Tuesday, May 29, 2007

かくれんぼ


かくれんぼ
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda
She started turning over again, and found a new favorite spot: under the coffee table. Kept turning and rolled under the table, where she can reach at the bottom and scratch just right.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

トマトファンタジー



Had Tomato cake at Crayone House, our hub in Omotesando after feeding Tonchan.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

鯛飯と知恵ぽん


鯛飯と知恵ぽん
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


She came over for dinner this afternoon. Went to grocery shopping first, then she, Anna, and I cooked Tai-meshi (red sea bream rice), salad, Sashimi, Ganmodoki (fried tofu balls), and mushroom miso soup. Delicious, as usual. Thank you, Chiepon!

Friday, May 25, 2007

More tissues please!


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Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


Tissues are the baby's favorite.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

UNCLE WILLIAM


UNCLE WILLIAM
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.

William is visiting Japan and we met up for lunch today. Talked about what was up, brothers and sisters, and some old friends who we used to hang out with.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Baby Food Cooking Class

Attended baby food cooking class organized by the local health care center today. It was a big class, more than 45 mothers with babies showed up. And, so it happens, the A/C was out of order. We sat in a room warmed up with human body heat of 90 people... Anyhow, midwife, dietician, and dentist gave a lecture, and we had tasting of actual baby food, which was very helpful visually, texture and taste wise, and Q&A at the end.

It's always interesting to see the other people at such gatherings. A mother wearing a huge diamond ring asking some very basic questions, which makes me wonder how she brings up the baby, or maybe she doesn't but someone else do for her. And there were some people who had questions that you should have obvious answers. The best was "I'm worried about food poisoning." --- me too, honey. Thanks for the statement and what's your question?

Tonchan started moving her jaw from last week, getting ready for eating. It's the next step to be more like a human...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

LUNCH


LUNCH
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.
Beautiful weather today, a must go out weather. Went to Shibuya to get some make up stuff for myself first, then we went to Omotesando. Had a healthy, organic buffet lunch at Crayon House.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

きのこおやき


きのこおやき
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.


In between rains, went out for a short walk to Azabu Juban. People from Shinshu (Nagano Pref.) were selling vegetables and the other products at a park there, and we bought Kinoko Oyaki (mushroom steamed bun) for snack.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My hair!

It seems that I started losing my hair because of hormone. It's really freaky seeing my hair all over, everywhere. Now I can understand why Britney Spears shaved her head....

六本木ヒルズ散歩

Went to Arisugawa park to meet up with a Yuka and her mother today. The moment we met, rain and thunder rumbling started, and we run to Roppongi Hills. We also met up with Sana and her mother there and had lunch while we waited for the rain to stop. It's great hung out place since it has a baby room with feeding room. So, we fed our babies there, chatted, and whatnot. When the weather got better, we sought for snack at Harrods Brompton. It was pretty decent place and they didn't seem to be bothered us bringing in the baby strollers. This will be added to the list of restaurants we can go with the baby.

Went home, bath Tonchan, and she went to sleep around 8pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Krispy Kreme Doughnut


KKD
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.
The sign board at the front of the store says "1.30 hours" waiting time....

This is the end of the line of Krispy Kreme.


This is the end of the line
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.

My 1st Mother's Day


MY 1ST MOTHER'S DAY
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.
A beautiful gift from my husband. I thank his parents bringing him up to do such things. His gifts and flowers are the reminders of such events, even my birthday!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

神田明神祭


神田明神祭
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.
After we went to a public library to get free books for Tonchan, we went to Nihombashi to check out Kanda Myojin Festival. The music of festival excites me, like Pavlovian response. Lines of OMIKOSHI, the portable shrine, and the people holding it in the same rhythm, ah, it's GREAT!!

Tonchan was dressed up in a cute HAPPI coat of shrine parishioner of Nihombashi Muromachi area to cheer. I imagine she'll be dressed in the uniform and will run around next year's festival....

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ice cream is not too bad for your diet

May 9th is a day of Ice Cream. According to Japan Ice Cream Association, ice cream isn't that bad as you think. Body consumed ice cream start working to bring back the body temperature up, and it burns the energy of the ice cream. So, at the end, the calorie will be a lot less than it's displayed.

What a great news! I usually don't eat sweets but ice cream is different. I feel less guilty about eating it from now on. BUT, I should stay away or be moderate having it while I breast feed my baby....

上手に掴めるようになりました

She can hold stuff better with her both hands now.

Monday, May 07, 2007

MRI CAR


MRI CAR
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Parents' visit

Invited my parents for one night stay over, as my duty as their daughter. Told them to go check out Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, a newly opened shopping mall where Ritz is.

Off course they were happy being with their grand daughter, never leave her alone. Good form me as I can do my stuff and don't have to hold her whenever she demands. BUT, I can't let it happen too often as I get stressed listening to my mother, keep saying we should have more babies.

Parents are greedy. They never be satisfied with you.

I try to be nice to them, tell them that this is my life, and not theirs. They can't understand what I'm saying.

"What's wrong with wishing you happiness?". You can't decide what's my happiness is. It's in me to feel when I'm happy, and it's not theirs. Admit it, it's your happiness.

My mother thinks that I tell her such things because I don't like her around. Yes, exactly. I want her to be independent. She's still young and many years to go. She already finished bringing me up, and I became independent. They did a good job, and I'm thankful that I became what I am today.

Having a baby made me think strongly that it's good to be alive. It may sound strange, but you don't need any sublime purposes to live, but it's good you're here. It's a miracle you're born to this world: isn't that a enough reason to be happy? So why can't I be happy? Why can't they be satisfied with what I am??

They've been always wanting me to be better on everything. I tried keeping it up, as a child trying to gain their love. But, one day, I realized that they would never be satisfied whatever I do. So, I gave up responding to them. I started seeking my life, not what they designed me to live.

Now, my mother is shifting the target to my sister, as I won't listen to her about doing what she wants me to do. Well, I thought she agreed on some of my talks, but guess she doesn't want to hear it from her own daughter....

After they left, my baby kept crying almost 1 hour before finally going to sleep, which was unusual. I guess she was tired of hosting my parents, or listening our conversation, thinking what was waiting for her in future.... I promise I'll leave you alone!

OH MY DAUGHTER


OH MY DAUGHTR
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

リカちゃんブログ

Licca chan, the Japanese version of Barbie doll, started her blog!!

She's a forever-11-year-old character from Takara (now Takara Tomy as two companies merged recently), celebrating her 40th anniversary today. Her life story is already designed 10 years ago when she had her 30th anniversary, and according to that, she was going to get married to a French diplomat at age 25, after going out with 4 boyfriends: Wataru, Masato, Isamu, and Kakeru.

Off course I had a Licca chan doll, enjoyed cutting her hair and putting makeups with oil paint like typical girls do... I remember, when I was in kindergarten, I got excited about calling Licca chan telephone call which you dialed in and she just kept talking and hung up after a few minutes. After 30 some years, technology progressed and she stepped up to the blog, which means the targets are also older people who's capable of reading blogs like my age..., or whoever in charge enjoys the blog, who is also around my age.... Mmm...