Carla and I enjoy the Japanese language learning video series called JapanesePod101. This episode of Life Where I'm From (produced by a Canadian who lives in Japan) has an interview with Risa, the host of JapanesePod101. She talks about how she learned English by going to England. She also has some tips for learning Japanese.
A company in Japan has made t-shirts that give the illusion that you can — kind of — see through them. The one for women hints at a busty chest in a lacy bra, and the one for guys suggests six-pack abs. The “delusional mapping T-shirt with a faint view of the valley” and the […]
This might very well be my new favorite thing. While the “Super Big Wrapped in Warmth Happy Furry Jeans Sleeping Bag” looks like an oversized pair of dungarees, it’s really just a giant novelty sleeping bag built for two! It even comes with two bandana-patterned pillows, which fit adorably in the back pockets… It’s available […]
Katsuobushi (aka bonito) is dried, fermented and smoked tuna and it’s incredibly hard. It’s so hard that it’s possible to fashion a shiv out of it. To do so, you’ll need a mandoline, an adjustable wrench, a metal file, a vise to hold it in, an oven, a whetstone and some patience. YouTuber kiwami japan […]
There’s no shortage of stories about the benefits of cannabidiol, that benign (and non-psychoactive) cousin of THC. Some have been using it for years to deal with pain, stress, and sleeplessness. And the more people use it, the more discussion there is about how to use it. While there’s no shortage of quality edibles on […]
Are we done with capsule coffee makers yet? Sure, they’re easy. But they are not so easy on the environment, and it’s debatable whether they actually make a better cup. Luckily, there’s never been a better time to switch back to the good old reliable drip method – especially when drip coffeemakers have quietly been […]
If there’s one thing that stayed consistent through the last decade or so of tech industry turmoil, it’s the love affair between techies and Linux. There’s just a ton you can do with the OS, and its open-source format means you can customize your rig from the ground up. Apparently not content with that level […]