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This is a picture of my great-grandfather, Robert Washington McLean (1896-1980): He was a veteran of World War I, so this is a photo of him in uniform I think. I know very little about my great-grandfather though because he … Continue reading
To all the little girls out there, and ladies who are still young at heart, Happy Girls’ Day: Girls’ Day is a fun day for our family (more detailed post last year), as we can celebrate Princess growing into a … Continue reading
Hello, After the heavy (and hastily written) rant from Saturday, I felt like posting something more light-hearted. I finished doing my taxes earlier today and thought of this hilarious clip from the Simpsons. I was like Ned Flanders this year … Continue reading
My daughter, “Princess“, recently told me a sad story at her school that I wanted to share. Princess is 7 years old and is in the 1st grade. In her class, she sits at a large table with other kids, … Continue reading
Hi all, Just wanted to give an update to readers. Since Little Guy was born, I’ve been very busy and also very sleepy. It’s hard to keep up things like language study, blogging, etc, and I am falling behind. I … Continue reading
Here in Seattle, we have a Japanese bookstore called Kinokuniya, which is a popular bookstore in Japan, but there are only a few in the US. My family and I go there about once a month so we can buy … Continue reading
Recently, I started volunteering at my daughter’s school on Thursday mornings. There’s a 2nd-grade class which has a lot of kids who struggle to read, so I help them learn “sight words”. What are sight words? In English, there are … Continue reading
Hi! My name is Little Guy. Some people call me Chubby Pants, or Cutey. I’m 100 days old today! p(^_^)q My dad usually writes boring stuff in this blog like languages, history or Buddhism. (~_~;) But today I am writing … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Little Guy is about to turn 100 days old, and we are going to celebrate something called okuizome (お食い初め). This is a small, but important celebration to mark the day when a baby turns 100 days old. In … Continue reading