Saturday, August 30, 2014


We hired someone to powerwash our house in early August.
The house looks pretty clean now :)
A wood desk was also powerwashed, and I plan to paint when the weather gets nicer.
It has been raining almost every other day.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


The baby's name was announced on July 1.
But I forgot to mention how to write his name in Japanese.
野崎 朔久
のざき さく

Friday, August 22, 2014

Diet Pepsi Caffeine Free

I got this drink from American Culture Night we attended yesterday.
Here is a formula.
Pepsi - Sugar - Caffeine = do not drink
Thank you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Siouxland Trip

We have visited several friends in Siouxland.
For five days, we drove over 1800km (1100mi).
The states we passed were Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Missoiuri.
People we met include the Versches in Council Bluffs, the Alexanders in Onawa, Tom in Sioux City, the Gendeys in Sioux Falls, Tracy in Sioux City, the Laffeys in Onawa, Debbie in Onawa, and Mr. Warren in Onawa.
Photos and video are available on my website.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mitsuwa Marketplace

The first time to visit Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago!
The store was packed due to the Japanese festival outside.
Alan and AJ also joined and seemed to enjoy a lot.
However, it was very hot outside.
There are photos and video available at Picasa,
I was very shocked at the price.
The price was definitely twice or three times more expensive than the average price in Japan.
I wonder how Japanese Americans would afford that.
We bought soft drinks(ジャスミン茶、カルピス), Sola's favorite snacks (ベジたべる), ramen noodles(サッポロ一番みそラーメン), and bean sprouts(もやし).