Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy All Saints day

Okay, life's going pretty good.
On Monday dad stayed home from work all day to spend time with us, and then I went and taught English to one of my students. Tashi had been making Halloween cookies on Sunday evening, and was frosting them all afternoon. She worked especially hard on this one cookie that took her 20 minutes. She frosted "Vote For Pedro" on it. Anyways, after I came home from teaching, we took the cookies to the Nanjos, the Murakami's, and the Ochiai's. Sister Ochiai's apartment is really nice. Except my dad over-did himself again, but he's feeling better now. I love the Nanjo's! They're so fun!
We were going to take them to the Miura's and the Kawaminami's too, but my dad didn't feel good so we went home and watched "Church Ball" instead. It was really stupid. Don't waste your time watching it.
Tuesday we took the rest of the cookies (to the Miura's amd Kawaminami's) in the afternoon. We had good luck, because out of all 5 houses we went to, everyone was home! When we went to the Kawaminami's, Shingo and Chie (and Himari) were visiting so we were able to give the cookies to them and talk with them for a while. Then we went to Daiei and took Purikura! Because it's Halloween!

We got home at like 4:00, but dad was already home from work. We watched "The Perfect Man" starring Hilary Duff together. My dad liked it, and he's not a chick-flick guy.
Today my dad was at work all day and then had a High Council meeting after that, and he's still not home. So yeah, today was boring. I watched the movies that the other stakes had made for Mutual Conference, because I couldn't help myself and I couldn't wait until Friday, and ours is way better! ("Sorry if I'm offending anyone. If I am, it's Bishop Kawaminami's fault")...sound familiar? Anyways, but truly, our movie is so good thanks to Bishop Kawaminami. I love how he touched it up!
I taught Yuki English today, and had my singing lesson. Then I ran into Honoko as I was riding my bike to go shipping. I wonder if her dad won the election for mayor...need to look that one up. Hurry home dad! We're bored!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

We survived the weekend without Mom!

We survived the weekend without Mom! It's so weird without them. The house is too quiet. I keep thinking "where's Noah? is he getting into something?!" but then I remember and relax.

On Saturday, my dad went to a funeral in Koiwa, and stayed until 6:00 PM for the Halloween Party. Me and Tashi went on the train and met him there for the party. My dad was Rex Kwando, I was Napoleon Dynamite, and Tashi was Debb from the movie "Napoleon Dynamite". My mom took the camera with her to Utah, so we weren't able to take any pictures, but Maika took some pictures of us and I'll post those soon. Mana was a black cat, and Maika was dressed in a traditional Korean kimono. And guess what...
I've never won a costume prize at a Halloween party before. I was so happy. Marjorie Itabashi won "scariest" (she was a witch), and one of the Yamamoto girls won "most creative" for her cheerleading costume, and another Yamamoto girl won "cutest" for her Snow White costume. We had turnk-or-treating and snacks and games - a cake walk (which Maika and Tashi both won a piece of cake while me and Mana didn't)and we had a mummy-making contest with toilet paper (me, Mana, and Maika wrapped Tashi up in toilet paper like a mummy)...we didn't win that one either.
But then we went home and watched "Suits on the Loose" it was pretty funny. But I didn't like the ending.

My dad over-did himself on Saturday, so he had to stay home from church on Sunday. The Kawaminamis drove me and Tashi to and from church . Our pianist and our chorister wasn't there for Sacrament meeting, so Mana was the chorister, and Harmony, and the two Yang kids each played a hymn. Nobody was there - the Vilburns, the Frees...and lots of other people. We had a missionary couple come and give talks. They were good talks, but Rikako and Kanoko fell asleep during the talks so Brother Murakami had Hanai go and wake them up. Interesting...
We stayed after church for seminary until 4 pm. 3 hours I tell you! But it's because our mutual conference is coming up on the 3rd of November. If we memorize all our master scriptures, we get a prize. So we memorized master scriptures for 2 hours. Tashi attended seminary too,so when we got home we were pooped and just had cereal for dinner. And we just laid on the couch for the rest of the evening doing nothing.

My mom's 10 weeks pregant today. That's what the baby looks like. It's starting to look more human and less alien-like. It's a little over an inch long (about 2.5 cm) and weighs less than quarter of an ounce (less than 7 grams). I want to hurry and find out if it's a boy or a girl!

Tomorrow's Halloween so I'll post lots of Halloween icons, okay?