月別アーカイブ: 12月 2013

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申し訳ございません。
もうちょっと早めにアップデートしたいと思います。

とりあえず年末のクラス情報をアップデートしました
12/31, 1/2, 1/3とクラスが朝にあります
もし機会があれば。。。

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the cat who lived a million times

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The Cat Who Lived a Million Times. | 蘆葦,The Cat Who Lived a Million Times. | 蘆葦,

There was a cat who could live for a million years.
He died a million times, and lived a million times.
He was a great tiger-striped cat.
A million people adored the cat,
And a million people cried when that cat died.
The cat never cried, not even once.
Once, the cat was a king’s cat.
The cat hated the king.
The king was great at war, and was always at war.
And, he put the cat in a magnificent cage,
And took him out to war.
One day, the cat was hit by a flying arrow, and died.
The king embraced the cat and wailed during the battle.
The king stopped the war and returned to his castle.
And, he buried the cat in the castle’s garden.

Once, the cat was a sailor’s cat.
The cat hated the seas.
The sailor took the cat to all the seas of the world,
And all the ports of the world.
One day, the cat fell off the boat.
The cat could not swim.
The sailor hurriedly scooped up the cat with his net,
But the cat was soaked and dead.
The sailor embraced the cat which was now like a wet rag,
And wailed in a loud voice.
And, he buried the cat under the tree
In a park in a far-away port.

Once, the cat was the cat of a magician in a circus.
The cat hated the circus.
The magician put the cat inside a box every day,
And cut him in half with a saw.
Then, he removed the cat, still in one piece,
Out of the box to receive his applause.
One day, the magician made a mistake,
And really cut the cat in half.
The magician wailed in a loud voice,
Holding the two parts of the cat in each hand.
Nobody applauded him.
The magician then buried the cat behind the circus tent.

Once, the cat was a burglar’s cat.
The cat hated burglars.
The burglar walked quietly through the dark town with the cat,
Just like a cat.
The burglar robbed only houses with dogs.
While the dog was barking at the cat,
The burglar opened the safes.
One day, the cat was bitten to death by the dog.
The burglar embraced the cat with the diamonds he stole,
And walked through the night town wailing in a loud voice.
Then, he went home and buried the cat in a small yard.

Once, the cat was the cat of a lonely grandmother.
The cat hated grandmothers.
The grandmother looked outside every day from a small window,
Holding the cat in her arms.
The cat was asleep all day on top of the grandmother’s lap.
Time passed, and the cat died of old age.
The frail grandmother embraced the frail dead cat,
And cried all day.
The grandmother buried the cat under a tree in the yard.

Once, the cat was a little girl’s cat.
The cat hated children.
The girl piggy-backed the cat, and slept clutching the cat.
When she cried, she wiped her tears on the cat’s back.
One day atop the girl’s back,
The holster to keep the cat secure wound around his neck,
And the cat died.
Holding the cat with the dangly neck, the girl cried all day.
And, she buried the cat under a tree in the yard.

The cat had no fear of dying.

Once, the cat wasn’t anyone’s cat.
He was a stray cat.
The cat was able to be his own cat for the first time.
The cat loved himself.
Since he was a great tiger-striped cat,
He became a great stray cat.

All the female cats wanted to be the cat’s wife.
There were cats that gave him huge fish.
Others gave him premium mice.
Some cats brought rare catnip as a gift.
Other cats licked his tiger fur for him.
The cat said to all of them—
“I’ve died a million times! This is so ridiculous now!”
The cat loved himself more than anyone else.

But there was just one beautiful white cat
That didn’t even look at the cat.
The cat went over next to the white cat, and told her,
“I died a million times!”
The white cat just said, “Oh.”
The cat became slightly upset, since he loved himself.
The next day, and the day after that,
The cat went over to the white cat and told her,
“You haven’t even finished one life.”
The white cat just said, “Oh.”

One day, the cat did three somersaults in front of the white cat,
and said, “I once was a cat for a circus.”
The white cat just said, “Oh.”
The cat started to say, “I have had a million—”
Then asked the white cat, “Can I be at your side?”
The white cat said, “Yes.”
The cat stayed by the white cat for a long time.

The white cat had many cute kittens.
The cat no longer dared to say “I have had a million—”
The cat loved the white cat and all the many kittens
Even more than himself.

