2016年10月18日

朝市の"MYSTERY VEGETABLE"〜

Does anyone know what this is? 笑


I found it at a “morning market”(朝市).  In North America the closest thing to a Japanese “morning market” is called a “farmer’s market”.  Farmers go there to sell their meat, vegetables and fruit directly to customers.  In many cities and towns, the “farmer’s market” is only open on the weekends.  I guess the farmers are busy farming during the week.  ;-)


In Japan I noticed there is a lot of fish being sold at the “morning market”, but I haven’t seen any meat there.  The prices are much cheaper than the supermarket.  I bought 4 tuna steaks for just 400yen!  :lol:


Anyway, I found this MYSTERY VEGETABLE...  I was surprised by how colorful it is.  Each leaf is bright green on one side, and bright purple on the other side.  I have heard that colorful foods have lots of vitamins and nutrients - so I bought it.  It was about 200yen.


At first, I put it in a smoothie with berries, juice, soy milk, etc.  It was just OK.  The taste is quite strong and a little bitter, so maybe it’s not good for a smoothie. (>_<)


Next I steamed it then added a little butter, salt, and pepper.  It was really good!  However, almost anything is good with butter, salt, and pepper!  Also the color turns to a dark purple when it is steamed (the green goes away).


Is this vegetable common?  Does anybody know what it is, or how to cook it?


It’s a mystery to me...  But the color is awesome!


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2016年10月04日

バック トゥ ザ フュッチャー ...フュッチャー ...フュッチャー

Today is the day!  I will finally get a new smartphone – the iPhone7! :lol:


I have been living without a smartphone for more than one month.  Actually, it has been a nice “holiday” away from the smartphone screen, but I am excited to have the conveniences back.


I realized that I don’t need an expensive contract.  Nowadays there are many different ways to call people (LINE, FaceBook, Whatsapp, Skype, etc), so I will try to save some money by changing to a cheaper contract and using wifi more often.


I didn’t like the idea of backing up to the iCloud, so I lost aaallllllllll my data, apps, pictures, contacts (address book), and everything when I destroyed my last iPhone!  I was so stupid!  (笑)  Now I have to start from the beginning.  It will be a big hassle to ask everyone for their phone number again!  I will be sure to “back up” my phone this time...  Can we really trust Apple with all our personal information? :-?   Well... I hope so!


Thank you for listening to our podcast and visiting our website!  Now it is time to go to SoftBank...  I feel like I am going back...  back to the FUTURE ...future ...future. (笑)


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