It Takes a Long Time to Become Young

So, tomorrow is my birthday and I glide gently toward the mid sixties. I have never felt better apart from my knee, which is crank. The kind people at work celebrate the event with a soup birthday party. The admirable Atsuko san’s birthday is today and we have shared festivities for four years now.

Atsuko san is very cool

Atsuko san is very cool

We drink Okinawan clam chowder – oichi!  The wonderful people at Kaito had written on each and every paper cup.

In English too

In English too

One activity recently has been designing the graduation robes for the University. I think I will go into fashion design.

Piled High and Deep

Piled High and Deep

Anyway, a very good day. Thanks to all those who made it so.

I don't like sponge cake

I don’t like sponge cake

“The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.”

“The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.”

A pot

A pot

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4 Responses to It Takes a Long Time to Become Young

  1. Thomas Meek says:

    Happy birthday, I am 63, I think I got a greeting from you. “I don’t like sponge cake” is a quote from me, is it not

  2. Alan says:

    Enjoy your birthday, brother! That clam chowder sounds a good start – what’s on the menu this weekend? Is the boat going for a trip?
    That graduation gown looks sadly traditional – i’d somehow expect OIST to be more adventurous. Maybe a gown – if one has to have one – constructed from high-tech materials; carbon-fibre or, better, graphene, even if you can’t have an invisibility cloak or one that lets you fly.

  3. Tom!
    Delighted to hear from you 40 years on. I hope all goes well for you. I remember as it was yesterday an evening meal at School House when you turned down the famous piece of cake. Since then and I do not understand why, whenever I am at a loss for words, I say “I don’t like sponge cake.”
    Come to Okinawa. No sponge cake here!

  4. Hi Alan,
    Thanks for the birthday greetings. I am afraid we are in Board of Governors season and I am a work both Saturday and Sunday. I do not mind the work but I dislike the dinners. The front of the gown is see through.

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