Sunday, December 30, 2007

Things I Miss About America: Lots of Different Beer.

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Things I Miss About America: Mexican Food

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So, if you haven't guessed, I'm in America for a week. So I'm going to focus on some things I miss about America for the next week. Number one: Mexican food in Tucson. Soooo good. We had fish tacos, a pork burrito, and a fish burritos.

This is from the b-line on 4th Ave. in Tucson. おすすめ!

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My first lensbabies shots.

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I got a lensbabies 3G from Santa (Mom), It's gonna be fun to play with this back in Japan.

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Santa Claus Spotted In Japan, Buying Tea, Saying "Ho Ho Ho!"

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It seems that Santa needed a warm pet bottle of green tea today in Hyogo, Japan. Santa also showed his adoption for new technologies, paying for his tea with a Nanako enabled cell phone. But beware this Santa although he looks friendly is known for calling out "Merry Christmas" in his loud jolly voice to unexpecting Japanese folks.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Battle of the vending machines.

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Two great vending machines paired next to each other at the end of a long shotengai (shopping arcade) in Nada ward, Kobe.

Chips & Salsa... Konbini Style

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Every-time the chips and salsa box pops up at the konbini I have to buy it. It's inevitable. Mexican food is a rarity in Japan, and typically I end up making it my self. It's not that you can't get salsa, it's just harder to find. Chips even harder. This is actually quite a good little snack, but it's a great example of packing and preparation complexity that makes the little things in this country quite fun.

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Step 1: Open top. Remove salsa and chip packets.

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Step 2: Following the directions on the chip packet, open chips and salsa packets. Empty contents into their given places in the tray.

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Step 3: Consume by scooping the tomato salsa using a chip.