It snowed all day. The winds were so strong!
We went to a Vietnamese restaurant for dinner. No turkeys lurking around in the supermarket!
Our shipment will be here on Sunday so I needed to send some papers to the forwarding agent at Narita, so I asked the owner, Miri-san (in Japanese!) if she knew where the Takyubin (courier) office was. She enlisted the help of some customers and they discusessed this and then a phone no. was given to her and she, in turn, gave it to me. Then she got a dictionary out and pointed to “wait for” and she said “tomodachi” which is “friend” in ENglish, and she pointed to the word “English”. So Dave and I deduced that she wants us to wait for her friend who can speak English. SO we waited for about 10 minutes and her friend, Saito-san walked in. We chatted with him for over an hour and Miri-san brought out cut up persimmons, more hot tea, a delicacy made in Aizu which was red bean paste with lots of fresh cream between two small pancakes. This was so good but Dave refused it because he was stuffed. I was too but I cannot pass up a lovely keki – I will suffer later. Saito-san told me that when I call the Takyubin, press 1 and ask for someone who can speak English, which was good advise because if he had not mentioned to press 1 I would never have known what to do.
The ramen noodles were delicious, in red chilly sauce, beef, beansprouts and we threw in sliced onions. This is a Thursday and SUnday noodles. You would not get this on any other day.