Friday, January 6, 2017

New Year 2017


I would like to say Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you enjoyed your time with your friends and family. It is the start of a new year so it is a time to learn from last year and plan to improve this year. What will be your New Year’s Resolution. Did your watch the first sun rise? Did you go the shrine and pray? Did you buy a good luck charm and your fortune?



皆様、新年あけましておめでとうございます。あなたの友人や家族と一緒に楽しく過ごしていただければ幸いです。今年は昨年から学び、今年も自分自身を改善する予定です。あなたの新年の豊富は何でしょうか。あなたは、初日の出をみましたか?神社におまいりにいきましたか?あなたはお守りを買っておみくじを引きましたか?

*  New Year’s Resolution 新年の豊富
first sun rise 初日の出
shrine 神社
good luck charm お守り
fortune おみくじ

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Illumination Sashiki (佐敷町)

This year, I went to Sashiki (佐敷町) located in the south east part of Okinawa in Nanjo city for their local illumination.


I first learned about this illumination display from one of my students and decided to check it out with my wife last weekend. It was a little difficult to find at first. But as soon as it was dark, it was easy to spot from the main road from route 331up on the hill. It is located about 8 minutes down the road on the right from Baten Elementary School on route 137. There was a small arrow made from lights pointing where to turn. There wasn't any parking that I could find. There was a small road that everyone parked on next to the place. 


The lights are decorating a set a steps going up the hill. It took between 5 to 10 minutes to walk from the bottom to the top.






 Along the way, there is a area where you can take pictures with some displays. It's not a large display but it does remind me of going to the neighborhoods to view Christmas decorations when i was young.
Plus it's free. Me and my wife enjoyed it very much.




 




Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Easter Decorations


This is the decorations for Easter this year.

This year, we were lucky to have one of our students lend us her ceramic eggs. She made the eggs for and exhibition in January.
Easter Decoration 2016
So, I would like to thank Mika for the use of the eggs for this years Easter display.
Eggs designed and crafted by Mika M.

White Day Cookies

I decided to make chocolate cookies for everyone this year for White Day. I should have added more chocolate chips to the dough. The cookies came out very delicious.