Friday, September 30, 2011

other September food (21 photos)

*This is an edited post: formerly 18 photos, now 21. :)


September instant noodles

When I'm too lazy to cook, I just have instant ramen for lunch. There are so many types and flavors of instant noodles in the supermarket here!

the brown thing was a thin slice of processed pork

the Japanese love corn in their food

this tasted really garlicky

this is instant udon

pancakes & snacks

Korean pancakes
Still wasn't over the yummy savory pancakes we had at a Korean restaurant last month so I googled a recipe so I could make them at home. I picked one from allrecipes.com, but wasn't exactly happy with the results. Found the batter too watery which made the pancakes take too long to cook. :( Taste-wise, the pancakes were fine. The batter was too much though--we ended up making 4 or 5 pancakes--nakakasawa na yung lasa after a while. Some photos:

first pancake was thick
I don't remember how long it took to finish cooking this.

September: 4th weekend - photo-op with PNoy

Ronjie & I were fortunate to be invited to the Filipino Community gathering with President Noynoy in Tokyo last Sunday. PNoy arrived in Japan that day for a 4-day official working visit and his first stop was meeting with the Filipino community here. We were instructed to arrive early for the event--registration was at noon--and to come in business attire (coat & tie for the men). Seats were limited, tickets were allotted 2 weeks in advance, and security was strict.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

another yakiniku place

This is the second yakiniku place I've been to here. And like the first one, this is also just a few minutes walk from the apartment. :)

I think the place's name is NAOMI

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweets Paradise





Tabehodai dinner one Saturday. The place has pasta, a salad bar, some soup and rice, but its main attraction is their dessert buffet. I love their cakes! :9

Sweets Paradise is located at the 7th Floor of the Mylord mall right outside the Hon-Atsugi train station.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September: 3rd weekend

September 17: The Atsugi Block Rosary comes to our home and Mother Mary stays with us for 2 weeks. What a blessing!

September 18: Atsugi Church hosts a healing mass celebrated by a Capuchin priest. The mass was also in time for the September 23 Feast of Padre Pio, a saint and a priest of the Capuchin order--so far the only priest to have received the stigmata.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ramen Museum

My cousin K arrived in Japan last month for work; he's with a company which develops games for mobiles. On his first week here, we invited him for lunch at the Ramen Museum in Shin-Yokohama.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September: 2nd weekend - Tokyo Sunday

Shibuya station

Naiintriga ako dito. There was a long queue when we passed it.
*Note to self: Try this the next time I'm in Shibuya.






Ronjie & I went to mass at the Piarist Chapel. My first time there! It's a small and cozy place, which seats around 50.



The chapel is just a 5-10-minute walk from the Komabatodaimae Station.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September: 2nd weekend - Friendship Day at NAF Atsugi

General MacArthur




Pinoy barbecue! YUM! :9

check out the line for the barbecue









cooling off

we took home some pizza :D

Thursday, September 1, 2011

grilled goodness for lunch today


Grilled chicken and veggies (asparagus and red & green bell peppers -- '-ber' na! lapit na ang Christmas!) using a recipe from Dinner: A Love Story. Yum. Never thought yogurt could be used as a marinade.

In other news, this is my first-grade cousin's activity sheet. My view is that his answer is correct and should have been accepted by his teacher. What do you think?


And here's a link to cool chlorophyll prints by a cool guy named Binh Danh.

Lastly, a couple of Garfield strips to end this post. Love them; these remind me so much of my husband. :D

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Happy September!

Happy Birthday, Lola Cecile! :)
Happy Birthday, Steph! :)