Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Ok, as an excuse, it should be mentioned that we are beginners but it is hot, sunny and she's not that big yet so she needs a little support for her neck.
Other achievements for the day has been:
- Being every slow and incompetent department store clerks nightmare - the annoyed foreigner who can speak Japanese
- Playing with Baby Sunshine - Playing at this stage means waving some crappy plastic toy in front of her and amaze at her actually being amused by it
- Ruining the household and feeding the Amazon beast by buying tons of expensive and unnecessary toys for Baby S
All in all, not too bad of a day so far!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I have now empirically learnt quite a lot about babies and the fluid intake even though I am not the primary source of food for her. But the basic principles in babies and fluid intake goes something like this:
- Fluid is inserted into the main upper body cavity in moderate amounts
- Fluid is then secreted through the two main lower body half cavities
- In addition, fluid also is secreted back through the main upper body cavity with some additional output from the nostrils (depending on how you count, one or two cavities I would say
The really fascinating thing here is that I'm quite certain that the output in terms of sheer volume by far surpasses the input of fluid which leads me to the conclusion that babies actually produces some milk like substance in their own bodies just to keep the flow up.She's a little vomiting angel by day, but I have photographic evidence that she turns into a monster during the night (see the picture, taken sometime around 3AM).
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I'll leave you to ponder the deeper meaning of this, for now...
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Your behaviour indicates that you’re type A, but sometimes you display characteristics of a type B personality
I'm no expert on the subject of blood types and personality traits, but I'm sure that there are plenty of people writing about it online so I won't even try to launch into an explanation here. But the basic thought is that the blood type influences the personality of people (note that by no means do all Japanese people believe this, the ones who strongly believe in this are probably a pretty small but loud percentage of the population). But I think it's no understatement to say that basically all Japanese people know their own blood type without having to think about it.
Quite often I have been involved in conversations like this
Ms./Mr. A: Salaryman, which blood type are you?
Salaryman: Actually, I don't know
Ms./Mr. A: (shocked, in disbelief) But what will they do if you are in an accident and you need a blood transfusion?!
Salaryman: (jaded) You know, I think they will check in any case and not just take anyone's word for it so I'm not too worried about that...
Ms./Mr. A: (Confidently) Well, in any case, I'm sure you’re an A/B/O/AB!
Salaryman: (Amused) What makes you say that?
Ms./Mr. A: (Still confident) Because you have the personality of a A/B/O/AB
I never really figured out which types are the good ones and bad ones so I might not act properly offended when someone labels me as one with bad personality traits...