Today was a Busy Day

Good evening! How’s it going?

Well, today was a busy one for us. Saturdays usually are, but today had even more on the schedule. As usual, the kids had Japanese school in the morning. However, this time I was scheduled to help out with security duty. But before I started, I had a small walk around the neighborhood near the school. I found this cool flamingo! I love it!

"Flamingo Santa" USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/80 sec, ISO200
“Flamingo Santa” USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.

But then I had to report for security duty. It’s pretty easy. I just sit at the end of one of the hallways and make sure kids don’t wander down the halls during the breaks.

"Waiting" USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO6400
“Waiting” USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.

Another thing I have to do is ring the bell at certain times during the morning to signify when breaktime starts, and when it is over. Today I wasn’t the main security officer, so I just had to follow the lead of the main person and ring my bell when she rang hers.

"School Hallway" USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/70 sec, ISO400
“School Hallway” USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.

Sounds pretty boring, right? So I had a few hours to read (The Martian), Instagram, and of course take some photos of the school. And my shoes.

"The View" USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO2000
“The View” USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.

Security duty was uneventful as usual. For lunch, we went to In-n-Out Burger and brought the food home so we could begin our Star Wars marathon. Yes, we are going to watch all six Star Wars movies in preparation for Episode VII. That meant starting with The Phantom Menace. It was awful! Wow. I couldn’t believe how bad it was. It was tough to make it all the way through. But at least that is over with. There’s nowhere to go but up!

"Watching the Movie" USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2015.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/105 sec, ISO6400
“Watching the Movie” USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2015.

The big event of the day was Bay’s piano recital. He has advanced pretty far in his piano. This time, he was third from the last spot! His performance was super today. I am so proud! I didn’t get a photo of him playing, but the picture below is of him (wearing the jacket) and the other three final pianists.

"Waiting to Perform" USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/25 sec, ISO6400
“Waiting to Perform” USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.

After the recital, we went to an udon restaurant named “Daito” that I had not been to before. It was delicious! Besides udon, we enjoyed donburi, saké, and sushi. Yum!

"Sushi Roll" USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/50 sec, ISO12800
“Sushi Roll” USA. Texas. Austin. 2015.

Now it is about 10:30pm and I am exhausted. But, I wanted to write a little about my day. It was a fun one!

おやすみなさい!Good night!

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