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Smores Cupcakes

JAPAN | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Views [940] | Comments [1]

Megumi and I had a baking day this week.  We made smores cupcakes and had lots of fun! Chocolate cupcake, marshmallow frosting, Hershey's chocolate chunk and crushed graham cracker to decorate. Megumi and Roger enjoyed theirs.  Brandon and I ... Read more >

Photos: Smores Cupcakes

JAPAN | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Fruit Smoothies

JAPAN | Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | Views [580]

My wonderful husband made us fruit smoothies for dessert tonight!  Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, blueberry yogurt, orange juice, and a bit of honey, topped with Redi-Whip.  Delicious! ---Arielle

World Fest Okinawa 2010!

JAPAN | Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 | Views [747]

For Valentine's Day, we decided to check out World Fest.  They had everything from an ice sculpture, to dancers doing a variety of ethic dances representing a number of different countries, to all kinds of different foods.  Festivals are definitely ... Read more >

Girls' Day at Piednue

JAPAN | Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 | Views [970] | Comments [3]

Last Friday Megumi and I drove down to Naha to meet up with two of her girlfriends.  We were on a mission - locate Piednue bakery, purchase delectable sweets for our sweethearts, and have a fun girls' day out. We had a wonderful lunch at a hotel buffet ... Read more >

Photos: Naha Girls' Day

JAPAN | Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: World Fest 2010

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Happy Valentine's Day!

JAPAN | Sunday, 14 Feb 2010 | Views [2624]

(Above photo is a "puricura" - sticker picture - Brandon and I made last night.  This was Brandon's first experience in a puricura (short for Print Craft) booth.  It's similar to a photo booth Stateside, but with a lot more room, all sorts ... Read more >

Photos: Valentine's Day

JAPAN | Sunday, 14 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Valentine's Day Cookies!

JAPAN | Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | Views [1139]

I've been looking forward to making Valentine's Day cookies for a while now.  I had so many ideas for heart-shaped cookies, but I wanted to do iced hearts for Valentine's Day this year.  So I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. I had some dough ... Read more >

A day at the beach...

JAPAN | Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | Views [581]

I decided to stop off at the beach on Torii while I was on base the other day.  I'm trying to take advantage of living near the water as much as I possibly can!  :)  I'm always amazed how different the sea and beach look every time I stop.  Some days, ... Read more >

Photos: Torii Beach

JAPAN | Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Baby, baby, it's Triple-P!

JAPAN | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [1203]

When we want to be able to pick up citrus fruit at Jusco, do a quick run to the Makeman 100-Yen, and eat the island's best (or at least that's my opinion) fried rice, we head down to American Village.  Another great perk to American Village on the weekend ... Read more >

Photos: Triple-P

JAPAN | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Sakurabana festival

JAPAN | Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 | Views [1773] | Comments [1]

Saturday afternoon, we drove up north of Nago to enjoy the cherry blossoms and attend a festival.  Today's word is "sakura-bana," meaning cherry blossom. Every year, Okinawa is the first place in the world where the cherry blossoms bloom.  ... Read more >

Photos: Sakurabana

JAPAN | Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Japanese Addresses

JAPAN | Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | Views [557]

Just thought I would share this video I found on youtube a couple days ago.  I explains how Japan does address.  I still do not think it makes sense, but at least now I know where they are coming from and it greatly simplifies what I was told my first ... Read more >

Red Hot Chili Peppers!

JAPAN | Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | Views [670]

 Brandon's office building had a chili cook-off today for lunch.  He was asked to bring in a dessert, so I decided, what better way to celebrate a chili cook-off than chili pepper shaped sugar cookies?  :) I'm working on building a collection of cookie ... Read more >

Photos: Cookies

JAPAN | Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Game time!

JAPAN | Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | Views [521]

My wonderfully handy Japanese pocket translator (complete with Eng-Jap, Jap-Eng, Eng-Eng, and a Kanji dictionary) has been in desperate need of a case for some time now.  Up until now, I've just been shoving it into my purse to fend for itself.  As of ... Read more >

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