Last week I had the privilege of giving a little back to this awesome host country I call home. I found an organization in Tokyo called Second Harvest Japan
that prepares meals for the homeless every week and is also currently packaging food that is donated to send up north to families that are still struggling after the earthquake/tsunami and decided to volunteer some of my time. The people of Japan have been some hospitable and warm towards me since I've been here, I feel donating a little of my time is the least I can do to say thank you.
My friend Melissa, her son, and I rode the train into Tokyo where we spent 2 hours (it was supposed to be longer, but we finished quicker than expected) with about 15 other people packing boxes with food.
We decided we were hungry after packing all that food, so we grabbed some Japanese convenience store food before getting on the train back home.
yakisoba on a bun with mayo and ginger. it's one of my favorite "on the go" foods here
what I thought was a salad turned out to be noodles with veggies and salmon and some Italian dressing. Also quite yummy!
lastly, I had a rice ball that was stuffed with tuna salad and wrapped in seaweed (which I removed before eating)
it was all way better than the chips or fast food we'd grab in the states.
(sorry for the crappy photo quality, the train was a little bumpy and the iPhone wouldn't focus)
Upon our arrival back at our home train station, we were greeted with a gorgeous double rainbow