Feeling Autumn 

September 05 [Mon], 2005, 22:17
The temperature in the morning seems to drop down a little bit. It's still hot, but not like a few weeks ago. I also noticed that it's darker when I go home after work. I told my friend about this, and she pointed out it may because I work later than a few weeks ago..... which is also true.


September 04 [Sun], 2005, 22:37
My darling and I started watching M*A*S*H a few months ago and are finishing up the first DVD. It would be a book if I start explaining about the series, so I linked to a guide.

In one of the shows, some Japanese music is played from a speaker in their camp. It was very strange to me as I thought it should be Korean music. M*A*S*H is one of my favorite TV dramas now.

Thank you, US mom and dad!!

Girls dinner at Kimukatsu 

September 02 [Fri], 2005, 21:56
I went out to for a popular Katsu restaurant which just opened. My lunch buddy was my dinner buddy tonight.

We waited in the line for 20 minutes or so (I don't remember well since we were into talking), and finally we got a table. The restaurant was pretty busy, and we shared a table with two other ladies. The table was meant for four people, but it was weird to see people we didn't know at all sitting right in front of us and having a completely different conversation. We decided to go to a cafe even before the food came. I guess we wanted to have a little bit of privacy.

As we walked away from the place, we found a lot longer line of hungry people. We arrived at the cafe and continued talking for a couple more hours. It was a fun girls' night out with caffeine, not alcohol!


September 01 [Thu], 2005, 21:51
"We are going to uncover people who died, maybe hiding in houses, got caught by the flood. ... It is going to be about as ugly of a scene as I think you can imagine." This is a part from the comment of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff. I don't think I have ever heard something described like this.

The only thing I've done so far is just to follow the news everyday. How silly. I need to find something I can do here in Tokyo. One of our US family members has been sent to the area as a National Guard mission. He is very brave as well as his family.

I pray for the victims of the hurricane Katrina.


August 30 [Tue], 2005, 22:23
How come they can make such a sweetened drink with 0 calories I've talked about that with a number of people, though I haven't heard anything believable. I guess I should google it. "Google" is used as a verb at home, by the way.

I can say that these 0 calorie drinks attract girls for sure.
What is the true story behind diet drinks??

difficult and expensive flight on Christmas 

August 28 [Sun], 2005, 22:07
We booked seats to see our US family for Christmas!!

A travel agent told me that many people who book their seats even before prices are set, that's why we can find only a limited number of seats available by the time airline companies release prices. I see. I don't know why she didn't tell me that when I first made the contact with her in early August. Anyway, we booked tickets with a price which wasn't too bad.

Researching what to do for our vacation is our next mission. We have 'having fun with our family' on the list now.

Shibuya at night 

August 25 [Thu], 2005, 21:30
We took our guest to Shibuya. I wonder if Shibuya ever gets sleep. Me personally, I don't like Shibuya much though there're some places we need to go sometime, such as the Vodafone store. We wanted to get a prepaid phone card for a pay-as-you-go cell phone. We have two of those cell phones since our first visitors from the States bought and left them for any travelers visiting us.

For those who would like to visit us from the US, Europe, or Asia, don't worry about your mobile . We have two of them ready for you.

Busy, busy, busy!! 

August 23 [Tue], 2005, 21:03
Ugh, it was such a intense day at work. I feel 'high' by working so much with my full concentration. I'm glad that I biked to work so that I could be refreshed a little bit by biking home. I don't want to use my brain tonight...
some people get 'high' in this city

Hang out in Odaiba 

August 21 [Sun], 2005, 21:50

She is definitely smaller compared to the one in NY. I forgot the story behind it, but I guess she has been in Odaiba for a few years. We didn't go there to check her out, though.

By the time we got to Odaiba, we were very hungry so we had ramen noodles first. I know many Japanese people love ramen noodles. I don't think it's healthy to have it often though. Another picture is the Fuji TV building which is very funky. I went up to the cube when it opened about six years ago. Really?! Has it been six years since then?!
Oh, time flies.

Azabujuban Summer festival 

August 20 [Sat], 2005, 22:30
My darling, our guest, and I went to check out one of the biggest summer festivals in Tokyo. It was packed with people!! All the sales people are friendly and tried to speak to the guys in English. We enjoyed buying food, eating outside, and watching the shows. I took some cool photos which I think captured the Japanese summer festival scene well.

lots of people and the Tokyo Tower in the back
kids tying to catch tinny gold-fish
eel BBQ
mini turtles and cute mini boy
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