Cousin Kate says Konnichiwa

Cousin Kate arrived yesterday, and marked another triumph of Nin-Jennie over Japanese confusion as I managed to drive myself all the way to Narita Airport without getting lost to pick her up.  I say all the way because the journey was a good two hours, and no less easy to navigate in the monsoon that was upon me as I drove.  But we arrived safely home for a nice reunion with Jose and the boo.

Since then we have been slowly introducing our beloved cousin to our newfound culture by instructing her in key Japanese words and phrases, exploring Japanese grocery stores and parks, and also by introducing her to the most wonderful of Japanese luxuries, our Toto toilet.  Today’s Yokohama exploratory mission was foiled due to illness and jet lag, but fear not!  Tomorrow is another day…

But don’t take my word for it, read all about Cousin Kate’s adventures at