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Tea and Anpan

In Cake, Dessert, Drinks, Japan, Japanese, Snacks on 3 October 2009 at 1:59 am

Cjpn cake 092609

Last Saturday, after an early morning class and surprise quiz, BigHache and I went to Circle Japan for some J-conversation and to say good bye to Mr. Mazda. I don’t know about you but I crave a place where I can roll up to the bar and say, “I’ll have the usual.” I had that in Japan and I am trying to have that here in the States, too. On this day, though, it was a little bittersweet as Mr. Mazda’s time in Jax was complete and he was on his way back home overseas. Mrs. Circle Japan (from here on out known as “CJ”) prepared one of her cakes for Mr. Mazda’s going away party later that night. I don’t know if you have ever had a cake like this but let me tell you, they are SO GOOD and wont kill your diet and won’t turn you into a diabetic. The sweetness is very light and with the fruit the entire dessert is refreshing. Mmmm. Don’t those strawberries look gorgeous? Yes, they do!

While waiting for Mr. Mazda to make his appearance at the J-grocery store, Bighache and I watched Doraemon and chatted with CJ. Do you like anime? Are you a true Otaku? I have to admit that I DO like anime but to a certain extent. Doraemon is a much loved anime among generations in Japan. It has almost TWO THOUSAND!! (2000) episodes. I watched this playful anime in CJ’s shop because the Japanese used was easy to catch and it was on a flat screen TV. Must to watch!! >__< I tend to like some of Japan’s anime because it isn’t all super powers or the world ending. Just school life, playing tennis or solving crimes are enough for me…well, some times. I do like some magical anime and I try to avoid the fan service like the plague! Read the rest of this entry »


SUSHI! SUSHI!! SUSHI!!! It’s Friday after all….

In Japanese on 18 September 2009 at 11:58 pm

Sushi Pack

Sushi with green tea. Oh, what a treat! I am not a connoisseur of sushi nor can I rattle off stats about how many years sushi chefs are schooled or what the precise temperature should be of the sushi when it is served at the bar. I am just a gal who enjoys sushi and isn’t a pompous know it all for trying something “exotic” and “high class”. I hate that kind of snobbery over food. I could purchase luscious sushi on a DAILY basis, fish so fresh it was just HOURS out of being in the ocean and I didn’t need to tip valet, I didn’t need to know someone to get in the restaurant to get the best table and I certainly didn’t have to be in a certain financial bracket to hob nob with friends over fish, rice and other veggies. All I have to say is, “I lived in Japan” and that trumps ALL. And yes, I know how to use chopsticks and no they don’t all eat dog over there. I mean, you can eat dog here if YOU wanted but I am sure you won’t. Buuut everyone asks if they do that over there and I scoff at their small minded-ness. That’s like asking if all Americans wear big Texan hats. That’s like asking if all Americans are white…oooh, I think I will stop there. I may get myself in trouble and I am not one to argue over superficialities because I am beyond all that…well, to the point where people need to be corrected on how idiotic they are being.

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Incoming psychic vision! A steam cake is on its way to me!

In Cake, Obsession, Snacks on 13 September 2009 at 3:17 am


I don’t know about you but I love me some Japanese snacks. Of course, it all started with Pocky then when I got to Japan it exploded into an extravaganza of “MUST TRY THIS! MUST TRY THEM ALL!”

I believe this fascination with Japanese snacks started while I was in college. Hitting up the Asian food shops, perusing the shelves in hopes of finding something that would fascinate my taste buds… I miss those times. At one point I even expanded it to where Fridays were my day to seek out something new and experience it for my own tasty satisfaction. You can only guess what level of wild I went while in Japan land. Read the rest of this entry »

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