Like I told you in the last kanji post I would like to share with you over the next weeks my favorite kanji s. I learnt a little Japanese while I lived in Japan and some kanji s are just stick with me, while others I forget. It is not easy to learn Japanese and especially the kanji s, but I will continue my study here from Iceland.
Second is: Kawa
It means river.
The reason I love this kanji is similar to why I love ame (rain), it makes so much sense when you look at it. It's like you are looking at river flowing :)
This was one of the first kanji s I learnt because I saw it so often on road signs.
I would like to share with you over the next weeks my favorite kanji s. I learnt a little Japanese while I lived in Japan and some kanji s are just stick with me, while others I forget. It is not easy to learn Japanese and especially the kanji s, but I will continue my study here from Iceland.
First is: Ame
It means rain.
The reason I love this kanji is that is makes so much sense when you look at it. It's like you are looking at rain through a window :)
I had seen this kanji many times and when someone told me what it means I realized I should have know.
Today I start work at 11 am so I had a little free time this morning with my daughter.
I went to check on the vegetable garden that have been prepared for us and the plants I am going to plant. I volunteered to plant for my friend as well as the plants came on Thursday, the day before we both went for a vacation, I for a long weekend but she for at least two weeks!
I will have a lot to do tonight when I finished at work and my daughter is asleep :)
So here are a few pictures from this morning. Hrísey really is a Paradise in the North.
When we had checked out the vegetable garden and the plants we went on a mission to find all the different types of flowers that are in bloom at the moment. These are the ones we found, just in our garden :)
We also have rhubarb, I think I will have to cut the flower tonight before I start with the planting so the flower doesn't take all the water and energy form the rhubarb itself.
Finally while my daughter played in the sand I checked our Alaska Willow bush (at least I think that is the name of it). They were cut down a year ago since they were getting way to big and now they are starting to get some little branches on them. We have to keep the grass in check so that the little ones can breath and get some sun light. We have a whole row of them at the end of our lawn.
When I say we of course I mean my parents and my sister, since I am only staying here for the summer in their house ;)
Just finished making my lunch for tomorrow.
Tomorrow I will start my work at the local super market for full shifts. I have worked for a few hours after I have finished working in the kindergarten.
I am finally getting my barrings after the big move and staying a wake longer than dinner time. This month has been a bit though and I have not been taking good enough care of myself. Now it's time to change that again. I have to start building myself up again after the move and the little illness I had in the beginning of the year.
Starting point: meals.
Homemade salad with homemade salad dressing and water :)
When I was living in Japan people were very curious about the midnight sun and the fact that here in Iceland we don't really have nights in the summer time. For some reason I had to go to the toilet in the middle of the night and saw how bright it still was, or already was, I don't know which so I took a picture. As it happens I took a similar picture yesterday evening, when a flock of Seagulls were eating out on the fjord and then when I woke up this morning I decided to take the third picture just to show you. I did not have camera on auto, the same light settings were on for all three pictures. Hover over the picture to see the time they are taken !!!