Normally after work, I hurry home on the train while reading one of my books on the train and time flies. Today after work I tried to hurry to the Weekly Green in Daikokucho, while staring at my book and totally not absorbing any of the normally very interesting words. I was just too excited to see my mom, my brother and my stepdad! The short trip on the train and walk to the hotel seemed to last indescribably long, but finally being able to hug my family again (in Japan!) was the best reward ever. Unfortunately, I have to work one more day tomorrow, so we just went for a quick dinner at Shirokiya around the corner.
Shirokiya is my favorite izakaya and I got to share some of my favorite dishes with my family while catching up over drinks. I got to show off my meager Japanese skills while ordering food and Gy and Gui got to slurp their miso soups so loudly that they received several thumbs up from the guys sitting at the next table. After giving my parents a quick lesson on how to use the Osaka subway system, I took Gyano home with me to Tsukamoto.