1.09.2007

冬休み fuyu yasumi -- Winter Vacation

Its been a while...

Lots of good news to report. The Canucks have been making me happy recently. I will never complain when they beat Calgary three times in a row with a sound thumping of Edmonton thrown in there just for kicks. I am sure that the current streak of 7 wins will come to play in the playoff race. With the Northwest so tight, this stretch of wins over division rivals is critical. Without SurlyBert around with his attitude, maybe they will actually play like the bunch of wild dogs that they need to in order to succeed.

We had a great visit with my folks while they were here. The quick highlights include renting a van to pick them up from the airport, Dad giggling (well maybe not giggling but it was the closest thing to it...he was real tired) at sitting in the driver's seat with no steering wheel or pedals and driving on the wrong side of the road (with the implications that right and left turns are totally different here). We took a trip into Nagoya to visit the aquarium, went shopping in MALera, the big new mall just north of us, and went to Kyoto for the day.

Christmas was a little different. After the kids got home from school, we opened our gifts, then had Yakisoba for dinner.

There were many things that we will remember for a long time. Over the next few posts, I will give you my perceptions of the things we all experienced.

They are now, finally, home safe and likely a little loopy from the adventure of leaving here twice, on consecutive days, finally getting to Tokyo, flying out of Tokyo at 7 pm on Monday and arriving in Vancouver at 11ish am that same Monday...8 hours before they left Tokyo.

More to come...

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