Monday, March 21, 2011

walking spider


walking spider
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

in LA.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

We love you!


We love you!
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Here's Chikage's drawing she putted up on a wall of Gano's house in LA, and it almost made me cry. It must had cost me $100 to put on the web using my Japanese mobile phone, but I wanted to share with people, family, relatives, friends, anybody whom I have something to do with. We're all here in LA, family altogether, safe and sound. I must thank this fortune despite of the fact that there are so many people in tragedy in Japan, mostly in Tohoku area. There's nothing much you can do about it when it comes to a natural disaster, but I kept telling myself that, at least, by leaving Tokyo, we think we could contribute to save a little electricity and water usage, food consumption in Tokyo. Plus, it made my husband calmed down by meeting some old faces in this side of US.
I also thank Gano that he offered us a shelter, and talked through what he's been through when Katrina hit in New Orleans, and made a comment that you don't have to stay there if you don't have to. That made us feel so much easier that we took a flight to LA all the sudden, and escaped.
Things should calm down in a week or so, thanks to those who are fighting, trying to stop further damages regardless of serious risk of their life.
Again, I thank people and friends in West Coast who's been supporting us. We are so fortunate to have so many caring people around us, even in the distance.
Kids are loving this journey, especially they get to hang out with their father all day long, and riding car.
I'm still doing my diet, and lost about 3 kg so far. I see so many big people here, meals in huge portion, lots of fattening food, people drinking soda with doughnut, etc., those even motivate me to keep on working on the diet, a bit frightening Bought a pair of jeans yesterday as the one I brought with me is too loose.
I finally could have time to write on the blog so here I thought I should give you some update.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

break


break
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Trying to spend a day as usual as it has been in order not to scare kids. Ton chan seems to sense that something is unusual, though, we try to stick to our routine....

waiting for sis


waiting for sis
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Everyone was thinking about the same thing today - buy a lot just in case. So, we went to a local supermarket to add some more in a pantry, it was packed. Had to wait in line almost an hour! Mo became grumpy so I took him out and fed him with some snacks at a cafe across it and waited for his sister and father. By the time we left, the store closed the main door, limiting the number of people coming in. The aisles of water, canned food, bread, are empty, almost everyone had toilet papers. Luckily where we live are not going to have black outs as Tokyo Power planned so far, we don't have to worry about using some emergency kits, yet, it's good to be prepared.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

いー!


いー!
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

朝ごはん


朝ごはん
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Sunday, March 06, 2011

w dog


w dog
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

垂れ梅


垂れ梅
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Plum flower at my home garden.



Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Pink and white plum flowers in one tree at my home garden.

シール


シール
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

He likes sticking stickers on his face these days.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

高速バス


高速バス
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Bus ride to jiji and baba.