Archive for July, 2012

Hello everybody,

Do you drink green tea ?

If so, please do not throw away green tea leaves after enjoying a cup of green tea.

Green tea is very useful even after you use it for drinking because it still works as deodoriser and disinfectant.

Just dry green tea leaves completely, and you can use it for various things.

1. For Rooms

Place dried green tea on the plate and leave it in the room, so that it will work as a deodorant.

If you want to remove bad smells instantly, burn a small amount of green tea in an ashtray.

2. For Frying Pans

If you cook dried green tea, you can remove bad smell from a flying pan.

3. For a Microwave

Place dried green tea in the plate and cook for one minute to remove smell.

4. For Closets and  Cupboards

Wrap dried green tea leaves with a piece of cloth and leave it in the closet or cupboard.

It works as a deodorant and repellent.

5. For Bathrooms

Place dried green tea in the little basket or plate and put it on the toilet water tank.

6. For Hands

When you cook garlic or fish, wash your hands by using dry green tea, so that the bad smell will go.

7. For Bath

Wrap dried green tea in the gauze and put it in the bath. It helps improve your overall skin condition and skin troubles such as tinea, heat rash, and eczema.

8. For Plants and Trees

Dried green tea can be mixed with dirt. It works as a fertiliser.

Hope you will enjoy drinking green tea everyday and utilise it even more in your life 🙂

Thank you very much for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo


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Hi Everybody,

Recently, I watched a Japanese TV program about a 97 years old woman, Ms Tsuneko Sasamoto, a photo journalist.

Apparently, she is the first women who became a photo journalist in Japan.

As you can see the photos below, she does not look like she’s 97 years old at all, and she looks lovely!

I wrote blog posts about “Bimajyo (Beauty Witch)” in the past,

but I think she is the “TRUE BIMAJYO” to me!

She is still working as a photo journalist and traveling around in Japan gathering information and interviewing people.

I saw her walking on TV. She was walking steady with her back straight.

Miracle 97 years old !

Would you like to know her anti-aging secrets?

1. Her Everyday’s Diet

She basically cooks at home and uses quality ingredients for her cooking.

She says:

“People who are fashionable try to wear expensive clothes by saving money from spending on foods,

but they are the least dignified people in mind. You have to spend the most money on food.”

I totally agree with her thoughts, and I try to practice the above everyday too.

She eats 100gm of meats every night without any bread or rice.

She also drinks a glass of red wine because polyphenol in red wine helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Eating, Creating and Thinking

She believes that we should “Eat, Creat and Think” until the end of our life.

I am surprised to see her apartment because her rooms are nicely decorated, and they don’t look old-fashioned.

She is very creative and she tries to be creative everyday, that makes her brain work.

She makes her clothes, so that she can wear something different from clothes shops.

3. Curiosity is the Source of Anti-Aging

She says that she always has a great curiosity, and she researches or finds information that she is interested in.

She has written an “Everyday Notebook” for 30 years without fail.

She notes on her notebook the things introduced on TV and newspaper that she would like to remember.

She always seeks the new information about fashion, English (she studies English for 30 minutes every morning), and a wide variety of knowledge.

I wish I can be like her when I am 97 years old (but I wonder I can live that long 🙂 ),

but she definitely gives us a courage and hope to our life, doesn’t she?

Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

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