Monthly Archives: December 2012

Eating Soba on the last day of the year

Right here in Japan, it it the night of December 31st, about 5 hours to New Year’s day. When I was in the States, I had the impression that Christmas has the closer atmosphere to a Japanese New Year’s day … Continue reading

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Mountain Bike Trail Ride in Ibaraki, Japan

Well, thanks to my dear friend Jeff’s expertise and experience, I was able to have a great fun mountain bike trail ride today. We went into a couple of small mountains. Each one of them is approximately 300 meters above … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, Mountain biking

“Winter vacation!! Hip hip hooray!!” I cried when I got up this morning. “Not so fast, honey,” my wife heartlessly announced. Though I had to work on 22nd, 23rd and 24th (In Japan, they are all holidays), I was able … Continue reading

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Switch to a Mountain Bike

Every year I am prone to switch to mountain bikes in winter and this year again it is time for me to ride a mountain bike. Mito, the city I live in, does not have much snow (3 or 4days … Continue reading

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10 days away from Christmas and New Year holidays and I am thinking about a renewal of my site.

Now it is so cold in Japan but when I look at the snowing scenes in Dallas (wow!), maybe the city I am living in is not half bad in terms of coldness.   Well, at the outset, I was … Continue reading

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