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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Who's the girl?

About the girl

You may call me Avi :)

I came to Japan in April 2009 out of a whim. It was meant to be a temporary stay but I fell in love with the country. Was a former UCSD student and now working part-time as a translator. I currently live with my fiancee *H* in Shibuya and are now expecting our first child due May 2011.

This blog is both to chronicle my life, share the experiences and showcase anything I find worth mentioning. I'm a BIG FAN of photography, so that's one of the main things you'll be seeing here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Food: My Boring Friend

Look who's on

I'm afraid I'm one of those people, specifically of the girl kind, who doesn't  know how to cook.

I'm thinking of taking cooking lessons or something. Have to actually - I'm getting bored with what I'm eating :/

How about you? Know how to cook that doesn't involve the micro/toaster oven?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's all in the bowing

This video by Japan Culture Lab teaches you all the different bows you need to know to survive in Japan.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The advantages of having high blood pressure

I've tried the tea before but wasn't aware there was a commercial for it.
Still, good tea :)

Ice cream pops

Bakerella's Ice Cream Pops aren't exactly what the name suggests. They are cupcakes decorated as ice cream cones.

Cupcake decorations are so cute and sweet, no kidding!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fancy fruit dessert from TAKANO

This is a fancy fruit dessert from TAKANO. There are a strawberry,a grape,a melon, a peach compote and a fig compote on the layer of light and luscious orange mousse.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Nails, look what I've done

I gave in and got them decorated

Let's see how long they'll last

Friday, August 6, 2010

Banana Vending Machine

In Japan, you can find vending machines for drinks, ice cream, noodles, umbrellas (!), and many other things. But bananas?

Japan’s first banana vending machine by Dole has become a big hit, selling its entire stock on the first and subsequent days.

The cooled vending machine has been installed in Shibuya Station in an underground connection between the Tokyu Denentoshi Line and Hanzomon Line. In the future, the maker hopes to sell other fruits in vending machines directly inside offices and universities. Dole is apparently targeting people who live alone and don’t have much time to prepare or shop for food.

However, since eating in public is traditionally considered taboo in Japan, most people who buy the bananas take them home, to their office or school.

One banana from the vending machine costs 130 Yen (about $1.50) while a bunch of 5 or 6 bananas costs 390 Yen (about $4.50).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


No zoom is needed, is there?

Surprisingly, it's not uncommon seeing people read interesting material out in the public.