Friday Update

"Stormy Days" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/22, 1/60 sec, ISO100
“Stormy Days” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

It’s been a crazy week schedule-wise for me, with Mariko being away on vacation and the kids being out of school. Lot’s of appointments and working from home, but the week is almost over!

Today, I dropped off Bay at the airport to travel to California. He’s starting a summer-school program and will be gone for four weeks! I was a tiny bit nervous about him flying along (actually the whole security thing), but he made it to Long Beach as planned and is spending the night with my brother’s family. Of course the travel was pretty easy since he just has carry-ons and took his pre-printed boarding pass straight to security, but still, as a parent, I worry! 😄

I took today’s photo while on the way to pick up dinner. The clouds lately have been really awesome! I guess there are some storms coming, so the weather is a little unpredictable. But it makes for some interesting skies.

I hope you had a good day!

またね~

Monday Clouds

"Morning" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO500
“Morning” Cedar Park, 2017
"Drama" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO100
“Drama” Cedar Park, 2017
"Sunset" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO2500
“Sunset” Cedar Park, 2017

Morning, afternoon, and sunset. 🌥️

Clouds and Oden

"Fine Weather" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO100
“Fine Weather” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

So I mentioned the other day that we had a nice cold-weather meal in curry 🍛, and well, tonight we had another perfect cold-weather food: Oden! 🍢

"Oden" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO3200
“Oden” Cedar Park, 2017

Mariko use the Instant Pot to cook the oden, and it turned out great. She really loves her Instant Pot!

I hope you had a great Sunday.

またね~

Friday Sunset

"Sunset Color" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO200
“Sunset Color” Cedar Park, 2017

Hope you had a nice work-week! 😀

Wispy ☁️

"Wispy" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: Motorola Moto G (4), 3.64mm, f/2, 1/720 sec, ISO50
“Wispy” Cedar Park, 2017

Wispy ☁️

Sunset

"Colorful Sky" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO500
“Colorful Sky” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means recovery day. 😄 So, the kids and I put all the furniture back to its normal position, folded up the craft table and put it away, and stored all of the Thanksgiving cooking pans.

In the evening we met Mariko near her work for happy hour eats and drinks. 🍻 It was nice to try a new place, but the food was really salty and greasy. 🍕🌮 It tasted okay, but wow, it must have been so unhealthy! In fact, later on none of us was feeling too great. And of course we were all thirsty because of the salt. We later watched a show where the host was in Tokushima having some Japanese food, and we were craving it! The miso soup looked so tasty and refreshing. 🥣

Anyways, today’s photos are of the amazing sunset that we had in Austin. Bay took the photos since I was driving. Although the camera and post-processing are exaggerating the vibrance of the colors, it really did look spectacular and the photo captures the feeling.

"Sunset Driving" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Sunset Driving” Austin, 2017

I hope you had a nice day!

おやすみ

🌥️

"Extreme Processing" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/2500 sec, ISO200
“Extreme Processing” Cedar Park, 2017

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