Today is another day at the kitchen and i guess breakfast was pretty much the same except i finally skyped my father. For some reason, he haven’t suggested skyping me for all my recent trips. I guess I grew up or maybe this blog makes him less worried.
So anyway, you know the fish shavings on the takoyaki – katsuobushi? You boil it and it gives the broth for many basic soup bases called dashi. And so i’m always asked to hold this sieve till everything drips out. And these residual flakes will be given to the chickens as chicken food. Yay #organicliving.
And then the washing of vegetables. Nowadays i try to remember the names of the vegetables in Japanese. And this one is called
Komaru Komastu, Japanese mustard spinach. (Komaru means troubled. Keep getting confused.) And because all these vegetables are organic, we take extra effort in washing the vegetables to make sure there are no bugs in there – we will wash it twice.
So cute how they spend extra effort to plan lunch and dinner everyday and use calculator to make sure everybody have enough food. Currently the count is at 18 because two new people joined us tonight.
I went back to the kitchen to chop a lot of spring onions and carrots and i was too busy to take useless photos. And also, i was chasing a fly around the kitchen. Maybe, i take that back about not taking photos. Think nobody will get the humour.
And then off to the clinic in the heavy rain. Ok so the range of japanese words for rain goes like this:
Kirisame 霧雨 < Kosame 小雨 < Ame 雨 < OoAme 大雨
And this was 小雨.
Here is the tunnel that we pass through everyday.
Okay dinner starts at 6.15 and so everybody was coming in and the dinner ladies were panicking. So I could only try the egg enveloping when we do second helpings. And i did it!!!!! Woohooooo highlight of the day. It is quite funny when everybody watch me do it since the frying pan in the middle of the dining table. So, my first one for Carol failed and that was embarrassing but my second and third one went okay and everyone cheered lolol. And
Ran out of tomato sauce by the time i got to it 😦 Hahah today we did round the table introductions once again and everybody cheered when Mo and Kween introduced themselves in Jap (because they cannot speak any Jap at all).
Here is the routine dish washing every night. One soaps, one rinses, one wipes the dishes dry and the last one puts the dishes back. And the last one pretends to be busy. And one could wipe the tables and keep the leftovers and sauces.