Saturday night I went out to eat with more of my brother's friends. We had okonomiyaki which they kept describing as a pancake(to me its like an omelet). You get to put anything you want in it such as fish, meats, vegetables, and pretty much anything else. I had octopus, squid, and pork (with veggies) in mine. I was super nervous about the octupus but it turns out that it was so delicious!
Last week I also started working with the pre-k classes. The kids are absolutely adorable! They don't quite understand that I cannot speak Japanese. They talk and talk and talk to me and then wait for me to say something in response...which of course they are sorely disappointed. Sometimes I manage to communicate with them. I have been learning several words in Japanese since working with these kiddos. The teachers have been very helpful in this area. When I don't understand something I repeat it until another teacher translates it for me. Many times they laugh at my mispronunciation. Yesterday I thought a kid was saying "yoda, yoda" turns out it was something like "yodaha" (not sure how to spell it) which means "no no...you can't get me." It's always entertaining working with these kids. They are so sweet and full of energy!
Today I am going to go sign up for Japanese language classes. I will also be working at the homeless shelter for the first time. It should be a good day! Here are some of the pictures from this past week. Enjoy!
|Friends from all over...China, Uzbekistan, and Japan|
|Cookies I made for the bazaar.|
|Kids corner at the bazaar|
|cotton candy for sale|
|Food from Korea...FANTASTIC!|
|Selling items for the bazaar.|
|The fair trade room of the bazaar.|