"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next."

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I'll give you 50 yen if you don't tell on me

  So daddy and mommy give Deryk 50 yen and Kenji 100 yen to spend at the flea market. While they're playing, Deryk does something naughty to Kenji and they both come running to us. Kenji informs us that Deryk gave him his 50 yen not to tell on him. But then Deryk says, "no no, I didn't pull his pants down. I promise!" Deryk gets in trouble, and Kenji doesn't get his 50 yen.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Me and Tetsuya

  The guy beside me is a man of quiet intelligence, never flaunty nor boastful; sweet and polite to the core.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Space Museum

No wonder this was an all-day thing. You wait 1 hour for parking, 1 hour to find each other in the horrendous crowds, 15 minutes in line for every nature call, half-hour to enter into any of the space labs, another hour to get a turn in the astronaut suit, and finally an hour to get out of the parking. 

It was a tiring but fun outing--of keeping track of all the kids, getting as many photo's as can possibly be taken, and tearing our hair out to chase the stamps, which none of the kids ended up completing. 
In the garden with Doraimon and Tottoro

The parking lots were jammed packed so we parked our car a kilometer and a half walk away. Der and Fiona got a good leg exercise

One of the sweetest young Japanese couples around. The guy on the right works in one of the space labs

Kids intrigued 

This was an expensive shot. Fay had to wait in line for 40 minutes

Oh ya, you want a piece of me?

Water rockets
This might have been the event of the  day for most of the kids

After the rockets were launched...

...the kids ran after them

...and got a blow-up rocket prize

Water rockets in mid-air

A 6 degree angle is supposed to give you the space sensation. 

The scary astronaut that Deryk needed to be bribed with a lemon frisk to be taken a photo of with

Monday, April 9, 2012

Deryk's Nyugakushiki

Deryk is officially ICHINENSEI

A tinge of nervousness

Lost in the crowd