Monday, April 30, 2012

Origin of Sutamina Ramen

Just as I took a seat at Ramen noodle shop Nyan Nyan, the owner Mr. Nagai told us that he wanted something to serve us.

Luckily, we could have a special lunch there.

This is the very first predecessor of Sutamina-Ramen, which is the most popular menu in Nyan Nyan.

And Mr. Nagai made it for the first time in 36 years.

Terrific taste!! \(^^)/

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jamón Serrano and Sangria

Here is my lunch today, the new product of FRESHNESS BURGER.

Jamón Serrano Sandwich and Sangria Soda.

Spanish uncured ham goes well with tomato and Mascarpone, and the nonalcoholic Sangria Soda refreshed me so much!!

Have a try them!! (^^)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Grass-covered Beetle

At the Hannover Messe 2012 in Germany, a green-covered Volkswagen beetle has been displayed as a main attraction with the electric charging station solution.

Focusing on trends and solutions for sustainable industrial production, "greentelligence" will be the recurrent theme throughout this year's fair edition running from April 23rd to 27th, 2012.

It can be a great impact for eco-trends!!

Tsunami-swept ball found in Alaska

A soccer ball that apparently floated across the Pacific Ocean after being swept away by last year's devastating tsunami on 3.11 has been found on the coast of Middleton Island, Alaska.

The ball is covered in Japanese massages of encouragement addressed to a boy and a signature indicating it was written in March 2005.

It also has a message, "Murakami Misaki kun Ganbare!!(Misaki Murakami, Work hard!!)"

The ball belongs to Misaki Murakami, a 16-year-old high school student in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, who lost his home in the disaster.

The ball means a lot for Murakami because his family lost everything to the tsunami last year and nothing has been found so far.

I really hope that the ball can be a symbol for his future success.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Over 1,000 Kids Missing

More than 1,000 elementary and junior high school students remain unaccounted for nationwide, raising concerns that some might have been involved in foul play.

In fiscal 2011, the number of children unaccounted for shot up to 1,191, from 326 the previous fscal year, after the Ministry of Education called for thorough investigations.

Why are the kids missing?

Whether or not Pied Piper of Hamelin has appeared, our society gets so complicated...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

North Korea's Rocket Failure

The rocket, seen by many as a banned test of long-range missile technology, was launched from North Korea early on Friday.

The U.S., Japan and South Korea say it flew only for a short time before breaking up and crashing into waters off the Korean peninsula.

North Korea said the aim of the launch was to put a satellite into orbit - a move marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of national founder Kim Il-sung, but there's no doubt that it was a disguised test of long-range missile technology banned under UN resolutions.

The rocket's failure must be an embarrassment for the North Korean leadership, but Japan's slow response in confirming the launch and alerting the public was also shameful.

The U.S. and South Korea issued official announcements swiftly after blastoff, but Japan, which depends on U.S. data, was slower.

Japan's government was also late for alerting the public at the time of Fukushima nuclear crisis last year.

How can we rely on the present government...?

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Sakura 2012

On my way home from the basketball practice at Nishi gym, I took this beautiful sakura (cherry blossoms) by Suzuya Elementary School.

The evening sunlight accentuates the beauty of sakura.

Unique House

I came across a unique house.

No stairs, no slope.

People have to jump on the entrance!!

Un-barrier-free house, isn't it!!??

Sunday, April 01, 2012

2-year-old kid dances

Two-yaer-old William Stokkebroe grabbed everybody's attention as he danced around the dance floor to Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock."