Sunday, March 23, 2014


The weekend was successful.
We picked up the student on Friday afternoon and spent lots of time chatting about cultural differences between China and the United States.
At the Kiddie Festival on Saturday, Sola was able to play many games at the YMCA gym.
Of course, we all enjoyed Chinese dishes at Hibachi Grill Buffet.
She returned to the dorm on Sunday afternoon and plans to stay in the United States another week.
It was a wonderful experience for all of us, and I greatly appreciate my wife's support.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Host Family

We are going to host a student from Shanghai this weekend.
It is our first experience, and we are both excited and anxious.
Meeting at the orientation last Monday, she seems friendly.
Due to her limited English skills, Google Translator may be used if necessary.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring is coming slowly

We started hiking with Sola when the weather is nice.
Since the ground is still muddy, we decided to walk on the WIU campus, Spring Lake, and Lake Argyle.
After walking/running for 30 to 60 minutes, Sola usually gets very tired as shown on the following photos.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

I found this TV series on Amazon Prime (2 seasons and 31 episodes).
The story takes place between Terminator 2 and 3, and a new type of cyborg (TOK-715, T-888, and T-1001) appears.
My favorite character is Cameron.
The story is very addictive, and I am allowed to watch up to two episodes a day.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Japanese Song for Abby (from Dragon Quest - Anime)

Long Way Home (begins around 3:35)



胸の奥で 光ってる



Long Way Home
Long Way Home
Afureru Hidamari no Nakade
Kuchigenka Kurikaesu

Kata wo Ikaraseta Futari wo
Tanpopo no Watage ga Waratteta

Tooi Kiwoku wa Itsudemo
Muneno Nakade Hikatteru

Kuzure Ochita Haikyo Dato Shitemo

Minamikaze wa Kitto Fukuhazu

Anohini Kaereru Tsubasa wo Hirogete

Kono Ozora wo Tobitai

Long Way Home
Long Way Home