Monday, September 28, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Moon cake from Starbucks in Singapore


New shoes!

Each kid had a pair of new shoes purchased today.

Branch at Gorilla Coffee, Shibuya


Sharing a hot dog.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Popsicle break at Paletas, Midtown

 Lemon ginger for myself
Chocolate banana for boy

I got watch!

He requested to paint it on his wrist.

Cannoli at Dean & Deluca


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Staying at Jiji & Baba

Went to stay at Masami jiji and Kazuko babas for long weekend. Mo found Masa's old skateboard, papa on a farm, using a little machine we borrowed from HONKE to plow.

Photos here.

A couple of videos:
Skateboarding Mo
Papa plowing the farm


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Birthday Dinner with Newmans

Happy birthday to Kevin! He and Kaito joined dinner at Ruigi's for dinner. 

Photos here.

Sushi lunch in Shibuya Tokyu


It was a first sushi after coming back from NY. Ah, the real sushi...!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Decaf Dreamy A Hint Of Chocolate from Red Thread Good

 Purchase in NY last month. Pretty good coffee.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mo enjoying foam on my cappchino

Meeting with Ton at The City Bakery after kimono practice.

Mo being a model for kimono

Kimono contest coming up in Oct., and he is my model for boy kimono. I have to dress him up in 8 min, on stage...

Monday, September 14, 2015

Turret Coffee, Tsukiji


Turret, a car commonly used at Tsukiji Fish Market, is trade mark of this cafeC. Pretty good coffee.

Lunch at Kamosho, Tsukiji

A duck specialized restaurant in Tsukiji called Kamosho. They have dinner course during lunch time without 10% service charge, given you make reservation in advance. Mmm, I want to try...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lunch at Farmer's Market at Aoyama

My Mediterranean fix from Papagaya Deli.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Hikawa Shrine Festival

Annual local shrine festival kids love. Mo pulled drum float and Ton carried portable shrine. This time, they had a few friends to go around with. It was hot though not so bad. Kids had fun with snacks on breaks and play area after the festival.

Photos here.

Festival time



Went to the old neighborhood for the parade. Kids both saw their friends, Mo enjoyed pulling/drumming drum car and Ton carrying portable shrine. They got snacks at each break, played some games after the parade. Ton even made trade with other kids and got what she wanted. She's got skills...

Friday, September 11, 2015

Lunch at Hibiki, Shinjuku

Lunch with a friend used to work with, catching up.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sweet sour chicken with peach

An old, sad looking peach turned into a sweet & sour chicken. Not bad.

Panini brunch at Bread, Espresso, &


Yearly check up today. Expected massive waiting hours, turned out, it went very quickly, finished less than 2 hours. It must be because of the typhoon weather many people cancelled coming in today. So, I went to have brunch about 3 blocks away from the hospital called Bread, Espresso, &. Their panini is good.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Boy working on his Star Wars number work book

He was not interested doing math at all, but coloring part of the work books I bought in US. I don't know the most of names of those characters from Star Wars, I can't help him very much...

Break at The City Bakery, Tokyo


It was a pretty bad weather today. Typhoon, lots of rain, sometimes really stormy. Ton went to abacus class, Mo and I waited for her at The City Bakery, anticipating her to come back safe and dry. She was fine as rain stopped for a bit while she was walking back to the cafe. We just took taxi back home before it started stormy again.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Coffee from Orange while waiting for bus




Good coffee in front of bus stop.

Lunch with papa



Today was a day off for Mo because he went to kindergarten last Saturday. Papa called for lunch so we went to his office first, then onto Royal Host for lunch.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Playing with Tai at Tokyo American Club

Tai was in Tokyo with his mom, staying at American Club, so we went to see him again. He was on tight schedule of meeting his friends one after another, and Mo and Ton wanted to play with him some more. Oh well, we'll see him again either here or in NY.

Farmer's Market in Aoyama



Went by Farmer's Market in Aoyama before taiko practice. Kids had pizza from food truck, and Mo liked ginger ale from Brooklyn Ribbon Fries.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Latte break while waiting for my watch fixed

My watch stopped 2 days before leaving NY, and I came to replace battery at watch shop in Shibuya.