Friday, March 7, 2008

Im Like a Real Person Now


If there's one thing Ive learned from living in a country where nothing is edible-- it's how to cook for myself. Like, real cooking. Before I came here I would have never biked in the rain to the grocery store at 9:30PM, bought ingredients like ginger and pumpkin, and brought them home to accompany my soaking garbanzo beans in what would soon become a delicious curry. I would have never spent over an hour boiling and sautéing food that would be eaten only by me, while sitting on the floor in front of the television.

I would have gone to Taco Bell after work. It's open late.

And, this isnt even the first time ive done this; it happens three or four times a week!

Oh, and to just pile on how super productive today has been, I also learned how to say "I like Japanese" in Japanese!

Watashi wa Nihongo ga suki desu.
[わたしは日本語がすきです]

This almost makes up for Monday, when I stayed in bed until 4 eating chocolate and talking to Owl Skunk.

12 comments:

Jon said...

That looks super delish Jeannette!
Watashi wa your curry ga suki desu!

red-handed said...

Is that yellow from all the pee?

Anonymous said...

Wow look at you cooking healthy foods!!! <3 Mom

Frederik Jurk said...

Watashi wa learning to cook suki desu a benefit habashi no sata wa I bet I would talk like that in Japan ne hobekasa ne wana tan desu.

Frederik Jurk said...

Also, it´s funny how desperate we people have to get to actually start behaving better. I for one am trying to sidestep my internet addiction right now. Habits suck!

7akel3awda said...

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Anonymous said...

Yeah Jenny, I hope the few lessons I gave you over the years are helping. Sarah

Rrramone said...

Please set another plate for me, I'll be right over. That looks yummy!

jeannetto said...

Jon--anata no COOKING ga suki desu.

darryl--it's actually called tumeric

fred--i would pay one THOUSAND YEN to hear you speak japaneasy

7akel3awda--totally, i know. isnt that what ive been sayin?

sarah--i really just had to get over the fear of putting in effort

rrrrramen--come on over. just fly to japan and ask 'middle of no where desu ka?'

Prozacville said...

You've just gone way up in my potential wife-material stakes. I'm probably a little old for you, but...

Dan said...

that looks beautiful and possibly tasty.

I have one slice of ham, several slices of provolone, five stalks of asparagus, some marinara sauce, and two bananas. What can I make with these ingredients?

Jon said...

Are those Canadian Chickpeas in your curry? Canadian chickpeas are world-known to have splendid flavour, capturing the essence of the Great Canadian Plains and the wonderful Mecca at it's centre, the city of Saskatoon!