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Food

Sorely Windown Shopping



















Finally Upgraded to 14!



















Irreel Ningyocho (French bistro)






















Casual French "Morceau"














Home chairs are finally selected?!

Another big shopping day? Sort of.
Showed up to the furniture place in the afternoon today.



Yeah, we were about to select what chair we are going to buy… for our house.
About time to start settling with furniture home.
Chair is this:





How do you like it?!
MF and I both love it and no alternative there is.
Thus, we would go for it.



Though, color is the issue.
Spent about several hours in the store to see which color, out of hundred of colors, should be good and fit.
Light or heavy color?! Hmmm.

That is MF's department, though.
She decides.

Then, I pay… oh boy!

Now she decides the color. I received the quote. I will sleep over it to see if okay.

Supper was at the bar we found on the way back.
Called Tokyo Whiskey Library. Interesting name, huh.
First visit to that place for both of us.



Good interior and nice stomosphere. Good service, too.



Good food. No question about it.



Quite satisfied. Reasonable as well.
Maybe we come back soon.

I will make decision on chairs tomorrow or so.

Yakitori Night!

It was quite small Yakitori party with a friend.
Something definitely needed for a while.
Yeah, beer and Yakitori.







Those were just needed.
Good drinks and foods.
Good fun conversation?! (Hmm)

Anyhow, staying away from serious and stressful work is something I cannot miss.

Big / Small Pork Cutlet

After big final meeting of a project - it was my late lunch.
Went to a famous pork cutlet place… where I went before.
Of course, there was a line of customers outside the restaurant.

After long waiting, approximately 25-30 mins, here is my lunch.



Ordered "regular."

Let's compare this with last one which I ordered "premium."



Top - today "regular"
Bottom - last time "premium"

Which one is better for you?
Price different is yet minor. About 300 yen or 2.5 dollars or so.

I would definitely choose premium one hereafter for sure!!! Hahaha.

Watches and French

Friday is about to end.
Went out to a hotel for a meeting in the afternoon.
My attire was a bit formal. Suit and tie. And, of course, mask for Covid-19.

People, particularly men, somehow looked at me when walking by.
Probably, I look too formal unlike others…

Anyhow, meeting was quite flat and short.
On the way home, I stopped by Mitsukoshi department store where some even was going on.
"World Watch Fair 2022."



I see quite some guests were shopping even on Friday.



Paid attention to TISSOT watches, particularly green dial one.
This green one is mechanical, self-winding.



One in the middle is another green but quartz.
I thought that different specs but the same green color.
Obviously, they are not same and quartz one seems more like emerald-ish.

I wanted one with quartz and green coming from mechanical.
Too greedy, huh.



Another color-fantasy ones… not bad. My kind of taste? Maybe.



Afterwork, joined MoonFlower for supper / family dine-out to a French restaurant.
Called "mille" located in Higashi Nihombashi.
Usually hard to get seat reservation because of popularity and limited capacity.

Owner chef runs entire business by himself!



This is 2nd visit. 1st was back in May, 2022.



Started the dining with sparkling wine.









Main was of venison (deer meat). Meat comes from Hokkaido where such game / quarry took place.
Haven't had such meat for a long time, I believe.
Was quite tender and I liked it well. The Sauce coming along with meat was a good match for sure.

Now weekend has begun.

Drinks and Taver Hopping

Big drink night!!!
MoonFlower and I went out for nothing but just drinking.
Rarely, we hit to the Tsukishima area.





Very Japanese taste-like interior, isn't it?!





Sake, sake, sake!





Hopping to another tavern.









Very local foods only, tonight.





Very country goods… hahaha.

You see that it is usually MoonFlower and I go out to modern restaurant type places.
Though, we still like this kind of old-fashion places, too!

At least, we always have HUGE appetite for good stuff. Hahaha.

Watch, Eels, Champagne, Pizza...













Family Birthday Dinner































Finally Bought!

























Summer Celebration?!













Finally so?!

My weekend started at a local optician store.
Examination took place in the morning.
Nothing wrong with me, though.

It was all for these:



Yeah, contact lenses. Now? Why? Hahaha.
I know, people around my age start avoiding such… right?
I go totally the opposite. Hahaha.

Examination was fine and green light for contact lenses are officially issued.

Now, I wear contact lenses without hassle. Pretty good stuff!!!





