Apr. 28th, 2009

TGI...T?

Apr. 28th, 2009 05:26 pm
aide: (斗真 → Pose :D)
Tomorrow is a holiday, Showa Day, so that means it's ~Wine Night~ for me!  I picked up a bottle of a Japanese wine to give it a try.  I was wavering between this Reisling from Iwate and this stuff called "Koshu wine".  I decided to get the most bang for my buck: the Koshu was 750ml for 780yen vs 500ml for 999yen.  I'll try the other on some special occasion.  I'm going to make spaghetti carbonara tonight and have a nice night in. :)  I'm looking forward to it. 

Nothing is on TV and I don't have a huge backlog of dramas to watch (though I am tempted to watch Quiz Show episode 2 raw since I am impatient) so I might try writing something.  I feel some ideas stirring; I spent my free afternoons at work yesterday and today researching child speech development and baby "milestones". 

Tomorrow will be a laundry and cleaning day since [personal profile] vintage_belle is coming to stay on Saturday.  Any idea when, Elle? 

I got an email from Sachiyo yesterday.  I haven't seen her since... Nikki left.  O_O  That was December.  We made a nail & dinner date after Golden Week.  I'm going to treat myself and see what this nail business is all about.

I want to suggest a feature for the lunchtime broadcast: Foreign Japanese Pop Artists.  I don't know about anyone else, but it really interests me to learn about people who aren't Japanese/weren't born here and are making it.  I have so many artists I want to recommend that might not be so well-known (free promo! since these are the kids going to be shelling out money to see concerts and stuff after I'm gone) but they only have enough time to play 4 songs, at most.  Inoue Joe is at the top of the list, m-flo featuring Monkey Majik -- two birds with one stone (though maybe I should get the original since I only have the remix), Utada (Apple & Cinnamon from the new album, though she doesn't need any promo).  There's also Ito Yuna, Def Tech, DBSK, BoA, Alan?  I don't have that many songs from those artists.  Maybe Ito Yuna's "Mahaloha" that feature's Micro from Def Tech.  Micro's actually Japanese but he's a returnee. 

It's partly for my own selfish reasons of wanting to hear music I want to hear, but I think it would be kind of inspiring to learn about these people who came to Japan and are working hard in a foreign country.  It is possible to become fluent in another language (and Japanese people seem to think their language is so hard).  And maybe one day, you can do it too!  I should also gather up some songs of Japanese artists who have made it outside of Japan, singing in English, for another day.  But those are much rarer; I can't think of any off the top of my head.
aide: (相葉 → Eat like a man)
The wine is really delicious.  Really sweet and easy to drink -- could be dangerous.

I need to find a better way to make carbonara.  I don't think the egg cooks enough in the hot oil and it cools down way too fast.  This time tasted the best though in all the times I've cooked it.  But now my tum is not happy with the eggs. :(

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