こわい, kowai is Japanese for scary. Not to be confused with かわいい, kawaii, cute. Sometimes I have to ask to make sure I heard the word correctly. Sometimes there no doubt such word was used. When referring to these:
the word is kowai. Scary. Mukade. Ugh. I hate these things. In some ways they still scare the crap out of me. In some ways, they’re no big deal…just part of life in the inaka. When you open the front door and one falls on your arm, as this one did, it scares the crap out you. Sets the heart racing and the adrenaline pumping.
We took Richard and Melissa up to Shosanji today and I took lots of pictures. Most of them you’ll have to wait to see until I post the Temple 12 pictures, but this is the best picture I took today.
And bonus, here’s Brandon and Richard.
I actually take a lot of pictures of flowers. A lot. I don’t post a lot of pictures of flowers, but I take them. To make up for the lack of pretty flower posts (except for the obnoxious amount of sakura posts during sakura season) here are a few flower pictures I’ve taken in the last couple of days.
Our friends Richard and Melissa are visiting and I finally got to show off some of Kamiyama’s amazing beauty in person. I took them driving on some of the back roads with some amazing scenery. This is one of my favorite spots.
Have I mentioned that I was accepted to the JET program? I don’t remember, but if I haven’t, now you know. Brandon and I are pretty excited about it. As we wait to find out where in Tokushima I we’ll be placed, people keep asking if we will move away from Kamiyama, into the apartment that comes with my placement. I look around at the scenery around our apartment and I can only think “Why would I move away from this view?”
I’ve watched Frosty the Snowman 5 times in recent days.
I hope the students enjoyed it!
I saw this guy outside of today’s school:
Yes, I’m still cheating and using the photo from my black and white challenge; mostly because I keep looking at them and telling myself “Wow…that’s actually a really nice photo!”
I took this one yesterday on my walk.
I really really like this one. Really.
We had our second snow of the season today. Becky’s commute is quite long, and the snow was quite intense, so she didn’t go to work today. My commute is usually about 5-7minutes to my Wednesday school…it took me about 15-20minutes today! Craziness! Anyway, here are my snow photos for today:
I was tagged in a Facebook thing today, and I’m supposed to post black & white photos for the next 5 days. Today, I was at one of my kindergartens. We watched Frosty the Snowman and then made paper plate snowmen. They seemed to enjoy the show and the craft, so that was nice.