Journal: Hanabi and Lantern Festival

July 22, 2018 (Sunday)

Hisashiburi!

How are you? How have you been?

Well, I’ve been pretty busy lazy these past few months and  I didn’t have much motivation to write anything. I actually started quite a lot already – like 23 drafts! –  but this Mañana habit (a Spanish word means tomorrow or simply an It’s-not-urgent-I’ll-just-do-it-tomorrow typical FIlipino disease) will always be in my blood. And I really hate it.

Anyways, if you’re wondering what I am up to these days well don’t worry because I also ask that question myself. Like the month is almost over, what have I done? I go to work, eat out sometime, watch random series on Netflix, I recently watched The Big Bang Theory and I got addicted to it, I wanna watch the sequel The Young Sheldon but it isn’t available on Netflix yet, and most of the time stay home because the weather in Japan is really insane. Like if I stay more than an hour outside I will die. I mean it.

Also, our schedule at school has gone back to normal and I can take a day off on Sunday again. Like yesterday. Yay! So I checked Hamamatsu events that day and I saw that there was a Hanabi (Fireworks) and Lantern Festival in Hamana Lake and like last year I wanna see it. I asked some friends to go with me because Jerene has to work. I woke up early because I slept before 8 o’clock last night. I was exhausted from our monthly event and maybe that took off all my energy. I even forgot to eat dinner! But waking up early the next day wasn’t that bad I guess, as a matter of fact I felt really good. It was refreshing. I ate donuts, did my laundry because the sun was already up, wash the dishes and clean my house. I played some of the games I downloaded for about 3 hours and cooked some fish and sausage for lunch. I thawed the fish last night because I was supposed to cook them but I fell asleep.

2:00 o’clock

Kyohei and I planned to meet up early because he wanted to go to UniQlo to buy some shirts and I asked him to help me buy the oven toaster I was dying to buy since last month. We went to Aeon Mall but unfortunately we couldn’t find the brand I wanted. We went to a cafe with a good view of the lake and took a rest for a bit. We met his old friends and stayed there for a hit. The view was really good, the only thing I hate about it was the menu, they only offer six kinds of drinks and a single hamburger on the food menu. K said that since the place is near the sea, they don’t wanna invest a lot and just keep the business like that. Simple.

The tiny house where you can order your drinks.
A real orange juice made from Mikabi orange. Price: 600 JPY

Inside of a small house you can sit with your friends if the weather is too hot or too cold. The room is fully air-conditioned.

I ordered a glass of fresh orange juice and right after we finished it we went back downtown to buy the oven toaster I wanted before we went to the fireworks festival. We grabbed some food on our way to the lake, I got pork mayo onigiri with a wasabi twist which I wasn’t informed lol, a bottle of water and a pack of chips. We actually didn’t go to the place where the festival was, we went on the other side of the lake where the fireworks was. The view was better than going to the place where people were because we’re pretty sure it was crowded.

We waited for the event not that long together with some residents near the area who decided to watch the festival as well. I’ve seen some tiny crabs too!

Waiting for the fireworks and lantern festival to happen. We were greeted by this beautiful sky.
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Hamanako Palpal – a theme park you can find in Kanzanji (name of the place).

I wasn’t able to get some photos because my camera isn’t that good and I preferred to just enjoy the show. But here are some photos I got from google. Compared to the Fukuroi Fireworks festival I had been to last year, this is a bit small, they only launched more than 3,000 fireworks while Fukuroi had 30,000 fireworks. The event lasted for about an hour but we decided to leave 10 minutes before it finished because w wanted to avoid the traffic. There was a pool party and they were inviting us to go but I refused because I felt like I was already tired and of course I was dying to try my toaster which I did. The moment I got home I made a pizza and that was my dinner and ate the leftover the next morning for breakfast.

There were still a lot of happenings I want to share with you but I wanna do it slowly, I don’t wanna feel tired of writing again just like what happened after I did my 30 Days Writing Challenge. Hopefully I’ll be inspired to write more often again. I miss you guys 🙂

P.S Thank you FATMoment Blog for inspiring me to write again.

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There weren’t much lantern but still the view was amazing.
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Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

Hisashiburi! (Long time no see!)

