Last month, during the "Umi no Hi" (translated as Ocean Day, I guess hehe), much to everybody’s disappointment, it rained. I doubt if anybody made it to the beach on that day. As for us, we found ourselves hitching a ride to Costco in Makuhari, Chiba. It was the first time for us to visit the place here in Japan, although I did get to visit one of its stores when I was in LA. It was a nice experience. We bought many stuffs, most of them large American sizes, and practically stuffed the van with our goodies (along with our friends’ loot, of course). I was so happy to find a large bag of tortillas and an equally large can of nacho cheese!
Well, among our loot was a preschool workbook for Aya, and interactive software CDs for kids her age. Aya couldn’t wait to try each of the CDs on the computer. The CDs contained learning tasks and games for spelling and Math, video clips, even a software for drawing! The drawing software is soo cool. A some sort of Adobe Photoshop for kids. Aya was able to use the software to create drawings on the computer. Of course, there’s no substitute for drawing on paper, especially for someone her age who’s still exploring her artistic abilities. But it’s a nice introduction to what one can do on the computer. Who knows, maybe in the future Aya will be a computer graphics animator, hehe!