Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cheap Sake - Prime Draft, The Hite.

06.22PrimeDraft-1, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

Prime Draft - The Hite.

No it's not a movie. No it's not a even "beer". It's a happoshu, and it was 105 yen at the Lawson 100 on Route 2 in Nishinoimya. And...

It had no flavor.

There was no hite of flavor or taste. Just mildly beer tasting liquid.

But for the price. Not too bad compared to some of the more expensive happoshu out there.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Treat

06.20Father's Day Treat-1, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

This was my Father's Day treat from my lovely sister-in-law Mayako. I'll send a little Japanese gift to the reader who can guess what it is. Guess in the comments, please.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Kubota Baby Scale


We got this scale from one of Yuko's friends. (Thank you so much for that!) I love this box. The '70s colors, strange medical-ish feeling fonts and design were great, but look at the picture of the little kids there. It's like space children flying to earth on their space-scale-ships.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hello Mia!

06.06TakingMiaHome-1, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

I haven't been writing on this blog (sleepytako) or working on iloveyu.jp too much recently because of a new addition to my family. Mia was born on Monday, May 31 at 8:14AM after a very long night. We took her home Sunday, June 6th. The photo was us in the clinic for the last time. My wife and I are super happy and, as you might tell from the photo, super tired. Although I have a blog for Mia, mostly for family and friends, I hope to post some of the odder, quirkier bits about being a gaijin-papa here at sleepytako. I've got some great packaging photos coming up this weekend, but for now I need to shower and sleep.

Things I Love: The Mukogawa River

A video I took while on a bike ride to Amagasaki. It was a great early summer afternoon and the water was so beautiful.