Monthly Archives: December 2009

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3 – 2 – 1 – LIFT OFF!

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More Spicy Noodles / last night’s yakiniku

Why not end this year’s shopping where we have started it? Me and Ritsu went to Fuchu for some last-of-the-year shopping and to find this nice Ramen place again where we ate on 2/1/09. The place looked pretty much the … Continue reading

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Sunshinecity Aquarium

After our nice lunch, while I was exploring the stores in Ikihabara, Ritsu and Utako took Julius to the aquarium. Here are some pictures (soon) and video. Maybe Ritsu will add some text later, but looks like Julius had a … Continue reading

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Kushiage @ Hantei

There are still so many things in terms of food for me to discover. I don’t think I ever had kushiage (aka “fried things on sticks”) before. Definitely not in such a nice, old, authentic building. Based on our friend … Continue reading

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Ueno Park

Today we met with our long time friend Utako (who we had just seen when she visited us in Italy) and we had a very nice stroll through Ueno park. Julius discovered big fishies and lots of birds.

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Buto no kakuni lunch

One of my favourite Japanese winter dishes is buta no kakuni, which on occasion we had tried to make ourselves, but getting these nice pieces of pork belly is not easy. So I was very happy when Ritsu pointed out … Continue reading

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Watching Japanese TV with ojichan

When we are not out exploring or at the playground or Julius is spreading his arts & crafts chaos all over the place, he enjoys very much watching TV with ojichan:

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Random observations while in Japan

Everytime I am here (an this marks the 8th time within 9 years) I find a bunch of fun things that makes my mind run circles and I just have to share … let’s start with: What has Paris Hilton … Continue reading

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Shibuya / lunch with Mariko

This was the first time for Julius to experience the incredible hustle and bustle in Shibuya … we had a lunch date with Ritsu’s long time friend Mariko (who I last met at our engagement party in New York, like … Continue reading

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(Finally) seafood lunch @ Nakaya / Tsukiji

We have tried to get into this place several times before (2006 / 2008), but either the ‘no kids allowed‘ rule kept us away or the line was just way too long. This is in no way a fancy place, … Continue reading

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Long train trip back

Not much to report today other than that we checked out from our nice seaside place in Katsuura and took loong trains rides to discover Ritsu’s parents’ new apartment. For lunch we found some excellent onigiri at the Chiba train … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas

from the friendly staff @ Family Mart / Katsuura Our only late / after dinner shopping options where either the 7/11 or the Family Mart. We visited the later only once, but Julius was smitten by the staff wearing Santa’s … Continue reading

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More Japanese food porn

For our second xmas dinner we went to another recommended seafood place (sorry, if I don’t have names, I just cannot read them) and had some more gorgeous seafood. What I especially liked (and I guess Julius, too) were the … Continue reading

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Schöne Bescherung / Market / Fish / Beach in Katsuura

Our full day in Katsuura was packed with exploring this little seaside town. But first we had to open presents, all for Julius. He recently returned from school and was very determined that Santa has to bring him some Bakugan. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Katsuura…

… where the lady ama divers used to wear not much else but a loin cloth when they went free diving for food. But times have changed, and I digress. Door to door it took us about 4 hours by … Continue reading

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