Sunday, May 29, 2016

Heart shaped gnocchi

Hula at Komazawa Park International School

Annual school fair at Komazawa Park International School, and Ton's hula class had their show there. We met with Kent, who was graduating this year here.

Photos here.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lazy dinner

 Deep fried pork sandwich dinner for boy
 Giant fried shrimp ONIGIRI
Bento from station for dinner

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Things we did with Cousin Dave & Sara and Uncle Ric

 Very first, very Japanese, grilled fish lunch.
 Home style sushi dinner.
 Introducing TAIYAKI to Uncle Ric.
 Ramen lunch.


We went to fishing bar.
We went to brunch at Captain Cook.

And coffee tasting at farmer's market.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bye-bye El Sereno

We enjoyed staying at you very much. Thank you.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fuji tiles done!

Welcome to our new bathroom. He's enjoying the very first bathing.

Thursday, May 05, 2016


To prepare for the new apartment, we went to IKEA for furniture shopping. Jiji&Baba plus Masa drove Ton and Mo from their house, and we met up at IKEA for lunch. We shipped all of the stuff and said good by to Jjiji, Baba, and Masa there, and took train back home.

Photos here.

Usual breakfast at City Bakery

Happy Children's Day

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Kyoto Day 2

Started the day with coffee and breakfast at Maeda Coffee. It was a beautiful day, we went to Murinnann to check out cool garden. Then one of my kimono friends were in the neighbor, husband carrying the portable shrine (OMIKOSHI) for local festival. So we met with them at Nannzennji, got a blessing by KEN HOKO. 

I made a reservation at Shiki Nakamura, a restaurant George introduced us which was on magazine. It was wonderful, how can it be bad meal.

We enjoyed some more city walk and took Shinkansen back to Tokyo. Thank you, Kyoto!

Photos here.

And Ren's photos here.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Kyoto Day 1

As kids were at jiji'&baba's, apartment was not ready yet, we decided to take a one-night stay trip to Kyoto. Started breakfast at City Bakery at Shinagawa station before our shinkansen, which was packed off course during the golden week. We made it to Kyoto around lunch, and we headed straight to a restaurant called Hafuu. I had a chance to have their beef cutlet sandwich, and it was amazing. Since then I wanted to visit and here we were. Off course the food was great, we ate without talking at all.

Then we took bus to Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum. The bus went by Kiyomizu temple and the other major tourists sites in Yasaka area, and packed with tourists from all over. They weren't aggressive enough and missed their stop... oops...

The museum was quit busy, considering high season, though it had a slow, calm air flowing and we could have a relaxing time. The dimness of Japanese old houses are very meditating and relaxing.

We kept walking the area toward Kamo river, and found a hostel which has bar and cafe, too called Len. Had a little break, and headed to hotel.

And we didn't forget to buy beef cutlet sandwich for night snack!

Photos here.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Checking out IKEA garden furniture on the street of Marunouchi

Took Mo with me to enjoy wonderful weather after separating from Ton who went to ice skate with papa.

Breakfast at Honolulu Coffee

 Smoothie for Mo
 Green tea flap for Ton
Egg Benedict for myself