100 posts. 100 weekend goodness posts. that feels like a lot. and i have two more weekends left in japan. 101 will be spent in mie. h-kun's home prefecture. 102 will be spent in tokyo. and then 103 will be spent back home in canada. crazy. i haven't been home in over two years. and am definitely looking forward to seeing all those folks. and enjoying weekends with them.
it was a crazy one. but i did get a pac-man t-shirt. and h-kun made me pancakes. and we went for a few walks. and we created some big piles of boxes. and stuff. around our apartment. the end of april is almost here. please wish us luck. or wish us good-use-of-our-time. or wish us more-hours-in-a-day.
summer arrived this weekend. well. locals will tell you this is spring. but canadians will tell you that this is summer. we were above 25 degrees celsius here this weekend. sleeping with the windows open. lighter blankets pulled out. sweaters packed away. and crazy h-kun even wore shorts. whoohoo.
remember that river from last year. with sakura lining both sides. lit upat night. well, we strolled along it again this weekend. it is absolutely amazing. and so magical.
and we stopped by a new cafe. while walking on saturday. nana's green tea. that was the name of it. and there were so many green tea drinks and desserts. i got the green tea ice slush with black sesame icecream and mochi balls. the best part was the icecream. by far.
on sunday we went out with my favorite student and his parents. to a famous tofu restaurant that i had heard of. but had never been to. my gosh. it was amazing. everything was tofu based. and the dishes just kept coming. my student is three. and i made him this little bag before we went. and filled it with the phonics puzzle pieces. that we had used every week.
h-kun and i headed out of town. for a long weekend. and we packed a lot of in.
spent time with h-kun's family. enjoying one of my favorite places. a historical little town. okageyokochou. and the country's most important shrine. ise shrine. that's surrounded by the largest trees. just wondeful.
also spent some time with my host family. and then went to osaka and met up with more friends. and met their adorable little baby. ( and the bib fit. crazy.)
and we headed to kobe on sunday afternoon. such a great city. the almost-five-hour-worth-of-waiting-for-four-medical-exams-for-h-kun's-visa was definitely not the best way to spend a monday morning in kobe. but the little shops that we visited afterwards made up for it. and the day was redeemed. phew. rollo and rollostock were packed full of so many vintage buttons and european tape. it was tough choosing what to buy. my gosh. you can find more photos and information from my trip to the shops here.
so. the weather was amazing this weekend. i am sure spring is here. and i am lovin' it. in a big way.