Store Opening

"Opening Party" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Opening Party” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going? Did you have a nice Sunday?

Today we visited the site of a new Whole Foods 360 Market opening near our house. While the store actually opens in a few days, today there was a ribbon cutting, food trucks, giveaways, and other activities in the parking lot.

There were a lot of people, but it wasn’t overly crowded… I’d say it was just right. What made it really great was the fact that they had free beer! 🍻 Each person got two drink tickets which was plenty, especially since it was early afternoon. We enjoyed other freebies such as veggie burgers, gourmet pretzels, spicy sausage, chocolate, hummus, and a bunch of energy bars. We got pretty full… ☺️

And, we had fun taking pics in the cool photobus photobooth! A great way to spend the afternoon. 😄

"Photobus" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/950 sec, ISO200
“Photobus” Cedar Park, 2017

The city we live in, Cedar Park, is a really nice place with some great shopping. Now we have Whole Foods 360, Costco, and In-n-Out, among other places. Really convenient. I’m so glad we decided to raise our family here.

I hope you had a good weekend!


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Traveling Hall of Fame

"Jackie Robinson Jersey" Round Rock, 2017
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“Jackie Robinson Jersey” Round Rock, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today, Bay and I visited the traveling Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit which is in Round Rock, just 20 minutes from our house. The displays were way better than I was expecting. We got to see Babe Ruth’s last home run baseball, Roger Maris’ bat that hit the home run to break Babe Ruth’s single-season record, Harry Caray’s famous glasses, and much more! I was pretty blown away at the history that was able to be displayed.

In addition to those items, there were VR activities, like experiencing the 2016 World Series at the ballparks in Chicago and Cleveland, and riding along in the victory parade. It was really cool.

And a little bit more fun was that I made my own silly Hall of Fame plaque, which you can see below. 😆

I highly recommend a visit to the traveling Hall of Fame if you get the chance.

I hope you had a nice Saturday!


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Broken Coffee Filter Holder

"Band-aid" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
“Band-aid” Cedar Park, 2017


For a while now, our ceramic coffee filter holder has had a crack in its base, but I thought it was just a surface crack, and not something that would affect its strength. But the other day, it just gave up and broke. 😞

Well, we haven’t gotten a new one, and I’m debating on whether or not to attempt a fix on this filter holder, so in the meantime, I’ve been using a pair of chopsticks to aid in the coffee duties every morning. It’s working out well! I have time to ponder a permanent solution. A fun challenge, actually! 😄

I hope you had a good day!


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Cupcake Bar

"Cupcake Bar" Austin, 2017
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“Cupcake Bar” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This afternoon at work, we had cupcakes brought in. But not just any ordinary cupcakes, but an actual cupcake bar! There were three cakes to choose from (chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet), two types of filling (chocolate or vanilla), and three types of icing (chocolate, vanilla buttercream, or strawberry). In addition, there was a big assortment of toppings, and even an edible glitter-spray. So fancy! What a nice treat for a Thursday afternoon. 🙂 I went back for seconds. 😆

I hope your day involved some sweet treats as well! 🍰


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ひよっこ Opening

One thing I love about the new asadora ひよっこ is the opening sequence. Along with the 60’s-style pop song, there are really cool miniature toys and scenery with the feeling of the era. But the really neat thing is, the scenery is made up of everyday objects from the 60’s. For instance, the people watching the olympic torch sit on typewriters instead of bleachers, there is a person fishing over a waterfall that is actually a washing machine, and so on. When I first saw the opening, I thought that it reminded me of one of my favorite Instagrammers, Tanaka Tatsuya… I wondered, did NHK get the idea from him? Well, according to his Instagram page, Tanaka is the creator of the opening sequence! How cool is that?!

Anyways, be sure to check out his Instagram and Miniature Calendar site. The scenes are so clever and fun.

I hope you had a wonderful day!


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