owling9 michinoku 2017

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Monday, 19th

19th February, 2018

My Cancerian Horoscope
Oscar Cainer

Here comes the future. It's showing you an inviting path that seems to be leading to a brighter, more positive space. What should you do? Can you afford to trust it? Suppose it's just another far-fetched idea that leads you down the garden path? Well, what's wrong with that? Gardens are great places to be! They're filled with potential and perfumes and plants that you can encourage to grow. Rather than dwelling on the problems that other people are putting your way, follow an invitation to nurture yourself.

Let's hope that Mr. Cainer's astral prediction comes true very soon..... 


Gold Coast today

Friday, February 9, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018


February, 2018.

This is the first time since 2005 that I have not participated in Setsubun. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


30th January, 2018

Stavros' Birthday today. 
Many Happy Returns of the Day to him. 


Sunday, January 28, 2018

quick update

Saturday Evening
27th January, 2018. 
We left the hotel and went to Ginza in Tokyo. 

What a vibe ! 
What a place ! 
I have always loved Ginza ever since I first came here in 2004. 

Apple Store .... so many people ! 

We went for an early dinner at an izakaya
which was located in a basement. 
Very cramped, very wonderful indeed. 

After the wonderful izakaya
we ended up in a Sports Pub near our hotel. 
Not busy, comfortable ambiance. 
We bought more food !  Like, did we need to ? 

A mandatory snack back in the hotel room. 

28th January, 2018

We took the train/s 
The Imperial Shrine of Yasukuni
informally known as the Yasukuni Shrine
 (靖国神社or靖國神社 Yasukuni Jinja)

My first time there.... it was very powerful. 

"Gomi" in this context means five different flavours. 

five flavors (sweet, salty, spicy, sour, bitter); five palates; five tastes

Photography within the actual display area of Yasukuni 
was prohibited. We spent maybe 2 hours there looking 
at the displays. 

After that we went for lunch. 

We took a train ..... can you see the train behind the pillars ? 

Apple Store. 

Embassy Place ..... sooooo expensive in Minato. 

We went for lunch in a Spanish Restaurant. 

After lunch we walked and found this sweets shop. 
Bought some gifts for me to bring back to Australia. 

We ate dinner in our room .... a veritable feast it was.