October 1, 2015

The October Link Love



Hi everyone! Gosh, it is definitely fall around here in Tokyo!

Every year I mourn the loss of summer but at the same time revel in the coziness of fall. Although I desperately yearn for the hot burning rays of summer...the hot drinks, warm sweaters and bold colors of nature that come rolling in the fall are some of my greatest loves. Fall really is gorgeous. It's kind of a conflicting time of the year for me, emotionally, when it comes to seasons. Ha.

Well, last month just flew by quick as a panther. I have a bunch of photos to share from my trip back home to Ehime, which I hadn't been to in over a year. It was good to go back and see all my relatives. I got to eat figs right off the tree...which is a dream come true for me. I LOVE figs. We also made tempura from veggies straight from my great uncle's garden. Nothing tastes as good as fresh vegetables you picked yourself. I loved getting to experience this organic lifestyle...almost wish I had more space in Tokyo to do this myself.

This month starts the second half of the fiscal year in Japan. Lots of new things to experience and work towards at work for me, which is always exciting. Personally, I have a couple of friends coming to Japan (doesn't it seem like everyone is coming to Japan these days???) so I'm really looking forward to seeing them! I think my college friend and I are going to try to eat at the university cafeteria, just for old times sake. Let's hear it for the 230 yen bowl of ramen!

What are your plans this month? I hope you're enjoying this beautiful season of harvest! x

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- The punctuation test.

These were delicious!

- Found this in my mailbox last month.

- Dine in a library? Yes, please!

- Dictionary stories.

- Love these photos of ships from above.

Interesting. Did you walk to school when you were a kid?

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm... my grammar is not so good after all... 4 mistakes. Although, some of them I knew the mistake but just didn't know the grammatical expression.

    Love yam fries. Always have them when I go home, and eat at the restaurants of course.

    I got the same emergency book too. Read through it a little. Was a little fun, but scary. I should try to read it from cover to cover... ... See you and Ru at the emergency shelter when something happens?

    I never walked to school as a kid. It was too far. When I started elementary, I was 5km from school. I took the school bus, the big yellow ones. Later my mom drove. Towards the end of elementary, maybe around 12, I took the bus on my own. Then, by 16, I was driving myself to school. ;)

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    1. I'm the worst at proper grammatical expressions, too.

      You've just reminded me that I really want to try a good Canadian poutine dish. I don't fry stuff in my apartment so I can't make it but if you know of any place in Tokyo that serves decent poutine, I would love to know!

      I have my emergency book right by my door, just in case I need to grab it on my run out the door. I'll see you and Ru there. I'll bring cards so we can play black jack (it's already in my emergency backpack).

      I guess that's one of the biggest differences. People don't have public transportation to school like they do in Tokyo. Why did your mom drive you when there was a school bus available? Is there an age where you're too cool for the school bus? ;)

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