Prepping for Visitors

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Our original plan was to upgrade to a bed when we moved to Nagoya. Both sets of parents are planning extended visits so we thought they could use the bed and once they return home we would transition from futons … Continued

Thanksgiving Lunch in January

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Thanks to people sending stuff from America we had left over cooking ingredients from Thanksgiving and Christmas. After buying a large turkey from Costco, which we also didn’t use over the holidays, I decided to make T-Day Lunch for some … Continued

Lunch with Friends

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After our Church Bible Study today we went over to a church member’s house for lunch. As you can imagine the food was delicious and we enjoyed meeting some new people. One gal happens to live just down the street … Continued

Christmas Eve Party

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One of our Christian friends always hosts an Annual Christmas Party. Everyone brings their favorite dish to share and each chip in to provide artist entertainment. Cathalain played guitar when the group sang “Joy to the World” and for the … Continued

Christmas Decorations

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Every year it seems like there are more and more Christmas decorations in the shopping centers and public spaces.  It is always a little surprising to hear Christmas music streaming through the store’s speakers, often Christmas hymns sung in English, … Continued

Cathalain’s Graduation Day

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Although Cathalain will continue studying at the language school when she returns from America today was her graduation from AIJP. In total Cathalain formally studied Japanese in AIJP for over 1,020 hours. This doesn’t include private tutoring and all the … Continued

The Ultimate Summer BBQ

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Through relationships at our church Cathalain met another American who came to Japan as a missionary. While serving she met her husband, a Japanese man, who is currently a pastor at a church in a town south of Nagoya. For … Continued