Monthly Archives: December 2017

End of year food:

One last ramen of 2017 And New Year’s Eve sushi! Not to forget the traditional soba noodle soup as last meal of the year. This time with duck meat!

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New Year’s Eve morning run with Gojira!

Did my usual TOHO round, but this time I actually looped around the studio complex and for the first time I ran past the main gate! And there I found a nice (albeit not too big) Gojira statue and this … Continue reading

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Of Steaks & Owls

Starting the day with a quick 8km in 40 minutes run (and yoga for Ritsu, while Julius slept in very long) we then took our very sweet time to get ready to all go together to Akihabara to check out … Continue reading

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Lazy Friday Mix

We had initially planned another mountain hike, but as pretty much every year, Julius catches a bug and kept coughing all night, so we kept things easy today. Starting with a leisurely slow jog with wife-y dearest to the not-so-far … Continue reading

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Shibuya at Night / のんべい横丁

Fun outing with long time Tokyo friend Patrick in Shibuya today: dinner, Mario Cart sighting, free DJ event with Tomoyuki Tanaka (FPM) @ Trunk Hotel. Patrick always has eagle eyes on music events in Tokyo and this one was a … Continue reading

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Julius: Dentist & Unagi

Our trip to Japan is always a good occasion to have a check up with the dentist for Julius, especially since we have not found a new dentist in Colombo yet. They did some minor cavity work and I am … Continue reading

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Super sunshine run to TOHO

In case you don’t know, TOHO is probably the biggest movie company in Japan and home of Gojira (Godzilla). I had already discovered that their studio is one my river running route last year. Today was a bit more mellow … Continue reading

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Another earthquake …

Last year we felt a 5.9 quake on December 28. Today’s shake was rather minor, Ritsu did not even feel it in the bathtub. But Julius & I did. Interestingly, before I could find any confirmation on official websites or … Continue reading

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Exploring Kamakura

As a one day trip we hopped on a  train to Kamakura today. Took us about 2h to get to this seaside town which has tons of old temples, shrine and a huge Buddha statue. (Here is a nice pdf map.) … Continue reading

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Train Sleeper

We are on our way to Kamakura for a day of temple / shrine exploration. And Julius, as the good Japanese boy that he is, immediately finds a comfy position and falls asleep! So much better than playing on his … Continue reading

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Early morning sunrise run in freezing 2˚C

Since we had a full day trip ahead of us, I had to get up extra early to get my running in. Which meant: no sun when I started and it was really really cold. On the other hand, more … Continue reading

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Akihabara Adventure 2017

It has become now a standing tradition that Julius & moi take one day to check out ‘Electric Town’ Akihabara. This way mommy has time for some yoga and we can do “boys’ stuff”. There is a direct train connection … Continue reading

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Morning Run between 2 rivers

This morning I tried a new approach to ‘getting lost in the Tokyo suburbs’: I planned the route ahead! Found a nifty app called ‘footpath’, and while it is not 100% accurate at snapping to streets (it especially seems to … Continue reading

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Xmas Day

Starting the day with presents, as usual. But boy, Santa is having a hard time with 13 year olds. Really hard to get some presents when even the young teenager has no idea what he wants (other than online game … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Day

For this morning I had something special in mind, since Sunday is classically my ‘long-run’ day, I wanted to see just how long I can follow Sengawa (technically it is only about 26km until it ends in the sea around … Continue reading

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