Tiny Pleasures #10


OOOOHHHH, it has been one month and a half since the last time I did one of these *hides in the corner in shame* – I’m so sorry! I had promised I would do this once a month, and this month just started to get away from me… But I’m here now, so I’m gonna go ahead and list some Tiny Moments of Pleasure that happened in my life since I last posted this, ok? The Weekly Small Pleasures is a weekly feature created by A New Life Wandering.

1. South Korea and Japan!

I don’t think I can start this post any other way. If you’ve been following me for at least one month, you know that at the end of October I went to South Korea and Japan for about 2 weeks. You’ll know this, because I could talk of nothing else for a long while. I loved it so so much. Japan is one of those places where I felt whole, and I think that’s such a unique feeling.

2. Japanese Food

Along with being in Japan, came the amazing food. AMAZING! However, since I’ve been back, I’ve been to Japanese restaurants at least once a week, it’s not the same, but it calms my japanese needs somehow.

3. Matcha (I’m still riding the Japanese train here)

This list almost seems like an ode to Japan… Yes, I got highly addicted to anything Matcha: matcha, matcha iced latte, matcha kit kat, matcha cakes, …, you name it!

4. Autumn is here…

Autumn is my favorite time of the year! The cold, the orange all around, being able to wear sweaters… it’s just so good. Though the fall here is taking a while to settle… yesterday it was around 21ºC and that is still to hot! But it’s cold in the morning and I’m wearing scarves at least 😀 .

Goodmorning #morning #uab

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5. Some Bonding

If you’ve been paying attention, you know by now that I don’t make friends easily, like, not at all. Before I came back from my trip, I had hardly shared 10 words with my roommates. But then I got back and realized I had a new roommate, much to my horror, it’s an older man, and when I say older, it’s a lot older than any of us… that’s just incredible weird! Luckily, a couple days later, another roommate arrived, a girl who shares my love of traveling, and me, her and the other guy (not the older man), ended up bonding over the awkwardness that is having him here, and we now talk almost daily and share food and stuff… it’s nice.

6. Some baking!

I had missed baking, so much! Although, this can hardly be considered real baking, but I’ll take what I can get! I bought a cake mix yesterday because I was in need of a cake! So, apple cake it was 😀 .

My Apple cake is ready! #baking #applecake

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7. Books, books and some more books

I’ve read a total of 17 books since my last Tiny Pleasures post. That’s a lot! 😀 I’ve been neglecting my TV shows, but my books have been worth it.


8. Twitter

I think I might love twitter… I’m hardly on facebook anymore, and the only reason things even get published there is because I have all my social media linked… But twitter… oh man!! Between group DMs and constant chats with some users, I spend a lot of time there.

9. Presents from Vienna

I was so happy when I got a package from Kat @Life and Other Disasters! She sent me a Doctor Who postcard and a Downton Abbey Christmas Stocking, that unfortunately I can’t show you guys, because it’s all in Portugal and I only saw it though Skype :D. But it made my day! Thanks so much Kat!

10. Finally up to date with some shows

As I said above, I’ve been neglecting most of my TV Shows. I’ve managed to get some up to date, so I’m happy about those. The Daily Show, The Big Bang Theory, Last Week Tonight, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Criminal Minds, iZombie and Sleepy Hollow  😀 😀 . I even managed to start on Law & Order SVU, and oh boy, I’d missed it so much.

32 thoughts on “Tiny Pleasures #10

  1. impossiblegirl123 says:

    I was like “That’s a good post! I get all the things she writes about even though I’ve never been to Asia. Twitter is lfie!” and then BAM! I am part of the post hahaha
    You are very welcome! I can’t wait for you to see it in real life and I was only repaying your kindness for sending me Landline! 😉

  2. A Stranger's Guide to Novels says:

    You went to Japan AND South Korea! SO LUCKY! I’ve been wanting to go to South Korea ever since I did a project on it last year. I heard that Japanese cuisine is the best especially the allusive bean paste I’ve been hearing a lot about. Like how Twitter is becoming your second Internet home, I think Instagram is becoming mine😅

  3. readersandmore says:

    What a great post! I can’t get enough of the pics from South Korea and Japan 🙂 17 books is a ton of books to read in only a month and a half. Can’t wait to see what is in store for you in the next month or so 🙂

  4. Mani (A New Life Wandering) says:

    Hi Cristina! These pleasures are so good! Your trip to Japan sounds incredible. I’d love to visit. I also think they should sell matcha kit kat in the usa. I think it’s so great you read so much! Way better than watching tv. I watch too much netflix but I’m a film buff so I can’t help it. And some of my current favourite tv shows are Doctor Who and Downton Abbey, so those gifts sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing your small pleasures this month!

  5. transhaan says:

    Gosh, this was such an entertaining post. Had me craving for Japanese dishes and apple cake. How do you do that??? 😀 And those pictures from your field trip.. man, they’re gorgeous! Had me laughing for your roommate situation, how weird can it get! XD Once again, awesome Tiny Pleasures post !

    – Lashaan

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