One of my students was in a concert with her university's band in Kusanagi (about six train stops away) on Sunday, so myself and three of co-workers went out to support her:
Yusaku, Kengo, and me
After the concert, me, Hiromi, and Kengo stopped in Shizuoka so I could buy some Hershey's Kisses (for more peanut butter cookies with Hershey's Kisses on top), grab some dinner at a great Indian restaurant that Jen took me to when I first got to Fujieda, and enjoy some coffee at Tully's. In Shizuoka, we stumbled across a beautiful hotel with an awesome backyard for weddings. It had a small pond, a bridge, and some little walkways and such:
Then, yesterday, I had some fun with trains around Fuijeda:
And today was the emperor's birthday, so I had the day off of work. My school's manager hosted a nabe party:
(Winnie the Pooh fish paste - thankfully, this wasn't included in the nabe)
(yes, I am rocking the peace sign in this photo - that's fine)
My toaster oven cookies were a hit - I also made sugar cookies this time:
AND when I got home tonight, I made banana bread:
I seriously might forgo becoming a photojournalist to pursue a career in toaster oven baking. I think I have found my true calling.
And, as always, see more photos here, at my fantabulous Flickr page.