Link of the Week Sep 8 2006
Vegan Lunch Box Recommended by Brenda
A fantastic blog full of recipes for healthy, vegan lunches! The author is coming out with a cookbook soon, but in the meantime we can enjoy her blogged recipes and beautiful photos of food.
veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/
Link of the Month Feb 2007
Book of Yum- my gluten free blog Recommended by Brenda
I started a new gluten free blog for foodies- enjoy photos and recipes of yummy food, reviews of gluten free products and restaurants, and much more!
www.bookofyum.com
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Computers / Programming
NameCheap.com
NameCheap.com - Domain Name registration.
www.namecheap.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Justin
PHP Manual
PHP Manual - Lots of stuff on PHP, which is used to create this site.
www.php.net/manual/en/ updated Jul 16 2006
Total Choice Hosting
Total Choice Hosting - The company we use to host this website. Lots of features and it's cheap.
www.totalchoicehosting.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
 
Cooking
Alan Nakagawa's Basic Kansai (Osaka) Style Okonomiyaki
kansai okonomiyaki recipe
recipes.chef2chef.net/recipe-archive/30/165494.shtml updated Jul 16 2006
Celiac Sprue
Celiac Sprue Association page. Recipes and Information.
www.csaceliacs.org/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
Chocolate and Zucchini: a foodie blog
This site has beautiful photos and recipes... a foodie blog that inspired the Celiac Chicks gluten free blog.
chocolateandzucchini.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
CoffeeGeek - News, Reviews, Opinion and Community for Coffee and Espresso
This is a page for those seriously obsessed with coffee and espresso. I came across it when looking for information on Mountain View Coffeeshops, and was vastly entertained by the resulting discussion. This site has a forum and articles.
www.coffeegeek.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
eGullet.com
This is a cooking and culinary message board. I found the Japanese food boards to be especially interesting.
forums.egullet.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
glossary of Japanese ingredients
A succinct list of japanese ingredients, romanized for easy pronunciation.
www.bob-an.com/recipe/dailyjc/dic/ingr.html updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Month - December
Gluten Free by the Bay
My favorite gluten free blog of the week. This is not only a local blog, but written by a very cool woman who is reworking Jewish favorites and Ethiopian dishes to be gluten free, creating pierogies that taste like the real thing, and exploring the fascin
glutenfreebay.blogspot.com/index.html updated Dec 4 2006
Gluten Free Product Details
Carol Fenster Gluten Free Recipes- including my favorite pizza crust recipe.
www.savorypalate.com/recipes.aspx updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Month - September
Gluten-Free Girl
A GF foodies blog about life, love, and recipes. Lots of gourmet recipes and notes about Seattle and her travels. Gorgeous photos.
glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/ updated Sep 8 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Indiatastes.com - South Indian Recipes, Glossary Image Gallery and festivals of India
This site has an exceptionally good glossary of South Indian ingredients, with photographs and varied versions of the names. There are also some very interesting recipes, incliding dosas and idli..
www.indiatastes.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Japanese Recipe - Daigakuimo - sugared sweet potato recipe
This is one of Brenda's favorite festival snacks- sweet sugared, sesame seed festooned sweet potato slices. Mmmm tasty.
www.japanesefood.about.com/library/recipe/bldaigakuimo.htm updated Jul 16 2006
Nijiya Market Home Page
This is the home page for a fantastic Japanese market near our house. We can buy many of the things we enjoyed in Japan here- including deli style stuff (gobo salad etc.) and take away sushi. Some has a Californian twist, but we can also buy a lot of our
www.nijiya.com updated Jul 16 2006
Okonomiyaki
another okonomiyaki recipe with photo illustrations.
www.japan-guide.com/r/e100.html updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
San Francisco Bay Area Celiac Supper
A functional if not sexy page for Bay Area celiacs.
celiacsupport.stanford.edu/ updated Jul 16 2006
Takoyaki
takoyaki recipe with photo.
www.bob-an.com/recipe/dailyjc/ref/tako/tako.html updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
Tokyo Food Page
The Tokyo Food Page is a complete guide to Japanese cuisine and eating in Tokyo, with recipes, culinary travel tips, restaurant listings and more. The site is available in English or Japanese.
www.bento.com/tokyofood.html updated Jul 16 2006
Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes
Vegan Family Online Magazine
www.vegfamily.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Sep 8 2006
Vegan Lunch Box
A fantastic blog full of recipes for healthy, vegan lunches! The author is coming out with a cookbook soon, but in the meantime we can enjoy her blogged recipes and beautiful photos of food.
veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/ updated Sep 8 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
VegWeb - recipes, personals and more
A nice vegetarian recipe web site, with recipe ratings and comments and modification suggestions by readers. Quite extensive!
vegweb.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
 