Tonkatsu or deep fried pork was lunch with MoonFlower.
This place is newly opened last month and tons of people lined up for lunches and dinners.
It was our luck to come to have lunch after waiting for 20 minutes or so.

Great stuff! I definitely come back again.



Cafe in Shimo Kitazawa in the afternoon. It was MoonFlower's favorite.
She needs to pick up new Japanese ceramics from the gallery within the cafe.
Yeah, came here before… actually several times, already.



My outfit, accessory, and shoe for the day. Hahaha.



Not coffee, not tea… Sode with ice cream.





































Big dinner took place at the end for the day.
It was Japanese and French fusion dinner course.
Was pretty darn dishes. MF was quite satisfactory.

Bill was not that small, either, though. Oops.

Movie "Sun and Bolero"







Fancy Steak Lunch at Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Had big and gorgeous lunch with friends at fancy hotel - Grand Hyatt Tokyo.
We ordered free-flow (all you can) drinks.

At hotel, genuine "Champagne" is part of the list.
There is no hesitation to keep asking the same drink - Champagne.
Call me freak! Cuz, I love it.











Man, enough drinks and enough foods. What else?!
Talks with friends were definitely fun and endless.
Time did fly fast from noon to 3 pm.

Fun time it was.

I ended up with 5 glasses. 3 of Champagne, Red and White each.
More drinks than personal capacity resulted to fall a sleep once getting back home. Hahaha
I must have been drunk!

It was a great union.

Gourmet Hunting (cont'd)

1st time in a long time… I came to do a hand car wash by myself today.
Dirty car made me get up around 7am and rushed into car wash place not too far from home.
Took me a whole hour to complete.



Am rather not good at car wash.
Detail work is not part of my expertise. Hahaha.



It looks good. Very satisfactory.



Gathered with another couple who are good friends of MoonFlower's.
This is 2nd opportunity to dine with them.
They always know of good place for dinner. It was Yakitori - Japanese cuisine.



Very fancy place it was!









Sake - same brand but different vintage / production timing to compare the tastes.



























Gathering didn't finish then. Continued to another place.
We decided to go on foot.



Nice Tokyo view?!



You can even see SkyTree in distance.



Standing bar in Tsukishima area









Missed the bar on 2nd floor. Maybe next time.
Contrary to 1st floor, this is Sake-Only bar. Very interesting!

Good fancy dinner and bar with friends' couple.
Great time.
Great to know of fancy places.

Gourmet Hunting


























Toptap Jirakit - Who?





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Birthday Celebration, Already






















































Busy Saturday































Watch, Movie, and Dinner






















French restaurant "Cloud Nine"













One Last Dine-out?!

Another wave of Covid-19 is just around.
Today, Tokyo announces of exceeding 4000 infections for the day.
Oh boy. That is a big deal… 4,000!

We all should be cautious about going out.
Thus, I had to carefully select venue for tonight's dinner with friends.



Chose hotel restaurant for small gathering. Cozy space.











I've got tons of topics to cover. That seemed endless or at least insufficient time.
Maybe we all should repeat to make sure that we all do fun together. Hahaha.

Anyhow, good and fun dinner it was.

I should remember this place so that I can keep coming back for multi-purpose dining.

Now weekend is ahead!

BIG SUSHI DINNER

I bet that this was the perfect new-year-celebration closing dinner.
Surely, it was sushi!
Sort of so-called rehearsal dinner. You know what I mean.



















Not all pictures of all tonight's foods posted.
More than what you see for sure.
Certainly, food was wonderful for both quality and quantity.



On top of all foods served, huge glass - actually beer glass with foods in it came after all.
This is DESSERT. Huge one with a big surprise.

This was special treatment by sushi master for the dinner.
It was coffee yellow. Pretty good stuff contrary to how it looks. Hahaha.

Am very stuffed for sure.
Will eat less and control the calories hereafter for sure.

Family New Year Party 2022

MoonFlower and I went down to Shibuya area for family dinner.
Our family tradition?! It is New Year Party 2022.
This time, it was MF's turn for venue selection.



Japanese restaurant called IKEJIRI ASANO

It was my first visit even though MF made several trips to this place, already.
Yeah, really unfair that she had had fancy dinners way before today.





Sake Sake Sake!























Unique cutlet sandwich - famous and speciality at this place.





Long dinner finished with big beaf over rice!
Yeah, I became really full. No complaints… just fantastic foods for today's dinner.

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