Friday, January 21, 2011
Today, store my work was really slow because of snow storm and we closed a store at 3pm. I got to home an hour earlier and changed my clothes to PJs, then enjoyed a quiet night staying inside the house. Actually I was planning a dinner with friends, but we changed the date.
These photos are not from today's, but as you can see everywhere you see it's covered with snow. I'm from Miyazaki, southern part of Japan and never imagined my life in that much of snow. Now I'm here in winter wonderland!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Besides my craft business I work in a kids department at a bookstore. I used to be a teacher in Japan, so I love kids. At my work, we sometime have schools and give them a tour in a store and do craft with them. Last few days, group of kids from grade 2 came in a store and I showed them how to make easy origami puppet and puppy. They got really excited and I was so happy to share a part of my culture.
Original reason why I came to Canada was to show Canadian about Japanese culture and language and also learn English from them. I went Saint John High School and Islandview School as a school intern for a year in 2004 and showed them origami, calligraphy, abacus, and so on. I'm still looking for some oppotunities, so if your school, or class, group is interested in Japanese culture, lauguage, let me know.