Becoming a Sushi Chef in 30 Seconds

…is now possible!

I’ve been craving sushi a lot over the past few weeks, but due to sketchy rumors of worsening radiation in Japanese seas and a paranoid mother, I haven’t been able to fulfill such cravings. It’s all okay though, because I have a solution: Popin’ Cookin!

One of my favorite things to do in my free time is watch other people cook/play with food. I know, great use of time. But I am subscribed on YouTube to a person who plays with what I call “toy candy,” which is essentially candy that is more fun to make than to eat. Popin’ Cookin is a brand that makes “toy candy.” All of their products look pretty fun to make, but one of them in particular gets me everytime–I can’t help but be amazed. It allows you to “become your own sushi chef,” which should be incredibly simple in theory, but the little details are just incredible. Here it is:

Tell me you weren’t mindblown when the fish eggs were being made (2:15).

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Fallen Eggs

If you haven’t already, you will at some point in your life experience the incredible despair of carelessly placing an egg on a table…only to have it roll off the edge and fall to its death. Not only is it a pain to clean up, it’s a complete waste. Such a pity, really. That egg could have been poached for eggs benedict or whipped into the heavenly batter of chocolate chip cookie dough. And of course, let’s not forget the possibility of it feeding a hungry, underprivileged child. But you just wasted it.

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Go Big or Go Home

Sometimes, I wonder if the act of “overdoing” something is subconscious. Of course, we all know when we’re purposely overdoing things–when we stay up until the sun rises to study for tests, when “diet” is just another word for “starvation,” and when we train so hard for a sport that we end up sore for days. We know what we want, and we’re ready for the consequences.

But what we’re often not ready for are the side effects. Sure, you knew you’d be tired after staying up late for that test, but it was for the A–what you didn’t know, though, was how much stress your liver just went through. You thought starving yourself would help you shed those pounds, but instead, you gained weight from water retention. And lastly, you thought training would strengthen that arm for the last baseball game of your high school career, but you never imagined that you would injure it to the point where you’d never be able to play your favorite sport again.

Is it worth it to overdo things?

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