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New Year’s Cards (年賀状)

日本語版は↓ Wow! I can’t believe a year has passed since I wrote here. First I’d like to say that for those of you who send/ receive new year’s cards, please know this- I know I am always late, but I … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2015

January DD1 turned 9!  Our local patissier came up with a brilliant cake. DD2 had her last kindergarten concert.  They danced; they sang; they did gymnastics, kagura dancing and they donned kimonos in the grand finale. My brother moved out … Continue reading

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2013 Looking Back

Although 2012 seemed to be our big year for changes, this was a big one for milestones. Looking back it seems a lot happened in 2003 so we had a lot of 10th anniversaries to celebrate. January: All four of … Continue reading

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Child translators

 Ah the joy of raising bilingual kids! The 4 year old has had a sudden interest and a surge in English. It is great and it is really funny to hear the girls playing and the 4 year old says … Continue reading

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“Syrius” Soap

I bought this bar of soap in small town Japan but realized after that it was made in Syria! and it’s called “Allepo Soap. I imagine it’s been on the shelf a while here. I wonder how the factory that … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the mountaintop

I wasn’t supposed to do this, but I did! about a week ago I fell down while skating and hurt my knee pretty bad. The doctor said I shouldn’t climb this mountain but DD1 really wanted to do it. I … Continue reading

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Our Reindeer Dog!!!

Every year, my friend sends me a hilarious Christmas e-card with pictures of her family and lots of speech bubbles. I look forward to it every year and this year I decided to show it to DH. Maybe something got … Continue reading

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