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Door 2: Japanese Culture Day
Task 4: If you like Japanese food, treat yourself to a favorite dish.
My teenage daughter and I spent a wonderful evening together at the mall, shopping and laughing and talking. We ate at my favorite restaurant called Yummy Japan and I got Teriyaki Chicken. It is the best meal ever out of a Styrofoam container. :D They cook it all right in front of you. I don't know how they get their veggies so tender and yummy but it's the best part of the meal.
Book: Read a graphic novel or a book set in a school or academic setting. I read Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell.
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?
My take: This graphic novel made it to the finals of the goodreads choice awards. It was a really fun read and the pictures are amazingly detailed and beautiful. I loved the message it sent. The ones most important are right in front of us if we just opened our eyes and looked at them and appreciate how much they bring into our lives. It was heartwarming!