a The Transit Lounge: Disco Kryptonite

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Wednesday, April 26

Disco Kryptonite

13 Comments:

Blogger Dollop said...

I want some

1:20 pm

 
Blogger Miss Riz said...

i had some last night - had an absinthe special.....strawberries, ice and absinthe blended together with mint....was awesome.

4:01 pm

 
Blogger Dollop said...

You've heard of Jaeger Bombs?

New version - Kabul Car Bombs: Absinthe shots in Redbull. Nasty.

1:23 pm

 
Blogger Miss Riz said...

hmmm....will try it next time. Although red bull has only this month appeared on the shelves of convenience stores!! Before that you could only buy red bull at selected bars (and there werent many of them) - any drink with red bull in it sets you back about $10. The weird thing is that the generic ingredients of red bull don't conform to the regulations here, so a new recipe was produced....which is weird considering the amount of "genki" (energy) and "health" drinks they have on the shelves which basically have no regulations and certainly give you more than the wings red bull offers. Certain genki drinks (with most of them being between 50 - 100ml) will give you the shakes, teeth grinds and leave you sleepless in nipponland for days. And not in the nice way either.

2:12 pm

 
Anonymous mrm said...

So why indulge in the stuff then?

8:44 pm

 
Blogger Miss Riz said...

i dont - i probably havent had a genki drink since my second week in japan...we all stay away from them. they are too nasty.

9:16 pm

 
Blogger Dollop said...

We put Japanese academic results down to studiosness yet it's really all about Genki intake?

1:14 pm

 
Blogger Miss Riz said...

yes - that and a serious amount of crystal meth.

10:03 pm

 
Blogger Dollop said...

That's the Aussie kiddies Riz, though I am bit worried: according to an artimicle from today, Meth is the biggest backyard drug of the moment, with some back yarders cooking up Ketamine to make Meth.

K is a depressant.

Meth is not, unless all those Japanese students are sleeping through their study periods.

10:43 am

 
Blogger Gitte said...

Must be the Aussie kids - there are NO backyards in Japan....

10:51 am

 
Anonymous cambosis said...

hey you just be careful what you say about genku drinks! they once got me through 4 days of absolute terror! I kept plugging 100 Yen coins into the machine on an hourly basis! was the only thing i could keep down!

12:38 pm

 
Blogger Miss Riz said...

meth was still legal to buy over the counter ininjectible form as recently until the early 1990s i japan yet i cant even get decent painkillers for my thumb cuz codeine is illegal....
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cam, i do have a plan to try those genki drinks one by one and write a review on each of the, for the bikeclub website....as soon as i have a week of when i dont need to sleep or concentrate too much...

2:49 am

 
Blogger Dollop said...

Yet we can still buy codeine over the counter and all our pseudoephidrene has just gone prescription only. Nuts.

6:55 am

 

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