Ramsay Ramblings 6/12/2008

Here’s another installment of Ramsay Ramblings so you can keep up with all the exciting happenings in my neck of the woods… Guns in Japan? Maybe so… In response to the shocking attack in Akihabara over the weekend, some people were calling for guns to be made legal. I don’t know what the current laws are regarding firearms in Japan, but I was surprised to see this sign at my […]

Crazy Egg-Laying Chinese Pop Duck

My wife took our new baby, Rikuto, to visit his grandmother and other relatives today. For most of them, it was the first time to see him so he got lots of new clothes and presents. Now, this is where it gets interesting, my wife’s uncle married a Chinese girl half his age, and she already had two children from her previous marriage in China. Now, both children have joined her […]

Rikuto’s New Clothes

Rikuto’s grandparents in England sent him some nice new clothes, which should fit him perfectly by the time Christmas comes around. You can see how happy he was in the photo below. The card that came with them read: Dear Ricky, I have sent you this little outfit. I know you will look so cute in it. I have loved looking at all your photos and videos. You have grown […]

I (kind of) won the Japanese lottery!

Okay, so I didn’t win the “Nenmatsu Jumbo”, but as a teacher I get sent quite a lot of New Year cards from my students. These postcards, from the post office, are marked with a number which if you’re lucky could be picked as the winning number in the post office’s New Year lottery. Here’s some background on “Nengajou” from Wikipedia: The Japanese have a custom of sending New Year’s […]