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Friday, August 19, 2011

Odaiba Gundam Project 2011

It's back! And we didn't let this opportunity pass ^_^


Parts of the life size RX-78-2 Gundam from the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam anime series is displayed at Symbol Promenade Park from August 13-21. The park is located at Tokyo's artificial island Odaiba. It was Basuraman's first time to see the life size Gundam Mobile Suit. Though in disassembled parts we were able to see its details up close.


Every day the designs of the admission tickets change. The fee is 500 yen for adults and free for preschoolers. Basuraman and I went there last August 17 and this is what we got.


Shoulder


Tiptoe, Heel


Chest, Abdomen, Front Skirt

Head
The eyes can be illuminated by pedaling on the bicycle located near the head. I just let the other visitors do the pedaling. Ako na tamad :P I wanted to take home the parts. Kahit yung ulo lang :)

Gusto ng iuwi ni Basuraman yung ulo :)

Beam Saber

Sponsor
We got the chance to have a picture with the right hand with me sitting on top of it. Cool right?!?! ^_^


A portion of the proceeds will go to charities for victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster.

Official website >>>> Odaiba Gundam Project 2011



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Buttered Garlic Shrimp

Last week (Thursday night) I cooked buttered garlic shrimp for my beloved husband Basuraman even though I know that there is a big possibility that his allergy will be triggered. I can't/don't really cook but ever since I became an OFW I was forced to do so. Ayokong mamatay sa gutom hehe. I've been always referring to panlasangpinoy.com's recipes everytime I wanted to cook Filipino foods. So here's my version of Buttered Garlic Shrimp. A little bit different from panlasang pinoy's version. I didn't use lemon soda and parsley because I forgot to buy them. I just used what's available in the cabinet/fridge and added a twist in my reference recipe ^_^ (Sorry for the crappy photos of the procedure. I just used my camfon.)

For the Ingredients I used:

9pcs shrimps
1/2 cup butter
1 head garlic
tomato catsup
pepper and sugar
1 pc chili

Procedure:

1. Melt the butter in a pan.


2. Add the garlic. Be sure that the butter has melted and is hot enough to cook the garlic.


3. Put in the shrimp and let it cook. (I dunno why the picture is rotated differently compared to the original file.  The important thing is you can see the shrimps.)


4. Place a drizzle of catsup. I put a teaspoon of sugar in it for the sweet taste. Add pepper and chili.


The finished product ^_^ It's very easy to cook and won't take much of your time since shrimps cook easily.

I used Basurman's cam for this one ^_^
Hey I can cook ^_^  Bon Apetite!

P.S. Basuraman is fine. He immediately took his antihistamine medicine after having dinner because his fingertips were starting to be itchy.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Basuraman and the Lost Rainbow Bridge


The Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ Reinbō burijji) is a suspension bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront development in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
Construction started in 1987 and was completed in 1993. The bridge is 798 metres (2,618 ft) long with a main span of 580 metres (1,903 ft). Officially called the "Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route - Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge," the name "'Rainbow Bridge" was decided by the public. It is colloquially known as "RB."
The towers supporting the bridge are white in color, designed to harmonize with the skyline of central Tokyo seen from Odaiba. There are lamps placed on the wires supporting the bridge, which are illuminated into three different colors, red, white and green every night using solar energy obtained during the day. (Source HERE)

Rainbow Bridge (Tokyo) image from Google
Since Basuraman is into photography I took him to Odaiba  last month so that he can get a glimpse of the Rainbow Bridge. We left our place in the afternoon hoping that we can catch the sunset by the time we arrive in Odaiba. Unfortunately the sky was cloudy that day and Mr. Sun was missing in action. So while waiting for night to come we roamed around the area and Basuraman did his thing.



Liberty Island New York ...... Japan! ^_^

Fuji TV Headquarters with the giant ANGKLAs ^_^


Ang lalake sa breakwater
Night came and the "rainbow" didn't show up. We waited until 8pm so that Basuraman can take a picture of the bridge at night. Unfortunately the lamps didn't light-up. (Sino'ng may balat sa pwet?) We assumed that it was part of Japan's power saving campaign. After the 3/11 earthquake the government has been asking its people to save electricity to avoid shortage of power since one of its sources of electricity was greatly damaged during the earthquake.


Rainbow bridge 7.19.11
Kung alam lang nila na pupunta kami e di pinailaw yan ng bonggang- bonnga ^_^




There were these lanterns on the beach which we thought of "pa-consuelo" since Basuraman wasn't able to see the best of the rainbow bridge.




We had our dinner inside AquaCity and ate the most delicious kare/curry at this curry shop which i don't know the name. I don't know know how to read the kanji but I kept the receipt in case we find another branch of the store somewhere out there :) Sometimes we are tempted to go to Odaiba just to eat kare :) Mas mahal pa ang pamasahe sa pagkain :P


Before going home we passed by this shop inside Aquacity. We were looking for some Naruto stuff but most of the merchandises were One Piece. 





We got home late and we were very tired. Ang hirap ng tumatanda. Lakad-lakad lang pagod na kagad. Basuraman was a little bit disappointed but he had fun since he was able to take some good pics. At shempre kasama niya kasi ako ^_^

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