Friends
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Month - July
Masumi's blog in Japanese
Look who has a blog! Masumi started a blog recently and I've been reading it avidly. Much more interesting to read than my Japanese textbook. Warning: in Japanese. www.rikai.com might help..
ameblo.jp/afmf-ca-life updated Jul 16 2006
Mike's Web Page
This is Brenda's Dad's personal web page.
www.geocities.com/mevoss updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Vincent's tech blog
www.neuron-fire.org/ updated Feb 28 2007
 
Fun
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Month - February
Book of Yum- my gluten free blog
I started a new gluten free blog for foodies- enjoy photos and recipes of yummy food, reviews of gluten free products and restaurants, and much more!
www.bookofyum.com updated Feb 20 2007
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
CoffeeGeek - News, Reviews, Opinion and Community for Coffee and Espresso
This is a page for those seriously obsessed with coffee and espresso. I came across it when looking for information on Mountain View Coffeeshops, and was vastly entertained by the resulting discussion. This site has a forum and articles.
www.coffeegeek.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Dreams Come True joy
Japanese pop group Dreams Come True official web site (with lyrics to "Anata no Sarada" song)
www.dctjoy.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Home of Libby Kirkpatrick
Web page of Brenda's favorite local Boulder musician, Libby Kirkpatrick- she's a very cool folk songwriter with a lovely voice and great lyrics.
www.heartmusic.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Month - July
JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN OFFICIAL WEBSITE
The official website of "Monkey Park" located in Nagano, Japan. This park is inhabited by spoiled and mild mannered monkeys that love bathing in hot springs and this park was developed to provide these monkeys with every comfort. This site is especially n
www.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp/ updated Jul 16 2006
Link of the Month - July
LAUNCHCAST Home
Yahoo's launchcast online radio stations. Has some listener run radio stations!
launch.yahoo.com/launchcast/ updated Jul 16 2006
Miwa Sasagawa's official site
Official web site for Japanese alternative singer Miwa Sasagawa (Brenda's favorite)
www.m-st.co.jp/sasami/top.html updated Jul 16 2006
Mother Garden
Japanese company "Mother Garden" website featuring adorable stuffed animals.
www.rakuten.co.jp/mg-mail/467516/ updated Jul 16 2006
Quizilla!
Fun site where you can make your own personality quizzes or take other peoples quizzes.
quizilla.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
San Francisco Bay Area Celiac Supper
A functional if not sexy page for Bay Area celiacs.
celiacsupport.stanford.edu/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Seamaiden399's Personal Radio Station
Brenda's radio station at Launchcast. Tune into Tori Amos and Matchbox 20 etc.
launch.yahoo.com/lc/?rt=0&rp1=0&rp2=1451305584 updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Justin
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
the Anime Otaku
Kogyaru, office ladies, salary men, obasan and freeters are stereotypes that almost everyone knows, but the Japanese language has words for much more obscure groups as well.
fire.prohosting.com/qjphotos/photos1.htm updated Jul 16 2006
Wachifield Web Site (in Japanese)
Official web site for the adorable Japanese cat character- born in 1976 and squeezing money out of Japanese cat and fairy tale lovers ever since. Needless to say, Brenda is smitten.
www.wachi.co.jp/ updated Jul 16 2006
 
General
Celiac Sprue
Celiac Sprue Association page. Recipes and Information.
www.csaceliacs.org/ updated Jul 16 2006
Chugach Legends
Stories and Photographs of the Chugach Region.
www.alaskool.org/native_ed/literature/Chugach/chugachlegends.... updated Jul 16 2006
Welcome to Seamaiden.Net
Seamaiden.Net is Brenda's personal web page.
www.seamaiden.net/ updated Jul 16 2006
 
