Hello all! Small update.
For my birthday Paul and I went to Odaiba for the day to shop and eat terribly unhealthy American food to our heart’s content. We went to Tokyo Odaiba DiverCity, which is famous for the giant Gundam standing outside.
For lunch we had Thai food, in a terribly envious ode to my mother, who flew out today from the States to visit her family in Thailand. It was amazing, and even had a scale of spiciness to choose from! It was the first truly spicy meal I’ve had in ages!
(And cilantro! Glorious cilantro! You could order cilantro, double cilantro, and even TRIPLE cilantro!)
After lunch we shopped around various places and had Krispy Kreme donuts. There was an Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop next door, which I desperately wanted to go to, but unfortunately I can only eat so much. Alas! Next time!
When we tired out we went to Ginza, a district of Tokyo known for lots of pretty upscale shops. Paul wanted to check out the new Apple Watches, but it was so crowded in there that he couldn’t flag anyone down. While he was in there I waited outside, enjoying the pleasantly mild weather. For some reason, traffic wasn’t going down that road, so everyone was just walking where they pleased.
Our last stop in Tokyo was the Bubby’s burger restaurant at Tokyo Station. We go here a lot, and always for the burgers, though they also make amazing pancakes and other delicious things, like pie. Unfortunately, I’m always stuffed after the burgers, so I’ve never had room for dessert!
(Of course, I got so excited by the prospect of the burger and my apple mojito that I completely forgot to take a picture! Just believe me – it was amazing.)
On our way out we stopped by a new honey shop, Yamada Bee Farm. I bought a small jar of lavender honey and a larger one of “soaked in honey” ginger. I’ve tried both in tea tonight – it’s so good!
Now I’m at home savouring my tea, enjoying my birthday presents! Agnes Obel’s new album that Paul got me as an early birthday present-
(Stone is my favourite from the album.) I love wistful, swaying pulse of her music.
I’m also about to crack open the first volume of Saga! I’m not usually big into comics, but I came across this on the internet and fell in love with the gorgeous artwork and gripping story (though, note, if you do decide to check it out – it definitely has a mature rating). It’s a crazy epic space opera, basically. I mentioned to Paul that I wanted to buy the hard copies next pay period, and he went ahead and ordered them for my birthday! Thank you Paul!
And that’s that! Today was an awesome day! ^_^