Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Report from Japan: Part 2 :) :)
Hello there.. before we upload many many photos from our humans' vacation in Japan,
we wanted to show you how we spent time with our little brudder.
This is our typical morning chat.
I, Pinot go to our little brudder's room first in the morning when he wakes our mom up.
I am always up to it unlike...well....... I won't mention HER name who never get up in the morning.
"Pinot, now I am officially heavier!!!"
Mom and dad think our mentalities are about the same level... Is that so?!?!?
We have no problem to take a picture together.
We even dance together. We've learnt difficult steps and foot works on The Dancing With The Stars. You may wonder what Momo usually do. She sometime shares our bed with James. (Obviously not by her choice....hehehe...)
Ok... report!
This is one of the very good lunch our humans enjoyed.
It's called Kaiseki which is a traditional multi-course meals.
This was a casual lunch but our humans loved the taste,
appearance and colors of food. Very neat!
This is our German Shepperd auntie named Shieta who has been happily retired from her
acting career. After leaving the spot light on the red carpet thingly,
she found our grandparents' as a forever home.
Our kitty auntie Tama.
Time to explore Tokyo again by Yamanote Line.
(Shibuya Station)
Even if it was Sunday evening, this intersection in front of Shibuya was packed. "Can you see our mom and James??"
"Ahhh.. we found you guys!"
Our brudder was fascinated by seeing colourful neon signs and lots of lots of humans
and hearing so much noise.
Obama Obama Obama! "Let's learn English from Obama inauguration!"
The heart of Ginza, Ginza 4-chome intersection.
This is Ginza's landmark, exclusive Wako department store and Wako clock tower.
This building started out as Hattori, a horology shop, in the late 1800's.
(now Seiko Holding Co..) and the clock was first installed in 1894.
This is where our grandma had worked as an executive secretary ages ago.
There are many upscale restaurants and designers boutiques in this district.
Channel, Louise Vuitton, Gucci, Dior... you name it! Do you know that the first Asian McDonald' restaurant was open on the street in 1971?
The streets get busier after 5!
(Mom is here..) It's hard to believe that I was one of the shoppers years and years ago
when I worked for the patent attorneys located near here.
I didn't always shop but loved to browse the stores after work.
It was an interesting job to take a peak on the patient applications
from our 'very well known name' clients in North America and Europe. (Ok. I didn't steal any idea ok??.)
A different types of shopping after 5 at Ameya Yokocho market district in Ueno.
"Do you feel like seafood dinner tonight???"
Yes, pawrents felt like seafood. It's time for Sushi dinner!
One of fun places to find snacks and drink is a 24 hour supermarket
like Seven-Eleven. You can buy concert tickets, recharge your cell phones battery,
pay your utility bills and do all sort of things.
During the walky in the area where our grandpawrents have lived for past eight years,
our dad found this abandoned shrine (??) and gate.
One day, grandpawrents took our pawrents and James to the coastline located in
Choshi city, Chiba.
This Inubo-saki light house was designed by a British architect and built in 1894.
Pacific Ocean.
"Momo~, Pinot~~~!!!"
All humans stopped by the seafood restaurant nearby for late lunch and mom ordered Sashimi-don.
More fish............!?!
Our grandpawrents know where to go and get fresh seafood.
They sometime visit Oarai Fish Market in Ibaraki.
They wanted our mom and dad to enjoy fresh seafood on their last day in Japan
so all humans drove to this market.
The other day, humans visited Kairakuen Park, Mito, 100km away from Tokyo.
Too bad that they missed the famous Plum Tree Festival.
Humans came by "Swan Park" to feed them. Mmmm... where are they?????
A view over Lake Kasumigaura.
Can you see Mt. Fuji on left side above the water?
Thanks for scrolling down to see our report.
Oh yes, we have to say thank you one more time to our special friends,
What a lovely award that we've shared with you guys and many other special friends!!
Momo & Pinot/J & R


Noah the Airedale said...

Awww the pinkies have really enjoyed seeing your photos. They had the best time in Japan last year and your photos bring back some lovely memories.


Simba and Jazzi said...

Looks like a really exciting trip.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Suzuki said...

WOW Japan looks so pawsome!
Big licks to you

Ludo van puppy said...

Wow! Thanks for another wonderful report! My mum wants more piccures!
You is both very cute being with your baby brudder.
~lickies, Ludo

Lacy said...

w00f's, those wuz sum pawsome picksurs of ur mom and daddy and grandpawents...and james iz just tooo cute...heehee cute piksur of momo and the little guy sharing the bed..and pinot u looks handsome posing wiff James..

b safe,

Mason Dixie said...

Wow what a trip.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I want more!
I want more of Japan: cuisine seafood, people, scenery, culture, shopping...
Thanks your mom for the exclusive good to the last picture report!
Momo and Pinot, I enjoy following you everywhere!

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! What a vacation! Your little brudder is sooo cute.

Belly jiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

What adorable pictures of James and Pinot! They are so cute together!
What a fabulous time you had in Japan! The pictures are just beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Momo & Pinot,

Thank you for such a great tour of Japan! I love all your pictures - it is so interesting! And my humans are drooling (ha! for once, it is not ME drooling) - over the pictures of the Japanese food. They LOVE Japanese food and would love to visit Japan one day.

Honey the Great Dane

Stanley said...


If your mama & dad have any more photos of Japan, please let them show them on the blog. We LOVE your reports on their trip. It looks like they made sure to eat lots of good food and have a good time with your grandparents!

I think it's funny that Pinot is up first thing in the morning to have his little talks with Baby James! Hard to tell who has more to say. Pinot, I'd be more like you, waiting around and sleeping in. It's very sweet of you to share your bed with James. Just wait, he'll be dropping food from his little pudgy paws soon! All you'll have to do is follow him around and clean up the crumbs.

Give your mama & dad big goober smooches from us! We're glad they're home with you again. And, lick James' face from his chin to his hair for me, okay?

Goober love & smooches,

Pedro said...

Momo & Pinot,

You two are so cute with James. I bet he loves you! The pictures of your parent's trip are really interesting. The picture with Mt. Fuji in the background is beautiful!! So much food. I'm hungry now!


Heather and Pumpkin said...

Did your pawrents see any Japanese Chin while they were in Japan? Looks like a great trip!


Thor said...

Great report! What a pawsome trip they had!
Your little brother is so cute!


Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Im checking on the air ticket to japan now. Japan look like a bootiful country.

slurpy licks,

Snowy and Crystal said...

Hello Dear M&P,

Hi again guys,

We wanted to tell you that we are taking a short break from blogging. There will be no new post for a short period of time in our main blog. Our blog went private a couple of hours ago, so no one will have access to it except for the two of us. but we just want to tell you that we will be back very soon ..and once we do, our blog will go public again ;) *wet licks*

Snowy & Crystal

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi everybody...
grate travel from Japan..
the little human baby and Pinot.. are grate friends.. not???
a big hug