Monday, December 18, 2006


Lately I've been labeled by my team as saying, "Booya" when I do things right... or when good things happen. Mark even has this dance that he will promise that I do... but don't listen to him. If you haven't seen me do the "booya dance" then don't believe such falsehoods.

Whether I dance or not is not the topic of interest. Merely I would like to give a "Booya" to some fun things in my life right now... You may be wondering about the weird-o collage next to this text (check out picasa through Google~ it's free and amazing photoshop stuff). That's right LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! I got my Japanese driver's license today. I was EXHAUSTED for some reason. But I got in and drove (for my second time) for the Japanese DMV. The first time I failed was because I could have hit a potential bicycle or moped when turning left. It's a technicality that would take much too much time to write about. ANYWAY. So finally today, I passed my test. When I parked the car the guy said, "Iiyo" or "You're good." That was HUGELY pleasing because they are HUGELY picky. Okay, enough about my test. I got it. Hooray! It was SO wonderful to hold that baby in my hands (baby meaning the license) and I even took a good picture. Ha ha! I just sat in the office and prayed and prayed and prayed and at one point I told the Lord, "Just how you got me through college. Please get me through this test." Seriously people! You just never know if you will find favor with these DMV people or not. I was reminded again of Esther and how her King found favor in her and offered her up to half of his kingdom. I feel like God has given me such a sweet gift this morning.

The next thing I would like to give another BOOYA to is my eldest and cuteyest brother Jeremy. I feel bad not leaving his birthday message up longer... so please scroll down and read my "Ode to Jeremy" birthday message. Happy "booya" Birthday Jeremy.
A fun picture of Mary, Mark, Jean, Naoko, and Asako at Tsukiji or the fish market. I just found this on Mary's computer.
Finally, a fun picture of Masashi and I. Seriously people. I require more sleep to function at a normal Joanna level. Otherwise I just turn into this.
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your mom said...

Woo-hoo, girl, you're awesome!These are way fun and cute pictures of you, but wait... where's that diamond lip ring you promised would be so alluring? :)
Congratulations! I am so proud of you! XOXOXO

Joanna Kay said...

Oh mother dearest... you are SOO cute. I love you lots.

jamie said...

good job jo! yeah!

Kelli B said...

that's way cool!!! i loved that you sent me a msg from your cell when it happened. thanks friend!

dude! i'm totally pumped for you - Booya 100 times! : )

ps - that is REALLY cool picasa stuff..i've got taht program but never used it before like that. watch out...i may just have to do so!

Jordan said...

Congratulations! I knew you could do it. You're a great driver. But I hear Japanese deer trembling?

leah said...

yay! congrats!

emily said...

You ROCK! good job. I need to get my Texas Driver's license...just doesn't seem as cool as a Japanese one.

Megan B. said...

Congrats!! Does Japan even have deer?!?! For some very strange reason it seems odd that deer would live anywhere but the U.S. Don't ask me why. Anyway, again - Congrats!!!!

Maren said...

jo . . i didnt quite understand that last comment . . I thought a normal Joanna level was you trying to kiss masumi?! haha

merry christmas!!!!