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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A weekend of summer fun.

Last weekend I went to a barbecue in Shimizu that was hosted by another school. The weather was really rainy but it was still a lot of fun and the food was awesome.
After the BBQ, there were fireworks over Shimizu Port. It was my first time to see fireworks in Japan - fireworks festivals are usually on Saturday nights, and since I work on Saturdays, it's difficult for me to catch them. I was so happy to see the ones in Shimizu!

Walking back to the station after the fireworks, we unfortunately got stuck behind a family with a toddler sporting the latest (highly annoying) Japanese trend: squeaky toy shoes:

On Monday, I went to the beach with Aya. It was a gloriously sunny day and apparently the official end of rainy season.

Welcome to the beach in Japan, where women are deathly afraid of getting even a bit of sun on their skin. Why they come to the beach of all places, I have no idea.

1 comment:

Kori said...

Why would any sane parent buy shoes like that for their kid??????????? Um, NO! Yikes.