I feel like January always goes by the fastest.
I can't believe there's only 9 more days.
This week I had a job interview. There were 3 people that came in one by one over the course of 2 hours and I felt like it was a bit of a whirlwind. Surprisingly, I didn't feel nervous at all.
I was a bit all over the place this week and almost forgot to post something.
I apologize for writing the same thing over the last couple of weeks but I have 6 final exams to study for and 2 essays to write this month so I'm trying to my best to balance everything out. I also have to submit what I have so far of my thesis at the end of this month.
The actual due date for the thesis is in the end of June but I've kind of been on a role lately so I decided that I'll just finish it and turn in my finished product this semester.
I. AM. SO. CLOSE.
There's been a weird sense of pain in my right wrist from writing and typing too much but I hope it doesn't give up on me, at least for another half a month.
Next semester should be a lot easier after all the work this month; guess coffee and chocolate are going to be my buddies for a little while longer!
I like to keep movies running while I study. Here are some that I watched this week:
I stopped by a restaurant called Due Italian, located in Ichigaya, for lunch one day.
The name sounds very Italian but this restaurant actually specializes in Ramen.
It was an Italian-Japanese/Chinese fusion that was simply wonderful.
Amongst the Italian-esque ramens that were on the menu, I decided to go with the "Shiroramen" (literally, White Ramen), which was a pork based (I'm pretty sure it was pork based) soup that faintly tasted of cheese, filled with thick Ramen noodles, and finally topped with ham and spinach.
The dish was a nice fancy twist to the normal ramen that I think many people in Japan can associate with as being food to eat when you're drunk.
The restaurant itself was very small, perfect even for solo guests, and the service was amazing.
I may have already mentioned this in a previous post but Happy New Year!
I always have trouble getting back into the groove of things after break but I'm especially having trouble this year.
I visited a shrine on January 1, where it's a custom to greet the gods and tell them your wishes and prayers for the new year.
I absolutely had nothing to wish for myself this year surprisingly so I just said hello and wished for my family's health.
I got addicted to this Tamago-senbei that was sold in one of the tents set up at the shrine.
I probably ate more than I should during the 3 ganichi (literally means "3 days"; the first three days of the new year are considered "new year days" in Japan) but street foods always have a special place in my heart.
Hope this year brings everyone happy vibes to everyone!
I'm finally on winter break and it has been the most relaxing and lazy period in the longest time.
Here are some films and books from the past week.
I went to Sarabeth's in Shinjuku with my friend for brunch.
They're apparently known for their egg benedicts but I had a hamburger instead.
The restaurant that I stopped by in Shinjuku called Mr. Farmer happened to be a vegetarian/vegan restaurant. I was so surprised but elated at the same time.
I had a vegan coconut curry, which I was extremely happy about as well as a vegan cheesecake.
I think this is my new favorite restaurant!