Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Taka Update April 29, 2014

 Taka Update April 29, 2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna supply is better than March. I received big eye tuna yesterday. It was about 50 lbs for ¼ stomach side. Toro is not super excellent but better than OK.
☆ Uni supply  is not stable. I do not have any uni right now. It will come at the weekend.
  Ocean Trout (Rainbow Trout) is not available so far. And I am not sure future delivery.
☆ Japanese Fish just arrived today. You can expect 4 kinds of fish.

Closed Info
☆ May 25th – 29th . This is my first vacation of the year. I will go to Hawaii for a short trip. It is only 3 nights but OK. It is still good escape for me.

Heavy use of iPads causing children to lose basic skills in the real world

An increasing number of infants do not have the motor skills necessary to play with building blocks because of an "addiction" to tablet computers and smartphones, according to a teacher's organization.

Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported that the group notes that many children aged 3-4 years old can "swipe a screen," but they have little to no dexterity in their fingers because they have spent too many hours glued to an iPad or other tablet screen.

Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) are also warning that some older children are not able to complete traditional pen-and-paper exams because their memories have eroded due to overexposure to screen-based technology. As such, they are calling on parents to limit their children's tablet usage and even shut off the Wi-Fi during the evening to help address the problem.

The recommendations were made after study figures showed that the proportion of households with tablet computers more than doubled from 20 percent to 51 percent last year.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I finally got Big eye tuna.

Let's see it.

It is about 41 lbs for 1/4 stomach side.
I can say this is the best tuna in April 2014.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I like these songs now.

Pharrell Williams

Ain't it fun

Hey, I am still young, maybe.

Taka Update April 16, 2014

 Taka Update April 16, 2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna is same like last week. Yellow fin tuna is available and can get big eye tuna sometimes but it is Ok tuna and no toro in it. Many people are expecting Negitoro-Don but I cannot make it. So, toro means Blue fin Oh-toro only. This is farmed in Australia and frozen. Some people like this one and I just sell it. To be honest, this oh-toro is not my standard. Other restaurants buy Fresh farmed blue fin tuna from Japan or buy farmed other places blue fin. I tasted those before but those were also not my standard. I really feel the X-Day is coming near future. X-Day? The end of wild tuna supply.  Many people say “Don’t say that.” But it will come and I feel it.  I ‘ve been selling tuna for 18 years and I can tell.
☆ Uni supply is getting better. I have some and still buy from Japan. So, I have uni almost every day but not much quantity.
  Ocean Trout (Rainbow Trout) is not available this week because of bad quality. It was not fresh and we returned.
☆ Japanese Fish Omakase is 4 kinds of items. I have Isaki ( Three line Grunt), Kurodai (Black Porgy), Teen Seabass and Hobo (Sea Robin). They are all white fish.
☆ I made a new ramen. This is dipping style and the sauce is sesame miso flavor.
☆ Masters was over. Sorry for Kuchar. Looking forward to see the victory next year.

Closed Info
☆ May 25th – 29th . This is my first vacation of the year. I will go to Hawaii for a short trip. It is only 3 nights but OK. It is still good escape for me.

Vitamin E: a skin-boosting antioxidant that plays many roles in the body

Like vitamins A and C, vitamin E is an important antioxidant whose primary role in the body is to scavenge free radicals. Free radicals (which are produced by air and water pollution, cigarette smoke, radiation and the consumption of processed foods) are rogue atoms or atomic groups that have lost at least one electron, forcing them to steal electrons from neighboring molecules in the hope of stabilizing themselves. Unsurprisingly, this causes havoc in the body. In fact, unchecked free radical activity is a leading cause of accelerated aging as well as degenerative diseases like cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and cataracts. Since vitamin E can neutralize these free radicals, it can help prevent these serious diseases while ensuring that our skin remains smooth and radiant (this is why vitamin E is added to so many skin care products).

