Saturday, January 19, 2013

Present from Japan!


So you know how I'm having all sorts of cravings and eating all sorts of nasty things lately, right?

Well, today this arrived:

(I wanted to watermark this, but my editing program was clearly having PMS)

And I wonder why I can't start eating healthily again.

I mean,

this is a box of ALL SORTS of New Years candies that a friend in Japan sent me. It has everything from pizza- or salad-flavored potato chips to traditional and kinako (roasted soybean flour it's really good, I swear!) ricecakes and "granny-candies", "deco-pocky" and beautiful chocolates.

In other words, it's one big box of sin.
Very tasty sin.

I am undoubtedly ridiculously happy to receive this, but it's going to require for me to run a marathon or two to get through it.

Oh, yeah, and it also had instant ramen.
I mean, BANZAI.

Anyway, better get back to my homework...

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Three things

Hello to all of you!

SO, the weekend is approaching. How are you going to spend it?

I'll spend it doing homework. And cleaning my room. And possibly eating more of all the gross stuff I've been stuffing myself with lately. Yummy!
I need to figure out a way to quit. Anyone who knows a way to quit yummy stuff?
Thought so.

Speaking of yummy.

This face has a problem.

Yup, you got that right.

It's my face.

And no, even though I appreciate you wanting to point it out for me - what a generous being you are!  - it's not my face itself that has a problem (at least I hope not).

My problem is cravings.

We all have them from time to time, and now, because I am a generous person as well (oh my! we match!) I want to share some of my cravings with you!

1. ZERO CALORIE JELLY .:. ゼリーでゼロ

oh god. this.
It's just like... jelly ... 
but it's so good.

It comes in different flavors, all very sweet. I had it for breakfast a few times, and I swear, it's ridiculously good. I suffer from cravings for these very often, but they seem unobtainable outside of Japan. 
They come in versions that have and don't have calories, apparently, but the ones with no calories taste just as freakishly awesome as the ones with. This will forever be my really synthetic, dirty pleasure. 


This particular noms is from a restaurant that me and my bff visited in Shibuya. We went there twice and had this dish both times. It's like..... omurice, pasta, korokke (like cream-filled potato-thingies. They're good, okay?) and salad and some really good sauce-thing. 
OK, honestly, I don't really care what it is, I just want it, and I want it right now. 

Funny story about the restaurant (OK, maybe it's more... sad):
First time we went, there was a REALLY cute guy in there too, eating with his friend. He was sitting a few tables away from us, and when I strategically pretended to be checking my beautiful face in the mirror, I could spy on him over my friend's shoulder. He looked like an idol, and a hot one at that.

Yes, he totally knew we were spying on him.
But he was really good-looking, I swear.

We waited outside the restaurant for about an hour for him to come down after we left, because I regretted chickening out on talking to him. 
We're kind of desperate....

3. PARFAIT .:. パッフェ

As sad as it might make you, one can't buy parfaits in Denmark.
I know, it makes you want to cry.

It makes me want to cry after trying Japanese parfait.
Because dang, that thing is tasty.
I had a billion parfaits.
I blame my significant weight-gain while in Japan on this. 
But it was so worth it.

Right now when I'm having these cravings for food and things I can't have, I kind of just drown in my own self-pity. Anyone who recognizes this, or should I just shut up now?


Monday, January 14, 2013

holy shat + 成人の日


oh yeah.

It's because two things happened today.

One was this:

This is my happy face when I go to school in the morning.
I swear, this is when I look the happiest. And possibly the wettest. 

That's not a word, I know.

It snowed like crazy this morning. It was like the world suddenly decided everyone should try being blind for a while, because it didn't matter whether one was staring at the ground or trying to look where they walked. If you looked down, your face might be saved from being completely covered in snow within 0.001 second, and if you looked up, you would just be hit by...... well .... snow in 0.001 second (bet you didn't see that one coming, huh!). It was crazy, and admitted, kind of fun. But next time I'm going to build a snowman, I'll give him an umbrella, just because I will now feel awfully sorry for him if he has to stay outside in a weather like that. 

Apart from that, 

it apparently snowed in Tokyo too, because my facebook was swamped with people I know from there going crazy with "FIRST SNOW OF THE YEAR"

followed by 


because I don't know if you guys know, but today is 

*・゚。:.*:Seijin no hi 成人の日:*・゚。:.*

which would translate into .... uh ... "coming off age-day"
It sounds way less goofy in Japanese. In English it just makes me think of tests of manhood.
In reality, it's like this:

This is the day where guys are screwed over, because look how darn beautiful these girls look in their flawless kimonos.

I mean, this is one day where every 20-year old Japanese girl must feel like the princess she is.

Seijinshiki (Coming off age ceremony) is held for 20 year olds, as explained ever so gracefully by Wikipedia:

"It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults."

I've never been fortunate enough to witness Seijin no Hi myself as I left Japan like ... the day before Seijin no Hi (no kidding) back in 2009 and haven't been there during January since. But my Facebook and Twitter has been drowning in pictures of all of my beautiful friends who look stunning in their respective kimonos. I hope they felt special today.

(Congratulations with coming of age! Please do your best at living as an adult!)

is what I want to tell all my friends.
Now I'll go cry in a corner because I can't wear awesome kimonos.

That's it for today!

Take care!!!

2013, hello to you and hello to God knows which try at this blog!





OK, I wouldn't come back to a haunted house either, but hey. I'm just a quadroupled ghost, not a zombie. Not yet.

Anyone still with me?

Okay, seriously. I am going to nominate myself for a suckiest-blogger-of-the-year award. Does such a thing exist? If it does, I'm taking the no. 1 home with me.

Okay, to be honest, I really neglect this blog. And it's a shame, because I really appreciate the followers I have, and I am baffled that you actually follow me. I mean, that must mean you just kind-of am interested in the random ... ok, keeping this clean ... stuff that I babble about on here.

I feel like it's such a shame if I don't update on here regularly, and I suppose I won't ever find the style of blogging that I so long to have if I, well, don't blog.
So here I will give it a new try, and this time I'll treat this kind of like I treat my ameba blog - really random. I will from now on reveal to you that the pictures I post on here are few of a thousand, where the 999 rest I look much less flattering, I will reveal to you that my hobby is sarcastically telling people how much I want to burn down my school, and that it's not only my blog I fail to follow up on.
Please, do stay tuned. This blog is about to change. (this is the part where you'd want a drumroll)

I think.

UPCOMING less random POSTS:

  • visit from Tokyo
  • AnCafe in London 
  • shit, I don't even want to promise anymore than two posts!

Take care!
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