Tag Archives: 吉祥寺

素敵な午後の過ごし方

1 Sep

高校時代からの友人NAOKOと
井の頭公園の中の
ペパカフェフォレストでランチをしました。

社会人生活を経験後、
夢を叶えるために
大学院に入り直したNAOKO。

卒業した今、
複数の教育施設で
子供や親の心のケアをする
カウンセラーとしての
キャリアを歩み出したNAOKOは、
以前よりもより一層、
魅力に磨きがかかってました♥︎

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笑顔がキュートな
心優しき友人の存在に
感謝。

そうそう…
今日はNAOKOに
ポンスを会わせたくて、
実家からポンスをバッグに
詰め込み自転車で
井の頭公園へ行ったのです。

さすがに4kgを肩に
抱えるのはキツイ…(*_*)

しかも最近は
好奇心旺盛過ぎて、
いい匂いがすると
バッグから出ようとするんだよね。
ひー(´Д` )勘弁!!

でもペパカフェでは
とっても大人しくしてくれてました。

おかげでお喋りも食事も満喫♫

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タイ料理LOVE♥︎

いつもオーダーを
決められずにいる私ですが、
本日は即決。

オムレツ乗せご飯にしました。

実はね
このメニューには
思い入れがあるの、私。

タイで暮らして居た時、
お金に余裕がなくなると
10バーツ(30円くらい)で食べられた
このオムレツ乗せご飯ばかり
食べてたんです。

勿論、10バーツでは
写真のように
豪華なはずもなく、
真っ白ご飯に
大量の油で揚げられたオムレツだけ。

でも美味しかったな♥︎

ふう…
素敵な友人と
愛犬と、
美味しいご飯と、
井の頭公園の自然…
とても心の満ちる午後でした。

でも帰りは雨降り。

仕方ないので、
右手で傘をさしつつ、
右肩にはバッグに詰め込まれた
ポンスを抱え、
左手で自転車を押して
歩こうと試みる。

でも濡れるー(´Д` )

なので途中で観念して、
傘を畳んで自転車で帰宅。

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…ずぶ濡れ(´Д` )

玄関に大量のタオルを
用意しておいてくれた母の
優しさが心に沁みました。

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雨の中、
疲れちゃったね。
ありがとね、ポンス。

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Dog cafe Debut 〜ポンスのドキドキ日曜日〜

17 Aug

人間ばかりに興味津々で
他のワンコにイマイチ反応を
示さないポンス。

My sweet little Pons is about
8months old now.
She loves people but never shows
much interest in other dogs.

Well, it’s time for her to
get used to dog society….

そろそろ
犬の社交場慣れしてほしいと思い、
井の頭公園出てすぐにある
ドッグカフェ shuna&baniを目指して、
吉祥寺へと長ーい散歩をしました。

So I decided to take her to
a long walk to kichijoji,
making shuna&bani our goal.

入ってみると既に
常連客&ドッグが大勢。

When we reached the place,
there were already many
regular customers and their doggies.

驚いたポンスは、
テーブルついてすぐに
膝の上に乗りたいと訴え…
※足は綺麗に拭きました。

Seeing all the older folks
(….dog folks)
Pons got surprised
and immediately asked
me to put herself on my lap.
*the feet are wiped clean

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膝の上で安心すると…

サービスで出してくれる
おやつに
かぶりつき…

Soon after she settled on my lap,
she munched on treats
that were served for her…,

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ミルクが薄く溶かしてある
お水を飲み…

Chugged the water
which had a little bit of milk in it…

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生まれて初めて
林檎というものを知り…

Tasted crispy fresh apple
for the very first time
in her life…

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歩き疲れ、
お腹は満たされ、
先輩ドッグたちより
洗礼のクンクンを頂き…

Tired from walking long distance,
and her tummy being
full of yummy stuff,
AND on top of that
shocked by the fact
that there were so many
friendly fellows there,
she clearly was exhausted :p

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かなりお疲れ。

Yes, tired.

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真っ黒になった肉球は
いっぱい歩いて頑張った証。

Her dirty paws are the clear evidence
of her challenging long walk 😉

ドッグカフェデビュー、
おめでとう♬

Congratulation for your
dog cafe debut♬

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ご褒美の新しいボール。

「日本」って…

デザインが素晴らしい(笑)。

Her well-done gift is a new ball.

It has “Japan” on it.
Such a silly design,
yet so cute :p

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次は、近所のに
行ってみよーっと。

Well, next time I will try
the dog cafe in my neighborhood.

Snow + Plum trees

7 Mar

It’s always like this.

You think that the spring has finally arrived,

and then

the next day,

it’s snowing.

I will forgive you, winter.

Only because the snow

falling on plum trees look so beautiful.

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Do you want to go on

a grocery shop tour with me?

