Monthly Archives: January 2009

Hmmm, jerk chicken!

and big thanks go out to Tracy & Sven in Jamaica (and also Holger who acted as the drug mule messenger) We had run out of our favorite jerk spice mix and Tracy had tried to send some more by … Continue reading

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Dinner @ “Io e luna”

Last night we followed Ritsu’s boss’ recommendation and visited this ‘hidden’ restaurant near Alba. Since it had snowed that morning, the drive uphill in the dark was an adventure by itself. This restaurant has recently relocated (Website seems to be … Continue reading

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Inventor of the pasta sandwich

I think this was our 4th visit to Osteria dell’Arco and it was a very nice lunch again, this time we met up with Patricia and Malcolm, and while Julius was shy at first (he had been sleeping in the … Continue reading

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Water colors

Julius is clearly more of a visual artist .. spending hours and hours drawing … and it has been a long time since he used water colors at home .. but among many other things he produced this today:

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I like salad! (video)

It seems that Julius is finally enjoying salad. I have never seen him eating that much salad, asking for more and more.

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Meeting Megumi

Through Ritsu’s blog we got in touch with a Japanese family who also lives here in Turin and we went for lunch to Nishiki. As much as we liked the place before, after 2 weeks of eating Japanese in Tokyo … Continue reading

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5:30 AM … yeah .. jetlag …

Somehow this time jetlag is affecting me and Julius more … though westbound travel is supposed to be easier and we are taking our melatonin … but we both are very tired at night and Julius tries to stay up … Continue reading

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Spiderman .. spiderman …

.. should really lose some weight ..

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Nice! – first annoying task of the new year.

Yes, we are back in snowy-cold Turin. This morning I wanted to drive Ritsu to work .. and found our car like this: Don’t let the snowy awesomeness fool you .. that snow came down 10 days ago and what … Continue reading

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24 h of traveling back – at least we got to see Opa again.

Our long travel day started fairly civilized at 7 AM, we had 1 h to get ready, check out, buy some breakfast and catch the bus to the airport. Check-in was a breeze as I had received an online check-in … Continue reading

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Semi last day

Ritsu had a brilliant idea … The Tokyo airport is like 2.5 hours away from Tokyo .. thus, to get our 10:30 flight, we would have had to leave obachan’s place around 6 AM … and .. instead of doing … Continue reading

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Tsukiji double lunch punch – again!

Just like two years ago (and since it was too crowded a week ago) we did the double lunch thing at Tsukiji Fish Market with Utako again … and pretty much exactly the same way … We checked out the … Continue reading

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Rainy Day

Ok, one of 14 days of vacation in Japan in winter can be a rainy day … as long as all other days are full of sunshine. Ritsu was off to renew her driver’s license and me and Julius stayed … Continue reading

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Yakiniku

Technically this is the third time that Julius has been to this Korean BBQ restaurant in Sengawa. But the first time he was still in Ritsu’s tummy, and the second time he was barely 5 months old and was merely … Continue reading

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Lunch at Hakone Yumoto / Chinese dinner

Ritsu and I left Julius with obachan and took a bus to Hakone Yumoto, since they have some nice shops and we read about a good sushi restaurant. Along the main street are many souvenir stores, bakeries, a fish shop … Continue reading

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