06. 24-27. Monday-Thursday

Pretty~

Pretty~

My fave flower

My fave flower

06/24 Monday
Did I already write how much I hate Mondays? Yes? Well, I can’t say it enough -_- Okay, let’s just skip the school part. On the way home I was taking photos of a tree with ripe fruits, when I noticed tiny green birds jumping from one branch to another and snacking on the fruits. They were so cute, but it was like impossible to take a pic of them, because they were moving around so fast. After looking around a bit I found out it was the Japanese White-eye – very cute~

Plums~

Plums~

I have no idea what this tree is. Btw, it was impossible to take pics of the birds...

I have no idea what this tree is. Btw, it was impossible to take pics of the birds…

So, today we finally got our scholarship. After classes I had to go to get some fruits, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to have dinner. First I automatically went into Fresco, then I realized I needed money from the bank first XD Anyway, I for some bananas, melon and such, and saw plums and apricots, but to a ridiculous price. At the other grocery shop I discovered a kind of greengage plum, and it looked so tasty I just had to get a box, and since I was hungry for cheese again, I just got the regular smoked one too. Oh, on the way home I think I saw a mouse running through the street – it was tiny and very fast so I’m pretty sure ^^ The classes were killing me, so I wasn’t all that productive in the evening…

Asian fried rice

Asian fried rice

06/25 Tuesday
First grammar class in two weeks, and I was suffering like always. Due to my eating habits it’s in the worst possible time. It’s starting when I usually eat for the first time, and doesn’t end till 12 – which is past my lunch time. I’m just too hungry to concentrate there ;__; Anyway, I didn’t have food at home anymore, so I decided to go to Café Proverbs again. I got the special lunch set with Asian Fried Rice, and it was delicious~~~ Spicy with nice mushrooms, vegetables, some kind of a veggie meat and eggs. Btw the student discount is really useful, because I can pick the most expensive set without worrying all that much. Oh, and this time I got a point card as well :D

The riverbend

The riverbend

Actually today instead of our regular class at Seika, a small event was planned at the Manga Museum. Our professor has met a good Chinese artist at a conference in Indonesia and the artist came to Kyoto, so they quickly arranged a presentation with him. I had time till the event, so I was considering if I should just go to town and waste my time somewhere, or got home first to drop off my stuff. Actually carrying the school stuff and my tablet is way too much (my shoulder is starting to get bruised), so in the end I quickly got them home. I wasn’t really motivated to do anything, but in the end I had to go. I was walking from Demachiyanagi, and saw some beautiful hydrangea on the way~

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The event itself was fun, and after that I dropped by Lashinbang to boost my mood with new manga. Btw, I realized there why the songs of the anime I generally don’t watch seemed so familiar on the TV during the weekend: they play them all at Lashinbang XD I got some manga very cheap and I already thought I could survive the day without spending much, but just to be sure I dropped by Animate to check if they had Nakamura Asumiko’s box for A and B no Gekijou – and you know what, they did! I guess so many people inquired about it (myself included), that they had to produce more~ I didn’t hesitate and got the box and the two huge, hard cover volumes – and my finances took a big hit from the price ^^; But yeah, I calculated that beforehand, and collector items are collector items – they are all just gorgeous~ Actually there was a huge line at the cashier despite more than five operating, I guess. It’s shocking just to what extent people are spending money here – or in Japan in general. Well, it indeed is the biggest consumer society in the world… When I was there I got another Magi gacha – it’s just… sinful ^^; When I was walking home, it was already dark – the town seems totally different at times like this, it’s interesting ^^

Preparations

Preparations

Lunch~

Lunch~

06/26 Wednesday
In the morning I just had to make lunch, and I was craving some potatoes. For that I made mushrooms again, because Japanese mushrooms are great. I was considering to add daikon or other things, but in the end I just decided to mix the shimeji and the eringi. Other than this I was trying to translate a bit, but I got sidetracked a lot by things like where to buy second-hand gacha for a good price. It turned out Kyoto isn’t good for that either – actually there was a shop that had some, but it closed just a few days before I arrived ^^;;; Other than the local Lashingban my only option is to try in Osaka, because they have a lot of shops like that in DenDen Town (like Super Position G-One, Yellow Submarine etc). I guess my next trip to Osaka will be for shopping only, because getting through all these shops takes forever. Btw, it was raining all day, and it doesn’t actually improve one’s mood…

Upgrading with eggs

Upgrading with eggs

06/27 Thursday
In the morning I really wanted to work a bit, but somehow I just wasn’t able to. Finally it wasn’t raining, so I quickly washed my clothes, though they didn’t get completely dry till the evening. Actually I was looking several things up about Kobe and such. We will be going there with my professor and a few students for a workshop, on Saturday, but since there are lectures till the evening, I won’t have time to do any shopping sightseeing, so yeah, not much sense in making a list with the shops and restaurants that could be interesting ^^;

Didn't look that friendly to be honest

Didn’t look that friendly to be honest

Anyway, after my classes I got some peanuts and sweets from the 100 yen shop, and my next station would have been Shuugakuin, but I decided to drop off my luggage at home. I realized I need to pay rent and the first installment of the health insurance, so I went to Shuugakuin for that, and to maybe buy some fruits. Sure, I couldn’t transfer the rent in the evening anymore (the ATM was there, but I had no idea which button to push XD;), but I paid the insurance at the conbini. It’s really useful that you don’t need to go to the post with the bills, you just go to the closest conbini and that’s it. After that I got some oranges and tomatoes at Fresco, and the other grocery shop had plums again – even 100 yen cheaper! Yay! So my fruit problems are solved for a few days~

It has a jelly filling, but with pectin, so safe

It has a jelly filling, but with pectin, so safe

Otherwise currently I’m thinking about buying a combined microwave and oven and I was checking out things are the recycle shop. I’m still not sure what to get – if at all. Because most of the food I was baking in the oven needs sour cream and/or cheese, both of which are terribly expensive here :/ Still, I don’t think you can live without an oven… Hm…

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