Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Dinner with husband at Island Veggie


Dinner with husband at Island Veggie
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Lunch with husband at Pastaione


Lunch with husband at Pastaione
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


Carbonara with black truffle for him and  tonnarelli for myself. Good fresh pasta!

Lunch salad


Lunch salad
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ton's cake

This one is made by Ton.

Mo's cake

Made it at jiji & baba's.

Lunch @Napoleon fish


Lunch @Napoleon fish
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dessert!


Dessert!
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Banana cupcake


Banana cupcake
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

ガラガラ


ガラガラ
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

6等でした。

餅つき


餅つき
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

美味しい


美味しい
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Big bite!


Big bite!
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Girls only?

Daughter's 6th birthday party at home today. 8 girls playing in a small room, making bead accessories. A boy came over and asked if he could play, too. A girl said "you can't play because you're a boy". Then I wondered if it was too naive to call discrimination. How did she come up with the result that he couldn't join because he was not a girl? What was the deciding factors of this judgment? Did her family give her a guideline? Did she learn from her friends? I was simply curious how she learned that concept.

I try to be mutual and am trying to guide my kids they should not be stereotyped and not be judgmental, but this is too powerful if you're 6 years old, surrounded by girl friends who have clear ideas what girls should do and boy should not. They know how to segregate before knowing what that means.

I know some people have girls only or boys only birthday parties, and even adults have such gatherings, services such as ladies day, etc. Practically speaking and major common cognizance is that the behaviors and preferences differ between gender. I understand it's easier to handle the group alike. It's the tendencies you see but it clouds your judgment and the mind that everyone is different.

Am I worrying too much?

Papa built the gift from Santa


Papa built the gift from Santa
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Friday, December 07, 2012

Lunch with friends


Lunch with friends
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

AIS Christmas Party

Annual holiday party at AIS. 

Photos here.

Monday, December 03, 2012

My breakfast


My breakfast
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Macadamia Nuts Flavored Kona Coffee and Kona Coffee Cream Pancake at Honolulu Coffee. The whipped cream was not too sweet, flavored with coffee, underneath a scoop of ice cream, with 3 layers of pancake. Very light and for grownups, though I could not finish it all. It filled up all of my carbs capacity for a day: I didn't need lunch at all! 

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Emiko!


Emiko!
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Paid a visit to Emiko, Jeremy and Naho's daughter with Newmans. 

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Turkey party

Miri cooked turkey and we invited friends over to have it!

Photos here.