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the lasts…

the lasts…






Cindy and I went out to Boulder for a fun last trip before I leave. And of course, being that we both love 魚 or fish we were very intrigued by the sushi happy hour. We also had fun wandering pearl street finding Cured, an awesome cheese/meat/wine shop where we both sampled their wonderful Dunbarton Blue Cheddar. From there we shambled through european markets, consignment shops, and even a homemade natural cosmetic shop where we found some deliciously smelling marmalade…

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The first batch

The first batch






Yay! I don’t have any pictures for you (except this generic one from google) but I wanted to share the great news. Our first batch of cards for the Japanese tsunami victims have been collected and will be sent out to be translated. Our lovely sisters at the Tokyo church meet together for a monthly fujinkai, ladies meeting. They’ve offered to translate our cards and send them up to the coast. Once there, Dr. Harasawa will pass them out at…

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Anthropologie Giveaway!

Anthropologie Giveaway!






The first giveaway for this blog is here! So everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. In honor of the new card ministry, where kids can write cards for Japan’s tsunami victims, we’ll be giving away a TUC wood whale which keeps together all the your special cards, envelopes, pencils, and even your phone. I hope whoever receives this lovely prize will love it as much as I do. Anthropologie uses TUC brand merchandise. This is a new item purchased…

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Japan’s tsunami area

Japan’s tsunami area






“Because of proximity to the nuclear reactor power plant site, please take caution and don’t go beyond this point”–this is the sign outside of the small ghost town of Odaka, Minami-soma. One year and 4 months after the tragic earthquake and tsunami, this town’s residents are only allowed to return to their homes during the day for short periods of time. Most of them have moved away to safer areas. But for some whose family has been here for generations,…

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just a quick…

just a quick…






…update since I haven’t blogged. A whirlwind of craziness is here between: traveling to Fukushima, the tsunami area, learning a new origami craft, helping at a hospital, meeting many of the elderly in temporary housing, going to Karuizawa, seeing the Kaufman family, having some new church experiences, and getting ready to leave TOMORROW. So no worries, there will be more than many pictures and crazy stories to be posted shortly. Until then, here’s a sneak peak at the origami project…

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