Saturdays always put me in a lazy mood, the kind that when it strikes, all I want to do is think, listen to music and read. Nothing more adventurous or calorie consuming. Most of the times I end up strolling on memory lane. This morning while I was cleaning my laptop a bit since it was running low on space (again), I stumbled upon a batch of pictures from Rome that I haven’t shared with you.
I fell in love with Rome, it made me feel almost as princessy as Paris did. The thing I miss the most abut it, though, is the company. I miss spending whole days with mom and her alone, not being bothered by work or school or any worry in the world except the soreness of our feet caused by too much walking.
That’s how I usually feel when I eat at my favourite restaurant, Tokyo Sushi. They recently changed their menu, which means more yummy stuff to try out, although some of my favourites such as udon are gone. Their chef won a cooking competition in Japan a few weeks ago too, with a type of sushi called Dracula Roll. I hope they’ll add it in the menu, I’m really curious about it :3
We were celebrating my little brothers’ birthday on that day and I had some spicy rolls and takoyaki, yum as always. Sadly I’m scared that the takoyaki will disappear too since they’re out of the new menu
Either way, if you’re hungry, prepare for it to get worse. Enjoy! <3
One of the prettiest old cities I’ve visited in Japan was Kakunodate. Founded in 1620, it used to be the home of 80 families and it had two districts: one for the samurais and one for the merchants. Almost 400 years later, Kakunodate still has some of the best examples of samurai architecture in Japan. The samurai city is also well known for the beauty and the abundance of its cherry trees: in spring it’s one of the most sought sakura viewing spot in the Tohoku area.
Unfortunately for us, it was raining the day we visited. I don’t know how summer rain is in your country, but the one we had in Kakunodate was a killer: it poured down all day long, no breaks. As time passed it seemed it was only getting stronger, but maybe my patience was wearing thin. Such a pity, we could’ve enjoyed the beautiful city a lot more if we were dry.
Silly us! We went in a small restaurant to grab a bite, hoping the rain would stop. By the time we went out, it was raining harder.
Traveling in style is an understatement. My flats were fully soaked and started to rub against my skin and cause blisters, so I just took them off.
Kakunodate, at least the samurai district is opened for visitors. Most of the buildings host tiny museums, with the families belongings and the sorts. You can also find a lot of tiny restaurants and souvenir shops.
In some of the houses’ backyards you could find festival floats. This was definitely my favourite.
Thank you for reading! Have an awesome evening!
Although it’s not a Romanian holiday, since my name’s Patricia, we celebrated St Patrik’s day by having a family meal at the usual Japanese restaurant, Tokyo sushi. The meal started with the usual salmon croquette, then I had ramen and gyoza. My brother had the shrimp katsu, I forgot what my mom’s was called, my grandmother the chicken teriyaki and my grandfather spicy chicken yakisoba. The food was incredibly good, as always. I wish we’d go more often.
Do you like Japanese food? Thanks a lot for reading!
I celebrated the 8th of March by having a lovely lunch with my lovely mother at a restaurant called Euphoria Biergarten (I think). I had a salad and she had a soup and then we both debauched in huge desserts. Mine was a chocolate souffle and I can’t remember the name of hers, but it was equally delicious. Today was even better, though, since I got my paws on Hurts’ new album, Exile, which I’ve been looking forward to for a way too long time. The wait was worth it, my ears have reached heaven. Hurts are such an amazing band, my biggest regret is missing their concert at Summerwell last year.
These are the flowers I received from my mother and my grandparents I was so happy to find them on my desk.
If you can’t have the city, you can at least have the food. Although it’s a little bittersweet, since I always end up comparing the food at Japanese restaurants to the one I ate when I was in Japan. I can’t believe in two months it’ll be four years since my first trip, I swear I remember everything as if it was last month.
We have two Japanese Restaurants in my city, but Tokyo Sushi is definitely my favourite. They stick close to the original recipes and I find the overall atmosphere better too. Plus we always get a seasonal appetizer, like the one in the photo above, which are meatballs made out of salmon. My parents must hate me for whenever there’s the tiniest thing to celebrate I beg them to go there.
