Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wow, once again it has been a real long time since I last posted anything on my weblog.
I've been pretty busy, what with the end of the semester and all that came along with that. I had of course some final exams, but I also had several reports to write in Japanese. In my classes that are Japanese language classes, I had finals in all except for one, my written expression class in which I had to write a report. I had five reports all together. One I wrote about cultural misunderstand, one about the significance of Noh Theater in modern Japan, one about the Shinto concept of kachofugetsu and satoyama and how they relate to certain Christian beliefs, another about metal casting of Buddhist images, and another about why people read books. This was all in Japanese, so you can imagine I had a busy January. But it was kind of fun too.
On the family front, everything is going well at the moment. We had a more than a few rough times over the past few months with different things, but I think we got it figured out now and are going along comparatively smoothly. Sara is getting bigger and bigger all the time it seems. She's become very good at copying things that other people do. She sees her mom and grandma always telling the dog to be quiet, so every time she sees the dog, she puts her finger to her lips and says "sssshhhh." You can tell she is getting older in the way that she thinks about things and handles certain situations. It's funny, because she loves Japanese food, like rice, fish, nori, and stuff like that. Apparently Rie was the same way when she was little. She also loves French fries from McDonalds as most kids do, though we try not to give that kind of stuff to her too much.
I wish I had something cool to write about, but we don't really do that interesting of stuff. Here are some pictures and a couple of videos of Sara doing cute things, maybe those will be interesting.