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Lunch at Ginza Espero

I had a Spanish food for lunch at Ginza Espero.

Each of us can select a dish from 4 categories to customize our own lunch.

The cost efficiency is definitely high and all delicious!

Later I became busy posting about the restaurant and food on Instagram and Twitter (I started recently at both @sonokotchi ) to get a complementary sherry and rum raisins ice cream.

Ow this was worth troubling for.

Well later I noticed my mistake.

The restaurant asked for #銀座エスペロ in Japanese, but I #espero and #ginza separately and in English. Ooops

But I managed to get yummy ice cream. Yeah

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Peaceful Town: Matsuzaka, Nishi-Izu

I immediately line this town.

Crab on the street.

Foot Bath

Old fashion building with Namako Kabe (Sea Cucumber Wall).

Nice dinner at Shinsai Kuon.

Be careful with Wasabi Edamame (Wasabi young Soy Beans). It really hit you.

All others are also nice.

There was an antique cashier that can work today.

There is a traditional post.

And this is my BGM for a night.

It’s not far from Tokyo; It takes 3:30 hrs.

It’s worth coming

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The 3rd State of Emergency

Tokyo is under the 3rd State of Emergency (Stay Home Request) now.

Ms. Koike, the Governor of Tokyo, requested shopping complexes and department stores to close.

In addition, requested restaurants not to serve any alcohol or close.

On that note, many shops are closed; restaurants are opened for take out service only and closed for dining area.

Vaccination started in Japan.

I thought I would feel safe by now; however, looking at the town, I don’t feel safe enough.

Dear all, take care and stay safe!

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Happy Birthday Choco❣️

Choco became three (3) today.

I bought this Chicken with Sweet Potato cake at Jocker, Roppongi Hills.

It seems I was the last customer for today.

Once I stepped out from the shop, the light went off. Oops

By looking at his gesture, he likes this cake!

However, I didn’t know it takes 4 – 5 hours to defrost….. uuuuu

He likes it and tries to eat it but it’s too cold for him.

He gave me an reaction like a human.

He tried to have a bite; then his head goes back and also walks in a circle but he continues to try it again.

I took it back and put it in a refrigerator to be defrosted.

You can enjoy it better tomorrow.

Hummm

Last year, a cake was too big for you.

This year, it’s too cold for you.

Next time, I will plan it better.

I love you Choco❣️ Happy Birthday❣️

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boulangerie Bonheur, Roppongi Hills

In the morning, I went to the bank and walked by a cute looking shop.

It smells nice with fresh bakeries.

There are so many bakeries to choose from.

There is a kitchen in side of the shop and we can see the baking progress.

When I visited a shop, the shop serves a free coffee.

It is nice warm sunny day so I was tempted to eat them under the sun; but I hurried back home.

Choco (my doggy) is waiting for me.

I’ve decided to picnic at home balcony.

Yes, my eyes are bigger than my tummy.

Sorry, I cannot share them with you Choco.

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Setsubun was 2 February in 2021

Usually, Setsubun, New Year on Japanese old calendar, is on 3 February.

I learned this year that the Setsubun can be on different day due to the Sun calendar.

The previous Setsubun on 2 February was 124 years ago.

Luckily, I didn’t miss it this year.

We wish for good luck by throwing soy beans to attack bad luck (represented by Oni: demon) and make space for inviting good luck.

AND

We eat an Ehomaki (direct translation is good luck direction roll).

We eat a long sushi while facing this year’s good luck direction (this year, it is South South East) to pray for a good luck.

This tradition is originated in West Japan.

Today, people in Tokyo also practice.

Who doesn’t want to welcome good luck?

There were so many varieties of Ehomaki at the supermarket, Precce Roppongi.

It was difficult for me to chose.

I enjoyed following Japanese tradition at home.

Wishing for good luck: Peace, Health, Love, Happiness and Fun.

Ow I’m greedy.