Thursday, July 29, 2010

I can't be a model

I didn't have to at least smile, but it was very difficult to strike poses on the X-ray machine with my stomach filled with Barium and gas for health check this morning.

Sushi consideration

Went to Midori zushi with William who's visiting Japan from Hawaii for lunch. Crowded as usual, but we could get to the counter in about 20 min. In front of us in line were two Italian guys, also took counter seats. They were somehow in my eye sights, so I could see them exam the English menu, and order something directly to the sushi chef behind the counter. We're busy eating our sushi, talking about who's doing what, and the next thing I saw was those guys got California Rolls and some other rolls type of, no Edo mae zushi. I thought, hey, don't waste it. Probably they came all the way to Tokyo and now they're having non-Japanese (I would call) sushi that probably they can get in Europe. Try what I'm having. Or look around and see what the other Japanese are having. Maybe those rolls type is what they recognize Sushi is. Maybe that's what Italian Wiki says Sushi.

I read somewhere that the sushi that I recognize, which is Edomae zushi, is a minor sushi in the global market, and the main stream is those rolls the Italian guys ordered. That style is widely accepted especially for those who's not used to eating fish, the row fish. You can find Sushi restaurants almost everywhere in the world, although it may not be the one I'm used to eat.

Then the Italian guys left, off course without trying some other traditional sushi, then the Chinese tourist couple took the seats. The guy showed his iPhone to the chef, then the chef nodded. They got a plate of typical Edomae sushi, and busy eating, examining what's what. Off course I couldn't understand what they're talking about, but looks like they were satisfied with what they ate. Then it got me thinking, they're maybe sophisticated than those Italian guys in terms of information. China is closer, and they have more information sources, which are accurate. Maybe the Europeans still have some old myth type of information that we still have Ninja and Samurai, and the new information is somehow translated into something slightly different from the truth. Or simply they weren't into the traditional sushi at all, and they wanted to have THAT sushi rolls.

So, we discussed the future of tuna and crabs, we promised to catch up again maybe in Hawaii next year.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

For age above 3


For age above 3
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Electric guiter for age above 3 at Conran shop in Maru bild.

ブッブー


ブッブー
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Driving the car at the usual spot of Roppongi Hills.

Friday, July 23, 2010

uncle brad's curry


uncle brad's curry
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Uncle Brad cooked curry, despite he almost burned the kitchen (fire alarm went off... had to call the security company, the maintenance company guy also showed up to turn off the alarm.... the drama...), it's very tasty and the both kids like it!

おいしいね


おいしいね
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Uncle Brad's curry!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

ケーキ作りのはずが…


ケーキ作りのはずが…
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

She likes the cake dough...

まさと


まさと
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Mo giving massage to Masa on the floor.

水遊び


水遊び
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Playing water is the best in this heat.

いも堀


いも堀
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Getting ready for digging the potatos.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

おもちゃ


おもちゃ
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Play area at Toyota dealer while the grown up boys are busy talking about the car, Mo's busy playing with the small cars...

ブランコ


ブランコ
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Swing at the Toyota dealer.

自分で作りました


自分で作りました
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Sprinkled by myself!

ランチ


ランチ
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Lunch at Lala garden in Tsukuba with Jiji and Baba.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

uncle brad


uncle brad
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

赤ちゃん休憩室


赤ちゃん休憩室
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

New mobile


P2010_0711_131639.JPG
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Dropped the mobile into the pool, got a new Conrann design LG mobile phone. Testing the camera with Ton posing.

Friday, July 09, 2010

tgif


tgif
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

アイスクリーム


アイスクリーム
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Treat after vaccination against pneumococcus.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

七夕


七夕
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

You are our princess.

Ton's wish for Tanabata (July 7th)

Saturday, July 03, 2010

かき氷


かき氷
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Shaved ice at Shirokane Takanawa festival.

お疲れ様


お疲れ様
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Too tired from the fever which lasted more than a week, and couldn't help sleeping on the floor.

新しい浴衣


新しい浴衣
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Bought this YUKATA at Azabu Juban. Ready for the summer festival!

クリーニング店へ


クリーニング店へ
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Ready to go to the cleaner.

ぷはー


ぷはー
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

He found a canned beer and pretending he was drinking it.

Friday, July 02, 2010

ピザディナー


ピザディナー
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Mo still sick and left school early with fever, went to see Drs in the afternoon. Too tired to cook so we ordered pizza for dinner.