Candy Sushi DIY Kit

I posted on tumblr a while ago, about a lunchables like kit in Japan, where you can make your own candy sushi. It’s amazing to look at, because the end product really does look like sushi.

I happened upon an article in Boing Boing about this kit again. This time the author of the article and his daughter got their own kit to make their own candy.

He links to a site that sells these kits — along with English instructions —  and I’m tempted to try one out. You can purchase it on their website for $5. Is it worth it though? Perhaps. We’ll see.

How to make tea…

If you want to make tea with teabags it’s quite simple, and Charlie already has the video to show you how. This entry is to show you how to make tea using loose tea leaves – without leaving a mess.

First you need to boil some water. Using a kettle is quite efficient for this.

Next, search the shelf-tops for your mother’s teapots and choose one that you like. Rinse it out.

Next you want to take your tea leaves and measure the amount you want (I usually use about one tablespoon because I like the flavour to be strong). You can pour this directly into the tea pot, or into a convenient little tea ball strainer.

Pour in the hot water, close and let it sit for about five minutes.

Pour into cup of your choice, even though your mother reminded you that she has matching tea cups and if you’ll be posting pictures on the internet, you should use those matching tea cups.


HTC Thunderbolt, I haz it.

It’s not a secret, I’ve been hating on my blackberry for almost a year now, so when the HTC Thunderbolt was quietly released last week, I practically ran to the Verizon store and bought it.

I have not regretted this decision.

Look at it. It’s so pretty!

I love the weather widget, with it’s animated clouds, or sunlight, or rain. I love that it’s Google’s platform so Google syncs seamlessly with it. After all, I have everything Google.

Google helps me with my email accounts (yes, many). My calendar, my contacts, my Google Voice and my chat. I also use Google for Google Docs and Google Reader. I use these things every day. So having them on my phone is a huge plus!

The calendar widget is one of my favourites. Not only does it show you your Google Calendar, but it syncs your other mail calendars and your Facebook calendar in there as well. So I know when I have meetings, or when I have personal events, or when someone’s birthday is coming up. I’m really bad at remembering dates and names, so this is perfect for me.

As it’s on the 4G LTE network, the phone seems to run as fast as my wifi connection. When I was first using it, I almost forgot I was on my phone – that’s how fast it was. This does have a downside to it though, since the phone can be used as a hotspot, I can see myself wanting to tether my phone to my laptop a lot! Not much of a downside for people who need it, but a downside for me because now I am always connected (or can be). Verizon also has the hotspot setup for free until May 15th, so that doesn’t help, as I love trying it out and it is amazing!

The camera quality is great for a phone. I haven’t recorded anything yet, but I’m sure video would be great as well.

The phone is wider than your normal phones, so that will take some getting use to, but over all I’m extremely happy with my new toy! If you’re on Verizon, look into getting it =)