Suitopia in Konan City

Three times a week, when Mami goes to her part-time job, I watch over Rikuto. Now, I know our 1-year-old son would be quite happy to watch YouTube all day, but that’s not going to happen. Instead, I try to take him to some of the sightseeing places around town. We’ve already done a lot in Kakamigahara, so today we headed south and crossed into Aichi prefecture where we would […]

Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum

Rather than sit in front of the TV all day while keeping an eye on Rikuto, I decided to take him to the Kakamigahara Aerospace museum instead. Kakamigahara is home to the Gifu Self-Defense Force Air Base and the Kawasaki Aerospace Division, so perhaps to make up for the noise of fighter jets flying overhead, the public are treated to a museum dedicated to flying machines. The museum was better […]

Rikuto Playing the Keyboard #2

Here’s a quick video of Rikuto at the shopping center playing on the keyboard. If you missed the video of him playing when he was just 4 months old, watch it here. We think he plays like an angel. His music is poetry to our ears! If you can’t see the video, try watching it here on YouTube. IMPORTANT! I must tell you that Ricky’s granny wrote a lovely poem […]

Rikuto, September 2008

My mum has been hassling me, quite rightly, for some photos and video of her grandson. Here are a couple of pictures after his accident with the lamp, and a video of him crawling, trying to walk and then trying to sleep. If you like, you can find me on Twitter at @nick_ramsay. I’d love to hear from you!

Lamp Smashes on Rikuto’s Head

After staying up late last night to upgrade JapanSoc, I was woken abruptly this morning by a loud smash, a scream, crying, a further scream from my wife, and then the vision of Rikuto’s face covered in blood! An obstacle course Rikuto is getting squirmy, and by that I mean he can squeeze through or climb over all kinds of obstacles. I thought we had done a pretty good job […]

Rikuto Plays Peekaboo

Rikuto loves hiding behind things then surprising us. Sometimes he hides behind the curtain, other times he ducks down behind the coffee table than pops his head up with a beaming smile… before he ducks out of view again. Here he is playing peekaboo with his towel. If you like, you can find me on Twitter at @nick_ramsay. I’d love to hear from you!

Rikuto’s First Birthday

It’s been a whole year since Mami was whisked off to hospital in an ambulance as Rikuto made a rather dramatic entrance into the world. Boy, they sure grow up fast! We took the little “Person of Continents” to our local shopping center to have a really cheapskate party in front of the birthday party goods in the toy section. He then went for a ride in a flashy, red […]

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 […]