the sushi chef

one cannot have enough of cute and random aus so here have some more
  • “You’re the cute and quiet customer that frequents the coffee shop where I’m a barista and also where my rival barista works and we’re both fighting for your attention in increasingly creative and inconspicuous ways (making foam art, writing cheesy pick-up lines on your napkin etc. etc.)” AU.
  • “You’re my roommate who’s super cute and it’s the middle of the night and you’re cramming for your exams in your flannel pajamas and disheveled hair and it’s becoming increasingly hard for me not to kiss you” AU.
  • “You’re an Art student and I’m an English major and you keep stealing the papers for my assignment to doodle and I would kill you but you’re really cute and hey that’s actually a really nice sketch” AU.
  • “You’re the perpetual frowner in class and one day as I’m answering the teacher I intentionally make a very cheesy pun and I can hear crickets but you’re laughing out loud and that makes me feel very much accomplished” AU.
  • “The manager says the only reason the restaurant where we work at is popular is because people enjoy eating while watching our relentless flirting with each other but I swear to God we’re not flirting???” AU.
  • “I ditch prom to attend a local poetry slam and you’re also there and I never really noticed what a cute smile you have and hey do you maybe want to bond over our mutual love for ‘Howl’???” AU.
  • “You’re new in town and you seem very intimidating but as it turns out you have an awful sense of direction even with a map and you’re actually adorkable so here let me help you” AU.
  • “It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m single and you want to cheer me up but you can’t cook nor bake to save your life so you make me hot chocolate instead and it is delicious and I think I love you???” AU.
  • “It’s gym class and we’re playing volleyball and you spike really well and you manage to hit the ball square in my face and I think I’m bleeding and you’re apologizing profusely and it’s okay but you’re really cute so I guess I’ll take you up on that offer for coffee” AU.
  • “You’re the jerk-face customer that keeps on thumbing through their phone while ordering their drink so I exact revenge by spelling your name wrong on your cup and drawing phallic pictures on your coffee” AU.
  • “Our mutual friend invites us to go shopping with them and it’s kind of awkward and now you’re pushing them around the mall in a shopping cart and you’re both screaming like excited children and I’m paying the cashier and pretending I don’t know either of you” AU.
  • “Our mutual friend invites us for Thanksgiving dinner with their other friends and now there’s a full-fledged food fight going on with potatoes and turkey flying everywhere and we’re both seeking refuge under the table whilst sharing a bag of chips that you brought (just in case)” AU.
  • “You and I are both baristas at a coffee shop and one day I step out of the café to take a break and walk in on you gleefully drawing phallic pictures on the chalkboard outside that no one pays attention to so what are you doing?” AU.
  • “You and I go out to a sushi bar and the sushi chef yells at you for being allergic to a particular kind of fish and now you’re crying and I’m trying to comfort you” AU.
  • “You and I are at a sushi restaurant and you’re continuously snagging sushi off the belt that I have to pay for and you don’t seem to be going to stop anytime soon but you look so cute when you’re eating with that smile on your face what the hell man” AU.
  • “The mailman constantly mixes up your home address and mine together and keeps on sending me your letters and packages and I’m sorry I look through them but your life seems very interesting as well as those books on black magic in one of your packages so wanna talk about it over a cup of coffee?” AU.
  • “We’re both strangers sitting in the same booth at an eatery because all the other booths are full and you’re drawing smiley faces on your plate with ketchup and wow your concentrated frown is cute” AU.
  • “It’s our mutual friend’s wedding and they keep shoving us into each other because we’re the only ones at the ceremony who are single” AU.
  • “You’re my roommate and it’s way past midnight and you’re talking about how Charles Dickens inspired prison reform and how the moon must feel insignificant because it borrows light from the sun and this is all very interesting but will you please shut up and go to sleep” AU.
  • “You’re actually a really friendly and chill vampire and at night you float around outside of my bedroom window to talk with me about the universe and stuff” AU.
  • “You’re going through my sketchbook and giving questioning looks and I swear to God I’m just a deranged artist and not a serial killer” AU.
  • “We live next door to each other and I can see you through the window while you’re dancing to your iPod in your flannel pajamas and disheveled hair and God you’re a dork” AU.
  • “I’ve been standing in line at the coffee shop for hours and you casually cut through for your drink but also buy me my favorite blend and now I’m not so sure what to make of you” AU.
  • “I’m sick so you make me chicken soup and I’m really grateful but I’ve also seen you read books on magical spells and potion-making so I’m not sure if I should drink your soup in case it turns me into a toad” AU.
  • “There’s a scrawny black cat in our neighborhood that hates everyone and everything but follows you around for some reason and I see you pet it and feed it fish fries are you a witch” AU
  • “I’m a perpetual frowner and most certainly not a morning person and I work part-time at a breakfast bar and your disheveled hair and content smile as you eat my waffles and scrambled eggs is the only thing that can get me to smile” AU.
  • “You’re the one in class who has tattoos all over their arms and piercings and everybody’s scared of you and one day I catch you watching cat videos and doodling in the middle of a lecture and wow you’re a dork” AU.
  • “I work part-time as a cashier at the local corner store and you come here regularly to shop and bond with me over the microwavable chicken bites so how about I take you out on a proper date instead?” AU.
  • “I’m the owner of a magic shop and you discover my magics one day when you walk in on my cat flying around inside the shop on a broom and now I have to take you in as my apprentice or turn you into a toad” AU.
  • “You’re the health-conscious med student and I’m the chain-smoking art student who’s also your barista and you leave me notes on smoking and lung health on your napkins and also a 20-page essay on lung cancer tucked under your saucer” AU.
  • “You’re a tea-lover yet you come to the coffee shop where I work at just to see my foam art and you give me hefty tips regularly so I’ve taken it upon myself to master the art of tea-making just for you” AU.
  • “I’m a fashion major and I’m working on my illustrations and maybe I’ve had too much coffee but I swear I just saw one of the mannequins move so here I am calling you in the middle of the night please help I’m scared” AU.
  • “You work at a fast food restaurant and as you hand me my food you lecture me for ruining my health what is this hypocrisy” AU.
  • “I’m egging a random person’s house to relieve stress and you join me and as it turns out the house belongs to your ex and now they are chasing us as well as the police and now we’re both in jail waiting to be bailed so um you wanna talk about it?” AU.
[KOR/ENG LYRICS] 고민보다 Go (Rather Than Worrying, Go) by BTS