I know you do.

I know you want to see

some fresh squids.

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Somebody is staring at you.

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Strawberries + condensed milk

= heavenly

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$13 for a mango?

This is when I miss Thailand.

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Just another day.

Went to see a dermatologist

but the doctor gave me medicine without

even looking at my skin condition.

Bleh.

Took 2 rolls of film to a photo shop.

Went to Kichijoji with my mom.

Convinced her to get herself

a pendant top made of

a vintage Swarovski crystal.

Tried on a red lipstick at Chanel.

Walked around a little

just to see if I would become

a shop-a-holic once again.

(…result? I had no desire to buy things

…besides a huge jar full of gum.)

Kind of a too mellow day

to walk around with a vivid red lipstick on.

Oh well.

Alien Abduction

6 Jan

Location: Tokyo Japan

camera used: Olympus XA

…………………………………..

Actually,

I think I accidentally opened the camera

before the film was finished.

I like how it looks though.

Because it is so white outside the window….

28 Dec

 


Splash of colors into my eyes.

 

Dutch Coffee….for Leonardo

15 Aug

Akiko (my older sister) and I went to a cafe

in Kichijoji.

There, I had Dutch Coffee on the rocks.

(That was how it was written on the menu)

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Isn’t the water drip coffee machine beautiful??

(The first photo on top)

The presentation was lovely as well.

I loved the design of the saucer.

The taste was pretty wonderful too.

It was so much thicker than regular iced coffee.

It was sweet without any sugar or cream as well.

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I love the act of drinking coffee

but I am not THAT picky about what coffee to drink.

I know when I don’t like it,

but when the coffee is average or above, I am not very picky.

But anyways,

I think Dutch coffee is my favorite now.

I will have to see where else serves it in Tokyo.

…and I wonder if 800yen (about 8 bucks) is normal price for

water drip coffee in Japan.

A little bit too pricey for me to drink everyday.

So, I guess it will be a treat that I get once in a while.

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Leonardo, here is another reason

why you got to come visit Tokyo!!

Dutch coffee is waiting for you.

..and have you found a place where you could have

water drip coffee in Seattle??

居酒屋めぐり+α

5 Jul

この間も言ったけど、天気のせいで、とても引きこもりがちな私。

でも、ここ何日かは、友達と夜遊び(嘘だけど)してるのよ。

それで、土曜日の夜、

張り切って、早めに家を出たんだけど…

いつものことながら、新宿駅で迷い。むしろ、迷いまくり。

結局、メンバーを待たせることに…。ごめんね。

チェンマイでは、いつもバッグに方位磁石を入れてたんだけど、

東京でも必要かも、私。

それくらい、極度に方向オンチ。

時々、自分でも驚きっていうか、悲しくなったり。

頭の中ですぐに地図を描けるお父さんの遺伝子は、どこへやら。

Two of my friends from Seattle, Midori and Bryan, were in Tokyo

so we all hung out with their friends on Saturday night.

We went to Shinjuku and had dinner at

世界の山ちゃん (Sekai-no Yamachan )

After food, we walked a little and went to

a gay bar called

Advocates .

Oh boy, it was so much fun.

It was raining pretty hard but we were drinking outside with others

and there was a DJ and people from

many other countries.

It took me back to Seattle for a moment.

Since I was away from Japan during the college days,

I actually don’t know that many good places to go for a night-out,

so I was very glad to know about this place.

I hope Tokyo truly becomes a comfortable place for everybody

whether you are gay, bi or straight.

I wonder if any of you know

other good bars to hang out???

Today (Monday) I had dinner with Marina-chan

who has been my best buddy since our kindergarten days.

Here is a little secret of mine…

She had…and still has big round eyes and had a white dog called Jump,

and I was secretly envious of her.

We went to an Izakaya called

井の頭 汁べゑ

(Inokashira Shirubeh)

This is a very cool place to go if you are in Kichijoji area.

All the dishes are delicious (….as far as I know)

and the people are SUPER friendly

and on top of that,  it’s a very budget-friendly place.

I had this beer that was very good

but I forgot the name already…

Ooops, this is what alcohol does to you, kids.

I will make sure to write it down the next time I am there.

Aside from those beer and dessert, we ate pretty healthy

….I think???

A terrific pudding… ❤

The surface of the pudding is burnt after you order,

and that part gets bitter-sweet and crispy.

This photo looks like an alien abduction on a pudding though.

After our stomach got satisfied,

we then wanted to satisfy our shoe-shopping cravings

but pretty much nothing was opened except for UNIQLO

inside the Yodobashi Camera building.

Temptations…

temptations….

temptations…

Tada…!

We bought matching room-wears !!

Yay!!

We are going to look like prisoners!

Just kidding. It’s more like a marine style.

Sleep over party しなきゃねー。