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School Trip Day 3

So far only this one picture. Looks like they were surprised by rain on their climb up the Mihintale Rock Stairs. Finally he is wearing his all white get up. And always this hat!

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School Trip Day 2

Early morning bike riding (second image is from video, hence fuzzy) Then off to explore the monuments on Anuradhapura… petting stray cats wherever he finds them In the afternoon he finally changed into the white shirt we got him for … Continue reading

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School Trip Day 1

Julius is off for his annual school trip and the teachers are nice enough to share some pictures: Here with (maybe) some context: We left home at 5:00 to meet at school at 5:30 and the busses left at 6. … Continue reading

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I’m stretching here!

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Burgers & a movie

Happy Thai Pongol holiday: no school, no office. Julius wanted to return to The Avenue, they happen to make quite nice burgers in a fairly posh setting And afterwards we headed to Colombo City Center for family movie time. The … Continue reading

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Poya Day Beach Walk

Another day Julius does not have to go to school.

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Cat still alive! Happy to see us.

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And we are back!

We arrived safely, flight was ok, but my FA was … well, that is a story for another day. Let’s just say the way they use / assign seats with extra legroom is questionable, even more so the BS they … Continue reading

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Way home

Wake up 4:30, wake family up 5. Julius takes forever. Obachan comes at 5:30. By 6:05 we leave and get semi express to Shinjuku right away. Dragging everything to maranouchi line. Arrive at Ginza station right at the bus (elevator … Continue reading

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One final bowl of noodles

We checked, but Bakatare was closed, with no sign when (or IF) they will open again … maybe they closed for good this time. So we returned to Sei-ya for one last bowl of goodness. We opted for thinner Hosomen … Continue reading


One last Half Marathon in the cold

At least it was sunny when I started out and I was well on track for a sub 2h HM, but the last quarter became very tough. With the sun hiding behind clouds it got even colder and the icy … Continue reading

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The Boys explore Shinjuku & Cat Street

Text later …

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New Route: Chofu-Nogawa-Musashino Park-Mitaka

We had discussed visiting Musashino Park last night and I had started looking at possible routes for another family bike/run adventure. But plans changed, I went out into the cold to run alone, but used one of the pre-vized routes. … Continue reading

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Ramen Lunch & crazy shopping

Venturing into the city on Jan 2nd, the day all the crazy sales start, is not really recommended, but we went anyways. First we headed for lunch, which was ramen & Ippudo, a place we had tried before in SG … Continue reading

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Family meeting Gojira!

Long time planned and finally realized: while I was running, J&R chased me on their bikes This way I could finally show them Toho studios

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