Archive for the 'life' Category

My host sister is famous!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Last week my host mom, Mika, sent me a link to a commercial with my host sister, himawari. It’s for a grocery store called Life. Go to Click the first image of the man with the little girls at the top to launch the commercial (the image changes every few seconds but will go […]

back with baggage

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

it wasn’t easy, but i made it back with all my luggage in tow. amanda helped me to the train station, and i managed to get the bags onto the train which took me from Nagasaki to Hakata. someone who worked on the train helped me off of the train and into Hakata station, leaving […]

i went to tokyo

Friday, March 31st, 2006

i’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.         domo arigato to christine for showing me such a great time!


Monday, March 27th, 2006

I went to Tokyo. My Tamagotchi did not. Only one of us survived the weekend…

christine sure knows how to show you a good time.

Monday, March 27th, 2006

tokyo is great. home tomorrow. more soon.

what’s in the package

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

i bought these things in fun cat packages in Fukuoka and mailed them to some people at home. i didn’t keep one for myself, so i was really happy when lindsay sent me a picture of what was inside. cool! update: she also sent me some links to sites about the nameneko cats (one, two). […]


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

yesterday was the last day on my rail pass. today is the first on my new one! depart for Fukuoka this evening, and tomorrow at 6AM it’s onwards to tokyo and the christine that awaits us! when we went to get tickets yesterday. to get from hakata to tokyo, you take two trains: one from […]

Second, Sanda.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Last weekend I was in Sanda visiting the Hori family. It had been almost 2 years since I saw them last. The girls have grown so much and it was amazing to get to play with them. I arrived at shin-kobe late Wednesday night to be greeted by Masao. We got home to Mika and […]

first, fukuoka

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

we got a lot to catch up on. on the 11th i spent the day with Rie and her lovely family. They brough me to Fukuoka for the day. we did a lot of siteseeing, and a little bit of shopping. We saw the Yahoo! Dome, and ate lunch at Hard Rock Cafe. It was […]


Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

on saturday my host mom kumiko dressed me in a kimono. it took a long time and there were lots of layers and things to tie. then she and akira took me outside and we took lots of pictures. it was fun. but i don’t like most of them, and only posted a few. enjoy. […]