Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mt. Fuji from Jingu Gaien

It was this dry and clear day so that we can see Mt. Fuji.

Purple malasada

Classic Car Festival in Jingu Gaien

After separating from Ton & papa who went to ice skate, we walked to Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery to check out Classic Car Festival organized by Toyota. Mo took a quick tour, he liked Mitsubishi Jeep the most. Then we saw a friend of his from kindergarten and that boy's sister with family. They walked around, played around, and saw those classic cars run away. Photos here.

Burger lunch

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cooking class at elementary school

Annual cooking class for parents at elementary school. Theme for this time was to cook vegetable pasta dishes, and the instructor was from an Italian restaurant called KNOCK in Roppongi. It was fun and quite busy class as we cooked pasta one after another in 2 hours. Thank you very much for organizing it!

Photos here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lunch at Ozaki, Azabu Juban

One of dads from Mo's kindergarten friends is a chef of Ozaki, a Japanese restaurant only open for dinner usually, opened for special lunch for us. How can it be bad? We enjoyed the food very much! Photos here.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ohagi from Hitsuji ya

Ohagi, sticky rice ball covered with sweet bean pate, pumpkin, white chocolate, and wall nuts. Macrobiotic sweets from Hitsuji ya.

Farmer's market

 Sweet potato!
 Rice ball, pork, egg, and veggie soup

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Art Exhibition at elementary school

It was open during the weekend for parents and family members to visit the exhibition. The display made it even look nicer. Good job! Photos here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lunch from sage & fennel, Hiroo

Tried a new food joint called sage & fennel. Soft and juicy roast pork, turnip, pumpkin, and carrot salad.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Break with Chibiz Coffee, National

 Baumkuchen break
 Decaf for myself
Ending a fun, long day with Chibiz Coffee. Kids even got candies from the owner!

Farmer's & Kid's Festa at Hibiya Park

Saw some thing was going on from cab, we walked over to Hibiya Park from Marunouchi to see what was happening. They had a farmer's promotional event focusing on kids. We went around and got some goodies, and took a ride of rice transplanter which kids hadn't been yet.

Photos here.

I want this bicycle!

Parked on a street of Marunouchi

Bear the Ringmaster at Kokusai Bldg., Marunouchi

Random Christmas (too early!) decorations in Marunouchi area.

Indian curry lunch with George before his flight back home

Kids busy eating, George trying to restart his camera on mobile…

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Junior high reunion mini

 My drink at a pub


 Chicken plate for girl
 Polpetta for boy
 Insalata for mom
Additional polpetta for girl. She loved it so much wanted some more!

Morning combo at Shirubia Coffee, Shimbashi.

Thinking of Eric who had to fly back home for his mom…

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Had a huge share of cake and we enjoyed it very much.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A castle Mo built

4 kinds of scorns

My contribution to bazaar at kindergarten.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Library at rainy day with friend

Trashing away batteries first...

Mo wanted to play with Luca, and I took them out for park, though it started raining. So we changed destination, ended up at library.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Boy reading Mine Craft book

Farmer's Market

 Bonito sashimi

Boys and toys

Breakkie with Uncle Evan at City Bakery

Breakfast with Evan as he was in Tokyo for biz.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Friday, November 06, 2015

Since when you can write letters!?

Mo copied book titles by himself. I've never thought him how to write...

Lunch with sick girl at Pointage, Azabu Juban

She had fever and cough was very bad, so skipped school and took her to see Dr. It took about 2 hours, and it was lunch time by the time we finished collecting medicines. Didn't want her walk too much, we hit a bread shop close by for sit down lunch. I totally forgot how this place got crowded during lunch. We got there around 11:20, and in 10 min, there were about 20 people waiting outside...!

Dr. prescribe antibiotic so that her swelling throat would get better soon, and her tummy is very loose now. I guess that means it's working. Hope she gets better tomorrow so that she can go to school, as it's going to be a open school day tomorrow.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Yachimata Peanut Butter

Local hand made peanut butter! Super good you can't go back to the mass production ones...

Italian Fair at Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya

 On the way home, went to check out Italian Fair. Off course kids requested pizza, and they liked grilled caciocavallo a lot. Yummy!
Grilled caciocavallo

YAKIIMO, grilled sweet potato

One of the farmers shop had yakiimo grilling on site. Oh, the seasonal happiness.

Gapao for myself for lunch