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Week-Ender #79

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Ramen (ラーメン, rāmen?, IPA [ɽa̠ː.me̞ɴ]) is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork (チャーシュー, chāshū?), dried seaweed (海苔, nori?), kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.

Macdy_RmnTpe_007Ramen is of Chinese origin, however it is unclear when ramen was introduced to Japan. Even the etymology of the word ramen is a topic of debate. One theory is that ramen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese 拉麺 (la mian), meaning “hand-pulled noodles.” A second theory proposes 老麺 (laomian, “old noodles”) as the original form, while another states that ramen was initially 鹵麺 (lǔmiàn), noodles cooked in a thick, starchy sauce. A fourth theory is that the word derives from 撈麵 (lāomiàn, “lo mein”), which in Cantonese 撈 means to “stir”, and the name refers to the method of preparation by stirring the noodles with a sauce.

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) ramen usually has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk or melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop). Most shops, but not all, blend this pork broth with a small amount of chicken and vegetable stock and/or soy sauce. The noodles are thin and straight, and it is often served with beni shoga (pickled ginger). Currently the latest trend in tonkotsu toppings is māyu (マー油/麻油), a blackish, aromatic oil made from either charred crushed garlic or Sesame seeds. It is a specialty of Kyūshū, particularly Hakata-ku, Fukuoka (hence sometimes called “Hakata ramen”).

Source- Thank you Wikipedia!

This bowl of ramen was devoured at The Mall in Taipei at the basement food court but don’t let food court turn you off this chasyu ramen was NTD250 (approx. PHP375 or USD8.50) The Mall is at the Shangri-La Hotel on Dun Hua South Road, Section 1, Lane 236, #26 (106台北市大安區敦化南路一段236巷26號).

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Week-Ender #78 April 2011

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Independent cafe's are tucked away in small street everywhere in Taipei and mostly have much better brew than the big chains. EOS 7D+24-70 f/2.8

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The buildings of Taipei goes well together with all the plants and trees and makes the city more welcoming. EOS 7D+EF 24-70 f/2.8

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One thing noticeable are all the street signs everywhere but it does add quite a flavor to the city. EOS 7D+EF 24-70 f/2.8

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A quiet city on Sunday. EOS 7D+EF 24-70 f/2.8

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A view of density at sunset-the Xin Yi District, Taipei, Taiwan. EOS 7D+EF 70-200 f/2.8

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A view of the top of Taipei 101 at night. Captured with EOS 7D+EF 70-200 f/2.8

Next up- Canon Imagefest 2011 Taipei

 

LOST THEN FOUND

I’m going to swamped in the coming week with post processing chores after this weekend’s events. I will just post this Week-Ender one day early.

On relax mode now after finishing prep work for an event tonight with 400 plus people attending. My biggest in terms of people thus far in my career as photographer. Wish me luck and I’ll be a few kilos lighter come Monday morning.

Without further ado, I’d like to share with you a gracious night of conversation and good food. Thank you to Tito Mel & Tita Heidi. Until the next round…

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There are 2 kinds of spam in my life. One, the canned pink-ish mystery meat secretly loved by many and two, the electronic kind circulating throughout the world wide web known as spam email.

I’ll bet my left middle finger y’all know which one i dislike and hope the people who compose and send them get tarred, feathered and burned at the neighborhood square.

In this day and age there are still idiots who send out emails on winning lottery, needing your password or email account will be deleted, help-to withdraw gazillion dollars left dormant in an account in Zimbabwe or Uranus or maybe Atlantis, etc.

Spam is better in a can

If all these emails were true I'd be a millionare a million times over.

I have even received mail disguised as your long lost buddy who is lost in London and been robbed and needing your help so please send your life savings to their account. There’s an account but no money and somehow living in a hotel-nice one.

Then again, there are still those who patronize these idiots and actually give them every information requested. Think about it-how can you win a lottery worth a small country when you didn’t even join in the first place?!?!?!! Just common sense folks.

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Idiots galore here and they just don't stop. Week after week...

Please do be careful and don’t be so gullible with emails that persuade you for user names and passwords. Legitimate sites will certainly not ask for your user name and password through an amateurish looking email. Always, you’ll be asked to access account through a link and be routed to a secure page for your account info.

Just do this-once you see an email from a strange name like the ones listed above just hit delete. If a relative in a far away land needs help I’m quite certain a telephone call will be much preferred. For the record, I’ve never been scammed by these lovely and convincing emails and I do love my pink-ish meat in a can with eggs.

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This ones my fave-vintage looking spam mail before the time of HTML.

November 29, 2009. An earthquake that measured 6.0 on the richter scale rocked the coast of Mindanao at 0200 am. Could this be mothers natures way of stating it’s defiance towards the gruesome massacre that occurred in nearby Davao?

In the Philippines, election violence has been a regular occurrence for decades. So much so that many don’t consider it as alarming news anymore. But on November 23 a heart wrenching massacre that involved warring clans of Maguindanao (Davao), numerous journalist and innocent bystanders totaled a disgusting 57 bodies found in mass graves buried along with their vehicles (obviously crushed by the backhoe that dug the graves). A report stated that, At least nine gunmen killed the Maguindanao massacre victims, based on the 126 empty shells recovered from the crime scene.

This sick display of lawlessness in the Philippines is just in time for and directly related to the May presidential elections in 2010. This is an appalling use of greed and power by people who actually have the means to help the poorest and ease hunger.

But the killings starkly exposed a nationwide malaise: the fierce competition for regional power among the country’s small élite of a few hundred families and clans that control an inordinate amount of the national wealth — and the desperate lengths some will go to protect their hold on power. -Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1943191,00.html#ixzz0YOPFwaX6

Time.com photo gallery of the massacre is no online. Click HERE.

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