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More pictures for the month.  I’ve had to skip a few days here and there because my teammate has the pictures.  I’ll fill in the rest at another time.

Day 14

My teammate’s daughter Juhee is going to school at a local Japanese preschool and a couple times a week she has to prepare an obento (lunch) for her.  And like all things, the obento is ADORABLE.

Edamame, sliced tomato, kiwi, mini cocktail-meatball-like things, and the cutest little onigiri ever!


Day 16

The head pastor of the churches we work with, Pastor Haitaka, and his wife Keiko-san invited us over for dinner.  Lots of yummy yummy food and like 5 different things for dessert: cherries, baked pineapple (that I made), purim (a kind of fruit jelly), just to name a few…

Me with the Oh's and the Haitaka's including their son and daughter.


Day 17

The Oh’s were visited by a family from the US who wanted to see a little of what missionary life was like.  Their first night we took them out to an okonomiyaki (see wiki here) dinner and the kids loved watching the guy cook our food.  The parents were a little less fascinated since they had to make sure little hands were not touching HOT grills.

Okonomiyaki in the making with the Chus


Day 18

On Saturday we had Kids’ English Club (KEC) at Kabe Chapel.  This was Jenny’s first time teaching but she did a GREAT job.  Lots of enthusiasm and the kids are getting really good.  I ran into one randomly the next day at the mall and he was like, “Good morning, how are you?  I’m fine, thanks!” which is already more than a lot of Japanese people can manage.

Jenny Oh teaching KEC at Kabe Chapel - Yay for numbers~~!!


Day 19

Sunday I went to church with another family that lives nearby, the Okano’s.  After church we had lunch together and they told me about kabutomushi.  Giant rhinoceros beetles that people catch or buy, breed, and keep as pets.  ??!!!   I was in such disbelief they took me to the section of the mall that sells them and I snapped a couple pictures before Misato Okano told me it’s illegal to take pictures…  Oops.  😛

One of the pet kabutomushi on sale at the mall.

Apparently some of these things run pretty high.  Like, on the scale of $100-200!!!  Isn’t that nuts??  Haha.

I would love to talk about all the things that are different in Japan from the US, but honestly that would take a much longer post than I think anyone would care to read.  So I’ll just slip in bits here and there randomly as they come up.  More pictures to come.  This week we’re gonna start apartment and car-hunting!  Wahoo!!  Please pray for God’s provision for all these things.  😀 😀

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  1. Paul Park
    July 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    That meal would not fill anyone… especially an American…

    • Miriam
      July 18, 2011 at 7:19 am

      It’s for a preschooler paul park! HAhahhaa. Very cute, I want one.

      • July 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

        she’s actually only supposed to take one “layer” but i pack her two ’cause there’s no way i can fit enough food (1-2 types of veg, meat, fruit, cheese / calcium, starch) for her in just one container. our 3 yr old usually has a big snack when she gets back from preschool. that meal in the pic, is actually bigger than what most japanese 3 year olds eat! 🙂

  2. kanako nitta
    July 19, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I was really enjyoied your dialy:)tahank you!
    cultural differences are really interesting!
    I pray you can find good residence and am looking forward to your next dialy!

  3. July 19, 2011 at 10:39 am

    thx for the compliments and for helping out so much with kec. i had a great time! 🙂 thanks for being a willing “worshiper of baal” too. =DDD so glad to be serving the makotono kamisama with you! 🙂

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