Wednesday, 25 May 2016

What do you eat? / What do you use? Part 17


·         * Affordable tofu pudding.
·         * Plant Doughnut is on the first floor of Lumine in Shinjuku station. The soy milk cranberry one is vegan.
·         * The dark Chocolove chocolate is vegan. They’re available on iherb.com and I personally reckon the Almonds & Sea Salt one is the best : )
·        *  Ain Soph Ripple’s cheeseburger and cheesy fries. Mmmmm. I’m obsessed with Ripple.
·        * Dinner. Because of Mikael, I’m getting more into tofu. I got the firm tofu which is really cheap in Japan, and I marinated it with some soya sauce mixed with sweet chilli sauce, garlic, ginger, and salt; after that I fried them. As for the chips, I chopped up some potatoes and put them in a tray with olive oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and paprika. The spinach is just fried with garlic, salt, and some soya sauce. I’ve been feeling like corn lately, so I simply boiled some. It would taste better with some margarine but it’s inconvenient to get plant-based margarine in Japan so oh well.
·        *  Cherries of course ^_^  


Manic panic hair. I have to wear a wig at work because it’s too bright… and I ordered four tubs of the stuff >.> … I bought it from this seller
Directions by La Richie Ltd is another option but I’ve yet to try them.  

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson's Exclusive PETA Interview

Photos from Ashikaga in early May































*self conscious photo* (kept getting stared at probably because I was alone)


This was taken in Kabukicho, the dodgy part of Shinjuku in Tokyo. Godzilla in the sunset : 3 ... I know that's not in Ashikaga but still! 

Cherry in Japan: Ashikaga in early May

Cherry in Japan: Ueno during the Green Food Festa and Peony Toshogu Walk

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Ueno during the Green Food Festa and the Peony Toshogu Walk




The soy ice cream was sold out : D 

Selfies at Starbucks


I have a very cute friend




It wasn't a completely vegan festival but they had a lot of vegan stalls : D








That's Tokyo Skytree tower











Animals are living sentient beings capable of feeling happy, love, scared, bored, lonely, excited, stressed, pain, and many other emotions. Animals should ideally live in their natural habitats or ones similar in cases where their habitats are destroyed by human activity. To keep them imprisoned especially in tiny enclosures to live out their lives as ornaments for human entertainment is cruel; they did nothing to deserve it. If you want to do some conservation work, then work in conservation; if you want to support conservation, then support conservation. Zoos exist simply for selfish human pleasure and for money, but they will masquerade their existence as conservation or education for monetary gain. As for education, zoos merely teach people that animals are there for their own pleasure and entertainment and this teaching is detrimental to the welfare of animals. If you genuinely love and care for animals, you will put your money into wildlife conservations or support animal groups and not places that force innocent animals into depressingly mundane lives to exhibit stress, depression, and boredom. Freedom should be the right of all sentient beings. Respect and love all animals.



Terra Burgers was really popular! I waited an hour to get this and it was worth the wait : 3




You're meant to make a wish after going through this : 3


This sums up Ain Soph Ripple during the Green Food Festa. Their food is too delicious. 




Mango kakigori (shaved ice)























Animal Rights Center Japan do a lot of good. 




·         Tacos. I just used a taco kit, and followed the recipe but used lentils instead of beef.
·         Veggie wrap: grated carrots and hummus; chopped cucumber, tomato, and avocado; mushrooms fried with cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, garlic, and pepper.
·         A Crazy Cheezy Burger from Terra Burgers. I recommend their burgers; it was satisfying and left me feeling good rather than bloated and ill. The stall was sold out yesterday and I waited about an hour for this one today! One of the owners recommended the Dynamite Spicy Burger, so I’ll try that next time : 3
They don’t have a place yet, but they get around and they update their location on their facebook https://www.facebook.com/terraburgers/
·         Pumpkin cookies from Kitchen Nico.
Tyrell’s sea salt & cider vinegar crisps. They’re not too vinegary like Bluebird’s, but they’re the right kind of flavoursome! I got them at the Odakyu Ox in Shinyurigaoka station 


This was from a couple of weeks ago at Cafe6889. Yay for pizza : D