Category Archives: Travel

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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StupaVaganza in Anuradhapura

I am in Anuradhapura at the same time that Julius is here with his school trip, and there is a story behind this, and later, when I have time, I will try to do a write up about this fantastic … 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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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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Sunday long run / Bakatare

My 3rd full marathon and second this year. Also second along Tama river, but this time I headed south, nearly all the way to Haneda airport. The last 4K were a bit iffy, but still kept my average at/below 6min/k … Continue reading

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Ooops, we did it again!

So, Bakatare is still alive and kicking, but with the same issues we had noticed last year: mainly the strong pork smell upon entering! But after 2 minutes the nose gets used to this. Yes, the place has a run … Continue reading

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We reached the top of Mt. Takao!

Live blogging! 11:35AM – we reach the top! Not too crowded and Mt. Fuji not yet covered in clouds, but also not that easy to spot / take pictures of. A Boy & his mountain 😉  Lunch: Leftover cutlets from … Continue reading

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Long Run & Akihabara

Up at 6:45 get ready start running at 7:55am @ 3C temperature. Down to Tama river and then along for a total of 32km (20Miles) There’s a marathon coming up end of January, but I am still undecided if I … Continue reading

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Vegan Lunch

This morning the weather was back to cold & gloomy, hence I kept my run to an ‘easy’ 40 minutes. And then we were off together to find a small cafe / restaurant by Tama river, which offers daily changing … Continue reading

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Live Music at a Hat Shop?

It has been a while that I met up with Patrick to listen to some live music. Sometimes it just works best when things are rather spontaneous, like in this case. Two days ago he told me about a mini-live … Continue reading

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Julius Dance Class

A while ago Julius voiced interest in hip-hop themed dance classes and Ritsu found a place in Shinjuku that offers trial lessons. So, we all set off to get there today, but once we found the place I moved on … Continue reading

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And back on the Curry Express

Time flies and our short vacation is already over again. Boarding a plane back to Sri Lanka comes with the expected cattle chaos: shoving, pushing, fighting for space for (way too much) carry-on luggage, not understanding the concept of assigned … Continue reading

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Spectra – A Light & Water Show

Every evening a free spectacle at the Marina Bayfront at 8PM sharp! It is very much recommended to show up early to get good seats. Starting off with some rumbling sound and green lasers This family had the audacity to … Continue reading

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Jungle Hike

What a fun way to spend 3h / 10km. Up in the trees. With the monkeys.

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