Archive for October, 2008

Don’t worry, I’m still a vegetarian. I’m just exploring ways to cook things. Tonight, we had a guest visiting from home. I’ve been meaning to try out roasting a chicken. So I figured, why not, let’s be festive… I’ll attempt to cook a chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (about a 2lb-er) 4 stems of fresh […]


cilantro green bean salad with a soft boiled egg and a dijon dressing. feels good to get back into cooking. since i’m now putting myself on a diet again, i’m exploring more salads than usual. this salad is intended to have the taste of a garlicy caesar salad once you start eating. ingredients: butter lettuce […]


back to tokyo. now this half of the trip was really a blur. as soon as we get back, we meet up with Blake for more exploring. we ran through the streets of Harajuku but this time, we hit up everything designer. louis vuitton, chanel, prada, comme des garcons, and marc jacobs. and for Vini, […]


this was by far the highlight of the trip. thanks to Blake who helped me arrange the whole thing. we honestly had no idea what to expect and what we experienced was beyond what any tour book can recommend. we stayed at a traditional ryokan in Yugawara, which is by the mountains surrounding Mt. Fuji. […]


tokyo was a bit of a blur. by a bit, i mean mostly. luckily, my friend from college – Blake – was a fabulous tour guide. we went all around tokyo, even parts he never goes to. each night ended with delicious food and copious amounts of drinking. we arrived in tokyo from kyoto by […]


my birthday! we start the day off by attempting to take the bus to the Kinkaju-Ji. we took the subway from the hotel to sanjo-keihan and sat at a bus stop waiting for our bus. we see the bus, and then begin to wave it down like we do in sydney… wrong. we were at […]


oh man. kyoto is gorgeous. there’s about a million temples and shrines to visit, we only got through a few. so our journey to kyoto begins with taking the wrong train from Osaka. well it wasn’t “wrong” it was just the slower one… instead of taking the bullet train we took the the one that […]