Monday, November 11, 2013

But, I wish they had peppermint syrup in Japan!

So, the tree went up on November 2nd. Yep. We're awesome. But, being the family Christmas Geek, it is only fitting, don'tcha think? Anywho, we've gone with a Disney themed for our tree this year. we even hung some of our Sega World prizes up as ornaments. :)
It's so cute~~~

A few days ago the sunset was so freaking pretty. Lots of vibrant colours and I was just so entranced that I wanted a picture. BUT, my camera was at home. Hence, the crappy iPod photo. Sorry. Still looks lovely, though!
So, the new Arashi album 'LOVE' came out a week or two ago. Ai-sensei bought it for herself and she surprised me with a copy for me! I was so touched~ We're both pretty big Arashi geeks, so we talked about the album a lot these past few weeks. It's actually, not a bad album. I think I prefer Beautiful world more, but it's still pretty good.
On Wednesdays we have our Mommy and Me class~ One of the mum's was away a couple weeks ago and it turns out her family went to Guam! I was saying good morning to her little one, and she handed me a pack of chocolate covered macadamia nuts! Sweet~ They were pretty tasty! It was a nice little treat!
On Saturday, I went to pick David up from work. He was just working in Natori, but I had stayed home that day and wanted to go out for a bit. Now, on the weekends I tend to put a little more effort into my appearance. Since I wear jeans and a t-shirt all week at work, I like to wear skirts and pretty things in my off time. And even though we only went out to McD's for dinner, I still wanted to look nice... Except my hair wasn't co-operating! T___T I've taken to french braiding it and pinning it in either a side bun or wrapping it at the base of my skull. But, for the life of me, I couldn't get it to braid nicely. So, I just stuck it up in a bun. I wish I had've been able to do something nice with it. T~T
And then on Sunday, I went out for a lolita date with the girls. Kazue's birthday was a really bad time for us to have a party this year: She started her new job that day, I was working and Mika and Melissa both had work obligations, too. So, we never properly celebrated. However, we planned a little surprise date yesterday which was fun! Mika, Melissa and I ended up meeting up on the train. We had decided to go into Sendai early, because of the high winds. We didn't wanna risk being late. So, we popped into Loft while we were waiting to buy a card. And it was there that I stumbled upon the most amazing card ever. For those in the audience who knows what Red Pants means, you will understand my glee at seeing this card.

Hahaha. After we found a (different) card, we ended up at Starbucks, since we still had time. I ended up with a caramel white mocha, which wasn't bad. But, I wish they had peppermint syrup in Japan! I just totally wanted a peppermint mocha! Oh well~
We met up with Kazue and went off for lunch. Kazue had requested we go for Thai, so that's what we did. I have never really tried Thai before, but I was told to get the Green Curry. It was cheap and came with a salad and soup. Sadly, however, I wasn't a fan... The salad was obviously fine, but the soup tasty like soy sauce and I just wasn't a fan of the curry. But, no big deal. Melissa and Kazue took one for the team and ate mine for me. And Melissa paid for me, which was nice.
Kazue opened her gifts while we were there, too. She loved the card we got her and she got an Angry Birds hat and a Bratz doll. She was sooo happy~ It was cute how excited she got over the hatr. She really likes Angry Birds.
After lunch, we ended up going shopping. I was in the market for a new winter coat and the girls wanted to shop around. I ended up with 2 new coats! Both were 1500yen and one is for when I wear lolita or fancy dresses and the other is for everyday. It's a pretty cool coat, if I do say so myself. I'll have to take a photo of it later. But, I really like it. We also checked out Glass Forest and Hikari, the owner, was kind enough to take a group photo for us. And then I asked Melissa to take a quick outfit shot of just me.
At this point, we decided that going for tea would be a good idea, so we popped over to that fancy cake/tarte shop I keep posting pictures of. I ended up with Tiramisu tarte and earl grey tea. It was freaking delicious~~~ Tasted a lot like Bailey's though! Not that that's a bad thing. Hahaha. It was so yummy. And the place was all decorated for Christmas, which was nice~
On our way home, we popped by the SPAL Christmas tree thing. You go into the tree with a friend or lover and press your hand against the screen and then it takes a photo and adds goofy purikura things to random people. Mika and Melissa went first and they got a Masamune helmet thing. Kazue and I ended up with a Christmas cake! It was cute!
And then we all went home. It was a fun day! But, today wasn't so much fun. Work wasn't bad, but my voice has gone all wonky. I can't talk properly and I can't yell or whisper. If I talk for more than like 2 words I get all squeaky. So, at work I was pretty much just the moral support who wore a mask. I'm surprised my voice didn't desert me entirely, but I'm hoping it comes back tomorrow. Hahaha. Oh, I saw an Arashi billboard in the station on my way home. Yay~ And I won a Snow Miku plushie at the Game Station for 100yen. First try! Lucky!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ashley,

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