weather only kept me from half of my planned activities.I wanted to go to Sapporo in the morning for
an event, but the blizzard and snow drifts forced me not to leave town.In the late afternoon Ted and I participated
in a culture and cooking class at a community center in our own town. Ted drove us and
this is what it looked like outside.
event was led/taught by an American of Vietnamese descent who lives and works
in our town. Each table group was made up of several local Japanese people and
one foreigner. First, there was a power
point lecture with the topics demographics, history, political activism,
economics, and religion.It was very
interesting and not anything I’d heard before. Next we played a Vietnamese game and the winners
from each table won prizes.
really (and I mean, really) not a cook, so I wasn’t a lot of help for my group – a dad
and his two sons. Ted was at a nearby table group with a Japanese couple who
spent time in the United States.The
cooking lesson was for Vietnamese Style Egg Rolls and Vietnamese Style
Pancakes. The leader was very thoughtful and brought tofu for me because he
knows I don’t eat pork.
cooking, we all ate.Oishii kata desu!
We are so fortunate to have so many multicultural learning opportunities.