About the girl
Where: Temporarily California, then back to Japan
Why brown bread ice cream: The truth is I've always been terrible at naming things--toys, school papers, pets, blogs, children (someday).... I just randomly chose a name I knew no one else would have taken for their own blog yet. Yeah, that's the full explanation.
What's with the string of city names under the main title: The first city in the list, Singapore, is where my life began. The last, Tokyo, is where I am now. And although there have been a lot more cities in between, Vancouver and Des Moines were two places that I stayed for a decent amount of time and that possibly contributed toward forming the person I am now. So this list is kind of a geographical connect-the-dots that I link together to answer the question "Where are you from?" (gee, I love being asked that), since I don't really consider any one particular place to be "home." Update: I took down the list. It was getting too long.
Do you fancy yourself a good cook: Definitely not. In fact, I don't really enjoy cooking unless it's a special occasion where I get to splurge on good ingredients and I'm preparing the food for someone other than myself.
I do like baking. I'm just not a perfect baker. In this blog, I sometimes will record my baking mishaps as well as the rare occasions I succeed, which is exactly why it should be read. You don't need another smug Martha Stewart replacer who is infallible! The pros are always telling you "Do this" and "DON'T EVER do that," but you never get to see the whys behind their bossy orders. Here, you will find out exactly what happens when you don't follow instructions or think everything will be fine if you completely change a recipe, sometimes with the aid of shocking photographic coverage. You won't ever need to be a walking calamity in the kitchen because I will be that calamity for you. You can see for yourself what can go wrong and tell yourself sternly, "I will definitely not do that." And when I do manage to pull something off, we will sigh in companionable relief.
Just let me see your Blogger profile already: Sigh, okay.