auggielicious:

ewebean:

adrnired:

debbieneedstostrut:

what is the MAGIC

it’s called mochi!
it’s like ice cream in a soft skin!
also, it’s fucking amazing!

This is もちアイス (mochiaisu) and the “soft skin” is pounded rice cake. The white stuff you see on the outside is powdered sugar so they won’t get sticky. It’s very delicious on a hot day and you can get these at the right self-serve frozen yogurt joints. Unfortunately North America sells one mochiaisu for a dollar and some cents whereas in Japan you can get these by the boxful in any supermarket.

This is one of the many reasons I don’t think I could ever visit/live in Japan. I would spend absolutely all of my money on food.

Mango Mochi are 100% my guilty pleasure.
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auggielicious:

ewebean:

adrnired:

debbieneedstostrut:

what is the MAGIC

it’s called mochi!
it’s like ice cream in a soft skin!
also, it’s fucking amazing!

This is もちアイス (mochiaisu) and the “soft skin” is pounded rice cake. The white stuff you see on the outside is powdered sugar so they won’t get sticky. It’s very delicious on a hot day and you can get these at the right self-serve frozen yogurt joints. Unfortunately North America sells one mochiaisu for a dollar and some cents whereas in Japan you can get these by the boxful in any supermarket.

This is one of the many reasons I don’t think I could ever visit/live in Japan. I would spend absolutely all of my money on food.

Mango Mochi are 100% my guilty pleasure.
Zoom Info
  • Camera
  • ISO
  • Aperture
  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Nikon D60
  • 500
  • f/4.2
  • 1/30th
  • 24mm
auggielicious:

ewebean:

adrnired:

debbieneedstostrut:

what is the MAGIC

it’s called mochi!
it’s like ice cream in a soft skin!
also, it’s fucking amazing!

This is もちアイス (mochiaisu) and the “soft skin” is pounded rice cake. The white stuff you see on the outside is powdered sugar so they won’t get sticky. It’s very delicious on a hot day and you can get these at the right self-serve frozen yogurt joints. Unfortunately North America sells one mochiaisu for a dollar and some cents whereas in Japan you can get these by the boxful in any supermarket.

This is one of the many reasons I don’t think I could ever visit/live in Japan. I would spend absolutely all of my money on food.

Mango Mochi are 100% my guilty pleasure.
Zoom Info
  • Camera
  • ISO
  • Aperture
  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Nikon D60
  • 900
  • f/4.2
  • 1/30th
  • 24mm
auggielicious:

ewebean:

adrnired:

debbieneedstostrut:

what is the MAGIC

it’s called mochi!
it’s like ice cream in a soft skin!
also, it’s fucking amazing!

This is もちアイス (mochiaisu) and the “soft skin” is pounded rice cake. The white stuff you see on the outside is powdered sugar so they won’t get sticky. It’s very delicious on a hot day and you can get these at the right self-serve frozen yogurt joints. Unfortunately North America sells one mochiaisu for a dollar and some cents whereas in Japan you can get these by the boxful in any supermarket.

This is one of the many reasons I don’t think I could ever visit/live in Japan. I would spend absolutely all of my money on food.

Mango Mochi are 100% my guilty pleasure.
Zoom Info
  • Camera
  • ISO
  • Aperture
  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Nikon D60
  • 320
  • f/5.6
  • 1/30th
  • 55mm
auggielicious:

ewebean:

adrnired:

debbieneedstostrut:

what is the MAGIC

it’s called mochi!
it’s like ice cream in a soft skin!
also, it’s fucking amazing!

This is もちアイス (mochiaisu) and the “soft skin” is pounded rice cake. The white stuff you see on the outside is powdered sugar so they won’t get sticky. It’s very delicious on a hot day and you can get these at the right self-serve frozen yogurt joints. Unfortunately North America sells one mochiaisu for a dollar and some cents whereas in Japan you can get these by the boxful in any supermarket.

This is one of the many reasons I don’t think I could ever visit/live in Japan. I would spend absolutely all of my money on food.

Mango Mochi are 100% my guilty pleasure.
Zoom Info
  • Camera
  • ISO
  • Aperture
  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Nikon D60
  • 400
  • f/3.5
  • 1/30th
  • 18mm

auggielicious:

ewebean:

adrnired:

debbieneedstostrut:

what is the MAGIC

it’s called mochi!

it’s like ice cream in a soft skin!

also, it’s fucking amazing!

This is もちアイス (mochiaisu) and the “soft skin” is pounded rice cake. The white stuff you see on the outside is powdered sugar so they won’t get sticky. It’s very delicious on a hot day and you can get these at the right self-serve frozen yogurt joints. Unfortunately North America sells one mochiaisu for a dollar and some cents whereas in Japan you can get these by the boxful in any supermarket.

