Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday in Japan and Tucson mash-up

Looking for a certain photo I needed,
I found these instead.
Of course.
So for today a Japanese and Tucson mash-up.
Made me smile.
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 Bought this Totoro at the Osaka Airport
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 Totoros at the bakery.
Yes, I ate the ears first.
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 Totoro wind chime
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Making  Takoyaki at a posh restaurant.
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Octopus has never tasted so good..
Best street food ever.
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 Granddaughter modeling hats for an Ad campaign
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And here is her Daddy !
 My oldest son at his first day of school.
Sensei David has been teaching at University in Japan.
But for a few years he has changed offices.
 He is the first non-Japanese to head the department of 
University International Exchange at his school.
His University has an exchange program/schools in New Zealand and Australia.
He is traveling quite a lot and for now enjoys it.
When he completes his Masters he will go back into teaching.


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And just because I can, here is your mid week pretty.
Daughter made Vegetarian  Pad Thai

Lovely !

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . The Mashed Potato,  Dee Dee Sharp

23 comments:

  1. THe Pad Thai looks yummy. Your granddaughter is a little doll.

    Hugs and chocolate!

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  2. Great pictures, no octopus thank you. My daughter, who loves to eat exotic food, just tried pickled squid, and says not again. I'm afraid eat nothing very exotic.

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    1. ummmmm octopus. Tell her to try takoyaki. She will love it.
      Plus squid salad. Super thin shavings of squid over cucumbers in a sweet vinegar.
      So good.

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  3. How different the food is from what we eat here - I must say that it looks delicious.

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    1. Your Sunday dinner sounded so good to me.

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  4. That first day at school pic is classic Parsnip! Just wonderful. x

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    1. Isn't that just the best. I had misty eyes looking at that.

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  5. Your granddaughter is adorable. So is her daddy.

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  6. You are such an adventurer with food. I envy you. Now, because I am hungry and no octopus is handy, I am going to fry a pork chop.

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  7. Did it all taste good? What was the best?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Daughter and both Sons are fabulous cooks.
      I am very lucky.

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  8. Totoro wind chime is so cute! What a fun you made takoyaki at the table. When I was in college, I worked part-time at a store where I made takoyaki. I enjoyed it :-)
    Love the photo of sensei David when he was a child. Such cute smile! What a great accomplishment to have become the first non-Japanese head of department!

    Pad Thai looks yummy! Have a great day!

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    1. You are my hero....
      You made takoyaki !
      I love to watch them make it turning the ball over and coming out so tasty.
      The best takoyaki I ever had was bought under the Osaka Tower

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  9. What a adorable model your granddaughter is with such a pretty hat. First schoolday photo of your son so cute. And great that he is doing so well in his job. The food looks great.
    I love fish but refuse to eat in particular Tuna. Not because I don't like it but because of overfishing and exploiting the seas but that is an different subject, sorry. The takoyaki looks very delicious.

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    1. Oh I so agree with you on the tuna and I never eat shark fin soup either.
      We all need to be better parents to our world.
      Her parents are always getting offers to have her model, they always say no.
      She has the "look" they like, half Japanese/American plus she is very animated.
      They only did this campaign because it is a friends company.

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  10. I loved all the different foods. What a traveler. I wish I could enjoy the food from Japan. Congratulation for your son being a professor at the University of Japan. Have a wonderful day. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Hello paul
      I always see you on The Empresses Bee blog.
      Is your weather getting any warmer ?

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  11. All looks great. Cute kiddo photos, too boot.

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