Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kitsune Udon ( Fox Udon )

Had a quick lunch at Joban Expressway Tomobe Service Area during our road trip to Ibaraki and Tochigi Ken. Kitsune Udon is a japanese noodle soup with aburaage fried tofu and a japanese comfort food. According to the folk stories, fried tofu was a favorite food of the fox, that’s why the noodle was named after this folk tale.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Busy Preparation

Getting children prepared for school is not a simple thing. There is so much planning that goes into getting them ready for school and we have been busy getting all the school stuff that Haruka chan will need in preparation for first grade. In Japan, school starts in April so the parents have to prepare for that. Well anyway, here's the stuffs that we prepared for Haruka ^_^

Haruka chan's new Study Desk~ it has a built in bookshelf, which is a popular design in Japan as a space saver. It comes with an alarm clock, electric pencil sharpener, led desk lamp, chair and globe as set for 40,000 japanese yen.

Wakaba chan and Haruka chan's Hello Kitty Thermos~ My kids bring bottled water everyday at school and they need spill proof water bottles to keep water cold during summer and warm mugi cha ( roasted barley drink ) during the winter.

Toothbrush set~ they will need it after eating their lunch at school

Rilakkuma Shoe Bag, Uwabaki ( in Japan school, kids remove their shoes at the entrance at the school and put on indoor shoes ), Rilakkuma pencil case

We bought her a formal pink suit to wear on her Entrance Ceremony and of course, the traditional Randoseru ( a leather school backpack for 50,000 japanese yen ). Most kids usually have one randoseru that lasts them throughout their 6 years in elementary school.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Moving Up Day

Congratulations to our precious Haruka chan! It doesn’t seem that long ago that I walked her into the first day of kindergarten. Time sure does fly by, she is now ready for first grade ^_^
We wish you all the success in the future, Haruka chan!
Our daughter Haruka chan receives her certificate
Her big sissy Wakaba chan~ she also completed kindergarten at the same school

The Kinder Graduates singing 'Jesus Loves Me this I know' in japanese version~ enjoy!

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