It suddenly became very cold, as in winter cold. My new bedtime ritual is to hit the gym later in the evening, then take full advantage of the bath and sauna facilities at the gym. I bring my pajama and get ready for bed there, then just walk home and crash. It doesn't look good to wear pajamas in public in Japan as it's usually reserved for a less sophisticated crowd, but I figure it's okay as I cover it up with a long coat.
December is the most difficult month of the year for me, I get sad and homesick so easily, but any small thing that can cheer me up is fantastic. I spent Sunday making pancakes in my tiny little kitchen, and walked around Shinjuku to see some Christmas lights. I finally found some soy yogurt at Seijo Ishii, and it's the most delicious thing. I went back to the gym after a month-long absence due to work, and the staff all asked me where I had been. My fridge broke yesterday, but I was able to quickly find a brand new, cheap one and it's pretty exciting as I've never owned a brand new fridge since I moved out on my own.
How do you stay warm?
|Soy yogurt, YUM|
|Canadian Maple syrup at the import shop|
|Friday night dinner:|
Ginger biscuits, wine, pasta and canned sauce
|Holiday treats at a party|
|Cooking in my TINY kitchen|
|Ripped package of Amazake|