Chocolate chip recipe

1c butter
1c white sugar
1c packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3c flour
1tsp baking soda
2tsp hot water
1/2 tsp salt
~2c dark choc chips (or one regular hershey dark choc chip bag, ~ 250g)

preheat oven 350F
2. cream butter, sugars
3. beat eggs in one at a time
4. stir in vanilla
5. dissolve baking soda in hot water
6. add to butter along with salt
7. stir in flour, choc chips
8. spoonfuls onto ungreased pan
9. bake approx 10-20mins depending on your oven, or until edges browned


Pictures of the Garage Sale

Dear all,

We're sorry to have kept you waiting, please follow the link below for pics of the garage sale.

It was a fun day, hope to see you again at another event!

Best wishes,
from the Organizers






Total Proceeds

Dear all,

Thank you very much for making our fundraising event on May 7, 2011 a fun day, and a great success!

We are pleased to announce that proceeds raised from this event came to a total of $15,962.42.
All proceeds will be donated to the recent Japan earthquake and tsunami victims through the Japanese Red Cross.

We would like to thank you once again for your continued kindness and support.

The proceeds raised will go a long way to show our united support and spirit for the recent victims in Japan.

Best wishes,

from the event organizers (the Japanese Researcher Network in San Diego)




今回のチャリティーイベントによる総収益金額は $15,962.42 となりましたことを報告いたします。


東日本大震災チャリティーガレージセール 実行委員一同


We'll see you all there!

Japan Earthquake Relief Garage Sale

When: Saturday, May 7, 2011
   9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Kyocera America, Inc. East Parking Lot
8611 Balboa Ave. 
San Diego, CA 92123

Please join us for some entertainment and demonstrations throughout the day:

11:45am, 2:45pm - Raffle prize announcements.

1:00pm, and 2:15pm - Information booth.
Okinawa Children's Eisa Dance
featuring San Diego Okinawa Kenjinkai

~1:30pm - "Street Live," Street performance.
Live music featuring Christina Moet Simmons

All day - Sumi-e booth.
Sumie Japanese Ink Painting demonstration, featuring Kazue Kawamata

From our vendors and demonstrations

Pray for Japan DogTagSize 2x1 inch with 30 inch chain (The length of the chain is adjustable)

Designed by the famous Japanese graphic designer Chie Morimoto. https://sites.google.com/site/prayforjapan311/home

The picture says it all. Yummy!

Nukazuke. Japanese-style veggie pickles (homemade).

You can’t get more authentic than these.

Lavender wands and scent bags (handmade).

Great for a bedroom and closet!

Sumi-e demonstration (Sumi-e booth):

featuring Sumi-e master Kazue Kawamata

2010 First Place for Sumi-e painting San Diego Del Mar Fair

2008 Second Place for Sumi-e painting San Diego Del Mar Fair

1999, 2000, 2002 Awards from Mayor of Yokosuka City for Sumi-e painting

1997, 1998 Yokosuka City - One Parson Art Show

Recycle for Japan! Proceeds from Recycling CRV Bottles, Cans, and Glass Containers will be sent to Stricken Areas in Japan. Bring Your Recyclables to Help Japan!


Yo-Yo Balloon ヨーヨー釣り

Ever heard of Japanese yoyo fishing? It's a popular game found in mid-summer festivals all over Japan. The goal is to use a paper clip to hook a water-balloon floating yoyo in a shallow pool. Sounds easy, right? Not quite. Since the string attached to the clip is made out of paper, the trick is to "fish" out the yoyo before the paper sting gets wet and breaks. We will feature this fun game at the charity event! Come and play with us!

For more general information regarding yoyo fishing, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l75o34zEmM&feature=related (40 sec video) and http://www.yoyoballoons.com/pdshop/shop/custom.asp?recid=4.