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Ivan The Mouse

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The General Random Thoughts and Conversation Thread.
« on: March 07, 2015, 02:58:57 PM »
I feel like this forum needs one, so I'm making one.

And to start, I want some apples right now.

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 05:34:19 PM »
This seems like it's going to be a fun time.

As a rebuttal, I have been craving Instant Ramen for the longest time, but my mom won't let me get any because it's so unhealthy. This is why I hate being the child of a health nut mom sometimes.


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Re: The General Random Thoughts and Conversation Thread.
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 05:50:37 PM »
This seems like it's going to be a fun time.

As a rebuttal, I have been craving Instant Ramen for the longest time, but my mom won't let me get any because it's so unhealthy. This is why I hate being the child of a health nut mom sometimes.

I remember when I used to eat ramen all the time with hot dogs on the side. Then I stopped when the hot dogs we bought were starting to get worse in quality. Maybe I can get back into ramen after I start to have enough of making Mac and Cheese when I feel like making my own dinner.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 05:58:41 PM »
I remember when I used to eat ramen all the time with hot dogs on the side. Then I stopped when the hot dogs we bought were starting to get worse in quality. Maybe I can get back into ramen after I start to have enough of making Mac and Cheese when I feel like making my own dinner.

Oh man, that sounds so good.

I actually kinda can't wait to go to college just because I can eat all the instant ramen I want.

I literally once almost went to a snow camp away from home JUST BECAUSE I KNEW THEIR SNACK SHOP SOLD INSTANT RAMEN AND I WAS CRAVING SOME SO BADLY.


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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 06:00:00 PM »
Oh man, that sounds so good.

I actually kinda can't wait to go to college just because I can eat all the instant ramen I want.

I literally once almost went to a snow camp away from home JUST BECAUSE I KNEW THEIR SNACK SHOP SOLD INSTANT RAMEN AND I WAS CRAVING SOME SO BADLY.

I think the debate room at my school sells instant ramen. Like, there's a snack bar there and everybody and their mother goes there when hungry.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 06:06:46 PM »
I think the debate room at my school sells instant ramen. Like, there's a snack bar there and everybody and their mother goes there when hungry.

This is only making my craving worse.


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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 06:08:33 PM »
This is only making my craving worse.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 06:47:21 PM »
I think one of the reasons why instant ramen gets a bad rap is because the nutrition facts assume that you're going to drink the broth once you're finished with the noodles. If you don't drink the broth at the end, it's not so bad.

It's been a while since I've had ramen.

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 01:55:17 AM »
You can also make or use your own broth, or serve it dry. It tastes much better that way.

I don't use the packets often, especially not the oil ones. You can do better with a bit of vegetable oil and minced garlic. The spice packets, I use red pepper or some chili paste instead.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 03:59:49 AM »
You can also make or use your own broth, or serve it dry. It tastes much better that way.

I don't use the packets often, especially not the oil ones. You can do better with a bit of vegetable oil and minced garlic. The spice packets, I use red pepper or some chili paste instead.

I think one of the reasons why instant ramen gets a bad rap is because the nutrition facts assume that you're going to drink the broth once you're finished with the noodles. If you don't drink the broth at the end, it's not so bad.

It's been a while since I've had ramen.

I've heard the spice packets carry all the MSG, which is what my mom's afraid of. I think I might be able to convince my mom to get me some as long as we just do what Cael said and make our own spices/broth.


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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2015, 09:49:37 AM »
We don't care about Ramen packets being full of chems back here. Besides, we tend to put MSG on everything we cook.

So yeah, we enjoy our instant noodles without worries. Because we never cared.

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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 10:22:14 AM »
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.

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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2015, 02:51:30 AM »
Ooookooooonooomiiiiyaaakiiiiii that stuff is so awesome. I don't really use eggs a lot though, so I'm a little worried about making it myself. And there's no way I can go through a bag of bean sprouts before they go bad.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 02:57:05 AM by Cael K. »
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Neue Green, Volume 3 - Will start sometime. ^_^;;
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Re: The General Random Thoughts and Conversation Thread.
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2015, 12:06:54 PM »
Mmmmn, spaghetti. We cooked spaghetti today, and I dunno why they did so, since they only cook spaghetti here during special occasions.

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2015, 01:34:55 AM »
But since i'll be going to Japan next week, the first time in hanami season, i definitely plan to eat ramen.

Don't know if you're into maid cafes, but there'll be an Im@s Cinderella Girls cafe there. You might be able to pick up some swag too.

http://www.curemaid.jp/?page_id=7986

There's also the Im@s official shops. There's one in Nakano Broadway, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

http://imasnews765.com/?p=12607

EDIT: Oh hey, looks like Characro's doing a Happy Birthday thing for Haruka too. I don't think that's a maid cafe, just a regular themed cafe like Good Smile. You might need reservations, though.

http://www.namco.co.jp/characro/idolmaster/news/008644.html
... Come to think of it, where'll you be? If you can take pictures of hanami, please share!
« Last Edit: March 14, 2015, 10:16:41 AM by Cael K. »
Cael's Im@s Ranking: Azusa, Yumeko, Tomomi, Haruka

How to get stuff from Japan without causing things to explode in a shower of sparks and misery: http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1108.0.html

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Translations: http://www.mediafire.com/?hzc4b0jy7pwll

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S(mile)ING! (English version, singable) - http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20140911/1410422445
Neue Green, Volume 3 - Will start sometime. ^_^;;
Rockin' Girl, Volume 1 (Chapters 1-5) - http://www.mediafire.com/?z00ffkvg5ocg11e