Monthly Archives: December 2018

Working on Backlog

I know, I am terribly behind with the blog. Too many pictures, too many fun adventures, not enough time, there was a slight cold bogging me down … excuses, excuses… So, for now I will just drop what I find … Continue reading

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Yet another ramen place!

Walk under blue skies to Sengawa for our lunch gravings. We had been looking around for other ramen places and Ritsu added some internet research and hence we tried ‘Sei-Ya’, which is actually part of a franchise. Quite an extensive … Continue reading

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Same Route – Just Faster

Not overly happy with yesterday’s pace, I went out to repeat the same course, a bit later with more warming sunshine, and a keen eye on my time keeping devices, scoring a half minute faster per km than yesterday. I … Continue reading

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The Boys take Akihabara

Got up early for a really cold 17K. When the sun is not really up yet, it is still freezing … But still a nice run, albeit a bit on the slow side. Home – Shower – and then it … Continue reading

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Bakatare, second chance!

After our first visit right after arrival and feeling that something was ‘off’, I wanted to give them a second chance, but unfortunately, I can no longer whole heartedly recommend this place! Don’t get me wrong, the broth is still … Continue reading

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32K Tamagawa Run

Clear blue skies and only slightly warmer (by maybe 2 degrees) than yesterday, I set out for a nice long run along the Tama river. Recently I found how I can connect easily from my usual Gojira route to the … Continue reading

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Bakatare – Closed Doors?

First time we went to Bakatare during lunch time, on a weekday, and find the doors closed, the shutters down … As I found out later, they now are closed on Wednesdays. (My Japanese reading skills were not enough to … Continue reading

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Winter Trip Day 2 – Teaser

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Winter Trip Day 1 – Shirakawa – Hida Folk Village

Knowing that we would be stuck on a bus for most of the day, I got up early to get a quick (and very cold) run in. It is always mesmerizing to see the same area at this wee hour, … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … 2 weeks ago in Singapore

It still feels surreal, did I really run 42.2km in scorching 30-32˚C and actually finished it? Upright? Still running? Well, my pre-order of finisherpix photos came with the HD video option (which finally arrived) and as it turns out, what … Continue reading

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Gojira HM – New Ramen Place – Violin – Supermarket Fun

Today’s run was supposed to be the usual Gojira loop, but then I extended a bit at the bottom, so when I got back it was already around 16K, which is only 5 away from HM, so I just added … Continue reading

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Lots of Running

Today I had planned to meet up with a group of local runners called “Namban Rengo” for their version of speed session, instead they do ‘hill repeats’ And since Saturdays are now my long run days, I simply ran the … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

In the afternoon we headed to Roppongi for Xmas Market and Illumination. Sunset these days is 4:30PM, so better go early to beat the after-work crowd, those festively illuminated areas can get crazy crowded. We arrived just when the sun … Continue reading

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“Get your SIM card” Run

It appears that my SIM card run to Kichijoji on first day after arrival is becoming a new tradition. To put it into perspective a bit, in places like Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, it is amazingly easy & … Continue reading

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