous countries throughout Asia, including
some 30 years resident in Indonesia. She is a
Founding Member of BISA (Bali Institute for
Sustainable Agriculture), Director of Amertha
Studios, and Convivium Leader of Slow Food Bali.
She was Founder and President (for 20 years) of
Pacific Century Associates, a regional marketing
and communications company based in Indonesia. She
is the author and editor of numerous articles and
books on many aspects of Indonesia. She did post-
graduate Asian studies, and holds a Master of Fine
Arts degree, and is a certified chef and instructor
in 'living food.' She has studied at several
international culinary institutes in the US and
Asia, and has a special interest in food
fermentation. Her Bali food gardens are noteworthy
for abundance and variety. Her main life passion
is the study of world food and its relationship to
Naoko, Osamu, Yuya and Shohei joined in this Fermentation class.
How to make KIMCHEE?
- chop, salt, pack and wait.
Mary Jane Edleson
3 October 2014
DRIVEN BY SIMPLICITY
Locavore has taken Ubud by storm with its focus on
the finest local produce, preferable organic, and
modern cooking techniques. Meet Chef Eelke who will
unclutter your culinary mind by bringing his
magnificent simplicity to the table while revealing
Locavore sought-after secrets.
At Toko Toko Restaurant (The Kitchen)
Naoko and Osamu joined in this class.