Monday, July 14, 2014

I LOVE this video!

I was going to write a big long blog post but I think the video says it all! I will say that I got teary eyed watching it. Powerful stuff!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rice Pizza from Pizza Pockets

I'm guessing that when you saw the title of this blog post that you thought the same thing I did....a normal looking pizza crust made from rice flour. Nope!! This is literally pressed rice with toppings. They have 3 versions - 2 are seafood and one is kind of like Korean barbecue with veggies and cheese. I ordered the meat version and....

... was ok. I wasn't exactly pizza....meat, veggies and cheese on rice sums it up. And it isn't cheap! A medium size (25 cm wide or 9.8 inches) is about $19. Will I order it again? No. But I'm glad I tried it.

Here is the video. the lady talking basically is saying that "rice is rice and pizza is pizza and the 2 shouldn't mix" but then she and hubby try it and like it.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

This week in pictures

After posting my last blog post, I got sick with a sinus infection. Ugh! I took Monday off but went to work the rest of the week. I'm feeling much better now. So, because of being sick, I didn't do too much. Here are some pics from my week.

It is summer here (actually it is rainy season but summer will start soon) and so it is Yukata season! These are worn mostly to festivals like firework festivals etc.

Also at the mall I saw this shop  "family studio" where you can take your kids and have pictures taken of them in cute traditional clothes. 

Sometimes at the mall, there are special days where vendors come in and make and sell special food. This one is for "taiyaki" (a pancake like cake filled with things like sweet beans, custard and even savory things like hamburgers or eggs). These taiyaki are filled with "anko"- sweet beans. My hubby bought some (he's the guy in the picture).

It is also gift giving season (traditionally in summer and winter) so you can choose from many kinds of gifts. There are gift  boxes with things like jams, cooking oils, sweets, meats, coffee etc. You just fill out the paperwork and they will have it delivered for you. 

Tanabata star festival (see here for my blog post about it in more detail) is on Monday (July 7th) so there are decorations everywhere! 

Oh and here are some lovely sunflowers from the flower shop that moved into the building where I work.


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