Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Picnic at Arisugawa park and National Azabu festival

Photos here.

Such a beautiful day today, after papa went to check out Rainbow Parade in Yoyogi, managed to make kids leave the house, and we headed to National Azabu super market to get some lunch for picnic at Arisugawa Park. They had a festival going on, and had cotton candy, ring toss, super ball scooping, BBQ, etc. Ton made cotton candy, Mo scooped lots of super balls and won chips at ring toss, mama got lamb chop, and boy finished mama's green smoothie. Then we bought some lunch, and went  to Arisugawa Park. Found 3 of the boys used to go with to the preschool there, laid out the mat, and papa came over. Kids played a little more at the park, then mama head back home. Tired from the sun, though it was a good day today.

Video of Ton making cotton candy.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sacred Heart Family Festival

Photos here.

Joined taiko play from noon. Off course we don't have photos of the performance as we were playing.... Beautiful weather, kids enjoyed freedom of purchasing anything they want, came back with a huge bag of used toys.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wisteria in bloom at park

Somersault Mo

Video here.

Today's lunch

Lunch at Wamon with Zahra before they close at the end of this week. This is a photo of mackerel sashimi, which is very rare to have in Tokyo as mackerel gets bad very quickly you hardly can eat it row. Very good, off course, it melted like butter.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

焼き芋 Baked sweet potato on a street

After taiko practice, we could not resist scent of baked sweet potato from the truck. It's such a warm, nice treat on a cold day.

Usual breakfast at City Bakery

Too tired from yesterday's school fair, we head out to our usual joint, City Bakery for breakfast.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cherry Blossom Fair at TIS

Photos here.

After school, Ton came home, put her hula costume and did her hair, we headed to Tokyo International School for their Cherry Blossom Fair. She was scheduled to join a hula show there. It's the usual international school festival you can imagine which has the usual food booths, lots of activities here and there, raffle, etc., and familiar faces here and there. So, we got tickets, kids went off for purchase as they wish, some random shows were going, some complaints from the neighbors, cops appearances, we managed to have casual lunch of popcorn, Indian curry, lamb sausage, tamales, cupcake, Popsicle, etc. Then Ton and myself moved on to the rehearsal for the show, left Mo with papa. I had to help some new keiki with their hair and makeups as they were not familiar with the dress code for hula dance. It took a while to get on a stage, later than scheduled, though she did her great job! You can watch its video here.

She had to leave for ice skating right after the show, and we lost Mo twice, though it was fun.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Incorporation meeting with George and the team

Meeting with George, Jason, and Aubrey at Wamon. Wonderful dishes, too bad this place is closing next week...;-) Thank you very much, Monohm team!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Turtles in a pond at park

Such a nice weather they're having sun.

Azalea like burning fire

In Arisugawa Park.


三重紐を使った創作帯、しばらく。Kimono obi style called "momently".

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pasta dinner

Because the pasta we sampled was so good, we had to buy them and cook for dinner, along with Lodigiano cheese and prosciutto.

Sukiyaki croquette from Imahan

Snack on a bench. Girl had friend chicken.

Pizza from Pizzeria Da Gaetano

 Margarita and Napoli which had salsiccia & field mustard on top.
 They had the real mozzarella cheese!

Gelato at Italian fair at Mitsukoshi, Nihombashi

Boy had banana&mango, chocolate, and chocolate chip mint, girl had orange, chocolate, and chocolate chip mint, and I had pistachio and olive. Yum!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ice cream break

After came back from taiko practice, we went to have some ice cream because the weather was beautiful and perfect for ice cream. Boy had Oreo cookie vanilla and chocolate chip mint.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Here comes a kindergartner Mo

Photos here.

Started kindergarten next to Ton from Wed April 9. Lots of new things to both Mo and parents. More volunteer sought works. Shorter hour. Oh boy... please let me survive this...

Thursday, April 10, 2014


While his sister was at an English class, we went to Mamiana park and enjoyed the nice spring weather.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Beautiful decorated cookies from Thumb and Cakes

On the way back home from the parade, stopped by Yo's mom's store and bought these icing cookies, made at Thumb and Cakes. Too beautiful to eat...

Ohana Matsuri (Flower Festival)

The annual Buddha's birthday parade at Azabu Juban. It was cold day, Ton was freezing, Mo was napping. Photos here.

Snack time

Cheese quesadilla for boy.


On his mission at Tsutaya, Midtown.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Today's lunch at Nihombashi

Two kinds of sashimi marinated in KOJI on rice. Yum!

Chocolate Lion at Mitsukoshi

100th years anniversary edition. BGM was off course “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Rare sugar ume plum soda

Certainly the sweetness is a bit different from what it’s usually made with sugar.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Waiting for a bus to go home

Sharing a chair at the bus stop.

She bought the glasses with her saved allowances. This is to protect eyes from pollens and prevent itchiness. Also one of her friends got the same one.

Break at City Bakery

While Ton was at SOROBAN, abacus class in the afternoon, we had break at City Bakery. Mo's enjoying City Bakery Muffin.

Lunch at Pronto

Easy&early lunch in Shibuya.

Trying a massage chair