Archive

2017
Jan
01
Roast Beef
“Preparing roast beef for dinner. ”
03
Halfway Through Dinner
“Was so excited to try the roast beef that I forgot to take a picture... ...”
07
Traffic Accident
“We were sitting quietly at our dining table booking our Golden Week trip to Kauai ...”
09
Tea Break
“What better way to spend an afternoon than with tea, home hade scones and blueberry ...”
14
Miso in the Making
“On our way to Naka-Meguro station we got a phone call from a friend. She ...”
Feb
03
Mickey Mouse Nabe
“I know, don't play with the food... but sometimes you can't just help it :) ”
04
Sunset Time
“Sun is setting as we get back to Tokyo from our day trip to Tokorozawa. ”
18
Finally DM
“And so they are back with a single."Where's the Revolution?" from their upcoming album "Spirit", ...”
In Shock!
“The Cannondale store where I bought my bicycle, and serviced it every 1-3 months for ...”
24
Home Alone
“I'm home alone this week. My better half is on a business trip to Vietnam. ...”
25
Winter in Tokyo
“Sometimes winter in Tokyo is like... ”
Mar
10
AirBnB and the Likes
“AirBnB and the likes legalized in Japan. A bill allowing private citizens to rent out ...”
13
The Bones of J.R. Jones
“Downloaded The Bones of J.R. Jones from iTunes last week, and it has been spinning ...”
Kaleo 
“Kaleo means "sound" or "voice" in Hawaiian and is also the name of an Islandic ...”
18
At the Nest
“Relaxing in front of the fire place at the Nest after dinner. Soon to take ...”
Apr
02
Spring the Spring
“The spring has sprung!? ”
08
New Glasses?
“I tried a pair of glasses today. Felt like a super hero. Or not ;) ”
09
Grocery Shopping
“Grocery shopping during cherry blossom is a pain in the a..., scuse me, behind. Too ...”
13
15
Tea Ceremony
“Did my monthly tea ceremony today. Though last month I was not well so had ...”
26
27
Waikiki Beach
“We had a very short stop at Waikiki beach after some shopping in the afternoon. ”
29
Rainy Day
“Spent an hour or so at Kiahuna Beach before it started to rain. The sky ...”
May
02
Finders, Keepers?
“It's amazing what you find on beaches here in Kauai. When running this morning I ...”
Moloa Bay
“We and a Hawaiian Monk Seal spent a wonderful, sunny day at the Moloa Bay. ...”
Sun Setting in Poipu
“Before dinner we walk (less than 2 min) down to the ocean to watch the ...”
03
Another Day at Moloa Bay
“Forecast was good for our favorite beach so we again went to Moloa Bay. To ...”
04
Kiahuna Beach
“Spent most of the day at Kiahuna Beach. At just before 5 pm we went ...”
06
Salt Pond Monk Seal
“Another day at the beach. Another Hawaiian Monk Seal to be spotted. Life is hard ...”
12
Last Day...
“We spent the last day at our favorite beach, Moloa Bay. It was as beautiful ...”
Jun
04
Dinner at Marine & Farm
“Enjoying dinner and the sunset at Marine & Farm in Sajima. Well, at least we ...”
2016
Jan
08
First Week at New Job
“Completed my first week at the new job at Rakuten. Two days of mid-career newcomer's ...”
16
4712345673D
“Japan is introducing MyNumber, a unique identifier for all residents. However, 4712345673D is not MyNumber ...”
18
Snow Keeps Falling...
“Tokyo woke up to white rooftops and snow covered cars today. I decided to keep ...”
28
Dinner at KotoKoto
“We had no idea what to have for dinner. So instead of wasting time figuring ...”
Feb
06
Star Wars Episode 7 4D
“A new experience at the cinema. Latest episode of Star Wars in 4D. Seats tilting ...”
07
Forgettable
“It's easy to forget that Tokyo has a lot of tall building when driving on ...”
13
How did...
“How did people remember where they parked their car before smartphones??? Now it's enough to ...”
19
Soon 2 Months
“I've been at my new job for soon 2 months. Almost every day I ride ...”
20
I'm Just Waiting on a Friend...
“Waiting at the hospital and tried out one of their blood pressure machines to kill ...”
26
Another Week Completed
“Another work week completed. Another 82.5 km bicycling done. Feels good. Dr. Feelgood. Halfway through my ...”
27
Martian
“Just finished watching the Martian (or Odysey as it is so strangely called in Japan). ...”
Mar
05
Spring is in the Air
“On my way to the Cannondale shop to service my bike I realized spring is ...”
06
Getting Organized
“We are working hard to get organized. Little by little we've made investments (big and ...”
Making Miso
“Third year in a row that we meet Hiromi-san at her restaurant KotoKoto to make ...”
16
Bicycle Accident
“Was riding my bike to the office as usual. Almost at the office there is ...”
20
Two in One Shot
“Quicker than writing it down and just takes a little bit of tongue tweeking... And ...”
Plates
“Chie and I went out for some shopping today. We spent some time at Tokyo ...”
26
Still Numb After All this Time...
“10 days since I "crashed" with my bicycle, and part of my right face is ...”
Tea, Tea, Tea...
“Today I missed my monthly tea ceremony. For some reason it totally slipped my mind. ...”
27
A Cup of Earl Grey French Blue with Milk
“Enjoying a cup of Earl Grey French Blue with milk while writing this.  Not only are ...”
Apr
15
Dinner with the Andersson Family
“Met a friend from Sony Mobile, visiting from Sweden with his family. We worked next ...”
26
On Our Way to Kauai
“After very busy day I managed to complete my work, submit time report and be ...”
28
Aloha from Kauai
“Arrived in Honolulu yesterday and spent the day there shopping, and dinner at our usual ...”
May
02
3 x Moloa Bay
“Today we ended a three day streak of going to a Moloa Bay, or maybe ...”
03
2 Lazy Monk Seals
“And I'm not talking about Chie and me :) Actually we saw 3 different Monk Seals ...”
04
Salty Chips at the Salt Pond
“Weather forecast was saying rain in most part of the island and if that is ...”
05
Running
“Every other day I have taken a run in the morning before Chie wake up. ...”
Being on Vacation is not a Vacation
“Want to make sure that anyone reading this blog knows that being on vacation is ...”
06
Moloa Bay
“Checking the weather forecast in the morning we found that Moloa Bay was going to ...”
08
Final Day at Kiahuna
“This is the end my friend. The final day. We spent it at Kiahuna. The ...”
10
Waiting for Us
“Arriving back home after our Kauai vacation was a box of wakame from a dear ...”
14
Tea Ceremony
“Today was tea ceremony again. Summer setup. It went well. Afterwards Chie picked me up ...”
21
Pleased to Meet Ya
“Ding dong! 10 am and the door bell rang. In walked a new friend. The ...”
29
Somen Season is Here
“Somen season started this morning. Leak, miyoga, okura, shiso, sesame seeds, and home made somen ...”
31
Curry Soup
“After work Chie and I met up in Ebisu. She came on foot and on ...”
Jun
05
Creative Problem Solving
“Chie and I visited IKEA today. And saw some creative problem solving, but not from ...”
07
I'm Grown Up Now...
“I'm grown up now and can park with the big boys! ”
08
& ecle
“Dinner with friends at & ecle. ”
12
Time Flies...
“Time flies when you have fun, and when you don't. It just flies. Another month ...”
18
French Fry and Gamarjobat
“Went to watch Gamarjobat (silent comedy). It started in the middle of dinner time so ...”
Phew, Too Close...
“Too close for my liking... On our way home from Gamarjobat Chie and I almost ...”
20
Meeting with a Todai Friend
“Met Uwe for dinner. Chie and I picked him up at Meguro station at 17:20 ...”
24
Dinner with Friends
“Met Chie and friends at KotoKoto after work. Busy to get their on time. ”
Jul
01
Lunch Outside
“Having lunch outside, and just now realized how hot it is today. 30 degrees and ...”
03
Ooooooo Mango
“"Opened" my birthday gift this morning. Mango from Miyazaki prefecture. Yummy! ”
09
Magic Mirror
“Mirror mirror on the wall tell me... Who am I? ”
15
Sendai Shabu-Shabu
“After checking in at Washington Hotel in Sendai we had a late dinner shabu-shabu dinner ...”
16
Happy Employer?
“I do hope my employer appreciates that we stayed at a hotel that sponsors the ...”
1111111
“Driving from Sendai to Kobuchihama we reached the speed 111 km/h at 11:11... with 1 ...”
Kobuchihama
“Checking in at Atagoso ryokan in Kobuchima. The reminder of the day was spent visiting ...”
17
5 birds...
“Five birds were sitting on floating pods. One flew away, and so only four was ...”
Morning Beach
“We spent the morning at a beach on an island just off of Kobuchihama. Haruto-san ...”
Bambi and Friends
“Visiting Bambi and friends or, rather, Bambi and friends visiting. ”
Nagashi Somen
“Late nagashi (waterfall) somen lunch. ”
Dinner at Atagoso
“The day ended with dinner at the ryokan. A dinner that was impossible to complete ...”
18
Tea in Sendai
“Having a break before returning home to Tokyo. ”
Good to be Away, Better to be Home
“Soon returning back to Tokyo. Being picked up by Han Solo in his new Millenium ...”
24
Tea Ceremony
“Three hours sitting on tatami mat is kind of painful. Lucky I had lots of ...”
27
Playing...
“Played around with a new tool on my iPhone today. This is the result - ...”
30
Rainy Season is Dead, Long Live the Summer
“The rainy season is officially over. In its place is the summer with a blue ...”
Aug
06
Stockholm
“After a long flight via Amsterdam we arrived early Friday night in Stockholm. A train ...”
07
Hairy Pig
“Sunday. We did not go to church. Instead we sinned by laboring (walking) and shopping. ...”
08
How Many Flags?
“How many Swedish flags are there... In the picture below? We spotted this scenary while walking ...”
09
Easy Drive
“The drive from Stockholm to grandma's summer house outside Kilafors was easy. Straight for 175 ...”
10
Gold Mine
“It was raining the whole day, but I tried my new waterproof membrane clothes that ...”
11
Engeltofta Sea Lodge
“We left Kilafors after lunch to arrive at Engeltofta Sea Lodge at around 3 pm. ...”
12
Lighthouse
“One of the few sunny mornings. We took the opportunity to visit Bönan and the ...”
13
Birthday at the Kolonilott
“Saturday and my mother's birthday. We all visit at her Kolonilott (summer house). My aunt ...”
14
Stuck in Stockholm
“Started the day slowly and got ready to go to Stockholm. Robert joined us all ...”
Good Night for this Time
“Last night in Sweden for this time. Chie and I stayed at an airport hotel ...”
27
What to do on the Train?
“On our way home. On the opposite side of the train 7 people sit side ...”
Sep
30
Trichiurus Lepturus
“Today I had Trichiurus lepturus for dinner. ”
Oct
01
Soba Lunch
“Chie, Yutaka and I went for a visit to Tokorozawa and arrived around lunch time. ...”
15
October Fest - Tea Ceremony
“Time for the monthly tea ceremony again. We are practicing a new setup so I ...”
Ginger Ale in the Making
“Went to the farmer's market and bought some shin-shoga (new ginger) in the morning. Now ...”
29
Apple Pie
“Made apple pie today. A recepie from Rosendals Garden's cook book, which they claim was ...”
Nov
01
Dentist - First Time in Over 15 Years
“It has been a while since I visited the dentist nad when the dentist asked ...”
05
Dentist and Kotaro
“Another visit to the dentist. A new dentist. Well, not the place. Just the dentist. ...”
09
Normality is Restored...
“For Brits, that is: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/british-lose-right-to-claim-that-americans-are-dumber”
Celebrating a Life
“Last Sunday we visited a friend we've known for the past 10 years or so. ...”
12
Raider Nation Japan Fun
“Home filed for Chie and I. We had Raider Nation Japan (RNJ) visiting for lunch, ...”
20
Christmas Arrived
“Or at least the Christmas decoration ;) ”
Apple Pie
“We visited the Farmer's Market today and I bought another set of apples. At home ...”
Dec
03
Smart Car
“Our car must be the smartest car ever... it warns us that we have passed ...”
Arrived at Gyokuhokan
“After 2-3 hours drive we arrived safely at our destination. Gyokuhokan. ”
04
On the Way to Morning Bath
“After breakfast we crossed the garden to get to our morning bath... Well, our second ...”
05
Izu on Our Way Home
“On our way home we stopped in Izu, took the gondola up to the Panorama ...”
17
Rogue One
“Watched Rogue One in Roppongi Hills. Quite good movie. A must for Star War fans. Afterwards ...”
20
Christmas Tea Arrived
“I ordered some tea to enjoy during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. It arrived ...”
23
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A Walk In Ebisu
“Met a friend in Ebisu for a walk. We visited Yebisu Beer Museum, had lunch ...”
24
Finally...
“Someone got it right! ”
Sitting Ducks
“On my way to the final dentis appointment of 2016 I found a strange sight ...”
Top 10 Music of 2016
“The Top 10 artists I've listened most to during 2016: #10 The Black Keys (blues/rock) - ...”
25
Apple Pie 2.0
“We were invited to Sachi-san and Toku-san for dinner so I baked an apple pie ...”
28
A Truck Load of Squids
“Got a box from Atagoso in Kobuchihama today. Full of squids and flatfishes. Yesterday we ...”
30
New Miso
“Opened a new box of homemade miso for our breakfast miso soup. It was yummy! ...”
31
New Year's Dinner
“Same procedure as last year. ”
2015
Apr
23
Long Time...
“It's been a long time without updating the blog. Too busy :-) Now I have some ...”
Take off
“Preparing for take off :-)   ”
28
Kiahuna Beach
“We have spent most of the day time at the beach since we got here. ...”
29
Moloa Bay
“Took the car to the north-east shore for a visit at our favorite beach, Moloa ...”
30
Last Bag
“This morning we used the last sandwich bag. Not so big deal perhaps, but we ...”
May
01
Sunset in Poipu
“After a long day at the Salt Pond beach park we returned home to a ...”
03
Moloa Bay
“We met a new friend at the Moloa Bay beach, a golden Labrador. Chie gave ...”
04
Last Day
“The last day in Kauai this time. We spent the day at Kiahuna doing... Nothing ...”
29
Coco Staying with Us
“Circumstances, a word of mixed feelings. On the one hand negative and on the other ...”
30
Like a Hot Summer's Day in Sweden
“Laying on the porch on my back with the Coco by my side. Just finished ...”
Jun
03
Help with Work
“As Coco is staying with us temporarily he is kind enough to help me with ...”
09
Sunset in Naka-Meguro
“On our walk to KotoKoto Coco and I stopped for a moment to enjoy the ...”
11
Buddies
“The last couple of weeks we have spent a lot of time with Coco. He ...”
30
Coco has a New Home
“After two weeks staying with us Coco found a new home. Though it is really ...”
Jul
01
Rival Sons
“A few days ago I got an early birthday gift when the postman knocked on ...”
Sep
02
Sunday Morning on a Wednesday Night
“Enjoyed a Maroon 5 concert at the Yokohama Arena. A high powered, no breaks, 1.5 ...”
07
A Visit to Toyako
“Started out early, just like any other weekday. However, our destination was Toyako, via Haneda, ...”
08
Heartbeat of the Earth
“Heartbeat of the earth, that's how they are promoting this area, Toyako. Indeed you can ...”
09
Marinating in Sulfuric Water
“Started out the day with a run through Hell Valley, up the mountain visiting a ...”
Oct
04
Thank You Dolls Day at Meiji Shrine
“We visited the Meiji Shrine to say thank you and bye to some dolls and ...”
30
3DR and IDEO
“Spent the day at the Tokyo Internatiknal Forum attending two sessions at the Hitachi Social ...”
Nov
03
A Short Vacation at Gyokuhokan
“Chie and I spent a few days on vacation at the Gyokuhokan ryokan. We enjoyed ...”
15
KotoKoto Cooking Class
“Chie and I spent the afternoon taking a cooking class with our friend Hiromi-san, the ...”
27
Rising Sun in the Clouds
“Strange morning. Tokyo was covered in very low clouds at the ground, but the tallest ...”
Dec
02
TOEIC Test
“Have been interviewing for a few companies recently. One of them wanted me to do ...”
05
Autumn in Tokyoville
“Autumn is here. ”
08
TOEIC Score
“Got the result from my TOEIC test today. I had a full score (990). Guess ...”
