Time for the first update on my summer goals:
I've made a skirt, and now I'm aiming to do a dress:
I've got a few pen pals I've been writing to... and it's a lot of fun! We talk about our homes, ramble, exchange recipes...
I'm doing a Japanese verb workbook sporadically so I don't think I can cross this one off yet.
I tried Salty Watermelon Pepsi, but that doesn't count (by the way, I think it's tasty).
I'm adding one more goal (aren't I feeling overzealous?):
- Make a travel scrapbook
This one stems from the fact that I go on all these trips and have accumulated a ton of ticket stubs and pamphlets. I want to put them into something nicer than the manila envelope they currently reside in.
On the topic of goals, this weekend is the Obon holiday in Japan, so Taka and I are gonna cross off another prefecture on our list. See that red prefecture all the way to the bottom left? That's Miyazaki.
It's a bit of a challenge to get to (there's no shinkansen bullet train line to there) and it'll be a long road trip, but I'm looking forward to eating one of these:
Mango is the local fruit and eating one of these parfaits is a requirement! I'd like to be wearing the above-mentioned dress while eating it, but we'll see how that goes.