Korean

DOLLAR DOLLAR
하루아침에 전부 탕진
달려 달려 내가 벌어 내가 사치
달려 달려 달려 달려
달려 달려

난 원해 cruisin’ on the bay
원해 cruisin’ like NEMO
돈은 없지만 떠나고 싶어 멀리로
난 돈은 없지만서도 풀고 싶어 피로
돈 없지만 먹고 싶어 오노 지로

열일 해서 번 나의 pay
전부 다 내 배에
티끌 모아 티끌 탕진잼 다 지불해
내버려둬 과소비 해버려도
내일 아침 내가 미친놈처럼
내 적금을 깨버려도

WOO 내일은 없어
내 미랜 벌써 저당 잡혔어
WOO 내 돈을 더 써
친구들 wussup
Do you want some?

DOLLAR DOLLAR
하루아침에 전부 탕진
달려 달려 man i spend it like some party
DOLLAR DOLLAR
쥐구멍 볕들 때까지
해가 뜰 때까지

YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
YOLO YOLO YO
탕진잼 탕진잼 탕진잼
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
Where my money yah
탕진잼 탕진잼 탕진잼
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
YOLO YOLO YO
탕진잼 탕진잼 탕진잼
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
Where the party yah
탕진잼 탕진잼 탕진잼

Where my money yah?
Where the party yah?
내 일주일 월화수목 금금금금
내 통장은 yah
밑 빠진 독이야
난 매일같이 물 붓는 중

차라리 걍 깨버려
걱정만 하기엔 우린 꽤 젊어
오늘만은 고민보단 Go해버려
쫄면서 아끼다간 똥이 돼버려
문대버려

DOLLAR DOLLAR
하루아침에 전부 탕진
달려 달려 man i spend it like some party
DOLLAR DOLLAR
쥐구멍 볕들 때까지
해가 뜰 때까지

YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
YOLO YOLO YO
탕진잼 탕진잼 탕진잼
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
Where my money yah
탕진잼 탕진잼 탕진잼
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
YOLO YOLO YO
탕진잼 탕진잼 탕진잼
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
Where the party yah
탕진잼 탕진잼 탕진잼

고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go Go (Everybody!)
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go Go (Everybody!)

