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Ishikawa Trip (Videos)

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Ishikawa Trip

It’s been a long trip for us. From Yokohama to Ishikawa it took us 9hrs long drive. Plus 1hr. for stops. We leave Yokohama around 9:30pm (Evening) less traffic let say. As a

 

companion to the driver which is my husband, he might get sleepy when he sees me sleeping. I better to do something so, I bring along the iPad to watch Marvel Marathon that’s 14 movies on the row. Good Idea, but he needs to take a nap or break in a service area.

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Even though is tiring drive, but when you see the place it was breathtaking. The Sea and Greenery mountain, full of trees. I’m a nature lover this kind of place will rarely be seen in the city.

Ishikawa Prefecture
石川県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 石川県
 • Rōmaji Ishikawa-ken
Flag of Ishikawa Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Ishikawa Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Ishikawa Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Hokuriku
Island Honshu
Capital Kanazawa
Government
 • Governor Masanori Tanimoto
Area
 • Total 4,185.22 km2 (1,615.92 sq mi)
Area rank 35th
Population (February 1, 2011)
 • Total 1,168,929
 • Rank 34th
 • Density 279.30/km2 (723.4/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-17
Districts 5
Municipalities 19
Flower Black lily(Fritillaria camtschatcensis)
Tree Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)
Bird Golden eagle(Aquila chrysaetos)
Website [1]

Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県Ishikawa-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshu island.The capital is Kanazawa.

Geography

Ishikawa is on the Sea of Japan coast. The northern part of the prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula, while the southern part is wider and consists mostly of mountains with the prefecture’s chief city, Kanazawa, located in the coastal plain. The prefecture also has some islands, including NotojimaMitsukejimaHegurajima.

As of 1 April 2012, 13% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the HakusanNational Park; Echizen-Kaga Kaigan and Noto Hantō Quasi-National Parks; and five Prefectural Natural Parks.[4]

Cities

Eleven cities are located in Ishikawa Prefecture:

After we drop our things, eat lunch and rest for a bit, we proceed to places to go around with the kids to enjoy (also us kid’s heart).

we had a great time playing to this huge playground Alice Science Park. (アリス館志賀を囲むように広がっている芝生広場には、サイクリングロードやいろいろな遊具があります。)

And free ride or use below just wait for your turn (fall in line).

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And, I forgot what name of this place. It was full of flowers and nice view as well.

and take note, I got my model which is my little princess (daughter). She loves it.

Our 2nd Day, We went to the Market they call it Wajima, Ishiki Market. We eat brunch there which is seafood they all fresh. Love it! I was drooling and I want more!!!

after that, we go around the market. And we bought crabs and shrimp they will send it the next day.

After shopping, Kids turn. We went to the Aquarium a bit far took us 1hr going there.

There was a lot of people it was crowded :-(.

The aquarium is home to 40,000 animals of approximately 500 different species found in the sea waters near Noto Peninsula.

You will forget all about the time as you enjoy a variety of aquarium attractions and activities such as dolphins and sea lion show, otter feeding, penguins’ stroll, the sea bream’s world of light and sound, etc. Notojima Aquarium offers various interactive activities to the visitors such as animal feeding, touching animals such as dolphins and so on.

She know how to operate this coin car. She’s so brave. And, we have to take picture with the event schedule.

Fish everywhere (of course!)

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Opening Hours

20th March ~ 30th November 09:00 am ~ 05:00 pm
1st December ~ 19th March 09:00 am ~ 04:30 pm

* Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.

Entry Fee

Adults (High school students and above) 1,850 Yen
Children (Elementary and junior high school students, children above the age of 3) 510 Yen
Group 20 persons or more Adults 1,650 Yen
Children 460 Yen
100 persons or more Adults 1,450 Yen
Children 410 Yen

* Free for children aged 2 or below.

He draw and will post on the projector. Above was his drawing.

We watch Dolphine and the Penguin walking. After, we go home and have our last supper with the our extended family from Osaka, Japan.

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3rd Day, yup about to go home. What I really like about Japan, their Service Area are so clean and very convenient. The Toilet and stores/stall. One of the thing I love Japan their politeness and cleanliness.

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Restroom are clean
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Shops/Stall

 

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Lunch before heading home

As we arrived, they also deliver our crabs and shrimp. So, convenient.

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I took a video but, I didn’t edit yet. Hopefully, within this week or next week I will post. Becuase this coming Saturday, we will having a House Warming so, it will be busy a bit. Then, the other week perhaps I will be free do my editing and my craft also.

Hopefully, this post might help you to visit this place. It was a short trip but, we seize the day.

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Golden Week (Japan)

One of the long Holiday in Japan was the Golden week. What is Golden Week is all about in Japan? May 3-5 (Golden Week) is a week from 29th of April to early May containing numbers of Japanese Holiday.

