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Kitten is OK again!

After some more visits to the vet, changing eye drops, trying to hunt down those eye drops in several pharmacies (island life!) and then administering said eye drops to the kitten every 2 hours … her eyes are all cleared … Continue reading

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Sleepy Cat

This is our most active breakfast / dining table … and Cinnamon is very aware that she is not allowed on it. But this time somehow, she was sleeping so deeply, she did not even open her eyes when I … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Long Run

So far I am sticking to my new running schedule and get a bit over 100K in per week. After taking Fridays off, I have enough power for a longer than HM run, eventually I want to get that to … Continue reading

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Good Morning දොන් ස්ටීවන් සේනානායක!

Today is my no-run day, but I still pass Independence Square on the way to the gym (where I go for cross training 😉 ) and I took this wonderful photo of the sunrise. Later I got the question from … Continue reading

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Double Run Fun (Day & Night)

Today played out a bit differently. Due to various circumstances I had to drive Julius to school today. Once there I decided to take the opportunity to do some more running that area and explore / rediscover the ‘hill’ route … Continue reading

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Julius’ Artwork

One of Julius’ xmas presents was a digital drawing tablet, something he had pretty specifically wished for. This way he can now get his doodles into his computer environment to pretty up for publication     Feel free to follow … Continue reading

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Tuesday HM

Though I did some running yesterday already, getting a feel for the very different climate, today I wanted to see if I can continue my new found affection for casual half marathons. In this ‘heat’ Good thing is that in … Continue reading

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Cloudy Eyes

It wouldn’t be a Happy New Year if there was not some cat-health issue making me go straight to the vet on the first day back. Somehow our new kitten ‘Pepper’ (yes, we are re-doing the Spice Girls!) got cloudy … Continue reading

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Long Trip Home

The day has come again that we have to go back home and things unfolded pretty much as usual: Leave house at 6AM, get on the train to Shinjuku, then drag everything to the Marunouchi line and get to Ginza. … Continue reading

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Full Marathon under 4h

This is what I had been working towards with all those long runs: trying to do a full marathon just before we leave. The weather was nearly perfect today (a bit chilly the first 2h, but at least not brutally … Continue reading

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Hatsumode 2019 – Shogun Burger in Shinjuku (public version)

Like the years before, we took the train to Eifukuchu to meet up with Utako and go for Hatsumode. I am always amazed to see how well Julius blends in on the train. Since I had already done a quick’n’easy 10K … Continue reading

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Fugu Dinner

Julius has shown interest in eating Fugu for a while now. The stories of the deadly toxic pufferfish must have been fascinating for him. And on the special occasion of celebrating Obachan’s birthday, we found a place in our area … Continue reading

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Ginza

After my morning run, which rather spontaneously turned into my second half marathon this year, we set off for our second visit to Sei-Ya for an early-ish ramen lunch. This time, counter seating, I was actually even more impressed with … Continue reading

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Hike Mt. Ōyama

Second hike of this trip, something we had already in mind last year: Mt. Ōyama A bit further away than our usual Mt. Takao. Took bus, train then a pretty full bus again: Until we were cramped (in very well … Continue reading

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The Boys take Shibuya!

Inspired by this morning’s run, seeing that some shops are open despite it being January 1st, I motivated Julius to come with me and go explore. We took the train this time, and here is another wonderful, very ‘Tokyo’ moment: … Continue reading

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