21 Janvier 2010
Was transported to Japan for a late lunch in Kanna’s atelier… Shot a scene with them for a video installation that I’m working on, it was so much fun!!!!! I met other Japanese artists and ate Oishi Okonomiyaki (japanese pancakes) with bacon, kimchi and shrimps. Okonomi means what you like, I like mine with everything ;p Miam Miam
For dessert, we had this Japanese dessert made of red beans and glutinous rice and French galette des rois (a traditional french dessert to celebrate the 3 Kings). There’s a special way to eat this galette, the youngest in the group has to go under the table and direct which slice goes to whom. Inside the slice is a small ceramic thingymajig and whoever bites into it gets the crown. Halukatdat, I am the Queen!!!!
Food is really a good reason to have a get-together and meet other people. We exchanged stories about our culture, art and food. I told them that we Filipinos eat 6x a day, we talk about what we’re gonna eat for dinner even if we’re just eating lunch . I told them how I ate like a sumo wrestler in Japan. Satoshi said that it’s funny how I notice things like their bento boxes and their delicious rice because it’s something that they are so used to eating that they don’t think of it like that.
I love listening to them speak in Japanese, I felt like I was in a Japanese movie or in an Anime.
A slice of Japan here in Paris. Sugoi!