This is one of the many reasons I don’t think I could ever visit/live in Japan. I would spend absolutely all of my money on food.

Mango Mochi are 100% my guilty pleasure.

(Source: coolinarygabey)

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden (via currentsinbiology)

A friendly neighborhood reminder that YES, in fact winter will eventually end.  But then won’t you miss it three months from now?

sci-universe:

Ann Druyan — the amazing lady who has co-written, produced and directed both the original (1980s) and today’s “Cosmos” series.

“We may be little but we don’t think small. It’s the courage of questions, of grasping our true circumstances, and not pretending we are at the center of it all, that is adulthood. That’s being a grownup. Nothing in the cosmos diminishes the profundity of life and love. This show is a celebration of life in the universe.”

Your friendly neighborhood reminder that after Carl Sagan’s death, Ann Druyan, his wife, spoke avidly about his relationship with Marijuana.  HILLAAARIOUS.

(Source: p-0ison)

washingtonpost:

Yes. This is latte art. It’s real. 

This astronaut is RIDIC-ulous.
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washingtonpost:

Yes. This is latte art. It’s real. 

This astronaut is RIDIC-ulous.
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  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 800
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washingtonpost:

Yes. This is latte art. It’s real. 

This astronaut is RIDIC-ulous.
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washingtonpost:

Yes. This is latte art. It’s real. 

This astronaut is RIDIC-ulous.
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  • Focal Length
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 800
  • f/4.5
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  • 50mm
washingtonpost:

Yes. This is latte art. It’s real. 

This astronaut is RIDIC-ulous.
Zoom Info
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  • Aperture
  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 1250
  • f/4.5
  • 1/30th
  • 50mm

washingtonpost:

Yes. This is latte art. It’s real. 

This astronaut is RIDIC-ulous.

scinewsnetwork:

A Hypergiant Star And Its Clingy Companion
The astronomer who discovered the size of this star says it’s shaped like a peanut, but we disagree; that one “lobe” is much too large. Perhaps that’s because the larger star is, in fact, one of the 10 largest stars ever discovered. Its diameter is 1,315 times that of Earth’s sun.
Astronomers have seen the star, named HR 5171, before. In a new study, however, an international team of scientists learned much more about it. For example, they discovered that HR 5171 is a binary system with a small companion star that touches and orbits the larger star. The astronomers also calculated HR 5171 A’s (the bigger star’s) surprising size. The star is almost twice as large as scientists expect for stars of its type.
Telescope Image of HR 5171 Among Other Stars 
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

HR 5171 A is a yellow hypergiant, a type of star that’s rare in our galaxy. Like its type-mates, HR 5171 A is big, bright and unstable. It’s about 1 million times brighter than the sun. Over the past four decades, it’s been cooling, enlarging and expelling material outwards.
The team made its new observations from data from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer. The astronomers also analyzed archival data extending back 60 years, to learn what HR 5171 A has been doing over time. They published their work today in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. You can see the full text of a version of the paper on the arXiv, where they posted it publicly before it was peer-reviewed.
[European Southern Observatory]

It looks like a Shmoo.

scinewsnetwork:

A Hypergiant Star And Its Clingy Companion

The astronomer who discovered the size of this star says it’s shaped like a peanut, but we disagree; that one “lobe” is much too large. Perhaps that’s because the larger star is, in fact, one of the 10 largest stars ever discovered. Its diameter is 1,315 times that of Earth’s sun.

Astronomers have seen the star, named HR 5171, before. In a new study, however, an international team of scientists learned much more about it. For example, they discovered that HR 5171 is a binary system with a small companion star that touches and orbits the larger star. The astronomers also calculated HR 5171 A’s (the bigger star’s) surprising size. The star is almost twice as large as scientists expect for stars of its type.

Wide-field telescope image of HR 5171 and other stars
Telescope Image of HR 5171 Among Other Stars 
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

HR 5171 A is a yellow hypergiant, a type of star that’s rare in our galaxy. Like its type-mates, HR 5171 A is big, bright and unstable. It’s about 1 million times brighter than the sun. Over the past four decades, it’s been cooling, enlarging and expelling material outwards.

The team made its new observations from data from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer. The astronomers also analyzed archival data extending back 60 years, to learn what HR 5171 A has been doing over time. They published their work today in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. You can see the full text of a version of the paper on the arXiv, where they posted it publicly before it was peer-reviewed.

[European Southern Observatory]

It looks like a Shmoo.