Monthly Archives: December 2016

“Perfect” Fitness Year

2016 was a perfect(*) fitness year for me. I did not miss a single day of burning at least 1000cal through physical exercise (most of the time it was actually 2000, often even 3000 and on special occasions even 4000!). … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Family Dinner

Excellent sushi!

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Hiking Mt. Takao

Another day, another glorious sunrise with blue skies, another hike! Since we liked our mountain adventure from 2 days ago so much, we had very quickly decided to do another trip. This time to Mt. Takao, which is conveniently closer … Continue reading

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Lunch at きっちん大浪 with Patrick

Today we kept things rather mellow. We took the bus to Kichijoji where we met with our Tokyo friend Patrick at きっちん大浪, a tiny (2 tables with each 4 seats and 5 seats at the counter), typical Japanese restaurant, run … Continue reading

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Hiking Mt. Mitake & Mt. Hidone with Uta-chan

We got up quite early this morning to get ready for a nice day of hiking. We hastened to the train and met our friend Utako along the way (thanks to local data sims this time around in both our … Continue reading

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Incredible Sunrise!

We are off hiking today in the nearby mountains, so we had to get up early. And as every so often, I checked on the sun, and found this! Stayed with it for a while and took pictures of the … Continue reading

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5.9 Earthquake! We are ok!

I was brushing teeth when I felt things ever so slightly shaking. And when I came out of the bath I found R&J hiding under the dining table. Has been a while since I had felt one.

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The boys take Akihabara

It is becoming a tradition now that Julius & I do a one day exploration of Akihabara every time we come back to Tokyo. No matter how sleepy Julius gets on the train. After a short walk to Iwamotocho station, … Continue reading

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Boy’s night out at Bakatare

Today’s dinner at our very regular ramen place was special in that regard that it was just Julius & I, while Ritsu had been out all day visiting old friends and running errands. What makes this so special is that … Continue reading

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Julius’ & Ritsu’s imperial 5K run

While I was running 20K 2 days ago, mama & son did a team 5K. And since I could not be there to take pictures, I had to wait for the few official photos to finally show up: Here we … Continue reading

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River Run / Shibuya

This morning Ritsu and I went for a nice, long run along the Sengawa river. I ended up totaling 11km, Ritsu turned around earlier. It was cold and overcast, on the way back the was a nasty wind going. But … Continue reading

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Schöne Bescherung 2016

Look at his loot! Look what Santa brought! Books, Toys, Bluetooth Headphones, VR Goggles, a seasonal pug shirt, a very handy German-Japanese dictionary and much much more! Kid is very happy! Otherwise the day had a lot of walking, some … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Family Dinner

Lots of fresh sashimi for making temaki followed by hands on xmas cake making. What a lovely evening. Always so nice to spend the holidays here in Japan.

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20K around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Even before the half marathon 2 weeks ago, Ritsu had found us this wonderful run around the Imperial Palace.   It is a very popular 5K loop which gives several options, like starting with a 5K parent-child fun run, for … Continue reading

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Breakfast

Today we combined morning walk with breakfast and returned to Komeda’s Coffee House, which is part of a mall we had only discovered last year. When you order a hot drink, you get a nice, big piece of toast, butter … Continue reading

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