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Category Archives: Family
While watching the recent Japanese morning-drama called Gochisosan (ごちそうさん), there were a couple scenes in where female characters had to do omiai (お見合い). An omiai isn’t exactly an arranged-marriage, but the idea is that you are arranging a meeting between … Continue reading
Hello dear readers, I uploaded this video to Youtube earlier today, which talks a little bit about the Buddhist holiday of Bodhi Day: In particular, I wanted show people how to celebrate Bodhi Day at home, especially with family. Since … Continue reading
To celebrate this coming Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to re-tell the Thanksgiving Story as a Buddhist-sutra. The text below is spliced mostly from the Lotus Sutra, the Sutra of Innumerable Meanings and other sources. This is similar … Continue reading
I decided to post this classic Arashi song for fun to celebrate Halloween this year. In the past, it was really hard to find Johnny’s music videos on Youtube, but now Arashi has it’s own channel on Youtube/Vevo,1 which makes … Continue reading
Our second child is now more than a week old, and we are adjusting to the new routine. The first week was really, really busy. We stayed in the hospital for 2 nights, 3 days so my wife could recover … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Autumn is my favorite season, and I really enjoy October and November. October has Halloween, and my birthday is early November, and late November is Thanksgiving. Plus I enjoy a lot of good Autumn poetry in the Japanese … Continue reading
Friday morning at 08:06, my son was born: He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces (3800 grams) which is slightly less than our daughter. Because this was a planned c-section it happened very fast. Our daughter was born from c-section but … Continue reading
Tomorrow morning, my wife and I will go to the hospital and my wife will have a c-section and my son will be born. Earlier this evening, I found this passage from the Lotus Sutra, chapter 16, which seemed appropriate … Continue reading
The world of animals is really a slaughterhouse: they are constantly killing each other and being killed by humans. In addition, animals like cows and horses are restrained, whipped and enslaved by humans; they are completely without any independence. The … Continue reading