Machiko’s parents were on a trip to Hiroshima this weekend so she invited us to her family’s apartment. Her mother cooked us a bunch of pork spareribs, and Machiko made us some clam chowder (filled to the rim with carrots, potatoes, onions and shrimp), yudofu (tofu warmed in water with konbu and tiny mushrooms), and salad (consisting of broccoli, mozzarella, avocado, and ham) and before arriving at her place we stocked up on sushi and wine. In the end we had way too much food, but it all tasted great!
After dinner we went online and chatted a bit with her sister and niece who live in the Netherlands. Ben subjected us to an Australian slang quiz, and we all ended up watching Top Gun on an old video, because I’d never seen it and they all loved it so much. Of course, we all missed our last trains, so we ended up staying the night, I was given the luxury of a bed, but Enzo had to sleep on the couch and Ben even slept on the floor. It was a fun evening and it was great to see where Machiko lives and see all the Dutch decorations courtesy of her sister living in the Netherlands.