Just a little creative outlet for a poor Minnesota boy who found himself with a wife, three kids, two goats, a dog, two cats, house and hobby farm in Japan. Don't really know how it happened, but I like it :)
Well, I have been busy boiling down the sap from the Japanese Maple tree, and I now have almost 50ml of syrup. It is really, really tasty. Not much like the maple syrup back home, but more like a hazelnut syrup.
And I played a good joke on my friend Ken. Every morning, we meet up for the carpool. I took the jar and a spoon, and when I saw him, I said "Hey Ken, what do you think?" and gave him a small taste from the spoon. When he tasted it, I said "So, do you think that means I have diabetes?" (In Japanese, the word for diabetes is "To-nyo-byo" or literally "Sweet urine disease")
You should have seen the look on his face- priceless.