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iSurg might buy it off you if you can guarantee delivery before 2018.

 

I was not only in on the $25 Cuenca, but a $145 Montecristi as well.

post #67157 of 67946
Hi gents,
Anyone fit a kamakura 40-82 (Tokyo classic fit)? Tried to pick up some "lucky bags" on my last day in Japan and not so luckily the only bags left were not quite my size. Yet to give all the shirts a good look but I'm anticipating a poor fit and will likely move them on, more details to come
post #67158 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

You just Googled that.

 

Nobody could actually know that stuff for real.

 

I sometimes amaze myself with the amount of entirely useless information that my brain manages to hold whilst, at the same time, failing to remember stuff that would actually be useful to remember. 

 

Edited to add: Didn't you use cochineal when you were young to make playdough or other children's recipes? My best friend and I used to make huge, thick pancakes (more like damper cooked in a frying pan, really) and we'd dump in various types of food colouring - red (cochineal), green, blue and others. The results tasted good but looked... interesting. 

post #67159 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I sometimes amaze myself with the amount of entirely useless information that my brain manages to hold whilst, at the same time, failing to remember stuff that would actually be useful to remember. 

You just summed up parenting.
post #67160 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Sydney NYE commuters outraged at being charged 7.9 times the normal fee by Uber, after explicitly agreeing to pay 7.9 times the normal fee.

 

 

"But...but...I was blind drunk when I agreed to that!"

 

True - but the next morning, although by now sober, you were still stupid.

 

But women cant consent when drunk!

post #67161 of 67946
Kyoto proving to be a bit of a challenge. I failed to locate Pontocho this afternoon, although I did find JM's covered arcades.

I'm parked at a small bar now, waiting for the dinner crush to dissipate before hitting Pontocho again (I'm sure I know where it is now) for some kind of meal, hopefully an authentically Japanese one.

Love Japanese bars.
post #67162 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Kyoto proving to be a bit of a challenge. I failed to locate Pontocho this afternoon, although I did find JM's covered arcades.

I'm parked at a small bar now, waiting for the dinner crush to dissipate before hitting Pontocho again (I'm sure I know where it is now) for some kind of meal, hopefully an authentically Japanese one.

Love Japanese bars.

Yes, love my dry Japanese rice wine from Niigata. And it messes with our internal GPS systems as well.
post #67163 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Kyoto proving to be a bit of a challenge. I failed to locate Pontocho this afternoon, although I did find JM's covered arcades.

I'm parked at a small bar now, waiting for the dinner crush to dissipate before hitting Pontocho again (I'm sure I know where it is now) for some kind of meal, hopefully an authentically Japanese one.

Love Japanese bars.

 

Bear in mind that a lot of Japanese restaurants  - that is, restaurants selling Japanese food, rather than restaurants in Japan - will often concentrate upon one main type of food. So, you'll see a lot of sushi restaurants, or ramen restaurants, or katsu (crumbed cutlet) restaurants, or kushiyaki (things on sticks, like yakitori) restaurants - you get the picture. 

 

Of course, there are restaurants that are more general and which will serve a reasonable variety of food but you might sometimes have to look around for them. 

 

There are also "izakaya" (居酒屋 - literally "sake shop where you stay" - ie a place that sells alcohol where you can stay and drink - in other words, a bar/pub), that sell both food and beer and sake. Typically, the dishes are smaller dishes - a bit like a Japanese version of tapas - that are designed to be eaten while consuming alcohol. Sometimes izakaya will have a red lantern displayed outside (akachochin) - entirely different meaning to the red lights that you see in certain districts of some European cities! 

 

If you're not quite sure as to where to eat, head to one of the larger department stores and catch the lift up to the top. There are usually one or two floors of restaurants at the top of Japanese department stores and there'll be a choice of both Japanese and Western-style restaurants. 

 

A final note on protocol - traditionally, Japanese people don't eat rice and drink sake at the same time. You can drink beer and eat rice-based dishes at the same time, but not sake, as sake is itself made from rice. It's not a universal rule, but it's still pretty common. Nonetheless, of course, as a foreigner people wouldn't worry if you ordered both sake and a rice dish together. 

post #67164 of 67946
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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post
 

 

I was not only in on the $25 Cuenca, but a $145 Montecristi as well.

 

I cannot believe you got him to ship you a hat! He is ignoring all my emails. I have still yet to receive it. Mutha........

 

*I just re-emailed him. I hope he replies....

post #67165 of 67946
Now at a one-staff, 12-seat Okinawan restaurant in Pontocho. Drinking awamori. Have managed to avoid eating rice at the same time. Waiting on my deep-fried peanut tofu now.
post #67166 of 67946

@California Dreamer - If you're still looking for suede sneakers, I noticed that Country Road have navy and beige/very light brown suede sneakers: 

 

http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/man/shoes/60181745-448/Linfield-Suede-Sneaker.html

 

http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/man/shoes/60181745-9076/Linfield-Suede-Sneaker.html

post #67167 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

@California Dreamer
 - If you're still looking for suede sneakers, I noticed that Country Road have navy and beige/very light brown suede sneakers: 

http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/man/shoes/60181745-448/Linfield-Suede-Sneaker.html

http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/man/shoes/60181745-9076/Linfield-Suede-Sneaker.html

I bought a pair of the navy sneakers about six months ago and I'm ready to throw them in the bin. There not worth the money and I did get mine on sale.
post #67168 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


I bought a pair of the navy sneakers about six months ago and I'm ready to throw them in the bin. There not worth the money and I did get mine on sale.

 

That's disappointing, although not that surprising, given that CR's general quality has been in the toilet for years now. Thanks for the product review, GF. 

post #67169 of 67946

Yeah purchased a pair of those the week before last.  Using a voucher and with the sale paid bugger all, thought they might be good beater sneakers.  felt comfortable enough in store but cheap material on the backings started to dig into my back heel while out and about, was a relief to get home and get them off, will feel even better to take them back and get a refund.

post #67170 of 67946
Oh shit other AusSF members in JP?

Picked up an Aero jacket yesterday.
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