Nov 2, 2008

初顔合わせ - First meeting

ついについに、てるちゃん一家と僕の家族が初めて顔を合わせる時がきました~。

やはり「和式で食事ができるだけでなく景色があるところ」というところで八方園の槐樹での食事会とした。

やはりお互いの家族が初めて会うということでちょっと緊張した。でも僕もてるちゃんもかたっ苦しいのが嫌いということもあって、はじめはみんな緊張してたものの、いざお酒が入ると話は盛り上がること(笑)。やはりホストととして楽しい会にするように努めたけど、最後はその必要もなし(笑)。

お酒も食べ物もとっても美味しかった~。刺身から茶碗蒸し、てんぷら、煮物、などなどいろんな食べ物が出たし、日本酒も飲み口がいいこと。

またうちのお母さんからてるちゃんへサプライズのプレゼントが。僕と二人しててるちゃんには内緒にしていたことだったけど、本人にとっても喜んでもらって僕もお母さんも大満足。

食事が終わった後はみんなで八方園の庭園を散歩。残念ながら紅葉はまだ早すぎてまったく見れなかったけど、とってもいい天気で気持ちが良かった。

最後にみんなでお茶をしにJonathan'sに、と思ったらみんなしてパフェを頼む有様(笑)。こういう時に限ってソフトクリームの機械が壊れるというハプニングにも見舞われたものの、みんなで甘いものを堪能しました。

それにしても無事に会合が終わり一安心!

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Finally, the time has come for Teruko's family and mine to meet for the first time!

We wanted to have this event at a place that is "Japanese and has some scenery", so decided to host the event at Enjyu inside Happoen.

I was a wee bit nervous since the two families were meeting for the first time. But, maybe because Teruko and I don't like things being too formal, once we started drinking more alcohol conversations started to flow naturally. :-) Although I worked a bit to make the event enjoyable, I didn't need to do that in the end. :-)

Drinks and food were both delicious! We had all sorts of stuff from Sashimi and Chawan-Mushi to Tenpura, Nimono, etc. Sake was just so easy to drink...

We also had a surprise gift from my mum to Teruko. We kept it complete secret from Teruko, and were delighted to see how pleased she was.

Once we finished the lunch, we had a bit of walk around Happoen's Japanese garden. Unfortunately it was still too early for red leaves, it was great as the weather was perfect.

While we went to the Jonathan's for coffee, we ended up ordering massive parfait! :-) Coincidentally, we had an accident of having their soft icecream maker broken, we enjoyed the sweets together!

I am relieved that the event went well!






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