12
No Paxi, No Life
“After the monthly tea ceremony today we all went out for year end dinner. We ...”
15
Signed with Rakuten
“After interviewing with a few companies I today signed with Rakuten. I will start working ...”
31
Oops, There Goes the Remote
“We happened to accidentally throw the remote control for the TV out the window. Maybe ...”
Wohoo!!!
“Found it! The lost remote control is now back in our possession :-) After free falling ...”
2014
Jan
02
New Year's Day
“As usual we visited the nearby shrine on the first day of the new year. ...”
03
IDC and Dinner at Pescaderia
“Back in Tokyo. We went to IDC showroom in Odaiba to look for a new ...”
04
Shopping in Ginza
“I have started to exercise at home rather than at the gym. It works quite ...”
09
Dinner at Tatsuharu
“Met Chie and Tatsuharu for dinner. Yummy! ”
12
If it Makes You Happy
“A smiling sponge for doing dishes actually makes it more fun :-) ”
Making Miso
“At 1 pm I knocked on the door to KotoKoto, the restaurant in Naka-Meguro that ...”
13
Preparing for a New Bookshelf
“National holiday... NO WORK :-D For breakfast... Chicken and daikon cooked in soy sauce yeast that ...”
17
Lunch at TY Harbor
“A standing tradition is to have a lunch with Swedish people at TY Harbor every ...”
18
Tea Ceremony
“Spent the afternoon and early evening doing my monthly tea ceremony. It went quite well. ...”
30
BizTrip
“Spent the week in Malmö and Lund. First we had a legal summit on open ...”
Feb
16
New Friends at Bravo Chicken
“After a busy week we had no energy to cook at home. Instead we walked ...”
18
A Day Off
“Both Chie and I had a day off to visit Tokorozawa. Chie had some business ...”
21
Ex Pro Wrestler
“One of us having dinner at Daikichi tonight is a world champion ex pro wrestler. ...”
Mar
04
It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)
“Quit work early and met Chie at Roppongi 1-chome station. We had dinner at Paul ...”
29
BizTrip to San Francisco, Napa and San Mateo
“Departed Narita on Sunday afternoon and arrived in San Francisco on Sunday morning. First thing ...”
31
EXPLOSION... Of Sakura
“Since I've been away on a business trip the cherry blossom (sakura) has gone from ...”
Apr
13
25 Million
“Met Koichi-san from Kobuchihama and Sachi-san, Shiho-san and Toru-san today. We talked about many things, ...”
26
Going to Hawaii
“It is Golden Week again. And we are going to Hawaii again. First a quick ...”
30
Halftime...
“Today we got a note on our door, halftime cleaning :( Not to the cleaning ...”
May
05
Boat to Na Pali Coast
“On Friday we made an impulsive decision to take a boat trip to the Na ...”
Jun
29
Breakfast
“Summer time is around the corner in Tokyo, and that means time to eat cold ...”
Jul
01
Birthday at Mikami
“We celebrated my birthday at Bistro Mikami. Delicious food. Great company. ”
05
Visiting Coco
“Spent the Saturday in Tokorozawa with Coco. Too hot to take him for a walk ...”
11
BBQ Around the Corner
“Had dinner at a quite new BBQ restaurant just around the corner. Very tasty. But ...”
18
Dinner at Il Lupone
“Had dinner at Il Lupone (the wolf). We were hungry like two wolfs when we ...”
Aug
03
Tohoku Visit
“We got on an early Shinkansen to Sendai on Saturday. From Sendai we drove a ...”
Sep
03
Gyokuhokan
“On the third day of our vacation we checked into Gyokuhokan ryokan. It was a ...”
05
Swimming with Dolphins
“We've been away on an onsen vacation for almost a week. Today we ended it ...”
Oct
17
Lunch at Onigily Cafe
“Been doing some errands in the morning that extended over normal lunch hours. So I ...”
31
A Work Day in Tokorozawa
“Drove to Tokorozawa to take care of Coco. It was a work day, but I ...”
2013
“Busy year (GLC and more)”
Jan
02
New Year
“We spent the New Year in Tokorozawa with Coco the dog. As usual the day ...”
05
Peninsula
“We spent a long weekend at the Peninsula this weekend. We checked in early on ...”
09
GLOBIS Class Day 1
“Today my class in Critical Thinking started at GLOBIS. I had prepared my homework and ...”
12
Les Misérables
“We met with Club Leo today to watch the Les Misérables Musical/Movie. The only comment ...”
14
Snow in Tokyo
“Quite an eventful day today. We changed the cover of the sofa from Christmas red ...”
15
Walking to the Office
“Yesterday was a national holiday here in Japan so we did not have to go ...”
18
Dinner at Mikami
“Woke up to a beautiful morning today. It was worth all the trouble of waking ...”
19
Tea Ceremony
“Since a few months back I have started with practicing setting up the charcoal in ...”
20
Updates are Coming...
“Long time since I did any updates to the blog. The main reason is that ...”
23
Critical Thinking Day 2
“Back to school again after office today. I rode my bike passed Chie's office so ...”
25
Dinner at Inaka
“Friday... After office today Chie and I met Sachi-san and Toku-san for dinner at Inaka. ...”
27
Life of Pi
“Not long since we met Sachi-san and Toku-san, but we met them today again. At ...”
31
Gym
“Just got back home after gym. Tired. Was quite tired when I got to the ...”
Feb
01
SONY Osaki
“Had a meeting at the SONY Osaki building today. Got on my bike and got ...”
02
19 Degrees
“We went to Tokorozawa to visit Coco today. Once we got out of our apartment ...”
03
Playing with Coco
“Sunday was spent doing nothing, except walking and playing with Coco. ”
04
Super Bowl XLVII
“Super Bowl XLVII (47) was today, or Sunday night in US. But not really any ...”
06
Critical Thinking Day 3
“Another GLOBIS class. It was an interesting class and I stayed for the nomikai (drinking ...”
13
Niseko - Day 1
“Got up almost before I got to bed, at 4:45 am. At 5 am I ...”
14
Niseko - Day 2
“As always in Niseko the weather can change in a minute. Yesterday morning it was ...”
15
Niseko - Day 3
“Yet another fabulous snowboarding day. It had snowed the whole night so another 35 cm ...”
20
Critical Thinking - Day 4
“After work today I went to the fourth Critical Thinking class at GLOBIS. As usual ...”
21
SONY Osaki and Yasaka
“Had a meeting at SONY Osaki in the morning so I went there directly, and ...”
22
Yasaka
“Last day for Calle to visit our Tokyo office. The week has been one long ...”
28
Written Test
“In August my one-by-one year contract for up to five years will come to an ...”
Mar
01
RNJ at Football Lounge
“I was really tired after what felt like a month long week. But we had ...”
03
Visiting Coco
“On Saturday morning Chie and I drove to Tokorozawa for another visit to Coco the ...”
06
Final Class at GLOBIS
“Today I had my final class at GLOBIS. Well, it was not the last class ...”
09
Bistro Mikami
“Chie and I had dinner at Bistro Mikami. We got seats at the corner of ...”
10
Tea Ceremony
“Today was tea ceremony class again. Chie and I went together to Shibuya. Last time ...”
14
Robata de Meguro
“After gym today Chie and I went to Robata de Meguro, which is a 2 ...”
15
Dinner at KotoKoto
“Since I am soon leaving for a one week's business trip Chie and I have ...”
16
Racing to Tokorozawa
“Chie and I went to Tokorozawa in the morning. On our way there we raced ...”
24
Business Trip to California
“Chie gave me a ride to Shinagawa station on Sunday morning. From there I took ...”
25
Hanami in Naka-Meguro
“Met Chie in Naka-Meguro after work. We went for Hanami... For about 5 minutes and ...”
26
Dinner with Sachi-san
“My "Japanese mother" Sachi-san had just returned from a vacation in Bali - Toku-san is ...”
27
Delta Machine and Stomach Flu
“In the morning I downloaded my pre-ordered Depeche Mode Delta Machine album to my iPhone ...”
28
Got a Job
“Woke up a felt much better, though not 100% as I was quite weak. I ...”
29
Il Lupone
“After work Chie and I met for dinner at Il Lupone - an Italian restaurant ...”
30
Saturday Walk and Birthday Dinner
“Chie and I went for a walk. We strolled up to Daikanyama for some window-shopping. ...”
Apr
25
Going to Honolulu
“Left work at 3 pm. Went straight back home, picked up our bags and took ...”
26
Kiahuna
“First thing we did in the morning was to go to the airport. At 10:20 ...”
27
Moloa Bay
“Got up late and skipped the Farmer's Market to go directly to Moloa Bay. The ...”
28
Salt Pond Beach
“Spent the mostly cloudy day at a still hot Salt Pond Beach. In the evening we ...”
29
Kiahuna
“Spent most of the day in the shadow of a palm tree at Kiahuna. The ...”
30
Poipu Beach
“Spent the day at a very hot Poipu beach. Commuting between our chairs, the ocean ...”
May
01
Hanelei Bay
“Spent the day at Hanelei bay. Had a short stop at Common Ground where I ...”
02
Moloa Bay (Coffee Farm)
“Went to Moloa Bay for a day in the sun. In Kapaa town we stopped ...”
03
Kiahuna and Lihue
“Went to Kiahuna in the morning, after a brief stop to buy a new pair ...”
04
Farmers' Market and Poipu Beach
“In the morning we went to the Kauai Community College for the Farmers' Market. We ...”
05
Kiahuna
“Spent our final day at the Kiahuna beach. Big waves, sun and lots of fun. Another ...”
06
Leaving Kauai for this Time
“Woke up at 5am to catch our flight to Honolulu. In Honolulu we spent 3.5 ...”
18
Visiting Kobuchihama
“Visiting people in Kobuchihama. Giving some gifts from Tokyo and receiving tea, Cola and food ...”
Jun
29
Oooooooo MANGO!!!
“Got my birthday present a couple of days early... Sweet creamy mango Wohooo!!! \(^_^)/ ”
Jul
01
Birthday
“Today was my birthday. It's not so important now as it was when you were ...”
02
Long Time...
“As you may have notices if you have visited here the last month and a ...”
12
Last Day at the Office...
“Last day at the office today, for a week and some. Next week we are ...”
15
Going on Vacation to Yamaguchi
“Started our vacation early today by going to Haneda and fly to Ube in Yamaguchi-ken. ...”
16
Spending the Day at Otozure
“The only difference from yesterday was that we slept in, did not watch any stars, ...”
17
Going to Kokian in Yamaguchi City
“After having bathing several times both in the common onsen and in the hot tub ...”
18
A Normal Day at Kokian
“There was not much to do at Kokian than spending time in our pool and ...”
19
Final Day
“Final day of our vacation in Yamaguchi. I put in almost 1.5 km of swimming ...”
21
Weekend at Ocean 6
“Once we got back home from our vacation in Yamaguchi we repacked our bags and ...”
29
Reform of an IKEA Table
“Had the day off to relax. Went to the park to do some exercise but ...”
Aug
06
Slicing Carrot
“Almost sliced of my finger when I was slicing a carrot today. I used a ...”
10
Raider Nation Japan - Pre-Season 2013
“A lot of work from yesterday and throughout this morning. I had a day off ...”
15
Biking...
“Had a day off from work and spent most part of it outdoors, despite the ...”
16
Pool Side
“Chie also took the day off today. We spent the morning together at the pool ...”
Dinner at Mai Thai
“In the morning Chie and I paid another visit to the pool. Another 2 hours ...”
18
Visiting Coco
“Spent the day in Tokorozawa with Coco. It's too hot right now to stay over ...”
23
Green Da Yo!
“Riding my bike along Meguro river today was strange. It was like riding along a ...”
Sep
07
Sanma Festival in Meguro
“On our way to Tokorozawa to visit our favorite dog, Coco, we stopped in Meguro ...”
Seul
“After walking Coco and relaxing we went to Seul (in Tokorozawa) to have yaki-niku (BBQ) ...”
08
Tea Ceremony
“Considering that it was two months since the last tea ceremony (summer break) it went ...”
13
Friday 13th and Flying
“Have spent a week in Beijing for business. Arrived Monday afternoon and managed a session ...”
16
Time Flies
“Time flies when you have fun, it is said. But it flies when you are ...”
22
Traffic Jam to Tokorozawa
“We spent a longer time than usual to get to Tokorozawa today. Traffic jam. We ...”
23
Holiday and Breakfast at Home
“Another of these lovely Japanese national holidays. Love it! Chie and I had a relaxing ...”
27
RNJ at Gumbo
“We met with Raider Nation Japan at Gumbo in Naka-Meguro after work. Talks and dinner. ...”
Oct
09
Community Manager Workshops
“ This week has been quite busy so far. It started off with a workshop on ...”
13
Reaching for the Sky
“ It was a lovely weather today too. Just below 30 degrees, is my guess, and ...”
Hitting a Toe
“While walking Coco today I hit my toe on a pacing stone. Ouch! The only positive ...”
26
San Francisco
“This week I was on a business trip to our office in San Mateo. A ...”
Nov
01
Lately... Busy
“Been quite busy lately, both at work and privately. Last week I was on a ...”
02
Going to Hokkaido
“Woke up at 5 am. All according to our plan. We were going to Hokkaido. ...”
03
Exploring Esashi
“We started the day with a walk around the Kamome (seagull) island just outside of ...”
05
Returning from Kuki
“Though we were on vacation we woke up early to watch football, Eagles at ...”
16
24
Autumn is Here
“Today was a beautiful autumn day. The sun was shining its warm rays down on ...”
30
Gamarjobat
“Chie and I met Club Leo in Shibuya. We had tickets to watch Gamarjobat... Again ...”
Dec
05
Protesting Against State Secret Bill
“Maybe this is not well-known outside of Japan, but Abe-san is forcing a State Secret ...”
07
Meeting Gamarjobat
“When we visited Tokorozawa this weekend Chie and I met Gamarjobat(?) in the grocery store... ”
24
Merry Christmas
“ ”
Christmas Eve's Dinner
“Once we had finished working Chie and I met at Bistro Mikami, just across the ...”
31
2012
“Going to Hawaii with Robert”
Jan
01
New Year's Day
“We spent the day relaxing, walking and playing with Coco. ”
02
New Year's Day+
“In one of the first days of the new year we go to a shrine ...”
08
Dinner at Yasaka
“Chie and I went to Yasaka for dinner tonight. I was too lazy to cook ...”
09
Late Christmas Gift
“Today I got a late Christmas gift. Digitally remastered Beatles complete collection of albums in ...”
11
Playing with the Food
“Chie and I had dinner at Ren today. It is a ramen restaurants about 150 ...”
12
Good Morning!
“Woke up to a beautiful morning today :-) ”
13
Dinner at Buzjenbo
“Friday the 13th. Neither Chie nor I wanted to have any accidents in the kitchen ...”
14
Flea Market for Tohoku
“This weekend we have another flea market for the Tohoku area. This time we have ...”
Dinner at KotoKoto
“After preparing for the flea market Chie went to Synergy Center for a Muscle Activation ...”
20
STEP Dinner
“Today Chie and I joined the Japanese National STEP Committee for a dinner at the ...”
21
Dinner at Yodakimbo
“We were craving nabe tonight and the option was to cook it at home or ...”
25
Shipped from Amazon to Kobuchihama and Fukukiura
“Today we used some of the money we collected for Kobuchihama and Fukukiura to order ...”
28
Bikkuri!!!
“In the evening we got a big surprise in Tokyo... SNOW :-O Not much, but much ...”
J Edgar & Le Petit Tonneau
“Chie and I met with CLub Leo to watch the latest of Leo(nardio) DiCaprio's movies, ...”
Feb
04
Slippery when Wet?
“A while back Chie showed me this YouTube video. It just looks crazy :-) ”
Interrupted
“Another of Chie's findings at YouTube. I guess you could react differently to the interruption, ...”
10
Yodakimbo Dinner
“Chie and I went to Yodakimbo for dinner after work today. As usual the food ...”
12
Flea Market for Tohoku
“Yesterday we helped out preparing for the flea market for Tohoku. It was in Naka-Meguro ...”
17
Back from Beijing
“Spent a week in Beijing on business. A very busy week with hosting a training ...”
Hello Kitty Phone
“Instead of buying a smartphone Chie has updated her old "stupid" phone to become a ...”
Late Valentine's Dinner at KotoKoto
“Once I arrived back in Tokyo from my trip to Beijing I went to the ...”
25
5 Days Snowboarding in Niseko
“Today I returned home after 5 days of snowboarding in Niseko, or Annupuri to be ...”
