Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Year Gone By

Highlights of my 2011:

Walking down the aisle with dad (didn't think this would be possible when he fell ill):

Taking the vow of life:

As I'm moving to Aichi today and won't have internet till January, I wanted to post my thanks and wishes to all my dear readers today. Thank you for following Diary of a Japanadian. I will continue blogging once I settle in new apartment. Have a very merry Christmas with beloveds, and a happy new year!

Until next time,


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Gatteau Chocolate

Hadn't baked for ages. Too long, indeed, to call myself fond of baking in my profile any more. So, the damage was to be undone in a serious manner, and since I was at my folks', I took advantage of their kitchen -way better equipped for baking than my new apartment, and did some Christmas baking.

A chocolate cake was my hubby's request. Are chocolate cakes Christmas-y? was my question that was popped in my head, but sis was applauding his request, so I thought, what the heck.

And here is my holiday creation. Ta da!

I couldn't shake off the notion that a gatteau chocolate isn't exactly a Christmas cake, so I thought I should at least make it snowy. Traditionally speaking, a Chrismas cake should be of dried fruit of some kind, no?

Anyways, we had a little family Christmas dinner so I thought I should post some photos of sis's creation, too.

I made the soup, by the way.

Merry Christmas!

Until next time,


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Can I Just Say...

It's been a while since I last posted, but I'd just not had the heart to -the heart that is nearly breaking, since I have to leave my work in the end of the month. I've been telling everyone at school that I am leaving, but it's just making me feel worse.

My newly-wedded hubby is being transfered to Aichi, and I am going with. It entails a lot of goodbyes for my part, and I am not being very good at it so far. I only know that I deal best with anything in my super positive, watch-me-I'm-gonna-laugh-about-it way. I hope I can pull that off till the end.

Some don't care, and some don't even know me that much. But some have earnestly told me how sorry they are that I have to go. A young student actually shed tears for me today. It nearly killed me. The last 5 years of my life will probably look really short in my death bed. But they were my first 5 years of my life in Japan, and will always going to be one of the best parts of my life. I hope I will never forget that.

Until next time,