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Japanese Winery Tour (Katsunuma, Yamanashi)



























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Make it even more difficult

This Friday seemed rather longer.
Why? Things didn't go simply. You know what I mean.

Started "normal" Friday at local cafe called "Berth Coffee."

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I finally took good 360-degree picture of the basement where I had coffee and breakfast croissant.



A bit pricey… but I believe that extra cost / premium is for space and atmosphere.

It was flat and okay until then.


Though, look at this.
I ended up with some drinks at late night.



I really had to take drinks after work.
Yeah, I didn't even a half of what I originally planned to do. Things did't go as planned at all.
Too much noises… New tasks are kept coming.

Oh boy.

For next week, things are even more difficult to be taken care of.

Next week is definitely short due to several reasons:

National holiday on Tuesday
Travel to Nagoya on Thursday
Three proposals due Friday

I will definitely get swamped then. Wish me luck!

BOUL'ANGE Nihombashi (Cafe)

My cafe hopping in the morning is continuous for still today.
Went to Mitsukoshimae Station for my favorite croissant.

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Yeah, my French kind of taste! Haha.

Busy Monday it was. Didn't know how it all would go that way. Man, messy.

Cafe "MIKADO" in Nihombashi

Early bird!
Showed up to a cafe for breakfast and some early work.
Yep, I went in there with work PC for sure.

Sort out many emails while eating the breakfast then.

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Good start it was… however, didn't meant that I would come to a good end.
How did it all go for the day?!
Hmm, not so bad. Better than I really thought.

Well, now time for weekend.

Still some work remain with no much complaints. It is still yet all under control.
I can still breathe, normally. That is good enough.

Shang-Chi? Coffee?









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Cafe Hopping in Ginza



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Big Salad Plate for Health

Went in to a cafe in Kanda Square.
"Point Et Ligne" bakery is quite famous and this is 1st time in 2 months for me.



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Varieties of breads along with big salad plate.



Needed some fresh vegetables for my health.
I guess, my current eating habit relied upon quick and easy stuff, mainly.
Thus, this is small resistance to the way it is for my own pace of life.

Became full after all. This plate was quite large. I am no longer a big eater!!!

Active Saturday (before rainy Sunday)

Went to my dentist first for the day.
Then, drove around to see some cherry blossoms.



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MoonFlower asked me to join her to go to Roppongi area for something…



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Just had a tropical soda… was that her true purpose?! That was it… somehow. Hahaha.

Decided to dine out tonight.










It was good Italian restaurant per internet review.
For us, yeah, it was okay or good… but not as great as being reviewed.
Not sure that we come back to this place ever after this.



Contrary to the dinner, we came to awesome cake which MF picked up from Saitama where she went up for family matter.
Man, this is one of the best ever had!!!
Need to go another time for sure.

Busy and active day along with full stomach. Hahaha.

Thanksgiving Party 2020

One last gathering among friends before the end of 2020 -

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Among colleagues who are quite close to each other like worked on the same projects, etc. - it was fun!






Even under the severe condition of Coronavirus, I guess that this is last gathering. No more parties.

Well, I didn't expect that this festivity would last long like up to 3am… oh boy! Hahaha.
Great time it was.

FuRe Year-End Gathering 2020

Friends and coworkers got together.
We used to work on the same project back in 2015-2016.
Good friends and good fellows.

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Unfortunately, some cancellation and 5 showed up.
Though, it was good reunion.

During this week, 2 out of 4 projects are coming to an end.
Thank god!
2 more to go. Well, as per plan, at least 1 of them is to be completed.

Any thing new to start soon? Yep, it is coming.

Oh boy.

Year-End Party Season!

Party time?!
Almost year-end… that comes around the corner for sure.
It is time to share what happened this year with friends and close ones.

Among three of us who worked on same project, it is our custom to get together once a year.

Like previous year, we went to hotel afternoon tea for fun.

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Those ladies were serious about taking picture of tower of sweets!



Well, I did take a picture, too. Winking



Our talk was endless and did last for three hours or so.
Surely was fun and value time among ourselves.
See you around this time of next year!

Late Night at Bar?!

Late night outing?!
Lots of stress from the work… needed to shake it all off!!!



MoonFlower went to dinner with friends and, somehow, finished it up quite early.
She must need more drinks… so did I.



Went to a piano bar?!
Well, we did not mean to.
It happened to have live piano music tonight. Extra charge, though.

It was fine.
Well, it was surely fine with or even without such live music.

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Well, I had more drinks than did MoonFlower. That was unusual.
I must have been more stressed out than she?
Maybe…

Busiest Week of Year Done!

This "busiest week of 2020" is done with very unique experience.