I had an amazing sushi and writing this post makes my stomach grumble and my eyes get teary and the cravings lift sky high. The best was the roll in the middle, which had salmon teriyaki in it.
M y starved little brother who was still all red from the cold wind, the poor baby.
Little bro’s shrimp katsu. My family is already accustomed to the rule: you don’t touch your food until your crazy daughter/sister took a million photos of it.
Daddy’s gyoza and my step-mother’s salmon teriyaki box. Yum!
Again daddy’s food, some calamari (I think) rings and rice noodles.
Last but never least, the desserts: matcha cheesecake and choco magic :3
And then there’s me torturing the boy. Thanks a lot for reading and if you’re in Cluj Napoca craving Japanese food, make sure to pay Tokyo Sushi a visit. It’s worth it!
Hello, hello, wonderful readers! How have you spent your so called apocalyptical day? Mine went amazingly well! Met up with friends, ate a ton of good food (on the behalf of our imminent death, of course) and now I just woke up from a nap and I should be getting ready to go to a party, but I’m watching A Dangerous Method because I’m too lazy to get out of bed and I’ve got a crush on Keira.
Weather wise this week has been pretty weird. Sunday it was raining and most of the snow melted (froze overnight too, obviously, walking down hills was fun) and since yesterday it’s been so cold my eyes are tearing up every time I go outside. I wish it would snow some more, though. I want a white Christmas :3
Another thing I noticed is that it’s pretty impossible to take pictures of chest details when you have big breasts. It always looks as if you just want to show them off, when in fact I just wanted to show the beautiful embroidery…
Thank you for reading! Have a nice Apocalypse!
Unfortunately not even Sunday mornings have been easy for me lately, since for some reasons teachers have finally realised there are two months left of this semester and we had no grades. The funny part is that they’ve all realised it at the same damn time, which means I’ve got assignments over assignments and dozens of tests every week. Term papers are coming soon too, so I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to update. I’ll do my best, though! In case anybody thinks I stole my purse, I paid for it, haha but the employee at pull and bear forgot to take off that plastic thingy (if you know what it’s called, please do tell, I don’t know how to call it even in my native language).
Jacket: Zara TRF Shirt: pull and bear Skirt: Zara TRF Boots: Dr Martens Purse: pull and bear
A picture of the delicious salad I had for lunch. It was yummy but not too filling, sadly, I could’ve eaten three more and would still be hungry probably. There are days when I could eat the whole planet, I swear.
And there’s nothing like Autmn, really. The only time when death is beautiful. Thank you for reading Have a nice day!
Horrible blogger alert! I haven’t updated in almost a month again, I am so so sorry! I’ve been experiencing so much in my “real” life lately that somehow I wanted to keep myself as far from the internet world as I could in the hopes of making it last longer. That’s my excuse, at least. I’ve been going out a lot, I met new people, cherished old friends and today is my last day as a sixteen year old, haha. I can’t believe I’m almost an adult when I still feel as naive and childish as ever.
I don’t have any outfits to show you, my dears, but I have some delicious Japanese food instead. If I remember correctly, daddy took me out to celebrate the end of the school year a month ago (bad blogger). I promise I’ll take a lot of pictures tomorrow and I’ll be back on track before you know! For now, let’s drool together over this wonderful food.
Stay hungry, stay foolish!
Walking around Japan, you can spot convenience stores at every corner, there are so many of them my cousin said once that if a small red dot would mark a conbini on Japan’s map, it would all be red. But have you ever been inside a supermarket?
For I know I have only entered one during my second trip to Japan, out of curiosity. You can find what you need in conbinis most of the time, so there was no need to look for a supermarket. But I thought the way it’s organized is pretty interesting, so I’ll share. In my country all supermarkets are like a gigantic store with everything you need in it, but this one in Sapporo was the other way around! It was made out tens of small, individual shops. A lot of them offer freebies for eventual customers to taste and on of your Japanese friends told us a lot of people just walk around tasting freebies and that’s a meal
So many delicious cakes and crepes and sweets, my tummy is rumbling only as I’m seeing these pictures again ;~;
What are supermarkets in your country like? Have you ever been in one in Japan? Thank you for reading and take care!