Monthly Archives: March 2004

Lazy day and more uni

After all those jam packed days, now a day of relaxation, blog updates and eating more seafood. Ritsu ran some errands (like getting her driver’s license renewed, finally) and her mom even went with her (on her day off) … … Continue reading

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Tsutaya, Lunch, Apartment and P5 geek gathering

When we woke up, the rest of the family was already gone. We enjoyed a nice breakfast and then went out for a stroll and some shopping. A nearby CD/DVD store was quite different than the big megastores like HMV … Continue reading

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Shopping Trip, Pizza and Izakaya (video)

We travelled quite some to find the biggest “Babies R Us” store around Tokyo. Since Fiji is a bit behind in terms of selection and quality regarding babystuff (our understanding is that all expats get their stuff from overseas) we … Continue reading

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Shopping for Babystuff

We just got back from our shopping spree at Babies R Us. After taking a train and then a bus (gotta love those super friendly / polite japanese bus drivers), we found a mall like complex where we shopped around … Continue reading

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Sakura, Ramen, Shibuya and Yakiniku

Today’s main events were a long morning walk in a nearby park to look at the beautiful cherry blossoms (Sakura) which are blooming right now. Sakura is a big event in Japan. In many parks you can see that in … Continue reading

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Visiting Atena

Today we visited Ritsu’s friend Atena who recently had a baby boy (Ritsu wrote about this before here, with photo). Cute little bundle … what scared me most was that after Atena said that he does not like men, but … Continue reading

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Arrival in Tokyo and Sashimi Feast

So, the rest of the flight was ok, the next ‘light’ meal was choice of lasagna or mini sandwiches. We both had sandwiches and they were ok. We landed ahead of time, while Ritsu could go through the “japanese passports” … Continue reading

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Flight to Tokyo

while I am typing this I am on the plane right now … so fun to have the computer as a nice diversion. We woke up early enough, did our packing, checked out and took the free shuttle to the … Continue reading

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Taxi ride to Nadi

For the first time, instead of taking one of those small planes to Nadi, I decided to try a taxi cab ride … the maths behind it is fairly simple: It takes 20$ and 45 minutes to drive from our … Continue reading

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Addictive Java Games

I love when I come across a good one of those little Java applet games … while earlier ones were simple and mainly about shooting Santa Claus with your mouse … new ones are getting better .. like Rocket Mania, … Continue reading

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US Navy ship in town

Today was a super rainy day, perfect weather to drive Ritsu to Nausori Airport. (She had to go to Nadi to attend some business thing). The drive is about 45 minutes and in both directions I met several traffic assholes … Continue reading

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Dinner with the Prime Minister

Took us a while until we could decide what we want for dinner and we finally settled on chinese at Great Wok. We usually can park right behind the restaurant, but this time some big Pajero kind of 4×4 was … Continue reading

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Is it a ghost? Is it an alien? …

no, it is the first ‘portrait’ shot of our kid. We went to a routine check-up today. We are at halftime now, 20 weeks done, 20 more to go. We tried to determine the gender, but 20 weeks is pretty … Continue reading

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Daikoku…. again…

We had dinner plans with Yumiko, a japanese colleague of Ritsu, visiting from Kuala Lumpur. For some reason we all craved japanese food and went to Daikoku (for me and Ritsu the second time this week). It was quite crowded … Continue reading

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High bloodpressure – hospital

I have been feeling kinda crappy the last couple of days (thus so few blog entries), but last night / this morning it got worse and I was determined to go see my regular doctor, but he was gone, so … Continue reading

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