Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shake Shack with J & D...



Nice Saturday night with Jack and Daiki.

Originally, the plan was to cook dinner at Dean's. However, we had to change plans because Dean also had some last minute change of plans.

So from a home party, it became a Shake Shack dinner. It was great though since it's been awhile since I last saw these guys.

Enjoyable Saturday night.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pressies from students...



I must be doing something right.

At least with two of my students. Lol!

Last Wednesday, I was surprised to see one of my regulars whom I haven't seen in a long time. The last time I saw this student was just before he flew to the US for a business trip. We had a few lessons before his trip to work on his presentation. I did wonder about the outcome of his business trip.... so I was really happy when I saw my schedule last Wednesday.

The other surprise was yesterday. It was also one of my regulars. She's almost done with the course. I actually thought yesterday was her last lesson so I got her some brownies to say thank you.

To my surprise, she gave me a bag of biscuits when she arrived at my booth yesterday.

This afternoon, another one of my regulars also had his lesson. So I also got some brownies for him.

I'm actually sad to see these students go. Sigh...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Pride!



I finished work early today so that I could go to the Pride celebration in Shibuya.

It was actually fun.

First stop was Omotesando to meet some friends and catch some bits of the parade.

From Omotesando, we walked to Yoyogi Park where the main event happened. As expected, there were many booths - NGOs, LGBT groups, pro-LGBT companies, and so on.

The atmosphere was really colourful and vibrant.

I'm glad I was able to go.

Happy Pride!!! :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Golden Week holiday...

It's my first Golden Week!

At first, I thought of working in another learning studio during the three-day holiday. In the end, it looks like I'm going to have a holiday because I didn't book any lessons. Haha!

Oh well, I still have loads of things in mind to do. I want to do some paperwork, and I guess the main thing I'm looking forward to is hanging out with Monay (and his fam) this Thursday and Friday.

Monday, May 1, 2017

It's May...

I can't believe it's already May.

Yesterday, it dawned on me that I've been living in Tokyo for 8 months now.

Whoa! 8 months. Time is flying by so fast. Haha!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dinner with Dean et al...

What an enjoyable Saturday night!

Yesterday was a public holiday, and I decided not to work in another learning studio. I basically had the entire day free. In the morning, I just stayed home and did some house errands. I still got up at 6AM (it's my body clock!) and I ended up doing a bit of work, my laundry, and having my breakfast while waiting for my laundry to be done.

In the afternoon, I had a few meetups.

First was with Monay, who's in town with his family for a holiday. Originally, we planned to meet next week but I ended up rushing to Shinagawa Station for a quick meet. I just sent his entire family off as they were headed to Kyoto.

From Shinagawa, I took the Keihin Tohoku and got off at the next station - Oimachi.

Dean and I planned a house dinner at his place. I invited our common friend, Kohta, to the dinner. The last time I saw him was back in November. Thankfully, he was free yesterday. Kohta and I agreed to meet earlier so that we could catch up. Afterwards, we headed to the grocery to grab some stuff to bring over to Dean's place.

It was a great Saturday night! Dean and Ryan prepped the dinner - pasta, salad, store-bought dessert. Kohta and I brought some beer and umeshu and store-bought grilled chicken. Hehe!

Really great evening!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Kamakura and Enoshima...





Some photos from the day trip to Kamakura and Enoshima a few weeks ago...

Can't believe it's almost May...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between catalogue



Wooohoo, Thursday really is my favorite day!

Since it was my (half) day off, I decided to head to Ginza to check out the newly-opened Ginza Six. The mall had a Tsutaya Books and I wanted to check if the bookstore had the catalogue for the upcoming Comme des Garcons exhibit at the Met.

It's my lucky day. Yes, the bookstore has copies of the catalogue... and they're in English!!!

Yahooooo! Gotta love Tsutaya!

Tbh, I was contemplating ordering the book from the Met online bookstore. Haha!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sakura 2017: Cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi...





Since I finished my lessons early, I decided I have time to go to the library to study for my Japanese class.

I always go to the Chiyoda public library. Today, I did a side trip to nearby Chidorigafuchi for the cherry blossoms.

No further text needed. Let the pictures do the talking. Hehe!