Archive for November, 2008


I haven’t been here long enough to know if this is a new trend or not but I’ve definitely noticed a lot of “men’s” food this year.

…it all started one day in a convenience store when I noticed Men’s Yogurt Drink. At first, I wondered “who the hell’d wanna drink men’s yogurt??” Then I wondered who’d buy it… if people had some sort of complex about drinking dairy… and finally, what it tasted like :o)
I never ended up buying it but the next time I was shopping I noticed Men’s Red Bean Bun… and so it continued: Men’s Kimchi, Men’s Custard Bun, Men’s Custard, Men’s Parfait, Men’s Soba.. and even Men’s Doritos haha (which I tried… they weren’t so great).

Yeah, so Japan is ranked 98th (WEF2008) in terms of gender equality (just squeaking past champions of gender egalitarianism like Paraguay, Nigeria, and Kuwait)… but come on now… what the hell is a man’s parfait? haha

Just look at the ad for Men’s Bikkle (yogurt drink)


That’s some manly, bulgy muscle, cowboy s**t! :o)
…there you have it folks… dairy’s the new whiskey


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Boss coffee has a great deal… buy some canned coffee at regular price, get miniature racing Mario Kart characters!


As you can see, I was also a willing victim during their Transformers summer campaign :o)

Anyway, back to the books… it’s crunch time :-S

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Although I still crave pizza now and then, I’ve been having a lot more Donburi cravings lately…
So, here are some Donburi-related words I found funny…
Can you guess the ingredients?

First, in the top-left, is parent-child donburi (oyakodon)

The second one is called ‘tanindon’, or, ‘stranger donburi’

And while you’re thinking, here’s a nutty vid from ニコニコ動画

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