Breakfasting at 1 AM

12 07 2017

At the request of the younger travelmates on my recent trip to LA, our group went out to a diner that was still open after midnight that served pancakes and French toast.

I had passed by it earlier in the day.

And it looked like this at night.

Feeling still full from earlier, I just ordered ice cream which I was told was going to be two scoops.  They didn’t tell me each scoop was so huge.

The Original “Pantry Cafe”

 





Visiting the Microsoft Theater

7 07 2017

My recent trip to downtown LA had something to do with this event that was held at the Microsoft Theater.

And it is one impressive theater.  At a 7,000 people capacity, anywhere in the audience you sat, it seemed that you had a center-stage view.

The VIP area.

Backstage public area.

And we’re on.

Backstage before and after show.

 





A Night Out in Little Tokyo and Breakfast After

2 07 2017

The first night in LA was a massive welcome dinner for our huge travel party. Our mysterious-looking ride to the restaurant.

In Little Tokyo for an izakaya party.

And the first morning was another sunny day.  Downstairs from the hotel where outside seating seems to be the norm for the eateries in the complex, I had a nice not-too-heavy breakfast.

 





Leaving on a Jet Plane and Arriving and Lunching in Los Angeles

30 06 2017

So I took off on another trip on Thursday, June 29 but before doing so, stopped by a local voting post to cast an absentee ballot for the upcoming election for the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.

This trip is an unusual one for me in that I am with a group of people including colleagues and people from other companies to go to a convention being held in LA this weekend.

Zipped to LA.  Our plane landed much earlier than scheduled and had to keep taxiing round and round the same route more than three times until our gate was ready.

Finally in and out of the terminal at LAX.

Our rooms were not ready so off to the Grand Central Market behind our hotel for some lunch.

Ordering lunch

Took a table near this nice bar (but didn’t buy from it) and waited for our lunch with a nice cup of cold craft beer.

Lunch is served.  Had a really good lamb burger.

Walk back to the hotel.

Checked in.

My view.





Soft-Served in Seoul, Korea!!

6 10 2016

On the first day of my visit to Seoul, Korea, between my hotel and the venue of the convention I’m attending, I found two locations that served soft ice cream next to each other.  I was naturally torn about which to try today having foregone lunch as I was full from breakfast and knowing that a lunch meeting awaited tomorrow.

What I chose and it was great.

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Where it came from.

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Very nice.





Soft Served in August, 2016!!

24 09 2016

I hadn’t written about this topic due to my travel posts but here I go.

My Icelandic soft serve was, well, nothing to write home about. :(

My Icelandic soft serve was, well, nothing to write home about. 😦

Kabosu flavored!! Very nice.

Kabosu flavored!! Very nice.

The best green tea soft serve ever.

The best green tea soft serve ever.





Working in Singapore, Day 3

16 09 2016

Having performed my duty as a panelist the previous day, I had little worry for the final day of the convention I was attending in Singapore this week.  Started the day by going back to the food court inside Marina Bay Sands for an Indian breakfast.

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Vada

Heard a few panels in the morning.  Insightful.

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And then it was already time for my lunch meeting.  I insisted we had to go somewhere where there was Tiger Beer on tap.  My wish was granted.

Two more meetings at my hotel in the afternoon and then it was cocktail hour at the “Long Bar” at the Raffles Hotel, the home of “Singapore Sling“.  I had the slightly different “Sling 1887” which had sparkling wine in the mix.

Decided to dine at the hotel.

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Lemmongrass jelly. Very nice.

Souvenir shopping at the hotel’s gift shop.

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Walking back to my hotel a couple of blocks away which was tricky because of all the road blocks due to the scheduled Formula One.

Fast forward to the next morning at 4:00 am, arriving at the Changi Airport for my 5:50 am flight which got pushed forward to 5:35 am.

Good week!

 








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