This is my niece Anna Watson.   She’s so cute.  But what’s on her head?

As a special gift, I sent her these masks from Japan. I got them at SATY supermarket near the Nippon Ham section. They were so funny.

And she really loved them.

This kind of promotion is unique to Japan, I think. Because the characters are so cute and also kind of strange.  He has ham slices for ears! Is this appetizing [does this make you hungry]?

Ha Ha! Very fun.

We’ll see you soon Anna!

Thanks for reading.

Andrew and Kaho


Blog No. 4 – Seafood!

February 12, 2010

Japanese people love seafood. Japanese cuisine (日本料理) is world famous for being healthy, fresh and delicious. But there’s another side: a dark side.

Japanese food is sometimes scary. 

           One of my students told me, “I think that  if it’s ugly, it’s more delicious!”  He was joking but we thought of some good examples

The Anglerfish (アンコウ)This might be the scariest fish in the whole world!  I would prefer swimming with JAWS.  I was surprised to learn that Japanese people eat this monster. 

This is from the movie "Finding Nemo" haha!

This one is real, she's a female. And she's beautiful.

                                                                                                                                                                                And the Octupus



                                                                                       the Eel:  

Young Indi Jones with the eels (snakes) 若いインディとうなぎ(本当はヘビ)

                                                                                                                                                     and of course the SQUID!:



                                                                                                                                                                                       *Kahoru and I had some crab recently. It was very good! Here are some pictures.

Thanks for reading this long, terrifying blog post!


p.s. How can I forget Mr. Fugu (the deadly Pufferfish)


That's so puffed up.

Blog 3. Car – Lamborghini

February 4, 2010

Wow! Nice car! 

That’s a Lamborghini.  ランボルギーニだ! 

I actually saw one in Muko City yesterday! Yes it’s true. There is a black Lamborghini in the parking garage near my house. I was walking by and saw two men changing the tires.

It was very impressive. I stared at it for about 3 minutes. 

(It kind of looked like this:  )

I’m not crazy about cars; I don’t even have a car!  😦

But when I was a kid I used to dream about the Lamborghini. It was so cool. It was always in movies and magazines and music videos, etc. 

So I was very surprised to see one parked in my neighborhood. 

Check it out! it's parked in two spaces; 6 and 7.

Unfortunately, this is what it looks like today:

Whose is it? 誰のですか? 

Oh Yeah. Actually, I do have a Lamborghini. ボクはランボルギーニもってます。。。 

Here it is: 

(It came for free on a BOSS coffee can.) 

" カッコイイくルマ!"

What do you think?

Ask Andy or Kaho for the answer!

Thanks for reading.

Andy and Kaho