Photo Potpourri: Gifts Galore

Photo Potpourri is a precursor to Recent Realities. Starting in July 2016, all Photo Potpourri posts will be known as Recent Realities.

Photo Potpourri

I’d meant to post this earlier, but I wasn’t able to. I finally have the chance to share a little bit of what’s been happening in my life since my last Photo Potpourri post. It’s not a lot of photos, so I’m hoping the next one will be a bit heftier! Enjoy what I do have, though!

Tokyo Game Show Haul

Tokyo Game Show Gifts

I mentioned in my diversity post that I meet parents of the children I work with having the same interests as me. One of the parents is a huge gamer, and he and his family have attended the Tokyo Game Show every year since they’ve been here. They went this year and brought me back some stuff! I was so surprised and grateful for this kind gesture.

Mum’s Birthday Flowers and Balloon

Mum's Birthday Flowers Mum's Birthday Flowers

It was Mum’s birthday last month, and Daddy and I spoilt her with gifts. Daddy got her these flowers. The flower lady loves me, so she threw in the balloon for free :D

Mum’s Birthday Earrings

Mum's Birthday Earrings Mum's Birthday Earrings

From me, Mum got these pearl earrings! She likes the fish hook, dangly earrings, and these were perfect for her. They look so pretty and classy :D

Mum’s Birthday Cake

Mum's Cafe Mocha Birthday Cake from Tous les Jours Mum's Cafe Mocha Birthday Cake from Tous les Jours

Lastly, I bought her a birthday cake from Tous les Jours. Thankfully, she liked the cake. I, on the other hand, found this to be super disgusting. Definitely not a cake I’ll buy again! A shame since it looks so nice, but it sure didn’t taste the way it looks!


  1. That’s too bad that the cake didn’t taste as good as it looked. And those are lovely looking earrings and flowers. It sounds like your mom had a nice birthday. (Haha, yay for being liked by the flower lady. #perks)

  2. Stargazers <3 They're my fave flowers! And also, nice choice of earrings :)

    • I did not know those were the flower’s name! Now I know. Thanks for teaching me the name! ^^

  3. Woohoo, love your Photo Potpourri posts!

    Aw, that’s so sweet of them to bring you back something. I’m not a huge gamer, so I don’t know any of the games but I hope you have fun playing them :)

    Beautiful flowers! Happy belated Birthday to your mama. Duuuuude, I want to steal that cake. It looks so good, but damn – sad that it didn’t taste that good. :(

    • Steal the cake! You may like it better than I did XD I guess I’ve grown too picky with my cakes?

      And woot! I’m glad you love my Photo Potpourri posts! ^^

  4. That was nice of them to bring you back things from the Tokyo Game Show! The flowers and earrings are beautiful. Nice picks! What flavor was the cake, by the way? That’s too bad you didn’t think it was good, but at least your mom liked it :) It is decorated nicely though!

    • The flavour was supposed to be a mocha one, but it really didn’t taste that way to me! It’s a shame that the cake looks so good, but it didn’t taste good for me :(

  5. That cake looks amazing – it’s a shame it didn’t taste as good. And the presents you got your mum are lovely too. Hope she had a lovely birthday!

  6. Lovely photos! Pity about the cake, it looks so nice…

    • Thanks! Yeah, the cake’s a definite downer. At least I know not to get that next time!

  7. Everything looks so good >u< Games ahhh /o it's so cool of them to have bought you back a little something. Your mom is really lucky to be spoilt like this! ;o; and what was this cake's flavor? o_o

    It reminds me a memory from Beijing, a lot of ppl I met there thought that Paris Baguette and Tous Les Jours were French stores XD I would buy a croissant there from time to time when I missed it, they were not that bad. I liked things like their sausage breads lol, something we can't find in a typical French bakery.

    • Oh, nooooo. Those stores are not French XD But it is easy to assume that because of their names. They aren’t authentic, but I like them from time to time :) I like their creative sausage breads and stuff, too!

  8. It’s so sweet of one of the parents to bring you some goodies from the show! Always good to get goodies from places like these ;).

    Happy belated birthday to your mother! The flowers look amazing! Those look like the ones my boyfriend got for me a few months ago. The earrings look beautiful and it’s great that she likes them :). The birthday cake looks pretty but it’s a shame that you didn’t like it :(. Hope the next one is a lot better!

    • Yeah, the flowers do look great! I’d fail at arranging the flowers myself, so I’m glad the flower lady is there for me to use her service! XD

  9. Happy birthday to your mom! ^^ Beautiful gifts and beautiful and yummy looking cake!

  10. Happy birthday to your mom!!!! I love the gifts, flowers, balloons, & that cake….wow, looks to die for. I’m pretty sure we have a Tous Les Jours around here too … somewhere. Haven’t had it yet, but I assume if you got it for your mom’s birthday, it must be a great bakery!!

    • It’s a decent bakery XD. I like their breads and cakes, but the mocha cake turned out to be a huge disappointment!

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