Mar
11
Shiga-kogen
“Went to Nagano and got a ride with a friend to Shiga-Kogen. There we met ...”
Darth Vader and a Chain Saw
“I think I know why I got so sick while snowboarding in Shiga-Kogen... I could ...”
19
Cloudy in Taipei
“I went on a business trip to Taipei on Sunday night. Spent Monday afternoon at ...”
29
Dinner with MÃ¥ns
“This week a work colleague from Sweden have been visiting and we have been wiring ...”
Apr
01
Tokorozawa with Coco
“Yesterday, in the not so early morning, Chie and I went to Tokorozawa. The traffic ...”
02
Event at Ishihara-san
“It is more than 1 year since the great Tohoku earthquake and Ishihara-san's group started ...”
03
Dieting
“I've been on a special homemade diet the last 3 weeks. I call it the ...”
05
Dinner with Emma and Martin
“This week Martin has been visiting Emma. He used to work with Emma and me ...”
06
Too Much Sakura
“Today was probably the peak-day of this cherry blossom season (or maybe tomorrow... or Saturday). ...”
15
Business Trip to SFO and Napa
“This week I have been in San Francisco and Napa on a business trip. First ...”
17
Lymph System
“Since somewhere in the middle of my trip to California my lymph system on the ...”
21
Mekabu and Wakame - Day 1
“This weekend we went to Kobuchihama and Fukukiura outside of Ishinomaki in the Tohoku area. ...”
22
Mekabu and Wakame - Day 2
“On Sunday we went directly to the harbor in Kobuchihama where we helped out with ...”
25
Lymph System - An Update
“My lymph system on the right side of my neck and head is almost back ...”
27
Leaving for Hawaii
“Met Chie at the Shinagawa station around 5 pm. At 5:20 our NEX train left ...”
Honolulu
“Once we got through security we got on a shuttle bus and went to our ...”
28
Kauai
“Woke up and went almost at once to the airport for the 30 minutes flight ...”
29
Moloa Bay
“One of our favorite beaches is the Moloa bay. It's a long horse shoe shaped ...”
30
Back at Kiahuna
“Today we went back to the Kiahuna beach. It is one of our favorite beaches ...”
May
01
Relaxing Day
“Today was another day at the Kiahuna beach. We woke up late and we wanted ...”
02
Moloa Bay and Poipu
“In the morning we drove up to Moloa Bay again. It was as great as ...”
03
Polihale and Kiahuna
“Woke up early in the morning by heavy rain. Slept some more and hopes it ...”
04
Poipu Beach [updated]
“It was a hot day at the Poipu beach. We spent most of it reading, ...”
05
Salt Pond
“Stayed in the shadow all day at the Salt Pond. Was a bit burned since ...”
06
Farmer's Market & Kiahuna Beach
“In the morning we went to the Kauai Community College where they had a farmer's ...”
Super Full Moon
“It was super full moon in Hawaii tonight - 12% larger and some 30% brighter ...”
07
Poipu Beach & Tea House
“Today we had a plan to go north, maybe to Secret Beach. But we got ...”
08
Last Day
“Today was the last day in Kauai for this time. Time flies when you have ...”
09
Delta is using Linux
“On our way home we had upgraded our ticket to business class using our milage. ...”
Jun
02
Almost a Month...
“It's been almost a month since I updated the blog. Not much have happened. A ...”
Sweden Day
“Chie and I went to the Swedish Embassy around 2 pm. There we met Mina-sensei ...”
Yodakimbo
“After our visit to the Swedish embassy we were hungry. We returned to Naka-Meguro for ...”
07
Business Trip to Beijing
“On Monday afternoon I went to Beijing and arrived at the hotel around 6 pm, ...”
14
NW88
“Through a vendor to Sony Mobile I got in contact with Yagi-san who I put ...”
17
Flea Market
“This weekend Ishihara-san arranged a flea market for Kobuchihama and Fukukiura. We were not able ...”
23
Business Trip to Sweden
“This week I spent flying between Sweden and Japan. I also had time to some ...”
Godzilla meets Club Leo
“Met with Club Leo to watch "We Bought a Zoo". Yeah, it might not sound ...”
27
Shinobu-san in Tokyo
“A friend from Kobuchihama have come to Tokyo to help out one of here friends ...”
Jul
16
Visit to a Summer House
“On Saturday morning we departed Tokyo together with Sachi-san and Toku-san for a 3 days ...”
27
Fuji-san
“We have had 3 days Sony Mobile Japan holiday. I used the first day to ...”
Aug
05
Visiting Tohoku
“At 1 am on Saturday morning we departed Sachi-san's house in our car. It was ...”
12
Ocean 6
“This weekend we visited Ocean 6 again. We did much of the same thing we ...”
19
Coco gets a Visit
“This weekend we visited Coco in Tokorozawa. It has been a while since our last ...”
31
RNJ at Home
“Had a day off today as we had planned to invite RNJ to watch the ...”
Sep
03
Crown Jewels are Safe
“On my way to work today a dog jumped out in front of my bike ...”
13
Going to Hawaii
“We departed Narita at 20 minutes past 9 pm, sitting comfortable on the second floor ...”
14
Kauai here We Come...
“We left the hotel at 8 am to catch a 10:07 am flight to Kauai. ...”
15
A Visit to Moloa Bay
“One of Chie's and my favorite beaches is Moloa Bay so today we took Robert ...”
16
Spouting Horn, Maha'ulepu and Kiahuna
“Before heading out to any beach we went to the Spouting Horn. It's not much ...”
17
Waimea Canyon and Salt Pond
“We were early birds today, taking off before 10 am for the Waimea Canyon. The ...”
18
Queen's Bath and Hanalei Bay
“Robert has been guarding the royal family in Sweden when he did his military service ...”
19
Na Pali
“At 10 am we were sitting in a small rubber boat of the type that ...”
20
Poipu
“We were quite tired after the boat trip yesterday so we took it easy at ...”
21
Kiahuna Beach
“We decided to take another relaxing day at the beach, more specifically at the Kiahuna ...”
22
Surfing in Kiahuna
“We went back to Kiahuna today, our last day in Kauai. Yesterday we had arranged ...”
23
Returning Home
“Woke up early to go to the airport. The sad day when vacation is over ...”
Oct
01
Surprise Visit
“Visited Coco this weekend bit the most surprising thing was that we were not Coco's ...”
21
Business Trip to Lund
“This week I have been on a business trip to our Lund office. I arrived ...”
24
What to do in Beijing
“Not much to do when you are on a business trip. So far I have ...”
Nov
20
Football in California
“This weekend we went to San Francisco for our yearly football trip to Raiders' land. ...”
25
Tohoku Visit
“This weekend was extended with an extra day due to a National holiday on Friday. ...”
29
Il Lupone
“Both Chie and I were late today so we decided to have dinner at Il ...”
30
KotoKoto
“Met Chie at 7pm for a dinner at KotoKoto. As usual it was delicious and ...”
Dec
01
Christmas is Coming...
“We started the morning by watching my "Japanese mom" on Shop Channel. Sachi-san, who is ...”
24
Christmas
“This year we celebrated Christmas (almost) on the right time, just a few hours off. ...”
2011
“Tsunami & volunteer work”
Jan
01
Happy New Year!
“ ”
New Year's Day
“Every year we also visit the shrine not far from Chie's mother's place. Since Coco ...”
02
Return to Tokyo
“ After a few days in Tokorozawa with a lot of walking and a lot of ...”
07
Tonpo
“After work I went to Tonpo in Harajuku. Chie and Mina was already there, having ...”
08
Club Leo at Ron-R
“We met with Club Leo today. No movie as we usually do, but just straight ...”
19
Los Lobos at Billboard
“After work today I took my bike home. Did a quick change of clothes and ...”
23
Ichi, Ni, San...Po
“Some may wonder what the title means... But it is a bad attempt for a ...”
25 Days
“On our way home from Tokorozawa tonight we had to use the windshield wipers. It ...”
26
Annupuri
“6:20 I was at the Haneda airport checking in. I've taken 3 days holiday to ...”
27
On Top of the World
“I know what it sounds like, the title, but that is how it felt like ...”
28
Snow Keeps Falling...
“Woke up to a grey sky today. Still I was waiting for the gondola to ...”
29
35 cm!
“What a difference a night makes. 35 cm of difference. It is like powder paradise ...”
Snow Keeps Falling...
“The rest of the day continued as it had started. With snow, snow and then ...”
30
More Snow in Niseko
“It continued snowing throughout the night and it continued snowing when I woke this morning. ...”
Feb
03
Raider Nation Japan @ Yoshiman
“Another football season is coming to its end :-( Well, the sad thing is that ...”
04
Old STEP People Party
“Directly after work I met with Chie and Kishinami-sensei outside the Shinagawa-station to take a ...”
05
Social Network & Yodakimbo
“ What better to do on a Saturday than going to the movies. Chie and I ...”
13
Stuffy Nose in Tokorozawa
“I got a cold on Thursday and on Friday morning I brought it with me ...”
14
Snowing in Tokyo :-O
“Monday night. By coinsidence Chie is looking out of the window and, to our surprise, ...”
15
Valentine's Day Dinner
“Today Chie and I went to KotoKoto for a Valentine's Day dinner. The observant reader ...”
16
Kings of Leon
“A while back I bought the latest Kings of Leon album, Come Around Sundown. I've ...”
17
Dinner at Tatsuharu
“We decided to not cook at home tonight. Instead we went to Tatsuharu, a Chinese ...”
18
Snowing in Shiga Kogen
“Woke up a little bit earlier today than I usually do. I was catching an ...”
19
Sunny Day in Shiga Kogen
“Yesterday it was snowing the whole day but today it was nothing but blue sky ...”
20
Final Day in Shiga Kogen
“Early birds get paid... I was waiting for the lift to open today again. But ...”
Il Lupone
“After returning from Shiga Kogen I went straight back home. Just waiting for Chie to ...”
21
Summary of Shiga Kogen
“The wonderful days of Shiga Kogen is over for this year and I just want ...”
24
Devi Corner
“This week we have had visitors from Lund and Beijing in the office. Tonight was ...”
26
Kool & the Gang
“Chie and I decided a while back to watch Kool & the Gang when they ...”
27
MAT Session
“For Valentine's Day I got a MAT session from Chie. Today it was time to ...”
Mar
05
World's Biggest & Most Expensive Strawberry?
“After the gym Chie and I went to Precce to buy Barlilla Spaghetti which we ...”
Yodakimbo with Inoshita-san
“For dinner we went to Yodakimbo. We had a plan a long time to go ...”
06
The Terrible Truth
“I maybe found out a terrible truth about myself today... I look like Homer Simpson ...”
The Eagles
“Next on Chie's and my musical experience was a visit to the Tokyo Dome for ...”
11
Earthquake
“The building where my office is located is still swaying after the biggest earthquake I ...”
Update on the Earthquake
“Now I have walked home. I learned something about automatic bicycle parking machines today. They ...”
Who Messed up Our Home?
“This is the result of the earthquake at home. No big damages but quite a ...”
12
A New Day
“It's a new day. The sun is shining :-) And we have been woken up ...”
A Thought or Two
“There are things you take for granted in life, and you don't miss it... Until ...”
Looking for Friends & Family?
“If anyone is looking for friends and family missing after the earthquake yesterday there are ...”
Going to Tokorozawa
“Chie and I had planned to go to Tokorozawa already yesterday, but the traffic was ...”
13
Coco the Dog
“This weekend we took the car and drove to Tokorozawa. As always an oasis of ...”
14
Walking to the Office
“Because of the cyclic power outage and the somewhat poor information provided for it, people ...”
Rinban-Teiden/Cyclic Blackout [Updated]
“Waking up today to the news that there will be 輪番停電 (rinban-teiden) or cyclic blackout/power ...”
Tokyu Store in Naka-Meguro
“As you may have seen from news reports many convenience and grocery stores are getting ...”
White Day at KotoKoto
“In all that has happened I almost forgot that it was White Day today. In ...”
15
An Ordinary Night
“Almost every night now we wake up by one or a few after-quakes. This night ...”
Yasaka
“Around 3:30 pm we got a message from HR to leave office early if possible ...”
Excruciatingly Single Minded
“Maybe you think I am getting excruciatingly single minded, but even though we try to ...”
16
An Ordinary Day
“How has an ordinary day changed for us since Friday's earthquake? Actually, it goes on ...”
Fukushima #1
“The latest news about the Fukushima #1 nuclear power plant is difficult to get hold ...”
Fukushima #1 an Update
“There is now a fear that Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Reactor #3 has a damaged containment ...”
Yet Another One... [Updated]
“When I nowadays feel an after-quake I go to the JMA web site. We have ...”
Back to Work...
“Just got a message from my manager. Tomorrow we are all going back to work ...”
Survival Dinner
“What do you eat to survive in Tokyo in the aftermath of earthquakes, tsunamis, and ...”
Risk Going Down
“The risk for after-quakes in the 7+ magnitude level was estimated to 70% directly after ...”
17
Risk Going Up?
“Again, the information regarding the Fukushima #1 power plant provided by TEPCO is below expectations ...”
2 Bottles of Water & 1 Box of Kleenex
“Chie went to the grocery store on her way home after work. To her surprise ...”
Packed
“As you may know by now, Chie and I are staying in Japan. But we ...”
No Blackout
“It was a risk that the cyclic power outage was not going to be enough ...”
18
Fukushima #1 Improving?
“Yesterday they dumped water over the critical Reactor #3 in Fukushima #1 power plant. They ...”
(Ab)Normal
“Going to the office today I observed a two things, one abnormal and one normal. ...”
Lunch Time
“Just came back from lunch. I used the lunch in a very good way today. ...”
A little better all the time (It can't get no worse)
“It seems that since yesterday and during the whole day today the radiation at Fukushim ...”
Saving Energy
“By now you probably have heard about the cyclic power outage to prevent from overloading ...”
Yasaka with Hirata-san
“Chie and I had planned to have a quiet dinner at home, but Hirata-san called ...”
19
Hope
“One of my favorite Japanese authors is Ryu Murakami who has written books like Norwegian ...”
Gym Again
“First time Chie and I have had time to go to the gym in a ...”
Cable to Fukushima #1
“It seems the electric power cable has been restored so that Fukushima #1 now have ...”
Tasukeai Japan
“Tasukeai Japan is a project that supports volunteer-led activities after the Tohoku earthquake. It collaborates ...”
NHK News vs. CNN & BBC World
“During the last week Chie and I have been watching the news almost constantly when ...”
Information, Communication & "Brand Value"
“Don't get me wrong, the Tokyo Fire Department are doing a wonderful and even heroic ...”
20
Popular Gym
“It was not only I that had an idea to go to the gym today. ...”
A Visit to the Swedish Embassy
“This morning I got an email and an automatic phone call from the Swedish Foreign ...”
Dinner at Il Lupone
“Chie and went to Il Lupone for dinner. It is about 5 minutes walk from ...”
21
Water is Safe
“Maybe you have heard about the increased levels of radioactive iodine in Tokyo tap water. ...”
22
After-quakes
“We are still having after-quakes along the north-east coast of Japan. Though the frequency and ...”
23
Can't Live with Them, Can't Live without Them
“The title is referring to cell-phones and nothing else :-) And the reason for it ...”
Water is NOT Safe
“In one of three water purification plants in Tokyo they now have detected levels of ...”
White Flowers
“On my way home from work I stopped by at a flower shop along the ...”
24
Sore Throat
“Woke up today with a super sore throat and someone had planted a waterfall in ...”
26
Feeling Better
“It is Saturday morning and I am feeling a bit better after staying home from ...”
Emperor's Engagement
“What happened on March 11 was the biggest earthquake hitting Japan in modern time resulting ...”
Visiting Coco the Dog in Tokorozawa
“Another weekend visit to Coco the dog. We took the car in the morning. In ...”
28
Sakura Report #1
“Soon it is sakura time in Tokyo. But still no flowers on the trees. ”
KotoKoto
“Tonight Chie and I had nothing better to do than going to KotoKoto for dinner. ...”
30
Sakura Report #2
“No change since Sakura Report #1. Still no flowers :-( ”
31
Sakura Report #3
“Today a few flowers could be seen. If you look closely at the picture below ...”
Apr
01
Yogurt On the Verge of being Extinct
“This is not an April's fools joke... I hope, since I heard the news yesterday. ...”
Worse than Earthquakes and Nuclear Crisis?
