Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Seattle Mount Baker Fire house Groudbreaking

I went to attend the ground breaking celemony of Mount Baker fire station in the cold morning of December 10, 2009.
Mayor Greg Nickels attended this events along with neighbors and Seattle Franklin High School’s principal Ms Wiley.
Please see the photos.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Japanese monster video:GeGeGe no Kitaro

When I was young, "Ge ge ge no Kitaro" was one of my favorite show on TV.
I found "Obake Night Baseball" with English subtitle posted YouTube.
It was a old version of the show and black and white.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cougars (WSU) Marching Band

I went to visit Washington State University (Cougar) for Home coming events on second weekend of October. I saw Cougs against Arizona State University. I love the marching band and videotaped the Cougar marching band from their warming up to their performance at Martin Stadium.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Seattle All-City Band at West Seattle Parade

I had opportunities to see our own Seattle’s All-City Band marching at various grand parades. I loved their performance. I took video of their marching at West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival Parade and posted on YouTube.
They will be marching China town parade on Saturday, July 19th tomorrow and Sea Fair Torch light Parade. They also will perform with couple bands include one Canadian Bugle band on coming Friday. Please check out All-City Band website:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Seattle Japanese Garden Gate House Ground Opening

I went with my friend to take video of her Koto performance for Gate House Ground Opening at Seattle Japanese Garden on May 4th. I posted 4YouTube Videos and 3 videos show complete Koto performance. Taiko performance was nice and posted two short ones combined.
My friend and Master Takamura made excellent Koto performances.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom and Japanese Culture Festival was held last month. I went to take video of my friend's Koto performance on April 19th. I took video of Japanese traditional Dancing and music performance. A month later, I organized my video and I posted three YouTube Videos. I have more opportunities to listen Japanese traditional music now than when I lived in Japan.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Romantic places to go in Whidbey Island

I spent a romantic evening at Whidbey Island with my husband this weekend for my birthday. He took me for a drink to captain Whidbey Inn which is very old Bed and Breakfast Inn. A lady who manages the Inn and is a bartender greeted us and showed us inside the inn. Although the building is over 100 years old, it is kept nicely. It would be an interesting experience staying in this Inn and waking up in the morning.
The lady told us Inn’s restaurant will be open for a dinner soon and there is live-music on Sundays. We will come back the Inn to listen to my husband favorite Celtic music soon. After we had a glass of red wine and listen to the conversation of the bartender and a couple of our age who have lived in the area, we left the Inn.
My husband then took me to a French restaurant ‘Oysteratcher’ located in downtown Coupeville. Their website shows delicious food they serve. The restaurant was small enough that we could hear other customers’ discussing enthusiastically interesting topics. I was excited going a nice restaurant serves delicious food since I rarely go out to eat. I wrote my experience dining at Oystercather in Yelp.
If someone wants to visit Coupeville, Whidbey Island with a special person, these two places were good places to go in addition to other places in the area.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year.

My husband and I went see New Years Eve fireworks at Space Needle.