Monthly Archives: July 2005

Izakaya

For dinner we tried a neighborhood izakaya place. The setup was really sweet. To maximize seating space, one half of the room was divided in 2 floors, neither high enough to stand, but very cozy to sit on the floor … Continue reading

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Ginza around the clock

The day started early with a walk with Julius and I thought it would be nice to take pictures of the main stretch in Ginza at different times of the day. It was still a bit rainy in the morning, … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: I love Apple Store

Just like home: lots of computers to play with. Staying in Ginza, the Apple store was always on our route somehow. A great place to check email for free, but also tempting to buy another neat little gizmo. What was … Continue reading

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Still not really online

Writing again from the apple store in ginza (holding Julius in one arm, so forgive typos). But here at least a little text rundown of what we have been up to. 2 nights ago we had the great idea that … Continue reading

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Dinner and neighborhood summer festival

For dinner tonight we met again with Utako and went to a place that specializes on pork. We had shabu shabu, some ‘grill it yourself’ pork slices, very nice eggplant, those tiny fried fish and other nice things. Julius behaved … Continue reading

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online problems

Hey people, sorry for the lack of updates, but we have some online problems. I am posting from the apple store right now, with Julius danggling over the keyboard. I guess I will post all updates once we get back … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: Lunch at Negishi

Lots of shopping fun in Kichijoji. There is a big shopping mall, very similar to the one we visited in Osaka some time ago. We came by a place Ritsu remembered as being a specialty restaurant for tongue. But it … Continue reading

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Kichijoji at 6 AM

This morning I walked around with Julius in Kichijoji. Usually a pretty lively area, but at 6 AM it is still very sleepy and quite interesting: sunrise atmosphere, homeless people, leftover party people (one of them sleeping on the sidewalk), … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: Visiting friends

Today Julius and Ritsu went to visit a friend who has a baby girl in Julius’ age. And they returned with some nice pictures. Maybe Ritsu will add some more detail later.

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Night Out: Okinawa style food and izakaya

Last night we went out to Shinjuku to meet with Ritsu’s old school friend Utako and with Dave, an online pal who wrote the spamfilter I am using for this blog, which also got him into the Fiji Times. Uta-chan … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: Music Lover

It is no secret that Julius is a total music freak … he wobbles and now dances around as soon as he hears music. He rather enjoys the ‘grown up’ stuff over typical kiddie music … These days he has … Continue reading

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Japan Trip#4 Day#7: Lunch at Bikuri Sushi

This is becoming a regular thing on our Japan trips. For one because it is close to our house, but also because the food is always good. We have been there a few times before (here, here, here and here). … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: Yippie, another staircase!

Julius was very happy to find that his grandparents’ house alsa has a staircase for him to work out on. This staircase is much steeper than ours at home, but he can manage it just fine.

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Japan Trip#4 Day#6: Shopping and Lunch in Tachikawa

The weather today was very nice, still a bit humid, but blue skies and no rain. And that while we are being passed by a typhoon (well, now downgraded to a tropical storm). Ritsu and I went to Tachikawa for … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: Pick up, please

While mom and grandma were cooking … Yes, he can be very demanding.

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