21 year old British guy, studying Japanese and Russian at the University of Leeds. Currently on a year abroad in Moscow. Spent last year on the outskirts of Tokyo. Fully enjoying the years abroad, but still looking forward to getting back to the much more sensible night-time light and noise levels of Morecambe and Lancaster.

(The photo is of snow in Tokyo, not Moscow, as evidenced by my lack of hat or scarf)

 

Change of tumblr

finnthemagnificent:

So, while I’m keeping this tumblr around for nostalgic purposes (2011 seems like a long time ago), I’m continuing the tradition of the periodic ‘refreshing’ of online presence, and changing to a new tumblr. If I’m following you now, expect a new follow from nintyfinn :)

Change of tumblr

So, while I’m keeping this tumblr around for nostalgic purposes (2011 seems like a long time ago), I’m continuing the tradition of the periodic ‘refreshing’ of online presence, and changing to a new tumblr. If I’m following you now, expect a new follow from nintyfinn :)

Only six weeks of this schedule. I can do this. It’s going to be damn awesome.

theroguefeminist:

revolutionaryk:

[gif set: a collection of various cats doing funny things. Among them being: atempting to lie down where a hedgehog is sitting and slowly stealing food from another cat.]

the second to last one made me laugh really hard

(Source: grete-samsa)

qwertee:

Here at Qwertee.com we’re not content with selling awesome limited edition tees at the super price of £8/€10/$12 every day, we love to give away great prizes too! So this week we’re giving away no less than a Month of FREE TEES to one Lucky Winner as well as lots of other great prizes!!!
All you have to do to enter is:
(1) Follow our Tumblr blog: qwertee.tumblr.com
(2) Like/Reblog this post
(3) Go to the entry form here: http://bit.ly/MFoz32 (or click the picture) and just your Tumblr blog name (so in our case qwertee.tumblr.com) and email in the boxes on the right!
That’s it!
PS: Every time you you share the competition with your friends using the links on the entry page equals another chance to win and you can share each Tumblr post we make about the competition to increase your chances still further!
Good Luck!!!

qwertee:

Here at Qwertee.com we’re not content with selling awesome limited edition tees at the super price of £8/€10/$12 every day, we love to give away great prizes too! So this week we’re giving away no less than a Month of FREE TEES to one Lucky Winner as well as lots of other great prizes!!!

All you have to do to enter is:

(1) Follow our Tumblr blog: qwertee.tumblr.com

(2) Like/Reblog this post

(3) Go to the entry form here: http://bit.ly/MFoz32 (or click the picture) and just your Tumblr blog name (so in our case qwertee.tumblr.com) and email in the boxes on the right!

That’s it!

PS: Every time you you share the competition with your friends using the links on the entry page equals another chance to win and you can share each Tumblr post we make about the competition to increase your chances still further!

Good Luck!!!

artistssaywhat:

In The Princess Bride, Inigo’s quest for his father’s killer is one of the most successful subplots in film history. Watching his performance, it’s such an emotional scene. I was looking up little known facts about the movie and found out that the reason this scene is so moving is because just after Mandy Patinkin took this role, his father died of cancer. In this fight he imagined that this was his chance to beat cancer, to come to terms with his father’s death by getting revenge on cancer (The Six-Fingered Man). Pretty sure I’ve cried whenever I see that scene ever since.

lil-miss-choc:

tygerblaze:

lil-miss-choc:

no-more-ramen:

rice cookers are straight up magic, okay? they always cook rice perfectly, always (i mean, as long as us lowly humans don’t get the water to rice ratio wrong…) but they can also cook so much more than that! for example:
risotto
polenta
frittatas (here’s another recipe just to double the awesome)
rice pudding
chicken
quinoa
chocolate lava cake
jalapeno bread
"stir fried" cabbage
bibimbap
vegetable hot cake
and that’s just a few of the recipes out there! sure, crock pots are the versatility hero of the culinary world, but rice cookers are SUPER easy clean up, and come in super cute colors like the one above (seriously, can someone buy me that one for my femme dream house?).
so, here’s to you, rice cooker, you unsung hero. you will always hold a special place in our kitchens.

Why would you need a seperate cooker for rice?! How could anyone fuck up cooking rice?

Me

How? I am genuinely confused. It’s a case of heat water, insert rice, wait, serve.

