Thursday, December 27, 2012

Our merry little Japanese Christmas

KFC and a Christmas cake

On the 23rd we needed to make a quick trip to Nitori.  Driving home I spotted a bakery (Petits Fours on the 85 near Makeman) that had a bunch of Christmas cakes on display.  We decided to go all out with our Christmas in Japan and pick up some KFC.  The cake took a bit of toddler damage but it was still delicious.

Definitely a fun way to celebrate!

Sanders Claus

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Okinawan style

Isaac celebrating island style

Although I took these pics on our weird beach trip, the weather's been amazing!  Last weekend the highs were in the 70s.  We even got a little sun burn at the Christmas party!

Sharing Christmas cheer with our Okinawan friends

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Little differences: Power lines

Power lines in Japan are mostly above ground.  I've heard this is because of earthquake damage (easier to see where the break is rather than digging cables up) but others say that creates the problem of fallen poles and wires blocking roads after a disaster.  I've also heard overhead is cheaper than buried lines.  Either way, definitely makes for a different view.