I anticipated heavy rain at the time of commuting due to Typhoon 21; but there was no rain, just cloudy.
My subway was working okay with a slight delay on schedule.
My morning was peaceful because my boss is taking a week off.
Nowadays, I go out for lunch to get fresh air.
I had an Ankake Udon (a thick starchy noodle) at Seigetsudo Sabo (Seigetsudo Cafe), Ginza, Tokyo.
This restaurant/cafe is operated by Japanese traditional confectionery maker; the udon is Kyoto style and has delicate taste.
The place is quiet and I enjoyed quiet moment for a while.
After work, I went to gym.
It’s a quiet Monday after Typhoon.
Today, I attended my Uncle’s 7th Anniversary of Buddhist Memorial Service.
My mother’s side of relatives gathered to pray for him.
We miss him, but we were all smiling and sharing memories about him.
He gathered us in one place despite our business and strong Typhoon 21.
After the prayer, we enjoyed lunch while busy catching up with each other and moved to one of relatives’ house to continue tea party.
My cousin cooked home made gyunyu kanten (milk jelly) and pumpkin pudding; delicious!
Persimmons are harvested at their yard.
I love their fruit and vegetables because they don’t use pesticide at their farms!
There are alerts for floods and landslides for the area where I was and roads that need to take to return Tokyo.
It rained cats and dogs; however, I wasn’t afraid driving in rain because I know my Uncle is happy to see me and he would make sure to bring me back home.
I miss him.
I replaced Mom to accompany Dad to Tokyo Symphony Monthly Concert, Suntory Hall, Akasaka, Tokyo.
F. Liszt: Prelude and Fugue on the name B-A-C-H, S. 260
A. Schonberg: Variations for Orchestra, op. 31
S. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
M. Ravel: Bolero
Tonight’s concert was conducted by my favorite conductor: Mr. Jonathan Nott.
He conducted as if he is dancing at Bolero: energetic, passionate and rhythmical!
After the concert, we had Californian Cuisine at Wolfgang Pack Pizza Bar.
We enjoyed food and chatting.
Father-Daugter’s night is not bad.
There is good nutrition between skin and fruit.
I used to remove the skin of fruit, but today, I eat the whole thing, together with skin!
Japanese persimmons are still sweet and delicious with skin!
It had been raining, but rain stopped today.
According to the weather forecast, it will rain again tomorrow.
I’m so lucky to play a golf on the sunny day between rainy days.
On the way to the golf course, it was foggy.
But when we arrived at the Kasumidai Cluntry Club, it was sunny and nice.
The course is nice, but my skill for putting was off today.
I couldn’t win any prize today. Boo Hoo
But it’s nice being a woman; I get a nice pack of coffee as a ladies’ participation award.
It was nice to meet golf mates that I missed playing with.
Kasumidai Country Club, Tsukuba Course is highly recommended.
I would love to play here again!
Kanda is at downtown Tokyo.
There are many restaurants with history and uniqueness.
First, I had a Dotenabe (Oyster Claypot) at Suishin, Kanda, Tokyo.
This restaurant is a Izakaya type (casual Japanese bar restaurant.)
After this, went to Suntory Whisky Bar at Kanda, Tokyo.
This bar is an old fashion bar.
Many reserved bottles are kept in food lift. hahaha
I had few glasses of Highball (whisky and soda).
Downtown Tokyo is fun♪
My Malaysian friends supplied me these.
These were sourvenirs from my friend and emergency food for my friend.
For lunch, I had Brahim’s retorted food: Nasi Goreng Kampung with Beef Curry.
For dinner dessert, I had coconut cookies and Kacang Tumbuk (peanut crisps).
These are all ready-to-eat and delicious.