No, but like, rice cookers are /brilliant/. They don’t exist to avoid messing up rice, they exist to make the daily preparation of rice much easier, in places like Japan where rice is the main part of nearly every meal (breakfast meals included). Having a rice cooker means that you can set the timer to start cooking the rice, say, an hour before you get home from work (if it’s a large amount of rice), and when you get back, it’ll be waiting for you. The ‘warm’ function on the cooker means that when the rice is done, it stops cooking but is kept warm, so neither burns nor goes cold. It means that when you soak and wash your rice, you can leave it in the same bowl-pan thing that inserts into the cooker, and not have to mess around with awkwardly shaped saucepans or microwave proof bowls. It means you save a hob space (or microwave space, but I know many people don’t trust the quality of rice produced in a microwave - it’s a raised on belief in quality and the sacredness of rice (I jest a bit but the idea is there) thing), when cooking at any time during the day, and it means that you can cook rice when you don’t have access to a kitchen. It means that you can put a scoop of rice and the corresponding amount of water in, close the lid, press the button, and know that it will cook perfectly, without any need to select a temperature, or change temperature partway through, or account for a dodgy saucepan’s uneven base thickness, or keep an eye on the time. It also means that I can cook basically whatever I want, in my room in Russia, including bacon, stir fry, fish fingers, cake, soup, pasta and porridge.They are glorious.

lil-miss-choc:

tygerblaze:

lil-miss-choc:

no-more-ramen:

rice cookers are straight up magic, okay? they always cook rice perfectly, always (i mean, as long as us lowly humans don’t get the water to rice ratio wrong…) but they can also cook so much more than that! for example:

and that’s just a few of the recipes out there! sure, crock pots are the versatility hero of the culinary world, but rice cookers are SUPER easy clean up, and come in super cute colors like the one above (seriously, can someone buy me that one for my femme dream house?).

so, here’s to you, rice cooker, you unsung hero. you will always hold a special place in our kitchens.

Why would you need a seperate cooker for rice?! How could anyone fuck up cooking rice?

Me

How? I am genuinely confused. It’s a case of heat water, insert rice, wait, serve.

No, but like, rice cookers are /brilliant/. They don’t exist to avoid messing up rice, they exist to make the daily preparation of rice much easier, in places like Japan where rice is the main part of nearly every meal (breakfast meals included). Having a rice cooker means that you can set the timer to start cooking the rice, say, an hour before you get home from work (if it’s a large amount of rice), and when you get back, it’ll be waiting for you. The ‘warm’ function on the cooker means that when the rice is done, it stops cooking but is kept warm, so neither burns nor goes cold. It means that when you soak and wash your rice, you can leave it in the same bowl-pan thing that inserts into the cooker, and not have to mess around with awkwardly shaped saucepans or microwave proof bowls. It means you save a hob space (or microwave space, but I know many people don’t trust the quality of rice produced in a microwave - it’s a raised on belief in quality and the sacredness of rice (I jest a bit but the idea is there) thing), when cooking at any time during the day, and it means that you can cook rice when you don’t have access to a kitchen. It means that you can put a scoop of rice and the corresponding amount of water in, close the lid, press the button, and know that it will cook perfectly, without any need to select a temperature, or change temperature partway through, or account for a dodgy saucepan’s uneven base thickness, or keep an eye on the time.

It also means that I can cook basically whatever I want, in my room in Russia, including bacon, stir fry, fish fingers, cake, soup, pasta and porridge.

They are glorious.

It’s not even a grammar school thing

the ridiculous amount of homework and emphasis that it must be done even if it was pointless and had you up literally all night else you were being disrespectful to the school, wasting your education and ruining your future exam results

it’s an LGGS thing.

humansofnewyork:

This was so funny. I ran into this Mexican couple on a trail in Central Park, and they were lugging around all these balloons. I asked what the balloons were for, and the guy told me that he’d brought them all the way from Mexico. He said he’d concocted this elaborate plan, where he’d given balloons to different people around the city (starting with the hotel concierge), and sent the girl on a scavenger hunt to find them."Just because?" I asked."Just because," he said.
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When I got home, I had an email. It said: 
Brandon,
I couldn’t tell you, but I was about to ask her to marry me.
She said yes!

Rodrigo

humansofnewyork:

This was so funny. I ran into this Mexican couple on a trail in Central Park, and they were lugging around all these balloons. I asked what the balloons were for, and the guy told me that he’d brought them all the way from Mexico. He said he’d concocted this elaborate plan, where he’d given balloons to different people around the city (starting with the hotel concierge), and sent the girl on a scavenger hunt to find them.
"Just because?" I asked.
"Just because," he said.

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When I got home, I had an email. It said: 

Brandon,

I couldn’t tell you, but I was about to ask her to marry me.

She said yes!

Rodrigo