Holiday Celebrated

  • April 29 
    • The Emperor’s Birthday
      • Tenchu Setsu, 1927-1948
      • Tenno Tanjobi, 1949-1988
    • Greenery Day, 1989-2006
      • It is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings. The day was renamed to “Greenery Day” to acknowledged the controversial wartime emperor’s love for plants without directly mentioning his name. Japanese practice it is seen as just another that expands the Golden Week vacation.
    • Showa Day, 2007-present
      • It honors the birthday of Emperor Showa (Hirohito) the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989/ the Purpose of the Holiday is to encourage public reflection on the turbulent 63 years of Hirohito’s reign.
  • May 3
    • Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)
      • Is often chosen as a day to reflect on the meaning of democracy and the Japanese government.
  • May 4
    • Citizen’s Holiday, 1985-2006
      • Citizen’s Holiday is a generic term for any official holiday. May 4 was until 2007 an unnamed but official holiday because of a rule that converts any day between two holidays into a new holiday.
    • Greenery Day, 2007-present
  • May 5
    • Children’s Day (Also known as Boyz Day)

Here in Japan when a public holiday lands on a Sunday, the next day that is not already a holiday becomes a holiday for that year.

“Golden Week” based on the Japanese radio lingo “golden time”, which denotes the period with the highest listeners ratings. At that time, April 29 was a National Holiday celebrating the birth of the Showa Emperor. Upon his death in 1989, the day was renamed “Greenery Day” in 2007. Greenery Day was moved to May 4 and April 29 was renamed Showa Day to commemorate the late Emperor.

Golden Week is a popular time for holiday travel. If you ask me, yup, we will have a long vacation even though my husband work is in Global which means no holiday to him. But, of course, family first, he just takes a leave. And expect crowd places like trains, airports, roads, camping sites, etc.

We will have a holiday this coming Golden week and the next will be my son’s birthday. Just follow my twitter and Instagram account for more updates.

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Smashbook 2017

Finally, It’s been a long overdue to finish our Smashbook for 2017. We have our family tradition for Christmas vacation and also we have to meet some people for our new house to move in on January (2018) which is so close. Anyway, now I just finished arranging our things in our house especially organized kids as they are back to school. Here some capture for our Smashbook.

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Front Cover

Some of the pages below.

And, also the video below.

BTW, What is Smashbook? I started doing this last 2015, I made it in a B6 Notebook until I realized I need more space and bigger like an album. I switched to a Sketch Book or a Drawing notebook which is has a thick paper you can use bold pentel pen. The Notebook style I think is for a single person. Anyway, Smashbook is like a scrapbook, journal, diary, an album all in one. If your lazy do it separate do it like this (Smashbook(. All you need a notebook, ballpen, gel pen (any writing tools), washi tape to decorate, glue, flat memories (like tickets, stubs, coupon, flyers, postcards, receipts etc.)

Smashbook rules… NONE, don’t be organized, messy is a must. A lot of things to see. Smashbook not only keeps a record of the photos you take and experience you have, but it can tell a story of the real life you are living. Embrace the messy, fingerprints everywhere, ripped corners — these are all part of the character of your Smashbook.

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TV Series (Currently watching)

Since I give up my career to be a plain housewife. That’s been 5 years now. If I get tired of watching Japanese drama and variety shows. I switched watching US TV Series. I’m just watching them when I’m just doing my knitting, crochet, lettering/calligraphy, doodles and doing my bullet journal. As long as I just steady sitting. So here’s the list below.

Supergirl (Season 3) just returned to the TV, cousin ofSupermann (Ka-lel).

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Krypton (Season 1) New series in the TV, seems promising. All about Krypton planet before the Father & Mother of Superman. His grandpa need to stop destroying the planet Krypton

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The Flash (Season 4) – the fastest man on Earth, he can’t beat Devou the Brainic.

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DC Legend of Tomorrow (Season 3) – “They are not the hero but a legend” as they speak.

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Arrow (Season 6) – Oliver Queen from Vigilante to Politician. And his having a difficult time with his own life.

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NCIS (Season 15) I’m so amazed at solving a crime like going to the lab, doing some fingerprints, looking DNA test etc.

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Lucifer (Season 3) This series a bit twist of an angel brought down the earth and partner of a Defective in LA. Yup, solving the crime again. They have same director and producer of NCIS & those CIA Series )

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The Big Bang Theory (Season 11) – I just love the script of this series. Actor and Actress are more comfortable to each other when they spill all the jokes and nagging.

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Young Sheldon (Season 1) New Series, Life of the boy named Sheldon Copper. Adorable boy.

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The Walking Dead (Season 8) – is this the last season? I’m still curious about the ending.

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Marvel’s Agent of Sheilds (season 5) – yes, I just love watching heroes, superpowers, mutant, sci-fi series. This group has been searching to save the planet earth.

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Supernaturals (Season 13) – I’ve been watching this since I was working in the Philippines (start), then 5 years working in Malaysia, now in Japan. I just love this series. But PG 18 they are a gruesome episode, killing, sex etc.

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The Magician (Season 3) searching their lost magic.

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MasterChef Junior (Season 6) They are so adorable and talented kids. I so envy them the way to put a menu without the written recipe on their eyes.

