Sunday, May 30, 2010
This is Ryokuchi Park, at the very spot that you got lost at when you were 3 years old. Does it bring back memories?
The toilet is to the left of this pic
Mom took someone to the toilet (Mana-chan), and Juri was hiding in the big ugly-looking pink tunnel thingie that you see on the far left of the photo
On the other side of the trees there's a lake
This was Osaka's No.1 team against Sendai's No.1 team, and it was great fun watching them play. Since Aiko, James, and Kenji were rooting for Osaka, naturally, I agreed to root for Sendai. But to all of our disappointment, including mine (since I still wanted Osaka to win), Sendai won 1-0. Pitiful huh.
I really wanted to take Kenji here. I thought it'd be a good experience. And I think it was.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The boys and I had an educational tour of this company that manufactures train parts, it seems. And for display they had this huge steam locomotive.
Kenji likes to call it Rokuji Park, in that it closes at 6 o'clock.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
In the photo's you'll see some familiar faces and some unfamiliar ones. 3 of them are my ex-English students, 1 is a home-stay guy (young guy)--paying to learn English, and the rest are faces I was happy to see after about 2 months of being away.
It was like an informal barbecue; a get-together of sorts of people in the area whom we knew from before, to say hi to each other after having not met for a while; a follow-up venture. One lady is a Christian lady, who has a hobby of going to Bangladesh with her husband to help orphan children; another is a sweet old man who wants us to come make pizza sometime--retired from a successful boutique business; another younger girl who is not a Christian but who enjoys gospel singing.
To all you wonderful mother's: Have a wonderful Mother's Day. You are the best
We went to a big festival on Mother's Day. I got lily's for my love, we watched basketball, break dancing, got a free hair setting, ECO friendly stickers, and the boys are supposed to get mommy Tacoyaki from the store tomorrow.