Tasha's Oriental Journey
This morning we had toast and jam for breakfast. The bread here is double the thickness of bread in England... it's HUGE! And its sweeter than our bread, too. We went out on the ministry for a couple of hours ON OUR BICYCLES (yes, everybody; I ride a bicycle out here. And no, not a mountain-bike, but a proper little ladies bicycle with thin wheels, no gears, and a little basket on the front! I.e. HARD WORK!!! And riding a bike through the busy streets of Tokyo is one thing... riding a bike in a SKIRT is a totally different subject entirely!), on first-call. I did ONE door, in Japanese of course, but didn't really get a response... well, he said something along the lines of 'I'm not interested' and shut the door on me, so I guess you could call that an unfavourable response... but hey; it was fun! And educational! Japanese householders are quite polite, but there is a lot of apathy here, as in England. Anyway, we stopped in a little 'park' (or concrete childrens' playground!) for a break, and had a little piece of fruit-cake each, and a bit of a chat. After that, Hiroka and me went to the supermarket to buy our lunch and something for dinner. For lunch, we ended up having Okonomiyaki (a kind of cabbage-and-egg pancake which is LOVELY) with a fruity Japanese sauce and mayonnaise, and Takoyaki (which is, get this, balls similar to Okonomiyaki, with octopus inside. YUMMY!).