Aside from the most awaited time of the year in Japan, which is the season of sakura or the cherry blossom, April is also a busy month because it’s the start of the business year. We started another school year and had some workshops too because they changed our book  this year.  Also, we already have a new counselor! yay! She’s a newly grad and working in our company is her first job. This is really great because I feel bad every single time I couldn’t help with anything at school like doing paperworks or simply answering the telephone because I can’t speak or read Japanese yet. But we’re all glad that a new counselor is finally coming! However, since she’s new, our school is temporary close on Tuesdays and Thursday because we’re out of people at school.

I hate the new schedule because I can’t request for a two consecutive days off, which really sucks, but hopefully after next month our schedule will go back to normal.

Anywasy, today I cooked garlic butter shrimp because it’s the easiest recipe I know lol, and I don’t need to prepare a lot of ingredients when cooking this.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon, or more, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  2. Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in remaining 6 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in shrimp and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley leaves, if desired.

Recipe from Damn Delicious.


  1. I started by peeling and deveining the shrimp, and preparing garlic and butter I’ll use.

2. I cooked the shrimp a bit with two tablespoon of butter and put some salt and ground pepper. Set aside.

3. I added the garlic with the same pan.

4. Added the chicken broth and butter, I only added five tablespoon because I don’t have enough shrimp, I bought them for 859.68 JPY.

5. Needless to say, I added the shrimp and waited for it to cook.

And voila!

I don’t have parsley with me at the moment so I only added some spices because I literally add them on everything. I honestly love the taste, even without the lemon juice. I do the same thing with crab. It’s easy to make, easy recipes but shrimp is damn expensive.

Have you tried cooking the same recipe? Or you have a better one?

 

Grocery Day: Tuesday Sale.

March 13, 2018 (Tuesday)

In my previous post, here, I mentioned that the grocery shop near my house has a weekly sale every Tuesday, so today I went earlier because I woke up early and I craved for Kaldereta I decided to go out on my pajama and grabbed some stuff. Here are some of the items I’ve got. I didn’t get lots of stuff since I just bought some grocery last Saturday along with my rice supply.

small banana 5 to 6 pcs.  – 88 JPY (95.04 with tax)

big DOLE banana 4 pcs.  – 198 JPY (213.84 with tax)

1 bag of tomato     –  198 JPY (213.84 with tax)

Yakisoba (2)  –  70 JPY (I forgot the exact price because I lost my receipt but I remember I got this on sale as well, the original price of this kind of yakisoba is 120 JY)

1 jar or olives – around 350 JPY (not on sale)

milk tea  –  70 JPY (original price around 120JPY)

butter cookies and choco chips – 88 JPY each = 176 JPY (190.08 with tax)

donuts – 128 JPY

Every Tuesday you can get almost all of the vegetables for 88 JPY, but you have to go early because there’s a lot of people and the supplies won’t last long. I got all the vegetables, except for the eggplant (198 JPY), for 88 JPY instead of their normal price 198 JPY.

I also remember that I still have this gc which I can use to pay for my purchase, but it was too late because I already paid. If you’re going to live Japan, you have to get point cards on every store that you usually go to because you can get points and you can use it to buy something from the store.

However, I dunno if I’ll be happy every time I’m getting this piece of paper, it’s really good because I can get free stuff BUT it only reminds me that I already had spent this amount on FOOD alone. The point system here is you can get 1 point for every 100 JPY that you spent on the store, so every time I reached 500 points it only means I already spent 50,000 JPY on grocery alone. And to think that I didn’t buy my rice supply twice. This is already my fourth gc, 4×500=2,000 JPY (200,000 JPY for 14 months). This amount doesn’t include my daily necessities e.g shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, etc. because I usually buy at Matsumoto Kiyoshi (pharmacy), because it’s way cheaper, it also does not include the food I always get from convenience store, make up, household items (100 Yen shop or Amazon), my online shopping and the money I spent eating out (atleast once a week).

If you can see the receipt above, here’s the explanation:

1,967 (Total)

157 (tax)

2,124 (Total with tax)

10,000 (my money)

7,880 (change)

325 (remaining points)

19 (points received for today’s bill 1,967)

344 (total number of points)

P.S If you happen to live in Japan, do you mind telling me if you find these things cheaper (because I’m really cheap and a hoarder of items on sale) or you find them way too much?

