In Japan, it’s normal to et pancakes as dessert or a snack instead of a meal like breakfast. Although its different from America, it makes sense because of how sweet pancakes usually are. Rainbow pancakes is a pancake shop in harajuku located in a local street. It was very tasty! This one is the orange chocolate one my friend got
So all the convenience stores in Japan are called combinis. They are a little different from American ones. The 3 main chains I’ve seen are 7/11, Sunkis, and Lawson’s. They have all types of food including instant. They also sell liquor and alcohol for pretty cheap. Conveniently, they usually have copy machines and fax machines and ATMs and you can also buy tickets for things like the Ghibli museum and pick them up at the combini. Also, if you have a package coming, you can order it to come at the combini nearest to you. The combinis here are very convenient! Lol
A popular Ramen shop located in Ikebukuro. It’s right by the station so it’s very convenient! It’s a little hole in the wall place but it’s surprising pretty good sized in the restaurant and the ramen is DELICIOUS. I ordered the standard/most popular and it didn’t disappoint! It was pork broth and sooo good. There were spices you could add to it as well. The line wasn’t too bad when we went (right before lunch time) but while we were eating, the line grew down the block… It’s very popular!
I definitely recommend eating here if you ever want really good ramen while visiting Ikebukuro!
This isn’t me… although that would be nice lol
So this is the hair I wanted! I went to a hair salon in Fujimidai station called Clic. It was very nice! Though, they said that in order to get this hair, I would have to bleach, so I said no hah. I got it dyed a red wine color, and it looks gorgeous! Although, it’s a bit faded now…
Anyway, I wanted to talk about how awesome the service is! They offered me drinks! Also, the washing part (which is the best part in my opinion) was so long I was very pleased :) And, to top it all off, they gave me a massage while I waited for my hair to dry a bit. In addition to all of that, they constantly ask you if the things they are doing are okay (daijoobu?) and stuff like that. They are so polite! I would definitely recommend getting your hair done in Japan :)
Here is their website: http://www.clic-fujimidai.com/
I’ve been busy with midterms TT^TT so it’s been a sort of hell for the past week and a half, but I’ll try to update as much as possible!
So Midterms here, are a big deal. There aren’t really any exams throughout the semester (at least in the english-taught classes I’m in) so all of our grades come from participation, attendance, and the midterm and final. So it was very stressful. But, I did pretty well! I have one more (religion) tomorrow :)
Other than that, I got sick :( I got to wear the masks though so that was quite the experience. Also, I think they’re really effective! They keep the air you breathe really moist so you don’t cough as often. Also, it was really nice to sleep in them. Added bonus? They lock in your coughs so you don’t infect other people. Another note, Americans are so hopped up on meds… the meds here did not affect me at all… I had to take about twice the amount recommended for all the servings, for tylenol and cough medicine. I felt like a drug addict lol. Also, apparently I’m effing delicious to the mosquitos here so I’m being eaten alive. Thus, I drench myself in mosquito repellent every morning before leaving for school and every evening when I come back. hah