Japanese sweets called "Daifuku"

Slow week is still going on.
Though, I did work hard… a little bit. At least I should close some businesses from last year.

Plus, I had to give up my precious time for intereviewing new grad… three of them in this afternoon.
None of them, unfortunately, did impress me much.
Last one was more eager than the others… she seemed to be more goal-oriented.

Had some trouble on my PC and I got stuck with IT team who spent quite time on my computer late afternoon.
That made my leave from the office quite late… much later than usual! Hahaha
Part of the job, isn't it? I presume so.

I picked up some sweets on the way back home.
Yeah, I do all possible thing to keep the domestic peace as much!!!
Sugar certainly does help. Don't you agree?

Here they are.
Famous "Ichigo Daifuku."
Ichigo is strwaberry and Daifuku is Japanese sweets beans and mochi / rice cake.

I bought these at Hakata Suzukake - famous sweets shop from far southern Fukuoka.
Let me compare those with ones from Ginza Akebono - another famous sweets shop from Tokyo.

Different appearance and the size is different, too.
Suzukake one is a bit smaller. Thinner rick cake part on the surface.
Akebono one is tick and sticky surface…

They are in the same category… but definitely different sweets products!!!

Well, tough to judge which one is BETTER. They are respectively good and I like them BOTH.

Probably, Akebono one is tougher to get because there are long line of customers as always.
Today at Suzukake, there are a few customers before myself. Not bad… very convenient.
That is the only difference. Maybe that part is even the same over weekend… I do not know.

Promotion announcement came to myself in mail from Mercedes-Benz dealership.
Oh boy, face-lift C-Class is around, already.
Maybe MB is my very next one?

When in the world do we decide which car and when to buy one for ourselves?
That is a big question never answered so far.
Any suggestion? Hahaha.

Happy New Year - 2019!

Now it is 2019!
A Happy New Year to you all!

Slow day for me, of course. No particular plans at all.
Except coming to a great food like this:

Osechi Food - specially designed for traditional Japanese new year celebration

Good Sake is a company… to set the New Year Day completed.

Oh just drove between Tokyo and Chiba.
Now am back in Tokyo…

Odometer reading as the beginning of the year.
How much more to fun for 2019???
Will see.

Toyama: Driving up to another city

Tajimi job is done and things went as planned. Big relief for myself.
Then client drove his car and I got free ride to next place… Toyama.
Short day trip was surely fun!

Fast sport car made me no boring while being just seated for several hours.
After early night tel meetings - I had to attend two of them in the hotel room, I rejoined the client for supper.
Supper didn't become simple one…

Thing was fun and tons of stuff to talk about. Look at my Panerai watch on right picture…
Shows the time even after midnight…
Man, it was certainly endless.

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to Chiba for seeking good stuff

Early Sunday - rushed to Chiba…
Before that, I had to make sure to tape the TV drama in this morning…


Drama performed by actress Manami Higa (in the middle).
It is suspense drama of 2 hours… and I cannot miss this because she is my favorite actress. Hahaha.

Saw the Gundam Stamp Rally - you can collect up to 65 or 67 stamps for prizes…
Gundam is popular Japanese animation.

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Even around 9am on Sunday, people keep coming for stamping. Wow…

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Instruction posting is not only in Japanese but in English, Korean, and even Chinese.

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1st time in a long time that I sat in passenger seat…
Oh boy, Guilietta doesn't give much comfort ride at all.
While driving, it would not easily feel… but this is obvious.

Ran into local Japanese sweets shop. Just picked up some for ourselves.

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After cemetery visit, late lunch is ramen noodle.
Went into a place for us to visit as first time. Called "Marutai" Ramen.

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Good but still average, I guess. Not bad, though.
Just not great enough to make us come back, I guess. You know what I mean.

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Family dog - Love is still healthy! That matters. She is very calm and doesn't make much move. Though, very lovely.

Late night, MoonFlower and I drove back to Tokyo. No traffic jam at all. Very smooth drive.
Weekend is now coming to an end… so as January - the 1st month of year.
I should make everything to gear up for further acceleration. Let's begin the serious work.

Odometer Read: 27,000km

Just short drive up to dry cleaner… found out that the odometer just indicated 27000.
Yeah, 27,000 kilometers run so far… over 5.6 years or so.
Very low mileage, huh. It is.


Coming June, another mandatory inspection required by law is up.
That means a chance that I may switch the car… again?
Will see.

MoonFlower was with her friends all day long except dinner… when we got together for dine-out.


She has selected to come over this place tonight. Sort Chinese restaurant.
However, this place's speciality is of lamb. Yeah, lamb meat.

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All of those dishes.. with lamb!!! Full of it.
Ate too much… but it were fast food restaurant because the time from placing order to the food on table was super duper fast. Hahaha.
Family dinner was good but very quick. Hahaha.