“As if earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear crisis should not be enough there is yet another ...”
Sakura Report #4
“This morning just a few more flowers could be seen. Most trees along Meguro river ...”
02
Sakura Report #5
“Chie and I went to Tokyu Store in Naka-Meguro for some grocery shopping. In Naka-Meguro ...”
Long Time No...
“ It's been quite a while now without an earthquake. Sine the Tohoku earthquake we had ...”
03
Sakura Report #6
“Chie and I walked along the Meguro river to Naka-Meguro and as you can see ...”
05
Saved Dog
“For some reasons it seems news papers around the world do not report happy news ...”
What Makes Your Day?
“If someone asked "what makes your day?" about 4 weeks ago I think I would ...”
If You Have to Go, You Have to Go
“A funny thing about the dog that was found alive floating on and island of ...”
06
Final Sakura Report
“Full bloom! Riding my bike along the Meguro river on my way home from work. ...”
Atlas Shrugged
“For anyone of you that have planned to read Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but hesitated ...”
07
Final Final Sakura Report
“Full bloom and lots of people along the Meguro river. I could hardly pass with ...”
Another One
“At 23:36 I was abruptly woken from my beauty sleep, to which I had fallen ...”
08
Hanami Party
“I usually leave home around 7:15 in the morning to go to the office. This ...”
Week's End
“Worked somewhat longer today than I usually do. Left the office around 18 compared to ...”
09
When the Levee Breaks...
“When the sakura levee breaks it looks something like in the picture below. ”
10
Coco the Dog Meets a Friend
“Sometimes I wonder if Coco the dog is really a dog. First of all he ...”
11
One Month
“It is now one month ago since the Tohoku 9.0 earthquake. It was honored with ...”
12
Sakura Report #8 or so
“Though I have implicitly promised to not report anything more about the cherry blossom (cf. ...”
14
Swedish Tax
“Every year Swedish people have to declare their income to the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). ...”
Japan Quake Map
“An interesting site is the Japan Quake Map where you can run a simulation of ...”
15
Yodakimbo
“After a long week we had no strength to cook at home. So we went ...”
16
Sparrow eMail Client
“A while back I bought an email client for my Mac called Sparrow. Why you ...”
Shake, Rattle & Roll
“It started out slowly for quite some time before it jolted the building a bit ...”
Club Leo at Il Lupone
“At 6 pm we met Club Leo (Ryo and Non) at Il Lupone for dinner. ...”
17
Busy Day
“Today was a busy day. Chie has been working a lot lately so to help ...”
21
Running Out...
“I am running out of funny words to write when informing about earthquakes. We had ...”
22
Tohoku Earthquake Information
“Maybe most of you are getting tired of all the talking about earthquakes. Still I ...”
23
Supplies
“Today Chie and I will deliver our first batch of supplies to Ishihara-san. She is ...”
24
A Long Tunnel
“We took another road back from Tokorozawa today. It was faster than usual. And the ...”
26
Ocean View
“A day away from the office. I spent it taking care of the laundry, giving ...”
27
Sunny Poipu, We're Back!
“The flight from Honolulu to Lihue on Kauai is only 30 minutes long. We spent ...”
28
Poipu Beach
“I lied! Or rather, I did not know that we would sleep in for such ...”
29
Moloa Bay, Finally
“Finally we went to Moloa Bay. It was as beautiful as we remembered it. Today ...”
30
Kawailoa Bay
“Yesterday we went north so today we stayed in the south. Kawailoa bay is not ...”
May
01
Salt Pond & Kiahuna Beach
“We went west today. To Salt Pond. A very hot place not far from Port ...”
02
Hanelei
“We decided to go north today. To Hanelei. We stopped shortly at the Princeville Golf ...”
03
Tohoku Donation
“Though we are on vacation our friends in Japan are not. Ichihara-san and her friends ...”
Poipu Beach
“It was raining heavily with thunderstorms the whole night. We sleep with the windows open ...”
04
When it Rains it Really Pours
“Rain again in the morning. It stopped after a while so we went to Kiahuna. ...”
05
Moloa Bay & Kiahuna
“Every morning Chie's friend Eli(sabeth) comes by with her family. And Chie feeds her and ...”
06
Come Rain or Come Shine
“The last few days have been rainy in the morning. Today was no difference. Once ...”
07
May Day by the Bay
“A really unusual day on Kauai. Cloudy all over. The whole day. So we did ...”
09
Back in Tokyo
“After some travel we arrived back in Tokyo in the afternoon today. It is always ...”
10
-12 Degrees Celsius
“It was cold in Tokyo today. If you compare it to yesterday it was -12 ...”
15
Visiting Coco the Dog
“Usually we go to Tokorozawa the first weekend when we are back from a vacation. ...”
Tohoku Relief Help
“When we were in Tokorozawa we took the time to supply some pre-washed rice and ...”
16
Lost My Bicycle
“I forgot my key card to the automagical bicycle parking today so I parked by ...”
17
Found My Bicycle
“Bad Boy was found today. Bad Boy is my bicycle. And, NO, I did not ...”
21
Club Leo at Tani Kitchen
“Chie and I met with Club Leo (Non and Ryo) in Hibiya today. First we ...”
23
I'm an Official Sensei
“I got an email today from the tea ceremony master (sensei) with a note that ...”
25
Charity Flea Market
“This wekend there is a charity flea market in Ebisu/Naka-Meguro area. Ishihara-san who is the ...”
27
Preparation for Flea Market
“Some new friends that are arranging with relief help for Tohoku earthquake victims ar preparing ...”
28
A Visit from Raider Nation Japan
“Chie used the whole morning to prepare a lot of yummy food while I used ...”
30
Dinner with Andreas
“I am doing a short visit to Sweden for business. The whole day was workshop ...”
31
Workshop Dinner
“The workshop continued today. I was much more tired than yesterday, which was actually surprisingly ...”
Jun
01
Dinner with Josef
“No workshop today but a few meetings. So the day was busy. In the afternoon ...”
03
Donation from a Friend
“Got back to Tokyo from Sweden today. Arrived in the morning and got directly back ...”
05
Another Weekend with Coco the Dog
“We spent yet another weekend with Coco the dog in Tokorozawa. As usual we did ...”
06
+-0
“I recently went to Sweden for a business trip. I bought a lot of things ...”
11
Club Leo Going to Freakonomics
“Met with Non and Ryo today as part of our monthly Club Leo meeting. This ...”
17
Commercial
“It was a long day today. From one aspect it was also an interesting day, ...”
100,000 JPY!!!
“Today we passed (well beyond) 100,000 JPY in donations for the Tohoku Donation!!! :-) To all ...”
Cookies for Kids
“Chie's work colleagues kids have already donated a bicycle to Kobuchihama kids. But they are ...”
20
Takidashi at Kobuchihama
“Chie and I joined Ishihara-san and about 30 other people to go to Kobuchihama to ...”
Takidashi Video
“This is a video collage from our takidashi-trip to Kobuchihama. ”
22
Beijing
“Arrived in Beijing around lunch time. Took a taxi to the Marriott Courtyard hotel after ...”
24
Returning to Tokyo
“It was the longest 30 minutes of my life, taxing and taking off. Why? There ...”
25
Dinner at Ex-Kan Manager's Restaurant
“First tea ceremony since the earthquake in March 11. It went quite well considering the ...”
26
Driving License Renewal
“I spent 3 hours renewing my driving license today. 1 hour walking in a production ...”
Jul
01
RNJ @ Yoshiman
“Rode my bike to Ginza after office today. There I met Chie, Mash-san, Black Panther-san ...”
04
Party at Ishihara-san's
“Met Chie at home after work today. 19:45 we took the car and drove to ...”
07
Colorful Meguro River - Green
“The Meguro river has a variety of colors. I always had a plan to make ...”
08
I am Extended \(^_^)/
“A couple of weeks ago I went to the Immigration Office (about 15 minutes by ...”
09
Gamarjobat at Otodama Sea Studio
“Chie and I met Non and Ryo inside the Otodama Sea Studio at Zushi beach. ...”
10
50.000 JPY to Kobuchihama
“We have talked with Ishihara-san about the money we have collected, now almost 60.000 JPY ...”
11
Taipei
“Left Tokyo in the morning and after a short flight I arrived at the Shongshan ...”
14
Back in Tokyo
“Left Taipei in the morning to arrive back in Tokyo around 3 pm. First thing ...”
15
KotoKoto
“One of our favorite restaurants is KotoKoto. Not only is the food great, but the ...”
16
Tea Ceremony
“Another tea ceremony class. It is always relaxing though quite painful for my knees to ...”
17
Wrong
“This is not a post for Depeche Mode fans, though the title is the same ...”
22
There's a Lion in my Mac
“During the last weekend I backed up Chie's MacBook and my MacBook Pro as a ...”
23
Coco Found a Friend
“In the morning Chie and I went to Tokorozawa. It was quite nice temperature, not ...”
24
Typical Japanese Way
“Walking with Coco the dog in Tokorozawa I usually pass by a few things that ...”
Coco the Dog...
“Always when we are in Tokorozawa most of our attention is on Coco the dog. ...”
27
New Design of nippon-ni.net
“From today and for the rest of the week Sony Ericsson has company holidays here ...”
28
Connected Blog with Facebook
“Since I have had some time to kill as I didn't need to go to ...”
29
I Almost Wish...
“I almost wish I did not join Facebook yesterday... Today my email inbox was full ...”
Rainy Season is Back
“News yesterday reported that the rainy season is back in Japan :-( The last few ...”
30
Haircut
“Went to the hair saloon today to cut my hair. 3 mm and it cost ...”
Korean BBQ
“After a day of doing nothing more than relaxing I went to the busy Shinjuku ...”
31
Pepsi Caribbean Gold
“Found a new Pepsi at 7-Eleven. It's called Pepsi Caribbean Gold and looked a little ...”
Aug
02
Dinner at KotoKoto
“Dinner at KotoKoto after work today. A lot of "home" cooked Japanese food. Yummy :-P”
04
Dinner at KotoKoto
“No it is not a repeat of the blog post, just a repeat of a ...”
Finally!
“What the world has been waiting for, the commercial I participated in ;-) Though only ...”
05
Amsterdam
“We arrived in Amsterdam in the evening and went by train and taxi to our ...”
06
Gay Parade
“Had breakfast at Cafe Nielsen. Quite OK, but the name was definitely much better than ...”
07
Museums, Pot and Naked People
“First thing today we walked 200 meters to enter Anne Frank Huis (house). We were ...”
08
Eh...
“Today we lett Amsterdam for Eh, where my grandmother's summer house is located. Just at ...”
11
Bomhus
“After a few great days in Eh with grandmother and John it was time to ...”
12
Valbo
“We spent the morning at my father's place before once again climbing into our rental ...”
13
Birthday
“My mother had her 60th birthday today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It was a bonus that we ...”
14
Stockholm
“In the morning we packed the car and went first to Uppsala to drop Robban ...”
15
Mancini
“Chie and I spent most of the day shopping. Robban (my brother) came down from ...”
16
Piren Bar
“Another long day of shopping and walking. We had lunch as a sushi restaurant in ...”
18
Returned to Tokyo
“Yesterday we got up early. Checked out from the hotel. Walked 200 meters (or so) ...”
20
Semi & Eggs in Tokorozawa
“Went to Tokorozawa for a short visit to Coco the dog. We went there already ...”
21
Review of Piren Bar
“Helena, as we talked about when we had dinner at Mäster Anders the other day, ...”
Kobuchihama Starting to Move into Temporary Homes
“Finally the small fishing village of Kobuchihama is getting temporary homes. From August the first ...”
Work Trip to Beijing
“It's Sunday and I am going to Beijing. I'll be there the whole week to ...”
23
Yunnan Restaurant
“After work today Calle and I joined with Liew and he took us to Beijing's ...”
24
Grill Bar in Beijing
“Met up with some Swedish work colleagues after work today. Martin and Micke are working ...”
26
Returning from Beijing
“I was scheduled on an early flight from Beijing so I got up even earlier ...”
Flee Market for Kobuchihama
“After getting back home from my Beijing trip I had no time to relax. Just ...”
27
Ghost Writer & Pescaderia with Club Leo
“At 3:25 pm we met Ryo-san and Non-san outside the movie theatre. It was time ...”
28
3 x Astro Boy
“Went to the flee market to pack all the unsold things. The 3 Astro Boy ...”
Flea Market
“Helped out carrying things to and from the flea market for Kobuchihama this weekend. There ...”
Sep
03
RNJ Pre-Season Party
“We got eminent guests at around 2 pm - Raider Nation Japan. Chie had prepared ...”
04
Maybe Not News
“Maybe this is not news for anyone but I just recently discovered that Mick Jagger ...”
06
IBM Thinkpad G40
“Today we ordered 2 IBM Thinkpad G40 for Kobuchihama. This is an important means for ...”
11
10 Years and 6 Months
“Today is 10 years since 9.11 and naturally it gets a lot of (all) attention ...”
13
Tuberculosis
“Got an email at work today (broadcast) saying someone at the office have been diagnosed ...”
16
Friday Night... Yasaka
“Too tired to make dinner tonight. Instead we went to Yasaka for some yaki-tori and ...”
18
Temporary Home in Ishinomaki
“Past midnight we departed from Ishihara-san's home. We were 6 people riding in two cars, ...”
Fukukiura
“Fukukiura is a small place not far from Kobuchihama. Although the places are quite close ...”
Temporary Home in Kobuchihama
“After our stop in Fukukiura we continued to Kobuchihama where we stopped at one of ...”
Fisherman's Home
“Next stop was at a local fisherman and his wife's home. Their home was still ...”
Temporary Homes Next to Coco's
“After our visit to the fisherman's home we drove to a temporary home complex next ...”
The Story of a Fishing Boat
“While the other kept on delivering supplies to various people around Kobuchihama I join with ...”
New Freezer
“A while back Ishihara-san's group used the money from flee markets and donations to buy ...”
Final Stop in Kobuchihama
“Our final stop of the day was at a beauty salon. It had just reopened ...”
What Volunteer Work does for You
“This is what volunteer work does for you... ;-) ”
19
Round Trip in Ishinomaki
“Chie and I had breakfast at 8 am. Then we met Ishihara-san around 9 am ...”
Ishinomaki Harbor
“In the afternoon we had made 4 stops at different families to provide some supplies. ...”
A Trip to Tohoku
“We are back from a trip to the Tohoku area. Or more precisely to Ishinomaki ...”
20
Xperia ray
“Lately I have been on quite a few business trips. So I have requested a ...”
21
Without My Bike
“Yesterday it was raining when I was going back home so I decided to take ...”
22
After a Typhoon
“Yesterday a typhoon passed Tokyo. At first it looked like ti was going north towards ...”
25
Dinner with Ishihara-san
“At 7:30 pm Chie and I joined Ishihara-san and a few of the people in ...”
26
Beijing
“Arrived in Beijing just passed noon and took a taxi to the hotel. Traffic jam! ...”
27
Smoggy Beijing
“On my way to the office I passed, as usual, a group of women and ...”
28
> 400 PPM Beijing
“Today was a terrible day in Beijing. Someone told me the air pollution was more ...”
29
Last Night in Beijing
“Smog from yesterday was gone and I could actually have a view of Beijing from ...”
30
Back in Tokyo
“Having slept only 4 hours it was a wonder I woke up, and before the ...”
Oct
01
A Friend from Todai
“Met Uwe at Naka-meguro station at 6:45 pm for dinner at Yodakimbo. Uwe is a ...”
04
Shipped Heaters to Fukukiura
“Today we used almost 30.000 JPY of donated money to buy and ship 4 heaters ...”
05
Steve Jobs 1955-2011
“ From apple.com ”
08
Preparation for Flea Market
“Next weekend (October 15-16) we have another flea market coming up. Chie and I a ...”
Al Davis 1929-2011
“The owner of Oakland Raiders, Al Davis, died today :-( From raiders.com ”
09
Walking Coco the Dog
“This weekend we went to Tokorozawa. It was quite some time since we last visited ...”
12
Fire in Naka-Meguro?
“While Chie and I were walking home from the gym we saw what must have ...”
14
Preparing Flea Market for Tohoku
“After work I rode my bike directly home where I met Chie, and we drove ...”
15
Tea Ceremony and Yasaka
“Just before 1 pm I arrived at Mina-sensei for this month's tea ceremony. Ueno-san was ...”
Getting Ready for Chiefs @ Raiders
“Today Chie went to the nail salon bringing a sticker of the Raiders logotype. You ...”
