More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Ginanggang is a sweet snack that comes from the Philippines. It’s a skewered banana that’s covered with margarine and sugar. 

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  • Baeckeoffe is a casserole-based dish that comes from France. It’s made with sliced potatoes, sliced onions, cubed mutton marinated in wine, leeks, parsley, carrots, and marjoram. It’s eaten during Christmas.

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More Tasty Food From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Es teler is a fruit-based cocktail that comes from Indonesia. It’s made from jackfruit, coconut meat, avocado, grass jelly, and other fruits. The fruits are submerged in coconut milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt. 

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  • Jian dui is an incredibly delicious sweet that comes from China. It’s a fried pastry that’s created from gluttonous rice flour. The pastry is covered with sesame seeds and filled with sweet black bean paste. Jian dui is sold in various Chinese bakeries and street fairs.

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Nature Is Awesome! (Every Other Tuesday)

Animals and plants found on various websites and books

Hello fellow nature lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at the amazing organisms found in nature. Now, let’s start exploring!

  • Manatee (Sirenia) Size: Up to 8.4 feet  Diet: Herbivore Habitat: Coastal areas of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico 

The Manatee is an adorable creature of the sea. It’s also one of the biggest Herbivores, weighing up to 1,300 lbs. They have a very peaceful disposition, and are quite fascinated by humans. They are fascinating  creatures with widely spaced eyes, and an incredibly prehensile upper lip. They have extremely high intellect, and can perform tasks like dolphins. The Manatee is also known as the “Sea Cow”.

mana Just look at that quite, squishy face!

 

  • Blister Bush (Notobubon galbanum) Size: Up to 2.5 metres Habitat: Table Mountain in South Africa 

The Blister Bush is a dangerous plant that’s native to South Africa. It’s in the same family as carrots, but eating them is a huge no no! The bush has leaves, which resemble parsley, and it’s very green in color. The bush carries a corrosive blend of chemicals which include; xanthotoxin, bergapten, and psoralen. These chemicals cause blistering within days of human contact. They explode with sunlight exposure, and if 5% or more of the body is covered, serious scarring will occur. It can be treated by applying the strongest SPF sunscreen to the irritated area. Despite its many dangers, the bush actually has powerful medicinal purposes. It’s used by people in rural Africa as a cure for kidney stones. It also can be used to prevent miscarriages. 

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More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Ganmodoki is a savory food that comes from Japan. It’s a tofu-based fritter with burdock, carrots, and lotus root. It’s said to taste like goose.

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  • Urap is a unique dish that comes from Indonesia. It’s a savory salad made with spinach, papaya leaf, cabbage, and bean sprouts. It’s topped with shredded coconut that’s seasoned with various spices.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

I’m back from my Thanksgiving break! I hope that you all had a pleasant time with your family and friends. Now that the break is over, I’m ready to start posting again.

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some truly magnificent masterpieces. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  •  The Earth Is a Man by Roberto Matta 1942 Oil on canvas

This is a very fascinating work by “Chilean Surrealist”, Roberto Matta. In this piece, Matta uses various styles of blending to bring out the bright colors. The work has a hypnotic aura surrounding it, and this causes the viewer to ponder the meaning of the work. The “Earth” that the piece mentions is very small, and has a strange human face. It also has yellow beams surrounding it. This could be the Artist’s depiction of a strange alien world that defies the laws of physics. The way that I see it, the more crazy and bizarre the piece is, the more of an impact it leaves on the viewer. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments’ section below.

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  • Lion Lodge by Larry Carlson 2008 Chromogenic print (info about work found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com)

This is another epic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. Where to even start with this piece! Well, the most prominent object in the painting is this weird spherical mass of blended faces. A Jewish Star appears in the middle of the sphere, and a lion’s head emerges out of the star’s center. For some unexplained reason, we also see a purple Jesus sitting on the top of the mass. As we descend the painting, we are met with strange alien creatures and a rainbow background. I also can’t forget to mention the tiny devil situation to the right of the piece. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the work in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, LION LODGE, c-print, 34x24in., 2008.

Asher’s Jukebox Part 165

Aliez (feat. Mizuki) by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] from the album “O1” 2015: This is a very catchy Japanese piece with beautiful vocals and a Hard Rock sound. The song starts with a piano that’s accompanied by a synthesizer that creates a chip tune melody. Next, we are presented with Mizuki’s beautiful, trance-like, voice. She really shines at the chorus, where she starts to belt with awesome ferocity. Lovers of J-Rock, or Japanese music in general, will get a kick out of this piece. I highly recommend it, and would love to hear your comments in the comment’s section below.

Please Enjoy:D!

It’s very hard to find the original on YouTube, so here’s Pellek metal cover of it. (ps. you can download the song on iTunes.)

 

  

Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Bakezori are extremely bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re created from forgotten sandals. Bakezori have one eye , tiny arms, and tiny legs. They love to cause mischief, and are completely harmless to humans.

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  • Sansei are dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as small, human-like entities with one backwards leg. They sneak into woodcutters’ houses to steal salt. While not usually aggressive, Sansei will occasionally attack people. If a person yells “Hiderigami”!, it will flee in terror. However, if they say “Sansei”, the person will be met with a terrible fate.

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