Tissue Paper Menace and Stupidly Expensive Steaks: Thursday 15th September

Today’s listening and writing tests weren’t as painful as they could have been; surprisingly I was able to answer at least half of the listening paper without resorting to mindless guesswork. As part of the written test we had to create a composition about one of three given topics, and given that I failed to fully understand either of the other two subjects, I was forced into composing an essay entitled ‘Tissue Paper is not necessary’.  I am slightly worried that: ‘people who use tissue paper to constantly mop their brow in humid weather are a menace to society, and are single-handedly responsible for the destruction of this planet on which we live’ might come across as a little bit strong, but I felt I argued my case well.

These were bloody delicious, but what else would you expect at just under £160 a pop?

This evening I was invited out by my Korean friend for a meal with a couple of her associates. Alarms bells started ringing when I found out that the restaurant was in the ridiculously upmarket Aoyama Itchome, and when I was informed that it was the famous steak restaurant that I used to pass every morning on my way to school I nearly had a fit. Turned out I needn’t have worried as one of my fellow diners was the inventor of the 3D projector (seriously), and so dinner was very much on him. We had a great evening eating ridiculously expensive steak (around ¥20000 a person) and conversing. This was made somewhat difficult owing to the fact that between us there was no one common language, but we still had a great night. My personal highlight was being asked, ‘You don’t drink? Even wine?’, thereby confirming my suspicions that wine is actually a non-alcoholic beverage.


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Sam is a senior lecturer in Science Communication, who researches the different ways in which media such as poetry and film can be used to communicate science to new audiences.
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