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Photos: Freshness Burger

JAPAN | Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Cha-Bira Shoku-Do

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Dec 2009 | Views [489]

On our way home from the Aquarium, we stopped at an Okinawan restaurant on Rt 58 for dinner.  We loved the bright colors and hugs shisa outside!   We had options of many types of traditional Okinawan foods.  Brandon chose taco rice (from the bottom ... Read more >


Photos: Ryukyu Restaurant

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Aquarium

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Dec 2009 | Views [545]

We had a wonderful day at the Aquarium Saturday!  It was a little chilly (69 degrees F), but warm enough to enjoy the outdoor dolphin show.  We even ate some Okinawa Lime ice cream cones before the show, although unlike usual, it was for the taste, not ... Read more >


Photos: Aquarium (4)

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Mensore, Dick!

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Dec 2009 | Views [567]

Today's word for the day - mensore (pronounced "men - so - reh") is the Okinawan dialect word for "welcome."  The Japanese word is "yoko-so," but as we're living in Okinawa, mensore is more correct.  Another example of ... Read more >


Photos: Welcome, Dick!

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Harajuku & Ikebukuro

JAPAN | Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Harajuku & Ikebukuro

JAPAN | Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | Views [836]

We got to meet up with one of Brandon's relatives who lives in Tokyo our last full day of our trip.  It was fun to meet up with Kevin for lunch and then a trip over to Harajuku.  This was Brandon's first time to the famous Takeshita Street in Harajuku, ... Read more >


Tokyo DisneySea

JAPAN | Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | Views [427]

We spent Saturday at Tokyo DisneySea, the "other" Disney park in Tokyo.  Whereas Disneyland focuses more on the original Disney characters and is extremely kid-friendly, DisneySea is supposed to be a bit more older-kid-oriented and focuses ... Read more >


Photos: Tokyo Disneyland

JAPAN | Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Tokyo Disneyland

JAPAN | Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | Views [1158]

Friday was our day in Tokyo Disneyland.  It was crowded (but not nearly as crowded as we'd find Tokyo Disney Sea the following day), but we had a lot of fun!  First thing we rode was the Star Wars ride "Star Tours" (I sure do love being married ... Read more >


Thanksgiving in Tokyo

JAPAN | Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | Views [1162]

What better way to spend Thanksgiving overseas than traveling?  We just got back from a wonderful, long weekend in Tokyo.  (We didn't get to actually ride on the Pikachu plan, but thought it was neat!)  We got up at 3:30am on Thanksgiving morning to ... Read more >


Happy 50th birthday, Mama!

JAPAN | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Views [685] | Comments [1]

Anyone who has the pleasure of seeing my Mama on November 25, please give her a big hug for me and wish her a very happy big five-oh!!!  Sorry we can't be there to celebrate with her in person, but Mama, we love you, we miss you, and if you were here.... Read more >


For Thai, go to SomChai

JAPAN | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Views [1168]

Megumi and I tried out a tiny, four table Thai restaurant for lunch today.  I'd never eaten Thai before and Megumi had only had it once.  Let's just say it was an adventure.  Although I specifically ordered the "least spicy" thing on the menu ... Read more >


Clogged Drain 0 - Brandon 1

USA | Sunday, 22 Nov 2009 | Views [485]

Long story short we had a clogged bathtub drain and I decide to see if I could take care of it myself.  Thanks to the below website: http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/2009/06/natural-homemade-drain-o-or-how-to-unclog-without-chemicals/ I was able to unclog ... Read more >


Kumo

JAPAN | Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | Views [4998] | Comments [6]

Today's Japanese word for today is "kumo," meaning spider.  ("Kumo" also means cloud, but for this posting, we're talking about spiders.)  While "kumo" is the generic word for spider, in this case we are referring to a large, ... Read more >


Those selfish, selfish people!

JAPAN | Saturday, 14 Nov 2009 | Views [1542] | Comments [2]

While Brandon and I were out Christmas shopping, we came across this wonderfully, hilarious sign.  I've always said the Japanese culture is an extremely polite one.  They even go so far as to label themselves "selfish" when they close their ... Read more >


Okinawa Ramen

JAPAN | Saturday, 14 Nov 2009 | Views [1391] | Comments [2]

I promised a few posts ago (okay, it's been a while) that I'd explain a bit of the difference between our Okinawa ramen and the slightly scary ramen noodles I may, or may not, have lived off during my college years.  :)   We've actually been surprised ... Read more >


Pumpkin cookies

JAPAN | Saturday, 14 Nov 2009 | Views [618] | Comments [2]

My wonderful husband doesn't like pumpkin (I KNOW - I couldn't believe it either!), so I compromised.  I made pumpkin-shaped (thank you for the cookie cutter, Daddy!) Gramma's Sour Cream Cutout Cookies and tinted the frosting orange.  Happy early Thanksgiving, ... Read more >


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