Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Ever since we moved from Osaka to Tokyo, Satoshi has been going to classes and studying for various tests.

The tests eventually would allow him to be an interpreter/tour guide for foreigners, mainly for tourists/people who speak German.

He finally had the last test this past Sunday.

It was an interview.

He said it was pretty intense and the total amount of time to speak was only 5 minutes, but he said it was a good experience.

Send him good mojo, he'll know how he did in February...

So, while he was doing all of this, I went holo-holo (galavanting) on my own on weekends and weekdays to keep myself "busy"...

and went to check out the ginkgo trees near Gaienmae.

I walked from Shibuya...it was a nice 30 minute walk.

Was kind of disappointed because the trees were kind of bald on top...wonder if the typhoon and weird weather had anything to do with this?!

Under the trees the light was a brownish-yellowish glow with not many leaves on the ground.

Afterwards, I walked back to Shibuya bought some dessert for dinner and headed home.

Dinner was kefta, which I've made in the past.

Dessert was from Libertable whose main shop is near Akasaka. Their Enfant is a verrine (glass/cup) dessert...custard topped with caramel gelee and marron (chestnut) puree.

Delicious! the caramel gelee had a little bitterness to it, but balances out the rich custard and sweet marron.

I hope to try other items from this shop again.

We need to start working on holiday cards as well as prepare for the end of the year.

Hope you have a good week!

Libertable (UPDATE2021: this location closed)
ShinQs Hikarie Shibuya B2
Shibuya, Tokyo
Phone: 03.6434.1848
Hours: 10:00-21:00
Open when Hikarie ShinQs is


Rowena said...

crossing fingers for Satoshi that he passes with flying colors! how unnerving that must be for him!

Anonymous said...

So impressed that Satoshi studies German. It's one of the hardest! I feel like many of the sansei here were discouraged from even learning Japanese because of the 1st 2 generations desire to assimilate as much as possible and WWII. I just totally admire anyone who is bi-lingual or more!

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena, it was krazy, they had to wait until EVERYONE had done their interview before they could leave.

Thanks V!

Take care you two.

jalna said...

Good luck, Satoshi!!

KirkK said...

Hope Satoshi aces the test!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk :)

Take care.