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iZombie (Season 4) Many zombies that can be with the human being but a problem of lucking of brains.

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Naked and Afraid (season 9) – For 21 days without clothes & food in secluded places (Forest, Mountain, lakes, Island etc.)

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Beyond (Season 2) For 12 year in a coma, this kids just wake up with superpowers.

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Silicon Valley (season 5) – Pied Piper finally has enough funding for proper offices and new employees, and to bring its peer-to-peer internet to the world. But struggling some of their competitors.

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Shadowhunter: The Immortal Instruments (Season 3) – Derived from the movie. Fighting from their clans. (And they are good looking and pretty) 🙂

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Fear the Walking Dead (Season 4) – Morgan of Walking Dead Cast is here. (Ep.1)

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I just knew, I just love watching survival series and the crime scene. I think this is the new genre I like.  Let me know if you have interesting series that you can recommend me to watch.

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Organize (Kids Room)

As you all know, that we already moved to our new house and I was so obsessed with looking for a storage either boxes (plastics, carton, fabrics, etc.), drawer, cabinets to organize everything from Living, Kitchen, Rooms, Pantry etc etc. Now, I realized that having a big house with lots of cabinets with drawers built-in I get dizzy looking for the stuff I want to get. So, I plan and organize if I will make or buy storage and label all the things inside the box especially when it’s not transparent. Sometimes, I will draw what is inside or picture much convenient. Here are some ideas I’ve been copying (I’m a copycat) but as long as posted on the internet is was free to use. Anyway, I will just link their sites as well.

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I get this from the 100Yen Shop (Dasio or Seria in Japan of course)

I put their Stuff toys so that I don’t pick them up every day. I just ask my kids after they play they must put their toys in the hamper or else I will donate or throw them away. (just kidding so that they can keep their toys everytime they finished playing)

Small Toys
Small toys that are free from fast food (usually) and gacha-gacha

Once again, 100Yen Shop I stored their small toys that usually free from the fast food chain and gacha-gacha… see below pictures what I am talking about.

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Ikea Kids Box more toys to store

My son has a lot of toys so we bought this as a color coding toy. The Blue is for his Lego, white for cars, hot wheels, anything with the wheels and the last green are for his dinosaurs collections. (oh name it any dinosaurs he knows it but if you ask him the Multiplication table gosh, everything forgot it. hehehe)

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Universal Rack

This one which we bought it in the Philippines before we decided to stay here in Japan. By that time it was free because of my husband work/job. Anyway, This rack is universal. You can use it in the kitchen (we use this when we don’t have cabinets in our old house (Osaka), pantry as well you can store a lot. Now, we are using it as Kids Bookshelf and also some toys (big and long) as it won’t fit in the container.

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Corkboard

I usually use this to post their schedule and put some remarks as well as “Clean the Mess!” Yup, I always put that in my sons’ message/schedule board as we call it.

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Files Organizer

I love this item a lot, I got mine as well in my craft room. Anyway, everything is here. Files, Papers from the schools, Pencil Holder, Paper clips and others. I love this item.

 

This is just a simple thing that I bought for the kid’s room. Becuase their room has the built-in desk and their bed is in the loft so, Loft for sleeping and below for studying and playing as well. Their clothes, inside the walking closet. Everything was hung and fold inside the drawer/cabinet, I put labeled in each drawer so, that they won’t ask me anytime (where is ? even though I was inside the shower or toilet). We don’t want a lot of furniture as it might get crowded into the room of the kids. They like more space to play. Simple organized yet so convenient and no waste of time pick-up toys for the kids every day.

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Easter Sunday

This image I think most of my close friend and my family send this to me. Popular for the Easter Sunday.  So, tell me what is the meaning of the Easter Sunday. Let’s dig deeper into this words. As a Catholic/Christian, we think our Creator has risen. (The Lord is Risen / He has Risen // Jesus Christ is Risen)

Luke 23:32-46 New International Version (NIV)

32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”a]”>[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”

36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”

38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.

39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.b]”>[b]

43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

The Death of Jesus

44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”c]”>[c] When he had said this, he breathed his last.

Luke 24:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Has Risen

24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

Luke 24:30-35 New International Version (NIV)

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

1 Corinthians 15:12-20 New International Version (NIV)

The Resurrection of the Dead

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Easter is that most confusing of dates – one that is never fixed and changes according to the lunar calendar. In the Philippines, we usually take a break or go on vacation. Traditionally, we won’t eat meat for the start of during Holy Week  (Holy Thursday to Black Saturday). Then, Sunday is the feast day.

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion, which is marked on Good Friday. Christians believe rose again three days later. The three days are known by the Church as the Easter Triduum.

The Easter season begins on Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent, which lasts 40 days – if you leave out the six Sundays in between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It is a time when Christians fasting or give up a particular food or vice. The fasting period is to remember when Jesus went into the wilderness and fasted for 40 days despite being tempted.

Hopefully, this will help understand what is Easter. If you want to read more about this please click here.

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We had a great time with our friends in the Church and also Cherry blossoms viewing.

 

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