Fun with Friends and Meijimura

We’ve been doing a lot of hanging out, biking, eating, and sitting through typhoons the past two weeks.

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Two Sundays ago, we went to Pupu Kitchen for the special Macrobiotic meal. The starter was amazake and vegetable sushi.

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The next course was a kabocha puree with mochi.

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This was the rest of the meal. It was pretty good!

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For dessert, there was kabocha bread with red beans.

On October 6th, which was a Monday, we had a typhoon day!! Then it blew through and the day was beautiful from the afternoon. LUCKY!

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Wednesday, there was a lunar eclipse!

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When it was fully eclipsed, it looked red!

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Another shot with the clouds.

This past Saturday, Teddy and I biked to Meijimura, which is 23.5 km away. We are CHAMPIONS.

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This was a pretty stream we saw when we were almost there.

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There were many cute birds around the rice fields!

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The rice fields are almost ready for harvesting!

When we got to Meijimura – it was priceless. The parking lot guy literally looked at us like, “Why have you come here by bicycle?” LOL. Meiimura is a park filled with buildings from the Meiji period from all over Japan and some other places (we saw a building brought from Seattle and another from Hawaii).

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This was taken inside the hotel at Meijimura.

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A cool lamp inside the hotel.

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I took this picture from the hotel. The building in the distance is a prison.

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The bridge looked beautiful reflected in the river.

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There was a very beautiful church brought from Kyoto there, as well.

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I also saw a really cool brown praying mantis.

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This was inside the train building.

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This intricate wood carving was inside the hospital building.

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There was a neat looking train and a railroad bridge.

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There were also many scary looking spiders.

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The next day, I went out to karaoke with one of the other teachers and two of her friends from church.

Afterwards, I met another friend at Nagoya Station.

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We came to my house and had a party that eventually swelled to a five person one.

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I am SHOCKED that I have failed.

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I had laughed at Amanda when she had to drink this flavor, and now I feel her pain.

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Teddy is trying to psych Amanda out.

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She’s like, “What is he doing??”

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Obviously, Teddy’s strategy was successful.

Well, that’s all for the past two weekends!!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lange
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 23:09:47

    The hotel at Meijimura looks awesome, how much is it a night?

    Reply

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