It finally cooled down…

Just a little present for Christmas I suppose. Usually we have a month or two of cool weather here, but it stayed hot for the longest time I’ve ever seen. Fucking global warming. It’s only 20°C (68°F) right now, but I’m sure most of my students will be dressed for skiing this week.

Treasures from Japan – Part 1


I hereby deem this the Ultimate Japanese New Years Variety Pack! From top left, clockwise: oshiruko (sweet red bean soup), shoga-yu (hot ginger drink), amazake (sweet sake w/curds), matsutake soup packets (awesome with instant noodles), and Aquarius drink powder (for the following day’s hangover). Thanks, Taro!

I am looking into getting my hands on equipment to pound our own mochi with from next year.