05. 10-12. Friday-Sunday

Red potato soup

Red potato soup

34 potatoes -_-

34 potatoes -_-

05/10 Friday
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.

Tsubuan

Tsubuan

Full of red bean paste

Full of red bean paste

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.

Impressive colors after the rain

Impressive colors after the rain

Wet azalea blossoms

Wet azalea blossoms

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.

05/11 Saturday
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:

Soy bean choco - very interesting, there's a white one too, I'll try that next time

Soy bean choco – very interesting, there’s a white one too, I’ll try that next time

Candied orange peel covered with choco – amazing *__*

Candied orange peel covered with choco – amazing *__*

The best in the batch: peanuts in choco, and the choco is tasty and melty - incredible~

The best in the batch: peanuts in choco, and the choco is tasty and melty – incredible~


The drug store at Shuugakuin

The drug store at Shuugakuin

05/12 Sunday
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.

My "breakfast" - the pastry was made of croissant dough

My “breakfast” – the pastry was made of croissant dough

My juice had all these fruits and vegetables

My juice had all these fruits and vegetables

Strawberries *__*

Strawberries *__*

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