Thursday, November 19, 2009

My week in pictures

Well I've been busy but I have also been having fun. Last Saturday I went out to eat with 3 of "the ladies". They are my students but are more like my Japanese moms. When I came to Japan they were already at my school so I have been teaching them for 11+ years. I LOVE hanging out with them. Anyway, they took me to a restaurant in town that I have never even noticed. It was delicious!! There are only 6 tables so we had to make a reservation and we didn't even look at a was decided for us. There were 3 courses plus bread with the main course....sadly, I forgot to take a picture of the dessert course but it was yummy.

The first course- fried fish, smoked salmon, a pumpkin puree with some smoked bacon on top, marinated veggies with liver (ok...that was an unexpected and unpleasant surprise....didn't eat the liver!)

The main course- salmon with mushrooms and very tender beef!

We sat and chatted for 3 hours...until they kicked us out as lunch time was over. Can't wait to do that again!

At the supermarket I found some pretty cute food! I know that many Canadian/American kids don't like fish...but maybe they would eat it if it looked like "pikachu" or "doraemon". Yes, these are made from fish paste....they are quite yummy!

And of course kids love sweets but these must be better just because they are so cute!!

Yesterday we went into town to do some shopping and eat Indian food and when we got back to the station we walked by public telephones and my hubby commented on how people must rarely use them now that most people have cell phones. Well...I had forgotten about how big and different they are compared to ones back one so I thought I would show you. I do remember that my very first day in Japan I had my picture taken next to one because I thought they were so weird! The green one is for international phone calls.


さらまり said...

Oh the lunch you had looks very lovely and yummy. I think meals with courses are so nice^^

Oh those bear cakes are totally cute. I don't know if I could eat something so cute haha!

Even though many people might not use the public phones anymore, at least they are not vandalized often like around here >< (That is if you can find any around)

Sandra said...

makes me hungry!

Jennifer Rose said...

that food looks so good :D and i love seeing pics of everyday objects like those phones, you never really stop to think what they might look like in a different country :)

Lia Chen said...

Yummy lunch! Love the cute pikachu and doraemon kamaboko ... Wish they are available here :o)

las sandalias de ana said...

sweet cakes, ohhh ;)

FromJapanWithLove said...

Glad you all like the pics!!!

Grace said...


Oh, I remember those phones in Japan. I actually don't notice many phone booths around here either... everyone owns a cell nowadays...


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