Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Last meal for 2013 by following Japanese tradition. Wish all a happy and healthy new year in 2014.


One for myself and the other for two. Do you see the difference? It's PORK. Kimchi with pork was excellent reminding me Japanese IZAKAYA.
Dried fish made the apartment very smelly but it was worth the effort. Home cooking continues while I can, before going back to work...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

In The Canyon

I was one of a few people sliding down the hill to get to this spot. It does not look so crazy now but there was a decent wind on that day. One of the coolest things I have done in my life.

Burger Anyone?

Last meal on our trip. I had never had a burger on the flight. The aircraft was new and so as the meal. No French fries but good especially with a glass of red wine.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Another Gogeous Morning

After 10 hours of good night sleep, I woke up hungry.
Can't get enough of this gorgeous view. I usually don't pay extra for the view, but it was so worth to negotiate for this room.
We are in love with this place. Another pancake in French style. Life is not too bad, and I really needed this after the hard work since August.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Day Trip to Grand Canyon

Less than one hour flight took us to the canyon I wanted visit at some point. Glad that we did even though it was only a few hours of stay. Stunning views everywhere.

Special Dinner

Relaxing Day

It's Christmas and... We are spending a very relaxing day in Vegas. After our careful considaration, we went back to the same place for the breakfast. Their food is really good and you can get outdoor seating.
A long walk along the strip, and this is the best hotel I think in Vegas. Many fresh flowers for the decoration.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas in LV

It is Christmas after all. Some decoration in a famous hotel next to us. Much older but classic atomosphere.

First Breakfast

Even buffet is a common choice, we came to this French restaurant for the breakfast. Thin pancake French style. One of the best I had. Now I need some exercise.

The View

Fantastic view from our hotel room. This hotel has a balcony so you can be outside to enjoy this view.
Life is not too bad.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Vacation Started

After our careful consideration, we decided to go to Las Vegas for our winter vacation. Thanks to my many trips, I was easily upgraded to the first class. The meal was better than I thought.
One of the reasons we chose the Vegas was the food so we will eat as much as we can, so stay tuned...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dinner at Okura Hotel in Amsterdam

To celebrate our hard work, we treated ourselves at Okura, the most expensive Japanese restaurant in Amsterdam.
Sashimi plate and my pork DON.
3 times more than you would pay in Japan I would say.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Big Breakfast

One of the reasons I come here might be this breakfast. More selections and higher quality, I think.
Only $100 give me a huge suite and this breakfast... Cheaper than I would stay in Amsterdam. I don't eat this much except weekends though.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas is Around the Corner

A beautiful day to walk around the city. Brussels is very walkable city. Many tourists from other Europe. French is much prettier in my ears.
After working hard this year, I treated myself by buying a pair of groves from this store. Not expensive at all.

Waiting for ME

Weekend trip to Brussels after dropping off coworkers at the airport on Friday.
A huge suite room and goodies were waiting for my arrival. Sweet...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Chili Night

It was a cold night, even though the apartment was warm, so we decided to cook chilli. Half chicken and a lot of veggies, so very healthy version. Rice on top.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Had a bag of potatoes, and the easiest way was to make a soup.
Milk and pinch of nutmeg for extra kick. Not too bad as a starter.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Fish Dinner

To offset heavier lunch, in terms of meat, fish dinner we had today.
No place better than home...

Back in Brooklyn

A light lunch in Park Slope. Many shoppers taking advantage of the nice weather.
A little work around my apartment. I missed the sunshine...