Monthly Archives: October 2010

What’s In Your Bento? Wednesday, 10.27.2010

Breakfast: Tomato and Cheese Bagel. We were fortunate enough to find a bagel shop downtown that sells real “New York Style” bagels in a variety of awesome flavors. You’ll surely be seeing many more of these pics in the future. … Continue reading

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Biking around Lake Hamana (hamana, hamana, hamana)

Biking around beautiful Lake Hamana on one of the last pleasant days of summer?  Good idea.  Waiting until 11:00 a.m. to get out of bed?  Bad idea.  Ah, the pitfalls of sloth.

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What’s In Your Bento? Thursday, 10.28.2010

Lunch: Roast beef sandwich with cheddar cheese on crusty Italian bread. The last bits of a bag of potato chips and a bag of “roast corn” Doritos. Ironically enough, you can’t buy regular tortilla chips nor “regular” Doritos (nacho cheese, … Continue reading

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Japan’s Nectar From the Gods: Okonomiyaki

So, you’re not sure what okonomiyaki is. Naturally, the first thing you do is wiki it. (from Wiki) “Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き?) is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “what … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Bento? Tuesday, 10.26.2010

Breakfast: “Pop Tarts”. I talked myself out of the strawberry ones…only to be swayed by the apple tart half an hour later.

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What’s In Your Bento? Monday, 10.25.2010

Breakfast: That’s right, you guessed it: granola and…milk? A break from the norm was necessitated by the utter lack of preparation for my 2 a.m. Monday morning wake-up to watch football. I’d like to think that a certain woman should … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Bento? Sunday 10.24.2010

It’s October 24th and that can only mean one thing…the annual Tug of War Festival between Shizuoka Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture!  A dear friend of mine, a retired English teacher named Torei-sensei, invited a group of us up for the … Continue reading

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