Category: pandas

Yokohama Chinatown

….until I saw these. Oh my god!! This was the first of what would soon spin into an incredibly propitious string of Yokohama Chinatown panda spottings! These are steamed dumplings with are stamped in the shape of cute little panda faces! I squealed like a school girl when I saw them and ran over to purchase one. They were pretty steep (like $3USD each) but I was all set to plop down for them, when I saw to my disappointment that they were filled with chocolate and bean paste instead of delicious steamed meat. (Actually there were ones filled with meat – the one in the topmost poster for example – but they weren’t so cute so I didn’t buy them). My disappointment was soon alleviated, however, when just around the corner I spied…
Oh my goodness, an entire store devoted JUST TO SELLING PANDA GOODS!! I was in heaven!! I rushed over to the store, brusquely pushing aside a small 12 year old girl and two old women who were in my way (pandas are endangered, old women and little girls are not so it’s all good in my book). Had I found my mecca? I think I had!!

Vodawhore Panda – Part II

“TSUMAAAANAAAIII YO…!!! KAERITAAAIIIII!!!!” (I’m sooo booorrreed! I wanna go back home…!!) I’m laying on the ground on my side, my hands held up on both sides of my face, fingers splayed out at both corners, eyes rolled towards the sky, my tongue hanging out as my feet kick around haphazardly in tune to the plaintive…
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Vodawhore Panda – Part I

Things have really been picking up lately – the last crop of JET newbies arrived in the prefecture about two weeks ago, and it’s been hectic trying to get them where they need to be, preparing for all the various seminars and conferences they have to attend this month, and also get settled in my…
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GETS panda!

Super cute pandas just waiting to be GETS’d…! M came down to visit this past weekend, which happened to coincide with the coming of one of the worst snowstorms in recent history. After spending almost 8 hours on what is normally a 2.5 hour train ride (train got stuck due to snow), she was pretty…
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Born in the USA

A bit of panda news for all you Panda lovers out there. The baby panda born in the San Diego Zoo last August has officially been named! Awwww! Idn’t he just the cutest itsy bitsy widdle panda!? The 100 day old boy panda has been named “Mei Sheng” which is supposed to mean “Born in…
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The power of panda poop…

I shamelessly stole this off of poopreport.com. Don’t even ask why I was surfing poopreport.com….. A Japanese scientist could soon become stinking rich with an invention to be ready by 2005 that would use Panda dung to create electricity. Fumiaki Taguchi, emeritus professor of Kitasato University in Tokyo, embarked on the project five years ago…
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