Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monkey Madness...

So, mom has arrived and we got our visit off to a great start. Yesterday we set off with a group of friends on an all day journey to see the snow monkeys. It was a long drive, but well worth it. There are approximately 300 monkeys in the park according to Pish our guide. They were everywhere and playing and bathing in the hot springs and having a good ole time. It was awesome!

I'm adding some pictures for you to see.

Until next time...Jenn

Friday, February 5, 2010

Iron Chef

So, long before we moved to Japan, John introduced (or coerced me into watching) Iron Chef. For those of you that like me, had no earthly idea what that was, it's an old school show that was on 15 or so years ago. It was a Japanese food competition show that they took and dubbed with English, which made it what it was...hilarious. Well, the premise is there were four chefs, dubbed the Iron Chefs. They had different food genres...Japanese, Chinese, French and Italian. Most all of them still have restaurants in Tokyo, so John and I have been saying that we wanted to try them. I've been to two, but last night was by far the most amazing experience. One of our friends here also has an affectation for Iron Chef as well so he organized a dinner at the Iron Chef Chinese's restaurant. His name is Chen Konnichi and the restaurant was amazing. Not only was the food spectacular, but he was actually there! We got to meet him, take our picture and watch him make one of our dishes.

Until next time...Jenn