Sugar Sunday!

So today I have these apple omelettes! Super cute, chocolate heart covered sponge cakes folded around a cream and apple jelly filling!

One of my favorite treats from the fish market in Hachinohe!

There’s not much to say about them other than that they are very yummy and super sweet. So sweet that I can’t have more than one in a single sitting!

They remind me of the Swiss Rolls I used to peel apart when I was younger! :p

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Lets Have Real Ramen!

So this past weekend my Mr. A  and I finally had real Japanese Ramen from a very small place called Thunder Ramen here in Misawa-shi. Yeah, there are about a billion places in every town to get it and they all do it differently but this place came recommended from Mr. A’s co-workers and so that is where we went.

This place was very small. Max capacity was probably about 40 people, which isn’t too small but much smaller than the 300 head count you can get from an Olive Garden. There weren’t many people in there, so we sat alone on one half of the space and a group of four sat on the other.

20140629_163800Mr. A and I both got the pork dumpling ramen, it looked too good to pass up. So throwing our rules with Sirs B, F and M out the window, we ordered the same thing (one rule with them was that no one could order the same thing, silly, I know. But it was often broken).

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It was full of all kinds of yummy things: a slice of fish paste (the wink and white thing), half of a hard boiled egg (still chilled, the temperature difference added a nice contrast), bamboo thingies (that were way better than any I ever had in the states), green onions, sesame seeds, seaweed and of course 4 pork dumplings that were simply divine. Last but not least, nestled at the bottom of the bowl were the noodles, and of course the broth.

Now, ramen noodles do not get served al dente like most other noodles. They’re mostly squishy but still have loads of texture. They were the best, very lite and a nice contrast to the broth. The broth on the other hand was very rich. It was richer than home made chicken soup is rich and the taste is indescribable. I thought I died when I took my first bite. If I miss anything when we leave this country it will be the ramen.

Further more, I need to bone up on my chop stick skills. I had a hard time dealing wit the noodles for a good bit of the meal….

Flight Date Scheduled!

Roughly two weeks from now I’ll be on my way to Japan and my husband. As luck would have it the only flight out of Seattle to Japan that the military sponsors is full this week, so I have to wait until the next one. BUT, it’s scheduled and that’s all I wanted in the end. Conformation that this isn’t some dream and that I’m actually moving to such an awesome place.

My poor husband has been confined to the base as per our pre-leaving agreement, he’s not allowed to go off base and explore without me!So far he’s doing well, aside from a trip to a museum and a mandatory tour of the city that’s all he’s managed to do.

As for me, I”m packing all the rest of my things. Made my second trip to the post office, I’ve given them so much money in the past month it’s not even funny…. And began packing my serger in that nifty expandable foam stuffs. Hopefully it will arrive mostly unscathed.

That’s pretty much it though, lots of stress and hanging out with my mommy before I go. Hobby Lobby, Home Depot and Heather’s Heavenly Vapes tomorrow to hopefully get my Tree of Life mod. ^^

Oh Passport Where Art Thou

So today I finally called the DOD (Department Of Defense) about the status of my passport, lady told me that they couldn’t track no fee passports like mine but would check to see if it had been shipped – it had…. on the 4th of this month and had already been delivered. Needless to say I was upset about not getting an email with a tracking number and told her it hadn’t arrive yet, at which point she told me it was shipped to the DOD rep where I ordered it, which for me was at Robin’s AFB, almost two hours away. Same rep also told me that it would be delivered to my residence, not to him….. more upsetness…

That’s not even what upset me the most. If I had been emailed about the shipping I could have told my husband on Friday (in Japan, Thursday EST) to set up my flight with TMO and then meet my passport at Robin’s and then leave on Saturday. But now, because of all that I have to wait another week to leave to my new home. Upside, it gives me more time to procrastinate about may packing and shipping of all my belongings I dragged to Georgia with me from Arizona. Ah, c’est la vie.

Also, though I haven’t said this before, I vape. And I found a new mod that I want, the Tree of Life. I had planned on ordering it off of a site for $50, it’s a clone, since my local shop sells it for a crazy $75…. but now I have to wait on that as well or just have it shipped to my new address…. uhg…