 

Update:

 

Rilakkuma: The Relax Bear.

Have you seen this bear before?

Or are you familiar with Rilakkuma?

If you have been to Japan, you must have seen them because they are everywhere. You can see them at any convenience store, souvenir shops, restaurants and even at the stations. I’m already seeing these cute bear  (there’s a white one, korilakkuma) but I only started noticing them when Iza got addicted to them. She started collecting things with Rilakkuma on it, her utensils, her chopsticks, her bag, her phone case and so on. I also found out that it is really popular here.

Rilakkuma’s name is a combination of リラックス rirakkusu, a Japanese transliteration of the English word “relax”, and クマ(熊)kuma, the Japanese word for “bear“. Rilakkuma’s origin story is that he mysteriously appears in the office lady Kaoru’s apartment one day. He is a soft toy bear who has apparently decided to take up residence there. On his back there is a zipper which when opened reveals a light blue polka dot patterned material. The reason for the zipper on his back is unknown.

He was first seen in a series of picture books called Rilakkuma Seikatsu produced by San-X but since has become equally popular as a soft-toy character. In the picture books, he is often seen dressed up in a variety of costumes such as a kappa costume. In addition, it is implied that even in his usual appearance, his entire lower body is a costume, which he will often replace when it gets old or dirty (Rilakkuma is frequently seen sitting around waiting for suits that look exactly like him to dry on the clothes line). However, it is not clear whether his head is also part of his costume.

When Iza went to Osaka, she gave me this cute keychain as omeyage (souvenir), and guess what – it’s a Rilakkuma and it’s holding a takoyaki which will always reminds me of her and our favorite food. TAKOYAKI!!!!

It’s really cute and small, it’s as big as my apartment’s key. Yep. That’s my key.

Before she leaves Japan, I will give this cute pair of slippers to her and a small pillow so she can hug it when she misses me, because it would be weird if she’s hugging a pair of slippers lol.

Do you think she’ll like it? I was thinking of a bear or a big pillow like my monster alien but I was thinking how she would bring them to Germany. I don’t wanna think of her leaving soon but I guess that’s how life is, but I am more grateful that I’ve met her and we became friends. I want to take her to Philippines because she loves beaches. She’s also inviting me to Germany but I can’t right now because I wanna go Korea first (oppa is life yah know).

Anyways, I’m sharing this small thing because I am very sentimental and I do appreciate everything, even a piece of pen (I was talking to boyfriend today and I was excitedly telling him how happy I am because of the pen I bought yesterday).

Bored Sensei -stress but happy 🙂

-リラックマ ラバーサンダル ブラウン系 レディースフリー 61696177 rilakkuma
¥ 907 🙂

 

Philippine’s Kaldereta Recipe.

March 13, 2018

Hey everyone! I am really happy today because it’s my day off from work. Yay! And since I woke up early today (early from my usual holiday sched), I decided to cook a Filipino dish which I was craving for months now, Kaldereta. I went to a grocery store near my house and bought the ingredients I needed, and did some ‘necessities’ shopping a bit too.

Kaldereta is a dish from the Philippines (brought by the Spaniards during their ‘stay’) and its name derives from Spanish word caldera meaning cauldron. It’s a meat stew from tomato paste (but it differ in every provinces, some uses atsuete), liver past and some vegetables like carrots, potatoes, bell pepper and olives.

So here’s a recipe I got from my favorite website when I’m in the mood for some decent cooking, Panlasang Pinoy.


Pork Kaldereta Recipe
Author: Vanjo Merano
Recipe type: Pork
Cuisine: Filipino
Prep time:  
Cook time:  
Total time:  
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. Pork, cubed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • ¾ cup green olives
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 medium baking potatoes, cut into large cubes
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 32 oz. beef broth
  • ½ cup liver spread
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a cooking pot.
  2. Once the oil is hot, saute the garlic and onion.
  3. Add the pork. Stir and cook for for 5 minutes or until the color turns light to medium brown.
  4. Pour-in the tomato sauce and beef broth. Let boil. Cover and simmer for 60 minutes.
  5. Add the liver spread. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Put-in the carrots and potatoes. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Add the olives and bell peppers. Cook covered for 8 minutes.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Turn-off the heat. Transfer to a serving plate.
  10. Serve. Share and enjoy!
Serving size: 5

But, a big BUT, when I cook, I usually add twist on it and not follow the ingredients lol. So here’s how I ‘followed’ the recipe.

