- - - 6/14/2020 - - -

Swallowtail Butterfly #3

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:38 pm

Butterfly #3:


Soon to come, butterfly #4.
She just keeps finding the caterpillars.

- - - 6/1/2020 - - -

MelinaChicken

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:35 pm

Some housemates helped Melina become… MelinaChicken

- - - 5/30/2020 - - -

Swallowtail Butterfly #2

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:35 pm

The second butterfly has emerged:

- - - 5/24/2020 - - -

Herbal Garden Lunch

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:33 pm

We had a nice lunch and afternoon at a herbal garden. Melina got to help with cutting the wheat and feeding the horse.

- - - 5/15/2020 - - -

Rock Candy

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:26 pm

What better thing to do when stuck at home than science experiments. I decided to try to make rock candy with Melina, and was really surprised at how well it turned out. I remember making it as a kid, and remember the whole jar turning to crystals with my string having very few crystals, so whatever we did this time had great results as you can see.

- - - 3/15/2020 - - -

COVID-19 in Japan

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:18 pm

The middle of March is when Japan starts seeing a large increase in COVID-19 numbers.
The US Base goes into lockdown mode and tells everyone to stay at home.
Japan declares a National Emergency and asks everyone to stay home.

We dont get to do too many exiting things in the next few months…

- - - 2/17/2020 - - -

Melina is 5!

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:23 pm

It seems the whole house turned up to wish Melina a happy birthday. Like last year both Suzuna and I made cakes. This year when I asked Melina what kind of cake she wanted, she said she wanted a rainbow cake so I tried my best. I think it turned out better than I was expecting, but honestly I would rather eat the cake Suzuna made. Melina had a great time, enjoyed both the cakes, and got some Legos, art supplies, and other small toys.

- - - 10/26/2019 - - -

Halloween Party 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 4:49 am

- - - 7/26/2019 - - -

Yokodai Bonodori

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:25 am

- - - 4/21/2019 - - -

Easter Dinner 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:47 pm

Another Easter dinner party this year with all the usual foods, and as usual housemates made lots of other dishes and desserts.