고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go Go (Everybody!)
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go Go (Everybody!)

고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go Go (Everybody!)
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go
고민보다 Go Go (Everybody!)

English

DOLLAR DOLLAR
Use it all up in a single morning
Run run I earn I’m (the symbol of) luxury
Run run run run
Run run

I want it cruisin’ on the bay
Want it cruisin’ like NEMO
Don’t have money but want to leave, far away
I don’t have money but I want to get rid of the stress
Don’t have money but want to eat Ono Jiro*

My pay that I earned with backbreaking work
All of it in my stomach
A penny earned is a penny, fun squandering, pay for it all
Leave it, even if you spend too much
Even if tomorrow morning like a crazy guy
I break out my savings

Woo There’s no tomorrow
My future’s already (locked down by) a mortgage loan
Woo use more of my money
Wassup friends
Do you want some?

DOLLAR DOLLAR
Use it all up in a single morning
Run run man I spend it like some party
DOLLAR DOLLAR
Until the mouse hole is sunlit**
Until the sun comes up

YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
YOLO YOLO YO
Squandering fun, squandering fun, squandering fun
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
Where my money yah
Squandering fun, squandering fun, squandering fun
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
YOLO YOLO YO
Squandering fun, squandering fun, squandering fun
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
Where the party yah
Squandering fun, squandering fun, squandering fun

Where my money yah?
Where the party yah?
My week, Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Friday Friday Friday
My bank account is yah
A bucket with no bottom
I’m pouring water into it every day

Just break it instead
We’re rather young to be worrying all day
Today instead of worrying just go
If you scrimp, too scared to spend, it’ll just become shit
Just rub it right off

DOLLAR DOLLAR
Use it all up in a single morning
Run run man I spend it like some party
DOLLAR DOLLAR
Until the mouse hole is sunlit
Until the sun comes up

YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
YOLO YOLO YO
Squandering fun, squandering fun, squandering fun
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
Where my money yah
Squandering fun, squandering fun, squandering fun
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
YOLO YOLO YO
Squandering fun, squandering fun, squandering fun
YOLO YOLO YOLO YO
Where the party yah
Squandering fun, squandering fun, squandering fun

Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go Go (Everybody!)
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go Go (Everybody!)

Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go Go (Everybody!)
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go Go (Everybody!)

Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go Go (Everybody!)
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go
Instead of worrying Go Go (Everybody!)

(T/N: * Ono Jiro is a famous Japanese sushi chef with a three-Michelin-starred restaurant, often regarded as one of the greatest sushi chefs alive.
T/N: ** There is Korean saying: “Even the mouse hole will one day be sunlit”, which is the equivalent of “Every cloud has a silver lining”.)

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Onigiri

Onigiri are rice balls with a filling.  I was introduced to onigiri through pokemon, but at the time I thought they were called doughnuts!  Later on when I became more interested in cooking and different cuisines I learned their actual names.  Initially I thought they’d be sweet (thanks again pokemon!) due to growing up with the impression that they were some kind of doughnut or sweet.  There are plenty of ways to make onigiri, yet none of them actually contain sweet ingredients!  Most balls are either plain balls of rice or contain a savory or salty filling.  Fillings include—pickled or salt plums (umeboshi), tuna with mayo, bonito flakes, fish roe, and a variety of salmon (baked, salted, grilled, etc).  The list can go on forever, it’s like pizza toppings; there’s traditional and then there’s everything else :)

Onigiri are great in lunch boxes because they’re a relatively small size, simple to make and contain a nice balance of protein to carbohydrate.  To make about 3 onigiri balls you’ll need…

Rice

  • 2 cup sushi rice
  • 4 ½ cup water salt 
  • 1 sheet nori (cut into 4″x1″ strips)
  • Salt, seasonings, vinegar, etc. (Optional) 

Fillings

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Austin might be shifting shape from a laid-back, hippy town to a booming tech hub, but it still retains all of its character. Austin local Caitlin M. Ryan shares the best reasons to visit.


