海と花火とウェイター Beach, Fireworks and Waiter
Dragon enjoyed three things in Goto. First: going to the beach. Although the weather was very unstable in the rainy season, even rain didn’t stop him from going to the beach at all. He had looked forward to it so much. Just around the corner from Uncle H’s house is a beautiful shoaling beach called “Hamaguri Hama (Clam Beach).” I used to go there all the time in my childhood. It won’t get deep until you walk quite a distance toward the ocean. Different from California beaches with rough waves and cold water, this quiet and warm water seemed to greatly impress dragon. The beach was literally deserted with nobody swimming since it was not summer vacation yet. Uncle H and dragon enjoyed playing as if it were their private beach.
Another fun he had was fireworks. This is also something we can hardly do here in California with its dry weather. We did dragon fireworks (one that blows like a fountain), which Uncle H ignited with fire sparks falling on him. We also lit bottle rockets that flew and powerfully exploded in the sky. Of course we didn’t forget about Senko Hanabis (small sparklers) that induced a sense of nostalgia.
Lastly, he experienced a taste of being a waiter at the Korean BBQ restaurant run by Cousin S-nichan and his wife, N-nechan. Actually, the restaurant was closed that day and we, relatives, gathered there for dinner. Dragon, with his halting Japanese, took drink orders and served them. He also learned to pour draft beer into a mug. However, I don’t think even 20 minutes had passed when he was out like a light because of jet lag. N-nechan was so nice. She gave him big money just for that. It may be a good idea to send him there someday for about a month in order to toughen him up!! (^o^)/
by danceofdragon | 2010-08-28 08:03