Category Archives: Julia

Don’t Worry

Don’t worry = しわさんけ I went outside to clean the yard. And look what I found! あそこに いきました わたしの ヤードを そじする。みて! わたしは なにが みつけました! This orange flower always surprises me because it completely dies out in the winter then comes … Continue reading

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What a little bird said.

The other day I went to the track to do some walking. I parked in the same spot that I always parked in but this day was different…… It was different because some birds had decided that it was their … Continue reading

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Slow Day Miles

I hit 20 miles this past week. Distance-wise I’m happy but pace-wise, not so much. My runs seem to be hovering between slow and slower. On one such day I took my camera along. After some circles around the track, … Continue reading

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My Weekend

I went to the Annual Yomitan Festival this weekend. I learned how sugar is taken from sugar cane. You boil it in big vats. You boil it until it gets hard and thick. Then you cool it on pans and … Continue reading

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The Land of Thank You

Well I did it. I took a quick two weeks out of Japan and flew to the great US of A. I went to a wedding. Ran in the Marine Corps Freedom 5K. I ranked 14th out of 54 in … Continue reading

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Zakimi-Jo

Zakimi-Jo The air, the trees, the sun….. sometimes I get this weird feeling I’m moving with something awesomely bigger than myself. Especially when I run through this place. Zakimi-Jo The trees are not unusually big but they are shady and … Continue reading

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海の日Ocean Day と はえる(sprout)

  うみのひ / Ocean Day Today is Ocean Day here in Japan. きょうは にぽんに うみのひです。I’m not sure why they call it that but いみ わからない しかし my husband and I decided we ought to visit the ocean.だんなさん と わたしは  うみに … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter Stew

I found a really tasty stew in a Good House Keeping Cookbook last night called, Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter Stew. First you must stir-fry the spices in a little olive oil. The spices were, Cumin, Cinnamon, salt, crushed garlic … Continue reading

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New recipe/Snails Pace

Good afternoon to all! Of late, I have been exercising in a slightly different way. I re-opened my gym membership and have been swimming at the pool. The gym is a nice switch if it’s too hot outside for running. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Encouragement

Technically, since I’m in the East, today is the day after Mother’s Day. But for my Western friends today is Mother’s Day evening. No matter which side of the world you live on, Mom’s are great and we’re glad we have … Continue reading

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