Neighborhood Excitement

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“Emergency Lights” Cedar Park, 2020

I was making dinner in the kitchen when I noticed some flashing lights coming from the front window. There was a fire truck outside, which means there must be trouble. It turned out that it was a false alarm caused by a home fire detector (we think) that sent a call to the fire station. So, everything’s okay. Thankfully!

Friday Night Cheeseburgers

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“A Burger” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight it’s just Koa and I so I made cheeseburgers for us (his request). Excuse the crude photo, but whatever. The burgers were excellent! I added a bit of Japanese Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard to the beef before making the patties. Juicy, tangy, and yummy. Hard to beat a good burger!


Weathering With You / 天気の子 (2019) – Movie Mini-Review

Loved this! Weathering With You is *almost* as good as Your Name, but I think I need to watch it again just to be sure. 😊 The storyline was fun and combines fantasy and reality in an original way, and seems timely considering the changes in the climate.

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“Beautiful Background” Austin, 2019

Just like in Your Name, the background artwork is amazing. Some of the scenes with cloud-scapes are breathtaking! But what I really enjoyed about Weathering With You was that there was a bit more action, which was refreshing for a Makoto Shinkai film. I’m still in love with the Honda Super Cub, so seeing chase scene involving one was awesome. ❤️

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“Supercub Scene” Austin, 2019

Although Weathering With You didn’t have as many moments as Your Name that gave me “the feels”, I enjoyed it quite a bit. There were a few laugh-out-loud moments as well, so I’d say it’s a very well-rounded movie. It’s got a bit of everything: artwork, story, romance, action, and humor. It’s definitely a movie I’d like to watch several times. Highly recommended!

Food and Art

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“Interior Art” Cedar Park, 2020

Mariko and I went to the soft-opening of a friend’s new East Side King restaurant (nearby our house, yay!), and the interior art was done by another friend, Peelander Yellow. Lots of creativity in the taste and visual senses. Fun!

Rare Fog

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“Superfog” Austin, 2020

Driving home this evening was an eerie experience… we rarely get fog in Austin so I enjoyed it quite a bit!