It’s been a month since I last updated about my daily life. November has been a busy month full of schoolwork! I should be used to it, but it seems like it gets more frenzied each term. It wasn’t all stress and assignments though, there were still plenty of good stuff that happened this month.
Optimism is necessary
(Also, I have a smorgasbord of food pictures again)
It took several weeks to eat the souvenirs that we’d bought/received in Japan. There were so many of them that they stayed piled up on our table for a long time, and I got to give some away too.
Like these lovely pound cakes that I received from Haruka’s family!
These were from a gift box of Keyuca cakes. I wish I’d taken a picture of the packaging because it was so stylish, but I think the look of the pound cakes already give an idea of how tasteful this particular brand is. Those fruits and nuts are a work of art!
Can’t go without some guilty pleasureSeventeen is still my favourite Japanese magazine even though I’m not seventeen anymore. I’m only eighteen, but I guess I have to retire from it eventually…can I just be a high school student forever?
The highlight of November! I met two of my favourite Nico Nico dancers, Miume and Niina at an anime convention on one Friday after school. It was the most exciting thing ever; I watched them perform and got to take pictures afterwardThat was my first time meeting Nico Nico dancers. It’s surreal to see someone you’ve watched on the Internet for ages! (Is that creepy?)
This month I ate out with my mom quite a bit too. We usually eat at home together as just the two of us, but recently she started bringing me to this café after school for dinnerIt’s a quiet place on the outskirts of town that we’ve gone to a few times and there aren’t usually a lot of people.
This was my first time eating such a huge burger…I rarely eat burgers at all and even this one had a salmon patty instead.
Soup is comfort.
I’m not sure if you can tell from the pictures but they serve pretty healthy stuff. All that brown rice and veggies (I’ve been eating health for dinner). Even their desserts are of the raw sort.
Café days with my mom are the bestThey make the stressful days at school more bearable when I have something to look forward to each week. I see the importance of looking for little joys in every nook and cranny now(how very philosophical of me again) Taking pictures of food are one of the things that make me a little bit happier so I guess that’s why they appear in my blog so much.
Here’s a picture of my feet to break up the food spam
The Japanese fashion brand earth music & ecology has this iPhone app that lets you edit photos so it look like one of their advertisements haha. I took that picture on one of my bus rides homeIn 40 minutes there isn’t much else to do besides sleeping and listening to music.
In a nutshell, that was my November: school and food.
My next post will just be a collection of my coordinates the past month, but please come back to read itHaha. It’s been hard to blog, but I’ll try to do it as often as I can. The day after tomorrow is already December! And then soon we’ll be saying hello to 2014. When did 2013 happen?