Playing with AJ, Sola seemed to learn more vocabularies.
His sentences got longer as well.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Geography department hosted a party today.
Since it was the last day of this semester, only few students joined.
Faculty members brought all kinds of dishes, and we also enjoyed gift exchange.
Sola got very excited and did not take a nap.
Well, he went to sleep quickly tonight.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I stayed at Holiday Inn Express to attend a board meeting.
I could not sleep well due to the soft and thick pilliow.
Since it did not happen at Fairfield Inn or Hampton Inn, I may avoid this chain hotel.
Hot breakfast was not as good as expected.
Egg omelet and bacon looked low quality.
Staff were friendly.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
There was cultural cafe during lunch time.
Topic was Japan, and I attended the event with Ryan.
Meal included tempura with rice and miso soup.
Presentation was basic, but exchange students from Japan did a good job.
There were over 200 people in the room.
Monday, November 4, 2013
We decided to try a new restaurant called Dragon Buffet.
But it was a mistake.
Even though seasoning was decent, meals were not fresh and rarely refilled.
They also increased a price without updating their website.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
When visiting Abby's friends in Decatur, I tried to get gas from Casey's which honors this program.
However, the pump machine did not ask me to swipe the fuel saver card.
Later, I asked Hyvee by e-mail and received an incredible response.
"Only Casey's within 25 miles from Hyvee is participating this program."
It was not stated on the website and I told Hyvee "This program is misleading. Not satisfied".
Friday, November 1, 2013
- J-ma = Grandma Nozaki
- Oitan = Uncle Yuma
- Sakana = Fish
- Sinkansen = Bullet Train
- Densha = Train
- Itadakimasu = Begin eating
- Ohayou = Good Morning
- Oyasumi = Good Night
- Moshi-Moshi = Hello on the phone
- Itte Rasshai = See you later when a person leaving
Monday, October 28, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
It was held at the new confrence hotel in Lisle.
Ryan and Rich had an opportunity to learn a variety of GIS applications and meet potential employers.
I presented "Working with ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Part 2" and attended couple meetings as a board member.
I was elected for a treasurer for the second term.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Lunch buffet was only $5.99 with a coupon.
Additionally, dinner menu including shrimp cocktail came soon after we started eating.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
This program makes people to believe they saved lots of money.
However, it is not true.
Hyvee tends to apply this discount for selected items which are more expensive than other stores.
For example, 2 lb of Creamette pasta was sold for $2 while $1.39 at Country Market.
2 cents per gallon discount would not save money for those who purchased 10 gallons of gas.
Despite of food freshness, I disagree their marketing strategy.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
This restaurant was remodeled last month and renamed to Hibachi Grill Buffet.
We saw positive reviews on the website and had lunch there today.
Although it added hibachi grill, food quality was slightly improved.
We may still go to Galesburg for better Chinese meals.
I would rate this restaurant C+.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
We had a wonderful trip to Japan and recovered from jet lag.
Sola was able to celebrate his 2nd birthday in the resort hotel by the ocean.
Abby and I enjoyed more sightseeings around Tokyo this time.
Even though Sola slept only couple hours, we liked the direct flight from Chicago to Tokyo by ANA.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
- Almond chicken
- General Tso's chicken
- Sesame chicken
- Chinese chicken salad
- Chop suey
- Crab rangoon
- Fortune cookie
- Royal beef
- Pepper steak
- Mongolian beef
- Fried wontons
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
But their employees in Macomb are not well trained.
A casher forgot to honor my coupon, apply discounts, and categorize the items.
I start checking a receipt every time shopping there.
Surprisingly, Walmart tends to make fewer mistakes than Hyvee.
I guess their computer system is well developed.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
On the first day, we had dinner at the Japanese restaurant called Hokkaido.
Even though the restaurant servers many Chinese dishes, Abby and I love tuna and salmon sushi.
We had almost coule dozens of sushi in addtion to hibachi grill.
It seems less crowded on weekdays.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
There is a nursery for Sola, and he seems to enjoy playing with other children.
However, we have been sick last week and guess Sola may have got some germs from them.
Anyway, we all feel fine today :)