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Akiva sang The Four Questions (he didn’t use transliteration).
10 guests… that’s the largest Sedar I have ever hosted. Haga cut her finger the day before; it was bleeding. That meant two things; 1) she poured her blood into our food, and 2) I had to do most of the cooking.
Yam and Apple dish and the brisket stew. I went downtown and found a Korean store. There I asked them where I can find some brisket. They took me to a butcher nearby. Note for next year: I can order online from The Meat Guy; check to see prices.
They didn’t like the soup but the Matzoh balls were good. Note for next year: put salt in the soup. Successful MB recipe: for 14 people, need 2 cups M. meal. Ratio: 1 cup M.meal, 4 eggs, 1/4 olive oil, 1/4 stock. done.
As International Jews, we can borrow from sephardic traditions. Therefore, with homemade Hummus shall we eat it.
New Italian-Jewish dish. Don’t know what it’s called. Lots of chopped eggplant, 1 can tomatoes, raisins, 1.5 carrots, a little vinegar, onions, garlic, etc.
Before, two weeks ago, went on trip to Isa-Shima. We did BBQ at a campsite. It was cold and wet. Kids and I also tried to row a kayak on a very windy day. I wanted to through them into the water. But under my leadership, we paddled back to shore.
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We bought a house. We have lived in it for two weeks. It’s a cheap fixer-upper. It’s old. But we got a house. And we have a back yard. So soon, I will have the kids spend many hours digging there. They’ll be more pics and updates on this later.
Our first dinner at the new house, in the tatami room.
I had a translation job for International Baccalaureate program workshop in Tokyo. During the 5 days, kids went to a space science center by 10 minutes walking from my parents house. The science museum offered different projects every day.They experimented a law of the pendulum, created a pathfinder by recycle materials, made super bouncy balls, and others…
We did BBQ several times. Yokohama Costco is not far from my parents house. We did hamburger, seafood, and Korean style. Kenaz had to make giant s’mores every BBQ.
Shi-chan and Naho-chan got older. They had school and other school related commitments. Akiva and Kenaz couldn’t hang around with their cousins as much as they wanted.
We went to see Kabuki for kids in Tokyo Art Theater.
We did a little Tokyo tour around the theater. There are so many bugs in Japanese summer. Akiva and Kenaz always get into Japanese rhinoceros beetle. They woke up 3 am to catch beetles in camphor forest. They caught so many different cicadas. They can sneak up cicada on the tree trump and use their two fingers to catch it without a net.
We went to see my grandma, 98 years old. She remembered vividly the time she visited us in Shanghai when she was 86 years old.While kids went to a local public school for one month. My mum and I manage to have some fun. 3 years after her back operation, she is doing great. She was even nominated to compete a game for air blowgun which she started for her rehabilitation.