As Jayne calls it.
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I ate at Tonki in Meguro the other day. We have a visitor from LA and decided to have dinner there.
My best guyfriend loves this place and was shocked I’ve never been before.
Tonki has been around forever I guess and it’s a family run business. You can order fillet (leaner) or loin (fattier) and they also have kushikatsu.
I ordered the fillet, and while it’s not like your typical tonkatsu, it was GOOD.
Cleaned up my plate and will be back for more
I’ve neglected this blog way too much… I know… 2011 went by super fast.. I feel like so much happened… but when I try to remember what I’ve done I can’t seem to remember much.
Here’s my yearly collage… Looking back on 2011 through pictures.
I’m thankful that everyone in my family is healthy.
I’m thankful to have my best friend back in Tokyo, even though I don’t know when she’ll jet off again.
I’m thankful for all my friends that make a cold and fast-paced city like Tokyo warm and full of fun times.
I’m thankful for my yoga teacher and yoga buddies that made yoga such a fun experience for me.
I’m thankful to have been given the opportunity to start a new job filled with new experiences and great coworkers.
I’m thankful for all my friends overseas that still think of me even though we’re apart.
I’m thankful for all the new people that come into my life and leave a new footprint.
I look at my life, and although it’s not really where I imagined it to be when I was younger I definitely have a LOT to be thankful for.
Whenever I thought about updating this blog last year….I’d always get stuck. What would I write about? Who would I be writing to? I’m still not sure since there’s not much direction…. I look at my friends’ blogs and they’re very distinctly categorized. Party snaps, makeup blogs, food blogs, fashion blogs…. I’m really not sure what I’ll be updating about this year or who reads this anymore.. But as a new year’s resolution, I will make an effort to update more often
Happy New Year everyone! Let’s make it a great one!
After the earthquake I didn’t really feel like blogging at all. Sorry for being MIA, but I think I finally feel comfortable updating again
I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported my charity drive. I’m still trying to organize the sales and I’m leaning towards donating through my yoga studio. I will keep you all updated on this!
I’m not sure who follows my blog and I’m also not sure if anyone missed my posts, but it’ll be nice to start writing again so I can look back and see all the stuff I’ve been up to
I’ve been thinking about what I can do, to help the people that have been hit by the massive earthquake and tsunami….
and I’ve decided to do a fundraiser by making and selling pinky rings
They are available in Japan colors- Red, and White (clear)
Yay! Rock Japan colors and show your support!!
I have limited number of rings in Japan Size 4, 6, and 9.
If you don’t know your size, you can use a piece of string or a strip of paper, and measure your circumference.
The rings are made of:
HOW TO BUY:
***PAYPAL invoice will be in Japanese Yen (they will automatically calculate and charge you in your currency)
You will be sent an invoice for ring total + shipping depending on location.
This is actually my first time selling through my blog, so I apologize that I’m not familiar with the postage rates and whatnot…but trying my best here so I can help raise money to help those up in northern Japan!
Japan size 4: (10 red, 10 white)
Japan size 6: (10 red, 10 white)
Japan size 9: (15 red, 15 white)
If you need a special-made size, please email me! It may take a few days extra but I can make your size to order.
They’re great as gifts too, and also for a good cause! PLUS, once you’ve worn these rings out, you can still use them as toe rings as well! lol
I haven’t decided which organization to donate to yet (I was thinking of Red Cross) but I want to donate where 100% goes to disaster relief. Will keep you guys updated on this!
When you think about the shipping cost (for you) and the paypal fees (for me) I’m not making any profit out of this, so it would be a lot better if you buy together with your friends and place one order!! Please tell your friends!
Thank you for your support!
My good friend Trip asked me to take part in a project she is working on.
Taken from her website:
“ #PAINT FOR JAPAN. by trip”
“ STAND UP, I AM JAPANESE. PRAY FOR JAPAN.”
I AM IN HERE, “ROCK ON TOKYO”
The Tohoku region Pacific Ocean coast earthquake M9.0
■Concept of “#PAINT FOR JAPAN” by trip_
Paint for Japan started with the artist BAKIBAKING calling out to all artists to share their art after the quake.
Basically, TRIP’s concept as I understand it is something along the lines of:
We are a generation that only know stories of the war. This massive earthquake had a huge impact on us.
She expresses this by putting the “rising sun” symbol on our faces like a mask…
The rising sun symbolizes that our hearts are with this country.
We all wonder what each of us can do…
I’m currently working on a fundraiser that I will post up on Tuesday hopefully!!
I realize I haven’t posted since the earthquake..
Living in Japan, you get used to earthquakes.
I was on the train, when we pulled into a station, the doors opened,
People were shouting and screaming, and everyone ran out of the train onto the platform.
Trains immediately stopped.
I was about 20 minutes away from home by train…
Roads were split. Water was leaking onto the ground…
I ended up walking 3 and a half hours before I finally found an empty taxi.
It was bizarre, looking at the streets filled with people silently making their way home…
Convenience stores were a mess with products scattered on the floor that had fallen from the shelves.
It’s amazing how calm everyone was…
I got home 5 hours after the quake… tired… but safe…
My fear of a big earthquake hitting us here in Tokyo have subsided since, but the constant aftershocks
After the initial shock of the quake wore off a little, came the panic about the nuclear power plant.
It’s all a bit much to take….
People all over Japan are buying out all the bottled water because they’re scared of radiation.
I also wonder if those that flew out of the country to get farther away from all this know that they’re
People are freaking out here, not doing their laundry, scared to shower….
The Japanese standard is set at 1/10 of the International standards.
So please give the water to the people up north.
We’re much better off with minimal damage here in Tokyo….
I feel like I’m holding together with a thin thread…
It’ll definitely be a long road to recovery for the people up north.
Japan is depressed. Maybe not down south.
We all just have to do
Pray for Japan.
I went to go check out the Odani Motohiko exhibition at the Mori Art Museum today.
His art pieces are very complex and have a lot to do with messages on life and death…
I was amazed at how intricate a lot of his pieces were and I could stare at them for hours and still be awed.
I walked out of the museum with the impression that Odani is an artist that can make death look beautiful…
It’s all very mixed and deep, although a little dark.
oh, and I did NOT expect him to look like this:
He’s the youngest artist (38) to open a solo exhibition using the FULL expanse of the Mori Museum.
The last room (the white room) was definitely my favorite.
MORI ART MUSEUM:
If you pay 300 yen extra, you can get the combo pass that lets you check out the Tokyo Sky Planetarium
I really wish I can make my room look like that at night… :-/
Anyway, hope you have a chance to go check them out.