Seen/Heard/Tried

My Week in Pictures

Yippee! One week after moving into our new apartment, we finally have internet. It took some patience on our part in trying our best to do things in Japanese, and also some patience on the parts of the kind people assisting us, but the important thing is: we did it! 🙂 Now that I’ve got access to internet on my laptop, I’ve got all sorts of posts planned for you. In the meantime, I’ll catch you up on a few fun parts of my week in pictures.IMG_0032Sunday we made omurice, which is basically an omelet filled with tomato-ey rice and chicken. There are all sorts of variations, but we chose an easy (delicious) basic one that provided lots of leftovers for lunch. Yum! IMG_0042Tuesday was a bento night, and I was super excited to find a place that had an EbiKara bento set! The “ebi” part is shrimp tempura, and the “kara” part is karaage (fried chicken). Not necessarily the healthiest, and in this case it was a little burnt, but good nevertheless!

IMG_0048We’ve been drinking a ton of this Kagome fruit and veggie juice. I like it better than V-8 juice, and I think that’s because the base leans more on carrots than tomatoes. It’s always fun to make things fancy by using a little glass to drink from!IMG_0047Speaking of lovely drink-ware, I’ve been drinking peppermint tea out of this pretty mug one of my besties made for me ❤ IMG_0087And speaking of besties, I set up a picture of some of my girls and I in the kitchen (a place all of us love!), along with the first pretty plant of our apartment. I think I’ll be adding more plants soon!IMG_0045Next up: cake heaven. We were spoiled at work, and decided to janken (or rock, paper, scissors) for our choice of cake. Chad got the one above.IMG_0044                        My partner chose this one, which had coffee and chocolate notes.IMG_0046I got the one pictured above: a light, dreamy strawberry cake. My goal is to be able to make pretty cakes like these by the end of this year!IMG_0052Some of you may have seen this picture on instagram, but we were really excited to see snow in Tokyo. I know everyone in Michigan is rolling their eyes at me, but our experience with snow in Japan is pretty rare, so we had fun with it!IMG_0054Chad was king of the castle on Friday, feeling extremely happy to have a beer at the end of the week 😉IMG_0078I was feeling pretty happy on Friday too, because I have a really fun teaching partner! Love her! 🙂 IMG_0086Last but not least, Saturday night’s snack. Yuki no Yado Senbei (sweet rice crackers) and milk tea ❤

What are some fun things you enjoyed over the last week?
xxCaitlyn

2 thoughts on “My Week in Pictures

  1. OMG! those cakes look amazing! My favorite cakes are the ones that incorporate fresh fruit in them. Yummy!!!! Also, I think I would love that juice. I love veggie juices, and carrot is my all time favorite. That inspires me to get out my juicer and start making fresh veggie juices again.

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