Feel like my blog has been abandoned for a while… Have been really busy lately and couldn’t really squeeze in time for writing. Anyway, this post is just a quick update of random things.
Anyway, my dinner 2 weeks ago at Yokohama, I decided to have curry for dinner. There were two curry restaurants nearby (one Indian, another Japanese)… but there were people smoking inside the Japanese one, so i opted for the Indian one instead. Plus, that one had ALL you can eat Nan/Roti/Rice (not curry).
The Nan was crispy and tasty…though it was a tad sweeter than the Nan breads I had before (maybe the recipe was adjusted to suit Japanese’s taste? but I have a sweet tooth, so me like XD ) Since it was so good, I ordered a second piece… and I pretty much struggled till the closing time just to shove that all in.
Japanese food is awesome, there’s pretty much nothing that I don’t eat here (hey, I even love Natto). But I still crave for other food like pizza, burger, steak, curry once in a while. Frankly, pizza and curry weren’t even my favorites in Canada… I’d only have them once or twice every few months. But perhaps it’s human nature that we long for things that we don’t get easily. The same thing happened when I was having my NO carb diet 2 years back… you have no idea how much I drooled when I saw rice/potatoes/noodles/anything carbs (again, never a big fan of rice/bread).
Now that I’ve had my curry fix, my next target is AYCE Pizza at Shakey’s.
Though I’m not posting my Kyoto trip (feels like ages ago) anytime soon (hey, I’m not even done my Kamakura posts, btw, I’ve been to Kamakura twice since then… lol), let’s look at some stuff that I bought. Not much, because most were food and I shared it all with my co-workers.
Shirley, Helen (both intern-ing in Kansai area) and I all bought something from Yojiya (the place that all 3 of us squandered most our $$… ) =_=;; The only thing that I’d probably use from the loot is the face power+sponge. God knows how many lip balms/handcreams/sunscreens I have, which I am always too lazy to use. And I seriously have no idea what the rice bran bag is for… bought it ’cause it seemed interesting.
Sometimes I go down to the convenient store at the office building to have my 3pm tea time break, would usually get some chips, icebars, etc. I rarely buy bottled drinks though, because a 500ml bottle costs 100 yen, while a 2L one costs only ~160yen. But lately, I found that certain brands would give out freebies…
Last Saturday, Y-san invited me and N-san to go to Hakone for Hot Spring (with her young daughters). It’s a 2 hour drive from our place… Spent the entire day at 2 places: Open Air Museum (full of statues, art), and Yunessun Hotspring Resort (http://www.yunessun.com/english/)
IT WAS RAINING ALL DAY BUT THE TRIP WAS SUPER AWESOME! There’s indoor and outdoor hot springs, with different ‘flavors’, for example; red wine, honey, sake, coffee, matcha! I even went for a massage (first time in my life… but it was a painful experience- for both my muscles and wallet T_T
I took few photos (who would take photos in a pool with people naked/in swimsuits?), so maybe in a separate blog post (damn, too many posts lining up).
Then the next day, Y-san brought me to Kamakura *again*, because there was an event going on in front of Hachiman-Gu. I will write the details in another post. But, see what her daughter (8 yr old) made me-
Junk food is one of the culprits of why I’ve gained quite a bit of weight since coming to Japan- I finally stepped on a scale at the changing room in Yunessun. And I don’t wanna talk about it.
I’ve whined so many times about my broken glasses..
Finally, I’ve ordered a new pair for FREE from Clearly Contacts . Pretty much just paid for shipping (~15 bucks?) They’ve arrived already (in 2 days)… Props to CC for prompt shipping =)
But of course, I only got to see them through my computer screen (yup, shipping to Canada only) T_T… which means I don’t get to wear them until late August. Meanwhile, I think I will buy another pair in Japan.