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Journaling:

One of my most recent memorable meals was at Haruno Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill, in Springfield, Missouri. After a second straight weekend of busy performance schedules and lackluster festival food, our group treated ourselves to a night out!! This upscale modern-Japanese restaurant, with its posh interior, low lighting, and comfortable couch seating, was fancier than any restaurant I’ve ever frequented. I was instantly overwhelmed and nervous by the extensive drink, sushi, and dinner menus. Rather than tie myself down to one dish, I opted for a bento box, which included a variety of items. I was not disappointed with my decision! The meal began with a simple garden salad, a bowl of earthy miso soup with seaweed and tofu, and some salted, steamed edamame. When the waiter delivered the decorative bento box, I was in shock at how much food it actually contained! Perfectly cooked sticky white rice. Flaky salmon teriyaki resting atop a bed of crisp shredded cabbage. Light as air tempura shrimp, lotus root, sweet potato, and asparagus. Crunchy fried spring rolls. Delicate California rolls. A perfect sampler of Japanese foods. Despite stuffing myself with these delicacies, I still managed to find room in my stomach for dessert – a bowl of simple, mildly sweet, green tea ice cream topped with tart fresh raspberries. To top it all off, I had the pleasure of dining surrounded by this group of individuals who, over the past year, have become my taiko family, engaged in lively conversation.

 

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14 Comments

Ok, you've done it - my mouth is watering now!! Beautiful page! I love how you did the title and how you added the cherry blossoms here and there. I also really like the date on the end of the chopstick.

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Very nicely done! I like the blocks of colour, and the date on the chopstick. Your journalling makes me want to get some Japanese food. Sounds so yummy.

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Very nice! I like how you repeated colors and elements in your design and described your evening.

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Reading this has inspired me to do a layout as well. I love the photos and journaling and the collections that you used. Wonderful layout.

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I feel like I was right there with you thanks to your journaling! Beautiful layout and thanks for the tips!

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What a wonderful page! Great photos, perfect embellishments and I love the overall composition. Your journaling is fantastic - I really enjoyed reading. Thanks for the tips!

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OK, now I'm hungry. Sounds like a wonderful menu! I like the way you've clustered everything and all the neat oriental embellishments.

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