Archive for the 'life' Category

Happy Girls’ Day!

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Today is Girls’ day (click for more information). For girls’ day, people with daughters get hina dolls and put them on display. Even my tamagotchi has them on display. Hina Dolls are beautiful and expensive. And you don’t play with them. They’re just decorative. On Saturday we went to JUSCO to look at them. Some […]

one week later

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

before this weekend starts, let’s talk about last weekend. last weekend my host brother came in to visit from Tokyo. he’s 29 and married with a baby on the way. we hung out for a big in the afternoon, and then again in the evening after he came back from drinking with his friends. he […]

puzzling puzzles

Monday, February 27th, 2006

i like to do sudokus. i was excited to come to japan, home of the sudoku, and do authentic japanese puzzles with authentic japanese people. but no one here knows what they are. they mistook my love of sudokos as a general love of puzzles and gave me wooden blocks to arrange into shapes. yipee. […]

rocking out in sunnyside

Friday, February 24th, 2006

keiko can sing! with the music no less!

Kendall was in the Glee Club

Friday, February 24th, 2006

he sings to the beat of his own drum

yaki niku + nomihodai = yucky niku

Friday, February 24th, 2006

on wednesday we had a “welcome party” — a little late, but meh. well, it was also because we worked all of last weekend and this was our compensation since we don’t get paid. so it was the 5 interns, guy, kendall and then coach Yamasaki. anyway, the night started off at a Yaki Niku […]

new diggs

Friday, February 24th, 2006

On Monday I moved in with my new host family. I’m living with a couple who has 2 grown up sons. They’ve always wanted a daughter. And I’m it.   Anyway, they are really nice. Akira (my dad) picked me up in a Canada shirt with a flag and Montreal across the bottom. Turns out […]

olympic ramblings

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

A few people have asked about my olympic involvement over in Japan. Frankly, it’s been pretty minimal. I spend my time trash talking the Americans about their Hockey Teams. While the Women did me proud, I’ve been getting it about the mens’ 2 shut outs. Hrmph. Actually, Saturday we did turn on the olympics. But […]

sushi for [not so] beginners

Friday, February 17th, 2006

last night nachan and i met up for dinner with her friend ogatasan. he took us for dinner to a sushi restaurant. a real sushi restaraunt — the kind i don’t go to because they’re too expensive. needless to say, it was pretty cool. the restaraunt was the width of a hallway with just a […]

so much for that idea

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

i thought about not posting until i actually got some mail. while my mailbox is still empty (sigh) i got plenty of emails — some concerned, though most were just annoyed at not having anything to read — so i’m back. more soon…