Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sea urchin


年越しそば Soba before the end of year

2 of Jiji's friends made different kind of soba (buckwheat noodle) for the end of year feast as usual.

Apricot cake

Half of the apricot package is gone now!

Dinner date at The Nanxiang Steamed Buns Restaurant, Roppongi Hills

 Bangbang chicken 棒棒鶏
 Soup dumpling xiaolongbao 小籠包
 Water spinach 空芯菜炒め

Dinner date at this Chinese restaurant since kids were at their grand parents'. Yum!

Abacus case

Mammy’s winter break sawing project finished!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cup cakes for dessert from coto coto @UN Farmer's Market

 Chocolate cake with real mint cream from coto coto.
 Carrot cake with ginger icing from coto coto.

Cup cakes we bought at the Farmer's Market for dessert. Yum!

New headphones for kids

Dinner with Uncle William & Chiharu in Shibuya

Dinner gathering at Teppanyaki restaurant in Hikarie, Shibuya with Uncle William and his wife Chiharu, as they're back in Japan to stay with her family over New Year.

Farmer's Market in front of UN

 Bánh mi Sandwich which I was looking for. 
Sweet potato.

Ton's flue is almost over so we went to check out Farmer's Market in Aoyama. I wanted to try Vietnamese sandwich called Bánh mi, and it was awesome! We bought lots of goodies, too. Fun!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Prune chicken

Because we have lots of prune, cooked them with chicken together with clove, cardamom, etc. in the kitchen and it came out pretty good. Though, one thing we don't like about this is it makes us to go to bathroom too often....

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Traditional Chinese dinner for Christmas

Since Ton got Type A flue and we can't go out, we cooked gyoza for dinner, as tradition of Christmas Chinese dinner. Yum!

Christmas presents

Mo was so "pumped up" according to his word this morning, from the sight of presents Santa left on the table. He lists up what he got here, and has a little demonstration of Hot Wheels airplane here. Thank you Santa Claus!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Harley Santa Claus in Azabu Juban

Photos here.

Annual event of Harley and several big cars and motorcycles appearance in Azabu Juban. Mo was excited to see those rides, and had a bag full of snacks from them.

Santa Claus encounter at Roppongi Hills

Monday, December 22, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Huladay Show 2014 at New Sannno Hotel

Christmas party with Hula people. Mia and Harper came, too, kids got presents from Santa Clause, buffet dinner, lots of cakes, etc. 

Photos here.

A video of "My Tutu E" here

Ramen lunch

Carrot soup with Mama's recipe

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanging out at AIS

Last day of this year at AIS the preschool.


Santa Clause + macaroon = Santaroon

Mochi pounding day at kindergarten

Home made scorn for break fast

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas party at US Embassy compound

 This sake was a gift to President Obama from Japanese Prime Minister.
Went to help taiko team member to play at Christmas party at US Embassy compound. I had lunch already so I didn't have any of those food at the table...


Video here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014