Temptation and destiny

Since my husband went to the farewell party of his staff last evening, my children and I went to Hama-zushi, one of the famous sushi-go-round restaurant yesterday.

Most of sushi cost 100 yen a plate.

We can choose not only sushi but also side dishes and dessert.

I found an attractive dessert coming on the conveyor belt that I have never seen before.

It was a strawberry cheesecake and it costs 200 yen.

The cheese cake was a limited time offer and if it runs out of stock they won't serve it again.

I told my 6-year-old son,

"I think it is better to eat two plates of sushi than the cheesecake which costs 200 yen for only one, right?"

I was like doing a monologue, so he didn't answer me.

The cake passed by in front of our table.

Next time it was coming on the conveyor belt, I told my son,

"I can't decide which is better, a cheesecake or sauteed clam with butter. Both cost 200yen. I think clam is better for my health but I also want to eat cheesecake. I can't decide!"

My son said,

"Which are you going to choose, cheesecake or clam? "

I couldn't decide and the cheesecake passed by us again.

Third time it was coming, I told my 5-year-old daughter,

"Can I eat the cheesecake?"


She answered.

I said to myself,

"It is not good not to try what I want to do."

My son said,

"The destiny time. Ta-da-da-da!"

He sang "The destiny " from Symphony No. 5 of Beethoven."

Finally I took the plate of cheesecake and ate it.

It was yummy!

 I couldn't wait, so I had taken a bite of the cheesecake before I took a photo of it!
Furthermore, I also ate clam sushi!
Apparently I can't put up with not eating yummy food.

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  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    Fun article. I am curious was it part of a plan to keep mentioning the cake to your children until one of them said yes, have cake ;)

    Also while reading your article I noticed this line:

    It was a strawberry cheesecake and it costs 200 yen.

    This would sound more natural as:

    It was a strawberry cheesecake and it cost 200 yen.

    Also don't use costed as in:

    It was a strawberry cheesecake and it costed 200 yen.

    This use of costed is in the dictionary but it sounds wrong. Even though some people use it.

    Great article, and a neat tip on getting children to let you have cake :)

    Terry Wallwork

  2. Also did the blog vote button get put in a different location, as I cannot find it.

    1. Hello Terry.
      Thank you for your correction. I already corrected them.
      I often make a mistake of "cost", so your point was really helpful.
      I am sorry, I was editting my today's blog when you read it.
      I added another photo and sentences, so please read it again if you like!

    2. Excellent, I re-read the article, seems to be correct to me.

      There was one question I had that I do not know the answer to, and you may be able to answer.

      That question is:

      When using the word yen for currency I am not sure if ¥ should have been used instead? I know most English and American people know what that symbol means. In Japan you use 円, but dumb English and Americans do not generally know the meaning of that character.

      So I wonder could the ¥ symbol be used or does it mean something else that I am unaware of or is it used differently?

      The cake looked おいしい, I am jealous ;)

      Keep up the excellent writing.

    3. ¥ is completely same as "円" and "yen".
      ¥is often used in receipts we get from stores.
      ¥and 円 are often used in price tag, price board, and so on.
      We usually use 円 in sentences.
      But there isn't special rule, I think my examples are common, but it depends on person and situation.

      Does my answer get to your question?

    4. Yes, that answer was very clear. Thank-you for the clarification. I will hopefully be able to use the Yen symbol more correctly from now.

  3. Oh sorry, I found the button. My browser needed to be reloaded.