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February 16, 2007

Care package #5639 from Obachan

My Obachan (Japanese for grandmother) is an incredibly sweet, classy and generous lady. She continues to bring me close to tears with every care package she has sent over the 22 years that we've been family.












Your obaachan is super nice!! She must be a lovely lady. =) I eat the same ochazuke as you! Hehe. I love all the hina matsuri goodies you received. They're so pretty and festive! Sorry, I couldn't help but to check your granny's letter out (what a sweet lady, I noticed all the furigana & okurigana, but the photo was taken from a distance... did she write something about hinting you & Jonah for baby or some baby clothing?? Is she hinting you to get busy? =O Anyway, enjoy the goodies!!

Posted by: Christine at February 16, 2007 3:30 PM

just lovely everything...I love grandmothers.

Posted by: mary at February 16, 2007 3:50 PM

Oh wow. How does she pack so that even the origami creatures survived? And I love that paper in the last photo!

Posted by: Mark at February 16, 2007 10:46 PM

Bachan's are the best. I miss my bachan. She made a sweet sticky rice with anko dessert. It was like mochi, but the rice wasn't pounded. She didn't speak any English and I didn't learn Japanese until I was an adult. She immigrated to California in 1936, so it was funny to hear her pre-WWII nihongo.

Posted by: bobby at February 17, 2007 1:50 AM

like Gene Huckman(sp?) said in "Bird Cage"--"...they don't make woman like that any more..." so, shao-li, you are one of the lucky ones to have an obachan like that...
p.s. can I have your obachan's number by the way:-)

Posted by: reichi at February 21, 2007 11:51 AM
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