Thursday, May 10, 2012
hello!! sorryyy..i had been super busy lately.in and outside KL.in fact i just got back from Penang for a short meeting and wedding :) sedar tak sedar. dah sebulan yang lalu saya pegi Jepun.cepatnyaaa masa berlalu ek? :(
anyways,lemme tell you more about my trip! it's super looonngg overdue :P sorry..i am either attending weddings or just sitting at home trying to take a time off from work :D so! as i was saying..on the third day in Japan..we decided to meet my old friend,Yuki! she was my conversation partner when I was in Japan.Conversation partner means when foreign student come to Japan, they will be given a college mate where they can converse in Japanese with them and the Japanse college will also try to speak English with you in order to improve their English. And it same goes to us,the foreign student. We will help them with their English. And they will help us with our Japanese.Yuki had been a dear friend for quite some time now.She came to Malaysia once and stayed with my family.And i think mama really loves her! :P she called her 'anak bongsu' hehehe..and Yuki also treated my family just like her family :) and so,when we revisited Japan last spring.She was soo delighted! and we were just on time to meet her after she gave birth to a lovely baby girl name Koharu :)
so we met up at the Shinjuku Station and had Okonomiyaki for lunch at the nearest restaurant. It was my first time to eat the Okonomiyaki.and it was not bad after all! we were seated at a huge pan(something like the Tenpayaki pan) and we will order the okonomiyaki that we want. There's seafood (squid,shrimps and clams) and there's eggs,some salads and daikon. (what is daikon?) i think it's Raddish.but it tasted soooo yummmyy!!so we will be given all these raw food.and we will hafta cook ourselves! luckily Chef Mama was with us ;P but unfortunately, at one point we just don't know how to cook it.and so we ask the cute waiter cook for us :P hehehe
after a nice filling up tummy session.its time for our second Hanami!! we headed to Shinjuku Gyoen! my all time favourite Sakura park :) this is my second time going Hanami at this park. (insyaAllah for another many more..perhaps another 2-3 times?hehe) so Yuki brought my family and i to the park. We were charged upon entry. (compared to Ueno,the park is free but the people is suppperr duperrr huge crowd!) so we were given a ticket and we have to pass a gate. Once we're in, we could see a hugeeeee park with sooo many different kinds of sakura.I am always in love with this place.it is sooo beautiful! so we took some pictures and spent the rest of our evening at the park.
we then head home at 5pm..and later on i rushed to Tama Plaza to meet my all time Kokugakuin Teacher,Morohoshi sensei. She's slightly older now :P but she always look pretty and thin!! i think she never gained weights!:P
Afternoon Tea well,while i was in Japan previously,these lecturers in the Kokugakuin University is very particular with our food. They know that we could not eat pork,drink alcohol or having any of these ingredients in our meal due to our religion. so when we were having our dinner in Afternoon Tea, my teacher (or even my foster family are very concern about this ;) ) asked the waiter if the food contains any of pork particles or ingredients.and even the cakes for dessert! she is very very concern!! and sucha good teacher right?? and so,turned out my cake contained shortening. which these shortening contains Strutto, or clarified pork fat.so,the waiter from this Afternoon Tea was superr awesome that she went to the kitchen and took out the manual of making this cake for me!so when you have a manual,all the ingredients listed in this particular dish is stated in the manual.semangat gila tunjuk kat aku buku manual membuat kek tersebut!:P she was really nice to explain to me that the ingredients of the scrumptious dessert contains,sugar, Margarine, shortening and cream.so since they were not sure if the food contains pork,so i decided not to have the cake,although this is how my dessert looks like :