Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hot dog lunch


Hot dog lunch
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

After wondering around for about 20 min, looking for hot dogs as this boy insisted for lunch, we ended up at Tully's. He told me it was the best lunch ever...

Sun glasses from Uncle Chris


Sun glasses from Uncle Chris
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Waiting for a bus.

20131226 Turkey Dinner with Kaito

Teaching Uncle Newman how to play MancalaTurkey dinner is ready! Thanks Miri!Ton's belated birthday cake by Miri.Blow!

Since Miri is back, we asked her to cook us turkey dinner. It was a big portion, we invited Kaito family over for dinner. She made a belated birthday cake for Chikage, which had a decoration of "Ichigo chan (Miss strawberry)" from a cartoon "Ai Katsu". Ton was very happy though she ate only the frosting. The cake itself was a chocolate cake, which we adults really appreciated. Thank you very much, Miri!

20131221 Play date with Tai

First timerFather and sonTon's turnOops!!Mo in motionNext throw
Ton in motionPapa!Do you see Mo?

20131221 Play date with Tai, a set on Flickr.
Play date with Tai and Cheapy family at American Club. After lunch, Ton and Mo insisted on playing bowling, so we did. Cheapy scored 170, though papa was not warmed up enough he didn't get much scores. Then hit play gym, library, then we said good night looking up illuminated Tokyo Tower. Thank you, Cheapy family!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

201310 Mo's art from AIS


A fish made of paper plateA pumpkin
A medal he won at the race at elementary school sports dayIce creamsFoods in AutumnA pumpkinCalendar for OctoberTrick or treat bag for Halloween
Back of the trick or treat bag
201310 Mo's art from AIS, a set on Flickr.
Arts and projects from school made by Mo in the last 3 months. The school will be open from Jan 9, 2014.

Fixing a sock


Fixing a sock
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Experiment


Experiment
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda


We watched a TV show this morning, and it made us to have an experiment on konnyaku this afternoon with Mo. It's made from yam, called elephant foot or devil's tongue in English (really?), which academic name is  Amorphophallus konjac. Grated yam mixed with calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) causes glucomannan, which is a kind of polysaccharide, to gelatinize. So, boil konnyaku with brown skin of onion, it supposedly turn into red. Boiling with gobo (burdock root) makes konnyaku turn into green. We used regular gray ball ones, though we're supposed to use white ones,  because we couldn't find them. Anyhow, do you see the color? It's dark green and dark red/orange. If you boil it with grape juice it will be purple and hibiscus tea will make it red. Well, it was an interesting experiment. 

Big boy lunch


Big boy lunch
Originally uploaded by piroko_kuroda

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hula vidoes

Hula dances at Hula party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imILU1x8eDo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azLT20cEB-o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6dK-1wr3gY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2nonCtsvSQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrFiIdBEqBU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FtxfF93Jos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENpWSCIxxFY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7dWSD8z1VU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu4WEbeRksA

Thursday, December 19, 2013

20131213 Huladay Show at New Sanno Hotel

Party time!Pose!Dinner!Watching the hula danceSanta Claus!A present from Santa Clause!
Mo's got his gift, too!

Christmas party at New Sanno Hotel with Hula friends. Ton danced a couple of songs, and Mo enjoyed roast beef at buffet dinner. It was great watching those kids dance Hula! And Santa Clause showed up and gave presents to each kid.