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May 24 – Play Ball

We spent most of the day relaxing, but got a little work done too. I finally got the winter clothes stored away and the summer clothes put into the dresser. After drying our laundry in town, we decided to go watch the local minor league baseball team, the Indigo Socks. We’ve been here almost three years and this evening was the first time we’d been to a game. The stadium is small, but the background is pretty spectacular.

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We had to leave after the 7th inning stretch, so I’m not sure who won, but we had a good tune and I’m sure we’ll go again.

Day 276 – Throwback To Osaka

I was planning to do a throwback today, but I forgot to dig up something good on my computer and now I’m in bed looking at the pictures on my phone trying to find something to post. I, of course, have a million pictures of the cat, but I was looking for something different. (No, I didn’t take any pictures today. Tragic, I know) I came across the pictures from our last trip to Osaka and to the baseball game.

First of all, I can’t believe I forgot to post this in the Kyuri and Pickles post.

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That’s then getting ready for bed in the capsule.

I had a really great time at the baseball game and I’m really glad we spent a little extra for better seats.

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And just because I really have a million of them, here’s a bonus picture of Manmaru.

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Probably half the pictures I take of him end up blurry because he never stops moving.

Day 265 – Kyuri and Pickles in Osaka

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Plantation Iced Tea and a malasada at Honolulu Coffee.

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All you can eat pizza. I accidentally got a piece with tuna on it. Yuck. Not good.

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Breakfast at Eggs ‘n Things. If you want breakfast there on a weekend, get there about a half hour before they open to be seated in the first wave.

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Hanshin Tigers baseball! We had to leave halfway through the 7th inning to make sure we caught the ferry back to Tokushima, but it was fun.

June 17th – Pep Rally

If you’ve ever wondered what a pep rally at a small school in Japan looks like, here you go:

(Faces blurred as per the rules of Japan)
(Faces blurred as per the rules of Japan)

My schools have 3 teams: baseball, volleyball, and table tennis. There was a speech by the principal, then short speeches by members of each team, and finally the teams each gave fun presentations to the other teams. Then it was over. It was not at all like the pep rallies I remember from when I was in school, but it was fun! Good luck to all of the Kamiyama teams in the upcoming tournaments!