Category Archives: Food
Hopping back on the wagon… again.
First, a recap of 2019 (and 2018, kinda) 2019 has been a difficult year for me in general. I’ve been very busy with life and work. 2018 was much the same unfortunately. Sometimes there are more important things in life than hobbies, such as a close family member becoming sick and shortly after losing them, or another having a very close call. It serves as a reminder that, no matter how much you want to do something, life sometimes unavoidably gets in the way. And that’s okay. The key, however, is to bounce back from whatever trials you may encounter. This post is the start of that bounce-back for me (technically, the bounce-back has started, but now I am recording it). In 2018, I launched my game development YouTube channel over at http://youtube.com/travisvroman. A *lot* of time went into that. […]
日本のクリスマスケーキ ( にほん の くりすます けーき / Japanese Christmas Cakes ) are hugely popular in Japan this time of year. They are typically a light sponge cake with strawberries and whipped cream, decorated beautifully as is typical with all Japanese food. In recent years, there are many other variations as well, such as チョコレートケーキ ( ちょこれーと けーき / Chocolate Cake) versions: If you’re curious about making a 日本のクリスマスケーキ, there is a video recipe here that details all the steps needed to make a beautiful cake. Images sourced from various places among the interwebs.
So, I just figured I’d post about an amazing experience I had yesterday. My fiancee and I went to this small すしresteraunt nearby. We’d been there a few times before, and love it more each time we go. The reason: it’s owned and operated by a very friendly, down to earth 日本語 couple who lived in Japan most of their lives. It’s an authentic experience, like stepping into a restaurant in Japan. But more than that, I discovered that many family and friends of the owners frequent there, and it’s a great place to take in some real Japanese. As I ate, I listened to conversations (though 未[not yet] able to understand most of it). But that wasn’t the coolest part. When I finished, I told the owner’s wife 度も有難うございます。 She responded どういたしまして, and I understood it without thinking about […]