Yard-work, Subs, and Curry

"Trimming Olive Tree" Torrance, 2018
Photo info: motorola Moto G (5) Plus, 4.28mm, f/1.7, 1/1034 sec, ISO64
“Trimming Olive Tree” Torrance, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today was yet another traditional family activity: trimming the olive trees at my parents’ house. 😆 Usually, my brothers and I will climb the ladders and trim the trees, and the kids will clean up the ground and pack the branches and leaves into the garbage bins. This year, Koa wanted to help out on the ladder so he spent some time trimming the front yard tree which is a little smaller than the backyard tree. That’s classic Koa – wanting to give new things a try!

"Tree Work" Torrance, 2018
“Tree Work” Torrance, 2018

For lunch, my mom made submarine sandwiches, which she always makes for us when we visit. It’s one of those meals that is a can’t miss but is a challenge to fit into the meal schedule, which often gets crowded! Mariko says I need to study how my mom prepares her subs, since when I make them at home they don’t taste the same. 😄 So I took lots of photos this time! Of course after 40 years of subs, I know how to make them just like she does, so we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just the fact that grandma Fuji made them that makes them taste better.

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Another tradition is dining at CoCo curry house, and testing our tolerance for spiciness. This time, just Koa and I tested our limits, with Koa ordering a level-7 curry while I had a level-9 curry. I’ve had level-10 the past couple times, so I figured I would try something new. 😄 It wasn’t too spicy, actually, but the rest of the family’s milder-level curry was reportedly spicier than normal. Regardless of spiciness level, the curry was delicious and it was a fun dinner.

"Level 9 Curry" Torrance, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Level 9 Curry” Torrance, 2018
"Curry with Cream" Torrance, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Curry with Cream” Torrance, 2018

I hope you had a nice day!


"Sunset" Torrance, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/220 sec, ISO200
“Sunset” Torrance, 2018

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