The unexpected gift of a favored bottle of shiraz from her husband leads to the adventure of a lifetime for Karen Pond and her family--moving from rural Maine to the largest city in the world: Tokyo, Japan. Getting Genki in Japan is a collection of illustrated essays and musings of a Down East Momas absurd and exhilarating adventures in the Far East. From bewildered and befuddled (and back again) to (somewhat) wise, these narratives recount a journey of cultural discoveries, experiences and the follies of a newcomer to Japan; including (mis)identifying food, (mis)pronouncing Japanese, (mis)pantomiming for necessities, and finally figuring out how to flush the Japanese toilet!My solution may be a bit desperate and perhaps a bitunorthodox, butI haveto get off thetrain. My stop is next. I have no choice. ... astag leap should do it.I reallywish I had some rhythmic gymnastic ribbonsin my handbag to help stick the finish.
|Title||:||Getting Genki in Japan|
|Publisher||:||Tuttle Publishing - 2013-12-13|