Hobbies
Recommended by Brenda
E-Yakimono Homepage- Japanese Pottery Information Center
Fantastic web site offering a learning center devoted to Japanese pottery- informative articles!
www.e-yakimono.net/ updated Jul 16 2006
Japanese Pottery Books - Online Bookstore
Online book shop with offerings on Japanese pottery.
www.japanesepotterybooks.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
 
Japan Related
photo journal "Inaka"- images of rural Japan.
www.hardfocus.net/stevie/contents.htm updated Jul 16 2006
A Year of Keitai Pictures
Brenda's Inspiration for her Keitai Diary: a year of Keitai pics.
www.amysanders.com/sister/keitai/ updated Jul 16 2006
Alan Nakagawa's Basic Kansai (Osaka) Style Okonomiyaki
kansai okonomiyaki recipe
recipes.chef2chef.net/recipe-archive/30/165494.shtml updated Jul 16 2006
Babelfish Translation
This is the legendary Babelfish online translator. While some translations it offers may be mostly valuable for their humor, it can translate entire web pages into English... Very useful!
babelfish.altavista.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Business Hotels in Japan (in Japanese)
Business Hotel finder in Japan.
www.b-hotel.org/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Month - July
Chanpon- Multi Cultural Japan online
Chanpon.org describes itself as "a site devoted to the mixture of Japanese culture with other cultures." It's a very cool site with interesting articles written by registered members on aspects of Japan relevent to their experience in Japan.
www.chanpon.org/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
Chiba Prefecture homepage in English
The official web page of Chiba Prefecture, with the official "line" on Chiba- see how Chiba is promoting itself. The posters (in PDF format) are actually hanging in the train stations and we see them every day... You can get a decent overview of the area.
www.pref.chiba.jp/english/index.html updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Dave in Japan
This site covers one ALT's three year experience in Japan. Great photos of foods, toilets, etc.
daveahlman.com/daveinjapan/index.htm updated Jul 16 2006
Dreams Come True joy
Japanese pop group Dreams Come True official web site (with lyrics to "Anata no Sarada" song)
www.dctjoy.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
E-Yakimono Homepage- Japanese Pottery Information Center
Fantastic web site offering a learning center devoted to Japanese pottery- informative articles!
www.e-yakimono.net/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
Gladys Tsang Online web page
cool web site by another JET ALT who also lives in Chiba City. Who would have thought? She does a regular blog, though not that frequently... and will be leaving Japan around the same time we are.
gladys.visuallogix.net/ updated Jul 16 2006
glossary of Japanese ingredients
A succinct list of japanese ingredients, romanized for easy pronunciation.
www.bob-an.com/recipe/dailyjc/dic/ingr.html updated Jul 16 2006
Good Day Books- the best English bookstore in Tokyo for New and Used Books
This innoculous little bookshop really is the best English bookstore for used books in Tokyo- I was overwhelmed by the selection and got to trade in a bunch of old books for a decent amount of credit. If you're book starved in Japan, come here and prepare
www.gooddaybooks.com/contents/home?language=english updated Jul 16 2006
Greggman.com - Games, Gadgets, Gregg
Cool web site by a western guy living in Japan- commentary on pop culture, food, games, etc.
www.greggman.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Justin
Hotel Navi - Hotel Finder in Japan (in Japanese)
Hotel Navi is a useful site for finding hotels all over Japan from business hotels to ryokans to love hotels.
www.hotelnavi.net/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Japan National Tourist Organization website
Japan National Tourist Organization site. Well done and informative. Nice photographs.
www.jnto.go.jp/eng/ updated Jul 16 2006
Japan Reference Site
Japan Reference - Lots of info on Japan.
www.japanreference.com updated Jul 16 2006
Japanese language learning tools on the Web
Extensive list of online Japanese language resources.
www.sabotenweb.com/bookmarks/language.html updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Japanese Language Studies at the Yamasa Institute
This is the language program I participated in last summer in Japan. The site is really impressive, with many nice pictures and videos of the facility. You can also read quite a bit about the surrounding area etc.
www.yamasa.org/index.html updated Jul 16 2006
Japanese Pottery Books - Online Bookstore
Online book shop with offerings on Japanese pottery.
