Monday, March 15, 2010


Recently I often go to the cape and practice tour guiding. (I'm a volunteer tour guide of the local geopark.) See? I'm doing my best to stay active in my jobless days.

Honestly, it is nice to be close to the nature when you are a little tired of people and their lip services. The rocks are silent and they show us a totally different kind of time span, which often heals me a lot.
If you ever come to the eastern part of Kochi prefecture in the Shikoku Island, Japan, let me know. I'll be your tour guide and tell you all about (?) the nature in this laid-back countryside. Why don't you come to be my guinea pig enjoy the stories that rocks and plants on the coast tell you. ;)
posted by obachan, 3/15/2010 08:53:00 PM


I want to go to shikoku! ... but it will probably be a trip to see my relatives in kochi-ken...
commented by Blogger yamo, 3/17/2010 10:44 AM  
Oh, why don't you come here with your relatives! I bet they haven't been here very often. :D
commented by Blogger obachan, 3/21/2010 6:51 AM  
I am jobless too. I wish I can do something meaningful like what you are doing. :)
commented by Anonymous CH, 5/02/2010 6:13 PM  
i will be moving to ino-cho this summer.

its ironic because i was reading your food blog several months ago and found it very intriguing.

are you really offering to be a tour guide someday? ^_^

i would love to see the countryside of the area eventually.
commented by Blogger blaine, 5/18/2010 10:09 AM  
Sorry for this late response. Have you found a job? Hope you are enjoying yourself now, with or without a job. Good luck!

Hi! Terribly sorry that I didn't respond earlier.
So you are coming to ino-cho?! Great! Yes, I would be more than happy to give you a tour when you come to this part of the prefecture. Keep in touch! :D
commented by Blogger obachan, 5/24/2010 8:58 PM  
Thanks for the response :D

I would love to have an insider's guide to the local places and nature!

Do Japanese cooking lessons come included? ;D

Where exactly do you live in Kochi, if you don't mind me asking?
commented by Blogger blaine, 5/25/2010 12:44 PM  
We are at the east end of the prefecture. And actually, we can teach you how to cook some local cuisine (if you're brave enough to gut fish). ;) Please come!
commented by Blogger obachan, 5/29/2010 8:52 PM  
i will definitely make it over somehow or someway.

sounds like a great time!

i think you will be a valuable resource for my time in shikoku and kochi.

hopefully we can correspond some more ;D
commented by Blogger blaine, 5/30/2010 3:31 AM  
My walking partner and I are thinking about joining a small tour group to explore a small part of Shikoku in April. Kochi City and Aki are on the agenda. Anywhere close to you?


I can't find you comments on your new job.
commented by Blogger totoro kaiwa, 5/31/2010 10:44 PM  
Sorry about the late response.

I'd be glad to. Email me! (You can get my email address by right-clicking the "Email me!" link on the right sidebar.

Can't you come a little further towards the east?
commented by Blogger obachan, 6/06/2010 11:43 PM  
Do you find sea glass on your beach walks? I found this article/slide show about this kind of glass and thought of you. Parade.com/seaglass
commented by Blogger ellie, 8/09/2010 2:37 AM  

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