Epic Bicycle Journey

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO500
“Bike Traveler” Austin, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today our friend’s dad completed an epic bicycle journey: Los Angeles to Austin! It took him a little over 40 days, but 72-year-old Yoshi rode up to family and friends welcoming him at the steps of the Texas State Capitol. It was a wonderful scene, and I was happy to be able to attend. He is a real inspiration!

I often forget that I also completed a long bicycle ride (when I was in junior high): San Francisco to Los Angeles. It was a YMCA trip and I think it took about 8 or 9 days, camping each night. I’d love to do another long bicycle ride sometime… I’ll keep it in the back of my mind. But for now, let’s celebrate Yoshi’s great accomplishment!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Finish Line” Austin, 2019

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Final Stretch” Austin, 2019

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“Hugs” Austin, 2019

Subaru Snapshots

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“Crosstrek Train” Georgetown, 2019

Went to my Subaru dealer for a State Inspection today. Saw a bunch of cool Crosstreks, but of course mine was the coolest (in front!). 😆 The Subaru Outback plushie was pretty cool, though:

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec, ISO285
“Subaru Plushy” Georgetown, 2019

Habit Tracker

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“Everyday” Cedar Park, 2019

I’ve been using a habit-tracker for the past month or so to log some daily activities. It’s kind of a combination reminder app and tracking app, but the intention is for you to create new habits. For instance, I added my daily sketching, simple stretching and exercises, and Japanese studying. I’d say it’s effective in that now I automatically do my hand exercises, neck stretches, and squats without having to give it much thought, and opening Anki to study Japanese is automatic too. Overall I’m happy with it.

There are a number of different habit trackers and the one I chose is called “Everyday”. I like the fact that I can use the same app on my iPad, my Motorola phone, and in Chrome. It’s super convenient! Not only can you access it via app or webpage, but you can add a Chrome extension so that when you open a new tab, it defaults to the Everyday screen. How easy is that for a reminder!

またね~

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 23.3mm, f/3.2, 1/250 sec, ISO400
“Pork Love” San Antonio, 2019

While in San Antonio this past weekend, we went to have an early dinner at Dough Pizzeria Napoletana. I’ve eaten at a different location of Dough before but not at the one close to the Alamodome. This one had a nice patio and the weather was perfect for a meal outside (and the photos turned out much better because of the natural light). We ordered the Buratta Tre Colore and the Signature “Pork Love” pizza. Both were delicious! Of course since the name of the restaurant is Dough, they better have a good one, and it is in fact an excellent dough. A little chewy, but crispy and bubble as well. Just as I like it. 😊

If you’re looking for a great pizza in San Antonio, I definitely recommend a visit to Dough!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec, ISO400
“Burrata Tre Colore” San Antonio, 2019

Cat Carrier

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“Car Carrier” Cedar Park, 2019

We recently bought a cat carrier to replace our old one, and Yuzu immediately made it her new house. She even picked out a fluffy sock from the hamper to make it official!