Category Archives: Family

Romans, Cherry Blossoms and Irish Sushi

Hi all, Lots of fun things to talk about this week. As readers know, I’ve been busy lately because of my transition to my new job. I’ve been spending a lot of time at night studying new technologies used at … Continue reading

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Girls Day 2015 Wrap-up

Hello Everyone, Just to wrap up Girls Day, I wanted to post some photos of our dinner. I left work a bit early today so I could be home on time for dinner. Because it is Girls Day, a Japanese … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never: Girl’s Day 2015

 Hello, This year has been hectic but I finally put together for the Japanese holiday of hinamatsuri (ひな祭り) or Girls’ Day. Girls’ Day is on March 3rd. According to tradition, the best time to assemble the doll set is … Continue reading

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Setsubun 2015 Fail

Hello, I wanted to post a funny video my wife took for this year’s Setsubun holiday. As readers might remember, there is a tradition called mamemaki (豆まき) which kids often do. Someone wears a mask to look like an oni … Continue reading

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The 48-hour Superman Challenege

Hi Folks, Lately, my wife and some of her friends (Korean and Japanese) have been avidly watching a Korean TV show called “Return of Superman”, which is available on Youtube by KBS World. In Korean, it is called syupeomaen i … Continue reading

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Getting Kicked In The Groin

December 2014 was a rough month for us. December started well after we got some extra money from our mortgage and a bonus from work. We were excited to put that money into savings, and maybe buy a new computer. … Continue reading

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Eventually, Everyone Can Become A Buddha

Recently one evening, my daughter and I were shopping at our favorite grocery store. While there, we noticed someone acting very suspicious. He was a rough-looking young man, wearing dirty clothes. He was looking around a lot, and moving from … Continue reading

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