June 26, 2010

Well yesterday after finally taking the iron out the box…I did some ironing and then took J swimming.
While there he pasted his swimming exam..Wayyyy which means he can go into the pool at anytime, with or with a parent. He had to swim no touching the floor sides or when turning no hands only feet, dive, tread water, more swimming and then he was asked some questions. I was so proud of my son.
Then He started diving off the one of the boards until one of the ladies by the pool started throwing the ball and you had to catch it while jumping off. This was a real hit with all the kids..All the kids there were sooo friendly, and the boys will all be in J’s grade next school year.
I met a few people all really friendly and easy going.
I took my book to read and never started it…that is a 1st I always read 1st!!!
Last night found us at Red Lobster…Lobster fondue rocks!!!!!!


June 25, 2010

Sooooooooooooo….really, really ain’t happy!
I am being bitten alive. The mozzies are a killer. Using my wonderful, smelly tea tree oil but it seems to have no effect. NOT HAPPY…I mean any need?
Well…Thought I lost my iPod That was interesting, I had my what had happened all played in my head…I was totally WRONG!!! Now there is a surprise!
I am getting more and more jobs done…the ironing just might get done today. Well I have set the ironing board up. The iron is still in the box!

I decided after having the worst tasting noodles the other night for dinner that I would make noodles…Mine were awful as well. I gathered from the pictures on the bag that I needed to boil the noodles…why would I do that??? I thought I knew better…once again I was wrong!!!!!
So last night I boiled the noodles before adding them to the meat and veggies.
Seemed to be a hit with G and J.

I really miss our water cooler. For the last 7 years we have had a water cooler…Now I am buying water daily it is killing me… The recycling bin looks like we have a family of 20 with all the water bottles going out.
So now I am on the search for a water cooler.
Also it is taking up space in the fridge.

Off to Guam tomorrow

June 22, 2010

So the movers came and picked up a lot of their boxes, paper and stuffing stuff…Not feeling the need to cry when I think of the rubbish and all that stuff..like how was I going to get that out there????

Living room is looking like a living should now!
The kitchen is ok as long as you don’t look in the cupboards.
I now need to go through the books shelves and the glass cupboards and but things away properly.
We needed to just unload the boxes.
Firstly G had to earthquake proof some of our stuff…still have a few more pieces to go.
I just wanted to get those boxes empty.

Used my new hoover.... no instructions needed. I mean it is a hoover

Went out for dinner to a place called Boogie cafĂ©…YUCK!!!!!!
I had Honmuko chow mein , and the boys had burgers…mine was a packet of Raman noodles cooked in fish sauce with spam…..yuck yuck yuck
The boys burgers, hummm well I think they were meant to look like they did. G said she has cut the bun wrong. She had basically cut a sliver off the top of the bun. She had also asked ketchup, Mayo or mustard. Both said JUST ketchup so after she must have gone and killed the cow, ground the beef she came back with all 3 Ketchup, mustard and mayo in their burgers…J was sooooooo happy…NOT!!!!!

I am missing my water cooler…I want a water cooler have not seen one as yet but when I do…..I am going to get one!!!!

Still waiting for my car….mentioning cars… to get my car sorted…G had to produce some paperwork. Including a parking certifacte from the landlord to say I had a parking space. Seems the police have to come by and check that I actually do have a parking space…REALLY!!!

I keep getting bit…thought is it wasa mozzies but I am having other thoughts now…
Tea tree oil ALWAYS worked..if it is the mozzies..they just don’t care about the tea tree oil.

I mean any need?

Soooooo on Monday 14th June 19, 2010, my family and I moved to Yokohama in Japan.
We have now been here 5 days.
We were lucky enough to move here at the start of the rainy season. Yes I did type LUCKY..I mean we get heat, we get rain, and we get to sweat to our hearts content! Soooo lucky us!

So we arrive at Gimpo airport in Korea..(We also had the pleasure of living in Seoul for 3 years)
Check in our 6 pieces of luggage (only allowed 20kg per person on this flight) plus the 4 piece of hand luggage.
So I am waiting for the overpriced charges for anything over the 60kgs we are allowed…we have been around 120 kgs +. The lovely lady hands us back our tickets and tells us to have a good flight…ahhh bless her..Then we have to watch our bags good through..Ours our stopped…Now….I am thinking..Shit what have I packed where that I will not get away with…spices, Dvd’s or 1 of the 3 cans of hairspray that magically slipped into the cases…Well it was the hairspray and those lovely people said OK just so we know..ahhhh bless.
So we arrive in Japan..J bless him has a migraine, we drive to the house…drop a few things off, stare in amazement at the house..yes I remember it..but I think it has shrunk since our looking trip..REALLY it has.
We then drive to the hotel and we get to the club level…club level my ARSE!!! Not even going there!!!

Tuesday we arrive at the house and the movers are waiting for us YAYYYYY!!!
Lovely people….they were really nice..Not being sarcastic.
I work on putting away the kitchen stuff….so realize that I will need about 80% more kitchen space…Lalalalalalala

By 4pm I am hurting…We left around 5pm Movers said they would be back around 8am next morning…soon put a stop to that. We rearranged 9am ish

Wednesday was pretty much the same…hurting sweating…working out the bloody rubbish system….I think I am about 75% there.

Thursday…took Gareth to work, he explained not to listen to the navigation 100% or it will take me the extra long way around. We pass a slip road and he said that would be good but you’re not taking that you need to go further along to drop me off. After dropping him off I must have circled the area about 3 times found the slip and went to Costco…Lovely lady there allowed me my own card on Gareth’s account with no Japanese ID…ahhhh bless.
She asked if I was new to Asia…( still wondering why she would ask that..maybe I stand out) I told her we had lived in Korea. Oh well you will know about the rainy season then…Yep I do, in fact I normally leave Asia around that time!!!! Just not this year!!!!
Met my neighbor who was very impressed I had already hit Costco. She told me her name and I kept calling her Geraldine (no idea why cause her name is NOT Geraldine). REALLY I did, but I also did that to 2 other people I have met since I have been here. (I mean I called two other people Geraldine)
Anyway the neighbor offered to write her name down for me…Nope It’s fine I am sure I won’t be calling you by your name.

Today…Saturday. We went to IKEA. Bought a few things..Including Swedish meatballs. The other thing I bought was a step/stool thing to reach the bloody cupboards…I mean REALLY. Yes I need help reaching the cupboard, slightly high our new cupboards
After breaking our backs getting the stuff in the house off we toddled again. Had lunch at MacDonald’s $28 No they are not serving extra fine food, that was the price..Yayyyyyy (that was for 3 meals one being a happy meal)

As I am typing this I can smell a BBQ….No I am not hungry but I think if I turn the tap on I might run it dry I am drinking that much. Water that is not the hard stuff…but could do with a vodka right now!

Now I wait for my new car
Our trip to Guam
And lucky, lucky me a trip back to Korea for my visa’s Yayyyyyyyyy

So much excitement!!!!! REALLY