Bazaar! Part 2

November 24, 2010

Key Words:success n.成功, above prep. 上に, stuff n.もの, deer n. 鹿,

too~to- ~すぎてー, trust me! 信じて!, fabric n. 布, staff n. スタッフ

Hello!

How was your Labor Day vacation?  🙂

Last week, I wrote about the bazaar at the Immanuel West Church. It was a success and we had a lot of fun. We were very happy to see some of our students, too.

Thank you to everyone who came!

Free thank you gifts!

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  (above) handmade accessories, bookcovers and Kaho’s artwork on the wall

 (left) Christmas decorations and candles

 

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Kaho’s handmade postcards. Aren’t they nice? She printed those between her lessons.

  
 

 Kid’s section. Toys and books.

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Of course, there were things that we wanted to buy, too.

After we finished Kaho and I got to buy some stuff.

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This cute deer candle is somewhere in our house right now. Can you find it at your next lesson? It is too cute to burn!

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I’m wearing a new neck tie, (under the sweater). It’s a little hard to see but trust me, it’s nice. It is made of Kimono fabric (KASURI). And it was only 25 yen!

After the bazaar, we cleaned up the church and ate NABE with the bazaar staff. We put chicken feet soup stock  in there. It was delicious and we all feel beautiful today! 

Thanks for reading.

– Andrew and Kahoru

Bazaar! Part 1

November 18, 2010

Keywords:  notice v. 気づく, loyal adj. 忠実な, labor n. 労働, 

 hold v. 開催する, bazaar n. バザー, similar adj. 似たような,

Hello.

Sorry, I’m a day late in posting this! I usually post on Wednesday night. If you noticed, thank you for being such an loyal reader!

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Next Tuesday, November 23rd, is a Japanese holiday.  勤労感謝の日。 A Japanese Labor Thanksgiving day (info). Do you have any special plans with your family or friends? Or maybe you have to work! That ‘s too bad…

Many people in Japan love looking at the Autumn leaves changing color. (

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If you are in Muko city on Tuesday the Immanuel Church is holding a bazaar from  1:00-4:00. (info)

It should be a lot of fun. There will be new and used things to buy, and some sweets from a nice cafe called Cafe Triangle in Yamashina.  There will be some things for children, too.

Everything will be a reasonable price!

And Kaho has made some special Christmas cards.

Someone made this bracelet. Very cool! There will be similar accessories at the bazaar.

 

Kaho and Andy will be there helping.

Hope to see you there!

– Andrew and Kaho

p.s. this is something I made… Only 20 yen each!

Chicken Feet Soup Stock

November 10, 2010

Key Words: recommend v.  推薦する, stock n. スープのもと , gelatin n.ゼラチン collagen n. , recently adv.最近 , honestly adv. 本当に, gross adj.気持ち悪い

Hello.

A student recommended chicken feet in soup. We have never had it and it sounded interesting. Yesterday, we made chicken stock from the feet. The chicken feet have a lot of gelatin or collagen and this is good for your skin, so recently many women are interested in this. And the chicken feet are very cheap; just 100 yen for a whole bag!

Honestly, it was a little gross.

Please watch this short video about making soup stock!

Thanks for reading!

– Andrew and KAhoru

Kids Halloween Party 2010

November 4, 2010

KEY WORDS: crowded adj.人で混みあった、混雑した ,  preparation n. 準備 pirate n. 海賊,  fairy n.妖精 , variation n. 種類、変化,  look like ~ ~のように見える

Hello.

We had a nice Halloween party on Saturday. We were so happy that many children wanted to come, but our house is too small! A scary Halloween is fun, but not a crowded Halloween! We used the big room at the Immanuel church in Muko City.

 Thank you to everyone who helped and came to our party!

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Kaho did a lot of preparation.

She made cookies:

 

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And decorated snacks:

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At the party we made Halloween costumes.

Kaho and I went as pirates! I took the idea from “Pirates of the Carribean”, of course. Do we look like Jack Sparrow?

The children had some choices. The Boys could be a robot, a pirate, or a monster/The girls could be a witch, a cat, or a fairy. Actually, ALL of the boys were pirates! But the girls had more variation.

This was a Toilet Paper Mummy game. Very fun and very funny!

Three shy witches.

 

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We finished by eating sweets, well it is Halloween! And by watching Michael Jackson’s Thriller. This movie was a hit with the children! They all know Michael Jackson and seem to like this video.

If you have any Halloween pictures from this year, please send them to me and I can post them on this blog!

Happy Halloween!

– Andrew and Kaho