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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

Noodles

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.

HARUKA



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
with
Previous Office Manger - Tomomi~san.