Anthony and I went to a Korean restaurant. We had slices of beef
cooked at the table. It was a great dinner. We had a lot of fun
chatting about Japan and other places. I’m really glad that my parents
took us on trips and that I had all these opportunities to travel.
Those stories make it much easier for me to connect with people. =)
I can explain my research to other academics easily. All I have to do
is talk about collaborative bibliographies and they immediately
understand why social computing is just _so_ cool. Talking about my
research made me understand it a bit more, too.
At coffee time, I ended up talking about Toastmasters with Brian, the
pilot taking up biblical archaeology. Yeow Tong, Brian and I chatted
about teaching, presentations, and other things about academic life.
I’ve figured something out. If I’m going to eat out, I might as well
eat out somewhere nice, having something I can’t easily prepare
myself. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, but a little bit of
atmosphere and style would be good. Dinner today was much more of an
experience than grabbing pizza somewhere. =)
That said, I’m still looking forward to learning how to prepare
Random Japanese sentence: Ã£ÂƒÂ†Ã£ÂƒÂ¼Ã£ÂƒÂ–Ã£ÂƒÂ«Ã£ÂÂ«Ã§ÂŒÂ«Ã£ÂÂ®Ã¨Â¶Â³Ã¨Â·Â¡Ã£ÂÂŒÃ¤Â»Â˜Ã£ÂÂ„Ã£ÂÂ¦Ã£ÂÂ„Ã£Â‚Â‹Ã£Â€Â‚ There are footprints of a cat on the table.