Jul 14th 2015 | If Only We Had Enough For a Bubble Bath...
This month's shipment was a box containing two items. This shipment will likely arrive to you around end of August / beginning of September. The contents were fruity soft-chews and candy bubbles.
Hi-Chew Seasonal Mix
Hi-Chew is Japan's very famous fruit-flavored chewy candy. The Western equivalent would be something like Starburst. While a mix bag would be savory enough, this assortment includes a limited and seasonal banana flavor, a new strawberry flavor, and the staple grape and green apple flavors. There are 21 individually wrapped pieces perfect for sharing.
Now here is definitely a strange one. This grape flavored DIY jelly kit turns into candied bubbles! Actually, it's more like candied sea foam to me. The Little Mermaid would have ended quite differently had she dissolved into this stuff. Tragic none the less, but at least a little tastier. Anyway, making it is simple enough.
Just tear apart the trays and fill the music note to its first line with water. Add in 1 and mix. Then fill star up to its first line with water. Add 2 and mix. Pour the contents of music note into star and mix. Then fill music note up to its second line with water. Add 3 and mix. Pour its contents into star and mix. You should now have a bubbly (foamy) yummy treat!
I did some modeling jobs this month for extra money and had to travel up to Gunma for one of them. The way it works is the clothes you model for are always for the next seasons, so of course in Japan's blazing summers I had to wear winter clothing in the middle of the humid woods. The cameraman was pretty cool though and let me share ideas for setup like this.
Since I was dying of heat, I asked if I could just lay down face first in the rushing river for the final shot of the eight hour long sweaty day. He liked the idea so we went with it. Some assistants held me by my feet and a guide was on hand in equipment to jump in after me in case the river swept me away. It made for nice shot! Although it does kind of look like I drown for the sake of Adidas.
Don't worry. I'm still alive.
After getting a better camera for product shots and baby pictures, I realized that photography is actually fascinating. I'm now into street photography in particular, after discovering that the reaction from many people upon having a camera pointed at them is not anger or panic, but actually excitement.
Kids started competing on who could make a scarier face for me:
Presence of camera heated things up for this lucky guy:
I'm on Instagram as bemmu, give me a follow if you'd like to see more photos like these. Actually I got so into snapping photos that I forgot to send this email sooner (sorry!).