Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cafe and visiting with neighbors

Every Wednesday we host a open house cafe for the community in the afternoon from 1 to 4. People come and chat and get a renewed sense of community. With houses being torn down daily and the reminder of destruction constantly the cafe is a welcome respite. 

Today we had a special treat! Micheal (one of our long term volunteers) made fried ice cream for everyone. Also thanks to the English classes from yesterday everyone was super excited to come back and practice!.. People started to show up at 12!!..And one lady literally walked FOUR hours to come(she usually rides with friends but apparently she couldn't get a hold of them)(oh and I am not joking about the 4 hour walk! pretty amazing). We had in all 15 and they stayed to the last possible moment. 

The ladies who showed up at 12 and to the right Michael, Satako, and Satoshi.
Fried Ice Cream!! (thanks Michael!!)
These guys loved it! 

My head is swimming from the constant trying to understand Japanese all day. I got to visit a neighbor in the morning who I had been meaning to visit for the last several weeks. It turned into a 2 and half hour visit. The first 2 hours I stuck it out on my own. Then I called Satako for help for the last half hour. All in all it was a great day even if I didn't get any computer work done! :)

Side note: This is what we woke up to this morning! ゆき! Yuki!(snow)

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are blogging! I am a follower! Miss you here in Tokyo.