16
Closing-down the Flea Market
“At 6:30 pm Chie and I went to the flea market to help out closing ...”
17
Bill Romance
“ ”
The New Brad Pit (?)
“So finally I am going to compete with Brad Pit for the main characters in ...”
21
Going to San Francisco
“Day off today. We are going to San Francisco... Well we are going to SF ...”
Shopping in the Bay Area
“Arrived in San Francisco in the morning, a few hours before we left Tokyo... We ...”
22
Saturday is College Football
“Saturday is college football. The first few years we went to San Francisco to watch ...”
23
Game Day
“Game days can be sunny and beautiful and fun and wonderful and... And terrible. Well, ...”
24
Returning to Tokyo
“Monday morning and we basically just got up, packed the car, and went to the ...”
25
Back in Tokyo
“Finally back in Tokyo. Flight arrived on time and we quickly got through immigrations and ...”
27
Black Duck UG Seminar
“In the afternoon I got on a train to Yurakucho from where I had a ...”
29
Astro Boy T-Shirt
“I wore my new t-shirt with an Astro Boy hologram on it. When you view ...”
Met a Friend on the Train
“Finally we met our friend on the train... The one with the glass in the ...”
Club Leo & Horrible Bosses
“Met with Club Leo in Shunjuku to watch the movie Horrible Bosses. The movie was ...”
Nov
03
IKEA
“It was a national holiday in Japan today. Chie and I took the opportunity to ...”
Gym & Yasaka
“Went to the gym after work while Chie went to Yasaka to meet with a ...”
05
Tea Ceremony and Coco
“At 1 pm I knocked on the door of my sensei. It was time for ...”
07
Going to Beijing
“Woke up and went to Haneda. Business trip to Beijing. Nothing that I really look ...”
11
Returning to Tokyo
“As always when in Beijing I wake up early on the day when I return. ...”
Flea Market
“After returning from Beijing I went directly home to unpack. Then Chie got back from ...”
12
The Peninsula
“Once we had slowly woken up in the morning we went to the Hibiya/Ginza area. ...”
13
Happy Birthday Chie
“"Happy birthday Chie!" was one of my first words to Chie this morning. Kind of ...”
14
Kimura-sensei
“Waking up in a wonderful bed with a great view of Hibiya park... Then I ...”
17
Yodakimbo
“After work I took the visitor from our Lund office to Yodakimbo. A small and ...”
19
Tea Ceremony
“In May I got my official certificate as a second level tea ceremony master. But ...”
20
Gamarjobat with Club Leo
“Today we enjoyed another show by Gamarjobat. It was really good, and some changes to ...”
25
Leaving for Tohoku
“At 6:30 pm Chie and I went to Ebisu where we packed our car to ...”
26
Fukukiura
“ Early in the morning Chie and I arrived at Aeon in Ishinomaki. Aeon was where ...”
Kobuchihama
“In Kobuchihama we unloaded some more furnitures and, as in Fukukiura, helped organize the temporary ...”
28
Kobuchihama Again
“After a good night's sleep at the Grand Hotel in Ishinomaki we woke up and ...”
Dec
10
Tokyo Tower & Full Moon
“It was a beautiful evening with a full moon. I shot this photo from the ...”
11
It's a Miracle
“I got this link from Ara-san's Facebook page. Monique van der Vorst has been paralyzed ...”
Project "Christmas"
“The last 2 weeks we have been busy supporting Project "Christmas". This is Ishihara-san's latest ...”
Volunteer Dinner
“A work colleague from Chie's office and her kids have joined forces with us in ...”
16
Beijing Again
“This week I have been in Beijing on a business trip again. As usual Beijing ...”
17
Pet Hotel Customers
“When Chie and I passed a new pet hotel not far from the apartment we ...”
Club Leo Goes to Yodakimbo
“Usually we when we meet Club Leo we go to the movies first and then ...”
18
Tea Ceremony and Year End Party
“It was time for my monthly tea ceremony. Quite a few people joined this day ...”
22
RNJ @ Yoshiman
“After work I went to Yurakucho and walk to Yoshiman in Ginza. There I met ...”
23
Santa Goes Harley
“On our way to Roppongi Hills Santa passed us... On a Harley Davidson. I guess ...”
Shopping in Roppongi Hills
“We went to Roppongi Hills for some shopping today. We took the car as we ...”
Yaki-Niku
“After our trip to Roppongi Hills we went to Tokyu store in Naka-Meguro and from ...”
Celebrating the Emperor's Birthday
“Chie and I have a tradition... We usually open all our Christmas gifts on the ...”
24
Christmas Dinner at Il Lupone
“On Christmas Eve Chie and I went to Il Lupone for dinner. It is a ...”
25
Yaki-Niku on Christmas Day
“Chie and I spent almost the whole day watching Football. Christmas Eve is always packed ...”
27
Dinner at Yasaka
“This autumn has been quite busy and it is showing now at the end of ...”
29
Yaki-Niku with Sensei
“Chie and I met with Mina-sensei in Shinjuku today to have dinner at a Korean ...”
30
Going to Tokorozawa for New Year
“After making a lot of preparations we finally got off to Tokorozawa to celebrate the ...”
31
New Year's Eve
“As usual when we are in Tokorozawa during the New Year's celebrations we go to ...”
2010
“Another year in Tokyo.”
Jan
01
New Year's Day
“It has been a tradition now for quite some time that Chie and I take ...”
02
Leaving Tokorozawa
“Last day in Tokorozawa. Another beautiful day Coco and I took advantage of for a ...”
09
Painting...
“Had the apartment for myself today so what better to do than continue the renovation? ...”
14
Stayed Home
“Chie was home yesterday and the day before in some stomach flu thing. She was ...”
15
This Is It
“Met Chie in Roppongi Hills after work. For a quick dinner and then This Is ...”
16
Translations
“I order a few books from Amazon.co.jp today. My procedure is to look the books ...”
17
Tokorozawa
“A short weekend in Tokorozawa. We arrived quite late on Staurday. But I still manage ...”
18
Favorite Author Dies
“My favorite author died today :-( Robert B Parker died at the age of 77. ...”
21
Looooong Day at the Office
“Headed out from the apartment at around 7:20 as usual to arrive at the office, ...”
22
Yaki-Niku with Andreas
“First thing that happened at the office today was that my PC got stuck in ...”
24
Avatar IMAX 3D
“The latest hype in movie industry has been the Avatar movie. Especially the 3D version ...”
Feb
05
Gamarjobat
“ Joined Andreas and a friend of his, Jonas, at Shinagawa station, actually I joined Andreas ...”
06
Coco Got Brand New Socks
“As always when we go to Tokorozawa to visit Coco we bring a lot of ...”
10
Raider Nation Japan Invades Yoshiman
“Hectic day at the office and I was an hour or so delayed for the ...”
14
St. Valentine's Day
“In the evening, after a gym session, Chie and I went to Red Pepper in ...”
19
Shiga-Kogen
“Friday morning and I woke up earlier than usual on a work day, which Fridays ...”
20
Shiga-Kogen - Day 2
“At 7:55 am we were all waiting at the lift. We were on the second ...”
21
Shiga-Kogen - Day 3
“I had managed to convince the other (most of them) that we should try the ...”
27
Musashi in Tokorozawa
“Took a trip to Tokorozawa by train after tea ceremony in Tokyo. Met with Chie ...”
28
Winter Sakura in Tokorozawa
“Wonderful weather today 8-) Coco and I went for a long walk in the sunshine. ...”
Mar
03
Coca
“Wednesday and "no overtime working day" :-) A Japanese government invention to decrease the work ...”
13
Nail Jewelry
“Chie went to the nail salon today. And got jewelry for her nails 8-O ”
19
Long Time...
“It has been a long time since I updated the blog now. That last couple ...”
21
Spring in Tokorozawa?
“It seems that spring is finally arriving in Japan. Coco and I had many chances ...”
22
Playful Coco
“Coco is not only cute but he likes to play as well :-) There is ...”
27
Up in the Air
“Met Non and Ryo in Ginza to watch Up in the Air movie with George ...”
31
On My Way...
“On my way to the office there are millions of cherry trees... Or at least ...”
Night Time Sakura
“What better ways to spend time a Wednesday evening after gym and dinner than having ...”
Apr
02
Yasaka
“Met Andreas and his Family, Stina, Emil, Simon, Ulf, and Elisabeth at Yasaka after work. ...”
11
Shutter Island
“Another weekend day with Club Leo. As usual we went to a movie first then ...”
18
Springier Time in Tokorozawa
“No one can blame Coco for not being cute. He is the cutest... Except for ...”
23
Getting Ready for Golden Week
“Left office early today with a big headache. Still I had to stop at Tokyu ...”
26
Bye, Bye Tokyo
“Left office at 4:30 pm and it was a relief. Walking slowly to the Shinagawa ...”
27
Hello Kauai
“At 11:30 am we touched down on Lihue airport in Kauai. Got our bags. Got ...”
28
A Day at the Kawailoa Bay
“Chie and I are quite good at doing nothing. We are so good at it ...”
29
Back at Poipu Beach
“Chie and I spent the day in sunny Poipu at the Poipu beach. It is ...”
30
Moloa Bay
“One of our favorite beaches is the Moloa Bay beach. It has nice shadow under ...”
May
01
A Day at the Kiahuna Beach
“Back again at our absolute favorite beach. It is always quite crowded here, but still ...”
02
Shopping Day in Lihue
“Rainy day = shopping day. Almost like clockwork there is one day out of 10-12 ...”
03
Kiahuna Day
“Second day in a row it is raining in Sunny Poipu :-O We spent the ...”
04
Monk Seals at Poipu
“We made it safe today and went to Poipu Beach. It is close. And always ...”
05
Moloa Bay & iPads
“From the title you may wonder what Moloa Bay has to do with iPads. Well, ...”
06
Poipu Beach... Again
“I am starting to get annoyed at the monk seals now. Today another one was ...”
07
An Old Friend
“Today we met an old friend of ours at Kiahuna beach. "V20" the monk seal ...”
08
Bye, Bye Kaua'i
“This is then end... Of our Golden Week vacation 2010. It is always with mixed ...”
16
Getting Hot Hot Hot
“I can feel the summer is coming. It is not super hot yet but you ...”
20
Yasaka with Work Colleagues & Friends
“Once my meeting had finished at 7 pm I left the office. I met up ...”
21
29 Phews and More
“Phew, phew, phew... 29 degrees and some more. First really hot day of the year. ...”
23
Alice & Khyber
“Another day with Club Leo. We met at Seibu to watch Alice in Wonderland. A ...”
27
Sankyu Day
“OK, this is going to be difficult to explain. Today was the anniversary of a ...”
28
Preparing for RNJ
“Stayed home from the office today. Didn't feel 100%. In the evening I met Chie ...”
29
Raider Nation Japan
“Decided! We are going to the KC game in November :-) With Russel kicked and ...”
Jun
06
Hip, Hip Hurray for Sweden
“It seems we started to celebrate the National Day in Sweden on June 6 in ...”
10
Rainy Season
“27 degrees and many, many, many % of humidity today... Welcome to the rainy season ...”
12
Hot Time, Summer in ...
“Tokorozawa. It was too hot to take a walk with Coco during the day when ...”
13
Flower Time
“Today was a little bit less warm than yesterday. Still enough hot to walk in ...”
16
29 & Many %
“Maybe the title looks cryptic, but it just means it was 29 degrees today and ...”
21
“Chie and I are moving out of the apartment today. For a few days only ...”
Grand Prince Hotel New Takana
“Despite what you may think, the Grand Prince Hotel is not Prince Daniel's (or Ockelbomannen ...”
22
Tsubame Grill
“Still feels like being on a vacation. Left office early to visit a chiropractor. Then ...”
29
Petter & C/o @ Yasaka
“Today's dinner was at Yasaka with an x-work colleage (Petter), his wife (Maki-san) and their ...”
30
Bathroom
“Our bathroom is ready! We have been living in chaos for almost two weeks now. ...”
Jul
01
Kan
“Kan is a Japanese contemporary restaurant. The food is based in Japanese traditional food but ...”
04
Crowded Spaces
“When you live in a city with a population that is larger than that of ...”
Sunflower in Tokorozawa
“This weekend we went to Tokorozawa already on Friday night. Once we arrived we could ...”
09
Perspectives
“Big news about a big company today. Wal-Mart is the biggest in the world. 2.1 ...”
12
Before...
“"Before" pictures of the bathroom make over, as promised. ...”
18
35 Degrees
“Long weekend since Monday is a National Holiday in Japan. Have looking forward to it ...”
23
Shaken not Stirred
“This morning we woke up around 6 am by a giant hand gripping the building ...”
24
Korean BBQ
“Tea ceremony in the afternoon. My second class of koicha (thick tea), before I have ...”
25
Inception
“I have to watch this movie again! Inception. 1 part Matrix, 1 part Memento, and ...”
30
Yodakimpo
“Met with Andreas at 7:30 pm and we walked in the cool night to Yodakimpo, ...”
Aug
02
What to do if You are a Football Coach?
“First and most important advice is to NOT work for dictator countries like North Korea, ...”
04
Health & Performance Tools
“So finally, Health & Performance Tools web page is up at www.healthperformancetools.com. It's been quite ...”
07
Gamarjobat @ Otodama Sea Studio
“Chie and I went to Zushi beach today. It is a beach closer to the ...”
08
After...
“I always keep my promises! Though sometimes it may take a while. Like this time. ...”
09
Our New Hybrid Toilet
“Yes, you read the title correctly. Our new toilet is a hybrid toilet. What that ...”
10
Our Harry Potter Toilet
“Another post in the toilet series of posts. But I am fascinated by our new ...”
13
Magic Machine
“It may seem like a normal vending machine, but instead of the usual sample bottles ...”
14
Kan, Grotta, and Tram
“After work today I went home to Andreas. Or rather I went to his building. ...”
Yakiniku
“Yoshiki-san had been away playing golf all day long. I guess he was tired and ...”
Tokyo on Fire?
“ Is Tokyo on fire? No, just the usual summer fireworks (hanabi) over Tokyo bay :-) ”
15
Wet Coco
“It's been too hot for Coco to be taking a walk in the daytime for ...”
21
Ishiki Beach
“Chie and I went to pay a visit at the emperor's summer house, but he ...”
23
Lemongrass
“I am on a business trip to Lund. Actually I am staying at Clarion hotel ...”
26
LÃ¥nga Bryggan
“After a long day's meeting the whole group went to LÃ¥nga Bryggan for dinner. LÃ¥nga ...”
27
Mother & Robert
“Was at the office in Lund already at 8 am. Did not have time for ...”
28
Copenhagen
“So I am in Sweden on a business trip and will stay over the weekend. ...”
29
Day Trip Around Malmö
“Rented a car today and drove around Malmö. Actually I was reading the map and ...”
Sep
03
BlogPress
“My first post using the BlogPress tool on my iPad. It's part of the preparation ...”
50
“50 are the days in row that Tokyo has had 30 degrees or more in ...”
04
Pre-Season Party
“Though NFL pre-season started a while back it feels like it started today. Black Panther-san, ...”
RNJ Party
“ Moonlight-san, Mash-san, Johan, Chie, and Black Panther-san.”
05
MacBook Pro(blem)
“My MacBook Pro has broken down. Or rather it's graphic card or screen has broken ...”
ウサビッチ
“ウサビッチ or Usavichi from MTV Japan is Mash-san's new favorite. He spent most of the ...”
07
Waiting on my new Mac
“I'm not waiting on a lady, I'm just waiting on a friend... Or rather my ...”
08
Cool Day
“A typhoon was passing by Japan today and it was raining in Tokyo for the ...”
11
Finally!!!
“A picture say more than a 1000 words... Still I want to add that my new ...”
Tea Ceremony, Ultraman & Green Cola
“ Saturday and time for this month's tea ceremony. My tea master is living in an ...”
Musashi
“After the tea ceremony I got on the train and went to Tokorozawa. Where I ...”
12
Coco-chan
“Coco-chan is the most cute dog. When I am out walking with him people usually ...”
13
I Like the Rush Hour...
“...Because I like to rush. Big question is who's song those lyrics are from? While you ...”
15
Narita
“At the Narita airport on our way to Hawaii 8-) Later today we are arriving ...”
Waikiki
“After a 7 hours or so long flight we arrived at the Honolulu airport. Not ...”
16
Back in Kauai
“Flew from Honolulu to Kauai in the morning. As usual we got our rental car ...”