Vitamin E plays large number of roles in our cardiovascular systems. Firstly, it aids red blood cell formation, ensuring that our tissues receive enough oxygen (which, in turn, guards us from anemia). Secondly, it thins the blood by widening our blood vessels, preventing our platelets from clumping together and creating clots. Thirdly, it prevents "bad" LDL cholesterol from being oxidized, which prevents clogged arteries. For these reasons, high levels of vitamin E in the body have been linked to reductions in non-fatal heart attacks and strokes in subjects. Vitamin E is also shown to reduce complications relating to diabetes.

Like most other vitamins, especially the B vitamins, vitamin E helps maintain cell function. For example, vitamin E can aid cell differentiation -- a process of turning generic cells into the specific types of cells our bodies need, resulting in improved cell communication. Of course, proper cell communication is essential if we want our bodies to maintain proper immune function, heal damaged tissues and perform countless other tasks correctly. Additionally, vitamin E is associated with gene regulation, meaning it helps moderate the performance and production of certain enzymes, proteins and hormones in our bodies.
Vitamin E is contained in Tofu, Spinach, Almond, Sun flower seeds, Avocado, Shrimp, rainbow trout, Olive oil, Broccoli, Squash and others.  See this site in detail. http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vitamin-E.php

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Uni from Japan

This is Japanese uni. The name of uni is Ba-fun uni. Ba means horse and fun means shit. True? Yes it is.
The shape of Bafun uni looks like horse shit, so we call Ba-fun uni.

Left- Japanese, Ba=fun uni        Right- California Uni, Murasaki-uni

Murasaki means purple.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Taka Update April 10, 2014

 Taka Update April 10, 2014

Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna supply is not great. I have yellow fin tuna only so far. I can get big eye tuna bit just red meat, no toro at all.
☆ Uni is also not easy. I finally ordered it from Japan. The price is high but better than no uni sitiation.
☆ Japanese Fish Omakase is 4 kinds. Blue nose is really good.
☆ A new dish for tuna.  I make tuna sashimi with tomato sauce. It is good for spring.
☆ Masters is just started. I will come on Sunday.

Closed Info
☆ May 25th – 29th . This is my first vacation of the year. I will go to Hawaii for a short trip. It is only 3 nights but OK. It is still good escape for me.\

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk by a Third
A Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) cut the risk for developing type 2 diabetes by about a third among adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with a low-fat diet, a new analysis finds.
The results, from the subgroup of subjects in the Spanish cardiovascular prevention study Prevencion con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED) who did not have diabetes at baseline, were published January 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine by Jordi Salas-Salvado, MD, PhD, from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, and colleagues.
"The PREDIMED trial provides strong evidence that long-term adherence to a Mediterranean diet supplemented with EVOO without energy restrictions…results in a substantial reduction in the risk for type 2 diabetes among older persons with high cardiovascular risk," Dr. Salas-Salvado and colleagues write.
The Mediterranean diet is high in fat (30% to 40% of total calories) from vegetable sources such as olive oil and nuts and relatively low in dairy products. The diet also commonly includes sauces with tomato, onions, garlic, and spices and moderate wine consumption.
"Of note, this dietary pattern is palatable and has a high potential for long-term sustainability, with obvious public-health implications for primary prevention of diabetes," the investigators write.
Commenting on the study for Medscape Medical News, William S. Yancy Jr, MD, associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, said that the findings demonstrate overall benefit for the Mediterranean diet, but not necessarily in comparison with a true low-fat diet.
"These results are fairly convincing that the Mediterranean diet prevents the onset of diabetes compared with a usual diet," he observed, noting that the "low-fat" diet used in the study was actually closer to a "usual diet" because adherence to the low-fat diet in the study's control arm wasn't good.
"The Mediterranean diet may ultimately be found to be healthier than a low-fat diet, but this study did not effectively test that," said Dr. Yancy, whose research focus is obesity and nutrition.
Nonetheless, he believes the study lends support to a Mediterranean diet prescription. "It may not be definitive, but it is a very reasonable recommendation, because we are not aware of any harms from the Mediterranean diet — except maybe cost or lack of familiarity/convenience to Americans — and there is a growing body of evidence showing its benefits," he told Medscape Medical News.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Do you know this?

