Miffa Chan

Our honour to Japan and the earthquake’s victims
March 20, 2011, 8:44 pm
Filed under: Japan

We love Japan, we love it’s people and we have very good friends there… we have been and still we re very concerned and sad about what happened a few days ago.

As many people, we have been following and still we’re doing it, the news.

We would like to share our condolences with the Japanese people and we would like to spread the message to all our friends and relatives.

Check this link to find how you can help Japan and it’s people.

PS: Thanks to our friends Mike Udaondo for the picture, we got the logo from here, we have just copy and paste but if you have any copyright issues, please drop us a comment to delete the picture.

We missed the Marathon, well, not really.
March 6, 2011, 9:44 pm
Filed under: Barcelona, correCATagafo, Draculina, Japan

Past February 27th Tokyo marathon was held in out favorite city. I ran several kilometers with my father in a rainy, snowy and cold day where my father missed to accomplish his dream completely.

Since that time he has been not running, except for the last month. He got injured two week prior to Tokyo that time and the decision of running 42 something wasn’t the cleverest for him.
Anyways he started to train again, a month or so ago with more injures, what can you expect from an old man?
But, we manage to run with him, Draculina and me for the last FIFTEEN kilometers of a very nice run. May be he is not happy enough but we are delighted with so many kilometers with such a low effort (we were on his back).

Shimbashi – The Middle that Counts
March 12, 2010, 8:58 am
Filed under: Chan family, hotels, Japan, Travel

We have been three or four times in Shimbashi area (Shiodome Tower) since our second visit to Japan. We wanted to be again here but Father Bunny had some concerns about the distance between the Start and Finish of the Marathon.

After testing it live we should say it’s the perfect place, quiet, lively, in the middle of everyplace that matters in Tokyo.

Now I have a new friend “boooouuuboo” or Tometaro.

Himeji’s Castle and sake trading
March 12, 2010, 1:07 am
Filed under: Japan, Travel

May be it was a nice play of destiny, but in our plane from Amsterdam to Tokyo there were screening a Japanese movie about a master carpenter and his tough work to build the best Japanese castle ever built. I forgot the movie’s name but I will update it as soon as possible.

After 2 hours watching that excellent movie one can learn one thing or two about Japanese castle so we decided –after Fb’s marathon- to visit Himeji. There you can find Himeji’s castle that is the most visited one in Japan (we have visited Osaka’s in a previous visit to Japan).

It has most of the common characteristics associated to Japanese castles and new ones like the spiral – maze approaching paths to improve defensive task. It was never attacked so the maze spiral was never actually validated.

A very nice visit, but not after running a marathon (Father Bunny was not in the right mood and shape to climb all the steady ladders that took you from ground to a seventh floor (actually 5th)
While they went to visit the castle I made some trade with some local sake producers.

Miffa will run Tokyo’s 2010 Marathon
February 26, 2010, 3:32 pm
Filed under: Japan, running

Obviously to help Father Bunny to finish the course like in Barcelona. Last time problems with several issues have ruined our excellent training but we are confident to achieve a nice result in this course.

The Marathon Expo was incredible, the way to find the right place, quite hard, but after reading the start point procedures and rules I think that we will run two marathons. The first to find our way to the place and our starting lot and then – easier- to run the 42.195 kms.

Good luck Father Bunny!!

Origami in Prague
October 2, 2009, 8:11 am
Filed under: Friends, Gifts, Japan, Travel

Prague is a very nice city with plenty of places to visit and a lot fun to discover. But I did my homework during my stay there and practiced Origami with the Origami Beginners Kit that our friends from Café Miffy sent to me.

For the sceptical ones here are some proofs.

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!!!