Chibi playing outside

Chibi loves being outside as you have seen from many photos that I have taken. Here are couple of videos of her doing cat things outside ! She is so cute !

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Aomori video clips

Here are 9 videos I took in Aomori, a little bit of everything from cats to castles I hope you like em!

1st. I took this video in the night buss when we were actually going to Aomori before the new year. I love that smoothing voice that you can hear.

2nd. Castle of Hirosaki! My hands were freezing when I took this! You can see a bit of the park as well and if the weather would have been better you could have seen a mountain in the background.

3rd and 4th. Two videos of the cutest cat ever called Chibi. My fiances family cat!


5th and 6th. Couple of small clips I took from the window of the car when we were driving in Aomori, the amount of snow is staggering.


7th. We went to a spot where people feed swans and other birds in the winter. Sadly it was snowing again so I could not take photos there but luckily I got this video taken 😀

8th. Driving in the mountain range of Akita.

9th. You saw photos from this shrine in the last post I did. When my girl was going to pray I took a video inside of it same time 😀

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Been listening Howard stern show all morning while editing photos and uploading things 🙂


These photos I took on that same day we went to the lake Towada but these I took with my sony. I was going to put these on the same post but kinda forgot about these photos.

We ate ramen this day like pretty much everyday we did ! Our lovely routine in Aomori was a delicious ramen and Onsen (I personally wished that everyday could be like that).

I like to sit on tatami in the restaurants I go in Japan!
Roadtrip and Ramen in AomoriRoadtrip and Ramen in Aomori

The ramen was delicious!
I had a extra meat ramen
Ramen in Aomori 青森のラメン
and my girl had miso ramen
Ramen in Aomori 青森のラメンRoadtrip and Ramen in Aomori

In the evening I took couple of shots in the store.
Roadtrip and Ramen in AomoriRoadtrip and Ramen in Aomori

Couple of Cute photos of my girlfriends family cat called Chibi (which means small)
Beautiful ChibiBeautiful Chibi

I’m sorry for posting so much today, in the mood I guess and I want to get the photos from Aomori done already so I can get back up to date!

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おにぎり Onigiri

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Good night from ちびちゃん (chibi)

Was just about to start playing a game on my iPad but my girlfriends family cat called chibi came to the room and started to sleep so I decided to go to sleep as well!

Chibi is 17-18 years old so you could call her a grandmother already, but she has the spirit of 10 year old kitty! In the evening she is downstairs yelling にゃにゃにゃん (nyanyanyan) !!! Now that she is more use to me she comes upstairs to our room as well.

New years is just around the corner!
What are your plans for the new years ?
Alone watching movies?
Playing with fireworks?

Also have you made any new year promises that you think you could keep?

What was the biggest thing that happened to you in 2011 ?
For me it was to come to Japan at begin of march and falling in love with Japan more and more.

I took could photos of chibi with my Sony that you will see later, these are from my iPad camera.





Isn’t she cute ?!?!?!?!?

good night everyone !

Shakey’s pizza and Calico Cat cafe !

Continuing from the last post,
Calico cat cafe
before we went to the cat cafe we took a quick stop at this delicious pizza place called Shakey’s ( I love their onion rings).

We ordered 2 plates of onion rings,caesar salad and quater size pizza! The pizza there is not that OOOO but the onion rings are to die for with the delicious dip ! The thing about this place is that it is very cheap ! all what we ate was only 2100 yen, aahh and of course 2 drinks .
Shakey's Pizza
Salad was okay tho !

My girl wants to eat already but I am taking photos 😀
Shakey's Pizza

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Pizza was not bad at all either!

Shakey's PizzaShakey's Pizza

and here are the delicious onion rings !
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Few more photos from the cute cat cafe that I took with my pocket Sony !
Calico cat cafe
Calico cat cafe
Calico cat cafe
Look at my big eyes !
Calico cat cafe

Now we are going back to Shinjuku to take some photos and getting ready for a party tonight ! Let’s get our drink on !

Cat cafe 猫カフェ

Yesterday once again we went to my favorite cat cafe at Shinjuku, this time I had my nikon with me so I got some excellent photos taken, also this time we bought the chicken that you can give to the cats so we were very popular with them.

Shinjuku is famous for it’s restaurants, bars and clubs but hidden behind the beautiful lights is a relaxing cat cafe called Calico!

Shinjuku nights !Shinjuku nights !Shinjuku nights !Cat cafe at Shinjuku

In there you can eat tasty dishes while watching cats sleep and play, you can drink beer and soft drinks and prices are not expensive at all.
1hour costs 1000yen
2hours costs 1500yen
plus if you want to be popular with the cats buy a small box of chicken with 300 yen and they will all come to you.
A little tip if you are going there, about 5pm is their feeding time so you don’t have to buy chicken 😀

When you go to cat cafe ( what to do)
1st.Take off your shoes and change for slippers
2nd.wash your hands with soap very well.
3rd.Dry your hands and put a bit of alcohol thingy to make your hands very clean.
4th.put that paper thing around your neck that shows what time you came in so you know when 1 hour is up ( you can stay as long as your wallet can handle it)
5th.Go in to the cat area and put your jacket and things to the locker
6th. go crazy with the cats 😀

I know you are waiting that I show you photos from there that will make you go “awwwwww”
Here we go!!!!

Cat cafe at Shinjuku
this next one is my favorite there. Always playing with him!
Cat cafe at ShinjukuCat cafe at Shinjuku
This guy thinks he is so cool!
Cat cafe at Shinjuku
I love it how they put their paw on your hand when you give em chicken
Cat cafe at Shinjuku
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This Cat cafe has two areas upstairs and downstairs
Downstairs is a lot of manga (comics) to read and also a smoking room and “restaurant”
Upstairs is full of different things you can use to play with the cats. (you can also donate things there)
Cat cafe at ShinjukuCat cafe at ShinjukuCat cafe at ShinjukuCat cafe at Shinjuku

I still have much great photos from here and the other things we did this day that I will upload soon and also got photos from Tokyo motor show that I want to share with you and I climbed Mt.Takao few days ago too (been busy ehheh)
but here are few more photos ! see more at my flickr like always !
Cat cafe at ShinjukuCat cafe at ShinjukuCat cafe at ShinjukuCat cafe at Shinjuku

Hope you liked this post !
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Cute & Tasty かわいい &美味しい


Saw these tasty little pans at the bakery near my house (also next to the minami-gyotoku station). I bought one of them and it was actually very good ! In Japan everything is very good always.

Do you have anything this cute in the bakery you go to ?

Delicious and Cute