owling9 michinoku 2017

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Welcome to Monday morning
18th July, 2011
It`s early, early early ......  

Asahi: a beautiful sunrise this morning from the East, obviously. 

And Mr. Dragonfly .... Tombo_san, came to bid me a Good Morn 
on the balcony.  

Enjoy your day, my new little friend. 


On a  hot, sultry Sunday night in Japan,
on the 17th day of July, 2011,
we shared a lazy dinner down by the Abukuma River,
 which winds its way through This City. 

 Chikako, setting up the picnic table, etc. 

 Above: My photography isn`t so great :( 

Below: God,  I look like my late Father; so much so ! 

Marinated chicken with lemon .... yum.  

Blood Grapefruit.... also yum. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

4061: 1963

15 July, 1963 - ongoing. 
But soon to go, apparently .... 

 17 D`A

48 years ago ! 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 9th

Saturday Night
9th July, 2011

We went out for a post-working week drink. 
This City. 

 A belated birthday gift from Bryan-Sensei. 
Thanks, Texan. 
Tasted great ....  


*               * 
Altair        Vega

 T  A  N  A  B  A  T  A 


My favourite festival in Japan; what a wonderful love story ! 

I wish .... 
My wish is ... 

 Above: My wish for the people of Tohoku
Those people who have stayed here, not flown away to different places

Below:  Masa, describing his Tanabata wish.

May your dreams come true ..... 

Gaijin say:  Be careful what you wish for
                         Because you might just get it !  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Golden Bear

And a bottle of  South African MERLOT
from sisters, Hiromi & Kiyomi. 
Thanks ! 

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 5th

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

ThanXX to my wonderful Lover 
for my suprise present today ! 
 I cannot imagine Life without you.  

Big Box from Yamato magically arrived ! 
Hack it open to reveal the treasure within. 

A beautiful spray of orchids. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wild Goose Chase

Wild Goose Chase

 Monday Morning, July 4th, 2011
This Apartment 

The Penultimate Day * 

 They look delicious - pepper `n peanuts.

 Present #2 -  Great ! 

Hai !  

 This box wasn`t in the closet last night  ?! 
I will have to wait until later to open it. 

LOL.... ThanXX for the exercise. 
Here, there, everywhere !  

And Sagawa have thoughtfully just delivered a box for me ! 
Have to wait until tomorrow though .... 

I`ll shake it a bit.... see if it rattles.  :)  

Flat Fish

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kimi flies the coop !

Saturday Evening
July 2nd, 2011
Chameleon Restaurant
This City

Kimi is returning to Hawaii to live, 
so we took her out for dinner. 
What a wonderful friend she is ! 
We will miss you, Kimi_san .... 

Chikako tried some Sherry -  there`s Sherry and then there`s Sherry. 
This was Sherry  :(      LOL  

Food was good, though !  

Even for a Banana Bender like me it was sweltering hot .... 
Sticky hair, sticky skin, sticky all over. 
It`s gunna be a loooooooooooooong Summer, methinks.  

And we wandered back about 2.15am ; there was even more endless chit chat between the girls. 
How women can talk  !