Oasis Aoyama

Oasis Aoyama
Aoyama, Morioka, Iwate

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Party for Adult






Thursday, December 15, 2016

Recommended reading

Eat, Pray,Love

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Chrisween party

Thank you very much for coming to this year's Chrisween party!
We had so much fun playing games, making craft and having lunch together. Dale's Lasagna and Blueberry cream cheese pie was so good every year! Craft theme was Candle holder. All kids did a good job! 

Have a good winter vacation!
See you at next year's Chrisween party!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Chrisween 2016

craft time
 Another Chrisween Party has come and gone. Everyone seemed to have lots of fun.
Starting with this year's candle holder craft.
Lasagna for lunch.
Games and lots of sweet treats inbetween!

Lunch time
Candy and eyeball hunt

bowling for a prize

Friday, November 4, 2016


Many people (Oasis members) enjoy beef tongue. Even though the texture of the "meat" is a little muscular and looks strange before cooking. Tastes OK but.......I can't get this picture out of my mind while trying to eat such a thing!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

It's interesting to compare contrasting thoughts and ideas whenever I travel somewhere. In the end perhaps we are all, mostly the same but a little different on how to do some things.

Travel day back to Japan

Left our apartment at around 12 noon for 
Berlin's Tegel airport. 

We could enjoy an uneventful but long trip home to Morioka arriving at 8:33 pm. See you tomorrow!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Day 12 Last full day in Berlin

Our last day in Berlin. Sunday afternoon at the zoo! Not a lot of options for things to do. 
Since most everywhere is closed on Sundays.

Typical zoo sights. 
Beautiful weather for walking around outside.

 Last lunch enjoying German draft beer.

Returning to our apartment front entrance to end our time in Berlin. Tomorrow it's back to Morioka.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day 11 Berlin

On our way to Kurfurstendamm shopping avenue for some shopping on the West side of Berlin.
Busy street with many shoppers out and about!

The top of my head again!

This store sells only Christmas goods all year round! 
It was like a museum inside!

I had to wait forever to get this but it was worth the wait! Delicious bacon cheese burger.

Had lunch at the top of KaDaWe department store. Apple strudel with fresh cream for dessert!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Day 10 Day trip to Dresden

We left Berlin at 7 am by train and arrived in Dresden at around 9. 

We spent the day around the Dresden Castle area including Zwinger Palace. Most of the buildings had been rebuilt or restored to their original form. It was a little strange that they looked old but were not really?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Day 9 in Berlin

Slow day today. Out and about around the apartment area. Cooking, eating and drinking!