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First & Last Nursery Sports day

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This will be our first and last Sports day in this Nursery School here in Osaka, Minoh City. Anyway, I think my little princess enjoyed it. I will miss this school as well because I also made friends of mothers community. They all kind and helpful will definitely miss them.

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So, adorable they are, tiny and cute. They had the running race, relay, obstacles and shot that ball.  Please have time to watch the video how they so adorable and tiny they are.

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Sports day (Elementary School)

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My son’s sports day. It was our 4th year attending sports day of his school and also our last for this year. Well, He (my son) definitely miss his friends and classmates. That’s why when we first time told him he started crying. But, now I think he will accept it. And, that for us to stay no more transfer and he can gain more friends there. He easily deals with the kids now, because he is now fluent in Japanese. So, he can talk to them.

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The sun really shines so brightly!… very hot and humid… we are sweating a lot. Anyway, we enjoyed watching our kids having so much fun. Have time to watch the video I complied. See below.

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Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival)

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Our first time to attend this festival, they call it Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival).

Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival.[1] It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on 7 July of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held at various days between July and August.

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They all so kawaii (cute) wearing summer kimono (yukata).

(sorry I have to cover their faces for security of the kids, it’s a Japanese culture)

Customs:

In present-day Japan, people generally celebrate this day by writing wishes, sometimes in the form of poetry, on tanzaku (短冊tanzaku), small pieces of paper, and hanging them on bamboo, sometimes with other decorations (see also Wish Tree). The bamboo and decorations are often set afloat on a river or burned after the festival, around midnight or on the next day.[8] This resembles the custom of floating paper ships and candles on rivers during Obon. Many areas in Japan have their own Tanabata customs, which are mostly related to local Obon traditions. There is also a traditional Tanabata song:[9]

ささのは さらさら
のきばに ゆれる
お星さま きらきら
きんぎん すなご
ごしきの たんざく
わたしが かいた
お星さま きらきら
空から  見てる

 

Sasa no ha sara-sara
Nokiba ni yureru
Ohoshi-sama kira-kira
Kingin sunago
Goshiki no tanzaku
watashi ga kaita
Ohoshi-sama kirakira
sora kara miteru

The bamboo leaves rustle,
shaking away in the leaves.
The stars twinkle
on the gold and silver grains of sand.
The five-colour paper strips
I have already written.
The stars twinkle,
they watch us from heaven.

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Story

Like Qixi and Chilseok, Tanabata was inspired by the famous Chinese folklore story, “The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd“. Some versions were included in the Man’yōshū, the oldest extant collection of Japanese poetry.[3]:25

The most popular version is as follows:[4][5][6][7]

Orihime (織姫Weaving Princess), daughter of the Tentei (天帝Sky King, or the universe itself), wove beautiful clothes by the bank of the Amanogawa (天の川Milky Way, lit. “heavenly river”). Her father loved the cloth that she wove and so she worked very hard every day to weave it. However, Orihime was sad that because of her hard work she could never meet and fall in love with anyone. Concerned about his daughter, Tentei arranged for her to meet Hikoboshi (彦星Cowman/Cowherd Star, or literally Boy Star) (also referred to as Kengyuu (牽牛)) who lived and worked on the other side of the Amanogawa. When the two met, they fell instantly in love with each other and married shortly thereafter. However, once married, Orihime no longer would weave cloth for Tentei and Hikoboshi allowed his cows to stray all over Heaven. In anger, Tentei separated the two lovers across the Amanogawa and forbade them to meet. Orihime became despondent at the loss of her husband and asked her father to let them meet again. Tentei was moved by his daughter’s tears and allowed the two to meet on the 7th day of the 7th month if she worked hard and finished her weaving. The first time they tried to meet, however, they found that they could not cross the river because there was no bridge. Orihime cried so much that a flock of magpies came and promised to make a bridge with their wings so that she could cross the river. It is said that if it rains on Tanabata, the magpies cannot come and the two lovers must wait until another year to meet.

I got limited pictures because I’m just using my phone forgot to bring my camera 😦 anyway, I got a short video to share, see below.

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First Day (School)

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She was just little now, she’s on her first day at the school. Time really flies so fast. I can’t believe it just 3 years ago i was pregnant with her.

It’s my first time to carry a baby in a different country and it looks like my first time also. My first son born 2008 then my daughter 2014, it’s 6years gap. My first time to labor without anesthesia, all natural birth. I really inspired the doctor here as they really into natural birth and people here are so brave as well to bear natural birth.

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Looks how happy she was, she’s so excited to go school. The school ceremony started last April 11 and their first day school in the next day, from 9am ~ 11:30 for the 1st week. Then the rest of the week the schedule is M-T-TH-F from 9am ~ 2:30pm, while Wed only half-day 11:30am. At least in this school, I don’t worry what will have my daughter “bento” (pack lunch) the school will provide it.  That’s won’t stress me out everyday the “bento” preparation, because when my son in Kindergarten. In the evening, I have to think for his “bento” which everyday stress my brain of its.

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At first we know that we have to wear formal together with my daugher and we bought the black formal dress. Then, it’s too late as my husband read the information regarding the Opening Ceremony program that our daughter should wear the school uniform. “Mottainai” (waste of money) as the Japanese says, anyway, we just have picture taking and the white dress, she supposedly to be a flower girl to the wedding in the Philippines what they did they send it to us via our friend who’s visiting us here in Japan.

The school ceremony is so wet, it’s raining the whole day. We can’t have picture taking inside the ground of the school under the Sakura trees. Where thinking to have a pictorial under the Sakura trees which we only know the mall nearby which nice background.

“Kangatte” (My feeling) to her I’m a bit anxious and I feel happy that I have seen my daughter growing I didn’t miss anything about her. First word she says, First step (walk), first solid food she eat as in everything. I’m so glad I made this way. I just miss her around me whenever I go from groceries, stores, malls, playground, etc. Now, I love to be full time mom. I’m so happy and proud to be a mom.

 

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Vacation Bible School

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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Earthquakes 

Is a must to share this, last Friday (Jan.15, 2016) I attended in the school of my son on how to make and prepare when there is an earthquake. Especially if they are our in the school building and on the road. Last week Hokkaido, Japan experience the moved off the ground at 6.7 magnitudes.

TOKYO: A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s Hokkaido on Thursday (Jan 14), according to the United States Geological Survey.

No tsunami warning was issued by authorities for the quake which struck 51km southeast of Shizunai.

The quake hit at 12.25pm (11.25am, Singapore time) off the southern coast of the island, at a location about 750km north of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake was measured at a depth of 50km, it added.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported though heavy shaking was captured on camera footage shown on public broadcaster NHK. Japan sits at the junction of four tectonic plates and experiences around 20 per cent of the world’s most powerful earthquakes.

But rigid building codes and strict enforcement mean even powerful tremors frequently do little damage. On Tuesday, a strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off Hokkaido.

A massive undersea quake that hit in March 2011 sent a tsunami barrelling into Japan’s northeast coast, killing more than 15,000 people and sending three reactors into meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

– CNA/Agencies/rw

All parents watched the video below how the kids (students) prepare their self in case earthquake occur. 

Video click here (sorry in Japan)

The Japanese really care the safety of the kids as usual be alert in every calamity. They really have this time to make seriously pay attention to this event. This is very interesting, ’cause in the Philippines we had earthquake, typhoons, tsunami.. We don’t have any idea what to do and we end up panicking, right? Oh, this is the way I love Japan. Safe and very advanced (esp. Technology).