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10 Awesome Japanese Packagings

Haro! Brainwash time again! So so so! Today I want to talk about how awesome Japanese packagings are, I took a few months to collect all these pictures so I can compile them into this post. Even if you have not been to Japan before, I am sure you have seen/bought/received Japanese products with packaging […]

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The miracle apple

I have briefly talked about this movie before, “Kiseki No Ringo”, literally, the “Miracle Apples”. (Bonus of the movie: Original soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi!!!!) The danna told me to watch this movie, and he said i would appreciate Japanese fruits even more after i watch it. And yes, i was really glad i watched it, and […]

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The meaning of Umami

I’ve talked about the origin of Itadakimasu and the significance of Mottaitai. Today i want to talk about this word called “umami“, it’s not a phrase like itadakimasu or mottainai, but still related to food, veeeery yummy food, because i know you guys love eating XD. So let’s see! You may have heard of umami, since […]

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The Meaning of Mottainai

This post is an extension to the previous post on the meaning of itadakimasu. You now know that when one says Itadakimasu, one is humbly expressing his gratitude to mother nature, and everything that brought the meal on his plate. And when you feel thankful for your food, naturally you will want to savor the […]

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The meaning of Itadakimasu

Many of us love Japanese food. If you are a little familiar with Japanese culture, you may have noticed that Japanese people say “Itadakimasu” before they start eating at the table. You put both your hands together and with a slight bow, you say Itadakimasu, and then pick up the chopsticks and start eating. We practice this […]

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When life gives you bitter gourd

Today is the danna’s birthday, we decided to go for something simple, so we went to his favorite Okinawan restaurant. It’s an old, narrow little izakaya in Shibuya. And here’s what we had: 1 Okinawa Shikuwasa juice. No, the owner isn’t that stingy lol. I almost finished drinking it before i realized i haven’t had […]

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