Posted in Exercise, Feelings, Food, Golf, Health, Travel

Golf @ Ichihara Keikyu Country Club, Ichihara, Chiba

I haven’t play a golf for quite some time.

It’s been a nice day for a golf.

Rented a car using Times Car Share.

Times operates parking space and now equipped with rental car service.

I can rent a car by specific hours.

It is a nice day to play a golf.

I was fortunate to admire mount sakura.

I also enjoyed nice lunch served by a club house.

I had a nice day!!!

Posted in Beauty, Family, Feelings, Food, Health, Restaurants, Tokyo, Travel, Work

Deep Breath

I was simply busy with work this week.

I had business meetings to arrange, coordinating a reporter for the media programme for the event, Preparation for quarterly KPI report; in addition, my boss is suddenly called back to the headquarters next Monday so I had to arrange his air ticket and presentation material.

With no exception, after I submitted the presentation which was a total of 25 pages, my boss requested this and that to be included and charts…I prepared a total of 40 pages.

He didn’t comment on the final presentation material, but he acknowledged receipt of it so I consider it’s done.

Today, I went to spa for body treatment.

Yes, I need a nice break.

It started with taking a hydro jet bath; it’s strong jacuzzi and this system is developed by Australia.

It stimulates to sweat.

Today, I learned why it’s important and how to take a deep breath.

According to a beautician, I need to take more oxygen to stimulate my metabolism.

Hummm, I take note that I need to take a deep breath frequently.

Spa gave me Roku-Chan Tenugui (Japanese style towel).

Tokyo-Chan is a mascot of Hollywood May’s Garden Spa.

He has returned to his (owner’s) house and hasn’t come back yet.

I miss him.

At the evening, I joined parents for a dinner at Wolfgang Puck Pizza, Akasaka Ark Hills.

We like to dine here after the concert at the Suntory Hall, Akasaka Ark shills.

Mom and I continued drinking at my room.

She is staying over night because we plan furniture hunting tomorrow.

We opened Canadian Ice Wine, Inniskillin.

We remember our trip to Canada in winter 2016.

Wine and our memories are both sweet.

Kanpai (Cheers).

Posted in Action, Art, Experience, Feelings, Food, Friends, Hotel, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Music, Place, Restaurants, Tokyo, Travel

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

Posted in Beauty, Cooking, Daily Life, Exercise, Family, Feelings, Food, Travel

Healthy Saturday

I woke up and went to gym for cycling.

Recently, I added a new routine: taking a bath after morning exercise.

It’s refreshing.

Then cooked a healthy brunch.

After brunch, I went to hair salon.

I had good time chatting with my favorite beautician: she is funny, sweet and good (skillful).

After finishing my hair, time to go for body therapy.

I asked for an advice how to further improve my health.

He encourages me to continue going to gym for cycling (warming up).

I don’t need to work out hard because objectives are enhancing blood circulation and increasing metabolism.

Instead of increasing volume of exercise, he advises me to control my appetite.

Yes, I love to eat and drink…this is my weakness.

It’s dinner time; I cooked simple dinner.

Then Mom who was in town today arrived my apartment.

We had Gluhwein (I made it with Gluhwein bouquet (spice bouquet)) together with a Gluhwein cup that I bought in Germany when we visited Christmas Markets in 2006.

Cheers!