Can you see Meron eating at a sushi Orlando fast food? You bet ;)
September 18, 2014 ~ Filed Under: Food ~ 708 words
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How long since I last had sushi? Uhm– two months minimum, I’m afraid. That’s quite discomforting if you think that Selenia and I used to frequent sushi bars and japanese restaurants at least once every two weeks until June.
Who knew I would get so busy after my Leadership mandate ended?
That’s life, I guess. But worry not– Selenia and I have a new sushi dinner in our family plan for October! ;) I can hardly wait– and the picture below just speaks my mind.
Now, if only I had Japan Express at car reach…
What’s Japan Express??
You know I use the Web quite often to find new restaurants to try out, either in my country or abroad (because – who knows? – I may be able to afford a trip someday!).
Japan Express , an Orlando, US based restaurant, caught my attention for the simplicity of the approach and the dedication its owner, David, takes to present Sushi and Hibachi to people who love Japanese food– fresh food and ingredients, NOT imported frozen food.
I also found it cute that David visits the local Farmers Market every morning to serve to customers fresh vegetables every day. :) Not every restaurant owner will go that far for his clients’ sake! That warms my heart, seriously.
Only this fact — that David cares so much about his customers — should make Japan Express the best Sushi Orlando (or Sushi Winter Park, since this is the greater Orlando area) place for Japanese food lovers.
It was a nice surprise to see that the restaurant got 4 stars on Yelp and 90% of Likes on Urbanspoon– good reviews and high ratings give a pleasant first impression to naturally cautious people like me, so I was glad to find out the Japan Express’ food and their staff’s manners were well-appreciated by other customers.
I rarely eat Hibachi-style food, as I prefer ordinary sushi and maki, but Japan Express looks like a good Hibachi Orlando place to eat it at.
Just load the website, hit “Menu” and click the “Hibachi” tab after “Sushi”– you’ll find a huge number of Hibachi-style food you can order and eat at the restaurant or as a takeaway (min. $50).
The Hibachi bowls sound quite yummy, honestly. ;P
If you don’t know what Hibachi is, that’s a Japanese cylindrical, roundish bowl that’s designed to endure to high temperatures and keeps the food hot inside.
Just the thought of it sounds good as Fall approaches, doesn’t it?
There isn’t much more I can say, other than— check out David’s website and, if you live in the greater Orlando and Winter Park area, give it a try. No review can tell you what your senses can only tell— how food tastes and how pleasant the whole experience will be for you.
Also, the Yelp reviews from customers who tried the food will give you more insight on which dishes you may want to try first. :) For example:
Finally, a nice extra service David’s Sushi Orlando restaurant offers is catering services— if you fancy Japanese-themed wedding party or even a birthday or a business reunion, this might be a good choice. In such case, the restaurant recommends that you arrive half an hour earlier so everything is set for the yums when your party begins.
Reader’s Questions! :)
Do you live in the greater Orlando and Winter Park area? Have you tried Japan Express already? If you did, do you think it would make a nice eating place for Japanese lovers that come from abroad?
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It was only last week, I think, that I looked up Transformers 4 – Age of Extintion on IMDB.
Honestly, I wasn’t surprised to find out the movie received a mere 6.2 average score from a total of 84,468 user votes. The movie was awful and filled with clichés and stereotypes that bored the soul out of me, so I won’t even waste my time to write a full review of it. There are better movies out there that deserve a review, so you know before hand that I’m going to completely exclude Bay’s Transformers movies from my upcoming Movie Review section.
Those who know me well know why I don’t appreciate these movies and will certainly understand my decision.
Speaking of the new Movie Review section… it’s almost ready to launch. ;) Give it a week or two and you will find it under my Visitor page in the navigation menu. YAY! Email me to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be notified when the section opens. Unfortunately, I don’t have a newsletter yet, so for now this is the only way to keep up with the news. Sorry!
But on with the really cool movie stuff.
Starting this week, I search new movies to watch (at the cinema or via DVD rental) on FunkyFlick. I like this website because it doesn’t just give out snippets, images and reviews of the movies, but it builds a community around them. Yep, I mean an online community, like a forum or a social network! :D Sometimes I get more input on a certain movie by browsing the forums than reading just the recommendations. It feels incredibly warm, as if you were listening to a group of friends giving out movie recommendations.
For example, I discovered Maleficent, the new Disney movie about the evil character in The Sleeping Beauty, through FunkyFlick and my fiancee and I went and bought cinema tickets about 24 hours later. The day after, we woke up early and went straight to the DVD rental store to borrow Finding Nemo, which we hadn’t watched years ago and that we found in an interesting discussion on the FunkyFlick forums where people said the movie uses a lot of scuba diving techniques. Too cool!
Oh, I used to look up movie reviews and opinions via Facebook, too, but since I stopped quite early– most comments on that social network were quite silly or downright rude, so I was happy enough to delete my account. I don’t think I’ll ever try Facebook again in the future…
It’s getting late here in Rolamaton, so I’m going to wish you goodbye and I hope to read your comments in the next few days. I love your feedback.
And let me know if there are any movies you would really love to recommend to me! I’m all ears. ;)
Soon, No Longer a Leader
January 18, 2014 ~ Filed Under: Robocity Leaders, Writing ~ 179 words
Wow, I’m almost nineteen years old…
I was a Leader at age 9, can you believe it?
And now that my mandate is about to expire, I feel so weird about it. Maybe nostalgic? Uhm. Guess I’m gonna miss it.
A LOT. :)
Unfortunately, due to financial issues, I’m having troubles running our institutional website and that adds up to the sadness that in April of this year, I’ll no longer be a Leader.
That will be very hard to adjust to, but it’s time for someone new to come in.
In order to keep busy, I think I will start working part-time for Fulmine’s coaching service for students in need of a writing tutor, and his research writing activity.
That would occupy my “non Leader time”, at least until I find something else to do, either here or outside of Rolamaton.
I’ll have to hear Selenia about it, too.
Any advice from you readers?
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