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Fire in California

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet You can read about the Rim Fire in California here. The article is long, but it’s not difficult. [...]

Cherry Blossom Festival

Tweet I went to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood yesterday. It’s held every year on two weekends in April. Of course, it’s only been 5 weeks since the disaster in Japan. Maybe the organizers were not sure about whether to have this fun event this year. However, it’s really […] [...]

More Messages

Tweet I’ve gotten more messages from my friends to share with everyone in Japan! If you’re not in Japan, please read the messages for some good vocabulary. Flowers from my local farmers’ market Name: Pat & Winston Location: El Cerrito, California, USA Message: There are no words in any language that can express our sorrow […] [...]

Messages of Support

Sunrise

Tweet Sunrise at the lake near my house – a peaceful scene few days ago Some of my friends and family wrote messages of support to everyone in Japan. In the US and other places, there has been a lot of news about the earthquake, tsunamis, and other problems. I think we all know about […] [...]

A Friend’s Christmas Day

Tweet I thought some of you might like to see my friend’s Christmas Day. She lives in the southern part of the central US. On Christmas Day, there were four generations of her family in one house! Here’s Christmas morning. They have a very tall tree (it’s taller than mine or my parents’). However, many […] [...]

Halloween 2010

Tweet This year I was really busy during October. I wasn’t able to plan a Halloween party. It’s too bad, because I love having Halloween parties. Here are some photos from a couple of years ago. Here are some small lanterns I put outside my place. We usually put decorations outside our homes as well […] [...]

Where I’ve Lived

Tweet Today’s post is just a little bit about me. It’s not as interesting as baby squirrels, I think… View Where I’ve Lived in a larger map Both of my parents are from California, but I was born in a small town in Missouri. Missouri is a state near the middle of the US. It’s […] [...]

It’s a Long Road

Tweet I’m sorry I haven’t posted this summer. I had a health problem at the beginning of the summer. I’m getting better, but I had to concentrate on that for a while. Here’s something that has no words but is very interesting: These two guys drove from San Francisco to Washington, D. C.–all the way […] [...]

Valentine’s Day Differences

Tweet Valentine’s Day is coming up this Thursday! Are you ready? Valentine’s Day is celebrated differently around the world. What do you know about Valentine’s Day in the US? Check yourself by taking this quiz! Regarding Valentine’s Day in America … … do men and boys receive most of the chocolate? … do people often […] [...]