Number 19: Rainy Days
(Rice, salmon fritters, ham and asparagus rolls, apple slices, golden tomato)
For the gloomy weather and the hectic schedule, I made a colourful bento to cheer myself up. Whenever life gets too demanding, I sustain myself by giving myself little rewards in the form of food, bubble baths, and online shopping. My order of bento books and Shinzi Katoh goodies, both of which I spontaneously ordered online while working at school, should be arriving in early October. I can’t wait!
(Talking about pretty little things, I found these lovely desktop wallpapers from Afternoon-Tea, a Japanese zakka shop. Just staring at the photo of the chocolate fondue in the October selection makes me giddy.)
The salmon fritters are something that I had first tried out in my second bento. While I wasn’t very happy with my bento that time, I am pleased with my results this time.
Initially, I was going to be indulgent and make bacon-asparagus rolls, but then I got lazy and made these ham-asparagus rolls instead. I am surprised how well ham and asparagus compliment each other. Maybe I will make an omelette with the leftover asparagus and ham, with the unused bacon on the side for a full-on Sunday brunch. Hmm… A fortuitous outcome of my laziness?
On a random note, since it’s the fashion weeks, I want to share my own (un)fashion bits with you. With yesterday’s rainy weather, I had the chance to wear the pink rainboots I had purchased back in June for the first time. I didn’t think about these rainboots until I was on my way to school and two blocks away from my apartment. Determined to wear those boots, I walked back to my place to change my shoes (clearly, I didn’t make it to class on time).
So there I was, decked out in my nerdiest gear with my dishevelled hair, thick-framed glasses, and stretched-out cardigan, fiddling clumsily with my water bottle and umbrella, while wearing these shiny, fanciful pink boots. Uncoordinated? Yes.
But I was happy.