I prepared the meat, oil and onion first while heating the pan. I cut the meat (which I didn’t even know what kind of meat was, pork or beef, but it do taste like beef so) according to MY bitesize and cut everything according to my preference.

I saute the garlic first then add the onion, wait a bit and added the meat.

I finally added the meat and waited for it to turn brown. I added to cups of water, nah, I used my wine glass to measure hehe.

While I was waiting for the meat to boil and get tender, I prepared the carrots and potatoes to save time. I usually do this because I hate waiting. I did a it of online surfing and dancing too.

When the meat was tender, I poured a pack of this Mama Sita’s Caldereta spicy sauce mix I brought from the Ph, so I no longer needed to put tomato paste and liver paste. It also has instruction and recipe at the back to keep you guided.

This is how it looked like after putting the mix, I added the vegetables and simmered.

I also sent pictures on my group chats because I was too proud of myself cooking something I have never imagined before, in fact it was my first Kaldereta, and one of them thought it was a Japanese curry! But nah, I was too happy to be upset, I sent another picture to my boyfriend and he asked me if I was cooking Menudo!

I told myself “stay positive!”.

I put olives and bell peppers too. I kinda regret I put too much olives though, I should’ve put a little.

Wait, wait, wait., dance, dance, dance and voila!!! Here’s my Kaldereta!

I didn’t add salt nor pepper because it taste perfect already, for me. But no kidding aside, it’s really good and I’ll probably share some at school.

When did the last time you cook for yourself?

When did the last time you cooked something and shared because you’re too proud of it?

 

Yumeno Tsuribashi “Dream” Suspension Bridge.

Part 1

March 04, 2018
As we planned to celebrate Jun’s birthday in advance, the guys chose a place to go to and they said we’re going to a dream bridge, they did sent a photo of it but I didn’t expect it to be this magical. Traveling alone is already exciting, I was expecting that it’s only near Hamamatsu since we left at 12 noon, but ’twas already two hours of unending driving and we haven’t reached our destination yet. The road reminds me of Baguio, and the place according to Iza reminds her of her hometown in Germany.

Hajime and Jun picked us up at started travelling, I didn’t enjoy the road trip as I easily get sick when traveling and I am sitting at the back seat, I prefer the front seat plus the road made me dizzy.

The place looks calm and it was totally different from the cities we’ve visited here in Japan, there’s something in the houses and restaurants that made me feel nostalgic and a bit sad, it was quiet and empty. The place gave me so much emotion, as to why I edited my pictures into black and white to express how I felt that time. If I came there alone, I have this feeling that I would cry and just stop walking.

The entrance gate to the bridge seems like it would close anytime and will not let you escape and just keep you there forever. Nah, I’m just being paranoid. This is one of the reasons why I’m too scared to travel alone and travel late, I don’t want that rush feeling and thoughts of being stuck in one place (don’t get me wrong I have experienced it once here in a place I don’t even know and I couldn’t do anything at that time but to wait for the stations to start working the next day, terrible).

Even their toilets are creepy, I didn’t dare to enter.

Before your reach the bridge, you’ll have to pass this long tunnel and it was really dark. An old man cleaning the tunnel even talked to us while holding his broom made of bamboo sticks, he kept on talking but I couldn’t understand a word. The guys didn’t explain what he said so we kept walking.

As I mentioned that the place seems empty, I was surprised when we reached the bridge because there were lot of people, mostly couples and family with a small kid. There were lots of couples in the area because the bridge is known for granting a couple’s wish if they cross the bridge together. I should have known these things before coming, but I don’t have my special one here so *sigh.

We also had to fall in line and waited for our turn because the bridge can only take 10 people at the same time, and I am really amazed how Japanese respect everything, the rules, to people, the environment and everything around them. They walk quietly, you can’t see any litters, no loud chatting and everyone waits patiently (all the time).

This isn’t the suspension bridge of dream, it was the second bridge you would see on the other side of the mountain, on your way the other suspension bridge but it would take 300 steps for you to get there. We stopped in the middle because it was getting dark already and I find the place a little bit creepy, we sat down a table to breath before turning back and a young couple passed us, I highly respect the girl because she’s wearing high heels (though I am wearing one but it’s a closed shoes and hers was really high) and she didn’t seem tired. Going back the first bridge we saw a couple sitting on a blanket and having tea and bread, they have big bags and they looked ready for an overnight hiking.

