Monthly Archives: December 2012

Playing Baseball

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Clubbing in Shibuya

Oh, what a treat. I have not been out clubbing in … since … like forever! … Also, around here, usually the parties do not really start until 1AM … on the other hand, the train service stops around midnight. … Continue reading

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At the playground

So great to have 3 parks / playgrounds in walking distance here.

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The ‘one night in Bangkok’ post is up

… now with pictures and links .. the written part has been up a while already … Anyways .. click here or scroll down.

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Akita Namahage Dining

Last night, for something new, Utako took us to a place which served typical food from the Akita region, especially a hotpot with Kiritanpo. I invited also my old pal Patrick to come along. Before the hotpot we received a … Continue reading

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Finally … a photo of the 3 of us!

Darn, have I aged … More about that tomorrow

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Making 餅 2012

Just like last year, the neighborhood community center was making o-mochi again. And this time it was Julius’ turn to smack the rice:

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Two new Firsts

Although I have been to Japan now like 12 times in 12 years, there is always something new. And today I had 2 of those: I have never been to a movie theater here before! So, today we went to … Continue reading

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Yeah, presents!!!

The first thing Julius did this morning was to check if Santa-san had left something for him. And later we went out with the one toy that did not need any instructions (everything else was in Japanese and looked rather … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays / Xmas / Hannukwanza everyone!

While enjoying a traditional Japanese christmas cake (from a French patisserie), we were watching a very interesting / funny program on TV. Basically a song contest for gaijin (foreigners). But all songs had to be in Japanese. Enjoy your eggnog … Continue reading

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Flight ET 608 – WORST FLIGHT EVER (updatedx2+finale)

on 12/21 (22) from Addis Ababa to Bangkok I have been flying frequently since I was a little kid, and have experienced all kinds of crap like delays, lost luggage, bad food …. but this one takes the crown. Yes, … Continue reading

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and now greetings from Japan

we had to leave pretty early this morning to catch our flight (Gladly, our hotel had prepared us very nice breakfast boxes to bring along), but BKK airport is SOOOO much nicer than Addis. Everything went smooth (besides the 700Bath … Continue reading

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One night in Bangkok

On our way from Ethiopia to Japan, we had a very long (somewhat planned) layover in Bangkok, which made me very happy, since I have never been there before. We even had booked a hotel for the night. Since the … Continue reading

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Greetings from BKK

We are on our way to meet the family in Japan and had planned a 12 h stay in Bangkok … Too bad that Ethiopian Airlines is terrible, the flight got 3 h delayed … and I will write more … Continue reading

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Bad weather this week ….

If you are on facebook, you have seen this already a million times … I think 21st is the day we are flying … that should be fun 😀

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