07 June 2007

Gone home

My father-in-law went back home today to tend to his rice fields. My in-laws are great. Yesterday, he bought a couple of stunning Cuban cigars and we sat on the floor talking world politics and the future of Asia. My father-in-law was a long time news writer for the national television station NHK before becoming a politician in the prefecture assembly for two terms. He then took a year off to study Mandarin in China and is now an organic rice farmer. If that doesn't make for an interesting variety of conversation topics, I don't know what does.