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Ginger Ale in the Making

Went to the farmer’s market and bought some shin-shoga (new ginger) in the morning. Now it’s evening and I’m working on turning the ginger into ale. Fridge is bunkered with sparkling water to go with the produced syrup. Looking forward to the finished product… only 30 min to go :)

October Fest – Tea Ceremony

Time for the monthly tea ceremony again. We are practicing a new setup so I take a little bit more time to walk it through in my mind before going to the session.

Soba Lunch

Chie, Yutaka and I went for a visit to Tokorozawa and arrived around lunch time. Yutaka found one of the best soba restaurants in Saitama-ken. It was good.

What to do on the Train?

On our way home. On the opposite side of the train 7 people sit side by side. What do they do? All are fully occupied with their cell phones. Wait, take that back… One is holding his cell phone while sleeping.

Just realized… I’m on my cell phone while writing this 😉

Good Night for this Time

Last night in Sweden for this time. Chie and I stayed at an airport hotel so that we did not have to get up too early to catch our morning flight.

Stuck in Stockholm

Started the day slowly and got ready to go to Stockholm. Robert joined us all the way to Uppsala. We checked in at our hotel at the airport before then returning the car. We the. Went into Stockholm for some final shopping. 

Luckily for us our flight was not until the morning after because Arlanda Express had some failure and was stuck in Stockholm. There were a lot of stressed people trying to get on the airport shuttle bus to catch their flights.