Anthony’s New Plush-Toy Friend: Welcome Buta-chan!
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Pig in a Pocket awaiting permission to look -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — full exif
Pig in a Pocket
awaiting permission to look
Discovery -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — full exif
Discovery
Looks Cute! -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1100 — full exif
Looks Cute!
My New Piggy Friend! -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — full exif
My New Piggy Friend!
( I don't remember what was going on for this one ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1250 — full exif
( I don't remember what was going on for this one )
Playing Peek-a-Boo with Piggy magnetic hooves add to the fun -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/4.5, ISO 4500 — full exif
Playing Peek-a-Boo with Piggy
magnetic hooves add to the fun

Anthony got a new cousin today, but last week got a new member of his own little family, a stuffed plush pig he's named Buta-chan (ぶたちゃん, which essentially means “Little Piggy” in Japanese). He's a gift from one of Fumie's ballet friends, Aoyama-san, who has never met Anthony, but sort of fell in love with him via my blog.

Climbing Play again, the magnetic hooves are key -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/4.5, ISO 4500 — full exif
Climbing Play
again, the magnetic hooves are key
Meeting Curious George plush-toy buddies -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/3.5, ISO 2000 — full exif
Meeting Curious George
plush-toy buddies

George and Buta-chan became fast friends, so I may need to get another plush-toy passport. As I write this, Anthony, George, and Buta-chan are all sleeping together.

Anthony learns one new kanji (“Chinese character”) a day in school, and it just so happened that today's was “青” (blue / spring green), the “Ao” of Buta-chan's benefactor, Aoyama-san. He's already had the character for “yama” (山, mountain), so on his practice paper earlier this evening, he could use her name as an example word (青山さん), which he did and thought was cool.

Thanks, Aoyama-san!


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