So, I finally finished making all the pages for Yamato Damacy here on Yamatologic.
I will be trying to get a redirect script up at the old domain, but for the time being, if you have an episode of Yamato Damacy you want to link to or share, please use the http://yamatologic.com/yamato-damacy/ link please! [Update] A redirect script is up on the old site, so you can link to http://yamato.revecess.com/ or http://yamatologic.com/yamato-damacy/! Yay!
Sorry again to all the old fans… I shouldn’t have taken so long to do this! But it is getting done, albeit slowly. Makes me wonder when I’ll actually get around to digging out the old footage for the lost episode(s). Hmmm…
[Update] Hmmm… comments don’t seem to be showing up for the pages… I’ll have to fix that. ><;
[Update] Comments work! Now to import the comments from the old site!
Tags: blast from the past, blogs, jeshii, rahman, video, video podcast, yamato damacy
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Yay, tomorrow is Slashfood‘s Pizza Day, so today I decided to make myself a pizza. Normally, I’m all about the Hawaiian pizza, but after discussing it over with Kyun, we came up with an idea! Cantonese-style BBQ pork, bean sprout, Shanghai bok choi pizza with mabo tofu sauce! I know it is a mouthful (a tasty one at that!), but let’s look at the ingredients.
Tags: もやし, bean sprouts, blast from the past, bok choi, Cantonese, chashu, Chinese food, chinese pizza, dough, japanese pizza, mabo tofu, moyashi, pizza, pizza day, pork, revecess blog, slashfood
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7-Eleven: The world’s most ubiquitous convenience store. I mean, from growing up in LA to living in rural Japan, that ’7′ shows up even in my dreams.
Growing up, brain freeze (which is a registered trademark of 7-Eleven, ice cream headache being the more colloquial term) was a coming of age ritual. Having that pain swell up was like going into some sort of religious ecstasy.
Brain freeze is caused by Slurpees. Slurpees are an essential part of 7-Eleven. You couldn’t have one without the other, right?
Well, that’s what you think until you move to Japan, walk in to that familiar green-red-orange facade and find out that there are no Slurpees in Japan.
Yes, you heard me. There is an entire nation on the planet where the 7-Elevens do not have Slurpees. It’s mind boggling. Seeing as there are a lot of familiar things in Japan, I’d consider that my first real hit of culture shock.
Now for the kicker. A Japanese department store company (well, actually, since 7-11 has become so popular, the company is now known as 7 & i Holdings) owns a large portion of 7-Eleven. What? So, Slurpees are owned by a Japanese company, but are not available in Japan. Um… Sounds fishy to me!
In any case, there’s unsubstantiated rumors there were Slurpees at one point in the land of the rising sun. And every once in a while, I’ll meet a Japanese person who claims they have them and that I’m just not looking hard enough. So, I always hope that maybe the hundreds of stores I’ve been to in Japan are the exception and someday I’ll walk in to one and see those swirling windows of blue, orange, and cola staring back at me…
…but I’m not holding my breath.
[Originally published @ The Revecess Blog: http://www.revecess.com/index.php?p=27]
Tags: 7-eleven, コンビニ, blast from the past, convenience stores, revecess blog, slurpee
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Another new comer to the blogging arena (like us!) is Nihon Car and Bike. Basically, it is everything I’ve ever wanted in a blog. News about bikes and cars form Japan.
The only reason I post about it is their subtitle on their logo. It reads “Nihon Car and Bike: The latest Car and Bike news from Mario Kart‘s home country” Pure Genius.
I wish you guys luck!
[Originally published @ The Revecess Blog: http://www.revecess.com/index.php?p=26]
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