It’s January 18th, so I really have no excuse for being so behind on my “yearly roundup” posts. Below, some of my favorite eats from 2010. These should tide you over until my next post, which is coming shortly. (With a new recipe, too!)
Living here has taught me a thing or two about survival – not in the physical sense, but rather the ability to accept and even welcome a certain degree of emotional vulnerability into everyday life. Last winter, I was a newcomer in a foreign land, unemployed, and very, very cold all the time. By the time March rolled around, I wasn’t sure why I was in Japan at all. This winter, I have a job (not to mention wonderful colleagues), a cozy (read: 15 m2) apartment, and most importantly, a small sense of belonging. I’m still cold much of the time, but there are many other things to be thankful for.