Monday, August 2, 2010

More Peanuts!

Last week we had summer training. We did not take many pictures because most of them would have themes like ‘sitting in a chair’, ‘standing up’ and ‘participating in group discussion’. However, on Friday we spent the day at the Mito City International Center.


We made our own lunch with lots of help…



and it turned out quite well…




The next day we picked up a TV from the Martins and also purchased all of the cables (in no less than 2 trips to different stores) to connect our laptop to the TV. Should have done it years ago.


Saturday night we were given free tickets to a Kashima Antlers game…



Marquinos! Marquinos! He is one of their best players and his name sounded like “more peanuts” when the fans chanted.



The Kajiyamas came over yesterday and brought us a watermelon and fixed the remote. I don’t know what we would do without them.


Yesterday afternoon we went to Sun Beach in Oarai with some friends. We saw a group of blindfolded teenagers hitting a watermelon like a piñata which apparently is a Japanese pastime called 酸いカー割り(suika-wari). Then the waves, some of which carried fish, washed away Staci’s sunglasses. We’d like to think they’re being put to good use…



Last night we went to America-Ya, which is supposed to be an American-style steakhouse. It was good food and a lot of fun…



There were 5 flags hanging up (Oklahoma, Illinois, USA, Iowa and California). Very random…



We have a car now and I just got permission today to drive to school! Staci also got her driver’s license! よくできました!