It’s now Miku Matsuri at Family Mart.
I can’t wait until next week because they start the raffle and there’s a really cute Family Mart edition Miku Nendroid I want to get. Taka also wants to get it. There’s also a full-sized figure that will go on ebay if we happen to pull it.
We found these on our trip to Shikoku. I think we got them at a parking area of the highway in Kagawa. They were so cute, so Taka got one for his otaku coworker and one for us to share. We just ate them today. Sorry for the low-quality pics - we just wanted to gobble them up!!! They were quite good~
Rice with chicken furikake, sweet marinated shiitake mushrooms, garlic chicken spring rolls, garlic sprouts with pork, and pork bean sprouts in tomato sauce.
I was also going to make carmelitas for him, but his throat hurts and he doesn’t want to eat sweets until it gets better, so I must wait. Now what should I do?? I have some movies downloaded, but I don’t really like to watch movies unless I have something else I’m doing. I have no yarn (well, I do, but not for the projects I want to do)… maybe I’ll play more Ookami-den?
It’s that time of year that everyone puts up their resolutions. I don’t really do resolutions, but I DO have some goals for this year:
1 - Study more Japanese (I want to get N3 on the new system! I got N3 on the old system back in 2007)
2 - Get my Japanese driver’s license (my international one expires at the end of March)
3 - Try (and learn to to cook) many more foods (armed with cookbooks!!!)
4 - Keep a regular blog about cooking (maybe Vlog once in a while)
5 - Pay off my credit cards (6k to go)
6 - Get something else published or at least have something ready for publication. This includes self-publishing on Etsy or as an e-book. Although it was small, getting published in that calendar was a good goal pusher!)
7 - Keep losing weight. My goal is to have a weight in the 135-145 range. I am currently at 169 (or, I was before I left for Xmas… I haven’t gotten back on a scale yet, but even if I gained weight it couldn’t be more than a couple pounds). I was 204 when I got to Japan and most of my weight loss thus far has been simply due to lifestyle changes and not concentrated effort, so I am confident that I can get at least the next 24 out of my body for a healthier me :)
8 - Learn a new skill. I don’t know what, but I want to grow every year and not just expanding on what I already know.
I always have goals because I feel lost without them. Anyone share some of the same goals as me or have experience/advice to give?
Truffles. The left side has oreo/cream cheese mix as a filling while the right side has a filling similar to that in a Reeses.
10 for my man, 10 for his parents, another 10 for the mail room, and the rest are gonna be divided among some people at work. Just my way of making sure they all think of me over winter vacation.
Bento #2! This time, he gets to take it with him rather than me eating it for dinner. I made this last night from midnight to 1 once I realized he was staying over, thus giving me an opportunity to make him a bento!!!
It’s got penguin onigiri (with tori tamago mix in the rice and cheese for the faces), pork moyashi (bean sprouts), daigaku imo (sweet potato in a sesame seed sauce), there’s potato salad in there but I ended up switching it out for a mikan (clementine), there’s 3 mini tomatoes, slices of carrot shaped into stars, 2 strawberries, all the green leafy bits are daisy leaf (I thought I’d grabbed spinach. oops), and the meat is garlic hot dogs shaped like octopi and also bits of it on a toothpick with smoked cheese. He also got a chocolate and a green tea momiji manju for dessert. I’m looking forward to hearing how he likes it. Tomorrow’s bento is supposed to be hamburg! Gotta figure out what side dishes I want to use…