Ahh breakfast. My favorite part of the day. On the weekends, I wake up when the sun wakes me up (which was 7:30 today – jeez sun, give me a break!), I boil water for my instant coffee (see tutorial below), I eat my healthy cereal, I read whats new in my google reader, I read the news, I look at photos on flickr, I drool over tastespotting and foodgawker, I soak up the sun that streams in through my window, and then I go for a walk or run. Yes, the morning is my favorite part of the day. I like the slow unfolding of a new day. Even when I have early class I wake up early so I can enjoy my slow breakfast. What is your routine? I’m interested.
Ok, I know you are excited about this. Blendy Instant Coffee Tutorial:
Well, its not the best coffee in the world, but it is terribly convenient – and that whole box only cost me 500 yen. I was talking with my friend Edward about coffee in Japan & the Philippines (where he’s studying), about what a shame it is that we never realized how spoiled we were with coffee back in the Pacific NW. One of my friends here said once, “Man, you are into coffee, huh?” Well yes, I guess I am? When I visit home in a couple weeks I’m going to get my fill of good, cheap coffee, thats for sure.
Yesterday was the last day of actual classes (yay!), but we still have finals next week. My friends and I went to a cheap izakaya (warawara 笑笑) last night for a few drinks. That was fun, but I don’t feel like putting those dark pictures into this sunny post so I will post about the delights of the Japanese izakaya another day.
On the way home from school I suggested to Amy that it would be fun to squeeze into an I.D. photobooth and take a visa picture together and she agreed so that is what we did. We paid 700 yen (yes, 700 yen – thats three delicious brownies we could have shared at Shinagawa station – but I’ll go into that later) for these photos. Our goal was to get half of each of our faces, and we thought we did – there was no cutoff line displayed in the screen! anyways, thats what we got. My dimple, her finger. Beautiful, artistic, deep – right? Thats exactly what you are thinking, I know. We spent a few minutes cramped in the photobooth just laughing, and when we came out there was a guy waiting and our picture fully displayed in the drop-box. Ahaha, a good memory, I think.
A picture Amy took in the cafeteria yesterday with her cellphone:
She took this picture to show me that my arms are shrinking. Hahaha watch out for that if you come to Japan. Shrinking arms…! Guess I’m going to eat all the greasy taco truck food I want in Portland/Seattle. Muahahaha.
So anyways, your breakfast!?
And also, I think I’ll continue posting while I’m home – taking pictures in Seattle and Portland. Will you still visit my site?!? : ) Pretty please.. haha. Ok this is the most talking I’ve done in a while, I’m exhausted! Adios!