We've returned from our 5-week visit of Yuko's parents / Hannah's grandparents in Japan. The sun was shining every day, so we enjoyed a warm escape from the dreary autumn weather in Germany. Though we stayed at home most of the time (and watched Hannah grow, play, eat her first rice cookie and mash), we went sightseeing to Kyoto, Himeji, Osaka and Kobe.
It is 2008, and non-ASCII characters are still causing problems and workarounds (in Germany, where the native language includes the äöüß characters). Let's have a look at this receipt from a large discount supermarket chain: We see
Our daughter Hannah Karkat is born!