OK, so I realize that she would need to be wearing a trenchcoat and tall boots and a pocket watch on a chain to be steampunk, but whatever. There is this totally crazy ueber-Japanese shopping center called American Village near us. Obviously, it's trying to be American, and in doing so it is extremely fake, hilarious, cute, fun, and oh-so-Japanese. It's a big tourist draw for the mainlanders who come down here vacationing as well as Americans who like the 1,001 restaurants, an outdoor mall to walk around, and a delicious fresh burger. And there is this really random, totally steampunk fountain that Eva is completely obsessed with. We have to visit it before and after we go into the Habu Box (a t-shirt shop that's by it).
I learned several things this week, some of which are...
- For pictures of Eva and other little white kids, shooting in JPEG is actually better than RAW right now--not sure if it's my white balance of my free editing software or what.
- If given 3 equally good pictures, 2 of which do not have her in them, I will choose the one with her in it. Because I'm the mom. Hence this picture being chosen.
- It was ridiculously refreshing to take pictures at a place that is not my house or the immediate surroundings.
- I just realized she's out of focus. Boo. Or is she just grainy?
- Two-year-olds are just as "fun" as everybody says they are. There have been lots of tears. Mostly hers.
- Apparently she has amazingly beautiful hair--a random stranger comments on it every day!
- She's still got the kawaii* for the mainlanders. Their adorations of her actually delayed my shopping quite a bit. It's so sweet.
- I am going on and on about her.
- I am the patient that my ophthalmologist ponders on his day off and calls to discuss further care.
- You can bring a cat to water...and you can make it drink.
"Catty" floated over to the edge and I was able to fish her out. And yes, she was thrown deliberately. And no, Evagirl did not get her right back.
*"cute" in Japanese