I was in an audio studio for pretty much all day.
It is called MA or Multi-Audio and we started with narration recording by professional.
Still part of consulting project? Yes, it is!



Complicated equipment was very interesting.

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Moreover, narration quality by professional was even "astonishing"
Tone and manner controlled very delicately. REALLY.

It was like a magic.

Same phrase done before and after show obvious difference. Definitely different impression.

I wish I could control myself just like that…

This unique experience is surely essence for me to intend to be competent speech master! Hahaha.

Long week is now finished. Tons of work is put behind for whole this week. Thus, I have to work on those over coming weekend.
However, I will focus on taking things easy… to make sure that I do wind myself down.

Friends Gathering

Friends' gathering took place in this afternoon.
Friends are coworkers from past project. Actually, we all did the project together last year. Just around this time of year.

Takoyaki or octopus dumplings are the main theme of our party!



Here it is.

Seven of us got together and spent time about more than several hours.
Over takoyaki and other dishes along with PLENTY of alcohols.
Well, I took sparkling and champagne led myself out of memory… being drunk a bit?!

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Fun friends here…



Talked a lot… nothing maybe important.
All fun topics and nothing serious.
Plus some rumors?! Let's see.

Will be swamped for this week and this gathering is certainly energizer for me thanks to friends!

Coronavirus Relief

Weekend just started. Though, things are quite unusual like everywhere else.
Governor of Tokyo repeatedly emphasized that we should stay home over weekend.
Thus, decided to join MoonFlower for spending time in this weekend outside Tokyo.

Yes, escaping from Tokyo it is.

I had to bring MoonFlower's stuff for living. So that was actually the main task.

Here is 360-degree video while driving through the metro highway to see how road is empty:



Quite unusual, huh. It is.

Even brought old Apple TV to MF's place and installed.
Well, she has no extra channels on TV and at least Apple TV can hook to Hulu.
That should be some relief to MF for her entertainment.




Additionally, MoonFlower is planning to get food delivery for supper today.
That was actually great surprise and perfect to such environment.
One of favorite restaurants of ours now does catering service.

Restaurant called "CLOUD NINE" brought food home around 3pm. Since then, our festivity lasted throughout the day!







Perfect stuff and we all were full with great food and wine.
Wine is not included. Somehow, we had good wine in stock there. Why? Not sure… but good surprise for sure.

On top, the cost is covered by MoonFlower. I cannot complain whatsoever. You know what I mean!!!

Great dinner and good relief from Coronavirus condition.

Tokyo Night View: Cherry Blossoms

Quiet weekend is coming to Tokyo!!!
Will see how it works for us… well, lots say that it is darn too late.
This effort for this weekend is going to show in two weeks or so.

How things from previous extended weekend would affect? That is scary part and that result is coming up next week or so.

Anyhow, happened to drive through Nihombashi area…
Cherry blossoms at night… you can have better SAKURA (cherry blossoms) view:



New gadget in my bad from today.
Well, not big big new stuff. But replacing current one for better quality.
Ricoh Theta Camera.



Blue is old version and White is newer.
Now compatible with 4K visual. Not bad.
Maybe more movie content in this blog???

View - Ginza Tokyo under Coronavirus

Happened to drive through Ginza area at night and here is view for you.
There were still lots of people going home after work.
Some of them are still going out for drinks and eat? Hmm.

Drive Thru the Cherry Blossoms

Another boring day.
I need some pressure or given deadline.
Otherwise, I won't be much productive.

What about you? Can you be so good at self-controlling productive business person?

Well, I am quite honest for this, I guess. Hahaha.

Today's video for you… went through the avenue with cherry blossoms.



This place does the light-up at the night… maybe I should do the same at night to see.
This time, sun was too bright and you hardly see the tree and blossoms?
Well, this kind of shooting is quite challenging for me because usually do not do such. Hahaha.

I just intend to add some new content for you to read this blog.
Fun reading should be incentivizing for readers to come back more often.
Right? Sure I hope so.

The video is 360-degree movie. You can change the view within so as you want to try and see.

Today's work was quite flat.
Several meetings in the late afternoon.
A few phone calls including one from my ex-boss. I received an interesting request from him.

Just saw the news on TV telling that Tokyo is now top place with most of coronavirus infections in Japan.
Hokkaido and Nagoya were leading cities up to now. However, Tokyo took that place with today's result.
Within short period of time, Tokyo is going to be locked down like other major cities? Maybe.

MoonFlower started talking about escaping such situation so that she can continuously work without being interrupted.

That might be a good idea… will see.
I may even follow her and she and I live in her old house… will see.

Now Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 confirmed postponed till 2021.
We all should focus on coronavirus… the most.
Will work from home tomorrow again. I will pay more attention to local news.