The past month saw the coming and (wistfully missed) passing of winter vacation – with all the students out for a couple of weeks, hardworking teachers, one of which I occasionally pretend to be, got to take a well deserved and much needed break. I made the most of mine, cleaning my frighteningly messy apartment (partially at any rate), ironing all of my clothes (the disapproving glances at my rumpled business garb were starting to get more frequent ( -_-);;…), visiting friends, and above all, finally sitting down and coding up the new and improved pandablog, which you are now currently looking at.
Anyway, all work and no play makes for a dull (and tired) panda, so gathering up my last meager savings, I jumped on a plane and jetted off over to the icy frozen tundra of Sapporo to visit my Kittah friend. We had a lovely time, and ate copious amounts of food, including, but not limited to delicious butter ramen (yeah, about as unhealthy as it sounds), refreshing Sapporo beer and a HUGE TURKEY, which really I must say was the highlight of my culinary experience within Hokkaido, especially served to me as it was by a girl wearing a full length panda costume.
I don’t have too much to say on the subject, so for now just amuse yourself by checking the Sapporo I photo gallery.
That about sums up my Hokkaido trip. Next up (probably next month) on the traveling panda’s itinerary is a trip to visit my lovely and talented Pookiebear friend somewhere in the treacherous countryside of Nagasaki prefecture. I’ve promised to bring her a wonderfully squishy and comfortable beanbag cushion and teach her to ride a bike (that ought to be fun in the blustering snow and freezing cold) and she’s promised to cook me all manner of delicious and savory dishes, like the ones she always posts on her blog.
That’s it for now. Keep it real, homies. (we’re being thug today in the House of Panda…)
Now listening to: “Nellie McKay – Sari”
(“Draws comparisons to tow of pop culture’s polar opposites, Doris Day and Eminem” – W Magazine. Thanks kittah!)