Sunday, August 28, 2011

Aya Ikeda's Mini Concert

Tadaima and it's great to be back in blogosphere! We have enjoyed our summer vacation and you will find me for sure blogging about it here at Kizuna ^_^

It was 35 degree C in Fukushima City when we went to the place to watch Aya Ikeda's mini concert held at Ito Yokado, Fukushima branch. Aya Ikeda has sung the theme song for the anime Heartcatch Precure and the ongoing Suite Precure ( my kids is so fond of the Pretty Cure anime series) and when we heard that she will be having a mini concert, we can't miss going out to see my kids idol. Too bad that videos and photographs during the concert is not allowed but the kids had a lot of fun singing and dancing at their seat. We bought our kids Suite Precure cd and dvd and let the singer signed it.

Here's my kids favorite anime sung by Aya Ikeda

Heart Catch Precure opening song

Suite Precure ending song

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Graceful Dolphin

I wanna thank Rylie Cottrill, cutie host of E-Connections for sending me a postcard during their summer vacation in Florida. I really appreciate her time of writing me a message at the back of the postcard. Thanks a lot sweetie! Wakaba would be the happiest if you call her Ate ^_^


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Friday, August 19, 2011

Kizuna On Blog Leave

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Homemade Bentou For Hubby

My husband often receive compliments from his co-workers that even if he leaves too early in the morning to his work, I was able to prepare him a homemade bentou to take for his lunch.

And everytime he tells me so it gives me a smile~ my husband tells me that I did a good job and that he appreciates my cooking ^_^

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When We Watch Movie Together

---When watching a movie in Japan, you can buy detailed books which give the full background of the movie, stars, directors, etc.---

The first time we watched a movie together was the time when I was still working in Fukushima . I was quite excited coz it'll be my first time to watch a movie in Japan but when we entered the cinema it wasn't what I expected. Watching a movie here is expensive, it's about 1,800 JPY!! And unlike the movie theater in the Philippines, it wasn't that dark and the people watching seems like to be soo serious ( well I guess they're also busy reading the subtitles--the first movie that we watched together was STARWARS Attacks of the Clone by the way so it was an English language movie ). I mean they're really, really QUIET. I can't remember if I enjoyed the movie with my boyfriend ( now husband) coz I was being observant on my first movie experience in Japan.
The second time that we watched a movie was two years ago, summer and of course with Wakaba and Haruka with us and it's their first experience to watch a movie,too. I wonder why Wakaba choose Evangelion:2.0 You Can(not)Advance instead of a Disney movie---it is a very complicated anime movie and not easily be understood by kids of their age but we watched it anyway ( coz we love the Evangelion anime series ) believing that they'll be sleeping during the half hour of the movie. Haruka did but Wakaba watched the whole movie! After watching Evangelion, I asked my husband if we can watch one more another movie ( I just can't let it pass!) coz my favorite TV drama series ROOKIES The Movie:Graduation ( the finale was form in the movie )was showing at the same time that day--my husband said yes but I have to watch it alone...Geees!! But I did lol! My husband tend to the kids at the mall while I was watching the movie ALONE lol. We don't watch movies in a big theater now but rather watch them at home on DVD's. We can't afford anymore to watch a movie on a big screen!!! ---Detailed book of the movie---

---trailer of Evangelion:2.0 You Can(not)Advance, you'll meet the new character in this movie and a lot of... ( don't wanna spoil it, better WATCH IT for yourself!)---

---I don't know how many times I cried to this movie---
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Sano Premium Outlet, Tochigi

My husband and I have been planning a month ahead for a two day trip this summer and we invite my In Laws over~ we first thought of Tokyo Disneyland coz the kids were itching to go there but we cancelled it off coz my FIL doesn't like the idea ( he hates lotsa crowd and waiting in line for a ride lol ) and so we'll gonna save it for our trip next maybe on November of this year.

Our first day was at Sano Premium Outlet as requested by my MIL and the weather was on and off but we had fun shopping there because of bargain sale! It wasn't a first to give my In Laws some pressies but to give them branded one is a first. I bought my MIL a Coach wallet and a Nike sneaker to my FIL and yes it indeed put a hole in my pocket but the price at the outlet is really tempting and nevertheless, they love what I chose for them and was glad. The kids had a blast walking around and their Grannies bought them new clothes.

My In Laws

Lunch time, Ebi Ten Don ( shrimp tempura) Set
Kiddie meal
Shopping for Coach wallet
Le Creuset
Sano Premium Outlet
My In Laws and yours truly
Hubby's Mens Coach ~ got it 60% off! What a bargain!

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Taking Full Advantage This Summer

I am taking full advantage ( again ) of our summer together while my kids is on their summer break. Even though they require a lot of time and energy, they all worth the effort! Our family had a couple of out-of-town vacation ( I'll post it here when I have the time ) together with their Grannies and since we will not be going home in Namie for the Obon Holiday , Wakaba and Haruka will be sleepingover at their Grannies home in Koriyama minus us. We promised to the kids that we will allow them to sleepover at their Grannies home as long as their homeworks from school is done and they did ^_^

Summer is ain't over yet and we will be out again for a three day fun in Nagano ( minus their Grannies ) before the class resumes. Hurrah for summer!!!
Had fun shopping with their Grannies at Sano Premium Outlet in Tochigi, Japan
Enjoyed lotsa rides at Mobi Park Twin Ring Motegi,Japan
Window shopping at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sendai Port Japan
Tanabata Matsuri

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mitsui Outlet Park, Sendai Port

The city of Sendai suffered tremendous damage from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and have been completely restored ( except at the coastal area ). Our family went to Mitsui Outlet Park at Sendai Port recently and it's been awhile since our last visit there. Although we're not a person who goes for branded goods and stuffs, our family likes to explore factory outlets here in Japan most especially at Mitsui, it is the largest factory outlet in Tohoku Region. Mitsui is the place for shoppers who enjoys bargains and it is an open style shopping mall with nice surroundings and great foods. Sendai is one of the place we love to visit ~ read some of my Sendai posts here

Mitsui Outlet Park

A haven for shoppers most especially who likes branded apparels, bags and etc.

My GAP girls ^_^


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Thursday, August 4, 2011


I' m screaming for D-E-S-S-E-R-T-S!!! \(^0^)/

Macapuno Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream Parfait
Banana Split

I hope I won't gain weight by just looking at them!

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