Well, Tetsu and I had a nice dinner out at his favorite restaurant. He loves this cutlet restaurant because of the good food and because of the very Japanese atmosphere. If any of you ever visit us in Japan then this is the place where Tetsu will want to take you.
"You aren't taking my birthday present into the restaurant are you? That's too embarrassing!"
"Too bad. That's what you do on birthdays."
So I gave Tetsu the bag that I had bought him first (that he knew about) and the Crocs and he seemed quite pleased with both. I also had the waitress take our picture together which REALLY embarrassed Tetsu!
"She's American! They do things like this. I don't want you to take our picture but I have to do it for my wife..."
Etc. etc. etc. My goodness, what a lot of protesting! For heaven's sake! Just smile!
And here is an unusal picture for Japan. Shoes on inside the house! This morning Tetsu tried on his Crocs and declared them comfortable. Since they've never touched the outdoor ground yet they were allowed to be worn for a few minutes in the living room to get a feel for them and then Tetsu left them on while reading the morning newspaper. AND he's got them on our coffee table!