Cold rainy and wet day in Ballarat has greeted our family 1st time visitors from Kyoto.. The ‘Ballarat factor’ as our Melbourne friends would call it. It doesn’t bother me, didn’t bother them either. Loved sharing the cross-cultural experiences and learn the knowledge of my favourite cuisine in the world from the professional Japanese chef, who trained his cooking skills in Europe 35 years ago! Good to see their spirits up despite a few drops of rain.. Good there are still people who love it fresh than polluted!