Monday, December 27, 2010

my Dec. 25th

I did a lot of shopping on my Christmas. The shops were packed! Tokyo does good business in the holiday season.

I also got some gifts and such for my trip home. I bought so much that my arms were a bit sore the next day. Maybe I shouldn't have bought so many gifts, but I thought they were nice and would be useful.

Ah well. I really need to stop stockpiling gifts for friends. I have some stuff I've been hanging on to for a year now; I should just bring it all home and give out to people.

After the hauling, I tried two types of ramen at New Tokyo Ramen Champion. Man that place is out of the way. The ramen was interesting but not spectacular, so I don't know if I'll check out stages 2 and 3. They rotate out shops every month, and I tried the first month's ramen. They make it look so good on TV, but I guess that's TV for you. It's probably more fun with a group. Need to find a ramen club.

Also had cake on Christmas Eve. Lots of whipped cream! Very rich, even though it's light stuff. I miss the more buttery, moist cakes in the U.S., the sponge cake here tends to be too dry for my taste.

12 comments:

Anna Crystal said...

Haha it's never a good idea to leave the house the days before Christmas. Berlin is the same, you can hardly find a place to stand on the train, bus, etc., hahaha, but I hope you had an amazing Christmas :3

kuri said...

Hee, thanks for the sweet comment!
The trains weren't too bad, fortunately, but the shops were packed. The ramen place was empty though, thank goodness. I had tons of bags at that point so needed space to store it, haha.
Hope you had an amazing Christmas too!

Anna Crystal said...

I'm new reader and would like to know: Are you Japanese or are you -insert nationality here- who lives in Japan and if so, for how long, what do you there, etc. :D!

kuri said...

I'm American and I've been in Tokyo 7 years now; I work as a consultant.

I love exploring restaurants and over the years I've started dabbling in the fun cosmetics here. It's harder to indulge my fragrance habit here, so I don't pursue it as much.
I like sightseeing too, but I'm lazy about posting pictures :)

Anna Crystal said...

Hahaha you should definitely do post pictures though x) As you can see I'm a beauty blogger and I mainly import my stuff from Japan because Western cosmetics is..... except for the colour, not my style. So I know where you're coming from x)

That's so cool, I envy you. Living in Tokyo. AW.

kuri said...

Heh, I should post pictures... It is nice living in Tokyo, but it means that I have to exercise self-control in order to avoid buying everything :P
Anyway, your traditional Christmas sounds like lots of fun :)

Anna Crystal said...

Haha you read my blog, thank you :3

kuri said...

My pleasure :)

Angiest said...

me too! Shopping is a lot of fun. I bought walking shoes, Reebok Easytone for ME as a Christmas gift. Easytone is effective to improve my legs, hips and rear. I'll walk a lot!!

kuri said...

Oh, I've been hearing about those shoes! Let me know how they are; I might want to get them, haha.

Nic Nic said...

明けましておめでとうございます! Happy New year Kuri :)

kuri said...

Thanks Nic Nic! Happy New Year! あけましておめでとうございます!