Kay Hetherly – “Kitchen Table Talk”

Magic happens in the kitchen

(from Kay Hetherly’s book Kitchen Table Talk – Anything and Everything Essays on America and Japan published by NHK Publishing)

I received this book from my wife. At first glance, I didn’t know what to expect from it. So I began to read it with the “Beginnner’s mind” attitude.

I read the first two pages and I couldn’t stop until I finished the book late that day. If you want to know what it is like to live in Japan, read it. This is a collection of short essays on various topics related to living in Japan as a foreigner.

My favorite is “The Chopsticks Debate.” What is yours?

Book information: ISBN 4140350636 or 9784140350638


City Hunter – City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba (Special)

I saw this anime in French. The dubbing was a little bit weak. However the original names were kept! That’s a change from the Nineties were they would translate everything — and spoil most of it.

Easy plot line, not much depth to it. Except maybe Ryo’s love for Kaori.

If I have the chance, I’ll watch it in Japanese.

Maybe not.