こんにちは！ I hope everyone is doing well!
This week we went to the annual Tatebayashi Daruma Festival, which you can read about here!
School lunch was pretty good this week! I remembered to take pictures two days. Eggs and bacon, some spinach-corn-sausage salad, creamy pasta, and bread the first day; pork and noodle stir-fry, pickled cucumbers and cabbage, quail egg soup, and a packet of coffee flavouring that we mixed in our milk.
I failed to protect my baby cactus I got in Seoul:
My first graders played with kites first period on Friday. Paul said they look like they’re running from jellyfish! ^-^
And of course the weather decided to sleet ten minutes before I left school Friday! Nothing really accumulated, but it was pretty to watch.
I went to the Grove with some friends for coffee. I ordered a hot chappuchino!
We went to a shabu-shabu restaurant for our friend Jansen’s birthaday. Shabu-shabu (named after the sound of chopsticks stirring the meat and veggies in the bowl) is basically various foods boiled in a hotpot! We ordered the meat and then got plates of vegetables from the buffet. (Buffet is called viking-style here!) You boil your meat and veggies, dip it in sauce, and eat it!
We went to karaoke afterwards at Shidax, which was right next door. They have a pretty decent selection of English songs!
The cats are as cute as ever! Olive still loves her blue toy. Aster loves it, too, but is too meek to steal it from Olive, so she only plays with it when Olive’s asleep.
And that’s that! It’s been a pretty uneventful week in Tatebayashi. Most of our excitement has been from Facebook and news sites this weekend. Sending all our love and support to the marchers in America and around the world! Stay safe!
Until next time! またね！