Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Year’s Eve Dinner: Te Maki

What a wonderful, hands-on way of eating basically self rolled sushi! All the yummy ingredients on the table and off we go. Julius had fun, but a bit of the hard time getting the rolling done nicely. In his words: … Continue reading

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One very last Bakatare Ramen …

.. for THIS year 😉 After some last minute sneaker shopping (which we combined with some nice long bike riding), we returned to Bakatare in the nick of time, before they would close shop early today. And oh, what a … Continue reading

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Longest wait for ramen ever!

We headed out today to try a different ramen place in the area … little did we know just how popular this place is: This line actually stretches past the entrance of the ramen shop, which has only 8 seats … Continue reading

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Easy Riders

Spotted those 2 while I was walking to meet them for lunch …

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Beautiful Morning

Not much going on in terms of photos and/or scheduling. Ritsu and I went out for a long morning walk again, while Julius enjoyed sleeping in. After 8km we returned to a small shopping center we had discovered recently (and … Continue reading

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Pizzicato ONE in concert

Another great concert event evening with Patrick at Liquid Room. 3 months ago he wrote about how much fun watching Pizzicato One live was, with many guest vocalists and instrumentalists (very much like on the 2 albums, found this one … Continue reading

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May the Fourth (bowl of ramen) be with you

We are keeping up with our ‘Bakatare Ramen every other day’ schedule and this time we came with Patrick & Tomoko.

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Sunny morning walk

I have kept up with our morning walk regime (while Ritsu wanted to sleep in the first few mornings and overcome the 2h time difference and not, like me, get out for walking at 4:30 AM Hanoi time) It is … Continue reading

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Perler Beads

This is Julius’ latest obsession! Even more fun than watching youtube. And he is at it for hours and hours! The below pic shows what he has created in the last 48h. This is also a good approach to ‘how … Continue reading

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Stop! Hammer Time!

As in the years before, the neighborhood community center did some rice smacking again, and Julius, initially a bit shy, finally also went for swinging the hammer! See also 2014, 2011 and 2012

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Santa is not done yet

Evening delivery of one of the last, late Xmas presents. Julius has outgrown his 1/2 violin, so Obachan got him a new 3/4 instrument. We missed about a week of practice (since Julius strategically ‘forgot’ to bring his small fiddle) … Continue reading

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More on food

As part of our annual winter pilgrimage to Japan, we also have to satisfy J’s McD craving at least once … so, at least we combined it with some more biking around lunch time. I have to admit that I … Continue reading

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Let’s make a Christmas

Random observation at the supermarket. The person who came up with that might have remembered ‘Let’s make a mess’ from school long time ago. Another good one was ‘Marry Christmas’, but I did not get to take a picture.

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Happy to be biking again

One thing that Julius really looks forward to when returning to Japan is ‘Rolly’, his bicycle (yes, he named it) and he has been on the road since we arrived, but since we only have 2 bikes, so far he … Continue reading

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Presents!

Of course Julius was up early (not too early) and marveled at the wrapped presents by the ‘tree’ and waited until both parents were up to watch him have fun unwrapping while singing xmas tunes (I was actually surprised how … Continue reading

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