Prepared a nice salad for lunch to help me with my ‘getting fit’. The mayo and soy sauce give it a nice taste. Recipe by Harumi Kurihara.
Found this interesting video on Spill.com. Never knew black culture went that far east. I think it’s nice how different cultures are appreciated & adopted by different people.
Where else do you get to try your strange sex fetishes in an established recognised business? Japan of course! Maybe not all Love Hotel rooms are designed with sex themes but they’re sure cooler than plain hotels.
They’re actually big business in Japan. Who doesn’t like sex?
Check out the short interesting videos on Love Hotels.
I feel groping (also known as Chikan in Japan) done on public transport is one of the dark stains on Japan. It’s understandable to get a few cases around the world of perverts making use of the opportunity to grab a feel but the problem seems more serious in Japan.
I was surprised to find out the real reason behind why women have special carriages during peak times, which is to prevent them from getting groped in overcrowded trains. I’ve also come across facts like more than 4000 men are arrested each year for groping on public transport. There are also special groper groups where the gropers meet and plan new tactics on their beloved sport.
Some of us look up to people like Will Smith, Bill Gates, and Michael Dell, 50 Cent, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg as role models in our lives. They keep us motivated for whatever types of dreams we have and we want to follow their footsteps.
I get my inspiration from the popular Japanese anime series Naruto. It is the story of a young ninja and his journey to become the village leader (Hokage). When I feel demotivated, I watch Naruto. When I’m having a bad day, I watch Naruto. Yes the show is fun and has a great story but there is also room to appreciate his character. He inspires me to work harder and appreciate simple things like having your own sense of identity.
Here are my reasons:
1. He never gives up
As he says, “That is my way of the ninja!” If learning a new ninja technique means he has to practice for endless days and nights, he will do it until he learns it. As far as it means he gets to be stronger and better prepared to achieve his dream, he will push a mountain with his mind until it moves.
I like hardworking people because they will always get rewarded. I have dreams in life like everyone else but it will always remain as dreams if I don’t do anything about them.
Manzai is a Japanese comedy stand up which involves two acts instead of one. One of the performers acts normal and the funny or crazy one. The goal is that both are trying to create a joke out of an imagined situation like a customer calling to order pizza and there’s some sort of misunderstanding with the order. I’m sure anyone can imagine how that can be made into something funny.
I’d never seen anything like it before and the ones I saw looked to work pretty well but what do I know. It doesn’t make sense if I don’t understand what they’re saying.
I had this weird look on my face when I came across the video Menstruation Machine from my random browsing on the internet. It had this nice catchy Japanese tune to it which I liked and as always if it’s Japanese it has to be crazily weird or you could say simply original.
The video follows a boy called Takashi who builds the machine because he wants to understand how it feels to be a girl both aesthetically and biologically. The machine is built to simulate the flow of blood and stomach cramps pain by using a blood dispensing mechanism and lower-abdomen-stimulating electrodes. The video shows Takashi’s experience as he hangs out his girl pal.
What I found most interesting was that the menstruating machine is actually real! It’s made by the highly inspirational and creative Hiromi Ozaki commonly known as Sputniko! She is half English and half Japanese and from what I’ve seen from her computer science & design educational background, she is really bright.
Manga cafe is also known as “manga kissa” in Japanese. Came across a show on TV about Tokyo night life and it mentioned something pretty interesting…..manga cafes! What a brilliant idea. A manga cafe is basically a library of manga where you come in and pay for your own private booth and enjoy from the crazy library available.
The interesting part is that they are open for 24 hours and people come in and chill after a night out if they’ve missed the last train service. Renting a booth is pretty cheap (I think 100 Yen for an hour which is about a £1) and you also get access to DVDs, internet, free refreshments and free nail manicures for the ladies.