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About that ingredient in Japanese recipes that’s just called “sauce”. read more
About that ingredient in Japanese recipes that’s just called “sauce”. read more
about 4 hours ago
This guy is a hustler. In this world to get where you wanna go, personality and social dynamics can sometimes get your farther than cash money. Eddie is that guy you want to hang out with at a party where you don't know anyone. There ...
This guy is a hustler. In this world to get where you wanna go, personality and social dynamics can sometimes get your farther than cash money. Eddie is that guy you want to hang out with at a party where you don't know anyone. There aren't a lot of people like that in the world because they either get ridiculed or berated for their behavior. It's a shame. I don't know if Eddie is rich or what, all I know about Eddie is from his youtube series "Fresh Off the Boat." Eddie is a Chinese American that thinks he's black, and talks like it but with asian values and mindset. He loves life, loves people, and loves food. He is like Anthony Bourdain, but younger. I like that guy, too and watch all his shows. Why? Because they speak what they want, and don't really care. Down and dirty truthfulness is hard to find in media these days, and also they eat a lot of good food. Okay, yeah, you got me. I watch it for the food. haha. Eddie Huang is starting up his new season, and you can catch all season one on vice channel on youtube. I guarantee it's better than 99% of the stuff you going to get down at Blockbuster. Is blockbuster still open? The one on maui closed when I was back home. Man I have this really really random memory of me and Shinmoto at the Blockbuster near Ala Moana laughing our heads off at this America's Funniest Home videos clip of this fat woman get pummeled by a wave and dragged in the sand on her parasailing takeoff. Random. Anyway, Eddie Huang. Check him out.
6 days ago
Okay, this is not only for Japanese, but I think mainly an Asian thing, but I've seen these types of pictures quite frequently come up through my facebook feed, and I always wonder. . . why haven't I ever taken a picture like that? B...
Okay, this is not only for Japanese, but I think mainly an Asian thing, but I've seen these types of pictures quite frequently come up through my facebook feed, and I always wonder. . . why haven't I ever taken a picture like that? By far the most common type of picture that I see coming from my Japanese friends is the "everyone is floating" picture. It's usually taken at the beach, and everyone lines up then jumps. The second type of photo that I see a lot is the "Star Fingers" Any of you ever seen this? Why have I never taken a picture of only my fingers? Oh, yeah cause who would want to see my fingers? I guess some people really do like to see fingers cause there are a lot of people taking pictures of fingers making stars. The last type of picture that I see a lot is a picture of your own shadow. I don't know why you would take a picture of your own shadow. Maybe you wanted a picture of yourself someplace but there was no one around to take a picture for you, so you take a picture of your shadow cause it's kind of you. I dunno, but I'm sure that if I stay here long enough I will soon be taking these kinds of pictures without even thinking about it. But for now, they just puzzle me.
10 days ago
Thick slices of nutritionally empty white bread for the win! read more
Thick slices of nutritionally empty white bread for the win! read more
10 days ago
A quick update to show I’m still alive ^_^ Also some photos from Japan. read more
A quick update to show I’m still alive ^_^ Also some photos from Japan. read more
12 days ago
Went and bought something at Bic Camera, which is this unreal huge, has everything electronics store in Shinjuku, and it was drizzling a bit that day. Not to worry because I have my see through umbrella that I bought for three bucks at ...
Went and bought something at Bic Camera, which is this unreal huge, has everything electronics store in Shinjuku, and it was drizzling a bit that day. Not to worry because I have my see through umbrella that I bought for three bucks at the 7-11. Japan has awesome see through umbrellas which are more handy than you would think when trying to maneuver through Tokyo. It's one thing when a few hundred people have open umbrella, but when there are a few million it gets pretty tough to not poke someone's eye out. Whenever it rains, the stores over here will put an extra plastic bag over your shopping bag that has your goods, which are sealed in individual plastic bags inside it. The plastic bag the store puts on for rainy days goes over the top, so the rain doesn't get inside. And it's not only the high end brand name stores. Just about every store will do it on a rainy day here. Gotta love the packaging, and customer service in Japanland. When I went back to Hawaii, I swear you gotta beg them to give you even one bag there. Must be all that global warming save the whales stuff. I went to that shop Shapers in Kaahumanu, and bought a beach towel. I bought one little towel, and they put it in this half paper bag. It was like a bag made out of toilet paper it was so thin. No handles or anything, so you just gotta roll it up on the top like a homeless dude. I walk out of the shop, and just as I'm cutting the corner by the theaters, the buggah rips right where I'm holding it, and right down the side. Towel flying on the ground, scraps of paper bag flying in the wind. What a scrub bag.
