And finally the last full week started at the language course – and with it the final exams, so it wasn’t all that great to be honest. We had short tests during the semester, and those were much better for me, while this exams every day while going to classes was just too much. If we have exams than no classes, please. Anyway, this day was special, because we agreed to meet for dinner with our group from the language course. We were planning to have lunch in one of the vegetarian places before (since we’re two vegetarians, one on halal and a meat-eater), but somehow it never worked out, but now we could agree on a dinner – well, a farewell dinner to be exact. After school I dropped off my stuff at home, and we met on the campus in the evening. Since it was Monday, Café Proverbs wasn’t open, so we decided to try another one, Sunny Place. I wanted to try it for a while now, but never managed to get there, so we had to look for it, but it was where I thought it whould be. Still, surprisingly we found the place closed, although it wasn’t their scheduled holiday. There was nothing else to do, we went for another place, and settled for Sujata in the end. I thought we couldn’t sit together there, but the small tables could be put together, so it was okay. We got the dinner set and it was great~ I could try many vegetable I didn’t dare before, like the bitter goya or sweet potato – while I will avoid the former, I will most use the latter. We had a nice dinner and talked about a lot of things, it was all fun~
Somehow I had the worst mood today. We had the last grammar class, and I took it very bad, I suffered through the class till the end – would have been better to skip it completely. Then I thought we would have the last class at Seika today, but it turned out the last one was last week ^^; Well, reading some manga at the library made me feel better, so it’s okay, and then I got some manga at Book Off too. On the way home I dropped by the supermarket, otherwise nothing special for today.
Today I had to go to the supermarket first and make a soup, but the free day wasn’t over with that. Then despite having a day off I had to go to KyoDai, because at 13:00 there would be a rehearsal for our speeches next week. Although I tried to memorize it already, I wasn’t there yet, so starting today it’s all about practicing. I would have my speech in the class on Monday anyway, and we decided to have another rehearsal on the final day, so it should go well.
I needed to buy a few things, so I headed for Chayama and Quanat from the uni. I wanted to get small crème brulle dishes for smaller cakes, and needed another bottle of brandy as well XD For dishes there is a 100 yen shop, for the brandy Yamaya. The local Suntory brandy wasn’t that bad, but I decided to try something else in hopes for a better taste. In the end I decided on the J.P. Chenet French brandy and I didn’t regret it~ Of course I dropped by Comic Storm too, and got a few volumes.
I spent the morning cooking lunch – my new fave pumpkin curry~~~ The afternoon had an exam, but it was all easy, so no worries. On the way home I had to do some shopping, and there I saw a whole water melon for a quite bearable price: 1380! Sure it’s horribly expensive compared to Hungary, but here it was okay for an M size, and I need whole water melons~~~ I was very excited about it and it turned out to be very yummy~~~
This was a long day. The morning was free, but the classes in the afternoon had exams, so yeah :/ In the evening there was a dinner with our Listening teacher and most of the class, and the chosen restaurant was at the Shijou-Kawaramachi crossing in the Marui building. Since my class ended after 4 and the meeting was at 7 I wasn’t sure if I should go home beforehand or go directly to the shopping district. In the end I went directly with my heavy bag, but I wanted to shop for some manga and that takes time. My main goal was purchasing to Hagio Moto collector editions, but in the end I only found one. In the end I took another book instead about Hagio Moto with interview and pre-debut manga pages – love~~~~ Of course I had to drop by Lashingban as well, and got some nice titles :D
At 7 pm we met in front of Marui and headed for the restaurant. It was an all you can eat place (costs 2000 yen and we choose the additional all you can drink too), and while I was a bit afraid I couldn’t find anything to eat, it was a nice surprise, because they had a lot of soy meat dishes and those seemed and tasted totally safe. I tried a lot of different things in food and drinks, and I was especially fond of the dessert-fruits table – I even went for seconds XD We had a nice evening with the class, and we lest around 9 in the evening. It was a long, tiring but fun day.
I spent this weekend at home, because I still had some studying to do, not to mention the memorizing of my final speech. In case of the speech it was like I was repeating the text in my head almost every single second, till I knew it by heart.
On Saturday the only interesting thing was, that I made pancakes here the first time. I had a leftover piece of pumpkin, and I decided to rasp it and use it for salty pancakes. Our pancakes aren’t like the American ones, more like crépe, and it can be very exciting if you add rasped fruits or vegetables to the dough. This time I only added pumpkin, salt, pepper, but next time I will add rasped onions as well~ All in all, it was great, only the frying took like forever, since you need to do it on a small flame for the pumpkin to be fried.
On Sunday I got some ingredients, and made food for Monday. I really love brown rice and eringi, and the dish with these two quickly became one of my faves here.