Hot sounds

When you’re officially known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, the bar is set high. You can catch scores of talented bands any day of the week here – even at the airport. Two-step to local, lauded honky tonk bands such as Mike and the Moonpies at The White Horse, or for a litany of indie rock try hip haunts Mohawk and Emo’s

Also, always pop your name into the digital draw to try and win tickets to live tapings of the Austin City Limits TV show; it’s featured the likes of the late, great Johnny Cash and Etta James, plus current big-hitters Radiohead.


A frenzy of festivals

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Beyond the dive bars, black box theatres and music halls is a roster of now-iconic music festivals. Austin City Limits Festival, held in leafy Zilker Park across the first two weekends in October, is always a magnet for international heavyweight talent. In March, the world’s creative elite congregate for SXSW, a heady fusion of talks and performance spanning film, music and digital innovation. If camping’s your thing, make for Old Settler’s or Euphoria where impromptu jam sessions reign supreme.


Great sports

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Music might be what it’s famed for, but there’s a thriving sport culture in the heart of Texas too. Petrolheads must visit the state-of-the-art Circuit of The Americas™ track for adrenaline-fuelled competitions such as MotoGP and the United States Grand Prix. For a true Austin experience, join the crowds at a sporting event hosted at the University of Texas. The most buzzy atmosphere is found during the autumn’s football season. As the weather cools down, tailgate parties pop up, and Longhorn fans and students  dressed in the team’s burnt orange kit descend upon the stadium just north of the state capitol building.


Foodie heaven

Tex-Mex is, of course a must, and Matt’s El Rancho is one of the best joints to try it. But Austin’s culinary scene is about so much more than just tamales and tacos. Uchi serves top-notch sushi; ask the chef for their special recommendations. For the best meat this side of the Mississippi, join the snaking lines outside Franklin’s Barbecue. Tasting carts at Emmer & Rye are stacked high with gourmet bites, crafted from the best seasonal and local produce. Cap off the lot with a sweet something at mod bistro Launderette overseen by acclaimed pastry chef Laura Sawicki.


The great outdoors

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To cut to the chase, Austinites are fit. There’s nothing they love more than hiking, biking, and rowing their way across the city. Zilker Park is the best patch for throwing down a picnic blanket and tossing a Frisbee with friends. Take a dip in Barton Springs, a refreshing spring-fed pool in the centre of the city, or catch some gnarly waves (albeit artificial ones), out of town at NLand Surf Park. You can choose from bay or reef swells, dependent on your skills.

Or, work off all that Tex-Mex with a jog around peaceful Lady Bird Lake, on summer nights at sunset you’ll find crowds at the Congress Avenue bridge – all gathered to watch the largest urban bat colony in North America take flight. Seeing some 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats spiral into the sky is quite something.


Bed down in style

Music lovers won’t find a cooler spot to snooze than the W Hotel in downtown’s 2ND Street District. It not only adjoins Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, but also draws a cool crowd to its vinyl-packed records room. If boutique hotels are more your cup of tea, check in to South Congress Hotel, which has a clutch of neighbourhood restaurants next door; sip on rainbow-coloured cold-press juices at Mañana then feast on Japanese grub at Otoko. A hotel to watch out for is the Fairmont Austin, which opens this autumn. At 1.4 million square feet, it will be the largest Fairmont hotel in the world.


Find your style

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The crowd here dresses snappily no matter what the season; locals are known for their bold sartorial statements and love of vintage threads. Find old-school stonewash Levi’s, leather vests, quirky boots and prairie dresses at Feather’s Boutique and Prototype Vintage Design. Over on the east side at Charm School Vintage stocks colourful, eclectic garb from the 1890s to 1990s.

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Words by Caitlin M. Ryan

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Normal Horoscope

Aries: A man blowing his nose on a doctorate.

Taurus: Several old notebooks ranked by embarrassment.

Gemini: A can of axe bodyspray that exploded when the car drove uphill.

Cancer: A lavish breakfast platter at 2:30 AM in a hotel.

Leo: A man on the roof of his home during a tornado warning, laughing.

Virgo: A tear stained copy of the American tax code.

Libra: A tiny spider who has made a friend.

Scorpio: An underwhelming theme song.

Sagittarius: A clock made of meat.

Capricorn: The realization that it was only sleeping.

Aquarius: Stage fright diffused by empty boasting.

Pisces: A cartoon octopus who works as a sushi chef.