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Monday, April 30, 2012

Dec`s 16th Birthday

Happy 16th Birthday to my younger son, Declan.
Born in Brisbane, 30th April, 1996.

On Sunday evening, 29th we held a party for him, albeit in absentia.

Above & Below: Chikako preparing treacle chicken pieces...... yum, yum.

We bought everyones` favourite - Sushi :)

 Above & Below:  Preparing the apartment

Above: Yukinori from Mito brought a bottle for the birthday toast.
Below: Yukie baked some walnut bread, especially, very delicious !

Above LtoR: Yukinori & Eriko, Momo~chan, Emi, Yukie and Chikako.
Below LtoR: Yukinori & Eriko, Momo~chan, moi, Emi and Yukie.

16 Candles on Dec`s cake.

We are looking forward to your visit very soon !

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Puppy Davis

Puppy Davis
from maybe 1957 or 1958.

Still in existence, obviously, and "residing" on the Gold Coast.
Ganbatte, kudasai ! 

Saturday in Sendai

Finally, I don`t work Saturdays anymore .... so strange.
Anyway, today, we went to Sendai
28th April, 2012.

 We kind of found a new food court there and had pizza for lunch.
Delicious !

Above: Afternoon coffee @ Doutor.
Below: Our plan was to go to Evensong @ 6 pm
however the Church was locked.

Above: But the signs says......... !

Some random photos of Sendai.

 We were going to Hanbey, Sendai for dinner however there was a queue.
We looked across the hallway, saw a small door, crouched down and went
through into a wonderful "cavern. "

From Okinawa - very salty, very unusual.
My first time and I really liked it.

We wanna move to Sendai !

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Saturday, 21 April, 2012

Early Spring.

We took a local train out of This City
to enjoy a noodle lunch.

 Food was great :)
Magnolia trees are blooming.

 Above: Sakura near our apartment.
Below: Night v
iew from our apartment balcony.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

New Food

In Sendai, I saw a new kind of citrus fruit which I had never seen before.


We also purchased some Queensland Nuts
and cracked them in our new nutcrackers.

 I know it is difficult to crack Macadamia Nuts ......
please try harder !    :)

Sunday - Easter

Sunday, 08th April, 2012

Japan is not a Christian country so Easter is essentially nothing here.
However, Chikako & I are Christian and so we went to Sendai
to go to Church there to celebrate Easter.

 We went for a delicious Italian lunch @ West Point,
which is in the basement floor, opposite the Station, kind of.

 After that, we decided to sample Golden Spoon for the first time.
It was great !        :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

JES Party

Saturday Evening
31st March, 2012
We had yet another genki JES party !

LHS - Left to Right: Toshiko, Akiko, Haruka
RHS - Left to Right: Ayumi, Masako, Tomomi

Special Guests:  Tomo & Howard
Japanese married to a Canadian. Vancouver-bound on 11th April.

 Left to Right: Yoko, Chikako, Takao and Katsuaki.

Howard, Tomomi and Sayaka.

Present Office Manager - Masa~san
Previous Office Manger - Tomomi~san.