Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Gomen nasai*

I'm starting to freak myself out a little bit here.

A couple of weeks ago, I took my son on a homeschooling field trip to Ottawa and Smiths Falls. We visited the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and the Hershey Chocolate Factory. Last week, the Hershey Factory had to shut down and recall several of its products after a salmonella scare. I swear, we didn't touch anything!

This week, our homeschooling focus is Japan. We are studying Japan's history, culture, language, and geography. You can see where I'm going with this. No sooner did we explore Japan's vulnerability to earthquakes and tsunamis, did a 7.8 magnitude earthquake strike the Kuril islands, sending a small tsunami towards Hokkaido.

I think we'll return our focus to the three R's for now!

*Japanese for "I am sorry."


Anonymous said...

Perhaps you have second sight.
One of your Grandmothers was suppose to have second sight.

(After all, one of Harry Potters' teacher has it. )


Kurt said...

Your field trip reminded me of some history trivia.

I have a colleague whose Canadian by birth and his ggrandfather was a hodcarrier who helped build the Parliment buildings in Ottawa.

I had the pleasure of visiting the buildings when I was a teenager.

P.S. WWR is correct about the eyes. :)


Valerie said...

Have you had any more second sight occurrences? I find this very interesting!!

Would it be one of my Grandmothers, too, who had the gift of second sight?

Love, Valerie