Friday, December 12, 2008

Au Revoir Tokyo, Mon Amour

Welll it has been almost a whole month since I have updated.

So much has happened!

School was a real drag of course but there were amazing parties, cooler weather, $$$ clothes, etc. etc.

These last two weeks were jam packed with fun things that I'll slowly be bloggin' about once I get back to the states.

I met a handful of really awesome people in the past two weeks and I'm very very sad / bummed / blah about leaving Tokyo.

I don't want to leave but I do miss everyone at home... aye aye.

Anyways, here are some photos that are not mine as I have still not taken photos off of my camera:

Everything this week was just a blur of izakaya, karaoke, booze, Japanese Christmas parties, shopping, etc. etc. etc.

Make sure to come back here in two or so days when I will have more fun photos from tonight's crazy last hurrah and also when I develop my FILM. Woooo!

Oh Tokyo.... I miss you already.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Funny 'Cause it's True

Accurate portrayal of how I feel on the Tokyo Metro sometimes:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pancakes of Gloom

Well I woke up to a gloomy cold November Sunday and I was reminded of a little tradition that my mother used to do on gloomy cold November Sundays... make pancakes!!!

So that's what I decided to do. I walked around for an hour hunting for ingredients to make some vegan pancakes from scratch. I found a basic recipe online and then jazzed it up resulting in blueberry banana pancakes.

This simple task was complicated by:

1.) Small workspace
2.) Kanji
3.) Measuring utensils
4.) Veganism in Japan

In the end I managed to deal with my small workplace, correctly bought the correct kind of oil based on pictures, bought some measuring spoons and figured out conversions, anddd successfully bought all the ingredients necessary for pancakes.

The gloom outside my room.

Ingredients like... baking powder, soy oil (?), sugar, some sort of flour ( I think all purpose but I can't tell ), maple syrup, bananas, and frozen blueberries. For some reason Seiyu only has frozen blueberries and no other sort of frozen fruit. Oh well!
Mixin' bowl that is actually soup bowl and a mixing spoon that is actually my soup spoon.
And the results! They were so so so good. The oil I used for grillin' made them taste extra good. Plus, how can ya go wrong with bananas and blueberries.

Recipe ( I cut it in half to make five - six small pancakes since I was cookin' for one! ):

1/2 cup whole wheat all purpose flour.
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1/2 cup blueberries
One banana

Pour a little bit of the oil into a pan and put on medium heat. Thoroughly mix all the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add oil and soy milk and mix until smooth ( a few small lumps don't hurt no one! ). Fold in the blueberries. Spoon in just enough batter so that you can cook two small pancakes at a time. When the edges begin to look crispy, flip the pancakes over. Cup up a banana to put on the pancakes and pour a little maple syrup on 'em!

Sooo good.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hasselhoff Halloween

My new friend Marlene from Germany!

And speaking of Germany...

Tri***le Ni***les


Wednesday, October 29, 2008


All work and no play makes blogging a dull chore.