Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Let's face it, my world evolves around Mino. Every second in my life at this moment is Minori. She evades my privacy and personal space. Infact she is like a limb that cannot be remove. It's not that I mind, it's just I need some time for myself too.

Don't get me wrong I love her. I love when she scream and pout, wanting me to pick her up and cuddle her in my arms. I love her when she babbles repeatedly, "tata ta ta tatata." I love that she is my Minori. Ahhh yes a mini me, a mini Shingo.

I might not be rich, famous, or somebody big. I might not be out there saving humanity, or the world. So thank you to those who are out there making this world a better place. I know that my place is here with my Minori, because I'm somebody big to her.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Poopy Diaper

Kids are so amazing! This evening I went to a baby shower. We were playing a game called 'poopy diaper', it's like 'hot potato' instead we just pass a poopy diaper around. Of course, it's a fake poopy diaper. I can't imagine if we used a real one. Stinky! Anyways, it was the highlight of the evening. The kids had so much fun.

It's was amuzing to watch them get all hyped up from passing a diaper around. One was doing little jumps on the couch and the other one was sitting down on an adult lap. Their eyes were just filled with sparkles as their arms extended reaching out to catch that poopy diaper with their chubby little fingers. Smiles and giggles were constantly exchange between the toddlers. That was a moment of happiness for everyone.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Today I'd attend the "Nobody's Perfect" Workshop at Queen Elizabeth School. I had a taxi come to pick me up. As I got in and buckled Mino up I start reading the taxi rate. $3.50 for 66 meters and .10 after that. I seriously don't know how those damn meters work.

My taxi cost was covered for me but...gosh I couldn't believe the price of the taxi fare. As I was riding in the taxi my eyes were fixed on the meter. It started at $ 3.50 then rose to $ 4.00 as the taxi pass College Drive, thinking to myself, 'not bad.'

As we arrived at our second destination the taxi pulled to a stop in front of an apartment. As I waited for person #2 to come down from her home. I noticed the meter was now $ 10.00, and then it rose to 10.10, 10.20, ...14.10. It rose $4.00 more even though the taxi was in park. I didn't know those counted too. Imagine if there was a traffic jam and I was stuck for hours, how much would the fare be then? Realistically I live in Saskatoon and there is no such thing as an hour traffic jam, yet.

By the time we got to our destination (which happens to be the wrong place anyways) the fare came up to about $ 20.00 something. Gosh how can anyone afford to ride a taxi?