After I rode my bike in the sun and guzzled a few bottles of cold tea, I went out for dinner to a traditional little soba shop near Chitose Karasuyama station. I had teishoku, which is a complete meal set. I ate cold soba (buckwheat noodles with a dipping sauce, flavoured with green onion and wasabi), katsudon (bowl of rice topped with a pork cutlet and egg), along with a side salad, pickled vegetables, and green tea. I love cold soba, it's the perfect summer food, and the katsudon was really filling. At the end of the meal you can mix the rest of the dipping sauce mixed with some soba hot water, as tea. It's gorgeous! I saved space for some soba ice cream- even though it sounds odd, the taste was so delicate, and just a bit sweet.
Afterwards, I headed to a home shop to buy a futon and some summer bedding. My last futon went through some rough times- after leaving it out in the rain last summer, it moved around a lot, and the rain smell somehow never left, so I had to chuck it out. I'll take better care of my new futon, which means not leaving it out in the rain, and making sure I put it outside in the sun every few days. Did you know there's even a machine you can buy that sucks the moisture out of your futon? I've been learning a lot about futons lately, and believe me, they require special care.
I bought some towel-like summer sheets and blankets, which are essential in the summer heat that's about to start (or already somehow started). I had a browse at Don Quixote (or Donkey Hote if you prefer) and spotted some pretty awful things, amongst some stuff I just had to have. I love that place, and the whole trashiness attached to it. It was an eventful day, and weekend- so unexpected yet so fun. And mall things like a new futon make me really excited- wouldn't you be? Now I can't wait to go to bed.
|Soba meal set|
|Soba ice cream|
|Summer bedding: blanket, sheet, pillow.|
|Unmade Bed (like the Sonic Youth song)|
|The atrocities: slippers version of Crocs. How wrong is this?|
FURRY CROCS? When is the madness ending?