First Time : Camping

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This is the first time to join camping. I got mixed emotion, while because I don’t know if he can take care of his self. He might get a fight with other children because he’s stubborn kid. He might get into trouble because if he enjoys the thing he’s doing he get crazy on it. Do his cleaning routine to his self. Meaning brush your teeth 3x day, take a bath in a morning and afternoon and when to get sweat wipe in the towel. Always put the mosquito and sunblock lotion. Then, I’m happy that I got to rest because no one is talkative and asking a lot of questions. Btw, he’s a grade 3, a very talkative kid and annoying sometimes asking a question but he already know the answer and he will tell you just confirming if my answer is the same answer that I told him a week ago. (oh boy, patience is a virtue).

We also worried that leader in the camp might not have a long patience to him. They had a camp in Yakayama which is very far from our home and far from the city as well. They do some cooking, planting, playing, fellowship and reading the bible verse. This is for 3 days camp, while he’s away. We spend time with our little princess which we went to the Power of Princess in Umeda area. She also wearing her princess costume.

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So far so good, our house has been quite for 3days, my son survive to be alone and I’m proud of him but he got a lot of mosquito bites while everything is intact his cloths and shoes. PROUD to my SON! cheers!

 

 

Vacation Bible School

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We attended the Vacation Bible School in our Church. Actually, it was my son’s event, all mothers also have a place to wait for their kids and also some seminar to attend as well. From August 1 to 6, 2016 (9-3pm), which is everyday we have to commute from our house to the church. We walked 5mins from house to bus stop and bus stop to Kita Senri Station around 15mins, walk 2-3 mins going to the entrance of the Train then Kita Senri Station going to Suita Station that’s 15mins and walked going to the Church around 5-8mins. We will reach at the church at exact 9am or sometimes if we my little princess walked fast a bit early on 9am. Anyhow, just imagine the hit of the sun when we are walking the weather is always 33-36 degrees heat. That’s why when summer we don’t usually go out inside our house all the liquid inside our bodies will come out, sweating like waterfalls.😦

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Mothers attend seminar about this “Lesson on Children and Learning” the speaker is a 3rd Gen. Japanese she cannot speak Japanese, She’s Graders teacher in California. She shows us the American Way to teach the kids even their system in teaching.

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American Lunch (Hotdog and chips)

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we do crafting = “cards”

My princess stick the heart stickers and i just decorate it like a flower pot.

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Junko is a children christian singer, from U.S. as well. 

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The above pictures (3) we had a cooking lesson from Ms. Linda. What I like about this is the spam mold which I asked Japanese mother if we have here in Japan they said “it was their first time to see that spam mold onigirioh they said it only sold in U.S. I feel sad I want one for bento and my kids loves Spam so much. And also, for picnic food easy to do it.

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Graduation Ceremony

And plus, on the first day going home, just near our house then suddenly I slip and fall down on my knees… and here’s the wound my pants ripped off. That’s really hurt so much until now.😥

 

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Summer Vacation + My Bday

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Yup, is like I’m also studying. Oh because I wake up early before my son wake ups. But now, i can wake up late. My husband, he’s on diet so he don’t usually eat breakfast so I’m free to sleep longer hours. Anyway, My birthday has been pass and my birthday present which is my weakness. Limited Edition in Japan (Gucci Bag)

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And we eat in a fancy restaurant… which I love my order — LOBSTER don’t ask how much is it because very expensive here in Japan. Below pix posted in my facebook thanking my friends and family for the messages, greetings and wishes on my birthday

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We just had fun taking pictures on the touch screen information.

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The Purge

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Have you watched the “The Purge” movies, yeah! I did – all the parts (The Purge 2013, The Purge: Anarchy 2014, The Purge: Election Year 2016) What is the purge all about? When I first watched the first purge, I was shocked that killing is legal, but on the time of the purges only. And why they kill each other, to lessen the population I guess? anyway, here’s the movie all about.

The Purge occurs for 12 hours, March 21-22, 7 p.m.-7 a.m., the next day, during which all crime is legal and all police, fire, and medical emergency services remain unavailable. Restrictions prohibit government officials “ranking 10” from being disturbed, as well as the use of all weapons above Class 4 (explosive devices such as grenades, rocket launchers, and bazookas). The Purge has resulted in unemployment rates plummeting to 1%, low crime, and a strong economy.

