The best thing about the Christmas/New Years break is not the 3 weeks off work, it's not the time spent with family, it's not the road trips to the coast, the enormous amount of food that I eat or the guilt free hangovers on a weekday. The best thing for me is the seemingly infinite optimism when I think about what I can achieve in the coming year. It turns out that in my seemingly infinite optimism I committed to new years resolutions. Notice the plural. Not just a couple. But 20. What was I thinking?
After cracking the shits too many times at waiting up to 2 hours for UberEATS, I decide to race UberEATS in an effort to eat at a reasonable hour.
There are few universal truths in this world. We all die equal. Money doesn't buy happiness. The longer the line the better the food. And people love looking at food photos. So here's a look back on some of the tasty treats from our recent Japan trip; the third time round is almost as good as the first.
"Where is the rebate in these numbers?" There was silence on the conference call as I filled up with dread. I had made a hundred thousand dollar mistake and circulated it to all of the directors. I simply missed it. There was no other reason. Luckily it was for a prospective purchase, so I hadn't actually lost a hundred thousand dollars (yet), but that was little comfort to me as the directors waited for my response. "Fuck, it's not there, I made a mistake."
Champagne from Champagne. Camembert cheese from Camembert. Bowen mangoes from Bowen. All the best foods are named after places. It is no different when it comes to Kobe beef. But this legendary steak is so much more than just a cow 34 kilometres west of Osaka.
There are a lot of must see sights in Tokyo, so sometimes it is easier to take a tour. There are bus tours, bicycle tours and even walking tours. But last night we took a different kind of tour; a Mario Kart tour.
I am probably more reserved than most people. But I am not alone in my reservation about being naked in public. To be fair there are few situations where it would be appropriate; an onsen in Japan is one of those situations.