Category Archives: Travel

Rest of Singapore Trip Day 3

After this exhausting morning, a nice long shower and a bit of rest, this was my awesome lunch: We found that most hawker centers have a stall for ‘3 veggies with rice or noodles’ buffet. So I got okra, broccoli … Continue reading

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East Coast Park Half Marathon

Got up very early at 5:40AM to leave just after 6 for a nice long run in East Coast Park. Some of it I ran last December for the marathon and some I biked with Julius 4 years ago. But … Continue reading

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Singapore Trip Day 2

This morning I was joined by my lovely wife for a mellow 5K sight seeing jog: While I was enjoying my dentist adventure, J&R went out to the Gardens by the Bay and explore the Cloud Forest … … as well … Continue reading

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Food …. Food Everywhere!

Can’t go hungry here. So many choices. Everywhere! Big selection of Japanese food places! And surprisingly we see hardly any obese people.

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Dentist

What I have seen / experienced in SL so far when it comes to dental care did not fill me with confidence … so I made an appointment here while on vacation. And it turned out to be a much … Continue reading

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First full day in SG

Starting at 7AM with a nice 10K run. Some I’ve done before, some was new, like finding my way back by taking a staircase to get over the ECP / Benjamin Sheares Flyover (there is a ‘future pedestrian bridge’ planned … Continue reading

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Off to Singapore

Leaving home early 5:30 to get to VIP lounge at 6:30, boarding at 7 and lift off at 7:30 Easy, no issue flight, Lunch was fish curry, milk rice, seeni sambol. We arrive on time. Collect luggage, get SIM / … Continue reading

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Spring Break

And we are off for a bit and I know we will have way too many adventures with too many pictures and too little time to keep up with blogging … well, I will try …

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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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