As time passed, the kittens grew up and all went away.
The cat, satisfied, said, “They became great stray cats now.”
The white cat said, “Yes,” and softly purred her throat.
The white cat had become a grandmother cat.
The cat purred his throat even more softly.
The cat thought that he wanted to live forever with the white cat.

One day, the white cat quietly stopped moving next to the cat.
The cat cried for the first time in his life.
Night came, morning came,
Night came again, and morning came again.
The cat cried a million times.
Morning came, night came—
and one afternoon, the cat stopped crying.
The cat, next to the white cat, quietly stopped moving.

The cat never came back to life again.

— HYAKUMANKAI IKITA NEKO

12/06 on our way to HK

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got up quite early to catch our flight to HK.
we’ve been getting up quite early everyday but today is no exception.

first time on Garuda Air.
i guess its quite famous here in Indonesia.

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oriental Vegetarian meal.

we were picked up by the people from Pure and headed to the
YMCA hotel in Kowloon.

although the name YMCA does not sound like a very high end hotel, the hotel was really nice and surrounded by many veggie restaurants.

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fried rice, fried noodles, and fake shrimp stir fry.

good vegan chinese food… yum…

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And Jules is teaching an extended open class. 🙂

thats it for the first night.

we met up with Steve and Meg from Saga.
it was lovely seeing them.

http://egk.jimdo.com/

check them out if you are ever in the south. 🙂

12/5 バリ最終日

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朝起きてアユさんが作ってくれた
フルーツサラダを食べ
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南国のフルーツ盛り!

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アボカドトーストなんかを食べてちょっと仕事をしていました。

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ランチタイムにはこういう物を食べて

ディナーはメキシカン風

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タコスを作ったり

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盛りだくさん

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その後ジュールスの誕生日前だったので
ロイスさんがケーキを準備してきてくれて
食べたりしました。

とりあえずバリ最高!

楽しい息抜きの日々でした。

12/4 bali cont’d with coincidental meet-ups!!!

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Thanks to Lois, we were able to get a driver to take us to Ubud and check out the scene.
Where Lois stays is in Depansar, which is close to the airport and more towards the south of the island.

on our way to the temple, we coincidentally ran into Doug and Karolina!!!
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they had some plans but we snatched them anyways. 🙂

Yogi Kidnapping in Bali.

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first stop at a temple.

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just beautiful.

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they had dress code so we had to wear wrap skirts.

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more pictures of the temple.

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koi fishes.

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more pics.

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lizard!

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and Jules refereeing a badminton match.

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“in!!”

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and a pic with a statue.

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it was close to 12 and we were bit hungry so we went to a restaurant recommended by Lois(we later found out that Lois has never been here but heard many good things about this place)

Organic Food & Restaurant in Ubud, BaliOrganic Food & Restaurant in Ubud, Bali

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on our way up the hill

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some young coconut to start the meal.

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and the meal!

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some meal with bbq tempeh.

i am just amazed at how delicious these tempehs are here in Indonesia…
can’t get enough of these…

after the meal, we went back and saw the market a bit.

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yoga?

and had an vegan ice cream and more coconut water at

Soma Restaurant Reviews, Ubud, Indonesia - TripAdvisorSoma Restaurant Reviews, Ubud, Indonesia – TripAdvisor

soma cafe!

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coconut water

and

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chocolate ice cream.

we found this coconut on the way back.

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life…

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our friendly pal, friskie

and we had some dinner ayu made for us

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just delicious!!!!

12/3 初サーフィン!

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早朝に起きてから瞑想と体を少し動かしてから朝食タイム

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アユさんが作ってくれた自家製グラノーラに自家製アーモンド+ココナッツヨーグルトをかけて食べました。
これがうまいのなんのって
びっくり!

そして海へ向けて探検!

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途中で見かけるグラフィティ(紙バージョン)

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ダースベイダー 侍バージョン

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そして海!

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海賊船も飛んでいます

そして初サーフィン!

