Diary Entry: Travel Announcement

Dear Reader,

So, I’m off to Florida in exactly one week! I really, really love reading or watching people’s travel blogs/vlogs, so I wanted to document all of my adventures here! I went to Florida last year, and I kind of wish I had recorded my trip in someway. I’ll be posting some travel essentials, travel blogs, and of course my playlist~

giphy1

Also, I haven’t done much this week expect study, and take finals. I got all A’s and B’s this semester, so yay for that! I was actually pretty stressed out. I bought the last of my Christmas gifts, and I’ve just been chilling out since then.

Yesterday, I picked up my childhood best friend from the airport. If you read my Fairbanks trip blog, she was one of the people I was visiting. We made a yummy salmon dinner, and then tomorrow I’m taking her to our adopted grandma’s house, where she’ll stay until Thursday. I would stay and visit too, but I have work (she lives in the town over, and it’s about a half an hour drive).

IMG_2488.JPG

So it will be a pretty uneventful week. I will admit that I’m really excited for my vacation, I’m pretty much already packed. The weather in Alaska the last few weeks has really sucked, I just want to go somewhere and enjoy the beach and sun.

This trip has pretty much been the one thing getting me through the winter, so I’m really hyped. It’s been a long semester.

Anyway~ That’s been my week! As always, thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you later!

Bye~

5eced503c3d648e3481d5d32bbeff079014eca87_hq

Love,

Rin

Diary Entry: Mochi Festival

mochi banner

12/3/2017

Dear Reader,

Today, my friend Sam and I went to a rice cake pounding festival! We had delicious mochi, and had a lot of fun. It was held by the Japan Alaska Association, we learned a bit about rice pounding, and the traditions of it.

Then, we got to taste it! I kind of preferred this fresh mochi over the kind that you buy in the store. Usually it’s super sweet, but this mochi was plain, but was flavored by the fillings or soup. We tried one with red bean paste, which was super delish!

We also had some kind of mochi and vegetables in a fish broth soup, which was also really yummy! And plain mochi dipped in some starch that tasted like peanut butter.  Sam was not a fan of either of these two dishes, but I quite enjoyed them.

Anyway, it was really interesting, and I had fun! After we ate mochi, we decided to have sushi for dinner. I would have taken pictures of that, but the lighting was awful. . . Anyway, this was just a quick post to share our food adventure!

Have a great week guys, and good luck to any students who are about to face finals! As always, thanks for reading~ bye~

Love,

Rin

5eced503c3d648e3481d5d32bbeff079014eca87_hq

Diary Entry: I Chopped My Hair Off

Dear Reader,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, not much has been going on, and I’ve been busy with the semester ending. I was actually in Wasilla for an eye-doctor appointment, and I had time before work, so I went in and got a hair cut.

I decided to cut my hair for several reasons. 1) it was so dry and damaged from the split ends, I thought I would lose my mind 2) my job requires me to wear my hair up, and I hate that, and 3) I just needed a change!

So now all my hair is gone!

PicMonkey Collage

I got kind a slight A-line, where it’s shorter in the back and longer in the front. With long layers, and a face framing instead of bangs.

My hair is slightly curly, so I’ll have to do a little more upkeep, but I’m enjoying it so far.

My sister thinks I look like a soccer mom, but that’s okay. It matches my old lady aesthetic. I think I look like a 30-year-old office worker, like in the manga Idol Dreams, but you know.

I’m thinking about making a dedicated food blog post, but I’m not sure how I would go about doing that. Maybe a blog about good places to eat in Anchorage, Alaska? Or a, “What I ate in a Month” blog post? I won’t do it this month though, because I’m going on vacation at the end of the month, and I’m going to do a separate post about that.

Here is some pho I yesterday, it was really delicious! I also had some coffee and a apple tart from the Starbucks in Barnes and Noble. It was pretty satisfying! It was great. I usually post food pictures on my IG stories, so if you want to see more food stuffs follow my instagram!

tumblr_ozxh4wkkie1teuwaio1_1280

Also, happy december! Wooo, I can’t believe it’s already here! This blows my mind, honestly.

It’s been snowing quite a bit, but also warm at the same time, so it’s resulted in a lot of slush. I also put up our Christmas tree! I bought it when my sister and I lived in a tiny apartment, so it’s really small too. But I still like it, so there’s no need to waste money and buy a bigger tree.

So yeah! That’s what I’ve been up to as of late. Tomorrow, my friend Sam and I are going to a Japanese mochi festival, so I’ll take pics and share my adventures there.

As always, thanks for reading!

Love,

Rin

5eced503c3d648e3481d5d32bbeff079014eca87_hq