Since arriving in Murakami, I’ve been hearing about the wonderful Masami-san and finally had the privilege of meeting her!! From the moment I spoke to her on the phone, I knew she was as great as everyone had said because both of us for some reason couldn’t stop giggling. Over the years, she’s been a tremendous help to ALTs in Murakami, helping with Japanese, doctors, cars, and anything under the sun. She cooked Reed and I a huge chicken, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, salad, cake and tim-tam meal. The conversation was great fun, and we ended up staying much later than we thought we would.