Thank you for sharing this piece. Are those eyes sad or disappointed by what they see? Who ever sculpted this piece of stone was indeed an artist, and good for you to see how interesting it is. Many times people walk past pieces of stonework without giving them a second glance. Being in black and white gives this shot a whole other demension and those eyes are certainly what draw you in. Well done you.
Thank you. There were many statues and carvings at Heidelberg Castle but this one stood out the most. While his mane has all the texture, his eyes intrigued me the most. Honestly though, I still prefer the original color version.
Can you add sidebar headers on SN? I don't even have a header figured out yet...but I am working on it! ;P
Katakana is the script used in Japan for non-Japanese words and names. My name is usually written as トム compared to the more rounded hiragana version of とむ or the kanji version of 富夢. Of course because my name is a foreign name you would never see in in hiragana or kanji. Your name in katakana would read something like this: ユーゲンドー
I will have to ask a native speaker first to check if the pronunciation is correct.
I got one of my more clever students to help. She said ユルゲンドー is closer to the actual pronunciation of your name. The translation I offered makes the first vowel in your name too long. We could also check with Mayumi-san. She would probably know best!
I was taught that "san" is equal to saying Herr, Frau, or Fraulein. It is the polite word added to another person's name. However we don't add it to our own names because it would sound very strange to a Japanese person. For example, if I introduce you and Mayumi as "Jurgen-san" and "Mayumi-san" it is ok but if I introduce myself "Tom-san" is not appropriate.
We can even go a step further and add the suffix "sama" which is very polite Japanese. "Jurgen-sama"
"onna" indicates a women but I'm not sure if it can be used with names. That is something I would have to ask a native speaker about.
It was something I read about on the net from someone who learns Japanese or so .. that's why I ask .. well you live there for 16 years now and should know better ..
You know what so funny .. you're from Canada and moved to Japan and Mayumi is from Japan and moved to Canada .. how funny is that :)
ooooh....that's a hard question to answer. Really depends on what you crave. Hustle and bustle or quite country life? Cold or hot? I like where I am now but it's not for everyone... you would have to describe your perfect location to live and then maybe I could match it with a city here!
Yes...it was hard at first but one always adapts. And whenever I go home I eat sooooo much that I feel sick! haha! But in the last 16 years it has been getting easier to find more international food. The hard part is the butcher. It's hard to describe the cut of beef I need for rouladin so I have to show him a picture.
hehehe I can imagine that .. next time you know .. eat less and take more with you :)
Well in the US you can't find any butcher anymore .. just the damn grocery stores and this is all junk .. have to go to the German Gourmet to get me some real nice food :)
If you ever make again Rouladen .. try this .. you do the same like the normal roulade but fill extra a half mett bratwourst in it .. take the skin off cut it in half and lay it to the bacon, onion and pickle .. the roulade doesn't shrink to much and the bratwurst gives a nice taste to it .. It's one of my changed recipe :)
I'm not sure I can find the uncooked Bratwurst here. I might have to substitue it with a chorizo sausage instead. It's just one of those things I have become accustomed to....not having all the right ingredients and making do with what I can find. Sometimes it leads to wonderful new recipes and tastes! I'll definitely let you know how it turns out!
Try to find some bratwurst first because the chorizo sausage is very spicy and I don't know if the taste would still be right .. but as you said .. sometimes not having everything leads to wonderful new recipes and tastes :)
There is a Brazilian shop in a neighboring city. They often have a lot of different types of wurst. I might be able to find something there. They Brazilian wurst usually has a lot of garlic but it might go well with the rouladen. I will have to try.
Try to find a mild bratwurst if they have it without garlic .. gives a bad taste with pickles and bacon :)
I bet you'll come up with something good and if you don't find any just do the typical way .. I just made one and made a photo with it .. just need to upload it some day :)
Now you're making me hungry!! Good thing lunch is just around the corner. Unfortunately it will be miso soup, rice, sour pickled cucumbers and some fish....which isn't bad but the school lunch center that prepares the food is very repetitive and we get a lot of the same food throughout the course of a month. I would love some rouladen right now!!
How did you shoot the photo? I need to practice my food shooting techniques a bit more as there are a lot of beautiful foods to shoot in Japan.
Well I put a table cloth on the table and just one plate .. I like to shot from above so you can see the food on the plate .. I always like to have the full plate on the shot .. half plates or without borders doesn't look so good :)