Last week, we had a guest from Arkansas. He was doing an internship at the same place as Brit in Japan, and he helped Brit a lots over there. He came here to see UW for his grad school next year, so he stayed at our place for two nights. In addition, he is from Nagano!!!! ,which is same as me!! It's a small world, isn't it? :o We could sing the prefecture's song together! ( Only Nagano people know thier prefecture's song in Japan, so the story is very famous among Japanese, and becoming a joke.) Anyway, He is really cool guy, we all like him, especially Yukine and Kanata was enjoyed playing with him, thank you so much for taking care of our kids! Hopefully, he will come back to Seattle again, and
see each other soon!!
←This is takoyaki maker, most of Kansai (Western Japan) people have it at lease one at home.
So, we had a Takoyaki ( Octopus balls, which is a popular food in Kansai area.)party with him and Brit's UW friends :) It was so much fun! I was kinda busy to make food tho, I enjoyed the party.
The above picture is Oyaki which is Nagano's traditional local food, it's like gyoza (dumping) or Chinese buns, inside is eggplants instead of meat though. Brit loves it, I didn't know until this summer, he ate it when he was doing internship in Nagano city, so that was my first time to make it. It was good too and very easy to make :)