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Renaissance Resort Beach

JAPAN | Sunday, 13 Sep 2009 | Views [470]

Last weekend, Megumi and her husband, Roger, invited us to go along with their group to the beach at the Renaissance Resort, a ways up Rt. 58.  We had a wonderful time and couldn't have asked for a nicer day!  It was hot and humid enough to enjoy a swim, ... Read more >

I'm so proud!

JAPAN | Sunday, 13 Sep 2009 | Views [648]

I'm so proud of my wonderful husband!  Brandon passed his Security Plus certification exam Thursday!  Yay!!!  We won't get the actual certificate for a few weeks, but I had him pose with the print out he got to prove he passed.  He thought I was a bit ... Read more >

Combini no bangohan

JAPAN | Monday, 7 Sep 2009 | Views [1089]

"The Dinner of the Convenience Store" Brandon and I wanted to get something quick to eat the other night, but neither of us wanted to cook and our favorite take out place was closed, so we decided to head over to Family Mart, our local convenience ... Read more >

Gallery: Obon Festival

JAPAN | Monday, 7 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Bang on the drums all night long!

USA | Monday, 7 Sep 2009 | Views [1038]

For the last couple nights we have heard the drums and singing of the Eisa performers as they go up and down the streets near our apartment.  They are doing this in celebration of Obon, more info on Obon below, which lasts for three days here in Okinawa.... Read more >

Hey look a....Squirrel?!

USA | Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | Views [530]

Congrats, you have all made it half way through the week and we are that much closer to the weekend! This last weekend we talked to Jesse, Ana, and Dick on Skype.  I took that opportunity to snap a quick screen capture of Jesse's reaction to something ... Read more >

Gallery: Grill Sergeant

JAPAN | Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Grill Sergeant

JAPAN | Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | Views [472]

Brandon broke out his new grill for a test run last night, grilling us up some tasty cheeseburgers, complete with Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce!  Yummy!  We bought him the Fiesta gas grill during the base's Father's Day sale and Gimli helped him put it ... Read more >

Flight Line Festival

JAPAN | Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | Views [467]

Military show-and-tell planes and equipment?  Check!  Games, festival food, performances, kiddie rides?  Check!  Fireworks in the evening?  Check!  The local Marine base's Flight Line Festival had it all, folks! Brandon and I headed down Rt 58 to ... Read more >

Okinawa Aquarium squared...

JAPAN | Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | Views [631]

We're still playing a bit of catch up from last weekend.  After such a wonderful evening with Aria Asia on Saturday, we braved the heat and humidity to head up to the Aquarium for our second time!  One of my friends from Geneva College has been stationed ... Read more >

Gallery: Aquarium II

JAPAN | Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Aria Asia! ...Electric Violin! ...Yes, an Electric Violin!

USA | Sunday, 23 Aug 2009 | Views [1473]

Last Saturday evening we went for another round at Yogurt Land....come to think of it, it has already been a week since we were there last… about time to go again!...  Anyway, we saw a group just starting their performance down below.   Since we ... Read more >

Gallery: Aria Asia

JAPAN | Sunday, 23 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Beach time!

JAPAN | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Views [612]

Megumi and I had a wonderful lunch at Ocean Pizza, near Cape Zampa.  The buffet was delicious and we had a beautiful view of the Sea.  I am really loving the fresh fruit salad full of mango, pineapple, papaya, and coconut squares.  (The coconut squares ... Read more >

Gallery: Beach time!

JAPAN | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The new Bertie Bus?

JAPAN | Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [805]

Brandon and I looked out the window the other day to find this photo-worthy, "only in Japan" bus parked in the lot across the street.  I HAD to get a photo!  All you "Thomas the Tank Engine" fans beware!  Hello Kitty Bus may be ... Read more >

Okinawa Zoo!

USA | Saturday, 1 Aug 2009 | Views [785]

Now granted this was no Henry Doorly Zoo, but it was a zoo and made for a fun morning.  The highlight for me was seeing a Okinawan fruit bat up close and personal.  I never imagined them to be extremely friendly and interested in what you are doing. ... Read more >

Gallery: Okinawa Zoo

JAPAN | Saturday, 1 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Rain storm...

JAPAN | Saturday, 1 Aug 2009 | Views [1514]

I watched a rain storm as it worked its way across the Sea of China while I waited for Brandon to get off work the other day.  It looked really neat!  I've seen storms off in the distance before, but never one that looked quite like this.  Fun! ---Arielle ... Read more >

Chatan Festival

JAPAN | Sunday, 26 Jul 2009 | Views [662]

We went to the festival on Sunset Beach in our town yesterday.  It was so fun to have Brandon try some of the popular festival foods!  And I was excited to have my yakisoba again - brought back happy memories of festivals and friends in Tokyo and Yokohama.... Read more >

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