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Visiting Nijo Castle Kyoto, Japan

Above is the Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan which was built after Tokugawa Ieyasu the founder of Tokugawa Shogunate orders the feudal lords in Western Japan to contribute to the building of the castle in 1601.

Hello again; I am Repsag my friend Melissa allowed me a tiny space in her blog so I can narrate one of my stories…(Ghh) I mean one of my grand grand grand mother stories. It result that a very distant grandmother used to be  a servant at the Nijo Castle; and please do not ask me why I was there….I mean why she was there, because I do not know. However; I can tell you that traveling around runs in my family….. I was known as Mei back there….Sorry  I keep writing this in first person but it was actually a distant relative story….. I remember it was 1614 and the castle was the host of the war council . There were a lot of soldier and a lot of maids were required to attempt all the commotion in that place. However, I was assigned as a maid to the doctor of the palace; is where I learned some medicine which will let me travel around Japan to learn more about medicinal herbs.  The life inside the castle in war-time was chaos because; there were injured person everywhere and the lack of food could be seen in the town. As a nurse inside the palace, food and stability was not a problem. However, my conscience did not let me sleep at night after the times I went outside in my free times because  I could see how peasant were living no food, no men left to do the hard work, children without parents; it was a mess. One of the reason I decided to left the castle was to help people who need me; so I started to travel around helping in farming and as a doctor; until a hit a small town in Japan where there were a lot of orphan children and I settle there for a couple of years. …… D… I did  it again, I keep switching to first person; I think it is because I take as personal others people experiences.

I decided to do a writing assignment of When and Where Would you live which is worth 3 starts. One of the focus this week is to use our host characters and do stories about them . For this reason; I decided that my host character will write a small memoir about part of her life in Kyoto Japan.  Why do I choose Kyoto Japan? because I like Japan culture and I wish to go and visit all this cool places and to take a lot of photos.

Data of the Dead…

I hope that you will not read this my dear Anna. I wish to be the first one to leave because I would not be able to see you go. If by any chance your Uncle discover our marriage; he will kill me. I will die for our love, if this happen please tried to put flowers in my grave. If by any change he does not let you,  light a candle for my soul. I will be doomed for marrying a child, but you are my love.  Keep living, they will be someone else for you. I do not poses anything, I do not have cars, properties, or banks account. However, you took the only thing that I was not able to let go … my heart.

Please dear Anna do not cry for me for long cause it will not let me rest in peace.



This is a writing assignment of Data of the Dead, where a fictional character leave a will. Because of this week assignment, I had to link it to one of the reading, for this reason I choose Tony of Last Respect to leave his will. This writing assignment is worth 3 stars.

Favorite holiday.


My favorite holiday will be Christmas. Christmas beside that we celebrate the born of Jesus, is the time of the year that all my family gets together. It does not matter if they are across the continent, they gather together and we celebrate it. I started the tradition to take my little cousin (Allison) to buy a Christmas tree from the farms and put it together. We start celebrating Christmas on December 24 around 9 pm. My mothers and unties get together to get the cooking done. We are around 30 to 35 people on Christmas. So the cooking is big, we got pork, turkey, some tamales (maize cake fill out with meat or pork), rice, mashed potatoes, a cake, wine, homemade hot chocolate, paneton (sweet bread), and more. They start cooking early, while my little cousins and I start to put our ginger houses together (I started the tradition). Around 9 pm on December 24 we get together to have dinner, and we spend hours talking, playing games or watching movies. Around 11:45 pm my mother start filling champagne glass with champagne for the adults, and for the child ginger soda. Around 12 pm celebrate Christmas with a toast, and some words of the homeowner. The Christmas tree is barely visible because of the pile of present, everybody get a present from everyone.  We start to open our gifts, here is where the fun start. We love to play tricks when opening the present , the way we do it is either by wrapping the present really bad (a lot of layer) or we hide the gift in another present, and let them open the decoy. This process can take up around two hours or so. By now it will be around 2 am, we start listening to loud music (lol) and drinking at least the adults. My little cousins start playing with their games or they fall sleep. If the house where we are is big enough, we will spend the night in there and have breakfast in the morning. Or we will leave and come back for lunch the next day.

This assignment name Holifaves and it worth 2 1/2 star.

Dear Diary

September 8, 1989

Dear dairy;

Another boring day at the bottom of the ocean, how sweet will be to be able to walk the earth with the humans. I think it will be able to experience new thing and people may like me. Here, I am hated because I am octopus witch. I got a crystal ball and I can see what the little princesses are doing at the palace. Ariel, came today to ask me for a favor. AHHH!!! I do not do favors; she does not know it yet. She asked to be a human. OF course I did it, but I took her voice. She thinks that she can  be happy without a voice. Humans need it to interact with other people. If they see a person with a disability they pity that person. She will not be happy. Muahhh I want to see King Triton reaction when he does not find her little Ariel…. I have to go and find myself some more ingredients for my potions tomorrow because the little princess took almost everything…. It was worth it. But I also want to keep an eye on the palace, I want to see the commotion that will develop….


This assignment was to write a diary entry from the perspective of a Disney’s villain. This assignment is worth 3 points