1.03.2006

And so it begins. . .

Ok, ok, the time has finally come for the post holiday catch up. Sorry for the delay, I hope it's worth the wait. . .


Brace yourself.

We had a Christmas party at the same orphanage we had the Halloween party in October. You know what that means. . . I'm about to bombard you with photos of kids that I think are both amazing and adorable.




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That's Erika on the left. Although she blends in with the kids, she's an ALT like myself. She's actually one of my favorite people in Japan, and she lives about a five minute bike ride away from my apartment. Now isn't that convenient? Why, yes. Yes it is.

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This is Prem. . .

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She's also an ALT, and coincidentally, also one of my favorite people in Japan. She's always saying things that freak me out with their amazingness. Just yesterday, she said something and I made her stop walking and take a look at my face, because it was saying how impressed I was much better than my words ever could.

Oh, and by the way. . . she's magical. What's not to love?



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This little boy is an angel. Not only did he remember me from last time, and was quick to give me a hug, but he was also quick to grab a broom and be super helpful during clean up time.



Do you remember this little girl?

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She's the one that loved having her picture taken last time. Apparently, a lot can change in a couple of months, and this time, she thought it was much more fun to cover her face or the camera lens rather than be photographed. So, instead, I lent her my camera and she took the rest of these photos.



It started out a little rough. . .

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But, once I showed her how much better the pictures look when she keeps her fingers off the lens, things started to improve. . .

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(This little girl was wonderful, by the way. She's a Jr. High student, could speak a little English and was very patient with my Japanese. We totally bonded, mostly by talking about boys, but it was still awesome.)


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Poor Rudolf



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Pretty good, right? I wish I could take that little girl with me everywhere. I wonder if I could hire her to be my permanent photographer? Hmmmm. . . .




ok, that's it.

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3 Comments:

Blogger ahdrew said...

goood times...

4:22 AM  
Blogger Joshua Powell said...

I happened upon your blog when I searched for "waterfalls in nikko." I'm an ALT living in Saitama as well. These pictures of the kids are great - looks like I really missed out by not attending the christmas party!

9:33 PM  
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