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