www.japanesepotterybooks.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Japanese Recipe - Daigakuimo - sugared sweet potato recipe
This is one of Brenda's favorite festival snacks- sweet sugared, sesame seed festooned sweet potato slices. Mmmm tasty.
www.japanesefood.about.com/library/recipe/bldaigakuimo.htm updated Jul 16 2006
Jet Alumni Association
The official JET Alumni Association web site
www.jet.org/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Month - July
JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN OFFICIAL WEBSITE
The official website of "Monkey Park" located in Nagano, Japan. This park is inhabited by spoiled and mild mannered monkeys that love bathing in hot springs and this park was developed to provide these monkeys with every comfort. This site is especially n
www.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp/ updated Jul 16 2006
Jim Breen's Online Japanese-English Dictionary
Excellent online Japanese dictionary.
www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html updated May 26 2005
Recommended by Justin
Link of the Month - July
Kakaku.com - Price comparison site for Japan (in Japanese)
Latest prices on everything imaginable in Japan.
www.kakaku.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Kantango- simple words
Kantango is an excellent Japanese study site- with customizable flash cards. Brenda's favorite.
www.kantango.com/ updated May 26 2005
Kita-Tohoku Sightseeing Information
Kita-Tohoku sightseeing page. (in Japanese)
discover.eki-net.com/tohoku/ updated Jul 16 2006
Links.net Japan
Interesting site by a writer who lived in Japan for a year. Also check out "trips" section..
www.links.net/vita/trip/japan/ updated Jul 16 2006
Miwa Sasagawa's official site
Official web site for Japanese alternative singer Miwa Sasagawa (Brenda's favorite)
www.m-st.co.jp/sasami/top.html updated Jul 16 2006
Mother Garden
Japanese company "Mother Garden" website featuring adorable stuffed animals.
www.rakuten.co.jp/mg-mail/467516/ updated Jul 16 2006
Okonomiyaki
another okonomiyaki recipe with photo illustrations.
www.japan-guide.com/r/e100.html updated Jul 16 2006
Osore-zan Taisai Article
Informative blurb on Japan's Osore zan and blind shamanesses associated with the temples Festival.
www.istc.org/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=18235 updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Outdoor Japan- your guide to travel and the outdoors in Japan!
Beautifully done site in English about outdoor fun in Japan!
www.outdoorjapan.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Santec Business Hotel Guide (in Japanese)
Business hotel guide to Japan by region.
www.hotel.santec.co.jp/new/index.asp updated Jul 16 2006
Takoyaki
takoyaki recipe with photo.
www.bob-an.com/recipe/dailyjc/ref/tako/tako.html updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Justin
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
the Anime Otaku
Kogyaru, office ladies, salary men, obasan and freeters are stereotypes that almost everyone knows, but the Japanese language has words for much more obscure groups as well.
fire.prohosting.com/qjphotos/photos1.htm updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Link of the Week - Jul 16 2006
Tokyo Food Page
The Tokyo Food Page is a complete guide to Japanese cuisine and eating in Tokyo, with recipes, culinary travel tips, restaurant listings and more. The site is available in English or Japanese.
www.bento.com/tokyofood.html updated Jul 16 2006
Towadako Winter Festival
Site for Towada Lake's Snow and Light Fantavista Festival.
www.pref.aomori.jp/yuki/fuyu/index.html updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Traiditional Crafts of Japan
Traiditional crafts of Japan- you can search by region or craft style. Beautiful photographs.
www.kougei.or.jp/english/ updated Jul 16 2006
Wachifield Web Site (in Japanese)
Official web site for the adorable Japanese cat character- born in 1976 and squeezing money out of Japanese cat and fairy tale lovers ever since. Needless to say, Brenda is smitten.
www.wachi.co.jp/ updated Jul 16 2006
Welcome to Kei's homepage!
Web site about Japan written in English by a Japanese woman- interesting cultural commentary.
home.att.ne.jp/apple/ko-chan/kei.htm updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Yoshinoya- Japanese fast food rice bowl restaurant
Here is the official web site for Yoshinoya, a Japanese rice bowl chain that also has a few American locations. In Japanese only.
www.yoshinoya-dc.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
 
Job Related
Jet Alumni Association
The official JET Alumni Association web site
www.jet.org/ updated Jul 16 2006
Teaching East Asia
Teaching East Asia web page- a page Brenda was hired to design and implement.
www.colorado.edu/CAS/TEA/ updated Jul 16 2006
 