It was getting dark already when we left, we took some photos and enjoyed recording some videos on our way to the car. We also saw a hammock restaurant, if I wasn’t tired, I would love to try it.

I felt like we were travelling in a never ending road, I felt like I fell asleep for a long time already and we’re sill travelling. I was begging and ranting how hangry (hungry and angry) I was when I woke up but we couldn’t find a place to eat.

It was around 8:00 o’clock when we found an Indian restaurant, I was hesistant to say yes at first because I haven’t tried eating in such restaurant, I do love curry and stuff but I wasn’t sure about the others but I ended up loving all the food.

So I’m planning to write another blog about this place but it’ll be more of a guide how to get there and things you can because this post is just simply how I viewed things that day. It was actually a great experience, and I was really happy to be with the people I consider my special friends, these people will always be in my heart, it’s just sad that Iza will be leaving for Germany in three weeks time now but I am glad that I have been a part of his memories here in Japan and she as well to mine.

I am attaching a video clip from youtube here so you have a colorful idea about the place, don’t fall in love because it is more magical in person.

Here are some information:

Name: Yume no Tsuribashi (Dream Suspension Bridge)
Address: Senzu, Kawanehon-machi,  Haibaragun Kawanehoncho, Shizuoka 428-0411 Japan

View in Google Maps

Access: Take the bus going to “Sumatakyo onsen” from Senzu station on Oigawa railway (40 min) Get off at “Sumata-kyo onsen” stop and walk to the valley (30 min)
Time required (excluding the travel time) 120 minutes
Admission fee: Free
Official website: http://www.okuooi.gr.jp/

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Japanese Sweets: Puccho Soda.

On my blog post, click here, I have mentioned that every Wednesday I teach outside school and that I have to travel by bullet train for 30 minutes and 40 minutes by bus which I really find stressful, because I don’t like traveling. So every time I go there, I always make sure I have candies or something to chew while traveling, I usually buy mentos or any chewing gum, but last Wednesday I grabbed this Puccho Soda and I thought it was a chewing gum. I was surprised because it tastes really good and it slowly melts in my mouth. It tastes soda, of course, and you can really feel that fizz effect you get when you drink soda. I love the fizzling sensation every time I bite and it also has this small gummies inside that added flavor to it.

I asked my Japanese friends and they said it’s really popular here and they all love it.

If you’re familiar with Starbust, it looks a lot like this. The only thing I hate about it is that it is so good that I can finish the whole pack in one sitting, I love binge eating puccho! I highly recommend that you try this when you visit Japan.

Puccho (ぷっちょ Puccho) is a chewy Japanese confectionery made and sold by UHA Mikakutō Co. Ltd. (味覚糖株式会社UHA Mikakutō Kabushiki Gaisha, UHA – Unique Human Adventure). There are two types of Pucchos: stick type (Puru Puccho, Shuwa Puccho, and Suppa Puccho) and puccho gumi. Both types come in many different flavors. There are also ten flavors that are unique to certain regions in Japan, which is common among Japanese candy.

There are many flavors of puccho, including: cola, grape, orange, lemon, yoghurt, blue cream soda, blueberry, cherry, peach, mango, melon soda, and pineapple.

The gummi puccho squares are a unique consistency similar to a combination of gummy bears and taffy. They often contain gummy “balls” of flavor that are more chewy than the rest of the square. In addition to these balls, there are also “fizz” balls that mimic the carbonation of their soda derivatives.

Ingredients Millet jelly, sugar, soy bean oil, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, milk protein, xylitol, cellulose, gum arabic, sodium bicarbonate, flavor, calcium

-Wikipedia

Bored Sensei.

TOHO Cinema Hamamatsu

Do you love watching in a movie theater or a cinema (or whatever you call it in your country)?

Yeah I do.

But I’ve been living in Japan for 15 months now and I have never been to any of their cinemas, not even once because aside from there were no great movies to watch, I find it quite expensive for one movie. My boyfriend and I usually watch movies at least once a month in the Ph because it’s way cheaper than Japan. However, last Saturday, Iza and the guys wanted to watch Black Panther and me being a cheapo asked my friends who watched it already to make sure that the movie is gonna be worth it. This isn’t going to be a review but I’ll rate the movie later *wink.

