Last week I had a much appreciated four day holiday. I spent time doing a lot of things I had been wanting to get done in the past few weeks. I made some jewelry, caught up with my email, and did some much-needed cleaning in my apartment.
But the highlight of my vacation was going to the Round One game center with my little sister. I must admit I’m not fond of games-even as a child I considered games to be something of a conspiracy organized by my teachers and fellow school mates in order to torture me. But I did enjoy my time at Round One.
For one thing, I hadn’t spent time with my little sister in quite awhile-she’s fourteen years old, and has just entered her third year of junior high school, so needless to say she is quite busy with her studies. So, it was nice to have a chance to spend time together, just the two of us.
We started with a game of pool. Though I am a meager pool player myself, I was able to teach her some of the basic principles of the game. After that we played a game of badminton-I’m not sure who won as neither of us seemed to be keeping track of the score. We moved on to archery, then on down to the arcade, where we proceeded to play all sorts of games, most of which I had never heard. Since my Japanese reading skills are minimal, my sister had to do all of the reading for me, figure out how the games worked, and teach me how to play them. She was very patient with me, which was nice 😉 Finally, we each donned a pair of inline skates to do a few laps around the skate rink.
We ended our adventure at my favorite Indian restaurant, Mayoor, (North 23, West 5) where I introduced my little sister to some of my favorite Indian snacks: samosas and papad with yogurt and vegetable salad (raita), which she really seemed to enjoy.
Until last week, I hadn’t really played in a long time. It was nice to know that even as an “adult” I can still enjoy a day of good, clean fun from time to time.
Thanks, see you next time!