17
Moloa Bay
“Cloudy all over the island. We had a plan to go north east to Moloa ...”
18
Rainy Poipu ;-)
“The day started with heavy rain, even here in the usual so sonny Poipu. We ...”
19
Football & Kiahuna
“As usual in the morning Chie is feeding her favorite bird Elisabeth. She has been ...”
20
Moloa Bay & Some Kalbi
“Woke up early today because it was mid-week change of towels for us. So we ...”
21
Adventure in Jurasic Park & Salt Ponds Beach
“ We had a talk with Jay-Nyh at Poipu Plantation about what beach we should go ...”
Gecko
“We have a gecko visiting us :-) ”
22
Hawaiian Monk Seal
“We were lazy today and just went to the (almost) closest beach, Poipu. In a ...”
23
Another Day at Moloa Bay
“Packed our things and turned the head lights of the car to the north in ...”
24
Last Day in Kauai
“Last day in Kauai for this time. We went to our favorite beach, Kiahuna, to ...”
25
Honolulu Airport
“Sitting in the Delta Sky Lounge at the Honolulu airport waiting for the call to ...”
26
NeuroSleep
“ Before going to bed I drank one of the two bottles of NeuroSleep I bought ...”
27
Back in Tokyo
“Japan welcomed us back home by gently shaking us in the early morning. But nothing ...”
29
I Love Apple
“As you may remember I have had some MacBook Pro(blem) (new MacBook Pro, waiting for ...”
Oct
03
Coco the Cool Dog
“Another visit to Tokorozawa for Chie and me. Fist time since quite a few weeks ...”
09
I Want to Ride my Bicycle
“I went to the gym today and run for an hour. Not so fast but ...”
Club Leo at Red Pepper
“At 5:15 pm we met Ryo and Non at Red Pepper. Today we did not ...”
10
Getting a Hiding Place for my New Bike
“While Chie went to the mansion's board meeting I took my new bike for a ...”
12
Riding my Bike to the Office
“First day riding my bike to the office. It was really nice to not have ...”
15
Summarizing First Week on a Bike
“First week riding my new bike to the office can be summarized in... Wind in ...”
17
BONG!!!
“BONG!!! Was the sound it made when the sign run up and hit me on ...”
22
Another Week
“Another week have passed and no posts in the blog. The only excuse I have ...”
Hello Kitty
“For some reason we have ended up with a bunch of Hello Kitty mobile phone ...”
24
Another Weekend in Tokorozawa
“Again we went to Tokorozawa to spend the weekend there with Coco. Most of the ...”
27
A Kitty for Andreas
“So many requests for Kitty. Still have some left. But just want to ensure one ...”
30
Cold Cold Cold
“It is cold everywhere. Outside, inside and even I have a cold. Chie and I ...”
Nov
05
@NRT 4 SFO
“Sitting in the Delta lounge just waiting to board our flight to San Francisco. This ...”
06
SFO
“Arrived in San Francisco. Slept for an hour and half. Now we are going shopping.”
Ricky’s
“After a long day's shopping with Kick-san we are now at Ricky's Sports Bar with ...”
07
A Not So Usual Day
“Usually when we visit San Francisco to watch football we spend Saturday afternoon at Ricky's ...”
08
Pre-Game
“Just woke up and it's game day :-)... And it is raining :-(”
勝った! (We Won!) v(^o^)
“After a nail biting game we went into overtime. And Janikowski finished the game with ...”
12
Yodakimpo
“On Thursday Josef, a work colleague from Lund, came for a 2-days workshop. We "celebrated" ...”
14
Herb & Dorothy
“Chie and I went with Non-san and Ryo-san to a small movie theatre to watch ...”
18
Taking the Bad Boy for a Ride
“As usual I rode my bike (the Bad Boy) to the office. And as usual ...”
20
Autumn in Tokorozawa
“Chie and I drove to Tokorozawa today. As soon as we were there I took ...”
21
Nagatoro
“We had expected rain yesterday but it never came. Instead the sky was blue without ...”
23
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27
Yodakimpo
“Another long dinner at Yodakimpo. This time with Mina, my tea master. We ate a ...”
Dec
03
Xian
“This whole week I have hosted a train-the-trainers training at the office. Two people from ...”
04
Going on a Safari
“Today we got into the Audi Airline and flew to Africa for a safari at ...”
12
Taking Coco on a Walk
“We went to Tokorozawa this weekend. The weather was fine on Saturday, with a blue ...”
17
Typical Japanese Service
“One thing that you love about Japan is the service you get here. If you ...”
18
Tea Ceremony
“I went to my monthly tea ceremony class today. It was as fun and relaxing ...”
19
Yodakimpo with Club Leo
“Today we did not go to the movies, though we met with Club Leo. Since ...”
23
Cheating...
“Yes, Chie and I usually cheat during Christmas time. The reason is that 23rd is ...”
24
KotoKoto
“Christmas Eve started around 7 am this morning. With me going to the office to ...”
30
Going to Tokorozawa for New Year
“Today we went to Tokorozawa for the New Year. Once we got there I as ...”
31
New Year's Evening
“A great day in Tokorozawa again. The sun was shining so Coco and I had ...”
2009
“Redesign of nippon-ni.net.”
Jan
01
New Year's Day
“The most important thing to do for the new year is to go to the ...”
02
A Dog Park Day
“Waking up in the morning it was 4 degrees again. While trying my best to ...”
03
Returning to Tokyo
“After many days of holiday we returned to Tokyo today. We were afraid that the ...”
10
Raider Nation Japan
“Met Mash-san outside of Yoshinoya in Yurakucho at 4 pm. It was really cold in ...”
11
Dinner at Yasaka
“Chie has been busy supporting a friend with a family matter the last couple of ...”
12
Chibo at 38th Floor
“Chie and I met Martin and Ivan at the Chibo restaurant on the 38th floor ...”
18
Half Dead
“This weekend I have been half dead. At least that is how it has felt. ...”
24
Revolutionary Road with Club Leo
“Went to the gym in the morning while Chie went to Chloe family sales in ...”
31
Visiting Coco in Tokorozawa
“Arriving a little bit late in Tokorozawa due to us waiting for Yoshiki-san to finish ...”
Feb
01
Dog Park with Coco
“Yesterday it was raining a lot but today the sun was shining again. We decided ...”
05
Pickup Jimmy & Emma
“Vacation but still got up quite early. Went to the gym at around 10 am ...”
06
Going to Kyoto
“Rised and shined at just past 7 am to catch our Shinkansen train to Kyoto. ...”
07
Kinkaku-ji
“Japanese style breakfast at 8:30 am. By 9:30 am we left the ryokan and headed ...”
08
Going to Osaka
“Today was our last day in Kyoto. Actually we had a plan to stay in ...”
10
Raider Nation Japan at Yoshiman
“After work I went to Tokyo Station to meet Jimmy and Emma. They came back ...”
11
With Jimmy & Emma at Iroha-sushi
“Chie and I met Jimmy and Emma at the Naka-meguro station at 6 pm. We ...”
12
Gamarjobat
“Big day today. Chie and I were introducing Jimmy and Emma to Gamarjobat. Gamarjobat ...”
13
Shabu-shabu at Home
“Friday night. I could leave the office at 6:30 pm because the teleconference meeting with ...”
14
Big Surprise at Bic Camera
“Chie and I met Jimmy and Emma in Ginza at around 2:30 pm. Jimmy and ...”
15
Chinese Dinner at Home
“The whole day today Chie prepared for the dinner. I help when I could. But ...”
17
Pizza at Home with a New TV
“After work today I got directly home to have pizza and herb chicken with Jmmy, ...”
18
Sukiyaki at Home
“Again today I rushed home after work to meet Chie, Jimmy, and Emma for dinner. ...”
19
Last Night with Jimmy & Emma
“Last night with Jimmy and Emma. We decided to go to Yodakinpo. A small restaurant ...”
20
Snowboarding in Shiga-Kogen
“Saturday morning at 7:28 am. I am onboard the Asama Shinkansen bound for Nagano. I ...”
21
Another Beautiful Day
“At 8 am we were on the Shiga-kogen shuttle bus to one of the gondolas. ...”
Mar
01
A Crazy Dog Called Coco
“This weekend we went to Tokorozawa to visit Coco again, we went already on Friday ...”
07
Thaini Kitchen
“Chie and I met Club Leo in Roppongi Hills at 1:20 pm. Today we watched ...”
08
Dinner at Red Pepper
“Tired after a day full of things to do Chie and I went to Red ...”
13
Tahiti
“Sure as a Swiss clockwork this week had a Friday too. At 6:15 pm I ...”
15
Spring Time in Tokorozawa?
“In the morning while I was walking Coco it felt like spring was finally here. ...”
IKEA
“We had decided to go to IKEA today. Chie's mother, Coco, Chie and I. It ...”
19
千恵&与半 Lamps
“I was in meetings for almost 6 hours today. The last meeting was for a ...”
22
Osaka People
“Osaka people are different. Different from Tokyo people. Different from... Well most people. This video ...”
Osaka-jin at Yasaka
“The whole day today Chie and I have been talking about shooting Osaka people (with ...”
26
Sakura in Naka-Meguro
“I rushed home after work today to meet Chie. We were going to Yasaka for ...”
29
Happy Birthday Mina-sensei
“We went to Red Pepper today. To celebrate Mina-sensei on her 15th birthday (though her ...”
Apr
02
Microsoft & Apple Fans are Like Oil & Water
“"I have a Mac... And I am proud of it." Seems to be what most ...”
Wrong
“On April 7 Depeche Mode will release their latest single from the upcoming album "Sounds ...”
03
Spring is Here!
“Finally the spring has arrived in Tokyo. It was announced on the TV news yesterday. ...”
Japanese People are Crazy
“It's the time of the year when people in Japan go crazy. It's sakura (cherry ...”
05
Tokorozawa
“The most memorable thing from this weekend trip to Tokorozawa, besides visiting Coco-chan, was the ...”
07
Bowling
“In Shinagawa there is a Prince Hotel. In the Prince Hotel there is a bowling ...”
15
Yasaka
“After working a lot, going to the gym, and cooking too much at home we ...”
16
Tohachi
“This week we have had visitors (Jan & Ola) from Lund at the office. Basically ...”
20
Tokorozawa
“Chie and I walked Coco for 40 minutes. It was a beautiful day. Warm. Maybe ...”
24
Hawaii Here We Come
“Chie and I left office early today. And met on platform 13 in Sinagawa to ...”
25
Kiahuna
“Rise and shine. Early. The bus picked up at 7:15 am to take us to ...”
26
Kawailoa
“After 10 hours sleep we finally got out of bed. Or rather Chie got out ...”
27
Kiahuna
“We woke up to another day of indecision. Where to go? So many beaches to ...”
28
Poipu
“Raining. So instead of going to the beach in the morning we went to Lihue. ...”
29
Secret Beach
“In the morning the radar showed no rain at any place on the island. And ...”
30
Poipu
“Rain clouds all around us. But not in sunny Poipu. We spent the day at ...”
May
01
Kawailoa & Kiahuna
“We had a sleep-in today and was a little bit lazy getting going. As a ...”
02
Moloa Bay
“Started the day with a 45 minutes run along the coast line from Poipu towards ...”
03
Kiahuna
“We spent another wonderful day at the Kiahuna beach today. Mostly reading and playing in ...”
04
Moloa Bay
“We decided to try the Lydgate park beach today. But once we got there it ...”
05
Last Day at Kiahuna
“Our last day at Kauai. We spent it at out favorite beach, Kiahuna. Before going ...”
06
Going Home
“All good things comes to an end. Today we left Kauaii and went back home ...”
10
Weekend in Tokorozawa
“It's been a few weeks since we visited Coco now so it was about time. ...”
22
Nube
“Nube (almost like the Swedish "nubbe" which means snaps) is a very likable restaurant in ...”
29
Coco - The "Very Special" Dog
“Chie and I went to Yasaka for dinner today. As usual we talked about many ...”
30
Flowers of Tokorozawa
“I have been reading some books on photography the last few weeks. So when going ...”
Jun
06
Bird of the Week
“ Daikon - 大根 - だいこん - horse radish - jätterädisa.”
Swedish National Day at the Embassy
“Big day. The Swedish national day. And we had been invited to the Swedish embassy ...”
07
Tokyo by Night
“ Tokyo Tower goes blue - photo from Chie's balcony.”
20
Going to Tokorozawa
“We are going to visit Coco in Tokorozawa today. Looking forward to it. It was ...”
Painting the House
“The main thing I did when arriving in Tokorozawa was to say hello to Coco ...”
22
Tokyo Weather
“It's the rainy season on Japan now. Very warm. Very humid. And often raining. Today ...”
26
Tora Ji
“After work I met Chie at the Seibu department in Ginza. From there we walked ...”
27
So My Blog was Hacked
“Hacked, hacked, hacked... My Blog has been hacked. And although I am against the death ...”
Angels & Demons and Bjorn
“Met Andreas at the Toho Virgin Cinema in Roppongi Hills to see the Angels & ...”
28
Blog Still Hacked...
“It seems the blog still is hacked. But I have now cleaned it up and ...”
Jul
01
Birthday
“Chie and I celebrated my birthday at KAN in Naka-Meguro. It was great :P”
03
04
Blog Hacked... Or Not...
“I seems that whatever I write abut my Blog being hacked or not it is ...”
Visit to Tokorozawa
“We went to Tokorozawa this morning. And I scraped and painted some other part of ...”
07
Ginger Ale
“ I have planned for a long time to make my own Ginger Ale. Why? Because ...”
10
かぎを忘れちゃったん - Forgot the Key
“ I got a phone call from Chie in the late afternoon while I was still ...”
11
Dhaba India
“ A day of meeting with Club Leo. But on the way to the meeting Non ...”
12
Tea Ceremony
“Another tea ceremony. I enjoy going to tea ceremony. It is very relaxing. A few months ...”
Yasaka with Andreas
“When I was almost home I got a phone call from a friend working Sony ...”
14
Chocolate Cake
“On my birthday I got the "Rosendals TrädgÃ¥rdscafé" cook book from my mother. Now we ...”
15
Flowers Going, Gone, Gone
“The flowers I bought for little more than a week ago is now going on ...”
18
Breakfast at Tiffan... Chie's
“Supposed to go to the beach today but Chie did not feel well. So we ...”
19
Walk Coco in Tokorozawa
“After staying home and relaxing a whole day we went to Tokorozawa. Monday is a ...”
20
Semi Changing Skin
“Now that the rainy season have ended and summer begun here in Japan it is ...”
New Contract
“I got an internal mail at Sony Ericsson today. It was my new contract. Another ...”
21
Playing with Coco
“When we were not out walking with Coco or sleeping we were playing with him. ...”
23
Snake in Naka-Meguro
“When I had about 50 meters left to my building, in a dark alley, I ...”
25
New Camera
“New camera from Bic Camera. Since a few months back I have had a damage ...”
First Photos with New Camera
“I have tried the new camera and it is amazing :-) It is like driving ...”
26
Ishiki Beach
“Blue sky in the morning when we woke up. So our plan to go to ...”
29
Leaving Japan for Sweden
“Sony holiday and no workday today. Chie and I used it to go to Sweden. ...”
30
Eh
“Waking up at a hotel at Arlanda airport was a new experience. And it made ...”
31
Eh... Again
“Woke up 5:30 am. Probably caused by the jet lag. Or a full blather? Still ...”
Aug
01
Leaving Eh
“Another morning that we could spend relaxing in the... Well, sun. At least whenever the ...”
Fallet
“About 30 minutes drive from grandmother and John's summer house my mother and Ulf have ...”
02
COOP
“Biggest thing today was our visit to COOP Konsum in Bergvik. We were environmental friendly. ...”
03
IKEA, Mackmyra Whiskey & a Horse
“ We had not much planned for the day today. Only an early lunch with my ...”
Nielsen Family
“Late afternoon we arrived at my father's home. Almost the whole Nielsen family had gathered. ...”
04
Going to Stockholm
“Had a long breakfast at my father's place. Both he and his wife was at ...”
05
Shopping & Ki-Mama
“What can you do in Stockholm? Well, you can have breakfast at the Nordic Light ...”
06
Djurgården & Cypern
“DjurgÃ¥rden is this year a pretty bad football (soccer) team in the highest division in ...”
07
Returning to Tokyo
“Last few hours in Sweden for this time. Arlanda Express to the airport. Checked in. ...”
08
Hanabi
“In the evening they had a 1.5 hours long firework (花火 - hanabi or flower ...”
