Guh, I feel like I will never catch up in this blog, but I’m trying ^^; The new semester started and I was quite busy over the past few weeks. Now I can finally post the first half of July, and I promise the second part will follow in a few days. Actually my July was relatively boring, because I had to concentrate on the final exams, translating and my articles, and due to that I was confined at home most of the time, but there were still some interesting happenings.
Early morning, but actually the only day I went to the uni. I had two presentations the next week and still a translation and article to finish, so I prioritized these. Not to mention this day wasn’t complete either, as I didn’t have to go for the third period, and of course I didn’t wait for the fourth. After getting some peanuts at Hyakumanben I came home, and I just went for shopping in the evening to have stuff for Wednesday’s cooking. And I got a melon again, because it was cheap~~~ Yeah, that’s all.
It was one of the worst days I had here. I have a problem with two of my wisdom teeth, and one of them was inflamed for a few days already, and it got pretty bad that day. I didn’t feel like doing anything doe to the pain, and only painkillers could give me a few hours of a breather. I knew about the problem, and that the teeth need to be operated out, but I didn’t have to do it before the departure, and I didn’t really want to do it here – kinda hoping I could postpone it till I go home next year. But I was seriously considering visiting a dentist that day, though still hoped with would be solved by itself.
Otherwise my morning was spent with reading an essay we would discuss at the seminar at Seika – of course I wouldn’t skip that. By the time I went there I was already on painkillers, so I was pretty absent-minded, but it was okay. After class I went to the library to read some manga, but I didn’t really have the patience. My mood wasn’t that great either, and I only wanted something to cheer me up – like a gacha. I couldn’t buy it on the way to Seika due to the lack of 100-yen coins, but after class I got instant coffee and cream powder and with the change I could try. I went to the gacha machines at Konan hoping I could get more Nyanko-sensei, but that machine wasn’t there anymore ;__; Still they had the one where I needed a figure from, so I tried. I thought about stopping because it was a bad day already, but tried anyway – at least I didn’t get a double.
At home I started reading for my presentation, and then the worst of the day happened – I had the first cockroach in my home T__T I was a shock, and a huge scare of course, as I never had to deal with these parasites so far. Of course it had to die, and from now on I won’t leave the kitchen and bathroom windows open, because I’m sure that’s where it came from. Generally I just leave bugs alive and didn’t care, but that’s not true for cockroaches. I guess I will buy something against them too – ewww… It was indeed a bad day…
I have to say I wasn’t feeling very safe after the cockroach experience last night, but I was happy I managed to kill it and life goes on. I had to prepare lunch in the morning, and I made something I never did before. It was troublesome, because I had to fry everything separately, and I only have one gas burner, but it was worth. It was basically a potato-tomato-eggplant dish and yummy~ Other than that it was my free day, though with my upcoming presentations, tests, translation and article I sure wasn’t bored.
Cooking in three steps:
On Thursday I didn’t do anything special, just went to the university and otherwise tried to work some.
Friday was only a tiny bit more interesting. I spent most of my day waiting for my first package from my parents. It turned out that I will need a few things from home in future as well, and they sent me the first package via airmail. There was a tracking number as well, so I knew the package would arrive today, but I was just waiting and waiting, and nothing happened. I didn’t even dare to go to the supermarket, so I wouldn’t miss it, and in the end it was delivered early afternoon. It was a nice feeling. The package arrived in less than two weeks, which is great. I got some deos, because the ones here are pretty much useless, some spices I can’t find here (Vegeta, marjoram) or are too expensive (parsley), my garlic press, my fave small knife because this size doesn’t seem to exist here and I only cut myself with bigger ones, my swim suit (though I didn’t get to use it :( ) and sponge cloths, because the one I use for wiping the excess water off doesn’t seem to exist here. Just imagine, I was able to wipe the sink dry after three months XD After getting the package I went to Shuugakuin for grocery shopping and to get more dehumidifiers from the drug store, and went to pay some bills at the conbini, like my health insurance and my Meikido DJ order.
My Saturday was less interesting, I just made a soup, and concentrated on my homework and job. I had to shop for groceries in the morning, and this time I went to the Fresco in the north. There was a taiyaki stall, so I got that despite being hot, I just felt like eating it. My mood wasn’t that great (mainly due to the rainy weather that was coming), so on the way home I wanted to cheer myself up with gacha, but I got my first double ;__; Better not to try these on bad days.
On Sunday I made broccoli with a white sauce. At home I would use cream for that, but since it’s too thin here, I made it with bachamel and it was great. I also felt like I need to make a cake or I would die. Sometimes I’m really craving things, and I’m always hungry… I guess something is missing from my diet here *sigh* Anyway, since I don’t have an over, I searched for the recipe of a microwave cake. In the morning I got some additional ingredients for that like dry fruits, and tried it in the afternoon. Sure, it’s different from a normal cake, but it was good, and quenched my hunger for cakes a bit.
After my long day at KyoDai I didn’t rest for once. I went to Chayama to do some shopping. The days are hotter and hotter, the sun is merciless, and sometimes I can’t use my parasol, so I decided to get a hat. At Quanat there are several shops carrying hats, but I had my eyes on a certain one from before. After taking a look around I ended up buying that one and a second animal spoon – a cat one for the violet eyes. In the meantime I lost that spoon already, maybe accidentally threw away with some rubbish :( I got some stuff at Yamaya too, and then headed home.
The day of my presentation at Seika. Actually I couldn’t finish everything on Monday, so in the end I decided to skip, and it was worth too. I was totally busy with the power point, taking photos of my manga (since I don’t have a scanner yet), so the morning quickly flew away. I wasn’t sure if there would be a laptop, so I just packed mine, which left me with a heavy baggage and it’s not that fun in the heat. Anyway, my presentation was the last one, and although I’m still at the beginning of my research with hardly any meaningful and really academic revelations, it felt nice to be able to speak about the points and artists I’m interested in. I got some nice tips as well, so after this semester I can fully devote myself to my research. The day was very tiring for me, so I was just happy to get home.