The rise of super fast living: from space to kfc and faster still

I’m Not a News Junkie, I Love What I Do. But It’s Hard to Find Time for Life

But there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about your fellow man. A microdancer in a temple? The guy selling trinkets at the bazaar is one of the most fascinating creatures in the world. It will change you, and that’s worth it. It will make you the best version of yourself. When you’re walking with a vendor and, instead of feeling like you just bought something, he starts telling you his story — gets to the point, because he knows his story is interesting enough — it’s incredible. It makes you feel like you’ve just learned something about another human being.
It gives you a little bit of an insight into the character of the person who’s selling the item that you just purchased.

which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?
which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?

The Great Japanese Fast Food Boom: 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating More Tacos

This summer I found myself in the Chaya X Japan, a small takeout restaurant in Marston Gate, West London. It was mid-morning, the last week of the school holidays and most people were recovering from the party lifestyle with a bowl of miso ramen or a fried rice. I was there for the tacos.
I would never have found X Japan had I not been looking for it. I’d been to Japan five years ago and had thought little of the country beyond its Manga culture, so when a friend suggested we should visit again I’d agreed without much enthusiasm. Yet I was surprised as I walked through Harajuku, the trendy Tokyo district, at how well-travelled it was. The city’s attractions were reachable within an hour-long train journey or a short bus ride away. Despite not having any particularly fond memories of Japan, I was still impressed.
It was here that my journey into the fast-food world would begin, though. After walking the streets of Harajuku – and experiencing the city’s other side, such as seafood in Tsukiji market and high end fashion – I’d head off to Sengakuji Temple in Ota Ward in Chiba Prefecture, a short bus ride from Harajuku, where I’d be joined by my friend Simon. He had phoned me the day before to say that he’d found a small taco joint in Chaya X Japan, and as he’s been in Tokyo longer than I have, I figured it would be safe to trust him.

which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?
which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?

Why Mexico is Losing Its Grip on Fast Food and How the World Can Help

The United States is now the leading producer of fast food in the world and it is estimated that one out of every four people in the world has eaten at a McDonald’s, with KFC running a close second. The question is: which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?
Citizens from Mexico have been consuming more burgers and fried chicken per person than individuals from any other country on earth. But, their grip on fast food is loosening, as Mexicans now make up a smaller part of the population of fast-food eaters in the United States than they did a decade ago. An analysis by The New York Times found that poorer Mexicans are now drinking less Coca-Cola and eating less junk food. (Source: “Is the American Dream a Taco Bell Burrito?” The New York Times, January 12, 2012.)

which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?
which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?

Looking at Japan’s Dominance of Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Last month, Japan’s biggest banana producer said it would stop planting fruit and give workers a bonus after finding four million banana plants in what appeared to be a deliberately planted “epic failure”. The former imperial capital of Kyoto is known for its 10,000 shrines and 210,000 Buddhist temples. But there’s another historical attraction that grown in popularity over recent years: fruit. From sakura (cherry trees) to ume (Japanese apricots), the nation’s fruit and vegetables are highly prized for their quality and taste. So why is that?
First of all, Japan has a long and proud history of agriculture. The island nation of 125 million people has been cultivating rice since around 300 BC. This spurred other agricultural activities, including the production of vegetables and fruit, in the fertile valleys between its jagged mountain ranges.
The conditions are perfect for growing things like strawberries and blueberries. Invertebrates such as the wasps that pollinate these plants are attracted to the insects, making them easy to find. The mountains surrounding Japan block the worst of the cold winds, which means crops can be grown at higher altitudes and in cooler conditions than those in Europe, according to Reuters News.

which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?
which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?

The Best Way to Eat Tacos Without Going Out of Your Mind

The simple answer is to stay in your mind. If you can avoid thinking you’ve just stepped into the middle of a scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, or the next Pedro Almodovar movie, the experience is not too bad. (Good music helps.)
The problem is the tortilla, the basic and essential element. You’re not meant to just pop it into your mouth whole. This may work if you buy them frozen and reheat them in a microwave, but then you’re talking about eating them in your office or some other cold, impersonal place. That’s not how this should be done.

which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?
which country in the world has the fastest pace of living?