Good evening everyone,
Tonight I had a dinner out with my coworkers and bosses. As I am the youngest in my department, I have an important role to organize the dinner with them. Now I'd like to tell you how I organize the dinner tonight.
It was the high time that we should have had a welcome dinner for the woman who had just joined us(*1). I asked coworkers when they were free and fixed the date. Then I made a reservation for Japanese pub and asked if they could offer us a private room. Most Japanese pubs have some private rooms so that customers can enjoy themselves over nice food and some alcohol. I chose one pub which offered the course menu and all-you-can-drink for 2 hours.
After we came in the room in the pub, I asked the head of my department to say 'Cheers' for us. I was expected to take care what they would like to drink. I should have asked colleagues what they would like to drink BEFORE they finished the drink. However, it was not successful; It was too difficult to handle with 12 people of us!
I asked vice head of my division to say something to the end of our dinner. Most Japanese always clap hands just one time to finish this party. He said 'please help me to finish the party and clap hands together! Yo----------Clap!'. We all clapped our hands just for one time with making big sound! Then finally we finished tha party and I felt very relieved that we made this party finished!!!!
I'd like to tell you what we had tonight.
-taro with wasabi and soy sauce, bakon for starter
-green salad with 'goya' (Okinawan cucumber. popular in summer time)
-pumpkin and fish Tempura
-Small chicken grilled with skewer
-Boilled scallop and potato with wasabi-mayonnaise
-Rice with egg and broiled eel
Also I had plum wine, sake with oolong tea, beer and oolong tea. My boss liked Sake and Japanese liquer called 'Shochu' from potato! I like plum wine so much, which tastes sweet and a bit heavy. (I strongly need to erase it later as it shows how much I could take alcohol! lol)
By the way, my lovely dictionary said 'clap' meant to make sound with hands. Not 'crap'. I did not know that!
Now it is time for me to go to bed. Good night everyone. Hope you had a good day:)
*1: I'd love to ask you if you use this phrase and what occasions you use. Because it is VERY popular sentence for English exam in Japan. When I was in high school, I saw this sentense so many times but doubted if it is used by native speakers. I am sorry that I asked you so many times.
Hang Le>You can buy Yukata with 4000yen including the belt, bag and slippers. (It is the cheapest. The more expensive, The nicer it would be.) I saw many foreigners buying those Yukatas in some shops. Hope you'll have nice one soon:)
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