2009/09/30

Pandas Don't Hibernate

So what's up with the lack of posts here?

K and I have been doing a lot of sailing this summer, that's what, and blogging about it on Sweet-Bluesette. This weekend, rain or no (hey if we were afraid of getting wet, we wouldn't go sailing at all), we're staying at a resort up at the lake with a friend from Saitama Prefecture and sailing for two days. I promise a post here about that as well as on Sweet-Bluesette.



On August 26th we visited DisneySea, which is a one of a kind park next to Tokyo Disneyland. It is themed on ports of the world and designed to appeal to an older age group. It sure appeals to us. I'll post about that SOON.


On September 13th we went to an airshow at Hyakuri Air Base and watched the JASDF aerobatic team "Blue Impulse" perform again. I'll post briefly on that as well.



In other news....

On Maui, my 6 year old granddaughter Bailey is kickin' goals in soccer games. Six of them in the last two games! At this rate, the Kashima Antlers will want to sign her up. (Her dad played soccer for Hawaii Pacific University - you don't suppose she has a coaching advantage, do you?).

Bailey on the right in the yellow jersey.

And on the mainland US my second daughter, Laura, graduated (again) this summer, this time with a master's degree in computer engineering and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Woo hoo. All that while working full time for an aerospace company.







9 comments:

K and S said...

lots of exciting news...omedetoo gozaimasu!!

The Moody Minstrel said...

Massively cool!

I haven't been to Disney Sea yet. Everyone I've talked to that has has loved it, but it never seems to be particularly crowded compared with Disneyland itself.

I wasn't able to go to the airshow, unfortunately! &%$#*$%&%**!!!! Oh, well...there's always next year!

Don Snabulus said...

Keep on sailing as long as you can. Tis the season for it. I toast the success of your children and grandchildren. Prost!

There is always time to blog when it gets cold and/or rainy.

ladybug said...

All is awesome news! Congrats on your daughter's graduation!...

Looking forward to the DisneySea post...

I'm working full time too now so don't get to check in as often as I'd like.

Felicitations!

Pandabonium said...

K and S - thank you.

Moody - I'd like to visit DisneySea again. We went on a Wednesday and it wasn't very crowded.

The airshow is a fun time. Wasn't as many people there this year either and not as hot.

Don - we'll keep sailing until it gets too cold to go.

My kids and grandkids are wonderful (their mom deserves most of the credit for that I think). Prost!

Ladybug - glad you have work. Thanks for spending a bit of your off time here.

All the best.

Arkonbey said...

Wow. I've never heard of Disney Sea before. Interesting.

Blue Impulse. Found an picture of an refurbished F-86 in Blue Impulse livery the other day. Pretty snazzy.

(Funny, there are very few Blue Impulse-related scale model kits. You'd figure between Tamiya, Hasegawa, Fujimi and FineMolds, there would be more)

HappySurfer said...

All good news, indeed. Congrats on your daughter's double graduation and your grand-daughter's soccer spree.

WV = porously = talents flowing through from father to daughter to grand-daughter.

Pandabonium said...

Arkonbey - DisneySea is one of a kind. I'll have the pics up soon.

They sell lots of Blue Impulse souvenirs at the airshows, not many kits offered as you say. I picked up a Hasegawa 1:72 model of the T-4 at the last show.

HappySurfer - thanks. cute WV ;^)

Robin said...

Congrats.. as life goes into a bliss