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Enoshima Island

Enoshima 江の島 is a tiny island that is part of Fujisawa City in Kanagawa.  From Tokyo it’s around a 2 hour drive.  We had a nice little day trip there with the kids.  They managed to climb up all the steps that lead to a small cave on the further end of the island.  For a […]

The Fujiya Hotel

Hakone has been a popular weekend getaway spot for Tokyoites and for that reason, Yuki and I have never been there before. I happened to see a special deal for the Fujiya Hotel in Miyanoshita, so I insisted we check out this popular place at least once in our life. The place was one of […]

First Time in Fukushima

About a 3-hour drive north of Tokyo is Fukushima Prefecture. We took a little overnight trip out there, but I can’t recall the name of where we were exactly! It’s a quaint fishing town along the Pacific, in the southern area of Hamadori.

Best Friends With Babies

The trio are all mothers now. We’ve been friends since the 4th grade and have gone through a lot together. We all live far away from each other but we finally had a little reunion in NYC. Hopefully we can do it more often. It was their first meeting but it didn’t take long for […]

Bobby and Steve We looked after these two little guys while in New York. To this day when Arisa sees a picture of a cat or any cat walking by, she calls it Steve or Bobby.

Jeff, Melinda and 2-day old, Myles

Evan, Rosicel and 4-month old Arjen


I never really went to a lot of malls before since I didn’t really live near any. But this time around we were on the Island for most our stay so we did lots of mall time. Roosevelt Field Mall is one of the bigger ones on the Island, but sometimes I find malls that […]

The New Museum

We were walking along Prince Street towards Bowery when we saw this bright sign. At the time I didn’t realize The New Museum of Contemporary Arts opened on Bowery. The sleek silver building stands out quite a bit in this neighborhood. We didn’t get a chance to check out the exhibits inside but I couldn’t […]

Tasty Sandwiches

Does anyone in Tokyo know where I can find a sandwich plate like this Mexican pulled pork sandwich and preferably costing only around 700 yen? This is from a cute little Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn called Pequena. I don’t find many sandwich places around me. I sometimes miss even an average deli where I can […]