School Related
A Guide to Mountain View, California
A fantastic block by block guide of Mountain View, California, with restaurants and shops and pictures.
members.aol.com/Nap98/MtnViewGuide1.htm updated Jul 16 2006
Babelfish Translation
This is the legendary Babelfish online translator. While some translations it offers may be mostly valuable for their humor, it can translate entire web pages into English... Very useful!
babelfish.altavista.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Charles Muller Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
A wonderful resource for serious scholars of Buddhism who need an online English dictionary. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Sanskrit pronunciations of terms.
www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/ updated Feb 6 2007
Japanese language learning tools on the Web
Extensive list of online Japanese language resources.
www.sabotenweb.com/bookmarks/language.html updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Japanese Language Studies at the Yamasa Institute
This is the language program I participated in last summer in Japan. The site is really impressive, with many nice pictures and videos of the facility. You can also read quite a bit about the surrounding area etc.
www.yamasa.org/index.html updated Jul 16 2006
Jim Breen's Online Japanese-English Dictionary
Excellent online Japanese dictionary.
www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html updated May 26 2005
Recommended by Brenda
kanji Challenge
Interactive kanji game with lots of levels, on up to Kanji Otaku!
webjapanese.com/wj/kanji-c updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
Kantango- simple words
Kantango is an excellent Japanese study site- with customizable flash cards. Brenda's favorite.
www.kantango.com/ updated May 26 2005
Nijiya Market Home Page
This is the home page for a fantastic Japanese market near our house. We can buy many of the things we enjoyed in Japan here- including deli style stuff (gobo salad etc.) and take away sushi. Some has a Californian twist, but we can also buy a lot of our
www.nijiya.com updated Jul 16 2006
Online kanji translator
This site will help translate Japanese web pages.
www.rikai.com updated Oct 9 2005
Osore-zan Taisai Article
Informative blurb on Japan's Osore zan and blind shamanesses associated with the temples Festival.
www.istc.org/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=18235 updated Jul 16 2006
Stanford University
Web page for Stanford University.
www.stanford.edu/ updated Jul 16 2006
The Council of Societies for the Study of Religion
The web site for the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion.
www.cssr.org/default.htm updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
The Kanji SITE
Helps prepare for levels 2,3, and 4 of the Japanese proficiency examination.
www.kanjisite.com updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Brenda
The Kanji SITE
Helps prepare for levels 2,3, and 4 of the Japanese proficiency examination.
www.kanjisite.com updated Jul 16 2006
Welcome to Reed
Official Web Site of Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
web.reed.edu/ updated Jul 16 2006
 
Shopping
Link of the Week - Jun 3 2004
Epinions
Customer reviews for just about anything you would want to buy.
www.epinions.com/ updated Jun 3 2004
Recommended by Justin
Link of the Month - July
Kakaku.com - Price comparison site for Japan (in Japanese)
Latest prices on everything imaginable in Japan.
www.kakaku.com/ updated Jul 16 2006
Nijiya Market Home Page
This is the home page for a fantastic Japanese market near our house. We can buy many of the things we enjoyed in Japan here- including deli style stuff (gobo salad etc.) and take away sushi. Some has a Californian twist, but we can also buy a lot of our
www.nijiya.com updated Jul 16 2006
 
Internal Link
Recommended by Brenda Recommended by Justin
Link of the Month - May
GoodKittens.com ~ A couple living and teaching English in Chiba, Japan.
Our Website! Check it out...
www.goodkittens.com updated May 26 2004
Recommended by Brenda Recommended by Justin
Our Wedding!
Our wedding website. We are no longer adding to it, but you can see what we did for our wedding.
wedding.goodkittens.com updated May 26 2004
 
Travel
Business Hotels in Japan (in Japanese)
Business Hotel finder in Japan.
www.b-hotel.org/ updated Jul 16 2006
Recommended by Justin
Hotel Navi - Hotel Finder in Japan (in Japanese)
Hotel Navi is a useful site for finding hotels all over Japan from business hotels to ryokans to love hotels.
www.hotelnavi.net/ updated Jul 16 2006
Santec Business Hotel Guide (in Japanese)
Business hotel guide to Japan by region.
www.hotel.santec.co.jp/new/index.asp updated Jul 16 2006
 

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