Lovely Bride. Splendid Wedding.

Let me show you photos tomorrow.  I attended friend's wedding today.
Happy couple made us happy.  The reception was also soooo entertaining.


Friend from Silicon Valley --- @ Nicolai Bergmann Cafe

Carrot Cake

Nicolai Bergmann Flower Shop
Glad that I went back to that cafe again.
Nicolai Bergmann.... the Florist in Omotesando.

My friend was visiting Tokyo and I wanted to take her to a somewhere nice....

Last time I met her was probably 9 years ago in San Francisco.

Time flies.  We tried to catch up, but wish we had more time.

One thing I learned from her ( Silicon Valley resident ! ) was Pomodoro Technique.

Did you know that ?  I didn't know that so, googled and found it immediately.

Downloaded the application.

It's about time management and the tool.  You can use your timer on your phone or kitchen timer.  I wanted to use it on PC, so purchased the application.  Set 25 min. and take 5 min. break and then set 25 min. again.  During the 25 min. you just focus on the thing you are working on.

Nowadays, there are so much information and SNS and others which interfere with your work.  ( Is it just me ? )  So, it helps.

Started using it.  Let's see how it helps.


Right, My Friend's Reminder.

A friend of mine was sharing nice quote. 

When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot.  When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.  Pride leads to violence and evil.  The truly good gaze upon everything with love and understanding.  - His Holiness the Dalai Lama- 

mmm. deep.  Logically, I always feel I know it, but emotionally, when I feel things were caused although I acted right, I would tend to criticize other people.  

Monday Dinner .....Did I Study @ 37 !?

Grilled Fish with Daikon Radish ( Grated )

Vegetables in Thick Soup
The Course menu @ Kisaku continues as shown on the left.

It was healthy, beautiful, delicious meal.

Let me tell you this story tonight.
Not related to this food.....

Somebody remembered me... some girl... younger than I.  She decided to re-start her life and got divorced.

When she was thinking about her 2nd stage of her life, what pushed her was the memory of the conversation .... with me, which sounds great, but it seems the background of myself in her memo is different from myself.

This is complicated, but I thought " people's memory swell...."

In her memory, I went to foreign country @ the age of 37 and came back to Japan and started new career, which is different.  My business is little different.   I went to the states when I was in 20s for several months, that's all.  I studied English mostly in Japan.

This story came from our mutual acquaintance and I was stunned because the detail of my story was quite different.

I am still wondering why she got that notion, but it happens.  Yes, I got little confused..... I have to admit though that I was surprised and touched that she was saying that she was pushed by my words, which I do not remember really.  Apparently, I told her " Make it happen. "  or "  If you try, you can make it. " hmmmm.  I should keep saying it to myself !  (
Rice in Soup ( Ochazuke ) 


Kisaku's Course Menu......

Inside the Bowl....

Sashimi Plate 
The course menu was delicious and beautiful.

The place is called Kisaku...

Near Yurakucho or Ginza or Hibiya.


Seasonal Japanese Course Menu after Programming Committee Meeting

The First Owan
I am a programming committee member of Entermetele.... a TV broadcaster owned by Nagoya TV Next.... the affiliation of TV Asahi network.

I attended their programming committee meeting this afternoon and the they invited us.... the committee members to this beautiful dinner.

We discussed various programs and industry trends etc... and exchanged our ideas, opinions during this dinner, which was fun and informative.

Fallen Leaves...... Winter is Coming

Fallen Leaves
I enjoy our four seasons.....when I see the sign of the change of the season, it's thrilling for me.

Near my place.... colorful leaves are just like  cut out color papers.



Christmas Stuff......

Holiday Season
Halloween is quite popular in Japan lately....then after that.... we skip Thanks Giving... ( we don't have it ) meaning Turkey and Cranberry Sauce is rarely served at restaurants here.  If you'd like, you need to find American style restaurants.  ( Sometimes , I seriously search for that ! )

Now shops are filled with Christmas Stuff..... Have you been to Kaldi ?  They sell imported foods.... this snowball tea cookies are one of the dangerous sweets that I get easily addicted to... this milky taste..... hmmmmm !

I guess, it's not just the taste, this cute package and holiday season's festive mood excites me.