Sushi for Setsubun

"Ehoumaki Waiting" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Ehoumaki Waiting” Cedar Park, 2017


Today is Setsubun 🎌, which means that it is time to eat our lucky-direction sushi, or ehoumaki. As you can see in the photo, there were three large sushi rolls wrapped up (and extra sushi cut and ready for eating). Mariko had to work this evening, so she made the sushi earlier for us so we could enjoy it for dinner, while following the traditional way of eating it.

The tradition is to eat the entire sushi roll, while facing a certain direction depending on the year. This year’s direction was pretty much north, but just a tiny bit to the west. You might be able to see, but Mariko wrote the direction on my sushi roll so I wouldn’t forget. 😊

In addition to facing the certain direction, you are not allowed to speak until you finish your entire sushi roll! By following these two rules, you ensure the upcoming year is a prosperous one. 😄

I hope you enjoyed your day!



"Fun with Mirrors" Austin, 2017
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“Fun with Mirrors” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight I took Bay shopping for some clothes he needs tomorrow. He’ll be participating in a competition with the Robotics Club and the dress code for the event is black slacks, white shirt, and black tie for some reason.

Anyways, while he was trying on his clothes in the dressing room, I found a hat and had some fun taking photos in the mirrors. I kind of liked the hat, but would never wear it normally. Plus Bay wasn’t too fond of it. 😜

Earlier today I did some shopping online for some prescription reading glasses. I found a pair of super-cheap frames (which still looked like they would be comfortable), and added the lowest price lenses to the order. Grand total was less than $20! We’ll see how they work out, but if they suck, I won’t have spent too much… And it will only be a small part of my yearly vision allowance that my employer covers. 😄

I hope you had a nice Thursday!



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🎶 Have a great Thursday!