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Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Yurakucho, Tokyo

Today, I went to Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Yurakucho, Tokyo to renew my passport after office hour.

The counter is conveniently opened till 7:00 pm to receive the application.

And it takes only a week for my passport to be ready; I can pick it up any time after 17 April 2018.

After I happily submitted my application for renewing my passport, I lined up to get a new product sample.

Kirin the Strong (Citrus Vodka, alcohol 9%) was launched today.

Staffs were busily disseminating a newspaper’s special issue like advertisement as if it’s a big news together with a sample of 250 ml can.

No harm to get a free drink.

I consider myself lucky today.

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Movie Sunday

I had ramen for my brunch: AFURI at Roppongi Hills.

Then went to movie theater; in Japan, the movie is called The Pentagon Papers (officially, The Post).

It’s not an action movie; but it’s trilling.

Ironically, Japanese Defense Ministry is answerable to the similar issue: the daily battle report was reported, but Ministry/Minister didn’t know about the document, it existed but treated as missing, etc.

This could happen to any countries, especially when the state’s pride is involved.

On the other hands, we cannot forget that people’s life is in stake as well.

And I had sushi at Sushizanmai, Roppongi Haiyu-za Mae Branch, Roppongi.

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1st Anniversary

I managed to finish my work by 5 pm and it’s Friday.

I didn’t want to go back home yet so I asked my office mate for dinner.

At the office, I don’t want to stay back so I don’t talk much.

In addition, usually, my mind is occupied with tasks and projects.

I totally forgot it’s been one year since she joined.

At our office, we don’t have a custom to celebrate an event together among office colleagues; she must have felt lonely.

It was good that I asked her out tonight.

I celebrated her 1st Anniversary at our office at Doburo, Ginza.

It’s Izakaya (Japanese style pub), but has nice Japanese atmosphere.

Food and drinks are good and reasonable; I also enjoyed talking with her.

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Crazy Action

On Monday, I had a full day back-to-back business meetings because all meetings became 2 hours meeting.

I even missed my lunch.

When we finished at 5 pm, we rushed to Tokyo Station to catch a Shinkansen (bullet train) to go to Kyoto.

I was invited to Ohana (private time with Geisha) to have fun with Geisha!

I had an important meeting next day at 9:30 am at Kawasaki, Kanazawa.

It’s a crazy plan but it was manageable if I take the first Shinkansen back to Tokyo…hopped on the next available Shinkansen for Kyoto.

Quickly checked in at Kyoto Century Hotel which is conveniently located next to Kyoto Station.

The room is modern, clean and cozy.

Then rushed to Ochaya-san (Geisha Tea House).

Others waited for us to arrive to start the evening.

We had nice tori-nabe (chicken pot) for dinner; chicken are so fresh that it requires a few tens of seconds of cooking in boiling soup.

Followed by dance.

We also played Ozashiki Asobi (games).

It was magically fun!!!

The next day, I managed to wake up 5 am to catch 6:17 am Shinkansen back to Tokyo to attend meetings.

After meetings, I attended a business dinner.

Since I had to arrange the dinner, I decided to organize it at my favorite Tempura restaurant Mikaku, Roppongi.

This restaurant is my favorite because tempura are so crispy; chef cooks in front of us!

I had nice Haze Hire Zake (grilled goby fish fin sake) to enjoy these tempura.

Grilled fish fin adds nice roasty smell and flavor to sake.

I had Ten-don (tempura rice bowl) for my rice.

We had nice home made strawberry sorbet to refresh our mouth.

Chef grows vegetables and even these strawberries.

The following morning, my friend left Tokyo for Hong Kong to continue her business trip.

Nothing was planned in advance, but these three days became memorable.

Yes, this time I took many crazy actions; but I think crazy actions add spice to our life. hahaha

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Nostalgic Friday Night

I went to Takashimaya Main Store, Nihonbashi to meet up my friend.

Many cute Pikachu greeted me at the main entrance of Takashimaya.

We went to Kanda, Tokyo for dinner and drink.

It’s downtown area and there are many nostalgic restaurants and bars.

We went to Konamonoya, Kanda for casual dinner.

This restaurant serves mainly Kansai (Osaka) food.

Then went to very nostalgic bar: LUDENS, Kanda.

This bar is for enjoying Suntory whiskey.

I had a glass of Hakushu Highball (Suntory Hakushu whiskey with soda).

You might remember this bar because I am introducing this bar for second time.

Today, I remember the name of this bar! LUDENS!