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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!).


Dessert with some who stayed behind after lunch. I can't help but feel excited about all the holiday spirit in the air!


It snowed for the first time this year, quite coincidentally on Thanksgiving, and for the first time in November in 54 years apparently. I remember romanticizing about living through 4 seasons as Southern California is literally one giant summer, but freezing both my toes and fingers until they're numb kind of made me rethink my prior opinions. I will have to say snow is beautiful in aesthetic aspects so I wouldn't mind experiencing it a couple more times this winter, after I buy myself winter clothes.


November 23 marked this year's Thanksgiving. Though my friends in the US probably celebrated with some turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and pie, we made the holiday Japanese style with KFC because Thanksgiving does not exist in Japan, unfortunately.


Book #8

This week's film:

The Way Home (or Jibeuro)
This is a Korean film that I highly recommend. I actually watched it in my Korean class with Japanese subtitles but ended up rewatching it at home.

*日本語映画名: 「おばあちゃんの家」


  1. おばあちゃんの家は見ようと思っていたよ。


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