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Question Konbini chatter

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Crispy013, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Worked out the relationship between GI, blood glucose and where it's stored (liver, as fat or in the muscles).
    Not necessarily fully low GI, you just need to know what is it for most things you eat. THEN, make sure you store the glycogen in your muscles instead of as fat. Right type of exercise depletes the muscles of glycogen.
    e.g. Gonna eat some pizza? 5 min of the right exercise and you won't store the pizza base as fat.


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    And plus I just tend to remember stuff..... like the price of the Yamaha Sax you bought in Tokyo, and which skis..... ;)
     
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  2. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    ah...that's too funny. And how much WAS that sax? The skis I remember, cause they were such an awesome bargain.
     
  3. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sax was $1700.
    Skis were K2 Apache Recon. 174cm iirc, 28,800yen
     
  4. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Sandy
    Really?? We spent that much on a sax? Her next one (that she bought herself) was way more expensive. I'm surprised we payed that much though.
    As for the K2, I recall $320. At Jan 2007 exchange rate of (approx) 85 yen....I'd say 28,800 is on the money.
     
  5. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think that was with the case, which was a light colour iirc.
     
  6. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    That was 11 years ago @Sandy! I'm lucky if I can recall what I did last weekend.
     
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  7. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nothing you can't do in a Kei truck, as long as you don't want to travel at more than 12km/hr..............;)
     
  8. Ramenman

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    I love 7-11's lemon flavored smoked beef tongue.
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  9. Crispy013

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    Landed in Fukuoka this morning. First stop before the Shinkansen trip down to Kagoshima was a morning brekky mission to the nearest Family Mart.

    Found these pancakes, which are two piklets that have mass cream in between. A little sickly in the morning, probably not again.
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    This one was a beauty. Some strawberry doughnut. Ooishi.
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  10. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is always in my pocket when skiing.
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  11. hotsaki

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    There is a very old Japanese saying."If you are feeling cranky have a crunky".
     
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  12. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I came across this today:eek:
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  13. Tonester

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    Is that what I think it is?!?!
     
  14. Pelm1

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    Drinkable roast sweet potato... Bring it on !!
     
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've had hot corn soup..

    In a can
     
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  16. Crispy013

    Crispy013 One of Us

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    This is probably the best Y298 I’ve spent this trip.

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  17. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Saw that the other day.
    Not sure drinking sweet potato is me....
     
  18. GSea

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    Vodka thickshake mmmmm.;)
     
  19. blowfin

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    Oooooh, these are great beers. I'll have to keep an eye out.
     
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  20. Tonester

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    Best served straight from the vending machine
     
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  21. billykate

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    I think you need to compare LMB! LOL
     
  22. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well I suppose someone has to take one for the team... :mad:
     
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  23. Ramenman

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    I love this. It's from Lawson.
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  24. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Ramenman. Please tell us what these delights are.... Non descript posts are non descriptive
     
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  25. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know it's ichigo from the sticker
     
  26. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, it's ichigo = strawberry. It's strawberry milk mochi roll cake. I like the mochi texture.
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  27. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's delicious and big but only 350 Yen!
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  28. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah not sure about that one either..
    Strawberry yes, cream yes - Mochi WITH Strawberry and Cream - not so much ...
     
  29. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You should give it a try and report it here;)
     
  30. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    You people are trying to turn me into your Konbini “Crash Test Mummy” LOL

    Still trying to work my way through my New Years Mochi, no one here will eat it!

    I did pop into SeicoMart at midnight last night and emerge with a creme caramel, that hit the post Apres spot!
     
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  31. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    By the way, if you see "mochi" in the names of sweets / desserts, in many cases, they are actually Gyūhi, not mochi.

    I love the texture of Gyuhi. Even if you don't like mochi, you might like Gyuhi:cool:

    About Gyuhi.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyūhi
     
  32. Tonester

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    Love that
     
  34. Tanuki

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    A new find, Suiyoubi White Ale = delicious
     
  35. Ramenman

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    Looks like it has tablets in it??
     
  37. Crispy013

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    Found the infamous pancakes this morning from Lawson. Mmm, lived up to expectations.
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  38. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. It's one of the cheapest Japanese confectioneries, but somehow I'm a bit addicted to it recently. I like the balance of the sweetness and sourness, and I like the texture too:p
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  39. pedub

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    Ohhh
    I thought it was a drink... with tablets in it. Now I see
     
  40. Tanuki

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    Box 1 as we wait for the 6.32am Shinkansen to Morioka
     
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    A lot of people say Family Mart fried chicken is the best, but im not sure I really agree with that.
     
  42. Tanuki

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    Tokyo Boss Man with his 500ml Kirin at 6.45am

    Amateur Hour Tourist version
     
  43. Crispy013

    Crispy013 One of Us

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    Surprised to see Japan getting on the “craft” biru train. This one from Lawson, originating in Karuizawa, Nagano.

    Very nice tasting too!
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  44. Sandy

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    Then perhaps you NEED to go to the Shiga Kogen Beer Festival(Snow Monkey Beer Live), usually around 16th-20th March.

    There's live bands(in a hall at Hasuike), around 15-20 craft beer brewery stalls, and 80+ different craft beers!!!

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    Your one in the middle:
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    It's a great event!!!!!
     
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  45. Tanuki

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    Me too, quite a few craft beers in Tokyo shops, some Suntory etc others appear to be legit craft
     
  46. Ramenman

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    Familymart's "クリームボックス = Cream Box". It had been popular only in Fukushima, but somehow Familymart has recently started selling it nationwide.
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  47. pedub

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    Not sure about that one!o_O haha :p

    My person favourite.
    Mainly the grape flavour, Japan has such great grape flavoured things, I cannot seem to find that here
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    This one is a strip of mini packs with about 6 different flavours
    I always have these in my bag when snowboarding in Japan
     
  48. Ramenman

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    I prefer "ピュレグミ・Pure Gummy":cool:
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  49. Ramenman

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    Familymart has two Nikumans. I like the premium one = expensive one = 198 Yen
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  50. Vermillion

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    Because they pour the sugar in there for you. Ever had grape Fanta in Japan vs. Aus? It isnt even close to the same thing. The Japanese must put double the amount of sugar in, and for a holiday where i'm exercising for 8+ hours a day, i'm OK with that.
     
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