Lots had happened since I last blogged about my balsam (which are all dead now -- but they have re-seeded before their tragic death, which means I have a new batch now -- but they too are on the verge of dying.. *rolls eyes*...).
The biggest thing that has happened was my trip to Tokyo, Japan. I've been there 2 weeks and back.
Life is really like a box of chocolate -- you really never know what you're gonna get. It was like one minute I was saying nonchalantly to my colleagues, "Hey, we have customers in Japan. Maybe we'll get to travel there..." and BANG! I was on a flight to Tokyo, wondering what the heck I was doing going there, alone and feeling unarmed...
Actually this felt like déjà vu . Just like the time when I was applying for entrance into the university. I remembered being the one who said nonchalantly (again), "Hey, there's a university at a far far away land. I think we won't be sent there..." and BANG! I was on a flight to the far far away land -- much similar to what happened now except that one I was partially hoping that it would come true. The other, I was hoping that it never came true. But then again, I guess sometimes things happen for a good reason. I must say lots of good things have came out of it.
Anyway, back to my Japan trip. It was one heck of a hectic working trip. Not much to say except work, work and work. It was one eye-opening experience...
The part that I loved most was of course the food. Dinner time is my favourite because it's the only time of the day which belongs entirely to myself -- my precious pressure-free-me-time.
I missed some of the food so much. I'd plan for trip to Japan anytime (if I had the money to spare of course!) just to be able to return and enjoy the food there (vacation only though, no work please!).
|My favourite breakfast combination: Kyoto Matcha Latte (love, love, love it!) and bento|
|Yummy warm and hearty ramen: Made having dinner alone more bearable...|
|One of the few times I tried non-Japanese food while I was in Tokyo. The yogurt was very pleasing to the eyes but much too sour to my liking. The muffin was super tasty though!|
|Yummylicious ramen: My first weekend lunch with a company :)|
|Mochi stick: I just had to try it because QianNing used to have an eraser like this. Also tried the famous Beard Papa's cream puff at the Shinjuku Station.|
|To-die-for-oh-my-god-uber-delicious pork belly with flavourful sesame sauce at Yoshinoya (I wonder if it's the same shop we have here in Malaysia -- I really need to go find out if they sell it here).|
|So good that I went back for it again... and again... and again...|
|I was spoiled for choice of rice balls... yumm...|
|The best dessert I had there, after the best dinner over the 2 weeks I was there... because M was there. Glad to have a friend and knowing that I was finally passing the baton on (to him :P).|