This is the shot during my jog on Monday. It is only a few minutes away from the hotel. I heard that Tokyo station iwas designed based on this. I can see the similarity but I need to validate this statement.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
This is how we spend the afternoon. Drive to Connecticut to have ice cream, but on the way we found a very nice furniture store. Front side was not big but inside was HUGE. Very nice collection of everything. After all, it was in CT and the all the customer seemed to have a DEEP pocket. These nice pillows were between $200 and 400. Maybe next time.
This soft serve is sold at a famous grocery store which started as a dairy farm. It is totally worth the drive.
Our home cooking continued, and we cooked breaded chicken and shrimp. Our refrigerator is filled with food and someone is happy about it.
They handed out this cute house as a souvenir. I did not know what it is, so I looked up the web. It seems that this is the oldest souvenir any airline gave to their guest. They have at least 88 unique versions and some of them cost over $1,000 among the collectors. Now I have more reasons to wish to be upgraded.
Friday, August 24, 2012
After taking so many flights, I finally achieved PLATINUM status at an airline. Because of that maybe I was upgraded to the business class this time.
It is so nice to have food in China, not in plastic.
BUT, I am not sure it is worth thousands of $ though.
Look, this seat have massage function. I bed Japanese airlines have even more advanced function.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Unusually warm day today in Amsterdam. It was like upper 80s. I rented a bicycle for a day to cover wider areas and why not try if you are in Amsterdam, right? It was a great decision and I had so much fun. Even it was hot, the wind cooled me down and the sweats did not stick around that long. The only complain I have is it did not have break, so you need controlling with the pedals. I hit a few people actually as I could not stop...
Friday, August 17, 2012
I decided to stay in the city this weekend as the weather seems to be nice. As a typical weekend start, I went to a Japanese restaurant. It was good but barely met my expectation. A typical place here does not air confining so it was pretty warm inside.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
I try to meet up with my friends while I am in NYC for a long period, not just for a weekend, and this time we met up with B. in Astoria Queens. I have never been in this neighborhood and I was very excited about it.
This area is famous for Greek and that's what we ate.
This octopus salad has their restaurant name and it was good.
It is very nice to have a quality time with a good friend and to expire new neighborhoods as each has very distinctive uniqueness.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Always I am amazed by the quality of the food in Japan. This trip was no exception.
This was a unique dish only in Nagoya. The sauce, a bit sour and spicy, was not mixed or over the noodles but on the pate. New type of paste and yummy.