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*sigh* I'm such a lazy-ass blogger and it's been like, three weeks already, but here are some more pictures from my trip to Sacramento...

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There was a lot of taiko drumming. Ok, I admit to not really liking children, but it was very cute to see all the little kids dressed up in kimono for Obon.

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The church has a class on how to make Japanese dolls! They displayed some of their work in a cultural exhibit during the food bazaar. I was so disappointed that the class wasn't being held while I was in town and there are no books in English on how to make these. Poo.
more pics under cut )
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okay, so I am wading my way through the morass of laziness and here are a few of my belated vacation pictures. To start with, here are pictures of things I ate because a)one of the most important parts about travel is eating new food and b)trips to California in particular mostly involve my eating my way across the state. Also, I like to take pictures of food, so here you go.

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This is a bowl of tenjaeng (otherwise known as miso) seafood stew. (i could be mispelling that; Korean is hard.) We went to an awesome Korean restaurant in Oakland, called Pyung Chang Soft Tofu House. Their specialty are hot pots, in which the food is brought to you in ... well, a freakin' hot pot.
more foody goodness under the cut )
*sigh* Am now hungry all over again!
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Returned from Sacramento last week and have been too lazy to update since. I had a really nice time. It was good to see my sister again and we had a lot of fun. I am in envy of her pet ferrets, they're so cute and fun to watch. (Plus, they seem to be some of the laziest creatures alive, which would probably be a good quality for being a pet of mine, should I get one.)

Since Jeanette is a minister at a temple in Florin, I went to Buddhist service on the 15th. I was dissapointed that I didn't get to hear her do the sermon because they had a guest speaker for Obon. Anyway, I'm not really familiar with any type of church service(I went to maybe two Baptist services when I was a kid), but it didn't seem terribly dissimilar. There were pews, an organ, people sang hymns (one in English and one in Japanese), etc. The chanting made me sleepy. I fidgeted a lot.

Later that night, the church had Odori dances. There were lots of people wearing yukata (cotton summer kimono) and happi coats. The little kids, in particular, looked really cute all dressed up.

Anyhoo, I will try to update more on my trip once I upload the pictures. Looking back on it, strangely most of my pictures seem to be of food and ferrets. I ate a lot of Asian food. The second day we were there, the church had a food bazaar, so I ate a ton of Japanese food like tempura, teriyaki and chow mein (okay, so that's Chinese. It was still awesome.)

Now that my vacation's over, I still don't quite feel back in synch. It is still disgustingly hot. I hate summer with the passion of a thousand burning suns, all of which one can feel if one steps outside. My new work schedule has just started: 10:45 to 7:15p, with Sundays and Tuesdays off. :P I hate it already. I should go check some jobs websites, but instead I think I'm going to go watch another episode of Dr. Who.
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Doing some last minute surfing before I leave today,going to Sacramento for a week. Will be back on the 16th. Plan on hijacking my sister's computer, so hopefully can still get my internet fix while on vacation. If you need to contact me, I'll still be checking my email and my cell will be on.

4 hours of sleep, have lost ability to grammar, brain=ded :P

No work today, yays!

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