Japan: Nagasaki Summer
On one of the days, my cousins and I went on a sunny boat trip to Gunkanjima. Now a deserted island that once used to house over 5000 people of those and their families that used to work at the coal mine on this small island in the 1950s. The mines closed in 1974, and the people left with it, leaving behind what is now a picture of eery ruins of old school, hospital, and apartments. We discussed how we wanted to hire the island to host a party, where we were all let loose to discover what may have been left behind and have a rave. Scary but would be so cool!
My little cousin got the sun stroke.. and slept most of the trip
Katsu in Japan, is none of that Japanese Canteen chicken katsu curry stuff you get in London.
It’s made with juicy pork and crispy fried and served with thinly-shredded cabbage. My favourite of all favourite of Japanese foods! The family popped over to the local katsu place for our lunch.
My cousin is obsessed with karaoke at the moment, and she is pretty good too! Our rendition of “Call Me Maybe” hit 92%. We were so chuffed, we celebrated with cold milk in glass bottles
We spend endless hours practicing at the karaoke room, and just outside was a little garden with farm animals. They loved our singing.
Dinner time is always a massive affair with our family… a spread of sushi, sashimi, meats and fish adorn our big dining table, and there’s always something for everybody.
Everyone is all too aware that Japanese women are obsessed with beauty and skincare. White is considered beautiful and they make puddings with added collagen to improve skin texture for prolonged youth. My grandmother was tucking in on this creme brule with collagen and a swiss roll cake with collagen-infused cream… yummy and good for you… perfect!
My grandmother is one of those special women who ages gracefully… I’m green with envy!
Thank you so much for a wonderful time!