You may be aware of Mark Levin's book "The Liberty Amendments" released last year which called for a "Convention of the States". Article 5 of the Constitution gives the several states the ability to convene a convention in which the Constitution may be amended, changed, or even scrapped.

Last week Michigan's legislature voted and passed a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention. They are the 34th state to do so, and this should trigger the Convention of the States.

Pretty major, yet the MSM is ignoring it.

Read on.
From TRN News: 
The most important political development in 200 years was triggered last week, when the state legislature of Michigan became the 34 th state to demand a "Constitutional Convention" in the United States. Under Article 5 of the US Constitution, if 2/3rds of the states call for such a convention, (meaning 34 states) it MUST take place. During such a convention, the ENTIRE Constitution can be changed; nothing is off-limits. This would even allow the States to dismantle the federal government without its consent, and repudiate the debt which that government has incurred! When it voted for the convention last week, Michigan became the 34 th state, thus meeting the requirement.
A goal has been reached behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, through a little-known provision that gives states rather than Congress the power to initiate changes. This is the most significant political development in the entire world in the last 200 years.

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At issue is what's known as a "constitutional convention," a scenario tucked into Article V of the U.S. Constitution. At its core, Article V provides two ways for amendments to be proposed. The first – which has been used for all 27 amendment to date – requires two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve a resolution, before sending it to the states for ratification. The Founding Fathers, though, devised an alternative way which says if two-thirds of state legislatures demand a meeting, Congress “shall call a convention for proposing amendments.”
The idea has gained popularity among constitutional scholars in recent years -- but got a big boost last week when Michigan lawmakers endorsed it.
Michigan matters, because by some counts it was the 34th state to do so. That makes two-thirds.
In the wake of the vote, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pressed House Speaker John Boehner on today to determine whether the states just crossed the threshold for this kind of convention. Like Michigan lawmakers, Hunter's interest in the matter stems from a desire to push a balanced-budget amendment -- something that could be done at a constitutional convention.
  “Based on several reports and opinions, Michigan is the 34th state to issue such a call and therefore presents the constitutionally-required number of states to begin the process of achieving a balanced budget amendment,” Hunter wrote.
“With the recent decision by Michigan lawmakers, it is important that the House – and those of us who support a balanced budget amendment -- determine whether the necessary number of states have acted and the appropriate role of Congress should this be the case."
If two-thirds of the states indeed have applied, the ball is presumably in Congress' court to call the convention.
But Article V is rather vague, and it's ultimately unclear whether 34 states have technically applied. In the past, states like Oregon, Utah and Arizona have quietly voted to approve the provision in their legislature.
But some of the 34 or so have rescinded their requests. Others have rescinded, and then re-applied.
Alabama rescinded its request in 1988 but in 2011, lawmakers again applied for a convention related to an amendment requiring that the federal budget be balanced. It was a similar story in Florida in 2010.
Louisiana rescinded in 1990 but lawmakers have tried several times, unsuccessfully, to reinstate the application since then.

