Here are the two works of my husband. He spent hours putting on the detailed designs.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
My husband belongs to an artist group called Shinkaijusha. This group had a showing in Ryopungi this month. Jack was one of the judges. They give awards for several catagories. In the past he has gotten awards from this group too. He has also introduced several new members to this group.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I'm finished blogging about the convention now as it has almost been a month ago. Wonderful memories. But for the final shot I chose this one of V and I on the golf course. Notice the large green round mound on our right. That is a mountain, not the famous tree like in Hawaii.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Three precious babies attended the AFWJ (Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese) convention. Only nursing babies who are not yet walking are welcome at these fun filled weekends. These three (2 girls and 1 boy) were so precious and all within 1 month of each other in birth dates.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Here we are jammed into the display room of the miso (soybean paste for making soup, etc) factory. I have never liked miso but decided to try to free samples. Hey, this isn't bad, I thought after trying the miso candy. I bought a few bags to bring back to Chiba to let my students try. Then I decided to try the paste itself. There were two kinds and I could tell no difference and again I had to admit it was quite good. Almost a cheezy taste. So I decided to buy some. Well they had a 1 kilo bag for 900 yen and a 3 kilo bag for 1,000 yen. So da--who would buy the 1 kilo? Taste was the same, made in the same factory by the same techinque. I asked the man why we could pay 100 yen more and get 3 times the amount? He said it was because the soybeans to make the miso from the cheaper per kilo bag came from China. I noticed I was the only one buying the 3 kilo bag. I know at this time everyone is worried because of the problem with Chinese gyoza, but hey, nothing else seems to have been tainted and soybeans are in a pod so I figured they would be safe. We have been enjoying this miso now for over 3 weeks with no problem so I think I made the right decision.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Here one of the ladies brought her Barbie Doll collection complete with Ken and many outfits. Many of the ladies enjoyed reliving their youth. I never had a Barbie Doll as I grew up in a family of boys. My 2 dolls had terrible fates--one was operated on by my brother playing doctor and the other was scalped and hanged on a tree by the same brother playing Indian. Wonder what he would have done to a Barbie?
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Here is how the place looks this morning after I returned last night. But luckily I got to return. The flight from Kagoshima to Hanada was canceled due to the heavy snow in Hanada. Well we got to the airport and found out we could get on an earlier flight that was leaving so they held up the plane to get a bunch of us on it so the later flight could have more space. So got to Hanada early! But then the Aqualine bridge was closed so KF and her baby and I had to take the bus around the bay to Chiba Station and then get back home by train. Jack was waiting at the station for us. Sure was a great weekend and tomorrow I should have everything sorted out and start posting Convention photos.