Hi All,

1) In the basement of Coredo Nihonbashi, there’s a bakery named Maison Kayser that sells the softest baguettes, the cheesiest cheese-filled bread, the chocolatiest tarts, the most lemony citron tarts, and a large array of every kind of bread you can imagine.

On Thursday evenings, I teach my private group of three in Kanda. Well, the hour we spend is really just conversation on a range of topics; there’s no textbook, writing or homework. So, I bike over there (about ten minutes away from my place) for an hour of chat with green tea and some kind of treat. Usually, the leader of the group, M brings the sweets, but at our last session, I said I’d bring them.

Tonight, we enjoyed our talk about onsens, sports, bowling, NYC rush hour, the holidays, and Hokkaido, with chocolate tarts, almond tarts and tea. Sweet.

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Look at the newest addition to #405– Ferlena (eating a slice of baguette from Maison Kayser):

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It’s my house and I live here…

There’s music on the radio.

and good vibrations won’t let me go

I put my name on the ceiling above, ’cause it was built for love… — Diana Ross (It’s My House)

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Later :),

Val