Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Eating the Globe: Marshall Islands

Last night, I made this cherry tomato and coconut milk soup. The recipe called for the soup to be blended, but I was too tired and the kids were too hungry so I skipped the step. I also do not enjoy cleaning the blender. 

I need to cook more so I think the next dish will be a chicken entree from Belarus.

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican City

North America: Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, USA

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga

Kabul today

I check on this YouTube channel once in a while. The guy shoots 4K video of random street scenes in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

Vettel and Stroll drive Bond's Aston

 Has anyone seen the new movie yet? Is it good?

Friday, October 15, 2021

World's oldest flight attendant


How deep is the ocean?

If you were to drop a pebble over the Mariana Trench, it would take an hour to reach the sea floor.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Goldeneye movie review

Pretty boy Pierce Brosnan debuts as Bond!

Dave's review: The problem with GoldenEye, for me, was the friendship between Bond and 006. I never really bought it. And because the movie focused so much on it, it affected the entire experience for me. That being said, it is a very fun movie with great set pieces and an excellent underrated score by Eric Serra. Having Judi Dench play M was a nice and very welcome twist for the franchise. And Brosnan certainly fit the part. I mean he just looks like who you expect James Bond to be! I can't help but think though that the generally rave reviews for GoldenEye were due to the fact that it came after License to Kill. Overall still, a good and much needed reboot for the franchise. 

Dave's grade: B

TT's review: Excellent on so many levels. This might be one of the best all around Bond films. First of all, Brosnan is a handsome dude. Sean Bean played an excellent villain. The tank scene was 100. What I enjoyed the most was how topical the movie was, to wit:
-end of Cold War
-Moneypenny brings up workplace sexual harassment 
-Judy Dench as the female boss calling Bond a dinosaur
-free-for-all Yeltsin Russia

My only complaint is Xenia Onatopp. Not a believable character.

TT's grade: A

Dave's reaction: I think some might actually say that Brosnan is too much of a pretty boy to play Bond. The Cold War stuff was cool though. 

TT's reaction: Bond's friendship with 006 was strange, but then again, Bond quit his job to avenge Felix's near death in the last movie.

What Japanese think of Europeans


I just discovered Futurama

A friend just introduced me to the show. Better late than never! I am almost done with the first season. It's so creative, smart, and different.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

A day in the life of a Japanese mechanic

 This is an excellent series about everyday Japanese workers.