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まずは丘サーファーで基本を学び

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スッとたちます。

実際に乗っている写真は無いのですが
普通に乗れました。
スノーボードとかスケボーに乗っていたからでしょうか?
結構問題なかったです。
普通に面白かったです。

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その後ちょっとリッチなホテルみたいな所でランチタイムです
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ベジロールに茄子料理

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ベジ餃子

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サモサに枝豆

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スペシャルレモネードをゲットしたのですが
全然スペシャルじゃなくてがっかり

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その後プールに戻り塩水を抜いて
少しお昼寝タイム

夕方にロイスさんとディナー

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ココナッツのチップス

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野菜のラップ
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ポメロサラダ
シトラス系の爽やかさとピリ辛さが一緒になった美味しいサラダでした

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チャーハンとカレー

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野菜の炒め物という感じです。

うーん。満足な一日。
でも腕がちょっとひりひり
顔もひりひり
日焼けしてしまった感じです

ビーガンニュース

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ヨガのオモシロ情報というわけではないのですが
ヒップホップ好きなら誰でも知っているJay-Z。

彼とビヨンセがこの度22日間のビーガンチャレンジに挑むらしいです!
習慣を根付かせるのに最適なのが3週間=21日間なのだとか。

彼の誕生日12月3日からクリスマスまで

うーん。これをきっかけにビーガンニズムが広まるといいな〜〜

Jay Z and Beyonce kick off 'spiritual' vegan challenge | CTV NewsJay Z and Beyonce kick off ‘spiritual’ vegan challenge | CTV News

12/2 next up… BALI!!!

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another early morning to get things rolling.

went over towards the hotel where Jules was staying at around 5:15
and once i got there, we got on a car provided by the organizers of the namaste festival.

i was just amazed how there was no traffic at this time.
the whole time i was in jakarta, all I saw was really bad traffic and so many vehicles on the road. but not this morning! 🙂

got to the airport super early.
too early that we had to wait quite a bit at the airport.
got ourselves some food.

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veggie fried rice.

got on the AirAsia.
LCC Jakarta to Bali $70 thats a pretty nice deal…

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yay!!

quick ride

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mysterious bike at the runway…

and here we are…
in BALI!!!

first time for both of us and we are quite excited!!!

there was someone who came to pick us up and was dropped off at Lois’ house.

Lois is a Jivamukti teacher and an amazing holy being who has been living in Indonesia for more than 20 years.

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the pool in the house!!!

there is a person by the name of Ayu who cooks the most delicious vegan meals.

this is what our lunch looked like.

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it was sooooo good.
i don’t know if i can leave bali…

also there is another guest in the house.

meet frisky.

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adorable fellow…

we just relaxed on the first day.

on that evening.
Ayu made us some dinner.

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i have to say the tempeh was the best tasting tempeh i have ever had.

it made me question all the tempeh that i had in the past…

its all about coming to the source.

i’ve been loving Bali so far.
can’t wait to see what it has to offer…

11/30-12/1 ナマステ・フェスティバル

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11/30

今日は普通にクラスを受けた日

朝8時からのヒップホップアーサナクラスで
体をほぐしそれから またラビングハットでご飯。

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トムヤムクンスープに麺をいれたビーガンバージョン。

ビーガンすり身がまたこのスープにすごく合っていて
マイウー!!!

4時からのクラスはバックベンドクラス。

壁とかプロップスがないので限られた中で深い後屈に入るにはどうしたらいいのか等
いろいろと勉強になり
クラスの後半はチャンティングを。

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先生達のラウンジにベジ料理があるということで行ってみたのですが
残念ながら魚、エビ等が入っていて食べれず
唯一食べれたのが

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こんな感じでした。

夕飯は残念でしたが
その夜はウェルカミング・パーティー

ジュールス先生はなぜかヒップホップダンスを引率してくれと言われたのですが
ダンサーでもないジュールス先生w

でもノリノリで、会場は盛り上がっていました。

この時の画像はジュールス先生のFBページに上がっているのでチェックしてみてください〜

12/1
ナマステフェスティバル最終日

8時のクラスは yoga in action
ヨガをするという事がどういうことなのか
そのインパクトについてアーサナと哲学の話を交えたクラスでした。

その後フィリピンから来ているナンシー先生とラビングハットへ

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魚の揚げ物みたいな料理と

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違う種類の春巻きみたいな
ご飯を食べましたが
美味しいのなんのって

ビバ・ラビングハット!

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町で見かけたドリアン?

夕方はベジ対応してもらった先生達ビュッフェにて
美味しく頂きました。

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こんな感じでナマステ・フェスティバルも終了。

野外でタープの下でクラスを行うというのは非常に面白い経験でした。
ほかの人の声も聞こえたり、音楽も聞こえたりしながらも
集中するとその外部の音がスッと消えたりするのも楽しかったり。

ありがとうジャカルタ!
又会う日までーー

11/29 Namaste Festival in Jakarta!!

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The first day of Namaste Festival!

But before heading out the venue, thought it might be nice to check out the vegan scene out here.

ended up going to Loving hut near the Sultan Hotel where the event was being held.

