This is woefully delayed, and was initially to be a post about our delicious Thai meal chez Rachel and Cesar's eons ago. She's been taking classes, and we were served some mighty fine dishes. I have to say the appetizer of a sweet shiitake mixture bundled in a boiled dumpling, along with fresh salad sprinkled with fried garlic flakes was fantastic. I'm not good with raw or even semi-raw garlic, but was fine with the fried garlic. Soooo yummy.
Anyway, weeks passed and I still hadn't posted, and now I have a nice opportunity to dedicate a post to Rachel. You see, Rachel is brave enough to join me on my business trip to Tokyo with Tesla this time. Without a traveling partner, I would hesitate to bring Tesla. The trip can be daunting, but since I also need to be alert at work, it's very nice to have a friend, whom Tesla knows, come along to ease the whole trip. I feel very lucky to have friends who sign up to join me in this adventure. Rachel can hopefully enjoy Tokyo while staying chez mes parents, and I can greatly utilize her support and extra hands to care for Tesla.
I'm also excited because I know Rachel will love Tokyo. I envision her eating her way around neighborhoods each day while I'm at work. Unfortunately, I will have little time to spend with her save a few days before work starts, but she will get to see where I grew up, see my old home, my parents, etc. And she will see a life that you can't see when visiting in a hotel.
Nice thing is she can share her memories with Elida, who has already taken this trip. Slowly, I'm bringing my SF friends, who don't really know my former life (like my high school friends do), into my Japanese side. Nice!
hmmn: musings from the far east(erwood)
Big in Japan
Ed the Cat
Anil, the Nigritude Ultramarine
A Full Belly
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