Popcorn Balls and Some Volcano-age
I had a nice full day at work today. Five classes (of six total periods), and I spent the first period preparing for the three different lessons I taught. I scarfed lunch so I could drive to a school 15 minutes away to talk about charity: water. Not sure how many donations I got as I had to book it out of there so I could teach fifth period.
So in lieu of going to the gym and getting healthy (who needs to be healthy, anyway? overrated), I thought I’d share some pictures.
So the following are from my third and final day making popcorn balls at my schools. I halved the recipe that I got from Paula Deen on foodnetwork.com, making about 8-12 balls per batch depending on the size. Altogether, I supervised the making of 37 batches of popcorn balls, not including the batches I made myself.
So that happened the week before Halloween.
Starting on Halloween I had my “big trip” to Kagoshima and Yakushima. Here’s a map for some perspective:
I enjoyed Kagoshima quite a bit. The city reminds me a lot of Nagasaki in terms of size, though unlike Nagasaki it’s very flat. I appreciate that. Flat cities are easier to walk around in. However, I have to say that I like the harbor in Nagasaki better than Kagoshima–Dejima Wharf is a wonderful place, and they have a fantastic art museum right next door. However, the view of Sakurajima, the island that holds Kagoshima’s resident active volcano, is something quite interesting to behold.
And just because it’s not a real adventure unless I make a fool of myself at some point, the following:
Luckily, the bear was not hurt during the taking of this photograph.
I plan on going over Yakushima over the next few days with maybe a bit more detail as well. But we’ll see. Don’t get greedy.
Thanksgiving soon! I ordered the turkeys, cranberries, and other foods that I can’t get on Iki. Here’s hoping nothing goes wrong…