From Zubair, Via Tokyo

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4 No tags Permalink 0


Zubair just returned from a trip to Tokyo, bearing everything from fresh mochi, croissants and little trinkets. He said, “this is for you!” and handed over a pale pink bag filled with a very thoughtful assortment of goodies. It was like Christmas ^_^

The first thing I opened up was a bakery (!!!bakery!!!) bag with a duo of chocolate croissants from Burdigala. He nearly missed the train to the airport waiting to get a fresh batch of these croissants, so they were extra tasty, heehee. Extra credit for bringing it all the way from Tokyo without even the slightest dent or loose crumb – impressive!

To make things extra delicious, we brewed hot coffee.

Next up – a flat green package with exactly what I’ve been wanting/needing for work. A tape measure!!! I’ve searched high a low for a decent tape measure that fulfills the requirements of sleek, lightweight, and simple. It was perfect ^_^

Also in the green package was this board with black cut-outs designed to layout potential floor plan designs. It’s flat now, but is made for 3-D organization in a plastic/glass case. This is cool beyond words! I’ll have to take a photo of it when we have everything set up – it’ll make more sense then :)

And last, but not least…

…unwrapping…

…almost there…

…fresh mochi!!!!!!!!!! The azuki bean paste innards look like this. Oh glory. I’m still smiling. A bazillion thanks to Zubair. It’s all so delicious. ^_^

Happy Tuesday!

4 Comments
  • Gar
    May 19, 2009

    i love mochi! I also like Kyoto’s specialty yatsuhashi (think I spelled the word wrong though, hehe)

  • K and S
    May 20, 2009

    love the soft mochi with the black beans in it :)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    May 20, 2009

    Hey Gar!o_O I don’t think I’ve had that before…must go check it out the next time I visit Japan :)Kat!Mmmm, mee too!! ^_^

  • EatTravelEat
    May 22, 2009

    Love the mochi! It looks so good and very homemade, as well as fresh.Those chocolate croissants look fab. You are making me hungry :).

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