Saturday, May 31, 2008

朝御飯


朝御飯
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She now got used to jiji after a week with him, and let him hold her on his laps.

Friday, May 30, 2008

天てん餃子


天てん餃子
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Went to Tenten Gyoza for dinner. Tonchan ate 12 pieces of gyoza there.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

MoMA STORE


MoMA STORE
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Went Harajuku/Omotesando area with Uncle George and checked out MoMA Store in Omote sando. She liked the desk & chair they have, and started drawing with crayons they had. Pretty store in great location. It’s our new play spot with kids.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

一服


一服
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お昼寝


お昼寝
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She fell asleep in about 10 min after we left home.

Friday, May 16, 2008

スポーツデー


スポーツデー
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Met up with teachers and other kids at Arisugawa Park for Sports Day this morning. She was all sleepy and grumpy, didn’t join any of the activities…

Monday, May 12, 2008

Kanpai!

Went to Ginjo Shinshu Matsuri at Yurakucho after work with a co-worker. It's a tasting event of new Ghinjoshu. As a belated Mother’s Day present, my husband picked up and looked after Tonchan for me while I was there.

This sake, “Chokai no Shizuku” from Tennju in Akita Pref. was a unique one: had a flavor of strawberry!

My face was totally red after lots of tasting I forgot to count, and had some chai at Starbucks before heading back to home.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day Gift


Mother's Day Gift
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She got me this box made at school. Cute!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Grass and Soil

母さん知らぬ 草の子を
なん千万の 草の子を
土はひとりで 育てます
草があおあお しげったら
土はかくれて しまうのに

Children of grass,who don’t know their own mother
Thousands of children of grass
Soil brings them up all alone
Once grass grow thick and lush
Soil will be hidden underneath

My favorite kid’s TV program has a poem introduction skit from time to time, and this one is on for this month. This poet, Misuzu Kaneko, created tons of those simple, innocent, yet very insightful poems, which are very touching, and sometimes move me to tears. The translation I made here might not be able to deliver the sense and feeling this poet has, but it touched me, especially now that I’m bringing up my own child, the devotion to your own child is enormous, yet the material reward is almost none.

Bye bye!

Since I stopped breast feeding, I was on a diet not to produce milk for the past 5 days, and I lost 2 kilos. Most of it must be water; I had maybe a glass of water a day in total liquid I consumed.

Thanks to my husband, those past days aren’t that bad. He kept Tonchan busy during the day, and held her at nights when she wakes up from nightmare. She still shows me “milk” sign language, but I just tell her that she graduated it and she’s a strong girl she doesn’t need it anymore. Whenever she’s sleepy or grumpy, she touches my torso but she stops going down. Amazing. It’s her big, THE first challenge. She should be fine in a week or two.