Ms. Noi’s Diary - Life in Saga

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    Balloons Flying in the Sky

    Autumn has begun. It is getting cooler and cooler. Now we are in the rice harvesting season in Saga Prefecture, where…

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    Spider Lilies

    In early October the weather has suddenly become cooler, although it was still hot and humid late last month. The dai…

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    Fireworks by the Sea

    The temperature began rising around June this year. And as it continued to get hotter, many Japanese people began ask…

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    Spring

    Spring comes quickly, even before we are ready to welcome it. It arrives while we are looking forward to the flowerin…

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    Season of Ume Plum Blossoms

    Although it does not very often snow any longer, cold winds are still blowing. However, the air has gradually become …

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    Strawberries

    “Strawberries don’t like cold weather. They need the mild weather that’s more suitable for them. It shouldn’t be too …

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    Aroma of camphor trees

    The word camphor reminds us Thai people of cold, aromatic blocks of white powder. When feeling dizzy or to clear one’…

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    Mandarin oranges (mikan)

    Last summer, I found Saga-grown mandarin oranges for sale at a vegetable and fruit store in Tokyo. A pack of five man…

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    Rice Grown in Saga

    We Thai people eat rice, just as Japanese people do. However, Thai rice is different in variety from Japanese rice. R…

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    Saga Nori (seaweed)

    The southern part of Saga Prefecture faces the Sea of Ariake. The seaweed from the sea is well known to be tasty. The…