My mom is in town (Hi Mom!) and she came into Bassanova with my bro and his fam for lunch today. A big part of why I am here doing what I am doing is because of them and the support that they have given me. My days have been long, but seeing my nieces run into my arms asking for ramen makes it all worth it.
Tonight was a very long night. It was the first night that Komuro-san, Sugahara-san, and I worked without an additional 4th person. With a line out the door, the three of us scrambled to recieve orders, grill the chashu, make the ramen, wash the dishes, serve the food and drinks, and clean up after the customers. It was hectic and crazy but we did it. We survived and it felt good to do so.