Saturday, January 31, 2015

This months recap :)

Wow This past month FLEW by. I know people always say that but it is so darn true.

Since I work two jobs, I have double the fun :) Last week one of my co workers left so of course we did the responsible adult thing and went bar hopping, sang karaoke and just got wasted! There is nothing like the shame of having to face your Managers the next morning after you made a fool of yourself the night before. Lets just say giving me the mic was a bad idea...

Last night was my coworkers from another jobs birthday celebration at his bar. You know it was a good night when you get the bartender drunk ;) Lets just say that there is an enormous comparison between Philippinos and white people singing. I'll leave it at that. 

Besides all that I now have a bunch of cute guppies. Free tank from sister in law and the fish from a guy that is about to pcs so he gave them away. Bought some gravel, heater and of course some live plans. Ta-da!

Out with the old 70's stove and in with the new!

Finally! I've been wanting a new stove since I arrived in Japan and finally one came up for sale!

Since I first browsed the local appliance store I quickly realized how darn expensive everything here was. Appliances here are half or ever a third of the standard American size but when it comes to price, they sure add an extra zero. Good luck finding an actual range since everyone here uses small two slot gas burners. Same thing with the fridges. 

Those are just two examples I found online. Don't even get me started on the Wash machines and the lack of dryers all over Japan. 


So as you can see I definitely upgraded! For our house to have a range was already very not Japanese but now we are just super American. haha as you can see since its double the size, the whole thing stick out way beyond the tiny counters.

Living by a military base has its perk sometimes. People pcs all the time and get rid of good stuff. Big appliances are rare and very first comment first buy kind of thing but time I got lucky. The seller turned out to be my husbands old family friend to our surprise. He just gave it to us and refused to take our money. I feel really bad and very grateful at the same time. God bless him ♥

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Years day snow!

Super exciting!
It snowed 14.6 inches yesterday and we are under heavy snow advisory till 8 pm!

This is my front yard this fine morning

The back yard. You can actually see where my dog went jumping around in the random snow spots. 

I was so exited last night that I made my husband walk the snowy neighborhood in the middle of the night. White, fluffy and beautiful winter wonderland.

The way they clear the streets of snow is no joke either! Giant tractor that is twice the height on my house! I bet you the guy all up in the drivers cabin loves his job, I sure would!