Loving Hut Indonesia ® ♥ Be Vegan, ♥ Make PeaceLoving Hut Indonesia ® ♥ Be Vegan, ♥ Make Peace

traffic is really bad here in jakarta so the whole time i was here
loving hut was the only restaurant I went to.

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dumplings,

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lemon delight.

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ocean platter

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banana pancake with chocolate

they were all delicious!!!

can’t go wrong with loving hut.
vegan oasis.

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namaste festival!!!

this is where Jules will be teaching for the next three days.

First class was yoga of sound where students chanted and seemed to love the chanting.

we were invited by Jules’ friend, Stefano to have dinner at his friend’s house.

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some samosa

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delicious indian food.

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this is what my plate looked with the special turmeric chapati.

life is good.

but we were caught up in a really bad traffic… 😦

11/28 ジャカルタ行ってきます!!!

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早朝の飛行機に乗るため(最近ずっと早朝便ばっかりです)

4時起きでバスターミナルまで行き桃園空港まで行きました。

台湾は二つの空港があり松山は市内にすごい近いので便利なのですが
便が限られているので国際線のほとんどは桃園から飛んでいます。

EVA空港のラウンジはベジ料理も豊富で

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これ全部ベジです!

しかも美味しい!!

ゲート前でジュールスと合流しジャカルタへ向けて出発!!

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機内食はオリエンタルベジ

これがまた美味しくて。。。

ビバ台湾!

今日はアメリカでは感謝祭のハヌカが一緒になっためでたい日

でも自分はair b&b で借りたアパートで
韓国ベジラーメンを食べていました。

人生に感謝をしながら。
ごちそうさまでした!

11/27 a day in Taiwan.

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made a quick trip to Taiwan before heading towards Jakarta.

had to handle some business meetings in Taipei so i figured, why not go crazy on some vegan food. After all, taiwan is a vegan paradise.

started the morning with eating
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warm salted soy milk. due to the minerals in the salt, the soy milk turns thick in consistency making it a bit like tofu.
with some veggies inside, it makes a delicious breakfast.
you can’t forget about those breads on the sides too.
one is cooked in a tandoori like oven and there fried. as the indian person might say, its a good combination.

lunch was restaurant hopping time.

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started with sesame noodles and some appetizers,

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had some strawberry cakes in loving hut.

rested for a bit, and went to the meeting at a earphone shop in taiwan called JM PLUS. a store worth checking out if you are an audiophile.

the meeting went well and i was headed to a loving hut in a different location that does hot pots with only vegan ingredients.

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it was sooooo good….

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had some basel roti for appetisers

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with barbecue (fake meat)skewer

and ended it with some chocolate cake.

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yummy!!!

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this is what the pot looked like after the meal was done.

going to bed early because i have an early flight in the morning.

seems to be getting up around 4 – 5ish these days to catch the flight…

11/26 台湾へ向けて!!

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ジュールスが台湾経由でジャカルタ行きだったので
eva航空の特典チケットで同じ飛行機に設定し、
オーディオのビジネスの為に先に台湾へ行く事にしました。

二日間のちょっとした休息というやつですね。

この日は早朝にミーティングがあったので
4時半起き。
海外とスカイプミーティングするときにはこんな感じに寝ぼけた感じで
ミーティングをするときがあります。

その後羽田空港へ。

大きい荷物は既に発送してあるのでルルレモンのバッグにパソコンと
本を入れて出発!

ラウンジで一息ついて
飛行機へ

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キティちゃん!と思ったのですがこれは妹らしいです。
あんまりよくわからないです。
eva空港はポケモンの様にキティーとコラボっています。

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オリエンタルベジタリアンミール

最近このオリエンタルにはまっています。
ビーガンでありながら サラダだけという感じでもないので結構おいしいです。

台湾到着!
今日は近い松山へつきました。

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ここではビーグルが不審物チェックをしています。

スヌーピー展をみたばかりなのでちょっとぱちりと。

着いてちょっと軽く小腹に
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焼饅頭を

美味しい!
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そして好きなディンタイフォンへ!

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ほうれん草と湯葉の炒め物

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ベジ蒸し餃子は相変わらずの美味しさでした。

あっという間に食べてしまいました。

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そのごSogoの地下食品売り場でフルーツをチェックして

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黒糖豆花を食べて

明日のトウジャンに向けて寝る事にしました。

いえーい!

ビバ台湾!