Since arriving in Boston I’ve spend most days demonstrating products and nights alone in the hotel while everyone else goes to parties. I’ve had plenty of invitations, just a little homesick I guess. On another note, the dialect here in Boston is very odd. Must be how Osaka-ben sounds to the rest of Japan. Even to me, Osaka-ben sounds very theatrical and dramatic. Whenever Yumi speaks on the phone to her family, it’s “hoooomaaaniii?!! Uuuusssoooo?!!!” and then something else I can’t make out but sounds a lot like “Dinky Dinky Doe. Dinky Dinky De.”