After convincing myself to try, I finally decided to give it a try it but before that I did some research. HAHA. The only cinema available near my place is TOHO CINEMA, it is located just infront of my workplace, usually TOHO cinemas are located within a shopping mall and in my city it’s located in ZAZA City, on the 3rd floor.

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So here are the prices just incase you want to experience watching movie in Japan.

For the regular price:


  • ¥ 1,800


  • ¥ 1,500

    (Bring your student ID card)


  • ¥ 1,000


  • ¥ 1,000


  • ¥ 1,000

They also offer discount service, just like what we did last Saturday, we bought the late show and it only cost us 1,300 JPY each, we saved 500 JPY.


  • ¥ 1,100


  • Cine MILEAGE Day (Tuesdays)

    ¥ 1,400

    (If you’re a member, you’ll only have to pay 1,400 JPY on Tuesdays)


  • ¥ 1,100

    (On the 1st of every month, the movie is only 1,100 yen.)


  • ¥ 1,100

    (You can treat your sister or mother and only pay 1,100 JPY each).


  • General · Undergraduate ¥ 1,100

    High school student or less ¥ 900(for AU smartpass, AU smartpass premium and videopass members only)


  • ¥ 1,300

    (Admission fee after 8 p.m. is 1,300 yen.)


  • ¥ 1,100


  • ¥ 1,000

    (One accompanying adult can also get a discount same as the PWD).


  • Senior Couple Discount (One person over 50 years old)

    Two people \ 2,200

    (If you’re a senior couple over 50 year old, you can get ticket for only 2,200 JPY for two).

You can visit their website here.

You can purchase tickets in advance online, they have English translation, or just get it at the ticket booth.

 

Ticket booth. You can choose your seat and there’s an English translation.

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You just have to attach this to your armchair so no worries of spilling your food.
If you’re a couple or you have a companion and you don’t mind sharing a popcorn, it’s better to get the combo one, and split the price. For a single popcorn with one drink, it’s 670 JPY while the combo one is 1,030 with two drinks and a large bucket of popcorn, you can choose two flavors, I love the caramel.
Things I noticed:
1. Japanese watch and enjoy movie silently, during the entire time we’re watching the movie, we didn’t hear laughters or even gasps during the peak or even during the funniest part of the movie. Iza and I were laughing silently and pinching each other because everyone was really quite. I am not used to this.
2. Just like in restaurants or coffee shop, you have to clean your place and carry your trash and throw them in their proper place.
3. You have to be courteous and refrain from talking even if you’re already going out the cinema.
4. I love how they serve our popcorn, everything is so convenient.
5. You can’t see people chatting and laughing out loud even outside the cinema. Everyone walks out silently.
We finished watching around 11:20 and I can say that the experience was great. I enjoyed the movie and the popcorn too! If I’m gonna rate Black Panther, I’ll give it 7 out of 10. It was interesting and it did touched some important topics, it has some fun parts too and I love the outfits, the cinematography and the acting.
Have you watched Black Panther?
How do you find it?
Bored Sensei.

One Lovely Blog Award

Hey!

 This is going to be my first post for this month and my first tag/award post ever! Y’all know that I’m new to this community and I have never tried any tag post or award blog post ever, so I’m really glad to be nominated 🙂

So here’s to my One Lovely Blog Award!

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One of my favorite friends here on WordPress, Hunida (Huh-Nee-Duh) nominated me for this one, really, lovely blog award. Domo arigatou gozaimasu! I really lover her blog because she’s honest and she shares everything about her life, EVERYTHING. It is always fun reading her journals, her adventures, her love life and my most favorite, her job. She’s an exotic dancer which I really find cool and interesting. If you’re curious about her, visit her blog and it’ll answer all of the questions you’ll have in mind. She writes daily and she even posts recipes too! Ooh, and we’re both gemini 🙂

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog in your post.
  • You must include the rules and the blog award image in your post.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 people to this award.