12 days ago
Katsuo, called bonito, or as my fishmonger husband says, skipjack tuna, is a meaty fish. It's in the tuna family and is a good fish to try as sashimi if you are looking to go beyond tuna and salmon.At the market it can be sold raw, as th...
Katsuo, called bonito, or as my fishmonger husband says, skipjack tuna, is a meaty fish. It's in the tuna family and is a good fish to try as sashimi if you are looking to go beyond tuna and salmon.At the market it can be sold raw, as this is, or as tataki where it is seared or cooked over a straw fire until just the edges change color.We put this over chopped iceberg lettuce and wakamé. It is garnished with garlic sliced thin on the Benriner, grated ginger, and minced shiso. We dress it with soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar.
14 days ago
I've been spending more and more time on this app. I used to have it when I had a Galaxy One, and when I switched over to iphone, I was happy to find my new found friend had already been waiting for me on the other side. Flipboard h...
I've been spending more and more time on this app. I used to have it when I had a Galaxy One, and when I switched over to iphone, I was happy to find my new found friend had already been waiting for me on the other side. Flipboard https://flipboard.com/ is a news aggregator thingy kind of like Reddit or Digg where it gathers content from around the web and groups them in categories. The thing with Flipboard is that people do the gathering and share what they gathered on Flipboard, and others can subscribe to their "magazine" and check out what they found. This is going to be the new type of twitter/tumblr/reposting type thingy. I don't think you can actually write your own stuff. Well maybe you can, I've never tried starting a "magazine." It's like an SNS but shares what I like rather than where I am, what I'm doing, who I'm with. Why it's awesome: The "flip" part of flipboard is what got me to download it in the first place. A year or so ago, I was just looking for random news apps to keep up with what's going on in the world because they only show Japanese tv in Japan. I downloaded a bunch of news aggregators and newspapers, but found myself looking at Flipboard more and more. To change between feeds, you flip the page up like a rolodex. It's a gimmicky thing that they based their app off of, but it's catchy, and it works. Second "why it's awesome" reason, and I think this is the best one because I thought of it first. Well first being before it was rolled out on flipboard. It's is possible that they had been working on this feature from a while ago, so someone MAY have thought of it before me, but I like to think that I thought of it first. Anyway. Moving GIFs. They had been showing Harry Potter movies every Saturday here, and you know how their newspaper in Potter town has animated GIFs, that's what I wanted in a news app. How hard could it be. I mean they already have all the videos, and even ten year old kids can make animated GIFs these days. Right next to the news headline just put an animated GIF of what the news story was about. Then what do you know a month later, I see MY IDEA on Flipboard. Kudos. Third . . . it's 10:39 on a Sunday morning, and I haven't had coffee yet, so I'll get back to you with #3 of why flipboard rocks. These two should be reason enough for you guys to check it out. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. Don't be checking out your flipboard in the middle of church, though. hahaha.
16 days ago
I really hate having to post things like this, but I should explain my lack of posts here... I've been in a lot of pain for the past couple of weeks, and it seems I have a very bad infection, which may or may not be related to the cancer...
I really hate having to post things like this, but I should explain my lack of posts here... I've been in a lot of pain for the past couple of weeks, and it seems I have a very bad infection, which may or may not be related to the cancer situation. It is painful even to sit up straight, which means I cannot do much typing on my computer. I can type lying down on my iPad but...that doesn't work that well for longer texts. And to be honest, food is about the furthest thing from my mind right now...So posts will be a bit sparse until I feel better. Thanks for your understanding. T_T I really hope this clears up soon so I can get back on my feet...or at least. my butt. read more
20 days ago
Young yellowtail, warasa, is just coming into the market. As the waters cool down the fish becomes fattier. Over time it becomes bigger and the name changes, eventually growing into a buri. The fattier fish we serve simply as sashimi. It...
Young yellowtail, warasa, is just coming into the market. As the waters cool down the fish becomes fattier. Over time it becomes bigger and the name changes, eventually growing into a buri. The fattier fish we serve simply as sashimi. It's also lovely when made into teriyaki.Here it is simply sliced thin and put over chopped iceberg lettuce and wakamé. For this we like a simple dressing of fresh-squeezed lemon juice and olive oil with some salt.
24 days ago