Hi everyone! I am doing well.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS. I HOPE YOU ARE WELL NOW AS THE SEASONS CHANGE AND YOU PREPARE TO ENJOY YOUR UPCOMING HOLIDAYS. HUGS FROM JAPAN!
The morning sickness is gone and I have tons to share with you.Videos, etc, so you can pay some attention to this blog again.LOL
After 5 months of moving to a small town in Japan I have begun to get home sick for food and mobility. I still have not learned to drive here yet although it is scheduled it will never be the same as the independence you have in a big city. I also miss some western food. It’s the crap I miss, I cannot lie, but it is what it is. When you are pregnant you want some comforts from home.
Here is a quick list of what I cannot find:
- cottage cheese
- sharp cheddar cheese
- cheese snacks like cheese doodles that do not taste sweet
- chocolate chip cookies
- Latin food
- Greek food
- real Indian food
My husband informed me after going to an Italian restaurant in his town that I was indeed spoiled because I am from New York City. And he is so right. I sat in the restaurant and had to laugh at myself. I thought to myself, I was sure to have the same problem if I moved to Podunk in my own country.
So, at this point all I can do is have care packages sent for a few things and just wait until I can visit home for the rest. Even if I could visit home right now, I really couldn’t because I am pregnant.LOL
For the most part most of the rice in our town is cut and our rice should be in house in a few days. Most people in this area have a company come and cut it for them. The machine is really expensive if you are not a serious rice farmer for profit it is not really worth it. So we use a service.
My Japanese learning was on hold while I was sick, but now I have passion again to learn. Especially since my mother in law’s family is so nice. My goal is to be able to speak to them unassisted during the holidays. My understanding is improving, but I need to really make myself use sentences! It is frustrating because Japanese is not a language that translates well at all!
If you recently watched The Lorax just know that in Japanese it is Lorax Ojisan = Uncle Lorax. This is so funny to me because it is a strong indicator of the culture of the language.
I have so many thoughts. I also plan to share a lot about the health care system here for pregnant women and children. FYI: Baby is the size of an avocado!
Until next time….