Cupcake Bar

"Cupcake Bar" Austin, 2017
Photo info: Motorola Moto G (4), 3.64mm, f/2, 1/30 sec, ISO100
“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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Easter Feast

"Easter Feast" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO800
“Easter Feast” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。Today is Easter Sunday 🐰, and this is maybe the first time we didn’t do any kind of traditional Easter activities. The past couple years, we have just given the kids chocolate bunnies and Easter baskets, but this year we didn’t really think about it at all. As a non-religious family, the holiday doesn’t have any meaning to us in the traditional sense, but we did have some friends over to enjoy good food and conversation. 😄

Of course, I ate too much… but it was so delicious, I couldn’t help myself. Fun times!

"Easter Feast" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Easter Feast” Cedar Park, 2017

I hope you had a nice Sunday.


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Shrimp and Sleepy Cat

"Shrimp and Sleepy Cat" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Shrimp and Sleepy Cat” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going? Here in Austin, we’ve been having some heavy storms. It’s good for our yard, but there is the possibility of flooding in other parts of the area. Everyone be safe!

Today’s photo is of a yummy, garlicky shrimp dish that we enjoyed for dinner. As you can see, we disturbed our napping kitty in order to take the photo. But food photos with pets are really the best anyways. 🐱🍤

I hope you had a nice Tuesday.


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So much food

"Mt. Karaage" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 10mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO1000
“Mt. Karaage” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How was your Tuesday?

Today is my younger son’s 13th birthday… yes, he’s a teenager! And now both my kids are in their teens. I can’t believe time flies so quickly. 😱

Koa has requested the same birthday dinner this year: karaage (Japanese style fried chicken). As you can see in the photo, the chicken was piled high! In fact, I knew there would be a mountain of karaage again so I got out my ultra-wide-angle lens for my dslr to give it even more emphasis. It was so delicious, that I am thinking that I might want karaage for my birthday dinner as well. 😄

Seems like these days I’ve been posting about food A LOT. Well, yes. I guess it’s fun to take photos of the yummy food that Mariko prepares, and then I need to share that of course. 😘

In other news, I’ve been enjoying the book “The School for Good and Evil”. It’s fun and funny! But, I have a reading problem in that I find so many books I want to read, but cannot read fast enough to get to all of them. And the sales that Amazon has on their kindle books doesn’t help either. My library of unread books keeps growing and I may never be able to catch up. 📚 Oh well. しょうがない

I hope you had a nice day!


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