To keep up with my beauty theme, I hit the onsen mid-week for a soak. I don't feel so inclined to visit the onsen in such hot and humid temperatures, but it felt so good, and I'll definitely keep this tradition going for the rest of the summer. I try to go to the onsen every two weeks, but life gets hectic. Yet, nothing equals the benefits of a long soak, definitely helps with stress, and I get the best sleep following an onsen visit.
I also ate more doughnuts than usual this week- one at Mr Donut (since a visit to Mr Donut goes hand-in-hand with the onsen), and a military doughnut at Streamer Coffee. Despite the psychedelic exterior, it tasted amazing- a combination of green tea (matcha) flavour, caramel and chocolate. So, so good! I also strangely found myself in a dodgy part of Tokyo (yes, Ikebukuro*, I'm pointing the finger at you), in the seediest family restaurant. There was no free wifi, so I bought a trashy gossip magazine in Japanese and got two (faux) macchiatos at the drink bar, it was an interesting experience. Family restaurants are a great place to hang out for hours- they're open 24 hours, the food is extremely cheap, and it's a safe environment despite how trashy that branch was.
*No offense if you live in Ikebukuro, there are some nice parts, but bad parts as well.
|Side view, selfie I know|
|First donut trip: a classic Pon de ring at Mr Donut|
|Second donut: Military!|
|Aaaaand the lower end of the refinement scale.|