Sometimes we like to spend our evenings (as mature adults) playing “Wasabi Roulette” (because we’re mature adults, and all).
Wasabi Roulette is a fantastically awful food game, where you cook takoyaki (for more on takoyaki, click here) in a standard, electric takoyaki maker. In each batch, place one with a HUGE chunk of wasabi, instead of the normal hot dog/kimchi/chunk of octopus.
Yesterday afternoon, there was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake right next to Tokyo. I was working at my desk – the shaking was bad enough to knock a book over and send a couple pens rolling off my desk. It lasted about a minute and a half.
So in the grand scheme of things, it was a pretty “uneventful” earthquake.
But, of course, one of the first things I did after the quake finished (aside from…
Ryosuke and I went to Osaka recently.
And, of course, I was trying to get Ryosuke to help me come up with a title for this video – because I’ve spent all afternoon editing it… and all he could come up were perverted or awkward titles.
This was the “lesser of the evils,” I guess.
We went to Osaka a couple weeks back and had a…
Last week, Ryosuke and I were in a video with the vloggers “Rachel and Jun” – where we talked about the 4 odd things about being married to Japanese men. Of course, I wanted to write a whole post about it (and I will), but for now, I thought this comic would suffice.
In Japan, feet are pretty taboo. Things like walking around barefoot and running through the grass without shoes are a huge…
So one of our good friends came over for dinner last night. He also studied abroad (same time as Ryosuke) at my university. I always ask Ryosuke “what are the weird things I do because I’m American” – for comic ideas, but lately we’ve been having trouble thinking of things.
But our friend had tons of really great idea.
One of the things that confuses him (and Ryosuke) to no end is the fact I ref…
But in all seriousness, why do so many people record/take pictures of fireworks?
I mean, of course I do it from time-to-time… but after like the third time I took a video, I realized I was kind of just ruining the moment (and really, I never watched any of the videos after).
Now I just take one or two pictures so I can prove to Facebook that I actually have a life (welcome to the 21st century,…
My husband and I recently ate our way through Osaka, dining several times a day on Takoyaki (because, why not?)
Takoyaki is one of Osaka’s “iconic foods” – in English, we say it is fried octopus balls, but really it is chunks of octopus fried in a circular batter. It’s not actually octopus balls (do they have balls?) and is absolutely delicious. I love it.
And if you want to read about all the…
I just turned in the PDF for my book last night! I should be approved in about 24 hours - then I can order (and check proofs).
So I’m trying to get serious about this whole video-blogging thing because after 2 years of blogging, I’m ready to try something new.
AND LOOK. I FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO ADD MUSIC ON MY VIDEOS.
Be proud of me, please~