Five exams, three baby thesis chapters, quizzes here and there, and a bazillion homework later, I finally have the time to sit down in front of my laptop and not type anything academically related (but isn’t that what I am doing right now *sigh* I can never get out).
It’s so exciting to write about food again, since what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks was to write about the EU and China’s foreign aid disbursements (not that I don’t love it, because I do in fact LOVE International Studies. Studies, in general, just get too overwhelming sometimes, if ya know what I mean)
Moving on, I posted on my Instagram before that I ate in Nikkei, which I hope you still remember (???) WELL THIS IS IT. THIS IS THE BLOG POST FOR THAT INSTAGRAM POST. Please pardon my writing style for I am still reeling from theoretical perspectives and policy-making processes. I guess this is what I would coin as a writing jetlag because I’m still getting used to the shift from writing in the context of International Relations to writing in the context of food and dining. Phew.
Oh by the way, with all the acads going on, I have also been busy helping my parents in decorating our new penthouse! SO IT HAS REALLY BEEN A WHIRLWIND OF TASKS. I can’t wait to try the new restaurants in QC and share my adventures there with you guys!
SUCH A BUSY BEE I HAVE BEEN! I don’t even have time to have my eyebrows done! #firstworldproblems
So how did I have the time to eat in Nikkei then, you ask? (but if you didn’t then allow me to tell you haha)
The thing with having a long summer break is that there is plenty of time to do anything.
Now that the next school year is just around the corner, I called up my bff Reena to aura and ariba our way while we have yet to be consumed by papers, homework and exams. Since it has also dawned to her that we only have a couple of weeks left to make the most of our summer holiday, she agreed (she had no choice anyway lol) I suggested we have our date at Greenbelt because where’s a better place to aura and ariba than Greenbelt? I also thought we could finally give the latest tonkatsu place in town, Maisen, a visit~
Chef Bruce Ricketts’ Mecha Uma is one of the hottest tables in town, and he, together with The Moment Group, are back again with a bold Japanese restaurant concept called OOMA, a play on the Japanese word umai, which means good.
If you saw snippets of my debut, you probably noticed that I had them removed for the occasion. I’m sure my dentist is shaking her head right now as she reads this.
My dentist promised to eat out with me once my braces get removed, after I casually mentioned to her that I have a food blog like the cool person that I am (not). Let’s just say that I CANNOT WAIT TO SAY ADIOS TO MY BRACES 😀 (I like them though, they’re endearing, in a way haha).
It was Cardcaptor Sakura, Naruto, Gakuen Alice, Yakitate Japan and all the other animes I’ve watched, plus the California Maki of my mother, that got me into Japanese food, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
It’s a beautiful day today! It’s Sunday and I’m still on my summer break 😉 It feels elating to wake up on a Sunday knowing that you don’t have papers to write or exams to study for. Like, seriously. It felt like a commercial, waking up with the summer breeze brushing your hair. Just kidding. It was the aircon.
(You should see my face later it’s really different from the pre-summer break one I used to sport)
After going to mass with my best bud Reena, we decided to head to Century City Mall for a Sunday stroll (and lunch, of course).