Figured out how to upload videos - oooohhhh, dangerous. This is the one from last night of Marina and Shou -and me trying to get them to say things to NZ granny, and then them slobbering all over the camera lens. I was going to erase the talking cause a) I sound so kiwi (which is no surprise seeing as from NZ but I always get a shock when I hear myself after living in Japan for so long) b) I'm speaking Japanese to the kids (which doesn't bode well for my 'must speak more English' regime) and c) I sound like a complete dickhead. BUT, nevermind. So within the space of two days you get a proper photo AND my voice. God aren't we lucky.
I have nearly finished the DVD for mum. Has taken a bit of navigating my way round the i-movies on the new computer. I was getting quite capable with my old MAC but the new one is set out differently and while I am sure it has loads of cool new functions it has meant a bit of faffing round. After the movie I've put a run of photos with music - Life is a highway from Lightening McQueen. What I'm really hoping for is for me to get a recording of Shou singing it as very comical and much more fun as BGM.
I just need to take a few more pics from the kids kindy festival tonight and then hopefully I can get it away on Tuesday. Yay. Now I just need to recruit my sisters and brother for recent pics so I can order a photo book from frogprints, an online photo place that I have used a couple of times before and found to be really good. That will take a bit more organizing but I think it would be great for all of us to have one and for 3,000 yen each it's well worth the hassle.
Hub came home at lunch time so he could go to get his hair chopped for the wedding tomorrow. I had to withdrawer 30,000 yen ($500) for his gift money. Sigh. He has another one at the end of July too. The wedding bus is picking him up at 10:55am tomorrow morning. The ceremony starts at 1pm and the reception at 3pm. Most people only get invited to the reception but it would appear that, as cousins or tenth cousins once removed or whatever he is, he is expected at the ceremony too. The receptions are generally two hours followed by a bit of faffing round, followed by some more faffing round, before faffing round a bit more and finally getting on the bus home, which will have beer and possibly onigiri provided and quite possibly some 'inflight' entertainment by way of karaoke.
Right, just wait till this finishes loading. Need to ring mum. She had a consult with the oncologist today and I think should have been getting her first round of shite chemo meeds to start on Monday.
edit - an hour and a half later - still won't finish uploading vid so guess it's a no go. Damn. Has also started pissing down but the sky doesn't look all rainy and dark so maybe it will pass - it has an hour or kinder games and fireworks will be cancelled :( Perhaps will have to pick up some fireworks when go to get the kids soon so we can do them when the rain stops. Bugger though. The teachers (and me) have been really working the summer festival up. I swear it's the only reason the kids have done anything I've asked this week!!
Edit - thanks to comment by Illahee I uploaded vid onto photobucket and managed to get it here finally. Yay. Now, just ignore my voice and watch silly cute children!! Hub being very romantic (as in hugs and not just hip swivels) so off to bed now.