Monday, April 2, 2012

Ramen Makes Me Sad

The other day, while surfing through Netflix, I found an odd movie called The Ramen Girl. The movie is about a  woman who moves to Tokyo to be with her boyfriend, but is later abandoned there by the bastard. This poor abandoned soul ends up fascinated with the making of ramen and thus begins her adventures as the  new ramen chef.

I thought this movie was going to be boring, but alas, it turned out to be funny, especially when you have a language barrier.


Well after watching the movie, I felt like having ramen, but of course I never have any in my house. I don't want to look like a sumo wrestler eating ramen alone for 1 month. I can't just do that, unless I have super fast metabolism, which I don't. 



Not only was I craving ramen, but I started to feel sad. I'm not sure if the sadness began because of my need for ramen or because the movie portrayed the struggles of a ramen chef, but I felt unhappy. My thoughts were all over the place, I didn't know what to do with myself.




Of course, I fell asleep after a moment of craziness and forgot all about it. Until I went to the grocery store and saw a pack of ramen.



Now, every time I see a pack of ramen, I get instantly sad. FML.

-Hanny

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    1. They are delicious! but they also make me sad now :( unfortunately.

      -Hanny

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  2. Boo! I love ramen. Not the kind in a package though. That reminds me too much of being a poor college student. But the super yummy stuff at Japanese restaurants, I'm all over that.

    Now I need to go check out that movie. Sounds like my kind of flick.

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    1. Yes the stuff in Japanese restaurants is awesome!!! GAHHH!! and you definitely need to watch the movie, it is hilarious!

      -Hanny

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  3. Somehow, I made it into my late 20s without ever trying Ramen. Not sure how it happened.

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    1. O_o Whhhhhhhaaaaaa?? now that is a miracle!

      - Hanny

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    2. Now I've got a mind to pick up some. Probably a decent idea, since I can barely cook anyway.

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  4. Ramen used to be my savior. It was all I could afford to eat in college. I guess that can be seen as sad in itself.

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    1. It's not sad, that's how majority of college students are, except for me O_o I go for the fancier stuff and I'm not even rich.

      -Hanny

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  5. We eat too much ramen. It doesn't usually make me sad, though. Just a bit gassy.

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    1. hahahaahahahahahaha

      xx
      Mik

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    2. LMAO!! i think everyone feels that way :p

      -Hanny

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  6. Absolutely the best movie review ever. So sad. I always thought ramen was more salty than sad, but maybe that is only top ramen.

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    1. Haha thanks! Lol depends how you make ramen, if I don't include the broth it comes with and add other ingredients, I can get it to taste not so salty. It's only sad if you have memories with ramen and people that make you sad....

      -Hanny

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  7. I have no idea what Ramen is, I'll google it then google translate in German then see if I can find it and eat some while watching the movie. Then I'll give you a full report

    xx
    meinmode.blogspot.com

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    1. Do it!!! I want to know what you think :D

      -Hanny

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  8. This was so cute, and so sad. Funny, I'm generally such a food snob but sometimes I find myself craving certain cheap junky foods...like now, thanks to this ramen-licious post. LOL

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    1. LOL! I know while writing this, I was craving ramennnnn, but I can't look at ramen without thinking of the bastard from the movie XD

      -Hanny

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  9. I think ramen is quite a comfort food though so if you get sad you can eat it and then be happy.

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  10. I'm almost thirty, and Ramen remains one of the staples of my pantry. I'm not sure I want to know what that says about me.

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    1. It says you have good taste :D I bet everyone who knows what ramen is has ramen hidden somewhere...

      -Hanny

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  11. Ha ha. I still remember that week when I spent eating my broke-ass version of egg drop soup with Maruchan pork ramen. :P

    -Barb

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    1. LOL! I remember too!! :D But hey it was definitely a good idea!

      -Hanny

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  12. See, now what do I do with this? Because I'm intrigued and want to see the movie BUT I also love Ramen and don't want to cry every time I eat it. WHAT DO I DO HUH?

    I think you made this a hard life choice on purpose.

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    1. LOL nah the movie was good. Ramen shouldn't make you sad unless the bastard from the movie gets to you :p

      -Hanny

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  13. I remember that film -- yet, being Chinese, I had ramen on hand so I made myself a nice big packet of it. LOL

    LOVE ramen especially for breakfast!!!

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    1. lucky! Ramen is good when it doesn't remind me of sad events XD

      -Hanny

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  14. This is probably in the "too much information" category, but ramen noodles make me constipated. I hear of unemployed people trying to live on ramen noodles. I don't see how it is possible. I would be dead in a month if I tried that. Anyway I have heard of that ramen noodle girl movie. I think maybe I should add it to my Netflix too. Well, let me sleep on this before I make my decision.

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    1. Eeek O_o yeah you definitely do not want to eat ramen then...and you should see the movie! it will make you laugh at some point.

      -Hanny

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  15. I saw "The Ramen Girl" ages ago, and needless to say I loved it. It's basically a whole movie about stuff I love -- Japan, ramen, being by myself most of the time, all that good stuff.

    I could live off of the cheap stuff. It so awesome. But after seeing this movie, and playing "The World Ends With You"(if you've played it, you know the scene I'm talking about), I really really want to try the *real* stuff sometime.

    When I visit Japan, which I will do someday, a real honest-to-goodness noodle house is right at the top of my to-do list!

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    1. Now that sounds like a plan! That is also on top of my list, maybe the real thing will make me happy and not this cheap stuff that reminds me of old memories.

      -Hanny

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  16. I thought you were going to say that it made you sad when you remembered that Brittany Murphy died. >< It's a really cute movie though! :)

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