Saturday, May 31, 2014

Blue Impulse




The Blue Impulse flight team from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force performed aerobatics in the sky overhead in Tokyo in 50 years, as a farewell to National Studio Japan (Kokuritsu Kyogijo).

Hanging out at Ark Hills before papa's departure





Play date at Niko Niko Park

2nd graders got together at Niko Niko Park in Jingu this afternoon. Had fun, then moved on to a dinner, too.

Photos here.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Komazawa Park International School Festival

As a member of hula class, Ton joined a hula show at Komazawa Park International School on its school fair on Sun May 25. It's a small and tiny, family type international school with green in a suburb. 

She danced "Do The Hula" in a shiny blue hula outfit. 

The rest of the show, we, as you can imagine, enjoyed variety of food from around the world, and enjoyed meeting up with some old faces.

Photos here.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company

Because we did great today at sports day, we deserve good cookies which we won at the hula party. Yum!

Ton & Mo's Sports Day

Wonderful weather today, we packed our lunch, headed to elementary school for its and kindergarten's sports day. Both of them did their best in this heat!

Photos here.

Mo's bug dance video here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Brunch at Sawamura, Hiroo

Finished work earlier than expected, I decided to have a little break.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Going home in a rain together

Strange weather today. Rained on and off, thunder and lightning came along, sometime you see blue sky but heavy rain. Sis and bro shared an umbrella to go home.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bicycle Mo


Belated birthday gift from Masami jiji and Kazuko baba. He did not leave this bicycle at the shop and jiji didn't want to disappoint him just bought this one. He can already ride bicycle and here are a couple of videos: 1 and 2.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

鍔模様の帯 Sword guard pattern kimono belt


Mobbed at Sanja Festival in Asakusa


Kimono contest


Participated a kimono contest of my kimono school today. Did my hair early in the morning, and I could manage dressing myself in 7 min which was the max allowed to everyone joining this section. Phew! This black kimono is called KURO TOMESODE, with a double layered belt called NIJU DAIKO, This is the formal kimono for married women.

Potato mashers

This random art looks to me just a bunch of potato mashers....

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kung Fu Mo in the air

Mo taking poses of kung fu in the air while Shu holds him. Short video here.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kids' dinner table

Pizza dinner after a play date.

Nishimachi Flea Market


We had a taiko performance at the opening of Nishimachi Flea Market. This time Yousef&Ghalia along with their mom&grandma joined, so Mo decided to join, too.

After the show, kids enjoyed shopping, Ton bought a purple dress with a pair of purple gloves, and Mo a transformer-ish robot toy. Nice weather with familiar faces around, it was a fun day.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Relaxing Friday evening

Lazily watching TV.

Labeling name on water color set

New water color set for her art class arrived. Off course you must put name on everything, and now she can put her own name labels.

Break while waiting for rain to stop

Escaping from so called guerrilla rain a few minutes after hearing the sky rumbling and thunder lightning.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mo's 5th birthday

Photos here.

As Miri was in town, we asked her to make his birthday cake as usual. This time his request was Nankai Rapito, a blue train looks like a robot face on the first train.

Ton invited the brothers from down stairs for the cake before dinner.

He was happy to have lots of lego cars for his birthday gifts, too!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

May Day Lei Day Hula Party

Photos here.

Ton's hula class was having a lunch party at New Sanno Hotel. She was very happy to see some of her old class mates, and danced hula a few times, in between lunch and cakes. Then, we won the first prize of lay as a family! I made ribbon lays for all of us, plus Ton and Mo was beaming the instructors the entire time to call their names for the first prize. Fun fun fun!!

Double swings

Video here.

Boy won another bubble gum

This slit came with a bubble gum says "hit". He was so happy he won another gum! Off course he spent his own allowance to buy the first one.

Friday, May 02, 2014

A new friend, Fukka chan


Fukaya city, which is famous of long onion, has an image character called Fukka chan. Mo loves his new friend.

Dinner at usual Saizeriya

Recent kids' favorite restaurant for an early dinner after dentist check up. Both of them don't have cavities! Though Riku's front tooth is turning its color, probably caused by nerve damaged when he hit it really hard and bled a few month ago. Oops....

Tandem swing

Video here. Ton and Mo on a swing.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

鯉のぼり Flying carp

Made it at kindergarten today. And my teacher didn't appreciate my list bands fashion...