熱さまシート (Netsusamashiito)

I’m sick.

The kind with coughing and sneezing and bad bad headaches.

I’m a poor little bunny (as my mother would say) but because my husband is still in Japan there’s nobody around to pamper me so there’s no point in moping around. That doesn’t mean I don’t (mope around), it just means the stuffed animals on my couch are the only witnesses and also victims to my hugging schemes…

But, it is a…

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July 31, 2014

Spam-Comments - Wether to laugh or cry

Spam-Comments – Wether to laugh or cry

Usually I just take a quick look at the comments that are savely tucked away in my spam folder and then delete the whole bunch.

Normally it’s pretty easy to identify a comment as spam, something along the lines:

spam comment2

But this time I virtually stumbled and came to a halt with this comment:

spam comment

…what the heck? The complete title is somewhat of a give away of the spam, but the contents of the comment is…

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July 24, 2014

Today I have some follow up pictures taken near the Fushimi Inari-Taisha and some really yummy looking ones from a restaurant in Osaka (^_^)

*ugh* I’d love to have this matcha soft-ice right now…

Random Impressions Part 3 Today I have some follow up pictures taken near the Fushimi Inari-Taisha and some really yummy looking ones from a restaurant in Osaka (^_^)

July 16, 2014

Japanese artist arrested for sharing 3-D printable data of her vagina

I’ll admit, that is definitely some weirder news from Japan, yet it shows an asymmetry that I find more disturbing than anything Megumi Igarashi could mold.

July 15, 2014     1 note

Word(s) of the Day: うらやましい (urayamashii) & 欲しい (hoshii)

Word(s) of the Day: うらやましい (urayamashii) & 欲しい (hoshii)

羨ましい(うらやましい) = urayamashii = jealous, envious

When I see all the pictures my husband send me from Japan, especially from all the – oh so good – looking food, there is but one word that comes to mind: urayamashiiiii (note the long “i”? yeah, it’s for emphasis, because I’m really really really jealous).

Though in this illustration the artist chose 欲しい(ほしい) (= hoshii = wish for, in need of, desired)…

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July 11, 2014

Here is part two of the random picture posts from Japan, today featuring a more than colorful train and a visit at Tuskada Nojo (塚田農場)

Universal Studios Japan Train

Tsukada Nojo (塚田農場)

Adress: B1, 2-8-13, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 530-0057  (〒530-0057 大阪府大阪市北区曽根崎2-8-13 B1)

Random Impressions Part 2 Here is part two of the random picture posts from Japan, today featuring a more than colorful train and a visit at…

July 11, 2014

In Beppu not only the Onsen and the Jigoku Meguri are worth a look. I had the best weather imaginable when I was visiting and I enjoyed walking beside the beach and sitting there, staring out onto the ocean for a long time. It felt so calm and just happy to sit there, enjoy the sun, the wind and the sound of the waves crushing onto the shore.

You could even get yourself burried in hot sand right next to the ocean, unfortunately my time was too short; meaning: I was too chicken to try it. Though I did get the chance later in another place and it really is a strangely great feeling to get burried in the sand. Which made me regret not trying it there even more, but is just another reason to come back one day and lie down next to the ocean and enjoy the sun and sand.

Beppu Beach

 

A stroll down the beach at Beppu Bay In Beppu not only the Onsen and the Jigoku Meguri are worth a look. I had the best weather imaginable when I was visiting and I enjoyed walking beside the beach and sitting there, staring out onto the ocean for a long time.

July 7, 2014     1 note

Beppu and the Jigoku Meguri || Eckendenker

Beppu and the Jigoku Meguri || Eckendenker

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Since last week I am officially a freelance author for “Eckendenker”  and write there (as I do here) about Japan

Of course I want to share those articles here with you as well, so I will post a short introduction and link to the original article always “First seen on Eckendenker” (^_^)

So here it goes, my article about Beppu and the Jigoku Meguri, the “Hell-Tour”, first seen on Eckendenker:

DIGITAL IMAGEBeppu…

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July 7, 2014

Random Impressions Part 1

Random Impressions Part 1

Do you like snapshots from Japan?

My husband is currently in Japan, Osaka to be exact, and on a regular basis sends me random pictures he takes in the streets or on short trips (but mainly from all the amazing looking food he is eating) and I though “Why not share them on my blog?”

I don’t know about you but I always love to see pictures from Japan and even though I wouldn’t mind sitting right…

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July 4, 2014

Leadership does nothing despite public harassment of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly member

When the story broke and I first heard about it I was really feeling angry, though not too surprised to be honest.

June 24, 2014

Wagashi - Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice

Wagashi – Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice

FujikoToyohashi:

A beautifully written and well informed post about Wagashi!

Originally posted on Armchair Japanophile:

About 2 years ago my uncle travelled all the way from California to Chennai, India (that’s where I live) to meet with family. In the course of his travel he had to change flights at Singapore. Knowing I was an avid Japanophile he decided to pick up Wagashi and other Japanese…

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June 19, 2014

Word of the Day: 失笑する

Word of the Day: 失笑する

The-Power-of-Laughter

The first charakter 失 can be translated as “loss”, while the second one 笑 is the one for laughter, so it really is “losing laughter”, which describes having a fit of laughter perfectly. I admire people who can lose themselves in laughter so completely. They usually have also a laugh that is  very contagious.

I don’t know about you, but I definitely laugh not often enough, which I was once…

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June 13, 2014
sweet theme, bro.