Looking Back 2012

31 12 2012

Wrapping up the year with some highlights…

January

Starting the dragon year with appropriately named “Gyokuryu”.

From Kyoto

From Kyoto

A new Mac arrives just before going away.

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In London for one night.

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Cannes again.

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February

In Nice for the first time ever!

The Baie des Anges, the Promenade des Anglais, and the Cours Saleya as seen from the Parc du Chateau.

The Baie des Anges, the Promenade des Anglais, and the Cours Saleya as seen from the Parc du Chateau.

A reunion with Arakawa-Sensei, our beloved Japanese language teacher from middle/high school.

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March

A lunch visit to Tamahidé with cousin visiting from Ashiya.

Voilà!

Voilà!

In New Yo—rk♪ New Yo—rk♪ on business.

The view from the living room.

The view from the living room.

Out in the ‘burbs of New Jersey.

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April

Cherry blossoms.

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A visit to my alma mater for a reunion with Glee Club friends for the first time in a long time.

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In the Netherlands for the first time.  Vacationing in Amsterdam, coinciding with the Queen’s Day.

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May

A day trip to Keukenhof outside of Amsterdam.

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June

A “truffle” party at my best friend’s.

Truffle slices.  Mmmmm.

Truffle slices. Mmmmm.

A first girls’ night out for the seven of us from the office at the Ivy Place in Daikanyama.

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July

A visit to the Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fuji Rock 2012

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August

Vacationing in the Baltic countries.

Vilnius, Lithuania.

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The Hill of Crosses, Lithuania.

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Riga, Latvia.

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The Baltic Sea in Pärnu, Estonia.

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Tallinn, Estonia.

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September

Tokyo Jazz, 2012

Inside @ Tokyo International Forum, Hall A

Inside @ Tokyo International Forum, Hall A

A small middle/high school class reunion to prepare for a bigger, end-of-year reunion.

This was a small reunion with three of my middle/high school classmates.  This complimentary wine came from a gigantic bottle that was bigger than a magnum.

This was a small reunion with three of my middle/high school classmates. This complimentary wine came from a gigantic bottle that was bigger than a magnum.

October

A day trip to Kawagoé with an old friend from work.

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Visited Osaka and met up with an elementary school friend.

Osaka billboards and shop signs.

Osaka billboards and shop signs.

A trip to Sendai and Matsushima with my best friend to celebrate our respective October birthdays.

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November

One more small class reunion before the big reunion in December.

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Annual Beaujolais Nouveau night.

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December

The 30th Anniversary Reunion!

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Christmas.

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And more Christmas.

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Sad to see the dragon year 2012 go but happy 2013!


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