Archive for February, 2010

Glow-worms

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Last night we went to Totara park with Chichi and Mele and we got to see some glow-worms! The kids were quite excited, since they’d never seen glow-worms before. It was quite dark of course when we came back, but the moon was so bright, it lit our way very well. The path was a bit treacherous, since it was hard to tell where the path stopped (it was sometimes quite a steep drop from the edge of the path) but nobody got hurt. We’ll have to go there again!

Nicole’s JLPT #3 results

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Nicole got her JLPT #3 results back and it was an excellent 72%! Congrats to her for doing such a good job! She sure studied hard and worked hard on it and I’m very proud of her! So we are now both on the same level!

Back on the blog

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally back on the blog. There has been a lot of activity since the last post, so I will try to go back in time (ie alter the post timestamp) such that it fills in the part of our lives.

Our last post coincides with the computer being packed up in Japan. I don’t like to make posts from the office, since it’s not work-related, and we’ve had plenty of problems with the computer and internet here, but finally things look to be sorted.

Our car has been stolen

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Today our car was stolen! I can’t believe it, I’m so furious! I decided to take the car into work because I had meetings with a couple different customers, so I parked next to the customer in a Wilson’s paid parking lot ($10 for the day) and when I came out after my 3 hours there, the car was missing. I was quite confused, since I was sure I parked it in the spot that I thought it was (there was an empty car spot there). After lots of checking etc to see if the car was towed away and if any of the security guards patrolling the area saw anything, I called the police and registered it as stolen.

This evening, the police called to say they found the car, abandoned in a pack-and-save grocery store parking lot. They said it was too dark to see if there was any damage, so we don’t really know what the state of the car is. At least it has been found! Still, the buggers who took it really annoy me.

The police said they found some passports and some backpacks in the car, so I wonder whether some thiefs broke into a backpackers or something and used the car as a getaway. Anyways, still, very annoying – my 3rd or 4th time driving the car only. :(