Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday nights

Saturday night at watami in gyotoku. Hoppy and asahi and edamame. Yakitori and shishamo not seen above. I am getting emotional on the izakayas !!! It's been a good 3 years, no regrets. But maybe the time has come to move on.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

2 weeks to go

The next 2 weeks are going to be full of excitement. Rushing in to overdrive, adrenalin pumping kinds. I hate to admit this, but I like it. I like the uncertainty even though I know it is life altering. Not knowing which part of the world you will be in 15 days later is a thrill to me, even in my 30s.
Buckle your seat belt Dorothy, cos Kansas is going bye bye.

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Qu'il fait bon

Decided to take a walk in daikanyama on a warm Sunday. Stepped into this coffee shop, and was pleasantly surprised.

Sweet potato pastry !!!

Little things that make you happy.

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Google Wave

The presentation looks good. Email makeover was long time due. Will have to wait ti see if this thing catches on.
Going back to work on a saturday, this is not good !!!!!
Need a vacation, hoping to take a break in december.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Massive hangover

Took a day off from work today. Need to keep a check on the drinking. Need to hit the gym. Need to start eating healthy. Need to start cooking at home.

Cannot drink like I am 21. Because I am 31. And it takes 2 days now to get over a hangover.

-- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, October 04, 2009

It's october already

And it is still hot in Tokyo. I am still tired from my trip in Thailand , spent the last two weekends watching tv shows. Finished 2 entire seasons of " how I met your mother. " half a season of 24 and three crappy movies I don't remember.
Heading out on a hot Sunday afternoon to do some window shopping, need to get out of the house more. And then plan to hit the gym for a couple of hours. Got a long week of work coming up.

-- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Last days of summer

Went for a swim in the afternoon today, the water is quite cold already. Can maybe manage another weekend of swimming. Couldn't even get a decent hour in the pool cos the life guards emptied the pool and did some kind of security check which lasted almost 15 minutes. I was completely dry by that time, did get in the pool for a dip but it was too crowded.
Heading to gaienmae for some shopping before the vacation to Thailand .

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Three years in Nihon

Just looked up the post I wrote last year on completing 2 years in japan. A miserable 2 lines was all I could manage at that time. But you could sense the feeling of trying to leave even then. It's as if I don't care anymore .
A lot has gone through in the last year. A lot of stuff happens in one year, it's at times like these when you sit back and rewind that you realize it.
And a lot remains the same after a year, and you wish some of it would have changed.
An end to this uncertainty of the length of stay in japan seems close, but it has always been close.
Till then, it's work as usual.

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, August 31, 2009

Working out

Missed the gym again. And eating Thai food . Again.
I need to lose atleast 3 kilos. Feel stuffed and happy again, should not let that take over . The last time that happened, I touched 75 kilos.
May I be damned if that happens again.

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Aqua field shiba koen

Spent the last 3 weekends swimming at this pool hidden away in shiba koen. Not too many kids around and the water is still warm from the last few days of summer. Too bad the pool is only open from July to mid September , after which it turns into a futsal ground for the rest of the year.
Autumn will be here soon, time to pull out the coats and scarves.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Soup stock Tokyo

One healthy option for food in Tokyo. And why am I writing about it? Because I can write from my new iPhone. This should have been a post about the Iphone. But i don't have time for that now. Keeping it short and simple.
So, soup stock Tokyo. Healthy and expensive soups till ten p.m. And if you can't make it in time, then you can gout drinking.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Terminator 4

4? 4?? Seriously????. I mean, is it just me or is it that everyone around has a really bad 90's hangover. This second one came out in 91, when I was a teenager. And I liked that movie. If the teenagers still like this franchise, good for the producers. But If this was made for fans of the original series, what was the target audience? 30 plus single males who want to be seen outside a theater playing this?
Uh, thanks, I'll wait for the dvd. Better still, it will be out on cable next year.

p.s :- But I think I know a certain 30 someone who might be queing up to watch this.
He'll be back.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Izu islands

Need a vacation, taking one this weekend. Far away at the southern peninsula from tokyo. Well not that far, but anything would work at this time. Need to get on a plane sometime soon, but till then this helps.

Friday, April 17, 2009


still around, moving along
hangin in here ..

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Drink Diary

3 - 3 beers
4 - 3 vodka tonics, 2 beers
6 - 5 beers
8 - 3 wine glasses
10 - 2 vodka tonics
11 - 5 vodka tonics
12 - 1 Hoppy
13 - 2 Beer, 3 Vodka tonic
14 - 2 Beer, 3 wine
15 - 1 wine glass
19 - 2 beers, 4 whisky
21 - 2 beers
22 - 2 beers
23 - 5 Vodka tonics
24 - 2 beers
25 - 3 vodka tonics
26 - 2 beers
27 - 3 vodka tonics
28 - hanami from 4 p.m
29 - 2 beers
30 - 2 beers
31 - 3 beers, 1 vodka tonic

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Academy awards

Slumdog millionaire wins best movie. Huh???
And trainspotting did not win anything ???

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back to Tokyo

Back to Tokyo from Mumbai. Hey, who turned the volume down? and where are the subtitles?