Friday, October 31, 2014

Boy cleaning up


He was working on his craft project and started vacuuming after the mess, without anybody commenting about cleaning....! Amazing!

Happy Turn Green Tea Flavor

He bought it with his own allowance!

Takeru the Bumblebee

One of Mo's friends from kindergarten for Halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

School trip of sweet potato and Japanese radd at kindergarten

He dug about 6 sweet potatoes and one Japanese radish at school trip today. Cooked it for dinner tonight. Photos here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Break at City Bakery


 Green and orange juice while waiting for Ton.
Boy working on Minecraft....

On a bus

Heading to her abacus class.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Azabu Juban Halloween Samp Rally

Big crowd of people with kids in costume in Azabu Juban. Papa waited in line for us while we were coming back from taiko practice. Ton found a friend from school and decided to go around with her and her sister and a friend. Kids had fun and I'm glad we could say we did Halloween!

Photos here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Taiko at a volunteer event near Tokyo Tower

Ton, Mo, and myself joined and played taiko at a volunteer event organized by Hands on Tokyo. We called up Jiji for help as papa was away on business trip. Beautiful weather, Mo could played his favorite piece called "Echo of The Ocean", Ton did great job as usual, and we had other friends playing, too. We stayed after the show, and kids enjoyed petting zoo, cookie decoration, crafting, etc.

Photos here.

We made these!

Super fun!

Hello Tokyo Tower


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mo's sports day at kindergarten

Under a tight guard by teachers, Mo participated his kindergarten's sports day. He's been a problem to his teachers that he wouldn't join and practice as he was supposed for a past few days. At the end, he did just fine. Being pressured by his teacher, I have been telling him that if he'd like to join the sports day he had to join the practice until the end, thinking there must be other "not well behaved" kids in the class.

Lots of volunteering by parents and families, not only from setting up to cleaning up, but also joining the race, dance, etc., and my back and arms are sore from tug of war... Anyhow, it all ended just fine, and we had a lovely weather.

Photos here.

Bug Tai Chi video here.
Video of throwing balls in basket here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

BD gift free chocolate drink from GODIVA

It was a bit too much for me...

Latte from No.8 Bear Pond before taiko practice

Kids at Yousef's birthday party at Lego Land, and I headed to taiko practice, after getting this latte in Shibuya.

Brunch at Bubby's before papa leaves for Seattle




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Nishimachi Food Fair 2014

Photos here.

So, here it is again, the food fair. Ren started working on the kimono booth dressing up men's kimono from 8:15 a.m., I played taiko with Ton at 10:00 a.m. after a rehearsal from 9:30 a.m., Ton did hula from 1:20 p.m. after a rehearsal from 12:30 p.m., and I help dressing kimono to women in between. Food I helped cooking last night for Kuwaiti booth were gone in 3 hours. We finished cleaning up the kimono booth around 5:30 p.m.! Over all, we did great job, it was a lot work yet massive fun!

Ton's hula video here.

My dinner! Tabbouleh&machboos laham

After a long day of Food Fair at Nishimachi, finally I could eat the dish I was cooking for hours yesterday. Yum!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Finished cooking for tomorrow's food fair!

 Tabbouleh & hummus in fridge
 How many pots of rice did we cook?
 Onions, chickepeas, and raisins side dish
Machboos Laham (rice and lamb shanks)

Beautiful sunset

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day.

One day early brithday cupcakes


Thursday, October 09, 2014

Dinner with Will & Rie Yamamoto at Antici Sapori

Photos here.

Hear they were coming to Japan so made up for dinner at Antici Sapori in Hiroo. They got married a few months ago, and were in Tokyo to take care of her apartment, after visiting her family in Shizuoka. It's been more than 10 years since we'd met last. Wonderful seeing you both!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Lunar eclipse



It started18:14, then the clouds covered it up around the time of the full eclipse... We couldn't watch it till the end thought it was cool!

A quick break between school and classes


Cafe latte for me and French toast for the girl.

Today's lunch

十勝和牛ロースステーキ弁当 Wagyu steak lunch box

Monday, October 06, 2014

After the typhoon has gone...



Bouldering at SPIDER. Crowded with kids, off course!