It’s good that it was a short week, and finally it was over. Actually I had a lot of homework, studying and reading to do, so I didn’t think I would do much over the weekend. On Friday I made a soup, because the previous one was gone the day before. I got new potatoes for a good price and I decided to make a goulash based soup just with them, which would be easy and quick as well. However I didn’t take into account just how small the potatoes are. For new potatoes I generally don’t peel them like normally, just scrap the thin skin with a knife, but there were so many tiny potatoes (there were 34 to be exact -_-), that it took like forever to clean them. I spent more than an hour with the peeling and in the end I even got a blister on my finger orz Anyway, I thought I would run out of time with the soup, but the cooking itself was really fast, so in the end I managed to eat the soup before leaving.
The classes seemed awfully slow, and meanwhile it started raining too. After my classes I wanted to use the wifi on my tablet for a while, so I run over to the conbini on the campus to get something to eat. This time I tried another Japanese sweet, tsubuan. It was a good choice, because it’s basically a red bean paste manjuu, but next time I will try something else as well. On a sad note I didn’t find any onigiri there, which doesn’t contain any kinds of fish or meat :( Anyway, I was surfing a net for a while, and loaded a few tachiyomis from the ebookjapan site. I love it btw, which is kinda unexpected, because I wasn’t that fond of digital manga, and I am a bibliophile person who just loves pretty print editions, but it’s great. Buying e-manga is another issue though, because they cost kinda the same as printmanga, and that can’t compare to a Book Off. Well, the selection maybe, because I was checking out old Takemiya Keiko titles, which are hard to find in Book Offs actually, so we will see.
After that I dropped by Coop again. Actually I need to get a credit/debit card, because I need to order from abroad. For orders in Japan it’s not necessary, but from overseas it is. They are offering a Visa card for Coop members, so I thought I would check it out. It turned out the application needs to be made via post, and I got the package for the application at the shop. I really have to get through the conditions and such first though, but of course everything is in Japanese, so yeah ^^; Then I returned to the 100-yen shop and drug store at Hyakumanben, because I forgot to buy some stuff like bowls for vegetables and fruit, egg slicer and such – and of course sweets XD At the drug store I randomly picked a deo to try, because my own will run out soon, but I don’t really have high hopes for these roll-ons here… Maybe I should have picked one for men, hm… Oh, and I got a hand cream, because working in the kitchen and washing your hands too often makes them just too dry. Actually I’m quite satisfied with my pick here ^^
And that was basically my day, after that I just came home to laze around as I felt too tired for anything else.
My Saturday was spent with a lot of frustration from my side. It started raining on Friday in the afternoon, and it didn’t stop until Saturday evening – meaning HUMIDITY! Since the isolation sucks in Japan, it means, my room turned equally humid – and my books all wavy orz This means my textbooks for KyoDai (though I didn’t really care about them), and the borrowed books from the library! I was pretty desperate, because those books just aren’t mine, so I was trying my best all day to straighten them again. After a few day and flatting efforts the books got back to the original state, but it became clear that I need dehumidifiers, as the aircon it just not enough, and that I need to put all the books in a box. I only dared to check up on my manga in the boxes the next day. Fortunately everything was okay in there, so I’m a bit less worried about what’s coming up in the rainy season.
And here are the sweets I got the day before:
Finally no rain. I had to do some shoppings, so I went down to Shuugakuin, which is indeed a small town center with almost everything you need. I had to buy a new commuter pass, and I went to the local drug store to get some dehumidifying stuff. I found them too, and I got a little box type thing for my chest and flat ones for my manga boxes – you know, better to be safe than sorry, especially with manga and humidity. I got some discounted stuff at Fresco, but unfortunately they didn’t have anything fruit-wise. There’s another grocery shop I went to before, and now they had a box of strawberries for 190 yen only! I have never seen strawberries that cheap here before, so of course I got one, and while I was already there I bought cheese too~ I gave in to temptation and got something from the bakery, which was a good idea, because I had to make new rice for lunch, and it took very long. Now I measured and it takes an hour to make the rice. And that’s actually all, after this I was just studying and reading a book for Tuesday’s Seika class, and the best of the day was the delicious strawberry of course.