January 23, 2019

Today is the anniversary of the founder of our alma mater Jō Niijima(新島 襄). His tombstone was Kaishu Katsu(勝 海舟)'s writing. Yoshikuni Katsu(勝 芳邦), who was a director of my foundation NPO corporation; and the one who made the articles of incorporation, is Kaishu Katsu's...

December 23, 2018

Being a mother, it's difficult because there may be some troubles with our kids. It's been hard for me. There are instances that I feel lonely especially because my husband is working far from us. Now, I am ecstatic because my husband will go back to Netherlands. We're...

November 7, 2018

People in the Netherlands welcome the New Year by celebrating it with a delicious snack called Oliebollen, a delicious snack covered in powdered sugar served in a platter. "Oliebollen" directly means "Oil ball". It is often reffered as the Dutch's version of donut whic...

August 29, 2018

Three times a year, my son has the task of doing something useful to society that he can do with himself as part of his school class.
First, my eldest son negotiated with the fish shop in the market so that they could hand over fish parts that they are not selling in t...

August 15, 2018

My son picks some grapes🍇and strawberries🍓

August 10, 2018

Last weekend, I joined the AMSTERDAM PRIDE 2018 with my three sons. The event that was held at the Dam Square was the biggest. It had an enjoyable climax. It was a blast! This is what happened during the peak of the Amsterdam Pride 2018. The video was edited by my elde...

July 29, 2018

Today I went to the Sushi Festival in Amsterdam with my whole family. My two older sons joined the Sushi Workshop. It was so popular that there were only two seats left. The registration fee is 20 Euro. In the workshop, the rolling of sushi are taught in two ways -- tr...

July 27, 2018

Four years have passed since I moved to the Netherlands, but today was the hottest day ever. It's 36 degrees! I am from Kyoto and it is like a burning hell during the summer, it can even cause a heat stroke. Unfortunately, we do not have air conditioning, so I do not f...

July 10, 2018

My eldest son and I watched my middle son perform at his school last Tuesday. Each year the students in Group 8 with the highest grade usually have a play with the teachers taking roles and joining the performance. Unfortunately, my husband could not attend the event a...

June 21, 2018

It's still bright although it's past 10:30pm.

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