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Today’s school lunch: rice, shishamo fish with green onions, boiled pumpkin, boiled cabbage, beef and bell pepper stir-fry, and wakame seaweed soup.

Other than being cold, it’s not bad.

Today’s school lunch: rice, shishamo fish with green onions, boiled pumpkin, boiled cabbage, beef and bell pepper stir-fry, and wakame seaweed soup.

Other than being cold, it’s not bad.
Today’s school lunch at a new school, new job, post-JET Programme. The vice principal and teachers told me the JHS school lunches in the city are really bad. But I decided to try today’s to see for myself.
Rice, braised mackerel, simmered burdock, pickled daikon, boiled beans, and sukiyaki.
It’s actually not bad. Definitely not disgusting. Reheated but not bad nonetheless.

Today’s school lunch at a new school, new job, post-JET Programme. The vice principal and teachers told me the JHS school lunches in the city are really bad. But I decided to try today’s to see for myself.

Rice, braised mackerel, simmered burdock, pickled daikon, boiled beans, and sukiyaki.

It’s actually not bad. Definitely not disgusting. Reheated but not bad nonetheless.

Today’s lunch: 清涼うどん. Cold udon with a slightly sour S&P “vinaigrette” topped with tomatoes, sliced onions, shiso leaves (minty and cool), and sesame seeds. It was interesting and refreshing. It’s easy enough to imitate. It comes down to the dressing/vinaigrette.

Today’s lunch: 清涼うどん. Cold udon with a slightly sour S&P “vinaigrette” topped with tomatoes, sliced onions, shiso leaves (minty and cool), and sesame seeds. It was interesting and refreshing. It’s easy enough to imitate. It comes down to the dressing/vinaigrette.

Shuwa Shuwa - Pepsi

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These came out last autumn, were limited time, and were very hard to find. Pepsi flavored “Cheetos" (corn puffs).

These had so many flavors and sensations. At first, there was a tingly feeling on your tongue as if it was carbonated. Then it tasted like Pepsi. Then there was a sweet aftertaste with a hint of corn. My friend was addicted to them, but I didn’t like them. Not because they tasted horrible, but because there’s just so many sensations. Chips shouldn’t tingle! I was just thinking how many chemicals went into these puffs just so they tasted the way they did.

Gourmet Chips - Foie Gras & Truffles

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These came out last autumn. I’ve never had truffles nor foie gras before, so I can’t say if the chips tasted like them or not. I don’t remember much about the taste. I remember the chips being savory. And I remember that they weren’t disgusting. Nothing special, I guess.

Exochips - Green Curry & Tom Yum Koon

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Saw these two new flavors at the konbini the other day. Green curry and tom yum koon flavored potato chips.

The chips themselves are little sturdier and harder, like kettle chips.

The green curry chips smelled like coconut and did taste a bit like green curry. Salty green curry. With a kick of kaffir lime flavors and coconut now and then. Not bad, not great. They do taste like what the package said. But to me, they’re not addicting.

I did not like the tom yum goong chips, however. It was just sour. Smelled lime-y. The sour-ness overwhelmed anything else. It didn’t taste like tom yum goong. There was a slight spicy and weird artificial lemongrass-ish aftertaste. I wouldn’t recommend it. 

My last lunch with my teachers on my last day at my school in the JET Programme: spicy naeng-myeon.
I just ate there last night for one of my farewell parties, but the teachers have been wanting to go there for a year now. I didn’t mind going there two days in a row. I love eating there.
My lunch was free. The owner said that it was my farewell present. I’ll really miss eating there. It always feels like I’m eating at a friend’s house instead of a restaurant. Technically, I am.

My last lunch with my teachers on my last day at my school in the JET Programme: spicy naeng-myeon.

I just ate there last night for one of my farewell parties, but the teachers have been wanting to go there for a year now. I didn’t mind going there two days in a row. I love eating there.

My lunch was free. The owner said that it was my farewell present. I’ll really miss eating there. It always feels like I’m eating at a friend’s house instead of a restaurant. Technically, I am.

Yesterday’s lunch: sweet and sour pork lunch set for ¥700.
Sweet and sour pork (barely any meat), fried fish, rice, pickles, and egg drop soup. Affordable, tasty, and ample.

Yesterday’s lunch: sweet and sour pork lunch set for ¥700.

Sweet and sour pork (barely any meat), fried fish, rice, pickles, and egg drop soup. Affordable, tasty, and ample.

Today is the last school lunch of the semester. It’s also my last school lunch on the JET Programme. Glad it didn’t suck!

Today’s school lunch: rice, fried sardine with a sweet teriyaki glaze, tofu skin soup, and soy beans with hijiki seaweed.

Today is the last school lunch of the semester. It’s also my last school lunch on the JET Programme. Glad it didn’t suck!

Today’s school lunch: rice, fried sardine with a sweet teriyaki glaze, tofu skin soup, and soy beans with hijiki seaweed.

Today’s school lunch: bread, fried battered basil marinated fish, winter melon soup, and macaroni salad. 

Great lunch today. The basil was a nice accent to the fish. I made a fish sandwich.

Today’s school lunch: bread, fried battered basil marinated fish, winter melon soup, and macaroni salad.

Great lunch today. The basil was a nice accent to the fish. I made a fish sandwich.

I've wanted to be part of the JET Programme since I first heard of it in high school. It's been a long road but I finally got selected. I never blogged before. But I want to use this as my digital journal to record my experiences, feelings, thoughts and challenges. I hope, through my postings, others will learn more about Japan and the JET Programme along with me.

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