7 Miscellaneous Facts About Me:

  1. I don’t like people who typ lyk dis and it makes me uncomfortable seeing words with incorrect usage of uppercases and lowercases. But I am not a grammar nazi, it’s just that when I reply to messages, I always make sure I capitalize “I” and “I’m” not “i’m” or “im” even though I have to stop walking just to make it or just type the message when I can use both of my hands.
  2. I love coffee but I don’t drink much, I love the smell of it and I love it when people are drinking around me. I do drink but just once or twice a month, if I really need to be perky. It’s just that I can’t drink a lot or drink once a week because I’ll have really really bad palpitation and I hate it, plus I easily get heartburn.
  3. I love going out, partying or just simply chilling with friends BUT I am not a good drinker. I easily get drunk and I always have hangover the next day and I need one whole week to regain my energy. So when I drink, I always make sure that it’s my holiday the next day because I literally sleep the whole day, without any food just Gatorade or Pocari Sweat.
  4. I dunno, but when I drink, I always go home with bruises, scratches or even an injury. The last time I went out for a drink with friends, I went home with bruises on my right hand (the scratch from last time hasn’t healed yet) and an injury on the right side of my face. I got it when I tried to help my friend inside the toilet, she’s really drunk and I wasn’t, I lift her up and she fell down while hugging me so we both fell and I hit my head on the trash can. It was really bad.
  5. I love cats. Who wouldn’t love them????? I have four and we named them after condiments, Princess Rosemary, Garlic, Oyster and Olive. Princess is the bitch one, she’s a tricolor cat and she’s always moody, Oyster is a bluish cat (like a Russian blue color but he’s Persian) and he’s the smartest and the most clingy baby of mine, Garlic is the fluffiest, he’s pure white (most if the time dirty white) and he has blue eyes, I love dressing him as a girl and we used to go modeling together when I was in Ph and Olive is a calico cat I adopted from a friend who’s gonna move in a condo that only allows 2 cats and she has 4. She is skinny and very vocal.
  6. I can’t sleep without any pillows surrounding me, or a teddy bear. I normally have four pillows and a teddy bear (since I was a kid) because when we were young, we do believe that if you sleep and there’s a space on the bed, a spirit will sleep with you so we (my sis and brother) always put pillows in every corner of the bed. We also grew up thinking that if you don’t do your bed in the morning or fold your mosquito net properly, the spirits will live there and they will be with you forever. HAHA.
  7. I don’t know how to be properly angry, my friends will always ask me if I’m already angry because my voice is so consistent from happy to angry to being excited, you can’t recognize which is which. My happy voice is the same as my normal voice, one time our manager at school asked me “Are you even excited to go back to Ph?” and I answered “Yes, of course I am” with my happy-as-I-see-it voice but they find it same as my normal voice. There’s also one time my college best friend (after living together for 4 years) asked my brother “Is she already angry?” when me and my brother were fighting one afternoon, and she laughed hard at me, she still hasn’t seen me super angry.

I’m going to nominate 15 lovely people to do the One Lovely Blog Award post. These blogs are my most recently favorites and enjoyed reading so far, and I’d love to hear more about them:

  1. Love, Amielle …
  2. RheaAngeline…
  3. Kat…
  4. Kittypop…
  5. Astroboyisagirl…
  6. Adventure of a cupcake girl…
  7. aysabaw…
  8. Chasing Potatoes…
  9. Life of an Introvert…
  10. Write And Shoot 2018…
  11. The Flying TOfu…
  12. be quiet Kate…
  13. fatmoments…
  14. Space Ko to…
  15. ourlittleredhouse…

Note to the owners of the blogs nominated above, I won’t be sad nor upset if you can’t or simply don’t want to do the tag, promise 🙂 

Unique Valentine’s Chocolate Japan.

I know, it has been five days since ‘the’ day but let me share with you these unique sweets I’ve seen last Valentine’s day. I enjoyed just looking at them and I want to eat them all so I’m dying to share the feeling with you haha, gommenne.

Don’t just promise to give your special one the universe, give it!

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Did you enjoy? Which one is your fave? I love the universe themed one, if Imma give it to my special one I’m gonna write “My love for you is like the universe. It always grows, but it never ends”. Naks.

Bonus:

Here’s a picture from Costco Hamamatsu, I love how they arranged the apples into heart shape last heart day. (Photo not mine but from a friend, a teacher from a JET program).

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Bored Sensei.