Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Geishas and grub

Oh dear.
We had a bit of regional grub and local entertainment last night and both were mighty fine. Its a tradition in Japan that senior managers participate in such things and being a good sport I embraced the dancer in me and did a spot of samurai shuffle alongside more refined company.
The grimace betrays the creaky back. Tonight I'll be indulging in another form of ritual self humiliation.
Stay well


sarah_500 said...

So it takes a geisha and good old fashioned peer pressure to get you up on the dance floor! No photos of this historic moment I see.

Evidence of karaoke participation required.

I said...

Here! Here! Surely, there must be someone about with a camcorder cell phone to immortalize the event.

T crooning... how about that : )

Anonymous said...

King of the Road? Wild Colonial Boy? Wild Rover? Cigarettes and Alcohol? But enough about you, which song did you choose? :-)

Anonymous said...

OK, I admit I have been visiting your blog a few times a day in anticipation of "evidence of karaoke participation", or at least a recount of it


Kjell Tjensvoll said...

I suggest Mamma Mia and I really hope it shows up on YouTube!

Anonymous said...

No tape, but u can call me in testimony! It was fun! K

kublakhan said...

I wanted to post something about the ICC indicting President Bashir in Sudan. I think it's really an important step and might spark some provacative conversation on your blog.

Instead...I have just randomly come across this link about japanese festivals. I think it gets a PG13 rating. http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=2088

Anonymous said...

are u still alive?

Terry said...

I'm still alive...barely.
I've just arrived in the US after a LONG trip.
More stuff coming a and when.
Thanks for the birthday greetings everyone!

Anonymous said...

Signs of life - will cancel the call to Interpol. Not much news from Midsummer base camp, weather is utterly vile. The Baron's 7 year old daughter arrives Sunday for a month, so I shall be in (hopefully not too evil) step-mommy mode. Do shout if Jess is about for a playdate. Hope back and neck holding up.


Anonymous said...

Almost forgot, may have found the perfect team Midsummer drink for those terrace parties:

Was £9.99, Now £4.99
Wits’ end Mclaren Vale Chardonnay 2008 - Australia
This wine is picked in the cool of night to retain the cool temperature whilst handling to the winery. It is then crushed and chilled and allowed to settle for 24 hours before inoculation. Yeast is added and then fermentation takes place over a 4-5 day period. It is then ‘racked off lees’ and clarified inside 22kl stainless steel tanks. The wine is then analysed and then bottled soon afterwards to retain the freshness and crisp fruity flavours.

Drink within 24 hours of purchase...