Hot day…

Posted October 15th, 2008 in Perth WA 18 Comments »

Wow is it already summer?? :p  It was more than 30 degree today.  So hot…  I heard on the radio that there was a bush fire in Hamilton Hill.  No wonder, I can feel the air is very dry…

Because of the heat I didn’t feel like eating anything for lunch today, so I just had apple and peach tea.  When I came home from work I was pretty hungry and had steak with some steamed veges.  By the way, during summer I can just eat watermelon for dinner everyday.  I like watery food and love watermelon:)  Japanese watermelon is round shape and sweeter than Perth’s.  Watermelon here is so huge and cheap!

During summer another thing I can’t stop eating is ice cream :p  I love haagen-dazs ice cream, especially green tea flavor!  Not too sweet, and the little bitter taste is perfect to ease the summer heat.

I also love this ice-cream “Viennetta” (>v<)/  In Japan it’s quite expensive compared with other normal ice-cream, but I still kept buying it.  The reason for that is not only the creamy taste, but also my memory.  My cousin sister always bought this ice-cream for me when I was little and for me the ice-cream reminds me the memory of her.  Apparently it’s also her favorite ice-cream.  Still now, I keep buying this:)

18 Comments on “Hot day…”

  1. 1 tokyo5 said at 12:32 pm on October 15th, 2008:

    That’s funny that it’s summer in Australia!
    I live in Tokyo….summer’s finally over here! The weather’s cooling down!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 2:25 am on October 16th, 2008:

    Hi tokyo 5, thank you for visiting my website:)
    Yeah I know, so strange isn’t it?? I actually don’t like summer in Japan, it’s so humid.(><) Maybe Tokyo is different but in Kyoto & Osaka it’s hot and moist…
    I hope you enjoy Japanese autumn food there 🙂

  3. 3 tokyo5 said at 2:18 pm on October 16th, 2008:

    Yes, Summer is 蒸し暑い (humid) all over Japan…even Tokyo.
    But it’s 秋 (Autumn) here now…very comfortable.

    And…I enjoy all 和食 (Japanese food)! 🙂

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 11:53 pm on October 16th, 2008:

    Autumn to Winter is my favorite season in Japan. 紅葉(colored leaves) and 雪景色(snow scenery) are so beautiful!!:)
    I really miss Japanese food… can’t wait to go back!
    Enjoy sammma, kuri gohan and yaki imo:)

  5. 5 tokyo5 said at 3:43 pm on October 17th, 2008:

    Yes, I guess you must miss Japanese food!
    About four years ago, we visited America for about two weeks…and we all missed Japanese food after only two weeks outside Japan!

    And…サンマ (Sanma) is one of my favorites!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 3:55 pm on October 17th, 2008:

    Hehe… do you also miss food in America too??
    I love Sanma, especially the one in autumn (>v<) Tasty~~~

  7. 7 tokyo5 said at 4:25 pm on October 17th, 2008:

    Yes, I’m spoiled by all the excellent food in Japan.

    Are there any “Japanese supermarkets” there in Australia?

  8. 8 umepontarou said at 4:45 pm on October 17th, 2008:

    Do you mean Japanese grocery shop??
    In Perth, not so many. I hear there are many shops in Sydney, Gold Coast and Melbourne, but Perth is pretty isolated city:p
    That’s one of the reason why I miss Japan so much(><)
    The Japanese foods I can get in Perth are limited.

  9. 9 tokyo5 said at 2:07 pm on October 18th, 2008:

    >Do you mean Japanese grocery shop??


    >In Perth, not so many. I hear there are many shops in Sydney, Gold Coast and Melbourne

    How far are those three places from Perth?

  10. 10 umepontarou said at 4:12 pm on October 18th, 2008:

    Hmmm nice question! To tell the truth, I have never been to another city in Australia:P I actually had never left Japan before coming to Perth.
    I know I should go traveling somewhere like Gold Coast (I hear there are many many Japanese people) and I want to. I just didn’t have chance :p Hopefully next year.

    My friends said that it takes about 2 hours from Perth to Sydney by plane. Not so far I guess. Sometimes I see cheap air ticket Perth-Melbourne or Gold Coast so I will keep eye on the Qantas website.

  11. 11 tokyo5 said at 12:34 pm on October 19th, 2008:

    Are there any Japanese restaurants in Perth? Are they good? Expensive?

  12. 12 umepontarou said at 1:35 pm on October 19th, 2008:

    Yes there are few Japanese restaurants in Perth, but some of them are owned by Chinese or Korean, and those restaurants aren’t nice (><)
    Japanese restaurants owned by Japanese, the food taste ok but the price is very expensive. Not only Japanese restaurants but also other places like cafes in Perth, the price is expensive. That’s why I experienced culture shock when I read the magazines from other states. (Each state has local news paper for Japanese.) In Sydney and Gold Coast there are so many nice places and the price is very cheap!

  13. 13 tokyo5 said at 3:03 pm on October 19th, 2008:

    That’s too bad.

    As you know, big cities in Japan like Tokyo and Osaka have many excellent, affordable restaurants!

  14. 14 umepontarou said at 7:37 am on October 20th, 2008:

    I know….
    People often think that everything in Japan is expensive, but actually, not at all :p
    Some are expensive (like transport fees) but food and other stuff are pretty cheap in Japan, I guess. 100 yen shop is awesome too.
    What do you think??:)

  15. 15 tokyo5 said at 4:58 pm on October 20th, 2008:

    Yes, ¥100 Shop is great in Japan.

    Check my video of Daiso on this post:

  16. 16 umepontarou said at 11:09 am on October 21st, 2008:

    I always go to Daiso ever time I go back. There is Daiso in Jakarta too and I was so surprised when I found our :p
    The staffs were saying いらっしゃいませ〜 … They are of course Indonesian.

  17. 17 tokyo5 said at 12:54 pm on October 21st, 2008:

    Yes, I heard that they’re are Daiso overseas (including America!)

    I wrote about it here:

    But I didn’t know they say 「いらっしゃいませ」
    That’s funny! 🙂

  18. 18 umepontarou said at 1:47 pm on October 21st, 2008:

    I know! 🙂 I don’t know about other countries though… but it’s funny if all the daiso staff say いらっしゃいませ to customer :p

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