Instant ramen... i'm still trying to find good ones where i live. Though i heard there is a ramen shop in the city where i work that makes the real deal. I know there is one that makes westernized versions, they are not bad, but i just prefer the original.
But since i'll be going to Japan next week, the first time in hanami season, i definitely plan to eat ramen. But even more than ramen, i'm looking forward to get some okonomiyaki, there isn't a single okonimyaki restaurant in Switzerland, argh! Once i even flew to Amsterdam with a friend for a prolonged weekend, just because there is an okoniyaki restaurant. We also went to Düsseldorf once for that reason, but they were the worst okonomiyaki i ever had, including the self made ones. The shop in Düsseldorf is closed by now btw.
But to go even further astray: I recently bought this double ocarina: http://www.steinocarina.com/productsDetail.php?id=299
But the more i try the more i'm convinced that the second chamber isn't tuned correctly, even though the multi chamber ocarinas from this maker have a very very good reputation. I'm in contact with them now. The last thing i did was recording a video before going to work this morning of me playing the scale to make them believe something is not right. Or maybe i'm making a mistake myself and i hope then they can see it, but i checked that on Skype with David Ramos/docjazz already (the guy playing the ocarina in this Yakusoku cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvwTgWcaVNg
, he also made a ton of different about the ocarina).
On that note, i have my next ocarina lesson this evening on Skype. I'm currently practicing to play Aoi Tori, but it's giving me a lot of trouble. Yakusoku will be next.
And to add to this convoluted set of thoughts, i recently found out that there is a second official book with im@s sheet music apart from the ages old M@sterbook. The new one from last year has many of the "newer" songs like Ready, Change, Yakusoku or arcadia, but unfortunately for me they are piano arrangements.