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Indonesian Cuisine

With a majority of my prerequisite courses finished, I'm taking some interesting courses this semester to fulfill some curiosities that have been gnawing at me for the past couple of years, one of them being Indonesian. Though I was born in the land of Nasi Goreng and Sate, I only knew a handful of phrases that wouldn't really get me anywhere. I'm finally taking a beginner's course this semester and my professor kindly invited us, the students, to have lunch at one of her favorite Indonesian restaurants in Tokyo. Around 10 of us ended up gathering at CABE, located just 5 minutes from Meguro Station where we indulged in a delicious lunch set of rice, coconut curry, gado gado salad, along with some others for the reasonable price of 1000 yen (I must go back once again to get the names for each of the items on my plate!).
今季は生まれ故郷の言語を習得したいということでインドネシア語の授業を受けています。 その授業の先生がインドネシア料理を食べに行こうと生徒を誘ってくださったので、合計10人で目黒にあるCABEというレストランでランチを食べました。 とっても優しいインドネシア人の方が経営しているお店なのですが、家に帰った…

Job Hunting in Japan

Seriously can time fly any faster? While I'm both happy and relieved that a week of midterms have already finished, leaving me with only one more week, I am struggling to keep up with the pace of time. I have so much to do and so little time. Can someone please invent some time portal-esque creation to increase the day to maybe 36 hours without having to worry about aging? First semester of senior year is already half gone and I am furiously doing anything I can to end up working in the industry that I want to be in. I am also in denial that I actually need to buy a "Shukatsu" suit, aka a f***ing expensive ensemble that the Japanese society quietly forces future graduates to buy as a way of proving assimilation to the social standards so that we can land a job. Everyone around me has already bought one but I've actually been getting interviews without one, and making good impressions (I think I do, at least) - I'm questioning why it is really necessary to "…

Sunday Cafe Day

It's Sunday so I'm at the café near my house again to study. Midterms are starting tomorrow so I'll probably be hibernating in the library for the next two weeks. There are so many students around me right now who I'm assuming are on the same boat.
日曜日なのでまたまた近くのTully'sに来ています。 明日から二週間中間テストが立て続けにあるので結構必死です。 周りにも学生がたくさん勉強しにきています。みんな同じなんですね。 ちょっと気分転換にブログを書いています。
I feel like I've been really productive lately - I was really into "new experiences" my first three years in college but I'm finally focused more on my studies now and have been living like a hermit. I don't mean just school studies but just studying in general - things that have been interesting me but I had never really gone around to learn about. I've been able to do some interesting jobs thanks to that and I'm really thankful that my efforts are paying off. This week I was able to be a translator at an after party of a particular event that took place at an embassy. I initial…


Halloween came and was gone in the blink of an eye this year. I've been around a lot of underclassmen recently and they've been talking about what they were gonna do while my friends and I were stressing over job hunting. I didn't really want to just let the day go by without doing anything, especially since it's senior year, so I went out for dinner and drinks with some friends. I've been starting a cup coaster collection since I visited Germany last winter so I was pretty excited when this particular bar had one.
ハロウィン。 私も含めて周りのみんながストレスが溜まりまくっている/忙しいので、少しでも周りのハッピーを分けてもらおうと思い、友達と三人で渋谷に行ってきました。 去年ドイツに行ってからお店のコースターを集めるようになったのですが、今回のバーにもあって嬉しい気持ちになりました。

As I mentioned in my last post, I turned 22. One of my friend's birthdays lies a few days after mine so my friends surprised us during lunch with cake and presents.
私の誕生日の数日後に誕生日の友達がいるのですが、お昼の空き時間中に友達がサプライスでケーキとプレゼントを用意してくれました。 わたしはあまり盛大に自分の誕生日を祝う(?)というか注目を浴びることが苦手なので、こうやって小さくお祝いをしてくれてありがたいです。

There's a café …