09
Earthquake in Tokyo?
“Newspaper in Sweden reported about an earthquake in Tokyo (headline). Which turned out to be ...”
11
Earthquake
“Woke up at 4 am this morning. Jet lagged. Could not sleep. Read a book ...”
Kappo R
“Joined Martin and Andreas at the office and walked to the Shinagawa station and the ...”
16
40.9
“40.9 that was the magic number today... Or the temperature of the day.”
19
Camera Shop
“Andreas is interested in Cameras. I am too, but not even close to the interest ...”
22
Raider Nation Japan Pre-Season 2009
“Just before 3 pm the first Raider Nation Japan member knocked or our door. Actually, ...”
23
Harry Potter & Red Pepper
“Met Andreas at Toho Virgin cinema in Roppongi Hills at 3:30 pm. The Harry Potter ...”
29
Ishiki Beach
“Last day of the summer season. At least if you look at the different beaches ...”
Sep
01
Homicide Crazy Maniac
“Updated my Mac to Snow Leopard or Mac OS X 10.6 yesterday. Today I installed ...”
06
Sun Flower in Tokorozawa
“ Taken with 35 mm, F14, exposure time 1/200 sec with just a little bit of ...”
Sunny in Tokorozawa
“Though it is September and freezing over in Sweden it is still 30 degrees here ...”
11
Watering Flowers @ Andreas
“Went to Andreas' apartment after office today. I had promised to take care of his ...”
12
Tea Ceremony
“After a long summer vacation (from tea class) it resumed today. We were 6 people ...”
14
Kings of Leon & Chis Cornell
“Out of time is what I seem to have a lot of lately. But recently ...”
It's Football Season!!!
“Finally it's football season again! It started already on Saturday with the seasoning opener between ...”
15
Chargers @ Raiders at Halftime
“Football season is here again. Day off today to watch Monday night football. First game was ...”
Chargers @ Raiders (24-20)
“:twisted: Roller coaster at the end of the game. But we lost again :cry:”
19
Paris
“We had a long weekend since Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week are national holidays ...”
Red Pepper
“After our short visit to "Paris" we went to Red Pepper in Ebisu to meet ...”
21
Tokorozawa
“We spent a few days at Tokorozawa since it is the Silver week here in ...”
23
Busy Day
“Went to my favorite shopping district Ginza in the morning. In Ginza everything I need ...”
26
End of September... Flip-Flop on!
“Went to the gym in the morning. In shorts, flip-flops and t-shirt. It was 28 ...”
27
May All Your Chri... Frames be White...
“Continued the renovation of the window frames today by painting the frames around the balcony ...”
Oct
03
Beginning of October... Flip-Flop On!
“Today was a difficult day to pick up clothes for. Sunny. Rainy. Sunny. Rainy. I picked ...”
Atlas Tower
“After gym Chie and I walked home. We had a look at some model rooms ...”
Shakti Mat
“Got a Shakti mat from Sweden today. Tried it 20 minutes before going to bed. ...”
04
Needy...
“Saw a dog today that was really... Well, needy. He was walking his owner across ...”
08
Typhoon
“Forecast was rain and hard wind but when we woke up this morning the sun ...”
11
Walking & Playing with Coco
“A weekend in Tokorozawa to walk and play with Coco. Mostly I was doing the ...”
17
Only a Swede can Do
“This seems to be the big sports news in the Boston area, if not the ...”
18
Octoberfest, Flip-Flop On
“This is the warmest October I ever been experiencing... I think. Today it was 25 ...”
23
Club Leo @ Pescaderia Ginza
“Left office at 5:30 pm. Directly after a meeting. As usual I used the Yamanote-sen, ...”
25
Terminator Scenario not Far Away?
“Researcher in Sweden and Italy has for the past 10 years worked on a prosthetic ...”
Party @ Oliver's
“At around 2 pm Chie and I started to get ready for the party at ...”
30
Visit by the Presidents
“Today we had an All-hands meeting where the top managers of the company present ongoing ...”
Dinner @ Home
“We had invited Andreas and Martin for dinner at home tonight. Martin could not make ...”
31
Visiting Coco in Tokorozawa
“Saturday morning Chie and I went to Tokorozawa after a long sleep-in. The ride there ...”
Nov
01
Long Walk with Coco
“The weather was still good in the morning. Coco and I went for a long ...”
02
Full Moon over Yamate Dori
“Monday but already like Friday. Tomorrow is a national holiday here in Japan. And tonight ...”
10
Jojoen
“We were up for some meat for today's dinner. Chie and I went to Jojoen ...”
12
Yasaka
“The day before going to San Francisco... What better to do than to go to ...”
13
Leaving Tokyo for San Francisco
“Finally the week is over, at least the work week. Chie and I still got ...”
14
Ricky's & Raider Image
“Second day in the San Francisco area. We slept in a bit this morning. But ...”
15
Game Day
“Early bird today to get to the Coliseum for the Raiders game against Chiefs. We ...”
16
Back to Reality
“Going back to Tokyo. Went to the airport to return the rental car at about ...”
20
Raider Fan of the Week
“Who said you had to be smart to be Raider fan? ”
21
Walking Coco in Tokorozawa
“A long weekend ahead of us. Saturday morning and we are going to Tokorozawa. Actually ...”
23
Going Back to Tokyo
“The worst thing with waking up today was to realize that it was the last ...”
27
Gamarjobat
“Left office early. Already at 4 pm. I met Chie in Shinagawa station. Together we ...”
Dec
04
Bad Cold
“Today I stayed home from the office. Bad cold with a stuffed nose and a ...”
05
Rain in Tokorozawa
“After staying home on Friday I felt a little bit better so Chie and I ...”
06
Sunshine in Tokorozawa
“After rain comes shine... Today the sun was shining. Coco and I took the opportunity ...”
11
Busy Week
“Thank God it's Friday! This week I had guests from Sweden so my workdays have been ...”
12
New Sofa
“While I went to tea ceremony Chie stayed home waiting for the new sofa. Once ...”
13
Public Enemies
“It's a Club Leo day. Meeting in Hibiya to watch the Public Enemies movie with ...”
14
Oh No It's Monday...
“When I woke up it felt just like "Oh no it's Monday again!" But once ...”
18
Shaken not Stirred
“Was wakened by an earthquake at 5:45 this morning. It was not a big one, ...”
Kanazawa
“Off I went to Kanazawa. Although it was not so sure from the start. At ...”
19
Higashi Chaya District & Kenroku-en
“Second day in Kanazawa. Weather wise it was the same as the first day. In ...”
22
Last Day in Kanazawa
“Stayed in bed for a while in the morning before we went out for lunch. ...”
23
Konami Sports Concussion
“I went to the gym today. Bench press, inclined dumbbell presses, dumbbell flyes, and ...”
Shinehead
“ Tonight Chie and I went clubbing in Roppongi. Chie had made plans to meet an ...”
24
Christmas Evening
“An ordinary Christmas Eve. Wakeup 6:30 am to go to the office. Work as normal ...”
27
Yasaka with Yin
“At 5:30 pm we were at the Naka-Meguro station to pick-up Yin, a work colleague ...”
28
MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
“For Chie's birthday I got her a white MacBook. Though many days I still find ...”
29
Yaki-Niku & ChakaChaka
“In the afternoon Chie and I went to Shinjuku for some New Year's shopping. We ...”
30
Taking Coco for a Walk on the Wild Side
“Went to Tokorozawa for the New Year today. Once we arrived in Tokorozawa I took ...”
31
New Year's Eve
“ Today is the day when 2009 becomes 2010 or maybe 2009++ would be be the ...”
2008
“Kauai, Chie in Sweden & work @ SEMC Japan.”
Jan
01
Going to the Shrine on New Year's Day
“A tradition for Chie and me is to go to the shrine one of the ...”
02
Going back to Tokyo
“Chie and I had a long walk with Coco-chan in the beautiful weather today. We ...”
03
24
“A day of relaxing in Tokyo. Well, actually not so much relaxing since we were ...”
04
Sales in Ginza and Shijuku
“Chie had to be in the office by 11 am today. Just for New Year ...”
05
Iroha Sushi
“Chie and I went to the gym in the morning. Chie attended two aerobics classes ...”
06
Baja & YASAKA
“In the morning, or rather around lunch time, Chie and I went to the gym ...”
07
Returning to Sweden
“Sad day today. I had to return to Sweden. Chie and I drove to Narita ...”
Apr
22
Long Day to Honolulu
“Today I flew to Honolulu, Hawaii. Started out from my home in Stockholm at 6:30 ...”
23
Shopping in Honolulu
“First thing in the morning was to go directly back to the airport. To pick ...”
24
Going to Kauai
“Early rise to catch the 9:50 am flight to Kauai. The shuttle bus picked us ...”
25
Poipu Beach
“First real day at Kauai this time. Chie and I went to Poipu Beach. Most ...”
26
Moloa'a Beach
“Today we went to the Moloa'a beach on the east coast. Moloa'a beach is a ...”
27
Kiahuna Beach
“We spent a wonderful day at the Kiahuna beach. We thought we were late arriving ...”
28
Poipu Beach
“Our plan to go to Ke'e beach, the last (or maybe the first?) beach on ...”
29
Another Visit to Kiahuna Beach
“When we arrived at the Kiahuna beach this morning we were welcomed by big waves. ...”
May
01
Shopping in Lihue and Poipu Beach
“Today was a day off from the beach. Instead we went to Lihue for some ...”
Hawaiian Monk Seal at the Kiahuna Beach
“The weather forecast for the north was bad again. Mostly clouded and rain. So we ...”
02
Kawailoa Bay
“On our way to the north this morning we had a change of mind. The ...”
03
Secret Beach
“We talked to Jay Naih at the reception this morning and he told us that ...”
04
Hot Day at the Poipu Beach
“The weather was lousy in the morning. Raining. Then it cleared up. And we went ...”
05
Last Day at Kiahuna
“Today is our last day at Kauai for this time. But we will be back. ...”
07
Leaving Kauai
“ Today we had to leave Kauai for this time. We left the Poipu Plantation Resort ...”
Jul
11
Going to Schiphol to meet Chie
“At 12:10 pm my flight to Schiphol (Amsterdam) departed... With me onboard. I was going ...”
12
Going to Fallet
“Woke up and had breakfast quite early although we went to bed late last night. ...”
13
Blueberries in Fallet
“Very cloudy and quite cold today. But we went out picking blueberries anyway. Robert spotted ...”
14
Eh
“Eh... Today we went to Eh where my grandmother and John has their summer house. ...”
15
A visit to Folktandården (dentist)
“A few days ago Chie lost a filling in one of her teeth and we ...”
16
Leaving Eh for Stockholm
“When we woke up the weather was better. So after breakfast we relaxed in the ...”
17
Shopping in Stockholm
“Prepared a hot sandwich and salad for breakfast. We needed lots of energy for our ...”
18
Meeting the Fagerström's
“Hot sandwich and salad for breakfast again. Yummy again. Then we went shopping again. First ...”
19
S/s Mariefred
“Quite early morning with our usual breakfast. Then we took the subway to T-centralen from ...”
20
Chie going back to Tokyo
“Today our vacation together ended. Chie had to go back to Tokyo. But in about ...”
Aug
15
Arriving in Tokyo
“Today was the big moving day. I got on a flight on Arlanda at 10:15 ...”
17
Red Pepper
“Our plan today was to go to the beach. And we got all the way ...”
18
Isshiki Beach
“Chie took a day off today to spend it with me. Our first stop was ...”
19
Final Holiday
“ Today was my last day of my very short in-between work holidays. I spent it ...”
20
First Day at Sony Ericsson
“Today was my first day at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communiation Japan. I started at 10 ...”
23
Raider Nation Japan
“The whole evening last night after work and most of the day today Chie and ...”
24
Summer Night Festival
“Although we were up late yesterday and Chie worked hard to cook all the food ...”
28
An Ordinary Work Day
“Now I have been working for almost 1.5 weeks. An ordinary work day I wake ...”
30
Visiting Coco-chan in Tokorozawa
“It's finally weekend again. Chie and I woke up and got ready to leave for ...”
31
Dog Park
“One thing that Coco-chan does not like is, for some reason, the dog park. It's ...”
Sep
02
Mina-sensei
“After work today I met Chie at the Seibu department store in Ginza. We walked ...”
04
"No Overwork" Day
“Today was the usual "No Overwork" day at the office. Just before 5 they call ...”
05
Club Leo at Hare Ginza
“It's Friday again. And Chie and I met with Club Leo at the Hare Ginza ...”
06
Body Combat
“Chie and I decided to go to the gym to attend a class of Body ...”
07
Dark Knight
“Chie and I went to Roppongi Hills around 1 pm. We walked around to check ...”
08
Askul at the Office
“The title of this blog might not be so funny for English speaker. However, I ...”
09
Welcome Party
“Sony Ericsson had a Welcome and Farwell party tonight. Around 40 people went to a ...”
10
The Little Thing that Goes Bzzzzzzzzzz
“Found a dead bug on the balcony the other day. It was a semi. It ...”
14
Coco's Second Birthday
“On Saturday morning Chie and I went to Tokorozawa for a 3 days long weekend ...”
21
Omatsuri-festival in Nezu
“In February my brother Jimmy and his wife Emma is coming to Tokyo. Today Chie ...”
23
Chineese Dinner at ロンアール
“National holidays are great! Today we could relax all day long. I went to the ...”
27
Enya in Tokorozawa
“This weekend we went to Tokorozawa again. Coco had been waiting for us since our ...”
28
Taiwanese Restaurant
“Sunday was a grey day. I had an hours walk with Coco. Stopping a lot ...”
Oct
02
RNJ @ Yoshiman
“After work I went to Yurakucho station with the JR Yamanote-sen. My destination was Yoshiman ...”
04
Hokkaido Festival
“Saturday morning and we wake up quite early. We are going to Yoyogi park not ...”
09
Dinner at Koimo in Shimbashi
“After work I went to Yorakucho station with the Yamanote-sen to meet Chie. Actually, we ...”
11
Playing with Coco in Tokorozawa
“Another long weekend with Monday being a national holiday in Japan. We spent most of ...”
12
Coco Running Loose
“When I woke up in the morning Coco woke up too and scrambled up to ...”
13
National Holiday
“It was especially nice to wake up in the morning today and realize that you ...”
17
Going to San Francisco
“It felt like any other day when I was going to the office in the ...”
18
College Football at Ricky's
“In the morning we went back to the airport to return our rental car. Power-san ...”
19
Game Day
“Early morning bird. Breakfast. And away to Raider Image to meet Eyepatchi-san, her son Andy, ...”
25
Returning to Tokyo
“Happily we woke up in the morning. Because yesterday we won and finally our yearly ...”
30
Memories from San Francisco
“Mash-san sent a CD of the pictures he took when we were in San Francisco. ...”
Nov
01
Having a Walk with Coco in Tokorozawa
“We got away a little bit earlier than usual this morning. And could arrive in ...”
02
Dog Park in Tokorozawa
“Coco really wanted to go to the dog park today. Or at least that was ...”
07
Johan on Billboard in Oakland
“Finally Johan showed up on a street in Oakland. Is he getting famous now? Of ...”
08
H&M in Harajuku
“H&M opened a new store in Harajuku today. It was crazy many people waiting to ...”
Club Leo at Uokin & Pescaderia
“It was 2 months since we last met with Club Leo. So it was about ...”
13
Happy Birthday Chie
“After the office today I met Chie in Naka-meguro. From there we walked to the ...”
20
Tokyo Tower
“The last couple of days have been very clear in Tokyo. This makes the night ...”
21
Fuji-san in the Morning
“Not only the evenings are clear but the mornings as well. From the emergency stairs ...”
22
Nagatoro on a Clear Autumn Day
“Since we went to Tokorozawa already yesterday we could have a sleep-in which was really ...”
29
Cooking Class at Tokyo Gas
“A really busy day today. We went to Shinjuku to attend a cooking class arranged ...”
Dec
05
Home Warming Part
“After the office hours I met Chie at Yasaka to have a dinner. On my ...”
07
Fuji-san from Tokorozawa
“I had a walk with Coco in the morning. It was a clear morning with ...”
12
Dinner at En on the 42nd Floor
“It's Friday again and I just packed all my stuff at the office. We are ...”
14
Tropical Thunder
“Went to the gym in the morning to do some back exercises. Then I met ...”
18
Konami Sports at Yasaka
“After the work today I went to Yasaka to have dinner with Chie and two ...”
