Y'all have probably already heard about the Kumamoto Earthquakes by now. Its been about a year since I have felt my first earthquake . That in no way prepared me for the two that we felt in April when the Kumamoto Earthquakes happened.
Back in April, Jeremy, Marcus, Charrleen and I went to the town of Tsuwano in Shimane Prefecture. We had heard about a festival that was going on there that we really wanted to check out. It was a Yabusame festival. Yabusame is a horseback archery tournament and the yabusame course in Tsuwano is the last remaining original one in Japan.
I have received a few emails and messages asking about what eating out in Japan is like. I have talked about some of the more traditional places in my previous posts but now I want to share with you is some of my favorite places.
Jeremy and I do Valentine's Day differently than most people. Instead of getting dressed up and going out on Valentine's Day, we stay in and spend the day together. We were both really looking forward to doing this because of how busy we both have been.
One of the things I love about Facebook is the ability to join groups and meet new people. One of the military spouse groups I am in, I met an amazing woman named Heather.
A tradition I found out about around New Year's is called Fukubukuro or Lucky Bag. It is a way for the stores to get rid of last year's merchandise and start the year off with great sales.