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Organic soy milk with soy bean flour. Soy healthy.

豆乳と黄な粉、おれマメな人かい?

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Anniversary @ teamLab Planets

Happy anniversary to the love of my life. We went out Thursday night to Toyosu and checked out the Planets exhibition by teamLab. Spoilers: You’ll get wet!

It wasn’t packed at all, and we bought our tickets online before going. Definitely recommend going in the evening. It’s exactly as advertised, you go into different planets!

記念日やった!平日の夜でも一緒に豊洲にてチームラボのプラネッツに行って来た。

ネットでチケットを購入したので、並ばずにすぐ入れた。本当にタイトルの通りー色んな星に滞在するよ。

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Audio Architecture @ 21_21 Design Sight

Good thing I have an annual pass for the 21_21 Design Sight in Roppongi Midtown. I get to check out creative works in public domain = instant inspiration.

We went about 10:45 and it wasn’t busy at all. Expecting more people to be at the exhibition but I guess everyone else was out at the beach or something, getting burned out by the scorching Tokyo summer.

A score of 9/10 for this set, and I highly recommend you visit. Even if you only appreciate visual multimedia, this is still something you’ll like and spend a lot of time enjoying.

21_21デザインサイトのメンバーズカードを持ってよかった。行くたびに新刺激をもらう。

午前10:45に入館し、まだ人がいなかった。もっていると思ったけど、どこかの海にいたか暑い太陽の下に浴びてたか、今日東京めっちゃ暑かった。

行くべきだよ!10点満点だと9点だな。ビジュアルだけ好きな人でも絶対楽しいと思うよ。

 

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2018 Greenroom Festival

This year had a reggae vibe to with Jimmy Cliff and The Wailers taking the main stage on their respective days. Hanaregumi brought some soul to the harbour city, and Asian Kungfu Generation closed out the festival with their hits and got the crowd singing along.

It was a fun 2-day festival and will do it again next year.

楽しかった!まさか生で聞けて、ボブ・マーリーがボーカルを担当してたバンドのザウェイラーズ目の前にいた!

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Lessons in Life – 100 Days of Latte Art

At the end of 2017, I took on a new goal and decided to try and teach myself how to make latte art, aspire to be a self-taught barista and wherever that road may lead to… then quickly realizing, I’m not a very good latte art teacher…

Am I a coffee-person? No, not really. I still don’t know what type of coffee tastes good. I get a buzz and that’s about it. However, I like art. I like testing myself. I like trying to push my creative boundaries and apply previous life experiences to tackle new problems.

I think it’s important to be learning new things as much as possible. But more than that, for me it’s about being able to measure my personal learning and growth, and having fun while doing it.

Was the milk too hot?

Did I use enough milk?

How deep do I put the tip into the pitcher?

Was that effective?

How fast do I pour the milk?

How high/low do I pour it from?

There were so many elements to measure simultaneously, and everything happens so quickly! Fortunately, I received support from a lot of people who’d ventured into the latte art journey before – the vets, and people who laughed with me through my Instagram stories and FB timeline takeovers to make the experience less painful.

If you’re here to see inspiring latte art, sadly you’ll be disappointed. Instead, I offer a mixture of coffee comedy – a mashup of latte art gone bad, and incidental cafe au lait.

 

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This was my first attempt. It was supposed to be a heart? I made a full moon with some dimples. Not bad.

 

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I don’t know how to make sense of this one. There was an eclipse.

 

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Positive thinking: the cup is half full..

 

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Adding to my astronomically inspired pours, this one had some fine bubbles in it.

 

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Then out of nowhere this beauty appeared. Here’s what I learned from my past attempts.

The milk temperature is important, and just hot enough where you can’t hold it anymore.  Next is pouring from a higher distance from the cup and angled, that way the foam sinks to the bottom, and leaving the crema canvas ready for art. It’s hard to be prepared for the pour when you’ve never experienced it before. Being excited at how the milk was forming into perceptible shapes, I didn’t know how to complete the pour.

 

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The milk is too foamy. Lesson learned: only dip the tip, and not deep into the milk when steaming the pitcher. The correct sound should be a gentle hiss, rather than a violent steaming cry. When the milk gets to the right temperature, the volume of the hiss gets a bit louder and is a sign to turn of the wand. I title this, “After the Snowball Fight”.

 

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Fam, we’ve got a heart! Getting to here was the first step to identifying on how to make it better. For example, the crema is bubbly and not a clear canvas. I really want to make it look more warm and coffee colour, and not the milky texture. After pouring a layer of milk inside, I found it easier to control the pour by bringing the pitcher closer to the mug.

 

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At least I filled the cup. Milk was way toooo foamy.

 

I slumped and couldn’t consistently create the right milk texture. I got ahead of myself and lost focus on measuring the details. I was either steaming the milk too much or pouring it too close to the cup.

 

More snowball fights and foamy milk. It was more like a capuccino.

 

Still working on pouring at the right speed and amount. The last one in this series had a fine texture to it, but not the aesthetic I was looking for.

 

It’s like I’m taking 3 steps forward, then 5 steps back. Then put my left hand in, then I put my left hand out. Then back in, and shake it all about….

 

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After the New Year break, I lost it! Repetitive meaning practice is the key!

 

Getting closer to the fine milky texture and volume of foam. I think that second one needs to be mosaic-ed.

 

This is the moment of recognizing progress. A good feeling, but momentarily. As you can see this is not my end goal.

 

I’ve plateaued out and struggling with the perfect pour, and crafting the right balance of crema and milk foam. You’ll still see me trying on my instagram stories (@i.am.galileo) every now and then but to wrap it up: latte art is very difficult (for me?), as all art forms are, and I definitely recommend people to have a try. I had a lot of fun trying to learn the art and made friends along the way.

 

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Railway Detective: The Missing 100 Million Yen Mystery – Ladies Remix

Keio line and Toei Subway line are holding a great escape game of their own.
There are 2 story lines: 1, the man who lost his memory, and 2, the lady who lost her smile. It took about 3 hours to complete, not including lunch time.

Mens remix coming soon!

京王井の頭線と都営地下鉄が脱出ゲームみたいな企画を開催している。
ストリーライン2つがあって、1人目は、記憶が無くした男、2人目は、笑顔が無くした女。
女編をやって、ランチ含まず、3時間がかかった。
男編はのちほど〜

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Happy New Year!

Wish you the best for 2018. May it be fresh and fly, like my kicks. Wearing the all blue Beijing Olympic Dunk SB highs. Limited edition of course.
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あけましておめでとうございます。良いお年を〜 北京五輪限定のナイキダンクSB全ブルー。
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