My new friends and I had lunch today at a local Italian restaurant. I've been here quite a few times before, but this was the first time that I had the special lunch set. Everything on the menu was simply delicious. I even ate that oyster in the first picture and thought it was tasty! The dessert was your typical super-duper, not-too-sweet Japanese style chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. (I love it that Japanese pastries are not deadly sugary like American pastries tend to be.)
Tonight, I'll be practicing (with the women above along with other people) a dance we will be doing at the annual Kobayashi City Autumn Festival on November 20th. It will be my first time participating in it; I can't wait! I know a bunch of my students will be surprised to see me in the parade.
P.S. I am sooooo loving Blogger's new interface!! It makes posting entries so much easier, especially if you're posting a lot of pictures.