Category Archives: Julia

Friendly Walk

A while back I took a walk with a friend of mine. We saw some cleverly put together homemade gardens. We came across an extremely blue house. Obviously newly built. I wonder who will live in such a brightly painted … Continue reading

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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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