Posts Tagged ‘jbmatsuri’

Expensive Eisbein

February 12, 2009

Spotted this menu outside a German restaurant near Shimbashi the other week. I forget the name of the place, but that doesn’t really matter because with these prices I’m unlikely to bother going there anyway.

Deutsche Spezialitäten

¥4500 for an Eisbein? That’s about €38. You can get one for €10,20 in Berlin.

I think I’m just going to have to accept that it’s damned expensive here, and stop moaning about it…

And I might as well tag this for the February Japan Blog Matsuri about foreign food.

Making the most of Japan

January 22, 2009

Here’s a quick entry for the January 2009 Japan Blog Matsuri – “How I Resolve to Make the Most of My Stay in Japan”.

I usually don’t bother making New Year resolutions, mainly because I know I’ll end up not keeping them. But these are a couple of things that will greatly improve the quality of my (or rather, our) life here, so they’re worth making the effort.

1. Be more proactive about learning and using Japanese. I’ve been pretty lazy so far, particularly when it comes to actively communicating in Japanese, and it’s time to change that.

2. Spend more time going out and seeing more of Tokyo and its surroundings. We’ve been here nearly 8 months and only had a couple of days out.