Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dec ,1 Snow Update

Hi All,

It was a warm evening last night and very warm today. The ski area were unable to make snow.

Everybody needs to do a special snow dance! The Good news is that at least Hokkaido is getting some snow. Sugadaira is next!

Bye for now.


Snow update

Hi Everyone,

It was cool last night and the snow machines were making snow in full force. It did warm up today and is warm now. 4 degrees C. Hope fully it will cool down tonight so they can make more.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Snow condition update

Hi everyone,

Here are some pictures of the Omatsu and Tsubakuro today. Still very warm.

I went to Nagano today for shopping. In a parking lot of one of the stores I called Yasuda San of Team Rush just to tell him I was in Japan and looking forward to the season. When I ask what he was doing, he said he was shopping. I asked Where? He told me the name of the store. "It was the same place I was"!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable, He was 50m away from me. What are the chances of that! We both laughed.

I hope you are having a good weekend. I am looking forward to seeing you all.

Bye for now.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ski tune up!

Good morning!

Temperatures are still warm in Sugadaira. I have heard it is suppose to cool down in a few days though. Hopefully!

If any of you have skis to tune up I can do that before snow comes. You could send them to Zonntaggu with your order request.

Hope to see you soon!


First Day in Japan


Yes, I am in Japan! I am also up at Sugadaira. Unfortunately, there is not enough snow made for this weekend. Sorry to those who were to come for the first weekend of training!

It is very warm in Japan compared to Canada. When I left Kelowna the warm temperature was -12! It has been snowing there too. Hopefully, it will cool off up here soon.

Vancouver airport looks so fancy now. Here are a few pictures from the International departure gates.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas tree


Since I am not in Canada for Christmas, we do some events together early. Like decorating the Christmas tree, having a special dinner and so on.

In Canada all new homes built are not permitted to install wood burning fire places. Our house was built in the 80's. We have 2 wood burning fire places. They are so nice to have in the Fall and winter. They really warm up the house, and they look so cozy.

Bye for now.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Makaiya's "Charly Brown Christmas" play

Makaiya's School has been preparing the since September for the Performances today. This year Her class was singing in the back ground. The older kids were in the main roles. It was Fun! The play was called "Charley Brown Christmas". It is a very old Animation production. They show it on TV every Christmas. The teachers of the school made it into a lay for the kids. They do it every year. Makaiya would like a bigger role in years to come.

Bye for now.


Japanese garden form Grampa Ito


My last week in Canada and getting things ready for my trip to Japan.

My cousin in Kelowna is selling his house. My Grandpa Ito made a Japanese style garden around the house. He asked me to take as many rocks and trees as possible. The garden looks very good ,but to buyers for the house, it is intimidating. Most people do not know how to maintain it. Plus, he wants to keep the trees and rocks in the Ito Family. I am enjoying moving the trees and rocks to my house. I will have to place them all properly in the spring. Something to look forward to !!

see you soon!