19
Playing with Coco
“Today I got home from quite early so that Chie and I could have a ...”
23
Dinner at Yasaka
“"Dagen före doppardagen" - they day before the dipping day, if translated straight to English ...”
27
Club Leo at Pescaderia
“Chie and I met Non-san and Ryo-san outside the Picadilly movie theater at Seibu department ...”
28
Shine a Light
“At 10:20 am we were seated at the Toho cinema in Roppongi Hills. Excited. Waiting ...”
Fuji-san by Night
“A beautiful evening in Tokyo. ”
29
Taylor Made Shirt
“Yoshiki-san got a taylor made shirt from some of his business associates. Fortunately for me ...”
Dinner at Koei
“After ordering the Taylor Made shirt at Isetan Chie and I continued to the Koei ...”
30
Going to Tokorozawa for New Year
“Quite early in the morning we took the car to Tokorozawa to spend the New ...”
31
New Year's Evening
“4 degrees in the room as I woke up this morning. My breath made a ...”
2007
“Boracay, Kauai, Tokyo & Ibusuki.”
Jan
01
Happy New Year/あけましておめでとうございます
“A Happy New Year to all of you. We celebrated the first day of the ...”
02
Returning to Tokyo
“In the morning we had a walk with Coco again. Quite a long walk and ...”
03
Rice Bowl
“Went with Chie to Ginza to do some window shopping. It is fun to just ...”
04
IKEA Again
“After a short visit at Chie's office in the morning - I was waiting in ...”
05
Mario & Walnuts
“At just past 12 pm we met with Mario at the University of Tokyo Hongo ...”
06
Sushi no Kiichi (鮨の喜一)
“Rain, rain, rain... The whole day it was raining. We took the car to Ebisu ...”
07
Returning to Sweden
“Today was a sad day. I had to go back to Sweden. It's always difficult ...”
Apr
25
Going to Philippines
“I didn't go to sleep last night. Reason? Worked late and had to get up ...”
26
Arriving in Manila
“Arrived in Manila in the morning and took a coupon taxi to the Pan Pacific ...”
27
Continue to Boracay
“Woke up early in the morning next to Chie. It took us almost an hour ...”
28
First Day at the Beach
“When we walked down to the White Sand beach this morning (about 5 minutes walk) ...”
29
White Sand Beach Again
“At the breakfast today we saw a Korean woman that put a tongue for picking ...”
30
Monday at the Beach
“Today was a different day. Not many people at all compared to yesterday and Saturday. ...”
May
01
Yet Another Day at the Beach
“Another day at the White Sand beach. With sunshine, water, and a great atmosphere. In ...”
02
Puka-Shell Beach
“This morning after breakfast we got a ride by the hotel's minivan to the Puka-Shell ...”
03
Sick Day
“When I woke up today I felt sick. Same as Chie felt yesterday I guess. ...”
04
Mandala Spa
“I felt much better today although my stomach was still upset. We stayed at the ...”
05
Puka-Shell Beach Again
“We spent another wonderful day at the Puka-Shell beach today. It was sunny as usual, ...”
06
Boat Trip
“At 10 am we got picked up outside the hotel. Renz (or Lorenzo) at the ...”
07
Leaving Boracay
“Our holiday at Boracay has come to an end. Today we had to leave. We ...”
08
Leaving Manila
“Woke up early in the morning. Way too early. But we had to catch Chie's ...”
Jun
28
Business Trip to Korea
“Yesterday Torbjorn and I arrived after a flight from Stockholm via Frankfurt to Seoul. We ...”
29
Meeting with Professor Kimura
“Yesterday we arrived in Tokyo at around 9 pm. The last Narita Express had already ...”
Jul
06
ISO-Meeting in Ibusuki
“This week was work, work, work. A whole week of meetings at the ISO-meeting in ...”
07
Going on Vacation to Honolulu
“It's Saturday and we have to travel again. However, this time it is only for ...”
08
Makapuu Beach
“Slept-in this morning. Then we bought some sandwich and went to the Makapuu beach not ...”
09
Kiahuna Beach
“Woke up early to catch our flight to Kauai. At the airport we had breakfast ...”
10
Moloa'a Beach
“Checked the weather on the Internet this morning. Radar said it was raining out at ...”
11
Larsen Beach
“Same weather situation as yesterday. Rain south of Poipu and a big risk for Poipu ...”
12
Poipu Beach
“Poipu beach was our destination today because we wanted to snorkel. The waves were quite ...”
13
Hideway Beach
“Early bird today. Went out running in the morning. It was nice and not too ...”
14
Poipu Beach
“As I already mentioned, I make the breakfast and prepare for our lunch on the ...”
15
Kiahuna Beach & Roy's
“Last day in Kauai and of course we went to our favorite beach Kiahuna. Today ...”
16
Returning to Tokyo
“Woke up early to catch our flight to Honolulu. At the Honolulu airport we had ...”
17
Returned to Tokyo
“Arrived at Narita airport in the evening. From there we took the Narita Express to ...”
18
Sick Day
“Felt sick all day long. My nose was running. Probably some type of allergic reaction ...”
19
Iroha-sushi
“Today's mission was to go Ginza to buy a camera lens for a friend of ...”
20
Cooking Class & Kunimoto
“In the morning Chie and I went to cooking class at Tokyo Gas in Shinjuku. ...”
22
Going to Tokorozawa
“In the morning we went to Tokorozawa by train. We went there to see Coco. ...”
Tokorozawa
“Today Coco was going to a manner class and stay there for the night. It's ...”
23
Tokyo
“Did not do much today. Went to Hiroo to have a lunch with Chie. We ...”
24
Dinner at Walnuts
“Went to the University of Tokyo to have lunch with Mario today. He wanted to ...”
25
Dinner at Tonpo
“Did not do much today. Went to the gym. Then met Chie in Ebisu to ...”
26
Dinner at Dahba India
“In the morning I went to professor Kimura. The main reason was to continue the ...”
27
Dinner at Kan in Naka-meguro
“Most of the morning today I upgraded her iBook's hard disk. The original was only ...”
28
Dinner at Kiichi
“Just before noon Chie and I went by train to Mina-sensei for a tea ceremony ...”
29
Back in Stockholm
“Today I had to return to Stockholm. My vacation is over. I already long for ...”
Dec
19
Going to Tokyo
“Today I did not go to the office. Instead I went to the airport to ...”
20
Arriving in Tokyo and YASAKA
“Arrived in Tokyo at the Narita airport on time. Passing the immigration I noticed that ...”
21
Sapporo - Day 1
“Although tired from traveling and the excitement of seeing each other again we got out ...”
22
Sapporo - Day 2
“Our second day in Sapporo started by taking a taxi to the vegetable market. Here ...”
23
Sapporo - Day 3
“Our third day in Sapporo started with a sleep in. Then we had brunch at ...”
24
Gamarjobat
“What a Christmas eve. Chie and I went to see Gamarjobat - a silent comedy ...”
25
Club Leo at Il Lupone
“Tonight Chie and I went to Il Lupone in Naka-Meguro to meet with the Leo ...”
26
Gym and udon
“Did not do much today. But I had lunch with Chie again. This time we ...”
27
Gym and pasta
“Had lunch with Chie at the same Japanese style restaurant in Kamiyacho again. Today I ...”
28
Blades of Glory and YASAKA
“Last day of work before the new year for Chie. That is why she finished ...”
29
KAN in Naka-Meguro
“In the morning we went to Misukoshi in Ginza to buy a Mon-Chou-Chou roll cake ...”
30
Going to Tokorozawa for the New Year
“Woke up early in the morning to go to Tokorozawa for the New Year. We ...”
31
New Year's Evening
“Another day with a lot of playing with Coco-chan mixed with relaxing and eating. But ...”
2006
“Work @ Eurostep, Tokyo, Koh Tao & Kauai.”
Jan
23
Steelers@Broncos & Burgers
“Went to HÃ¥kan to watch the Steelers@Broncos game on TV. Before that we had a ...”
Feb
03
Eurostep
“Today I signed a contract and on Monday I start working for Eurostep, a ...”
05
Pre Super Bowl
“I am at Patrik's place to watch the Super Bowl with Patrik and HÃ¥kan. We ...”
06
I am a Eurostepper
“Since today I am a Eurostepper. Eurostep is a quite small company located in Sweden ...”
26
My Life as a Eurostepper
“My life as a Eurostepper can be summarized in one word... Norway. Out of three ...”
Mar
21
Going Back to Tokyo
“Today my unpaid leave from Eurostep started. My fligth to Tokyo was at 10:25 am ...”
22
Arriving in Tokyo
“I arrived a bit ahead of schedule and 30 minutes after landing I was out ...”
23
First Day in Tokyo
“It was great being back in Tokyo and I spent the first day having a ...”
26
Start Me Up
“At 8:10 pm Mick's voice came out loud through the loudspeakers: 'If you start me ...”
Rolling Stones Once More...
“During the day Chie and I had a walk along the Meguro river. The cherry ...”
28
Shibuya & Shinjuku
“Went to Shibuya and Shinjuku today. In Shibuya it was full of people. It is ...”
29
Relaxing Day
“Today was a relaxing day at home. After a day of painting, of course.”
30
Mina-sensei's Birthday
“After going to the gym in the afternoon I met Chie in Kamiyacho at 5:30 ...”
31
Hotel Rwanda
“Met Chie in Kamiyacho at 5:30. From there we took the subway to Ginza. Checked ...”
Apr
01
Sushi in Ebisu
“On our way to the gym today we had to zig-zag through the crowed of ...”
02
Tea Ceremony
“First time in four months or so that I had a tea ceremony class today. ...”
03
Mario-san & Todai
“Today I went back to The university of Tokyo (東京大学 or shortly 東大 - Todai). ...”
04
Yasaka
“Met Chie in Kamiyacho after her work, which she quit a little bit early. Then ...”
05
Pasta at Home
“Today was a whole-day-painting day. After that I went to the gym with Chie. And ...”
06
Ginza
“Today I finished the painting in Chie's apartment. After that I had lunch and went ...”
07
Kinoetora
“Today I went to Todai (東大) again to have lunch with Mario-san - I also ...”
08
Chakachaka
“In the afternoon Chie and I went to Shinjuku to shop and to have a ...”
09
AW Kitchen
“In the afternoon Chie and I went to Konami Sports. Chie was running and doing ...”
10
Started Cleaning Out the Storage Room
“I have so much stuff in the storage room. And today I started to clean ...”
11
Relaxed at Home
“Today was a totally rainy day here in Tokyo. What else is better than sit ...”
12
Empty Storage Room
“Borrowed Chie's car and drove all the way to the storage room, three blocks away. ...”
13
Soccer & Yasaka
“Made a big come back as a soccer player today at Todai (東大). Some Kimura ...”
14
Yodakinbo
“Had a lunch with Mario-san to discuss the soccer game yesterday and Berlusconi and other ...”
15
Romeo & Juliet
“Meeting with the Club Leo at Roppongi Hills Virgin cinema. First watching the Crash movie ...”
16
Post Office & Shabushabu
“After breakfast in the morning Chie drove me to the post office - yes there ...”
17
Nagoya & Toyota Shokki
“Went to Nagoya to visit the Toyota-Shokki (Toyota Indistries Corporation). They make textile machinery, fork ...”
18
Relaxing Day in Tokyo
“Met Chie to have a lunch in Kamiyacho at noon. After that we went to ...”
19
Meeting Uwe & Jochen
“Met Chie in Ebisu after her job. Bought Narita Express tickets for tomorrow and then ...”
20
Red Pepper
“Met Chie for lunch in Kamiyacho. We had grilled fish and vegeable soup with sashimi. ...”
21
Sweden
“Woke up early in the morning to get ready to go to Narita airport. Chie ...”
24
Going to Thailand
“Had a visit to the new Eurostep office in the early afternoon. We have moved ...”
25
Arriving in Bangkok
“Upon arrival in Thailand I checked in at the Amari airport hotel. Went to their ...”
26
Going to Koh Tao
“It was a long day. It started around 5 in the morning. At 7:30 was ...”
27
Freedom Beach
“Left the hotel at 11 am and went to the Freedom Beach at the south ...”
28
Sai Daeng Beach & Jamahkiri Spa
“Went to the Sai Daeng Beach in the morning. From the beach we had a ...”
29
Jansom Bay & Thipwimarn Restaurant
“Woke up early and it was still raining so I went back to sleep. Later ...”
30
Ao Leuk & Farango
“Went to Ao leuk beach, which is located in a bay next to the bay ...”
May
01
Nangyuan Island & Thipwimarn
“Woke up early in the morning to catch the 10:30 ferry to Nangyuan Island. It ...”
02
Thian Og Bay & Choppers
“Our plan was to go to Sairee Beach today but after breakfast we found out ...”
03
Boat Trip Around Koh Tao & Thipwimarn
“By 10 am we were picked up at the rocky beach just below our hotel. ...”
04
Chie Feel Sick
“We did not do much today since Chie felt sick. Most of the time we ...”
05
Jansom Bay & Farango
“Went to the Jansom Bay again in the morning. This was the second time. It ...”
06
Going Back to Bangkok
“Woke up early to catch the ferry back to Koh Samui and then the plane ...”
07
Sakura in Uppsala
“After a long trip via Helsinki I finally arrived at the Arlanda airport. From there ...”
Aug
02
Vacation in Kauai
“Today I got the airtickets for my flight to Honolulu where I will meet Chie ...”
24
Going to Hawaii
“Early wakup in the morning to get to the airport in time for my flight ...”
25
“When I woke up this morning I had an hour to get ready before the ...”
26
Kauai and Poipu Beach
“Early morning again. This time to catch a flight to Kauai. We arrived at the ...”
28
SeaLodge & Hideways Beach
“After having breakfast we drove to the north part of the island. We wanted to ...”
Kiahuna Beach
“Woke up quite late to a blue sky. After preparing the picnic for the day ...”
29
Kekaha & Kiahuna Beach
“Today we decided to go west. More precisely to Kekaha beach. A long stretch of ...”
30
Lihue Town & Poipu beach
“It was a grey sky with rain on its way when we got ready to ...”
31
Ke'e Beach
“When we woke up in the morning it looked like it was going to rain ...”
Sep
01
Captain Zodiac Rafting at Na Pali
“Had to wake up at 4:45 am to get to Port Allen by 5:45 am. ...”
02
Moloa'a & Anini Beach
“Drove to Moloa’a beach which is next to the Larsen beach on the east shore. ...”
03
Gillin's and Kiahuna Beach
“To get to Gillin’s beach you have to drive a dirt road for a mile ...”
04
Kiahuna
“Our last day in Kauai. We wanted to spend it at our favorite beach Kiahuna. ...”
05
Returning to Japan and Sweden
“Our flight back to Honolulu was at 11 am. We checked in by 9 am ...”
07
Back in Sweden
“After two loooong flights and a lot of waiting I finally arrived at Arlanda airport. ...”
Dec
23
Christmas in Japan
“Yesterday at 11:10 am my flight departed from Stockholm to Copenhagen. I then had 3 ...”
24
We Will Rock You & Shabu-shabu
“Woke up just before 10 am. Just in time to watch the kickoff of the ...”
25
Lilla Dalarna
“Went with Chie to her office in the morning. I was helping her out with ...”
26
Raiders Monopoly
“Rain, rain, rain... nothing but rain today. All day long. I went to meet Chie ...”
27
IKEA & Kan
“Was inside waiting for a delivery in the morning. By 10 am IKEA came with ...”
28
Assembling Billy
“Most of the time today was spent assembling Billy bookshelf in Chie's apartment. At first ...”
29
IKEA & Kan II
“Again we went to IKEA. This time to buy the missing door. We ended up ...”
30
Going to Tokorozawa
“Time to leave Tokyo for a New Year in Tokorozawa. And finally I can have ...”
31
New Year's Evening
“A day full of being lazy and playing with Coco. We had a short walk ...”
2005
“Startup of new nippon-ni.net.”
Dec
02
Manga in Gävle
“Today I went to the Gävle downtown. In one of the bookstores I found a ...”
03
Transformation of nippon-ni.net
“Thank you all readers that for the last two years have been reading my diary. ...”
Billy Goat on Fire
“This night I visited a friend in Lexe just outside of Gävle, some of you ...”
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Merry Christmas
“To all of you from both of us... And Happy Holidays for those of you who ...”
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Happy New Year from Kuri (& Mash)
“When I got back to my mother's place today to repack my bag a postcard ...”

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