Sunday, August 23, 2015


Sweet chicken bento

Pepper steak bento

Lemon chicken bento

Chicken cutlet bento

Menchi-katsu (deep fried meatloaf) bento

Pad Thai
 Usually, when I come to my office around noon, all the Thai food choices are gone :(

I forgot what this is. Most likely chicken something

I choose this kind when I'm hungry

Kindle Paperwhite

Much smaller than I thought

Nexus 7 vs Kindle
Side-loaded PDF is too small to read :(

Keio Train Cockpit

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Lunch Aug 3 - 7

Karaage (fried chicken) bento

Chicken and vegetables over rice

Chicken cutlet bento

Karaage bento

Miso mackerel, chicken, clams tsukudani (cooked with soy sauce and mirin), some vegetables, tarako (cod roe)

Monday, August 3, 2015


One of the tiniest male ever born at my place. It's tiny but in very good shape.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Monzen-ichi at Gesso-ji Temple

Came across a monzenichi (lit. temple front market) while having a walk.

Random hula dance

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bugs at night

Bugs I found on the ground while walking at night in July.

Shiokara tonbo

Nokogiri kuwagata

Kabutomushi - Rhinoceros beetle (female)

Molting cicada

Abura zemi

Ni-ni zemi

Shirahoshi hnamuguri - Flower Chafer

Ageha chou - Swallowtail

Biroudo kogane?

Hasami-mushi (lit. scissors bug) - Earwig
aka "dick cutter"

Kmadouma - Cave cricket

I hate this guy. People call them "lavatory cricket".

Semadara kogane - Oriental beetle

Tree climbing toad

Kabutomushi - Rhinoceros beetle (Male)
Someone stomped on him :(

Hmm, I just realized I have no knowledge about moths.

Kofuki kogane - June beetle
Cicada nymph


Poor cicada nymph I found on the ground
So many cicada nymphs are dead on the ground this way or stomped :(

Gokiburi - Cockroach
Kometsuki mushi - Click beetle

Ni-ni zemi shells
Ni-ni zemi finished molting

Minmin zemi
There are at least five kinds of cicadas in Inokashira park and this is the most annoying one. They sing during the hottest hours of the day and they are very loud. One kind (Higurashi) starts singing in the evening when the temperature gets lower and they are very pleasing to my ears.

Smallest ni-ni zemi I've ever seen

Suji kogane