Monthly Archives: October 2016

Movie Monday

Today and tomorrow are PTA conferences at school, so there are no classes and I have to keep Julius busy. Great chance to go to the movies! In the recent past we have noticed that the very expat friendly theater … Continue reading

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Halloween then and now

Happy Halloween everyone! Found this old picture, the only other time Julius wore his Star Trek shirt, back in 2011, age 7. Now it actually fits.

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Sunday Morning

This Sunday morning played out a bit differently. Ritsu was still asleep, but Julius was ready to walk and so we headed off. Thought that maybe the princess had worked late and needed some more rest. Along the way we … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

Bit earlier this year to take advantage of the weekend. The neighborhood party people organized this year’s trick & treating today. Just as last year there was a map and around 40 houses participated. Julius was very uncertain as to … Continue reading

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Tennis Make Up

Make up session for last week’s missed tennis (coach had a dr. apt)

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Remember that Mandela movie?

It has been nearly 3 years now that I worked as an extra on Mandela’s Gun, a new movie by John Irvin, which has been delayed many many times and now finally got a trailer! It says ‘coming soon’. From … Continue reading

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Date Night at the Opera

Another beautiful concert performance by the VNSO under a French guest conductor and a great duo piano concerto by Francis Poulenc. Quite impressive. Small side note: A year ago I was not able to close the button of this very … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … Ritsu hard at work

This shot is from a few days ago when Ritsu was holding a speech at a middle school on the release of a new publication regarding 10 year old girls. The speech was so well received that school girls came … Continue reading

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Another treadmill half marathon

Monday already I did 18K, no idea why I did not do the last 3 Then yesterday 15K … and today I brought extra hydration in form of more green tea .. and went all the way again. While good … Continue reading

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Celebrating one year of morning walks

One year ago, on October 24th, we picked up this new habit of waking up just after 5AM and get out to walk along the lake. Only pre-empted occasionally by rain (and more rarely by sleeping in / oversleeping) we … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past – Teenage Grandpa

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Sunday Bliss

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Return to PéPé La Poule

It has been 2 years that we had visited this Japanese / Italian fusion restaurant by the lake, with its very nice rooftop terrance. To be honest, we tried it twice and were never blown away by the food. The … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … on the soccer field

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Saturday Morning walk

I made it mandatory now for Julius to join our morning walks on weekends. He might be grumpy in the beginning, but once the endorphins kick in, he is all peachy and very chatty, telling mommy everything about his current … Continue reading

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