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Saturday, June 30, 2012











V.A. Comp

V.A. Comp

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Chikako has decided to enter the V.A. comp
Fusion of Japanese `n English cuisine. 
She submitted an entry. 
And another on my behalf. 

Simple fare. 
Interesting to see if it stands any sort of chance. 


Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Birthday Celebrations Continue ........

The Birthday Celebrations Continue .....

Sunday, 10th June, 2012.


My only day off this week ( six days work ). 
However that didn`t stop us from enjoying a Sunday Finale. 

I took Chikako 
to a great Soba Restaurant 
in This City
for a Birthday Luncheon. 

My favourite spice - 7 peppers. 
Yum ! 

Above: My lunch
Below: Chikako`s herring lunch 

....and this is The End. 
The Birthday Party has finished.  

Fun together. 

Much more to come in August ! 


Chikako`s Birthday

Friday, 8th June, 2012

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Chikako`s Birthday Celebration

We both worked on Friday until late, 
so no party celebrations, 
my gifts only. 

Above:  Six long-stem red roses for a beautiful person.
Below: Birthday cake. 

But....... Saturday ?
Well, we both worked Saturday too, 
however Saturday equals 
Birthday Party Night. 

WooHoo ! 

We started with a bottle of Yarra Valley (Victorian) 
Pinot Noir Chardy to kick things off with.
First time, and super good.

Then, I took Chikako to MURAKAMI sushi shop
in This City. 
Saturday was a rainy night, Tsuyu is starting. 

Above: The Starter.
Below: A shot of his refrigerated fish counter. 

Above: Murakami~san`s chicken was marinated in sake for 24 hours.
Sooooooooooooo succulent !

We enjoyed dining together here so much :) 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Start of June Blog

Start of June, 2012 Blog


Saturday, 2 June, 2012
Dashi Festival
This City 

A very special event this year 

Nebuta - a special inclusion this year ! 

The dog was a little disturbed by the taiko 太鼓

Above:  It was fun to bump into my friend, Akiko~san. 
Below: Maybe I should just stop trying to take self~pictures....terrible :( 

This is a beautiful flower I saw growing on the footpath. 

Random - May

May, 2012

Some random events

We were given a very early joint birthday(s) present
from Chikako`s parents. 

A new water-free pan - very interesting. 

The first culinary offering was a curry, which I prepared. 

Aoba Festival - Sendai City

Sunday, 20 May, 2012

We went to Church in Sendai City
Then we saw the Aoba Festival. 

The weather was wonderful
The festival was wonderful
Lunch was wonderful
I was with a wonderful person
Lucky me ! 

Chikako was imbibing with a little white wine before the procession began. 

The waitress, the folks sitting at the right of the photo - soooo friendly. 
Nice to communicate with them. 

Then lunch at a noodle bar...... just great.