It is my great fortune that my research collaborator is this super cool dude named Takeshi Kawano 剛志河野 (a post-doc from Japan). Like me, he really enjoys playing soccer, digs carbon nanotube and addicted to all things electronic! He'd also become my Japanese tutor and driving instructor; the fact that we actually lived in the same apartment building means that we hang out even more than the regular lab hours. In any case, me and Tammy had a great time chilling at his apartment with his family while enjoying some truly authentic 日本料理! おいしいですね！
Father & son; these two "Kawanos" are the direct descendents of a renowned Samurai family!
Some authentic Japanese pancake!
Mum (邦子）& son (龍磨)
龍磨: I like this taste!
龍磨: Give me more! (This little man's on fire!)
Me taking care of the post-meal damage...