Saturday, 7 June 2008

So Japanezy in a Kawasaki Izakaya

Yesterday I was asked to go to an izakaya tonight.

While it's not exactly on my side of town these days I said yes. I haven't been izakaya "dining" for a while now, so I thought it'd be a good chance to be out and about for a change.

I got a call from them letting me know they weren't going to wait for me until 7:30, and meet me there. Not a good sign for a promising night, but it looks like I didn't have much to worry about.

Izakaya cuisine isn't the most filling, but the food was actually pretty good.

There were only three girls and three guys including myself. I thought there'd be more people, but at least it's a nice even mix. A lot of Japanese was spoken so a lot of the time all I heard was, "blah, blah, blah", hahaha, "blah, blah, blah". Another of those times I wish I knew how to speak Japanese.

I managed to get the train back easily. I should get out more often. Although a little subdued (I didn't drink as much as I thought I would), I had an enjoyable night. 3000 yen each covered the food and drinks so not bad at all.

After my last post about Hikaru Utada, I got curious about her other songs. So I scoured Youtube for her other stuff.

I was surprised to learn she was born in America and spent a long time there. She's only released one fully English singing CD so far. The first single of that was pretty catchy, but unfortunately has the lamest line in a song ever, "You're easy breezy and I'm Japanesey".

I forgive her with the other good tunes she's done. Maybe it's a good thing I don't understand Japanese.