Internet Fail

"Relax Cat" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO640
“Relax Cat” Cedar Park, 2017

Switching our ISP tonight. The installation technician arrived 3 hours late at 9pm, left at midnight after unsuccessfully providing us with Internet without messing up our existing television service… Angry! Told him to put it back the way it was.

Anyways, here’s cat photo. Everything’s gonna be ok. 🐱

Monday Already?

"A Dog and His Boy" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/35 sec, ISO3200
“A Dog and His Boy” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I love it when the week goes by quickly, but it sucks when the weekend is gone so fast as well. ☹️

Tonight’s photo is of our dog, Lani, and his boy Bay. Lani’s really a sweet dog but she can get a little jumpy around strangers. She’s really funny though, especially her guilty behavior when she knows she did something wrong. 😆

I hope you had a good Monday!

またね~

Classic Combination – チャーハン + 餃子

"Classic Combo" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Classic Combo” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How was your weekend?

Tonight Mariko cooked a classic combination dinner of chahan (Japanese fried rice) and gyoza. It was delicious! I mentioned in another post that I have gotten better at cooking the gyoza, but the ones Mariko made tasted better. I guess it’s true what my Mom says: “Things taste better when other people cook.” 😁

Our dog, being a dog, always hangs around the dinner table while we eat, hoping for a handout (or dropped food) but our cats also like to lounge at the table as well:

"Do I Have to Move?" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Do I Have to Move?” Cedar Park, 2017

One of our previous cats, Amo, loved to eat human food so we had to protect our table, but our current cats, Yuzu and Anko are just curious enough to give it a sniff if it’s convenient. I guess they are a little lazy too. 🐱

I hope you had a nice weekend!

またね~

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.

おやすみ

Black Algae?

"Black Algae" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO3200
“Black Algae” Cedar Park, 2017

I’m not sure what this is, but my best guess is that it is a kind of black algae. For the past half-year or so, this has started appearing on the aquarium plants’ leaves, the rocks, and other surfaces. Our Siamese algae eaters and Malaysian trumpet snails have not been able to get rid of it, but I think I have a solution.

I’ve been adding the recommended dosage of API Leaf Zone to the water for a month now, and the black algae has been going away. The plants are growing more and shedding any leaves that have the black algae on them. And as a bonus, the Malaysian trumpet snail population is booming! 😀

So, if your aquarium is suffering from black algae, give API Leaf Zone a try. It might just do the trick!