Wednesday, December 17, 2008


After work, I and my colleague went to STAPLES center to see LA Lakers!!

It was very close game, but Lakers won!
The game was so exciting that I coud not vocalize on the way to hotel...

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Lunch with Haruki

I and Ritsuko came to school to eat lunch with Haruki.
Students made some poster and their teacher invite kid's parents.
This was 1st time for us to eat lunch in American elementary school.
Lunch area was in gymnasium, it was small space and short time.
Everyday Minami(Haruki's younger sister) can not finish all.
My wife is school nurse in Japan, so she has small opinion about school provided lunch.She says dietary education is very important for kids to grow up well.
We should teach that do not leave food and have a balance diet.

I ate left side and Ritsuko tried right side.

Almost every kids ate it with smile and looks like happy.
We also had happy lunch with my son and his classmates.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


I went to several restaurant at this time of business trip in NY.
The best 1 was Ippudo(Ramen).

2nd was So Kong Dong(Korean-Tofu Restaurant at Fort Lee)

3rd was Santouka(Ramen)
I had happy time to eat good foods at New York.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Phantom of the Opera

Today I went to Broadway to see opera, "The Phantom of the Opera", which is very traditional and most popular.(Of course after working!)
I was impressed with the song and orchestra music. That was first time for me to see opera. It was very interesting and I want to see more opera!

NY city was very crowded, because it was the first day of the big tree in front of the Rockefeller building was lighted by a lot of illumination.
There were many people and also police men!

Every shop was also lighted up and decorated by illumination and Christmas ornament, it was very cute and beautiful.

I felt that's an American Christmas season!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Business trip to NY!

I came NY for business trip.
I stay for 5 days in NY.
It is 2nd time to visit to NY, but I could not reach NY city at chance of 1st time, and I want to go to Manhattan.
There are 2 hours time difference between Boise and NY. It is small time, but I felt not small and had jet lag.
I drove rental car in downtown NY and went to hotel.

I ate ramen, it was Chinese noodle but modified in Japan.

Almost every Japanese like ramen.

It was hard to drive for me, the road was very complex and sometimes lost though I had car navigation.