Christmas Green Wreath
It was our last official lesson in 2019.
Thanks Giving Day
I found a flat round plate and a wine bottle… Thanks Giving is coming…
I enjoyed arranging it and lunch with my class mates after the class!!
Today, it was the Upper House Election Day.
I thought I can go to the election venue, nearest elementary school, together with Choco for his walk.
I put him a bag and about to enter the venue; then I found the sign.
The election is at the school lunch room; therefore, pet cannot enter.
I had to return for election without Choco because I cannot just leave there.
Today, I took my flower arrangement class by taking a replacement class.
I met my old classmates who is not able to take Saturday Class with us due to her work schedule.
It was a nice surprise to see them.
I had a nice Italian and pizza for dinner at my favorite restaurant: PST Roppongi.
I also enjoy talking to owner chef, Mr. Tamaki.
He adds extra essence to his food.
It’s an once in a month flower arrangement class day.
I look forward seeing my class mates for chatting and arranging flower do relax me well.
I had a dinner appointment with my parents; therefore, I couldn’t stay for tea.
Dad wanted to go to Nihonbashi Kiyokawa for eel dinner.
We had our dinner at nice Washitsuka (Japanese room).
There is a small Japanese garden at the corridor.
This restaurant has 145 years of history and the building is 90 years old.
The building became Japanese tangible properties last year.
And we had this restaurant to ourselves only.
How exclusive and luxurious.
Food is also good; I started with Unagi (eel) Cola.
It doesn’t taste eel but it’s with eel essence.
I also had nice Akita Sake Shirakamisanchi,
It was a nice belated Father’s Day with my parents.
The school has closed in December 2018; therefore, we are arranging at Sensei’s (teacher’s) house.
I used to purchase flower according to size and design that I wanted to arrange at the time.
Today, there is a challenge that I need to scale, design and arrange with provided flower: type, colour and quantity.
To my surprise, I enjoy the challenge.
After the lesson, we went to Aloha Kitchen, Atre Kichijoji, Kichijoji Station for chat, soufflé pancake and drink (in my case, red sangria).
Wherever we were, it would be fun to be with friends!
It is Sakura season in Tokyo.
We will receive staying over guests for Sakura viewing over the weekend.
As such, I decorated house with flowers.
My Sensei (teacher) reopened flower arrangement class at her house, Kichijoji.
It’s a nice town and there are many small cafes and stores.
Kichijoji has been introduced on TV, but this is my first time to visit the town.
Sensei’s house is built at Taisho jidai (era); it’s about 100 years old.
There are many vintages or antiques here and there.
It was fun to arrange with classmates and Sensei.
We had tea time after the arrangement to catch up on each other.
On the way back to the station, we took a street where there are many cafes and shops.
Venetian Glass Shop.
Kichijoji Petit Mura (Village): there are a cat cafe and few stores.
We tried Sake sampling.
We had tea break at Sensei’s house, but it wasn’t enough so we continued at Mi Cafeto, Kichijoji Station. hahaha
After enough chatting, I took Inogashira Line back to Shibuta.
For dinner, we (Mom and Mom’s friend) went to have Hitsumabushi (eel and eel porridge) at Maruya, Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.
Hitsumabushi is Nagoya speciality; of course, this restaurant is originated from Nagoya.
We went one floor down to HARBS to get few cakes back home.
These cakes were nice: Sakura Cake and Mille Crepe.
It was a nice day.
I visited a new town – Kichijoji, participated in my favorite flower arrangement class, nice tea and dinner with friends and family.
You must be wondering what happened to my trip to Egypt.
Well, internet access was slow so I decided to go on digital detox and took sleep to enjoy my trip.
I returned to work on the next day I came back from Egypt and I had a pile of work waiting for me with a very short notice project.
I will try to share my amazing trip to Egypt soonest possible.
Due to work, I totally forgot about my birthday, 3 March, till Friday, 1 March 2019.
The Japanese sweet store, Fugetsu-do, reminded me of my birthday by looking at displayed Japanese traditional sweet and Ohina-sama (Dolls) for Hinamatsuri (Dolls Day) on 3 March.
I bought these sweets to at least celebrate my birthday because I had no plan on my birthday at that time.
I admired their Ohina-Sama at the store.
I totally forgot to decorate my mini dolls.
After I thought of my birthday, my friends contacted me to plan celebrating my birthday.
So sweet of them!
I started my Birthday Eve, 2 March 2019, with Spa.
I planned this before to treat myself.
I also sent Choco for spa and grooming.
I hope he enjoys like how I enjoy.
My spa gave me a birthday gift (chocolate in rose shape from Message de Rose) so I enjoyed it with a glass of wine.
I haven’t arranged flower for a while so I thought I should decorate a room with floor for my birthday.
Flower always bring me smiles.
I had my birthday eve dinner at Sushi Restaurant Sushi Ishii, Akasaka, Tokyo.
This restaurant allows a pet on Saturday night.
That means… Choco also joined Sushi dinner!
Though he didn’t have any piece, it was a nice dinner (for me for sure. hahaha)
On my birthday, I started with Brunch at Gaston & Gasper, Roppongi.
Of course, Choco joined me.
Choco was interested in my take out ice cream that I can make on my own.
I know it looks nice, but Sorry Choco, I cannot share it with you
At 3 pm, friends visited me to celebrate my birthday with a delicious birthday cake from La Maison and savoy.
I decorated mini Ohina Sama collection.
We laughed till evening.
I thought I would have a quiet day for my birthday two days ago; but it turned out to be a nice weekend.
Thank you my friends and Choco to celebrate my birthday with me.
I’ve been sick since 3 December 2018 because I was busy with work and private matters such as moving, hosting home parties and Christmas preparation; therefore, I get more sick.
I couldn’t stop coughing.
Finally, I went to see doctor for medicines because over- the-counter medicines, Loxonin is not working.
I was shocked to see the amount of antibiotics.
After taking medicines, I continued to assist Mom for table setting.
It was quite a work to prepare for ten but I managed.
After finishing preparation for dinner, I went to classic concert at Suntory Hall, Akasaka, Tokyo.
My parents gave me two tickets so that I can ask my friend to accompany me to kill time outside. hahaha
We had Thai for dinner at Kaaw, Ark Hills, Akasaka, Tokyo; nothing to do with Christmas.