Konpeitō (also spelled Konpeito, or Kompeitō) is a Japanese sugar candy made with a technique introduced in Japan in the early 16th century by Portuguese traders. The process to refine large amounts of sugar at that time was rarely practice, making konpeito a luxurious treat.
- word “konpeito” comes from the Portuguese word confeito, which means a sugar candy
- 1569 - a Portuguese missionary presented a glass of konpeito to Oda Nobunaga (leader of the unified Japan of the shogunate in 16th century) in order to obtain the permit for mission work of Christianity
By the Meiji period, konpeito had become one of the standard Japanese sweets of the culture.
The above gif with Hayao Miyazaki’s soot spirits (makurokurosuke, or susuwatari) were seen to be happily eating the konpeito candy in the movie Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi). Konpeito were seen as whimsical and would be paired with faeries, so Miyazaki gave konpeito to his whimsical soot characters.
I love Konpeito. We’ve got a couple of stores here that sell it.
This rock is the best fucking rock. It’s the best colour and it’s frosty which is my favourite and it makes these super cute stalagmites that look like Mario hills. It’s called Chrysocolla and it’s amazing.
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YOOOO. TIME FOR AN EPIC POKEMON GIVEAWAY.
Since I’ve basically dived face first back into the Pokemon fandom, I feel like I should celebrate this. Just in time for the holiday season, too. I’m gonna be giving away all this awesome stuff to one lucky grand prize winner. There will be two runner up prizes too!
The stuff;Choice of either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y, physical copy.
One Fennekin, one Froakie, one Chespin Tomy plush.
One Pokemon TCG Sylveon Collection box.
One Sylveon Super DX plush.
Choice of any English/Japanese/Korean/etc Pokemon TCG booster box(es) under $100.
The two runners up will receive their choice of Fennekin, Froakie, or Chespin plushies and a Sylveon collection box.
- Both reblogs and likes count.
- Follow me for an extra chance at winning. - Absolutely no giveaway blogs. That’s just unfair.
- Reblog as much as you’d like but be considerate of your followers!
- I’ll ship anywhere in the galaxy.
- MAKE SURE YOUR ASK BOX IS OPEN. I can’t stress this enough.
- If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. My ask box is always open.
The giveaway will end on January 1st, 2014 at whatever time I wake up that day. I’ll get my dad to pick three random numbers and those three will be the winners. :3
Good luck to all~
recently i saw an opinion relating to college and some of the expenses for students and it made me remember about something; about how some college students bitch and moan about how they couldn’t afford going to school or paying for college. but can afford fancy personal items on themselves.
Here’s the deal; if you can easily splurge on expensive electronics like a 3DS or iPods, hell even on things you won’t even use for school like art supplies or cosplay material, then you don’t have any say not being able to afford school or college if you can easily pay for any of these expense. You can put that money to good use for education but instead you waste it on meaninglessness hobbies that probably wont benefit you in the real world.
A 3DS costs the same as a college textbook. A lot of people can afford to make that purchase once, but not 10 times a year for four (or more) years.
So this blog is still terrible, anyway.
Another stop on the “if you think poor people shouldn’t have anything nice ever you are wrong and you suck” train.
Besides, hobbies are THINGS THAT MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY. I don’t give a fuck how “meaningless” they are; if it gives someone joy in their life, then they should be able to pursue it. Not everything has to be applicable to your career.
Ok story time: I’ve attended 2 colleges so far in my life. The first one was a lovely community college where I took a ton of gen eds and worked 30+hrs a week saving money. I very quickly learned that I was going to have to drop waaaaay more money on textbooks then I had ever thought, and I wasn’t even going to open half of those because syllabuses changed/things happened/whatever. They had a sell back option at the end of semester that helped, but it was still insane what I was being asked to do.
Then I went to my lovely university and became an art major where I would be constantly told I need to drop around $300+ a class on specialized art supplies in the first week. The same thing then happened with my textbooks where I would find myself not touching half of the supplies and then find out a month in that a product that was a fraction of the cost would have worked just as well for the supplies I was using but for some reason my professor was in lust with an expensive brand they swore by.
So moral of the story is fuck all of that noise. Go see if you can rent the textbook from a local library or buy a heavily discounted copy online. See if you can find pdfs or find friends who have taken that class and borrow from them. Talk to your peers and share a textbook because I can promise that there is practically zero chance you’re ever going to touch that $150 textbook again afterwards so don’t waste your money.
And art supplies? Don’t buy until your teacher actually says you’re going to need it for the next project, and even then go find an art store and ask the employees for more affordable options (as a former Blick associate, I can promise that we know/can find out how the quality of the product will change with brands), or go online and find forums (wetcanvas is a WONDERFUL one for traditional mediums) and actually talk to your teacher and ask if you have to stick to a certain brand or if they have other recommendations because holy fuck that shit gets pricey real quick.
Tuition and all of the fees with higher learning are crazy enough as is, adding supply fees on top is just cruel. Go out and buy that DS or book or fancy meal because school is stressful and being able to sit around and fight some baddies in a game is going to be way more helpful to your sanity then dropping thousands of dollars on practically pointless books.