Curry Party!

The dorm helpers and management hosted a curry party for us last night.  Apparently they spent 5 hours cooking all of this for us.  It was amazing!  There is curry (3 types), rice, tempura (countless vegetables and a fish cake kind), dumplings, and a pasta type dish.Horray for free food!

Okashi: 1

This will be the first post in a series which I will title “Okashi.”  “Okashi” means “snacks” in Japanese.  They have so many different snacks and drinks here that I love and find very interesting that I thought I would share them with you.  Every so often, when I have gathered enough new products, I […]

Cooking is fun!

Dinner Fried tofu, topped with chicken, mushrooms, and onion, all which were simmered in soy sauce, honey, and oil.  Easy and delicious!


Life lesson:When you go to the store in Japan, you might want to buy yourself some green leafy vegetables so you can stay healthy and strong.  When you reach the green leafy vegetables aisle, you might realize you can’t read any of the names of the vegetables.  When you realize this, you might just grab […]

Cell Phone

Just so you all know, I won’t be getting a phone until I’m 20.  The way it works here is you can’t get your own phone until you are a legal adult (20) unless your mom or dad comes in to set it up with you.  So, mom, dad, unless you plan to head over […]


We were told that rush hour is “hell” to be in (yes, he said “hell”) so we’re waiting to head out until 9:00, and even though I already posted recently, I figured I would post again, because nobody can stop me!We went to the complimentary breakfast at our hotel, and, essentially, Japan rocks.  For breakfast […]