Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sakura - Cherry Blossom Spring in Japan

It's already April now and  桜(sakura)Cherry blossom's are blooming all over Japan. 春(haru)Spring is finally here and Tis the start of a new elementary/middle/high school, university, work year. As all of you may already know a school year or work year in Japan starts from April (in Mongolia a school year starts in September).

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Back into action....Soon

Crap I can't believe I haven't made a single post since March 15th. Im very sorry for my readers forgive me. But I have been putting some videos on my Youtube channel. If you haven't seen them then drop by. Also I have been occasionally tweeting. Uuuuaaah The last few months have been really tough. I'm going to start posting again very soon.

So till then じゃーねー(jyaーneー)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mochi Tsuki - Japanese Rice Cake Making

Back in January we made and ate Mochi or Japanese Rice cake at our school. Was a fun event and perfect opportunity to show you guys how Mochi or rice cake is made.

With the 餅(mochi)=Rice Cake we made, we made these mochi balls with あんこ(anko)=Bean Paste inside and covered with 黄粉(kina-ko)=Soybean flour. This is a popular mochi snack in Japan called 蕨餅(warabi-mochi)=Bracken Mochi. Usually they're square shaped but round ones are easier to make ^^

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Japanese Festivals - Setsubun

Last Friday or February 3rd was 節分の日(setsu-bun no hi) in Japan. A traditional ceremony(not holiday) that happens right before 立春(rish-shyun)=First day of Spring which is February 4th.  The kanji's 節分(setsu-bun) literally means "seasonal division", it is derived from "季節(ki-setsu)=Season を(wo) 分ける(wa-keru)=Split" which as a sentence literally means "Split the Season". 節+分ける=節分(setsu-bun) see? ^.^

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Famous Japanese Drink Ramune

I was just checking around the local stores nearby and found THIS!

It is called ラムネ(ra-mu-ne) and is famous for it's unique bottle design. First introduced in the 19th century and became a very popular drink nationwide in Japan. Due to its unique alien like bottle design it was particularly popular among young ones. It's popularity has decreased in modern times but it has become an iconic symbol of  summer in Japan and is widely consumed during the warm days.
*Required level to drink 5+*

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Student in Japan Vlog:1 Local street Bridge and a Phone booth

Alright From Yesterdays yesterdays yesterday I have decided to start video blogging or vlog for short. Don't worry I will not quit this blog.
When I take a video and want to upload it to Youtube I use up a lot of time trying to edit it and garnish it with some kind of background music. Because of this I end up shoving it down in my to-do list which is why I take a long time to update my Youtube channel. But no more!. From yesterdays yesterdays yesterday I will be uploading videos RAW no frying no burning and no garnishes. Of course from time to time I will add edited videos.

And so here is my first Vlog update with bridges, local streets and a phone booth.
Video taken by Iphone 4S=awesome.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Very easy potato salad recipe perfect for students

This time I'm going to roughly show you how to make Potato salad great for fellow students. When life gives you a lot of potatoes and carrots you should make this. It's very easy to make and you can make a batch of it and save to eat for later.

A&W Root Beer

Interesting find.

Was running around in a big store and found a very interesting and nostalgic drink. A&W Root Beer. A very strange drink that caught my eyes when I was 3 years younger. I always thought it was beer and never bothered with it until one day it somehow landed in my hands and I looked at the back of the can. No alcohol.