The case of the missing rock

….has been solved.

This morning started off on a sad note for Miyu. As we got to the hoikuen 保育園 (nursery school) parking lot, she realized that she had lost her rock, the one she planned on showing her teacher. (She likes to show them something every morning, usually it’s a stuffed animal.) She was very sad about the ordeal so I suggested that she look for another rock when they go to the park before lunch time. She informed me that she did not want to look for another rock as it would not be the “perfect rock.”

When we parked at home this evening, we searched for the rock in the backseat of the car and found that it was right beside her carseat, hiding underneath the seatbelt fastener.

Hello again.

Alas, it’s a new school year today for Miyubear. It’s the last year of hoikuen before she goes off to shougakko 小学校 (elementary) and while I’m trying to keep my terror anxiety at bay, it’s hard to ignore that little nagging corner of my mind where the fear of failure, particularly in the Japanese language department, refuses to subside.

I’m still alive!

I can’t believe it’s already September. It seems like yesterday that Miyu started hoikuen. Five months have passed since then.

A lot has happened. I wish I had more time to share my experiences.

I’ve put my fiction writing on hold but have gotten back into photography. I’m also taking two classes online from now until October 15.

Despite all this, here’s to hoping for more blog entries. 🙂

Miyu’s uniforms are here!

When Ken paid the hoikuen fees this week, he was also given Miyu’s uniforms. Here’s what we ordered:

  • 1 Blazer
  • 1 Suspender Skirt
  • 3 Gym Shirts (long-sleeve)
  • 3 Gym Shirts (short-sleeve)
  • 3 Gym Shorts
  • 3 Gym Pants
  • 1 Backpack
  • 1 Hat

We also got her school supplies as well so definitely more photos to come!

Starting Japanese III & Miyu’s Hoikuen

I can’t believe that it’s March already. The days are getting longer and warmer. I desperately miss writing. Perhaps if I simply manage my time better…sigh. Who am I kidding? For now, I’ve just finished Elementary Japanese II and am about to begin Japanese III next week. Though I’m a tiny bit more confident with my Japanese speaking skills, I’m nowhere near the fluency I have in mind.

Miyu will be starting hoikuen (Japanese daycare) in April. I’m excited and anxious at the same time. The orientation is this weekend and I’m looking forward to buying her uniforms…