Lately I’ve really gotten bored of the same old food…so me and my friends figured why not try some Japanese style food? Not only is it healthier then what we normally eat but it’s also something different and will change things up a bit. I was reading Anime Insider and they happened to have a small article on some good Japanese cookbooks. I glanced over their list and found that most of the cookbooks could be bought pretty darn cheap (used and new) on Amazon so I bought a bunch. I think I bought about 6, the recipe we used was from The Quick and Easy Japanese Cookbook pictured above. Although I think almost all the cookbooks I bought had a tempura recipe, they all looked to have about the same instructions. I will say that I like this cookbook a lot, it has a large picture of what you’re cooking next to every recipe, it makes choosing what you want to cook convenient. You’d be surprised how many cookbooks don’t include different pictures of the recipes.
This is Chise from the anime/manga series Saikano, the figure is by Kotobukiya. I was very lucky to find this figure at a reasonable price. I happened to find it on eBay and at the time of purchase she was my most expensive figure at $55. I’ve read the manga but I haven’t seen the anime. What drew me to this series and this character were those wings that just seemed to scream tragedy. Chise is my all time favorite tragic heroine, the ending to Saikano (the manga at least) left a huge impact on me. I think about the ending to that series more often then any other.