Hachinohe he kimasu…

Means “we’re in Hachinohe”.  We rode one of the shinkansen (bullet trains) from Ueno up to Hachinohe, which took about 3 1/2 hours.  We had to take a non-JR train from Narita to Ueno because of a tragic accident on the JR line.  Apparently someone jumped in front of a… Continue reading

Remember Nashville

This past weekend, Nashville, middle Tennessee, and parts of Kentucky and Mississippi suffered catastrophic weather, especially flooding around Nashville. So far 27 people have been taken from us, and more bodies are being found, most trapped in their homes or cars by the suddenness of the flood. The fact that… Continue reading

The “Real” Avatar.. “Last Airbender”

I’ve been waiting for this movie ever since I saw the first trailer! I’ve watched the series (“Avatar, the Last Airbender”), I highly recommend it for kids, and it’s not something that adults will get bored with while they watch with them! The series has just the right mix of… Continue reading