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Osaka, where the cat is not hello kitty.

July 6, 2008 1 comment

No one messes with…

Namco cat in Osaka Japan

Namco cat in Osaka Japan

 the über-cute namco cat….love it!

Bento box lunch á la Sushi

June 25, 2008 1 comment

For lunch or breakfast, bento is a remarkably fresh & organised cuisine ready to go (sloppy junk-burgers with dripping dressing soaked in trans-fat oil, that’s a NO NO!!!!)

The bento box concept originated…(i don’t know). But you can buy it practicaly everywhere. And it is such a nutritious strike of geniosity, no wonder the japanese keep working all daylong…

Bento box shoping in tokyo

Sushi edition include: egg, to the far left is Tunafish (not hermitacly selaed tin-can edition), king shrimp, squid, salmon, omelette and ikura (salmon roe/giant caviar)

shushi bento tokyo

Bambooo leaf (-substitute) is usually brought into the mix, so the different ingredients wont showell, turining into a bento-mess.

Yum (^_^*)

The enigmatic japanese smile

April 5, 2008 Leave a comment

Mrs. Beckham would not stand a chance.

In Japan, poute is out!

smile

A strange thing though; the japanese smile is not nesseserally a symbol of happiness or acceptance as in western culture. The j-smile can imply everything from sadness, embarrassment, confusion or that they “dont know”.

The j-smile is a powerfull act in the silent culture of japan, where avoiding conflict and confrontations is essential. Practice makes perfect…

japanesekaraokesmile

They even have developed a camera with smile recognition software, which snaps on the cue of a smile.

That camera  would probably not work with me and my gloomy scandinavian partners in karaokecrime, just not that chippy…ha!

crimeofkaraoke

Keep your dog IN the bag

February 9, 2008 2 comments

Lets just hope it can breath in there…

doginbag

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