お誕生日おめでとう

1 Aug

Today is my 長女 (oldest daughter)’s 誕生日 (birthday).

She fifteen today! I can’t believe it!

Time goes by so quickly.

I can easily remember when I first held her in my arms…my first baby.

And her first steps.

The first time she reached up and held my hand.

Her first day at 保育園 (nursery school).

Her first day at 小学校 (elementary school)…and then her first day at 中学校 (junior high school).

Of course, I remember those days for all three of my daughters!
They’re in such a hurry to grow up.

Slow down, you three! You may be, but your parents aren’t ready for you to grow up yet!

7 Responses to “お誕生日おめでとう”

  1. tokyo5 August 2, 2008 at 4:29 pm #

    gatherfoundobjectsさん、

    >Thank you for the film suggestions

    You mean the ones I wrote on your site here:
    http://gatherfoundobjects.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/japanese-film/#comments

    Those films are famous in Japan. They show life in post-WW2 Tokyo at the time the Tokyo Tower was built (1958). It’s called 「昭和時代」 (Showa Era) Japan.

    >I am definitely going to rent those titles as well.

    You live in America, right? Can you find those movies there?
    They’re in Japanese. Can you understand Japanese? (Or do they sell “dubbed” Japanese movies there?)

    >Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    Thank you.

    >I will be looking for an English teaching job while in Japan – can you suggest any good schools/companies I could apply to? I have a BA in History and have some teaching experience.

    I can certainly offer some suggestions…but it’d help to know a few things:

    When are you coming to Japan?
    For how long?
    What part of Japan? Tokyo?
    Do you have a valid visa to work in Japan? (Or would you need a company to sponsor you?)
    If you have one, what type of visa is it?
    What type of teaching experience do you have? (this one isn’t always important).
    What age students are you looking to teach? (Adults? Teens? Small kids?)
    What hours are you hoping to work? (Day? Evenings? FT? Weekdays only?)
    Are you planning to look for a job once you arrive here? Or before you come?

    Thanks. Maybe it seems like many questions…
    If you don’t want to answer them “publicly” (ie: this blog), then answer them “privately” on my “Contact form”, here:
    http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~tokyo5/contact.html

    Either way’s fine with me.
    I’ll try to help you, if I can.

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  2. gatherfoundobjects August 2, 2008 at 5:03 am #

    Thank you for the film suggestions, I am definitely going to rent those titles as well. And Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    I will be looking for an English teaching job while in Japan – can you suggest any good schools/companies I could apply to? I have a BA in History and have some teaching experience. I would appreciate any information…thank you!

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  3. tokyo5 August 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm #

    rzapantaさん、

    >Thank you for sharing and please wish your daughter a very happy birthday from your friends on the Net 🙂

    Thanks.

    >I like your new WordPress Theme – it is a much cleaner look. Nice.

    Really? I like it too…but I liked the black one too—it matched my website ( http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~tokyo5/index.html )

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  4. rzapanta August 1, 2008 at 6:37 pm #

    Thank you for sharing and please wish your daughter a very happy birthday from your friends on the Net 🙂

    PS. I like your new WordPress Theme – it is a much cleaner look. Nice.

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  5. tokyo5 August 1, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    MB…and sfrunner…

    ありがとう。 (Thanks).

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  6. sfrunner August 1, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Happy Birthday and many, many more!

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  7. Mb August 1, 2008 at 1:34 am #

    Aww. I remember when she was a baby, too. Happy Birthday, “E”!

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