Posted in Choco-chan, Cooking, Feelings, Food, Friends, Health, Mt. Fuji, Restaurants, Shopping, Tokyo

Saturday Quest

I woke up at 6 am.

Poor Choco, he couldn’t have his morning walk because I had a list of quests for organizing a birthday for my friend today.

– Clean

– Decorate rooms for Halloween

– Cook lunch

It was a challenging day because I had a dentist appointment at 9:30 am in Roppongi so I had few hours to complete the above.

Furthermore, I also had chiropractics/massage appointment at 11:30 am – 12:50 pm in Ebisu.

My friends are scheduled to arrive at 1:30 pm.

Between dentist and chiropractic/massage appointment, I had 45 mins gap.

I decided to have a break at Starbucks by using a complementary ticket which I received it when I purchase a tumbler.

I had a Halloween Red Night Frappuccino.

This time, I learned that it’s difficult to enjoy Frappuccino by this thin tumbler.

I struggle to mix the flavors and to get white chocolate brownies. hahaha

After I finish my chiropractics/massage, I quickly returned home to receive friends at 1:30 pm.

I prep lunch so that I can cook to serve warm food when I receive them.

We sang birthday song and enjoyed a cake from Ogawaken Shimbashi • Meguro.

It was a lovely day.

I took Choco for a long walk in the evening.

Posted in Feelings, Food, Friends, Health, Japanese Food, Restaurants, Tokyo

Dinner at Tsukiji no Sakanaya, Ginza

Last night, we went out for a dinner after the meeting.

We didn’t have any restaurant in particular so we started walking to a busy street.

On the way, he spotted a restaurant.

I couldn’t imagine how the restaurant is because the restaurant is located in the basement so I could not see from the street.

When I entered, I was surprised.

It was still early, before 6, but the restaurant was already occupied.

The restaurant name is Tsukiji no Sakanaya meaning Tsukiji Fish Shop.

The restaurant is operated by a seafood wholesale company that even supplies to department stores.

All dishes are so nice, not only seafood but also vegetables.

I didn’t take any photos of food because it was my first time dining with them; however, I can assure that food is nice.

I even enjoyed talking to them.

Both of them are so cheerful.

One shared he had a surgery by Davinci (Hi-Tech operation machine) recently.

He gets after affect, but he is willing to cope with it by making it as a joke.

Another, he also had a surgery in the past.

Both of them laugh about it and live with it.

I witnessed the effectiveness of laughing.

They continued the life is once. We will live. If we are going to live, better have fun.

Wow they were like two characters from the Bucket List that I just watched on Sunday.

I’m glad I joined a dinner.

I together laughed with them.

Posted in Beauty, Feelings, Friends, Health

Mindfulness

Recently, I was recommended to practice mindfulness.

I have been knowing about this but I was not interested to learn about it.

Today, yes, I do feel weak and I’m interested in mindfulness.

In a way, I consider writing the blog is my way of mindfulness.

Originally, I started to blog to improve my English writing skill and to find one thing that makes me happy,, inspiring, thinking, etc. in a day.

This is the moment to think back of my day.

I usually love to watch an action movies.

Today, I watched “the Bucket List”.

I have more years to live (hopefully)…. however, I don’t need to wait till last moment to try things.

Perhaps, I can list down my bucket list.

These can be simple things such as laugh hard till I cry like mentioned in a movie.

Posted in Daily Life, Experience, Feelings, Tokyo

Typhoon 19

Typhoon 19 hit Tokyo area on 12 October 2019 at 9 pm.

This typhoon damaged a wide area by causing floods, black outs, etc.

Public transportation operators such as train (JR), metro, flights, etc announced to suspend its operation and store also announced its closure on 12 October 2019 in advance.

This is a new exercise in Japan to avoid creating unnecessary weather refugees.

There are many people affected by this large scaled typhoon.

I hope they can get their normal life back soon.