Monday, May 21, 2012

My Favorite Place

First order of business upon landing at the airport: stock up on Lipton Milk Tea at Lawson, my water for the trip.

My family and I ate at this cozy hotpot restaurant, where we had ourselves some seafood hotpot. The place was completely barren; there was only one other table occupied. Two if you count one of the staff handling some papers. Snow began to fall heavily while we ate, what a great way to start the trip! My restless nephew kept himself busy while waiting for everyone else to finish their meal. Afterwards, we bought ourselves some soft-served ice cream. Blueberry for me.

Traditional Japanese toilets, nyehe. How ominous looking.

As a travel agent, my mom organized the trip as part family vacation and part familiarization trip. A lot of time was spent inside a bus as we moved from one area to the next. Sometimes it would take up to three hours to get to the next destination, but I don't think I slept once on that bus. The snow kept me busy. There were times I'd stick my camera out of the window to take a photo of the scenery and pull back quickly as if I were shooting bullets at some zombies, then quickly hiding to reload. Although in reality, I was hiding to prevent frostbite. I'd love to open my window and feel the icy breeze on my face. You can't get that in the Philippines. I was like a dog sticking its head out the window, but that didn't matter. It did not matter at all.

Friday, May 18, 2012

A sweet, sweet surprise

A few weeks ago (or was it months, I can't remember), I received a little, pink parcel from my friend, Chrissie. To my surprise, I found two little red velvet cupcakes! Even better, it was frosted with Nutella buttercream and sprinkles! Oh, how delectable and scrumptious they were. 'Twas even tastier with a glass of cold milk. My boyfriend and I tried our best to resist devouring them in a few seconds. I think that says a lot about how good that cupcake was, considering that my boyfriend doesn't enjoy eating Nutella (how weird, right?).

Chrissie and I plan on joining forces someday, exploring the city for places to eat and drink, taking photos along the way. And I may even start posting on her blog as well! I'm crossing my fingers that we don't end up being lazy pieces of crap.

And a little message that my boyfriend left on my carpet. 

Take care everyone!