Miffa Chan

Anpanman’s museum
January 3, 2013, 11:31 am
Filed under: Anpanman, Caffe Miffy, Japan, Miffa

We visited Anpanman museum in Yokohama, it was a very rainy day and Yokohama is not so close to Tokyo as you will expect. But we had a great time!!!

Now some wikipedia about him that can be found here

Anpanman (アンパンマン?) is a Japanese picture book series written by Takashi Yanase since 1973. It was   inspired by Yanase’s struggles to survive as a soldier in World War II. Many times, he became faced with the prospect of starvation, which made him dream about eating anpan (a bean-jam filled pastry).

Miffa, Tometaro and Cafemiffy
December 30, 2012, 1:51 am
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, Restaurants, Travel
We have been in Chiba prefecture, that is close to Narita airport. Our friends, Cafemiffy, has brought us to a traditional and very special Soba restaurant.

As you know Soba is Japanese noodle that is made from buckwheat (trigo sarraceno).

We had Soba Soshu (liquor) and a lot of delicatessen, including the best Tempura, we have ever had.

Sunny Midsummer day at Buckinghamshire
August 31, 2012, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Bunnies, Caffe Miffy, Travel, united kingdom

After our summer holidays in Thailand – where cars have no heaters, just air conditioning – we arrived to Barcelona.

There, surprisingly, temperature was even higher than in Koh Samui!! Tired from a long plane travel from Bangkok to Helsinki and from there to Barcelona we unpacked all our stuff and specially all the nice presents our Cafemiffy made to us.
I was especially lucky, because my friends brought me this beautiful and adorable small white rabbit.
He wanted to go around Barcelona, but rabbits (specially white ones) don’t like beaches and sun.
A few days ago we took a plane again and now we are in United Kingdom enjoying a mix of rain & sun that people of this area (around 100 km North of London) call “Midsummer”.
We are in a beautiful red brick two stories typical house with a nice garden, so what could be better than some afternoon picnic?

Bye, bye, Ko Samui
August 14, 2012, 6:30 am
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, samui, thailand, Travel

Today is our last day in the island. We have had a very good time and this is our “family” picture.

From left to right: Miffa, Tometaro, Nijntje, Mihi, PiPi, Chairoko and Kiiroko.

And now, first time ever, Cafemiffy will tell you something from our blog:

It is very hot here and there are many mosquito, but we enjoyed our great holiday here with our excellent friends!

Ko Samui (เกาะสมุย) adventures part 1.
August 13, 2012, 1:16 am
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, samui, scam-o-meter, thailand, Travel
If you are coming here, you will probably fly from Bangkok, but there’re cheap flights from Hong Kong and Singapore too. 

It’s a nice island, less crowded than Phuket and therefore a better option IMMO. Unfortunately they overdo setting prices to taxis rides (rip-off warning) and leisure activities.

If you want to ride an elephant, do it around bangkok, if you wan to dive, go to Maldives, if you want to sail, do it at home. But if you want to pay two or three times the prices you will pay at home (assuming Europe, USA, Australia or Japan) this is the place for you. Last, do not expect service and safety standards like at home.

 Na Muang two waterfall is about 80 meters high
 and “can only be reached by a 30 minute walk”
so large pickups tuned like moon rangers are waiting you
and for 100 BHT will take you there.
But I use Father Bunny shoulder and did it in 7 minutes!!

 Bhoput beach has a “so called” fisherman’s village, that
is just an open market where they try to sell you the same
good you can buy everywhere for one third of the amount.
 A bar in Bhoput beach, there are a lot ranging from
nice intimate places to loud pseudo Irish Pubs
 Sunset on the beach, It happens around 18:30 and they
will try to sell you “sunset experience” in a boat for 1200 BHT
and up with watered margaritas and badly mixed mojitos.
Buy them in Seven Eleven, go to the deck and that’s it!
Six Senses Hotel, an eco friendly resort located in Samui’s
northeastern point. May be the nicest, of course the most
expensive. The only problem you’re their hostage and 
you need to pay minimun 500 BHT to get out of that paradise
 Melati resort, close to Six Senses, same problem
if you want to visit your Seven Eleven or Family Mart
expect to walk 2 kilometers one way or to pay 400 BHT
 Just a nice picture, no warning.
 Lobster and shellfish basket on the beach, It’s not cheap,
 it’s not the best we have had, but it’s ok.
Chaweng beach close 
to Sareeraya hotel
This is me with Nijntje (Cafemify) from Japan
who came to explore Samui with  me

In Ko Samui with our Cafemiffy friends
August 12, 2012, 4:08 am
Filed under: Beaches, Caffe Miffy, Chan family, Travel

We have met again after some time. Nijntje, Chairoko and Kiiroko came to Thailand to spend some days enjoying this beautiful place.

I will keep you updated

A great gift from Tokyo has arrived
April 7, 2010, 7:58 am
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, Chan family, Friends, Gifts

Great gifts from our friend Cafemiffy arrived to our country, just two weeks after our return. We spent a great time with them there and we are waiting for their next visit to Barcelona.

Actually the parcel arrived almost three weeks from now, but Father Bunny to improve security in our home LAN trashed the device and the hard drive of his laptop. Thank good I made a back up, if not all the pictures from our trip would have been lost.

Thanks a lot Cafemiffy!!!

Miffa run Tokyo´s Marathon 2010
March 1, 2010, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, Chan family, running
Under terrible weather with low temperatures and pouring rain we suceeded. We suffer much more than in Barcelona and this time we really deserved the medal. Our friends from Cafemiffy were there too to help us in the logistics and to give us support, our succes is a result of their help and dedication.

A big gift from Japan arrived
January 7, 2010, 9:39 am
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, Chan family, Gifts

As you can read in the wikipedia “In Spain there is a long tradition for having the children receive their Christmas presents by the three “Magos”, (the figure of Santa Claus only appeared in recent years) during the night of January 5th (Biblical Magi Eve).”

This year the Three Kings from the East have travelled further than ever as they came from the far East (Japan).

Our Friends from Cafemiffy wrote the letter for us and they have brought us a big bunch of delicatessen: the best sake and Umeshu, the finest limited edition beers, green tea, Japanese crackers, excellent Japanese food and two very nice shirts for me and Father Bunny.

And, taking into consideration the latest low temperatures a nice and soft scarf and a pair of gloves for my walks.

Thank you very much Cafemiffy Kings!

Great gifts are coming from Japan
August 8, 2009, 9:31 am
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, Japan, Japanese food

Today we have opened a really big parcel, full of gifts from our Cafemiffy friends. The postman left the parcel to our concierge and by mistake the parcel was sitting in his office for almost a week.

Japanese curry, excellent sake and a marvellous jar for serving and cooling the sake.

A million thanks, Cafemiffy!!!