Passed!

2 Feb

I wrote a post last year that my oldest daughter took (and passed) her high school entrance exam…and that I gave her a special Kit-Kat chocolate before her exam (Click here to read it).

Well, last week my second daughter took her high school entrance exam for the same school that my oldest daughter attends.

Just as I did for my oldest daughter, I gave my second daughter a package of special Kit-Kat chocolate to wish her luck.

「ミルクコーヒー味」 ("Milk Coffee flavor")

Today the results of the exams were announced. My daughter passed! 🙂
So beginning this April, my two oldest daughters will go to the same high school (my youngest will still be in junior high).

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Also, as I wrote yesterday, it snowed in the Tokyo area last night.
There wasn’t much snow in Tokyo this morning…but I had to go to a rural area to the north of Tokyo. There was more snow up there this morning.
I took a few photos with my cell-phone camera.
Here they are (click them to enlarge):

Snow on a mailbox.

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Tomorrow is the Japanese holiday 「節分」 (“Setsubun“).

Click here to read my post from last year in which I explain this holiday (and some other Japanese holidays in February too).

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14 Responses to “Passed!”

  1. naoko February 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    おめでございます。
    You might have been more nervous than your daughter!

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    • tokyo5 February 5, 2010 at 1:28 am #

      >おめでございます。

      サンキュー。

      >You might have been more nervous than your daughter!

      I’m sure.

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  2. pongrocks February 4, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    congrats to your daughter 🙂

    I wish we had as less snow over here in Germany as you have in tokyo 🙂 we got about 40 cm over the last few days, and I don’t even live in the mountains (about 140m above sea level) ^^ Now it’s all starting to melt… I already slipped once and bruised a rip yesterday 😛

    However… interesting that there are cell phone companies of which I have never heard a word… ^^

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    • tokyo5 February 5, 2010 at 1:13 am #

      >congrats to your daughter 🙂

      ありがとう。 (Thank you.)

      >we got about 40 cm (of snow)

      Wow. Does it always snow alot in Germany in the wintertime?

      >I already slipped once and bruised a rib yesterday

      Sounds painful. Are you OK?

      > interesting that there are cell phone companies of which I have never heard a word

      Yes. Japan uses a different platform for cell-phone service than other countries.
      So foreign phones can’t be used here.
      Since I came to Japan long before cell-phones were invented, the only cell-phones I’ve seen or used are the ones here.

      What kind of cell-phone do you use?

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  3. cuteandcurls February 3, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    Congratulations to both your daughters for passing their exams. I like how Kit Kat in Japan makes chocs specifically for this purpose..how lovely. Im with MB i like the blades of grass photo. It looks more like rice or wheat to me. That hand-phone camera of yours sure take some good shots, i would ask you what’s the model but i know its not the Nokia or Sony Ericsson kind 😀 See how Japanese anime educate me 🙂 its from Maruko & Keroro do I know about Setsubun so happy tossing all those soya beans. Out with the bad luck in with the good!! Heres to a good year filled with good luck and good fortune to you and your family ..

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    • tokyo5 February 3, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

      >Congratulations to both your daughters for passing their exams.

      Thank you.

      >I like how Kit Kat in Japan makes chocs specifically for this purpose..

      Kit-Kat Japan has many flavors.
      Look at this post I wrote:

      https://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/kit-kat-japan/

      And this one:

      https://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/otoshidama-kit-kat/

      >Im with MB i like the blades of grass photo. It looks more like rice or wheat to me.

      No. It was a farm…but not rice (rice fields are very unique looking) or wheat.
      Those a Japanese long onions.

      >That hand-phone camera of yours sure take some good shots

      Do you think so?
      My cell-phone is old…and I think the camera isn’t good.
      My daughter’s cell-phone camera is much better.

      > i would ask you what’s the model but i know its not the Nokia or Sony Ericsson kind

      No. We use the biggest cell-phone company in Japan…”DoCoMo“.

      >Heres to a good year filled with good luck and good fortune to you and your family ..

      Thanks.

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      • cuteandcurls February 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

        I knew it was Docomo but I didnt want to say it until you confirm it for me 🙂 Naoko once sent to me (which I still keep because i love all the selections in there) a catalogue of Docomo phones. Its good to know that Japan has its own private hand phone company widely used only in Japan.

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      • tokyo5 February 4, 2010 at 12:56 am #

        Actually there are three major cell-phone companies in Japan.

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      • cuteandcurls February 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

        I see, is Docomo the widely used hand phone company in Japan? Looking at the kit kat selections found exclusively in Japan, there are a few I would love to give a try like the soya sauce kit kat, green tea kit kat (as i love green tea) Sakura, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Kansai and so many more ..you’re so spoilt for choice however like you, I prefer bitter dark chocolate …

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      • tokyo5 February 5, 2010 at 1:39 am #

        >is Docomo the widely used hand phone company in Japan?

        Yes. It’s the most popular and largest of the three.

        When cell-phones first came about, Japan had the companies DoCoMo, J-Phone, and Tsuka.

        I chose DoCoMo because it’s owned by NTT…the “land-line” phone company in Japan, and I never heard of the other two before then.
        I didn’t want a “fly-by-night” company.

        I was right too. Tsuka closed not long after…and J-Phone almost closed but was bought out by the European cell-phone company Vodafone who wanted to expand into Japan.

        But Vodafone couldn’t compete with DoCoMo in Japan, so it was bought out again…and now it’s called “Softbank“.

        Also, KDDI, Japan’s biggest international call company, started a cell-phone service in Japan called “au“.

        So now the cell-phone companies in Japan are DoCoMo, Softbank, and au.

        >there are a few (Kit-Kat) I would love to give a try

        You should come to Japan. They’re not really considered so special here…you can find them at convenience stores, supermarkets, candy stores, etc.

        >you’re so spoilt for choice

        Maybe…but I seldom eat junk-food.

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  4. Mb February 3, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Congratulations to her! That’s fantastic!

    Nice pictures–I like the ground-level one with the blades of grass coming through the snow.

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    • tokyo5 February 3, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

      >Congratulations to her! That’s fantastic!

      Thank you.

      >Nice pictures–I like the ground-level one with the blades of grass coming through the snow.

      Actually, those are 長ネギ (Long Onion) plants.

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  5. Sir Pent February 3, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    Congrats to your daughter!

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