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Sometimes fruit is not just to be eaten, as these photos from an exhibition in Tokyo demonstrate. These are real fruits carved to perfection and too good to eat!
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Tokyo is often considered one of the most expensive cities in the world, but for those in the know there are many ways to have a great vacation without burning too big a hole in your pocket.
Here are a few suggestions for saving some Yen.More >
Tokyo is blessed with interesting streets and boasts over 200,000 restaurants, the only problem is that the streets rarely have names and the buildings almost never have numbers. Giving directions can therefore be a real problem.
HE: (on the phone) “Hi there, fancy meeting me for dinner tonight?”
SHE: “What did you have in mind?”
HE: “There’s this cute Japanese restaurant in Roppongi called Himogaya (restaurant name has been changed to protect the innocent and overworked). It’s really quite reasonable and they serve great Tampura.”
SHE: “Sounds great. Can you give me directions?”
HE: “No problem. You take the metro to Roppongi station and use More >
2. Peruse the wine list for more than ten minutes then order a vintage 1969 coke.
3. Peruse the wine list for more than ten minutes while smoking vintage 1969 coke.
4. Try and recreate the scene from When Harry met Sally in 3D.
5. Stick your chopsticks up your nose and pretend you are Adam Sandler.
6. Stick your chopsticks up your nose even if you are Adam Sandler.
7. You are Adam Sandler and you stick the chopsticks proudly up your nose but sign the bill Jim Carrey.
8. You have passed the age of 21 so I guess it’s More >
I’ve been in Japan now for six months now , seen the cherry blossom, experienced an earthquake or ten, climbed more stairs than I’d done in the previous two decades, and read everything there is to know about radioactive mushrooms. All this from the person who never touched a magic mushroom in his life despite frequent visits to Amsterdam. It used to be you went to the local supermarket, picked up a carton of fresh milk took it home, poured some over your cornflakes and then tried to read the Kanji on the milk carton that told you you had just bought More >
With apologies to the Stones
I went down to my local super In the basement of the department store I admit I was feeling kind of hungry But wasn’t prepared for what they had in store
No, I can’t seem to get what I want I can’t seem to get what I want I can’t seem to get what I want and though I try each time ,in the end I find, I just can’t succeed.
—– I picked up a food tray from the counter. It had rice along with something that looked fried The taste reminded me of something familiar The More >
They say that ice-cream was invented in Florence and there is even an ice-cream parlor there that lays claim to being the first place to sell it. Statistically American’s are the greatest consumers of the multi flavored multi calorie sweet, but when it comes to the most original flavors no one comes near to the Japanese. It was a hard task choosing which to include in this post but here is my 10 best Japanese ice-cream flavors list.
Chocolate beer: One price twice the calories. You pay for the beer belly, we give you the fat ass for free!
Vodka donuts – Available around Hanukah only but sure gets the party rolling.
Champagne and whipped cream. Think about it. Need I say more, Available in the classier hotels (and a couple of sleazy motels we won’t mention here).
Real Winegums with the emphasis on real. No need for paper bags, a couple of sucks and you’re away. More >
Essentials to Keep for Emergencies
Bagel holes (may be exchanged for sugarless donut hole)
a bowl of cheerios (only the holes)
4 pureed banana seeds
garnished shrimp legs (may be exchanged for calamari legs)
two raw butterflies (must be caught first – see exercise routine)Stress Diet
Two pieces of whole wheat bread toasted
5% low fat cream cheese
Double Latte from Starbucks
Mid-morning snack low fat yogurt
Lean broiled chicken breast with steamed brown rice
small large pitcher of beer
New York Cheese Cake (without whipped cream)
Small packet of Oreos
Double serving of Ben and Jerry’s double chocolate and vanilla Ice Cream
Five packets of chitos
Half of More >
I stumbled upon this great gif made my Carl Krull a Danish illustrator based in Copenhagen and had to share it with you.
My better half got the better of me again and talked me into going to a cocktail party thrown by her friend Mary Anne. I’m not sure why you throw a party.Who do you throw it at, is what I want to know ? Mary Anne and her rich husband Marvin live in a huge house with picture windows facing the ocean. Anyway I’m standing in the corner of the room, drinking my Bud and pretending to listen to two guys talk about the rise in the price of real-estate, when this tall blond buxom woman comes up to me More >
The Japanese eat little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and they, too, suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
Recent surveys have shown that you mustn’t eat red meat, but a steak a week is good for you. Coffee is bad for you but coffee is good for you. Beer is definitely healthier More >
Chocolate was first invented my the distinguished Roman theologist and inventor Dr. Chocko Lette almost 2000 years ago. Dr Lette was searching for an original birthday present for his first wife Vanilla Flake. Lette was concerned that Vanilla was gaining too much weight from all the food she devoured at the all night parties she attended and produced a healthy well balanced diet based entirely on the produce of the cocoa bean. The concept was brilliant in its simplicity. Chocolate is made of cocoa beans. Beans are vegetables. Everyone knows that vegetables are good for your health. Vanilla Flake Lette More >
British food is known worldwide for it’s class, variety and healthy ingredients. The dishes prepared by British chef’s and housewives are both nutritious and nourishing. For those of you who have yet had the opportunity to experience gourmet at its best, here is my list of the Top Ten British Dishes.
10. Beans on toast. One of the all time great dishes, even if the preparation is a bit tricky and calls for some experience. First the beans have to be Heinz. They must be heated just right – luke warm. For the toast I suggest Wonderbread. To get perfect results it More >
Jose Cuervo Christmas Cookies (with thanks to Frances)
1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda 1 cup of sugar 1 tsp salt 1 cup or brown sugar 4 large eggs 1 cup nuts 2 cups of dried fruit 1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila
Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality,pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one peastoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it’s best to make sure the Cuervo is More >
A new British survey reveals that 57% of the people interviewed find throwing a dinner party puts them under more stress than going to work. Further findings show that 44% of the population believe giving such a party is frightening than a visit to the dentist. “I don’t want to”, was my initial reaction to the idea, “I work hard enough during the week as it is. I need a rest.” “Oh come on, it will be fun. If you don’t entertain how will have any friends?” As usual I was outnumbered, it was two against one (my wife is More >
I’m standing on the curb waiting for the walk sign. About twenty other pedestrians of varied sizes and pigmentation are patiently waiting beside me. Now there are no cars in sight and I know that if I cross now at least half of these law abiding citizens next to me will cheerfully follow suit. A few years back I spent a few months running a tourist restaurant. A tourist restaurant is a place where buses of tourist groups are huddled in and out, fed with mediocre food and persuaded to buy stupid souvenirs, all in less than thirty minutes.
What the More >
I was in a pub the other night (you Americans may call it a bar – fine by me) and I discovered they had over a hundred different beers to chose from – over thirty on tap. Now that is down right unfair, especially as I was the designated driver. How do you chose from a hundred different beers. Now you’re saying why don’t you do a Julia Child – a hundred days a hundred beers and a blog to cover it. I won’t say that the thought didn’t go into my head but it’s hardly original and what More >
If you buy this pocket camera for a tenner I’ll throw in six bars of chocolate, a transistor radio (remember them?), two packs of cards, a vegetable shredder and an oversized teddy bear.
.Modern supermarkets try to offer a similar fantasy.
The supers of yesterday are now mega, jumbo, giant stores, some the size of a small republic. True if you search hard enough they More >