07. 11-14. Thursday-Sunday

Refreshing lemon-cheese pocky

Refreshing lemon-cheese pocky

07/11 Thursday
The day of fear T__T I was waking up like usual and was planning to rest till my classes in the afternoon, but when I was putting away some tool in the kitchen, once again I noticed small black things in the storage under the sink. Upon checking further something just moved in the back of the cupboard – a cockroach T__T I immediately slammed the door of the cupboard, and everything became crystal clear: my first cockroach came from the cupboard as I tended to leave open all the time. More exactly they came from the small opening next to the water pipe going from the sink into the ground orz I had no idea what to do, so I just went to get some traps and poison. I cautiously removed all the tools and boxes I use from the cupboard, placed there tons of traps, and decided to close it forever! Now I had to rethink how to store everything in the tiny kitchen without any other cupboard. Later I got more plastic holders for everything, and now I have half of my stuff in the room, half on the trolley. After this I had a long, peaceful period without any cockroaches, but after this I was quite worried for a few days.

Package~

Package~

07/12 Friday
This morning I went to the supermarket for ingredients, and was surprised to find nameko mushrooms. They generally have them shrink-wrapped, so not fresh, but this one was, so I immediately had to get it. I was curious what it tastes like if it even has its own mascot XD It’s similar to shimeji, but slimy, and this sliminess increases during frying, but it’s a good thing. I made a pörkölt (goulash) with it, and it was very tasty~~~ It was crying for some sour cream with that sliminess, but it costs a fortune here, so I can’t make gombapaprikás ;__; It was still yummy, so it’s okay. Otherwise I tried to make another microwave cake, and tried a fruit pudding type of sweets – too jelly for my taste, but it wasn’t bad. I also got another delivery from home with some additional stuff (I needed some non-fuzzy kitchen cloths orz) – and a sandal XD Actually I was looking for one here, but couldn’t find any good ones, not to mention my feet are sensitive, so I’m bad with shoes. But my parents found and sent me one, and it turned out to be very comfortable even for walking longer distances~

Nameko

Nameko

Done~

Done~

Cake with jelly

Cake with jelly


Lunch at Matsuontoko

Lunch at Matsuontoko

Cake at the Manga Museum

Cake at the Manga Museum

07/13 Saturday
Today I was planning to go to the Manga Museum to attend the opening presentation of the ballet manga exhibition. It seemed to be a rainy day, and I wasn’t happy about that, but what can you do. In the morning I went to the supermarket, and I left before midday and had lunch at Matsuontoko – it was another interesting Japanese meal with fake meat. I didn’t have much time, so after some walking around I went to the museum. The event was held by the organizers of the exhibition, and it was interesting because of the tiny tidbits, and because there was a lot of talking about older shoujo and artists of the past. I decided to buy the book with the material too, because it has interviews with retro artists, and I could need that for my research. But in the end I postponed the shopping, because it was raining and I don’t like buying books in the rain. After the talk show I wanted to see the exhibition itself as well, but I was too tired already and didn’t have the patience, so I postponed that too.

London-yaki

London-yaki

The chicken

The chicken

I was hungry for sweets and coffee after the event, so I checked out the café of the museum. It’s strange, because you need to buy a ticket from a vending machine and bring it to the staff. The cake and the coffee is nothing special, but if you’re hungry it’s okay. I was considering what to do, since it was a wet day, but in the end I couldn’t go home without shopping. First I spent some money at Lashinbang, but in the end I even went to Animate and got some clear files ^^; Meanwhile I got hungry again, and while I was walking, I noticed a place that seemed to make traditional pastries: London-yaki. You can see the process, it’s quite amazing. Originally you can only see box prices there, but I saw how people were buying 1 or 2 as well, so I tried, though I wasn’t sure what I was buying. Sure, it looked like pastry and kind of a white filling, but it still had a chicken in the logo, so yeah. But of course it was pastry, castella dough with white anko filling – hot of the press, all yummy~

After the rain

After the rain

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

Clouds~

Clouds~


...after the rain

…after the rain

The colors were pretty...

The colors were pretty…

Meanwhile the rain stopped, and I shot some photos before going home. At the Eizan station I finally managed to catch the Komorebi train. It’s a special train painted with the colors and animals of the four seasons, and I wanted to take photos of it for a long while already. I stayed behind to take photos of it and rode it for the first time. Even inside they are environmentalist messages, so it’s really great. It was a long day, and was happy to get home.

Komorebi winter

Komorebi winter

Fall

Fall

Summer

Summer




Spring

Spring

The front

The front

The inside

The inside



Soup

Soup

Mixed with cream

Mixed with cream

07/14 Sunday
We had guerilla rains the whole day. Just when you thought it would finally stop for good, it started again with loud thunders and lightning. But okay, I wasn’t planning on going anywhere anyway, as I had to write my article, and I have two final tests next week. The only thing I did was cooking soup. Fortunately I found frozen green peas at the supermarket, so I could make a green peas-mushroom soup. And in the end I couldn’t bear it anymore, and added some cream to my mushrooms. Not perfect, as cream is sweeter, but at least something. Otherwise I was just diligently writing my article about mahou shoujo – I even forgot to watch Uchouten Kazoku on TV because of that ;__;

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