Japanese foodporn (Part 2) [aaaand a little bit of Yotsuba~~~]

Japanese foodporn (Part 2) [aaaand a little bit of Yotsuba~~~]

Featured Image: Night sea in Kamakura, the foam on top of the waves was glowing with an awesome electric blue hue. No camera could capture that view.

You know, my main goal since I came here, is to try every silly food that exists. It’s the country of infinite possibilities! Also, after a quick experimentation session I decided that (apart from maccha that will always have a special space in my heart and stomach) my favourite flavour is kurogoma(黒ゴマ - black sesame). Subsequently, I started using kurogoma oil in pretty much every dish I cook at home.

Also, I tried to cook a traditional Greek dish with green beans the other day, you know? Ah, didn’t work out well. The beans that I bought at the supermarket had the correct colour, correct shape, correct texture – but they were not the normal green beans! It was soy beans, the ones that Japanese grill and eat while drinking alcohol. You cannot eat the outside part, so my whole dish was ruined, it was a disaster. Meh, they do say that ‘as long as you live, you learn’.

Finally, let’s hear what Yotsuba (from Yotsubato!) has to say about Taiyaki.

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I personally conclude that the only reason the taiyaki shop went bankrupt was because of bad management – Taiyaki is soooooo much better than pudding.

What about this week’s stuck song?
Hydrogen Sea – Beating Heart (Always thankful to Suicide Sheep for the music he introduces us to)

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Well, there is a reason for chocolate

Well, there is a reason for chocolate

Chocolate is good, and so are comics.

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There are times that I am tired, anxious, frustrated

– a thirsty vampire in short (sth like–>>>) –

so much, that I desperately ask for a miracle to happen and help me pull myself together. Because I can’t. Can’t do it. Nope. Come and pull me, I can’t move.  The stars are not in position for this tribute! Stars!… Can’t do it… Not today.

The doorbell rings, but I can’t bother to open. I finally do it -utter curiosity, that’s the one thing that beats boredom- and a strange package appears.

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Comicdom con athens 2016

Well, in the past week I was a volunteer in Comicdom con Athens. I used to visit the con every year since I moved to Athens, but I wanted to take part in it.

I’ve never volunteered in such an event before. My only previous experience was some small scale school or village volunteering, therefore I was extremely anxious about what would be requested of me and how would I perform my duties. As the days went by, I realised that it wasn’t as serious as I had imagined. After all if you love comics and fictional heroes as I do, it’s a fun way to be around them. Belonging to a group made it all the more easy to meet and communicate with comic creators or comic shop owners or simply people having the same interests as you.

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(Most of the) volunteer team

Regarding the con itself, I believe that year after year it becomes larger and more multielement. Famous artists around the globe visit for Q&A and signing sessions, as well as workshop conduction. I was lucky enough to meet Soo-san [Sookyung Yoo], a well-known manga creator and researcher (born in Korea, studied in Japan and Europe). There was also a great number of Greek artists and creators with their (self- or not) published work.  Sooooo many comic book stores, so many fancy figures, so great discounts, you couldn’t even rest your eyes for a second. And of course a HUGE crowd all around.

And finally the cosplayers, the main attraction of every con that respects itself. So much work, so much detail, so many colours.

(Oh god my last sentences are full of sooooo many so’s)

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My trophies after the con

My con experience in a GIF: I just wanted to fix my hair and I made my friend to hold my cellphone as mirror. He wanted to annoy me, he wanted it bad, so he started tapping. But he stop! As the following equation shows 1 tap=1 selfie, and as a result i was left with a bunch of non-focused images. Hence the wierd-angry-rape-sweet face (cyclothymia at it’s best) .