A phone interview is really difficult. I think this is little to do with my English is not native. I just hate talking on the phone. I could not really grasp what they were asking. I answered to no question with ease. I think I was brain dead for too much preparation with little sleep. I had hated if I was interviewing myself. But I was invited to come for the real interview.
I tried only a few Japanese restaurants and do not remember the names. So I googled Jpanese restaurants in Boston and here come some hits.
1280 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446 · 617-738-1268
16 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111 · 617-338-2261
63-65 Galen St, Watertown, MA 02472 · 617-923-2100
I have seen this and looked expensive.
612 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 · 617-277-7888
I went there with a seminar, vibrant speaker. We, four guys, ate about $140 in total. I like the food there and place; it is very tiny. They opened bigger one in South end and it seems very popular for gay people. I have never seen the types of sushi I ate there, but they taste really good. If we spend $140 we could have made good sushi from Yoshinoya food.
On a football game day, the lower campus is transformed into a giant BBQ park. People are every where on campus and more than 85% of undergrads in campus wears a school T shirt for the day. You can not park cars on roads of surrounding areas within a mile of the school. This makes the residents hate the school and every time the school try to do something they complain. I have not seen anything like this in Canada and Japan or schools in California and do not think this type of tailgating exists in Canada. University sports are really small up there but normal students can use more field than BC. BC may be famous for its sports but its facilities for regular student are horrible. You can do tailgating for four hours before and one hour after the game but not during the game. At university of Florida you can do during the game. I have never watched through any football game anywhere either on TV or in a stadium. While ago my school won the Canadian hocky Championship once but I watched only short period of time. Bob Dylan came to the school as well…
Summer is for BBQ and sushi. We had three BBQ’s; a sushi party, a sea food BBQ and MJ BBQ. Two of them were at master G’s gorgeous house just next to Brandise and the last one was at MJ’s house along the Charles river. At the Sushi party, we bought all the fish — octopus, tuna, salmon, caramari, eel and mentaiko (some spicy chili fish egg) — at Yoshinoya at Cambridge. (Yoshinoya 36 Prospect Street, Cambridge (617) 491-8221. No Hello Kittie.) They kindly gave us some extra fish.
When people started coming we did not have anything ready yet. Biking G was busy showing around his house so Viking Mike , Aloha Aliz and I started making sushi like crazy for more than an hour. Aliz had never made sushi before but she did great. Mike made special teriyaki chicken sushi and is a rolling sushi master so he was given a special nori belt. I, a son of Rising Beaver, made a box of boxed sushi, which was the worst sushi of the day so put it away. I kept making sushi even after 2 other chefs also started eating. Every one seemed like the sushi — people do not like sushi did not showed up and only one Japanese, who used to Canadian sushi, was there to judge so it was easy to please people. In the end no sushi was left behind.
In Chico, Davis, Fredericton, St. Jacob and Saskatoon, their farmer’s market is a primary attraction in these cities. They have this friendly atmosphere and nice vibrant people with a lot smiles. They usually sell far better, tasty, inexpensive fresh produces. You also find nice art crafts as well. Do not expect it here in Boston. (I went the farmer’s market near the city Hall on Saturday. I am sure there are better ones in Boston.) The farmer’s market I went is the worst one I have ever been to. Sure, some sell nice things and cheerful but most part many people sell cheap second or third class produces. Many of them are probably not even farmers and they are rude. They sell things which directly go to garbage cans, and display fairly nice produces in front, but they pack things for you back of the counter so that we can not see and they sneak in inedible produces. One of my friend told me same thing. Whole food, Trader’s Joe are good but Whole food costs substantially more than normal students can afford — some things are cheaper there, though. There are excellent Bubble tea places in town.