Saturday, June 18, 2016

waste not! want? not.

Mottainai (もったいない) is a Japanese word that helps to explain how Japanese are different from Americans. 

It can be translated "what a waste!”

While an American will drop a full meal into a trash can, Japanese children are warned not to leave a single grain of rice at the dinner table.

Okonomiyaki お好み焼き is a kind of Japanese pancake, evolved as a way to use up leftovers.

The name is derived from the word okonomi, 
“what you like”, 
and yaki 
meaning “grilled”.

In Tokyo a few years back, Selina and I decided to give it a try.

She selected a grill-it-yourself joint, where a bowl of chopped up muck is turned out on to a “teppan,” a gas grill fitted right into our table.

Flipping them takes skill and so we let the server do it.

They were crispy around the edges, barely cooked through the middle and totally alien to our Western palate.

Honestly? I didn’t actually like them very much.

Friday, June 17, 2016

can you hear me now, DaeshBag?

she’s not a girl who misses much

Have a happy Father’s Day weekend!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

and it often takes one to know one

urine the money

Bill de Blasio signed a law yesterday 
reducing the penalty for peeing in public.

Great idea.

We have guys peeing below our windows here in SoBro year round.

But de Blasio went soft on crime while taking bribes for government appointments because "people — often minorities and the poor — are being dragged into the criminal justice system."

Well, duh.

Isn’t it interesting how folks who live in Soho...

..or on the UpperEastSide...

have figured out how not to piss on their own street?


Tuesday, June 14, 2016