May 19, 2019

Last Sunday, my sons found a hedgehog in front of our house. It was the first time we saw a wild hedgehog. We had to transfer the hedgehog to another location because he was going to be hit by our front door whenever we would swing it open. My sons were fascinated with...

January 5, 2019

A storm of fireworks always heralds the beginning of the year in the Netherlands. For the past five years, our family has been celebrating the New Year in the Netherlands, but this year was the first time that my sons participated in lighting fireworks with the rest of...

December 24, 2018

Today at Christmas Eve, my whole family watched "Bohemian Rhapsody". My sons and I already watched this movie a month ago and we became devoted Queen's fans. To tell the truth, I was a school refusing child in junior high school, I was addicted to the music of Queen fl...

November 23, 2018

I watched Bohemian Rhapsody with my three sons last weekend. Our local cinema is VUE Hilversum and it is usually quite deserted. But on that weekend it was almost packed. There were parents and children in the theater.
The climax of the movie is the reproduction of the...

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...

June 30, 2018

Today's fund raising event was the biggest. It was organized by the school the children attended, for the International Fair Day. There are around 2032 (please check) booths in all because there are more than 40 nationalities attending in the International School. This...

June 5, 2018

The creeping roses of our place is full bloom🤗

June 3, 2018

Today I went to the Trots Market by my friend 's invitation with my sons. We ate lunch at my friend's shop and enjoyed eating after a long while of not dining out. Next year we will be offering original Japanese foods at this market.

The market website is: 
https://live...

May 22, 2018

My youngest son joined the football club last year and started practicing. Now, he is a starting player in the club. Every time he plays a match, he earns points constantly. In the final game of this year, the original keeper abstained, so he went into the game as a ke...

February 11, 2018

My friends Sue and John came to see us today. They brought us a homemade cake. My eldest son baked some cupcakes, too. We cooked some Japanese meals, but the ingredients are from the Netherlands.  We all enjoyed our meal and had a sweet conversation.

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