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Cats, junk, snacks – Nakano and Harajuku

The cat where we’re staying has taken a liking to us (our room heater). Normally, the proprietors don’t let her disturb the guests, but in our case, it’s made the stay so much better. Just as I was starting to feel homesick (catsick), we find ourselves with visitor. Breakfast yesterday was Freshness Burger again. Really

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Colds and eyes and early mornings and stuff

The last few days have been particularly draining. My resilience to tiredness, negativity and general annoyance has been tested. It’s funny how mind and body are connected: I’m pretty sure I caught a cold off someone last week and it made me grumpy. The weather in Perth has been chilly. Maybe that had something to

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Diablo III, Fray Bentos and rambling

I’ve decided I don’t like Fray Bentos pies any more and can’t believe I ate the whole thing. Could have sworn they used to taste better, have better pastry; maybe I bought the wrong flavour. Steak and kidney in general should not be so bland. Aw… it was still pretty tasty, i guess. But next

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Been playing a lot of Skyrim

I’ve been playing a lot of Skyrim. And my backyard has turned into a mad scientist laboratory for plants, sans any actual science equipment. There’s just pots and recycled aluminium cans everywhere. A new rosemary cutting experiment. Three mint plants now. My life at the moment has petered out to games, gardening, food and football.

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Duck rice leaf

I’m making san choy bao¬†tonight – some pidgin variation, anyway. San choy bao is bitty meat & veggie mix in a lettuce leaf. It’s the typical third dish in a peking duck banquet. I thought that might be why it starts with “san” (Chinese for ‘three’), but the Google is really letting me down for

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Knife sharpening video

Found a video on knife sharpening. The internet is so helpful! First a guy on reddit gives me a 101 on sharpening tools, then this easy-to-use website gives me an idea of what kind of range I can look at, and now some Dartmouth spoon carver with a lovely accent is showing me exactly how

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