It's unclear whether the applications still count in these scenarios.
Some constitutional scholars like Gregory Watson, an analyst in Texas, say once states ask, there may be no take-backs.
“There is a disagreement among scholars as to whether a state that has approved an application may later rescind that application,” Watson told The Washington Times. “If it is ultimately adjudicated that a state may not rescind a prior application, then Ohio’s 2013 application for a Balanced Budget Amendment convention would be the 33 rd and Michigan’s 2014 application would be the 34th on that topic.”
Others say if a state changes its mind, it can no longer be part of the 34.
Even if the requisite number of states have applied, questions remain about how such a convention would work -- and whether, as Michigan wants, such a convention could be limited to only discussing a balanced-budget amendment.
It still may be a long shot, but some analysts are warning about the unintended consequences of such a move.
In Louisiana, Budget Project Policy Analyst Steve Spire argued against the state's resolution, saying the convention could permanently damage the nation’s political system. What he calls "damage" others call improvement.
Change from a federal form of national government, back to a confederacy, which was what existed prior to adoption of the Constitution in 1789. No, not the one that existed during the Civil War, the one that existed between the time we won the Revolutionary War and the time we adopted the US Constitution. What's that you say, you never knew the United States was a Confederacy before the Constitution? So much for public school education. In fact, the U.S. was a Confederacy and under that form of government, there is NO NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, just states that agree to do business with each other and to defend each other if attacked. How's that for simple?
  If we make the mistake of keeping a federal government, we could dramatically curtail its powers. All elected officials could be term-limited. Judges could be term limited. The jurisdiction of the federal government could be for commerce only; no longer allowing it criminal prosecution powers, leaving that to the states alone.
All Treaties currently in force, could be scrapped. We could cancel our participation in NATO no longer having to assure the safety of Europe by shedding American blood to settle their squabbles. (World War I, World War II, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo etc.) Make Europe defend itself. We could scrap the Treaties with South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, making them defend themselves rather than pledging American blood to keep them safe. After all, for the fifty years or more that we have guaranteed the security of these countries, what have they done for us? Hint: Nothing.
We could scrap the Treaties with Russia concerning our nuclear arsenal, allowing us to re-arm to face the new challenges posed by China becoming a super-power, India, Pakistan and Israel becoming nuclear powers.


We could do away with the federal power to make war; delegating that power to a simple majority of the fifty state legislatures voting in concert.
We could do away with the Federal Reserve which creates money out of thin air, causing inflation to erode our savings and earnings, and start printing our own real money, backed by gold, silver, platinum etc. No more central Bankers to parasite off our hard work the way they do now.
We could do away with the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register, both of which stifle American ingenuity through reams of government regulation.
We could put people ahead of animals and do away with rules that forbid development of land because some little creature lives on it.
We could do away with the Department of Education, which during its existence, has seen the education level of American children drop from #1 in the world to somewhere toward the bottom. This department is a complete and total failure and it should be wiped out of existence.
We could do away with the Department of Energy, which was created during the Carter Administration for the purpose of weening the United States off imported oil. Ask yourself this simple question: In the forty years it has been in existence, has the Department of Energy even come close to achieving what it was created to do? No. It is another total failure and it should be wiped out of existence.


We could become energy self-sufficient within a year, by allowing our own natural resources to be developed- then tell the Arabs to take their oil and shove it.
We could stop the hand-outs to the permanent welfare class, forcing them to get off their good-for-nothing lazy butts and get a job.
We could do away with the income tax!
We could restore the free market in EVERY industry; getting government out of the way so that entrepreneurs can create new and better products and services to improve all our lives.
This would be a new beginning for America; a new chance at vast prosperity, personal liberty and personal responsibility.
The last time there was a successful amendment was more than four decades ago – the 26th Amendment which changed the voting age to 18. States ratified the 27th Amendment on congressional pay increases, but it took more than 200 years to do it. With the Michigan vote, this time we can right so many wrongs, and finally get the government out of our lives.

Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 Masters Ian Pouter

It was Monday in Augusta GA.
I visited Ian Poulter's house.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Album 2014

You don't know he is still singing, writing songs.
I just ordered at Amazon.com.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sake Festival

Inman Park Sake Fest at Savi Provisions Meet the Brewers

April 5, 2014 (Sat) from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Savi Urban Market Parking Lot - Inman Park

287 Elizabeth St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fish Omakase April 01, 2014

Ama-Dai, Japanese Tilefish

Isaki, Three line Grunt

Medai, Bluenose

Chikame- Kintoki, Alfonsino