Monthly Archives: June 2014

Anual pilgrimage to Bakatare Ramen

Like many times before, we could hardly wait to return to Bakatare. This time they remembered us for sure and while last time Ritsu asked them to open a shop in Addis, now the talk was about getting a branch … Continue reading

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Shibuya

While Ritsu met a friend for lunch, I took Julius to explore Shibuya. Surely not his first time there, but he is not at an age that he can do thing on his own, he buys candy at the konbini … Continue reading

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The shortest trip ever to Tokyo

It used to be loooooong .. so loooooooong, but now with home being Hanoi, Tokyo is a mere 5h flight away, this is a total game changer. We left the house at noon, taxi ride was easy as was check … Continue reading

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Easy riders

We had a really hard time today deciding on dinner. With the impending summer trip there was not enough in the fridge to make dinner and we proved to very indecisive when it came to restaurants. FINALLY we decided on … Continue reading

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End of summer camp show-and-tell

Today was the last day of summer camp and I was invited to check out what they have been doing in the classrooms. Julius in particular enjoyed the science classes, in which they created all kinds of slime, and fun … Continue reading

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Size check

Instead of measuring tape (I used to measure him at a door frame in our house in Addis, and could not bring this door frame with us), I asked him to put this set of clothes on for a comparison … Continue reading

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Doggy

This little puppy now sometimes roams our friendly neighborhood mini food mart

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Happiness …

We often wonder how uncanny it is, that shortly after we moved into this neighborhood, the first (and maybe only) real Italian gelato place opens only 2 walking minutes away from us …

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Picture proof that sometimes we eat dinner at home

… in case you were wondering 😀

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And now we have a pet crab …

Anyone able to ID a crab? I am not sure what I got here, found it in our drive way. While we DO have some bodies of water close by, but if that crab really walked this distance (and why) … Continue reading

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Sunday lunch at yet another Japanese neighborhood place

There are just so many! The Japanese community is pretty big in our area and so is the selection of restaurants. We usually default to the one closest to us (since it is very good), but on recommendation of a … Continue reading

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Ride around the lake

Lazy weekend, not too much going on … in the morning J and I hopped in the pool and in the afternoon I suggested a scooter ride around the lake. It is possible to ride around very close to the … Continue reading

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Kaiseki-ryōri fusion at Daluva

The chef of our lovely neighborhood eatery Daluva comes up with a very special supper club dinner once a month. This time, in his words: “Join us as I take you on a unique thirteen course tasting menu. My personal … Continue reading

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Banana Bacon Sushi is back!

remember this?

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Lychee season

Late May / early June is lychee harvesting season as I am finding out for the first time and street vendors are now selling them left and right, the prices drop every day. The flavor is amazing and I am … Continue reading

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