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Back from Boston! May 24, 2009

Posted by AnnaTheRed in Alteil, Everything else.
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We’re back from Anime Boston!

The people I went  with were my boyfriend and four other co-workers. We’re all friends, so even though it was a business trip, we had a great time. My feet and neck were killing me by the end of each day, but one of the great things about a business trip is that we can try different food in the area. My boyfriend and I love cooking, and we cook almost everyday, but it’s still kinda nice to eat food someone else cooked for you once in a while. (especially if you don’t have to pay for it :P) As I mentioned in my previous blog post, we ate at The Daily Grill on Thursday.

On the second day (the first day of Anime Boston), I had an omelet at the hotel for breakfast.

My omelet seemed concerned about the long day (9 hours) ahead of us.

For lunch, I had Thai pizza from California Pizza Kitchen. We usually don’t have that many choices for lunch at a convention, and you can’t be picky since you’re ordering it with several other people. The pizza was a bit too spicy and it was way too much food for me.

Jack Skellington and his dog Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas

Without doubt, this was the best cosplay (puppet?) of Jack Skellington and his dog Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas

After the convention, we went straight to the pool, soaked our achy feet in the hot tub. It felt soooo good. We went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner where the light fixtures looked like the Eye of Sauron.

"The Eye was rimmed with fire, but was itself glazed, yellow as a cat's, watchful and intent, and the black slit of its pupil opened on a pit, a window into..." delicious cheesecakes?

I had a kobe burger.

I had a kobe burger. yum.

What was left of the cheesecakes we had. (forgot to take pictures before we ate)

What was left of the cheesecakes we had. (forgot to take pictures before we ate)

After dinner, we played “Tatsunoko VS Capcom” (Japanese Wii game) back in our room. I heard the game will be coming out in the U.S. ! If you like Tatsunoko and Capcom characters, and a fun button-mashing fighting game, you should definitely get it!

Gold Lightan is AWESOME. He fills a half of the screen.

Gold Lightan is AWESOME and HUGE.

Friday, I had a mini-muffin, a mini-croissant, and a mini-bagel. The only reason I ate them was they were so tiny and cute.

Perfect size to try many different food.

Perfect size for trying many different foods. 🙂

Voldo from Soulcalibur

Voldo from Soul Calibur

We went to a middle eastern restaurant “Cafe Jaffa” by the convention center. We had Baba Ghanoush and Humus as appetizers. I had a lamb Shawarma sandwich. Everything was absolutely delicious! Especially the sandwiches. They give you tons of meat for about $9.

This was about $9. I could only eat a third of it.

I could only eat a third of it.

We were so full, we had to go get some ice cream to soothe our stomachs.

Emack & Bolios Ice Cream

At Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream

Hmmmmm, rice krispy waffle corn...

Hmmmmm, rice krispy waffle cone...

Today was only 10:00-3:00, so it wasn’t that bad. After the convention was over, we packed up and left Boston around 5:00.  We stopped by at Cracker Barrel for a very late lunch/early dinner. I had their famous country fried chicken. As you can see, it was huge, covered with gravy.

Their famous country fried chicken (underneath the gravy)

Maybe not the healthiest food on earth.

It is fun to eat out, but since I don’t like stuffing myself with food when I’m full and I hate wasting food, it’s hard for me to eat at a restaurant if I’m not going straight home after the meal. (to put a doggy bag in the fridge.) In Japan, many restaurants have something called “Lady’s’ set”, which has a smaller portion and is often cheaper, and I think it’s a great idea for someone who doesn’t have a big stomach. So, yeah, the convention was a blast, the food was good, but I’m soooo ready to cook food by myself! 🙂

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Memorial day weekend in Boston! May 21, 2009

Posted by AnnaTheRed in Alteil, Everything else.
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I’m on a business trip again! This time I’m in Boston, where my boyfriend is from. Sorry for those people who came here looking for a new bento… I’ll be posting more bento next week! But today ~ Sunday, my posts will be about this trip.

When you’re in Boston, you gotta try this…

Apples and lemmon, all in one.

Applemon. Apples and lemon, all in one.

Of course, I’m kidding. It was a rather fancy restaurant, but fake fruits at the table were all glued together. Seems like someone tried to bite (?) an apple to see if it’s really fake. We just got here, so we haven’t had chowder yet.

Shirmp Pasta Pomodoro

My dinner, Shrimp Pasta Pomodoro

My boyfriends dinner, Fish n chips

My boyfriend's dinner, Fish n' chips

We split a strawberry shortcake.

We split a strawberry shortcake.

And here are our regular trip companions. Link (for my boyfriend) and Nekoemon (for me).

Link and Nekoemon

Toon Link and Nekoemon

Have a great Memorial day weekend, everyone! 😀