I’m not reviewing this movie, but, I think in my own opinion. The Purge is already occurring in some countries, but not to legalize the crime, but killing people nowadays i0s just like usual act. Let’s say the shooting in the United States, I don’t know what those people want and why they have to shoot people even the innocent people. (Fort Myers nightclub shooting: 2 dead, at least 14 injured)

Bombing in the Middle East, suicide bombing just recently reported in Germany. ( Suicide bomb rocks Ansbach, Germany in third violent attack in Bavaria in days ) what’s wrong with these people? Freedom? we really don’t know.(21 killed in Baghdad suicide blast, weeks after deadliest in years)

It looks like the purge has been occurring in different manners. I just feel sad, what’s happening to the world. Just always be alert or aware of our surroundings, especially if you’re in the crowded places.A friendly reminder to my followers, especially to those country party of the events.

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Japanese Calligraphy

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If you following my blog, I listed that I will try something new… Japanese Calligraphy.

What is Japanese Calligraphy?

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Japanese calligraphy (書道shodō?) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. For a long time, the most esteemed calligrapher in Japan had been Wang Xizhi, a Chinese calligrapher in the 4th century, but after the invention of Hiragana and Katakana, the Japanese unique syllabaries, the distinctive Japanese writing system developed and calligraphers produced styles intrinsic to Japan. The term shodo (書道) is likely derived from Chinese origin as it is widely used to describe the art of Chinese calligraphy during the Chinese Tang Dynastyperiod.

Is their a techniques?

Early Japanese calligraphy was originated from Chinese calligraphy and many of its principles and techniques are very similar and recognizes the same basic writing styles:

What kind of materials or tools to be used?

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In modern calligraphy, a number of tools are used to make a composition.[2]

  • Most basic four tools were collectively called Four Treasures of the Study (文房四宝 Bun-bou Shi-hou).
    • A brush (fudé?)
    • An inkstick (sumi?). The best inksticks are between 50 and 100 years old.
    • Mulberry paper (和紙washi?)
    • An inkstone (suzuri?) to grind the inkstick against, mixed with water.
  • Other tools include:
    • A paper weight (文鎮bunchin?) to hold the paper in place
    • A cloth (下敷きshitajiki?) to place under the paper (often newsprint is used as well) to prevent ink from bleeding through.
    • A seal (in?).[2] The art of engraving a seal is called “tenkoku” 篆刻. The student is encouraged to engrave his own seal. The position of the seal or the seals is based on aesthetic views. One is not allowed to put a seal on a sutra’s calligraphy.

During preparation, water is poured into the inkstone and the inkstick is ground against it, mixing the water with the dried ink to liquefy it. As this is a time-consuming process, modern-day calligraphy provides liquid ink in a bottle called Bokuju (墨汁bokujū?) and is frequently used by beginners. More advanced students are encouraged to grind their own ink. Paper is usually placed on a desk, while a large paper may be placed on the floor, or even on the ground (often as a performance).

The brushes come in various shapes and sizes, and are usually made using animal hair for the bristles. Typical animal hair may come from goats, sheep, horse-hair, etc. The handle may be made from wood, bamboo, plastic or other materials.

Here’s the video I took in our class.

Enjoy!

 

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Newsletters and Subscriptions

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I usually subscribe more than I need… Like foods, crafting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. etc. that’s why everyday I got tons of tons of email to check. So, what I did is to put them in a sub-folder and directing all those newsletter or subscription emails to a designated folder. Which much neat to see in my Inbox and of course I created an email for my subriptions and newsletter so, that it won’t mix up with my personal email.

I will share you some of my newsletter and subscriptions just in case you have not yet visited those sites.

FOODS:

SEWING

KNITTING/CROCHETING

CRAFTING

I hope this will help you to get some ideas on what you do with your spare time… just like me.

 

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Vacuum

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Last Saturday we went to the Electronic Mall (Yodobashi) and we looked the vacuum and we were contemplating if we will buy or not. We were comparing the price from amazon and Kokoro (Japanese site) if its lower than the Mall.

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See the Online Price below… no difference at all and few amount only.

 

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Anyway, maybe my hubby just hungry, so, we decided to eat first. This is our first time to eat in this restaurant.

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Look the inside very cozy and unique decoration.

Oh, i can’t wait to taste their food… below the buffet.

There’s a lot of variety cheese, salad, pasta, appetizer and unlimited drinks (wine, cocktail, beer, juice, soda etc.) . We enjoyed a lot the food. Grilled Pork, Beef, Chicken, Seafood and Veggie so delicious.

So, now my hubby has decided to buy the vacuum and he justify it that our vacuum at home is old, 2nd hand only and it didn’t sucks much the dirt (as if he always using the vacuum at home)

Plus, we bought Essential Oil Diffuser which i have been longing to buy this two months ago.

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This Diffuser only oil you don’t need to put water but, of course my Doterra oil is a bit expensive which usually we rub/put in our skin and drink it. But this (above) for Diffuser.

Below the video for our new vacuum.

 

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