Cans and Packets

Sarah in Japan

12/17/2007 10:51:00 PM

Sarah loves:

- Massive bowls of tasty noodles for less than $8
- Being able to walk into a restaurant and ask for a table for 1, without feeling like a Nigel-No-Friends
- The plethora of cheap and tasty pre-packaged food available at convenience stores and supermarkets
- Hot drinks from vending machines!!
- Japanese style baths
- Mr. Donuts

Sarah misses:

- Real, crusty, sourdough bread
- A proper cafe latte (No. 5 in Flinders Lane, Romeo's in North Balwyn, Castro's at Melbourne Uni or Convent Bakery on Bridge Road)
- Twinings English breakfast tea
- Her own kitchen

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  1. Anonymous8:24 AM

    I'm not sure if I've posted before - but I love your blog! And I completely agree about the convenience store foods - when I was in Japan last year, for the days when I was by myself I spent hours interchanging visits to temples with visits to convenience stores, exploring both! I couldn't get over how pretty much any food you could find in a restuarant was also available - and could be heated up for you - at a store.

    P.S. You MUST try a Mont Blanc - generally you can find them at the fancy patisserie places in department stores!

  2. Hey Hannah!

    Thanks for the comment! I've been meaning to try a mont blanc. I see them everywhere and I LOVE chestnuts!

    Today is my last day in Japan, thank-you for reminding me! Maybe Isetan food hall? Or just any of those gorgeous picture perfect patisseries that are everywhere.

    xox Sarah

  3. You must post some photos once you get to Germany and have fast internet.

    I can so empathise with you regarding getting a table for one. I'm one of those people who wonders what everyone else thinks if you eat alone. I've done lunches alone but have yet to do a dinner by myself, unless I'm overseas of course.

  4. Well this is my first post to your blog, which I searched out when your DAD let me know what you were doing. Sarah, it's Mark Kaleta here, and I hope you remember me. I contact your family over the weekend and was so proud of the path in life you and Daniel have taken. I just know and feel in my heart that your parents are so proud and in love with you both.

    Mum and Dad have some pics for you to see. Since I saw you last.....let me see.... you know Tiffny is my wife.... you know she had a son 14... and together we had Sophie...who truns 8 in a few weeks. I have lived in Utah for nearly 9 years now..... oh one little thing i forgot.... we adopted AVERY JOAN....a little bi-racial girl.... she was 4 days old when we got her. Born Oct 4, 2006. We met her and she was ours on Saturday Oct 9, 2006. The day she was born we got the call and I swear it was the happiest day of my life..... different to being their for Tiffny when Sophie was born, as Tiff and myself could feel same type of emotions this was. Your folks have the pics.

    Write to me Sarah, I'd love to hear from you. You look to have grown into a wonderful person and making the best possible of your life, good on you.


  5. Hey Mark,

    Great to hear from you!! Of course I remember you!

    My dad told me about the wonderful news; I am so happy for you. He also sent me the photos! Avery Joan is absolutely gorgeous and you guys must be so happy.

    I hope you will make it down to Australia again sometime soon. We miss you there!!

    Lots of love,

    xox Sarah

  6. Anonymous5:54 AM

    Make sure you are home in August. PLEASE.

    Your page makes me hungry.

    Actually talking to your Mum and Dad made me happy, AS HAS YOUR REPLY.

    Be good... stay safe.


    PS Tiffny is Cheeky and I am Chopsie.... so you know where it all comes from.

    I am doing my humble best to educate Tiffny and her family on different foods of the world. It's wonderful since the menu has gone passed Macca's.



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