Posted in Food, Feelings, Friends, Japanese Culture, Surprise, Shop

Be Lated Valentine Chocolates

During office hour I received a call from delivery man.

According to him, he managed to enter my apartment building so he asked my permission to leave boxes in front of my door.

I was expecting two kinds/dozens of mineral water for hot drink and purely drinking that I ordered through Amazon.

I told him it’s okay to leave there because these are water.

Then he continues, “what about chocolates?”

I was silent because I didn’t order any chocolates.

He quickly continues, “I will leave it in a mail box so please check it later.”

I thanked him and wondered.

Not many people knows my home address.

Furthermore, in Japan, women give chocolates to confess/express their feeling to men.

So it’s odd for me to receive chocolates.

I returned home and check the mail box.

Yes, there is a box of chocolate with a letter.

Chocolates are from an old couple that I had dinner with at Year-End with my mutual friends.

This is a box of Jacques Torres Chocolate New York.

A couple were saying they planned to visit their daughter who currently works in New York during the dinner.

It’s so sweet of them to bring a box of chocolates for me from New York!

These chocolates are sweet, delicate and sensitive and I love them every bites!

Thank you!

Posted in Beauty, Feelings, Health, Surprise

Supplement Warning

The supplement supposed to help me burning fat; however, my body was too tired and the supplement stimulated the wrong nerves: sympathetic nerves.

On the other hand, my body was too tired; therefore, my body reacted to activate parasympathetic nerves, making my body unbalanced.

I was fine despite busy schedule till yesterday, but I couldn’t take it whatsoever today.

I felt too tired and emotional.

I sympathize people around me today.

I’m thankful to my physical therapist who unwind my body and solve the mystery what’s happening to my body by explaining to me.

He is knowledgeable.

If you want to take a supplement with capsaicin, you need to be physicaly strong.

In my case, I stop taking supplements and try to watch what I eat.

Posted in Feelings, Food, Friends, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Nature, Place, Surprise, Travel

Delivery of Fresh Tuna

I received fresh tuna directly from a fisherfamily’s boat!

Recently, we became friends in Kushimoto, Wakayama.

They are fisherfamily (not only men, family) and catch Kihada Maguro (Yellowfin Tuna).

It’s so nice of them to send me fresh tuna!

I had Sashimi tonight and I could say it’s fresher than Tsukiji!

Arigatogozaimasu, Aiko san & Family!

Posted in Experience, Feelings, Surprise, Travel

Trip to the US (Date 10)

Due to the international date line, when I arrived Tokyo, it’s already afternoon of the following day.

I safely arrived home and opened my suit case tiredly; then my eyes opened widely!!!


I hit a jack pot!

My suit case was inspected! 

I wish I hit a jack pot at Vegas (casino)!

My stuffs were moved, but I had everything. 

huuuuuu

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Trip to the US (Day 6)

I returned to Tokyo.

I wanted to upload my adventure every day/night, but the US is huge; I was at deserted area where internet connection isn’t good.

It took me hours to connect to internet disabling to sleep…and some photos are not uploaded properly – I can view them on my iPhone, but not on my iPad…hummmm

Sorry, I decided to sleep to enjoy my events on Day 6 of My Trip to the US; I needed enough sleep and energy.


Changed to Hummer to drive sandy off-road and walk to the White Pocket.

Unfortunately, we cannot reach there with this Car which is cute and talks.


We need to walk a distance after getting off the car.


It’s hot and dry; need to drink water frequently to avoid dehydration. 


Some rocks have the name.

This is called Brain Rock – hahaha.

Close relook for verification.

This area was elevated at Jurrasic period, about 200 million years ago.

The formation is unique and beautiful.



Originally sands/rocks are in red due to iron.


Rain and it’s water flows (rivers) which can become 1.5 m depth wash off iron and creats white pockets.

Imaging, cows to drink water from white pockets after rain.


We ate lunch (sandwich) at the shadow that we can find there – the place is rocky.

By the way, called Turtle Rocks because rocks look like back of turtle.



The view from our lunch place was nice, but we spotted a serious wildfire in Utah. 


After lunch, we walked to admire the area and rocks.

Rolly Pop Rock – I would name it Layered Cake or Rainbow Ice Cream.



Once again, the place is unique and beautiful.



It takes 2.5 hours to reach the White Pocket from Kanab, Utah by Hummer (4WD).

And we need to walk under heat.

This is why I decided to take sleep.


After a great adventure, we departed Kanab, Utah for Las Vegas, Nevada.

Drove through the Zion National Park on the way to Vegas.

At Zion, we also enjoy looking at unique and beautiful rocks.

The Checkerboard Mesa.


A Birthday Cake?


West Temple and East Temple


The Arch.


And other beautiful rocks.




After enjoying the Mother Earth Nature, arrived CITY – Las Vegas.



Stayed at the Monte Carlo Hotel.




Dinner is buffet.

Hotel encourages to walk Casino to reach a restaurant.

Well, food is nice.


After dinner, went out for a quick walk because I spotted my Hard Rock Cafe!




The city doesn’t sleep; there are many people speaking different languages on the street at late night.

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Trip to Sipadan (Day 6)

It’s time to go back.

Sayonara & Arigatoooooooo!!!



Since it’s a last day of Japanese Golden Week holiday, a plane back to Japan is full.

I had to divert to Singapore: Tawau – Kauala Lumpur – Singapore – Haneda/Tokyo.

On the way to Singapore, I already started feeling sentimental by looking at movies and photos.

I arrived Singapore happily and saw a disturbing word on a signboard – Delayed.


Soon I found that my flight delayed for a half day – I missed going back to office on Monday. Ahhhhh
We get a free accommodation in Singapore, but this is unexpected.


It is a nice hotel, but didn’t have much time to enjoy my stay.

We arrived midnight and left hotel at 5:15 am to catch 7:45 am flight.
Luckily, I’ve been waking up at Kapalai/Sipadan early.


Hotel quickly prepared supper for us.

At the Changi Airport, I found a wine tasting server – interesting!


As usual, I enjoyed food and movies on the crowded plane.

Breakfast


Passengers


Collateral Beauty


I read a manga on the screen: Tokyo Tarareba Musume (Tokyo What If Girls).

My first time to read a manga on the airline screen!


Finally, I reached Haneda/Tokyo.

What a trip!

This trip become a memorable one for sure!

Would I do it again?

Absolutely!