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26 September 2011 @ 23:46
 
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Japan:
Top 10 Things To Do In Japan [National Geographic] One thing that struck me about this list was that it was so inane. Isn't NG the magazine responsible for all those Long Exposure Photography Of The Stars Over A Mountain Range pictures? I love those. Anyway this list recommends you go Kyoto and Asakusa, try out a hot spring, stay in an extremely expensive ryokan and eat ramen. Woah. I should do a similar list for them about Britain. 1: Go to London and Edinburgh. 2: Stay in an expensive hotel. 3) Have a sausage roll from Greg's. Hey, I'm pretty good at this!
News: Women in Saudi Arabia given right to vote
Photography: Inside a Mexican Meth Lab
Ponies: Ending Scene, side-by-side with Star Wars Everypony, you have to see this! Spoilers for season 2, episode 2.
Random: People Pointing At Stuff

I got up at 6am today, started getting dressed. About fifteen minutes later I got a phone call: I wasn't needed.

So, today I've been working. I sent off an article proposal to a magazine and am feeling nervous about it. Sending stuff is exhausting! And, of course, I wrote a bit more fanfic. It's turning out to be somewhat epic.

I'm getting frustrated with my article on Chichibu. Too many damn photos.

From now on, I've got a busy week ahead of me. I'm teaching every night from here until next weekend, and when I'm not, I'm backstage at the theatre, performing myself or having my teeth done. And a reminder for anyone who wants to come to the improv night where I'll be performing, here are the details again. It's next week and I'd love to see you there. :)

Improv Student Showcase
Place: Our Space, Hatagaya (Tokyo)
Date: October 5th 2011
Doors open: 8:00pm
Show starts: 8:30pm
Finish: 10:00pm (roughly)
Cost: 500 yen.
Reservations: Not needed. But tell me so I can give you directions.
What: Four groups of improvisers compete to be the funniest. You can give suggestions and vote for the best.
 
 
 
balljointedomiballjointedomi on 26th September 2011 21:23 (UTC)
Can I ask you a random question? Do you like Japanese Kit Kats? Have you tried all of them, and what is your favorite taste? I only had 'lemon vinegar', and it wasn't anything special (not gross either, just... lemon), but I want to ask my friend in Japan to send me some. Any kinds you would recommend? :)
Williamgenkischuldich on 26th September 2011 22:02 (UTC)
My favourite was miso, believe it or not. But right now, there aren't many special ones on sale -- I've seen mostly zunda (edamame from Miyagi) and 'adult' (dark chocolate). You usually have to go to certain regions to find them.
balljointedomiballjointedomi on 26th September 2011 22:16 (UTC)
I just went through the whole list on wiki, and miso got one of the loudest "EWW" ;) The kinds with aloe vera sound the nicest to me now.

Zunda seems interesting, I will ask for this one! Thanks!
Williamgenkischuldich on 8th October 2011 15:25 (UTC)
I was in the Co-Op the other day and saw new pumpkin cheesecake Kit-Kats, which were pretty good. They were only available as a large page of mini Kit-Kats though.

Miso tastes like shio-caramel, btw, not savoury at all. It's very good!
balljointedomiballjointedomi on 8th October 2011 16:14 (UTC)
Pumpkin cheesecake? Sounds cool :D I don't have a lot of experience with pumpkin flavor, artifical or not, as the vegetable is not really popular in Poland. I was always curious of your British pumpkin pudding.

Thanks for letting me know!
Kasrakasra_c on 26th September 2011 21:26 (UTC)
Oh good, it wasn't just me seeing the blatant Star Wars callout at the end of episode 2. I'll have to show it to my husband; I commented on it when we were watching it and he sort of harrumphed, but he's the Star Wars fan of the two of us.

At some point I'll get an MLP icon. I really should use the My Little Omi that someone made for me years ago - I use it over on the MLP Arena, at least. XD
Williamgenkischuldich on 26th September 2011 22:05 (UTC)
We thought it was pretty similar too and were puzzled by Applejack's wink, but J was the one who went looking for it. Now the wink makes sense... :-)