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Friday, February 28, 2014

End of February

Friday Evening

28th February, 2014
The last day in February ........ we went out for Korean BBQ. 

Above: Gaijin love to eat meat. 
Below: A happy couple. 

Chikako-san serving out the food. 

Not only bbq but also spicy noodles. 

Four different nationalities, four friends. 
Yet another wonderful dinner together. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, 27th February

Thursday Evening
27th February, 2014


It is the "moving season" in Japan 
when people start to transfer about. 
School children move to go to university, 
employees are transferred to different cities or departments
....... the "new year" begins on the 1st of April. 

My student, Akari -san will move from This City
to Waseda University in Tokyo to study English. 
I am both sad and happy for her - sad that she is leaving
but happy that she will go to university. 

Good luck, Akari ! 

She gave me a present; I was very touched. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014


S N O W 

Northern Japan has gotten a lot of snow recently. 
Way too much. 

Here are some random photos which I took over the last week or so.


Sunday, 23rd February, 2014

We both had had enough sitting around so we decided to drive 
to Azuma Sports Park for a walk and then lunch. 

Demi-chan at Azuma Sports Park.
Notice how much snow has been piled up ....

Chikako - san chilling in the snow. 

An interesting tree. 

After exercise we headed for Denny`s on the West Side of the Station.
This was Denny`s Anniversary Salad ......how special is that, eh ?? 

We could see Demi-chan waiting patiently in the car park.
Again, notice the pile of snow. 

Chikako ate this spicy dish
while I ate sizzle-plate steak. 

22 Feb

Saturday, 22nd February, 2014

M I T S U N A - S A N 


It was Mitsuna`s final lesson today. 
She has been coming for 4 years or so

Left to right _  Mitusna, moi, Keina. 

I look a little fat, but I am not. 
Maybe because I had 4 layers of clothes on  ? ....... it was soooo cold. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Thursday night, 
20th February, 2014

Another surprise this week ! 

Chikako decided to take me out for dinner after work. 
We went to BUU in This City. 

We are doing Double Lent this year so we started on January the 18th. 
Which means, for me, no booze and no bakery products. 
Hence the mineral water. 

The food and ambiance were both so wonderful. 
We shared a happy evening. 


Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Wednesday, 19th February, 2014

I had a visitor this morning at work, 
and she returned with another visitor this afternoon. 

Left to right -  Chika, moi, Rui. 

Thanks for catching up with me ! 
......and for the chocolates, too. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Snow snow and more snow ..

We have not had much snow until recently.....
then we got a lot.

It never rains but then it pours. 

Demi-chan has a new snow coat.....

My gum boot plunked into the powder snow; so deep.

We had to shovel the snow off Demi-chan; hard work.

Is the coffee still hot ?? 

This City. 

Maybe we have already had enough snow this winter season.