I was cheered up a bit by the arrival of my fridge. It's the first time in my independent life I own a brand new fridge, and I cannot believe I found something so cheap and nice. The strange thing is, as I tracked down its shipment, I found out it was shipped from Takamatsu, where I used to live. It's a nice coincidence, and it makes it kind of special. Besides naming my fridge Takamatsu-kun, I filled it up with fresh ingredients and cooked a few dishes tonight. I had no idea a new appliance could be so exciting!
I also had a gyoza party with some friends, which was a nice way to break the weeknight routine. I was lucky to learn how to make gyoza from scratch last year (time really flies!), and I'm always keen on re-creating the whole process. This time, we made a batch of cheese gyoza, which were a huge hit.
Sometimes I feel bad I complain about my life here and miss home so much, as I'm living a pretty amazing life here (minus the city hall visits and regular correspondence with immigration), and Japan has been so kind to me. It's the small things, isn't it?
|Takamatsu-kun! I love you!|
|Hot cocoa + marshmallows|
|Fleece + Booties, my uniform|
|The best present, courtesy of Diptyque|
Did you see the new flagship shop in Aoyama?