Desk decorations

"Family Instax" Austin, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/125 sec, ISO800
“Family Instax” Austin, 2016

こんばんは! Hello, how’s it going?

Today’s photo is of my desk space at work. Our HR department was cleaning up their supply stock and they had these little white clips that attach to fabric walls, so I grabbed four of them. They are perfect for my Instax prints! The clips are really handy because this particular fabric partition (they call it a “modesty partition”!) does not have the material inside that allows push-pins to stick in them, so these clips look better than just plain tape.

For this photo, I used the Velvia film simulation, and I think the highlights and shadows were both bumped up +1. So, the color palette printout in the photo is a bit more saturated than it should be. But I like seeing it extra-vivid! 🌈

Have a good evening!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

New song

"Japanese Dinner" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/125 sec, ISO2000
“Japanese Dinner” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Hello, how’s it going?

Tonight’s photo is of another delicious dinner that Mariko prepared for us. It’s a Japanese style meal, with ebi-furai (breaded and fried shrimp), hamburg-steak, noodles, and some salsa. It’s very eclectic I guess! But soooo yummy!

After dinner I started learning a new song on the ukulele – Utada Hikaru’s “花束を君に” which is the theme song to the current Asadora, Toto Nee-chan. It’s an awesome song! I love it. 🎵

Here’s a great cover version:

Have a nice evening!

– B Barron Fujimoto

Mothers Day

"Electronic Diary" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Electronic Diary” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Hello, how’s it going?

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there! 💐

At our house, it was an up and down kind of day. It started nicely, with coffee and then mimosas (Mariko said that all she wanted this year were mimosas!) but then Koa argued about doing his homework… which happens too often, and he had to be punished. So, that cast a dark cloud over the day. 😞 It’s unfortunate that this has to happen on Mothers Day!

After a few hours of cooling off, Koa was back to normal although the homework situation is still unresolved.

This afternoon, Mariko’s friend and daughter visited for a bit to see the new kitties. That’s the picture above… She took a photo and added it to her electronic diary, I think. The cats are a lot of fun, and provide many photo opportunities, as you can see below.

"She Likes Him" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/10 sec, ISO3200
“She Likes Him” Cedar Park, 2016
"Sleepy Tongue" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Sleepy Tongue” Cedar Park, 2016

And in the last photo, you can see that Koa and I went to In-N-Out burger for dinner. It was great as always. 🍔 Mariko and Bay went off to the movies, and I’m glad that Mariko can celebrate a bit without worrying about Koa. And when they return home, I have her Mothers Day card and Godiva truffles ready for her. So, I am hoping Mothers Day ends on a good note! 🍬

"Boy's Dinner" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Boy’s Dinner” Cedar Park, 2016

I hope you had a nice weekend!

おやすみなさい!

– バロン Barron Fujimoto

Saturday photos

"Baseball Kitty" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Baseball Kitty” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Hello, how’s it going? I’m exhausted because of a long day, plus I threw the baseball with Koa this afternoon under the Texas sun… and that took a lot out of me! So, a very short post this evening.

Tonight’s photo is of Anko-chan, taking her afternoon nap. I placed the baseball there and she didn’t even notice it. ⚾️ In the photo below, you can see a wide shot of our livingroom, and if you look closely, you can see her on the top of the sofa. Her sister is sleeping on the other sofa, and Koa is on the beanbag watching the Cubs game. It was a very nice afternoon… exactly the kind of weekend I enjoy. 😄

"Watching the Cubs" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO640
“Watching the Cubs” Cedar Park, 2016

Tonight we celebrated Mothers Day with an early dinner. The photo below is of Mariko’s top-shelf margarita. I had a sip, and it was excellent!! 🍸

"Top-shelf Margarita" Austin, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/75 sec, ISO3200
“Top-shelf Margarita” Austin, 2016

I hope you had a nice Saturday!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

Slow evening

Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO320
Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! How’s it going?

We made it thru another week! It’s so nice to be able to relax after work and enjoy the free time, watch the fish in the aquarium, play with the kitties, and hang out with the kids. Mariko went with some friends to the baseball game because Yu Darvish is playing with the minor league team tonight. It seems that all the Japanese people who live in Austin are at the game!

Mariko asked if I wanted to go, but since I just went to the baseball game a couple weeks ago with Koa, and I am not a fan of Darvish, I passed on it this evening. Also, the kids didn’t feel like going. I am a little surprised that Koa didn’t want to go!

Anyways, it was a relaxing evening. Tonight’s photo is of the lovely late-day sunlight coming in through the kitchen window. It’s a great hour for photos, even just everyday scenes… my favorite kind.

Looking forward to the weekend!

おやすみなさい!

– バロン Barron Fujimoto