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Friday, December 25, 2009

Yakiniku Christmas Dinner

I remembered last year's Christmas, it was a quiet one. I miscalculated that Ueno Park or Senso-ji Temple would be open for Christmas, but I was wrong. It was a peaceful but somewhat melancholic experience.

I kinda assumed that the same would happen this year. Perhaps I would just head off to one of the cinemas and watch AVATAR alone, but something else came up, and all of a sudden, I found myself at a Yakiniku restaurant called Buchi, in Shibuya.

Buchi, the yakiniku restaurant in Shibuya

... with An-chan (KINGYO production assistant, 3PM supporting actress), and Kong (who was celebrating the completion of his new short film that starred KINGYO main actress Luchino Fujisaki, and shot by KINGYO cinematographer Josha as well).

An-chan enjoying the appetizers

And Liu Jing (assistant producer of THE WHITE FLOWER).


Yakiniku, for the uninitiated, means 'grilled meat' in Japanese.

We order raw stuff for grilling.

Meat prepared for grilling

Although I've been to numerous Korean BBQ restaurants in Japan since I've moved to Tokyo, I think this might actually be the first time I was in a Yakiniku restaurant!

I like it most when things burst into flames.

Kong takes photos of stuff burning


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Kong and An-chan enjoying the sight of stuff burning

Occasionally we have to put some ice cubes to cool things down.

Some ice cubes to cool things down

Then there were more inferno.

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We were stuffed.

With Liu Jing

25th of December, 2009. I was in a Yakiniku restaurant, with three of my friends.

Me, Kong, Liu Jing and An-chan during Christmas 2009

I don't celebrate Christmas. But it was a great meal.

There was dessert.


Dessert is good

Yes. Merry Christmas.