Indirect Delivery

Posted July 7th, 2010 in Bagelier Bagel 10 Comments »

It’s been another cold week again.  How is everyone feeling?  I had sore throat the other day, but I’m feeling ok now. 🙂  (Thanks to my big appetite..)

I received an email from someone who lives in Geraltdon WA, asking if he could get bagels delivered to his home.  I told him I wouldn’t be able to deliver to his house, but I could post it via Aust Post.

In Japan, sending bagel orders (or any other food including cakes, fruits, raw fish/meat etc) via post service is normal.  (They normally send “chilled” or “frozen”)  Unfortunately post service in Perth doesn’t have any “chilled” or “frozen” options, so I will have to pack bagels in a tightly sealed bag so that they will keep as fresh as possible.

It’s actually the first time that someone ask me to post the bagels.  It’s new, and little exciting… 😀

And, I appreciate people using the pick-up service at Wasabi & Green Tea in East Victoria Park.  There is no “minimum order” or “delivery fee” if you chose to pick-up the order by yourself.

I’ve been baking sweets a lot lately.  This apricot tartlet was a hit among my friends. 🙂

This cheese cake consists two layers: the bottom layer is New York style cheese cake which is creamy and heavy, and the top layer is light cheese sponge cake.

In winter I get a craving for sweets too.  Last night I had hot choco fudge with vanilla ice cream.  Yum! I can stop…. (><)


10 Comments on “Indirect Delivery”

  1. 1 Vincent said at 9:48 am on July 7th, 2010:

    Hi Ume, what im gonna ask you is unrelated to this topic. from following your blog for a period of time now i see that you miss Japan a lot because after all its your homeland. But ever since you moved to Perth to stay with your husband have you ever felt like there are certain things in Perth that Japan cannot offer at all?? i am asking you this question because recently i have took the decision to come back to Singapore from Perth. Although Singapore is different from Japan, but there are certain characteristics that both countries share. I hope you won’t mind me asking you such a question at all. =)


  2. 2 umepontarou said at 12:13 pm on July 7th, 2010:

    Hi Vincent,

    Thank you for visiting Umeboss 😀

    I miss Japan, but YES, there are few things that Perth has and Japan doesn’t have. That’s why I missed Perth while I was in Japan for 5 months few years ago.
    To me, the biggest thing that Perth can offer is the atmosphere. The life style in Perth is very relaxing, and you won’t feel much stress everyday. Even though I get stressed sometimes, I go walking around the park or near the shore and enjoy the nature, then the stress fly away.
    In Japan, you won’t even have time or places to go walking around. Everywhere is crowded with people and buildings. And, Japan is a very punctual country. Even if the train is late for 1 minute from its time schedule, they consider it as “a big problem”. That’s why we feel like we are chased by time all the time and it gives us the stress everyday.

    Actually, that’s about it. The atmosphere is the only thing I miss about if I leave Perth. But, it is a big thing (relaxing atmosphere is very important!).

    I hope it helped 🙂 I’m sure there are things that Perth can’t offer to you compared with Singapore.
    If you have made the decision and are happy with living in Singapore, I think it’s a good thing. Nowhere in the world is perfect. If you are stressed out in Sigapore, you can always come back to Perth for holiday 🙂

    Good luck ☆ 

  3. 3 Vincent said at 9:22 am on July 8th, 2010:

    Hi Ume,

    I totally get what you mean with regards to the relaxing atmosphere. I have just been back in Singapore for pretty much a week already and i am already feeling the ‘heat’, as in all this talk and whole chasing after many external materials. Perth kind of offered me that atmosphere where i can be really myself even though times were hard when i first went there. Indeed the same holds true for Japan i guess, like u said punctuality means everything to the people and culture there and people can go to the extend of doing sometimes horrid things over little things like that. Just like Japan, Singapore is a place that has more buildings than trees or nature and it kind of intimidated me a lot since i came back. I realized that my whole being has changed so much after just spending more or less a year in Perth. I think now that i am back here i can’t really say if the decision to come back was a good one, i just hope the next 6 months there will be good things coming up for me or else i really would not know what else to do.

    P.S. by the way your blog is as interesting and appealing as ever. Thanks for continuing to blog everyday or so often about your experiences especially now that i am back here, the things going on in Perth. =)


  4. 4 YL said at 9:49 am on July 8th, 2010:


    Deliver the bagels to sydney!

  5. 5 umepontarou said at 12:40 pm on July 8th, 2010:

    Hi Vincent,

    Yeah, I hope everything around you go great over there 🙂

    I’ve been to Singapore just two times, and I know what you mean. Although it’s a tidier country compared with Japan, I could see more things were going on compared with Perth.

    See how it goes for the next few months. It’s your life, you can always make changes.

    And, thanks for your compliment 😉

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 1:20 pm on July 8th, 2010:



    Sure if you want 😉

  7. 7 Vincent said at 7:49 pm on July 8th, 2010:

    Hi Ume,

    Yes indeed. Well its definitely my life, and i will see how it goes along..hehe.


  8. 8 umepontarou said at 8:57 pm on July 8th, 2010:

    Good luck Vincent 😀

  9. 9 vincent said at 10:56 pm on July 8th, 2010:

    Thanks Ume, you too =) Keep blogging.. がんばってください。=p

  10. 10 umepontarou said at 11:16 am on July 9th, 2010:



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