Friday, May 21, 2010

Backward in time

I'm going backward in time a little here, but wanted to share about my meeting with my friend's parents.

Noriko came to visit me in the US last year and got to learn all about nothing!

A couple of weeks ago Noriko invited me to lunch at her parents' house. We were both excited to meet each other and they wanted to say thank you for the opportunity she had to visit me.

We had a great afternoon eating and chatting, sharing stories and looking at pictures. Their family lived in Thailand when Noriko was a little girl so I got to hear about some of their experiences there. Noriko's mom also showed me some pictures from some of her travels, the Grand Canyon, London, Peru. I appreciated their hospitality and kindness.

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon! I look forward to many more.


Wendy said...

Shan, what do you mean by "got to learn all about nothing"?

Shan in Japan said...

Wendy, South Dakota where I am from in the US is completely opposite from Japan. It is days away from the ocean, has no mountains and more cows than people. There are times you can drive for hours without seeing another person or car. So, we joked that she could return to Japan and no explain the word nothing or 何もない所!