My winter break was quite good. I went on a few day trips, spent three days in Tokyo, but the highlight of it all was a simple dinner with my family. For those that think Japan is nothing but fish and rice, think again. It is all here, and we chose the “Outback Steak House” for a change. I had a filet mignon, my son Alex had a rack of baby-back ribs that absolutely killed, daughter Rachael had a burger that was so big she couldn’t finish it, and my (wife) had prime rib. Appetizers were a “blooming onion” and popcorn shrimp, complimented with a large glass of Australian ale. A wonderful dinner…
Then we did something that I had never done or had the desire to do. On my daughter’s request we went to a game center to the “purikura” booth. “Print club” is very popular here with the younger people, basically a big photo booth. You can email the photos and take home “stickers” of the “event.” I was reluctant but it turned out to be a fun experience with the family. Lots of laughs. Sometimes ya just gotta let loose. We did. Happy New Year everyone.
Al Bartle says
Looks like you had a lot of fun.
Al, SSE Okamoto
The variety of things to do in Japan is fantastic, living and working here offers one new experience after another. I was pleased to read that you went to an “Outback Steak House” and that you had a large glass of aussie ale – a great choice. If only more Japanese would visit restaurants and spend more money enjoying themselves then just maybe the Japanese economy will not suffer another long period in recession.