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makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-03-15 14:07
My #leuchtturm1917 100th anniversary metallic notebooks are here!! They are very elegant in person. 2 A6s (silver and gold) and 1 A5 (copper). The bookmarks are very pretty! #journal #notebook #stationery

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:22
Remains of the day.

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:18
Closeup of a Liègeois waffle, it has a crispy caramelized sugar coating. #livinginfrance #provence #france

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:16
A Brussels style waffle with a tiny cup of hot chocolate, chocolate syrup and sauce, chocolate sorbet (just out of shot). #france #livinginfrance #provence

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:13
A spoonful of heaven. Rhubarb sorbet, crumble, rhubarb and raspbery compote. #provence #france #livinginfrance

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:11
Heaven in a glass. Rhubarb, citron and raspberry sorbet, homemade crumble, rhubarb and raspberry compote. Even the waffle cookie is made in house. #livinginfrance #france #provence

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:02
Heaven on a slate. Salted butter caramel ice cream, rhubarb sorbet, crumble, Liègeois waffle, salted butter caramel sauce. #livinginfrance #france #provence

Yamakayo, my favorite Funassyi fan artist, drew this lovely...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 20:24


Yamakayo, my favorite Funassyi fan artist, drew this lovely illustration and posted it to Twitter the other day, to mark the 6th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated the north-east coast of Honshu, the main island in Japan. The text says “We will never forget. We’ll walk together nassyi.  - Funassyi.” This is quoting a tweet that Funassyi posted on March 11th. Funassyi has donated a lot of money as well as time to organizations in the affected areas in the Tohoku region over the years. 

All the permanent Funassyilands including the online store will...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 19:47


All the permanent Funassyilands including the online store will be holding a big spring sale starting tomorrow. One of the big attractions for Funassyi collectors is that many of the high quality, and very collectible, Funacolle dolls will be on sale at 50% off. They will also have winter apparel at 70% off, plus some great bundle deals, that contain items that aren’t readily available anymore, such as the Funassyi In A Sleeping Bag which was one of the early Funassyi soft toys. The two Spring Outing bundles (the ones marked A and B) include tote bags (with Funassyi designs, of course) that are specially created for the sale. Sale details are here

Speaking of Funassyi jumps, this famous early photo of Funassyi...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 14:57


Speaking of Funassyi jumps, this famous early photo of Funassyi getting amazing air has been passed around social media for years. A few days ago Mira Nakano, who is one of the best Funassyi and gotouchi chara photographers around, revealed that she was the one who took it back in March 2013. She also more shots of the whole jumping sequence, which you can see here. She’s shooting up to the stage so it looks like Funassyi is suspended in air. What a great shot! 

It never ceases to amaze me how much air that Pear gets. At the...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-03-13 16:42




It never ceases to amaze me how much air that Pear gets. At the event in Yoshima on Saturday. 

Photo sources: 1, 2 

Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events: Week of March 13, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-03-13 16:27
My apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks…I’ve had a lot of health problems. ^_^;...

For fans of Iron Chef ^_^

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:59
For fans of Iron Chef ^_^


Timeline Photos
6.11 thu "Iron Chef"   制限時間はアルバム1枚聴き終えるまで。 #料理の鉄人 #イヤホン

Assiette de charcuterie, or the typical summer lunch for carnivores in France

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:51
Assiette de charcuterie, or the typical summer lunch for carnivores in France


Cup-a-Pasta (or to give their formal name, Cup Noodle Pasta Style), out on the 2...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 13:03
Cup-a-Pasta (or to give their formal name, Cup Noodle Pasta Style), out on the 25th in Japan from Nissin. They come in Vongole and Bolognese flavors.

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日経トレンディ

 15年6月29日、カップヌードルブランド初のパスタ「カップヌードル パスタスタイル」が発売されます。 麺は従来のカップヌードルと同じフライ麺ですが、パスタのように太くて丸いストレート麺。容器は、ブランド初の湯切りタイプです。 いったいどんな味なのか???実食してきました。また、発売の狙い、「スパ王」とのすみ分けなどについても聞いています。>>【実食】カップヌードル初の「パスタ」、“イタリア人が認めなかった”のも納得!?http://trendy.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/pickup/20150622/1065328/?n_cid=nbptrn_fb

Camembert cover and plate (this was acquired)

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2015-06-22 11:30
Camembert cover and plate (this was acquired)


My latest article in the Japan Times is about somen, the very thin wheat noodles...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2015-06-22 06:41
My latest article in the Japan Times is about somen, the very thin wheat noodles that are very popular in the summer. Did you know they used to be made so long that some people draped them from an upstairs window to eat them? ^_^


A short history of Japan's long noodles | The Japan Times
www.japantimes.co.jp
Soba, udon and ramen noodles are all well-known outside of Japan, but sōmen — the thin, white wheat noodles that are similar to Italian angel hair pasta —

Macarons, Pierre Hermé, Vaugirard (From a visit a couple of weeks ago)

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2015-06-21 18:17
Macarons, Pierre Hermé, Vaugirard

(From a visit a couple of weeks ago)


I am in the throes of bringing JustBento.com into 2015 (i.e., making it mobile-f...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-16 10:56
I am in the throes of bringing JustBento.com into 2015 (i.e., making it mobile-friendly and cleaning up lots of cruft in the back). A question that came to mind is - how many of you follow blogs/sites via RSS these days? At one point JustBento had like 400K RSS subscribers (now a lot less than that not surprisingly since it's hasn't been updated in ages ^_^;). Are you more likely to keep up to date via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc rather than RSS? Do you subscribe to email updates? What other options are out there these days?

This commercial for yukata (lightweight summertime kimono) is adorable.

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-09 23:01
This commercial for yukata (lightweight summertime kimono) is adorable.


イオン CM 浴衣 2015 「なつ古典」

▼イオン CM 浴衣 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmetu7uIQRk イオン 浴衣 CM AEON CM

some of my flickr photos