Diego happily wishes you all the best in the year ahead. ~(‾⌣‾~)
…but rice in a bottle? Sold!
No, seriously. Rice is only ever sold in bags where I come from, but a large plastic bottle seems like the perfect vessel for storing a batch of top-grade Uonuma Koshihikari. I can simply pour out as much as I need and cap off the rest. Easy peasy.
And I don’t give a hog’s bristle as to whose face they plaster over the label. I’m too busy ogling those perfect, beautifully formed grains inside to even notice.
Incidentally, I’ve tasted Uonuma Koshihikari a couple of times during my trips to Japan. Good quality, sure, and far better than the usual type I eat back home, but not all that different from regular Koshihikari. I wouldn’t bother paying a premium for it.
Okay, random lunatic spiel over. (What was I even talking about?) Good night.
Congratulations to my favourite reality series for reaching the hundred episode mark!
All the best to the production team, the tireless “dinosaur uncles” (fellow fans will know whom I’m referring to), the mums, the dads … and most of all to the real stars of the show, past and present alike.
The Asahi Shimbun also has their own coverage here.
As I wrote in one of my previous posts, the 500 series is a rather old shinkansen model, but the new livery and refreshed interiors are a great way of giving this ageing train a new lease on life.
Anyway … less talk, more pictures. Hop over to those videos and learn more about this new – or old-made-new-again – high-speed train.
500系エヴァ先頭車カッコよすぎる(特に先頭よりの塗装と運転室ドア横についてる「500 TYPE EVA」の文字が特に好き) pic.twitter.com/8VuLA0UQOm
— クロキチ先生 (@inahon485) October 7, 2015
The 500 series shinkansen is pretty old as far as high-speed Japanese trains go – I’ve travelled on this type before and wasn’t particularly impressed.
But man, it’s amazing what a new paint job can do.
For more on the original announcement of this special shinkansen service, click here.