February 23, 2010

A chair made of cardboard and beer with foam so thick you could eat it with a spoon!

Just a few random things that I saw within the last few days...

The chair was one of many stools that was at a small organic yogurt shop in Kyoto. The yogurt was great but I forgot to take a picture of it because the chairs were so neat! They were very sturdy!

The beer was one of many that my colleagues were enjoying after a long day in Osaka. The foam was amazingly thick and everyone said it was delicious. I did not have the pleasure because I chose to drink Ginger ale instead.... I have not been able to drink a whole lot these days because I get drunk easily when I am tired.... so sad!

I wonder if this has to do with my age too. I'll be 39 in a few months... which means this will be my last year of being in my 30s.... yikes!

In Japan right now, people in my age group are called "Arafo". This is actually taken from the English "around forty". Women in this age group are hard working career women and do not seem to be marrying as much as other older generations used to. It seems we have more freedom these days and some people chose not to marry. So now there are a lot of dating companies trying to help women find a partner, there are also lots of companies targeting their sales toward this age group of unmarroed but fairly well off women.

Around forty... I could never imagine myself in this age before but now that it is here I .... Well... I still feel like I'm 19!

February 6, 2010

Thank you for all of the lovely messages! I am on the road AGAIN and am really dazed at how busy we are as a company! We have a few seminars scheduled throughout Japan and we have to visit clients in between which really does not leave a whole lot of time for scheduling appointments OR thank you follow ups!!

Reading on the trains to and fro places was supposed to be relaxing but these days I have not been able to pack any extra books in my already overflowing bags!

I can't wait for the mini holiday I actually managed to plan for next weekend!

I am looking forward to reading blogs!!!

The little guy sitting on the chocolate pudding is saying that he"can't imagine a world without pudding"!