Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Matsuya Ginza

Matsuya Ginza Tokyo,Japan

Matsuya Ginza is a department store that operates in Ginza district, Tokyo. There are many department stores in Ginza but Matsuya is a bit different from other stores. Matsuya attracts many young women. In general, young Japanese women buy clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories at fashion buildings such as 109 in Shibuya or Lumine in Shinjuku. But many young women go to Matsuya Ginza because of the fashion sections there. This department store knows what young women want to buy.

Other attraction of Matsuya Ginza is art galleries on the 7th floor. Exhibits are changed almost every week and they show a wide range of artwork, such as oil paintings, ink paintings, or pottery.And you should not miss “depachika”, which means the basement of a department store.Depachika is a good spot to find delicious food. Sweets are especially popular and the basement of Matsuya is always full of people who want to buy popular sweets.

All About Chocolate

Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central and South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl, a Nahuatl word meaning "bitter water". The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste, and must be fermented to develop the flavor.

After fermentation, the beans are dried, then cleaned, and then roasted, and the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The nibs are then ground to cocoa mass, pure chocolate in rough form. Because this cocoa mass usually is liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients, it is called chocolate liquor. The liquor also may be processed into two components: cocoa solidscocoa butter. Unsweetened baking chocolate (bitter chocolate) contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat, and sugar.  and

Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk powder or condensed milk. White chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids.Cocoa solids contain alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, which have physiological effects on the body. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Some research found that chocolate, eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure. The presence of theobromineespecially dogs and cats.Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world.Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, to produce chocolate milk and hot chocolate. renders chocolate toxic to some animals,

The Europeans sweetened and fattened it by adding refined sugar and milk, two ingredients unknown to the Mexicans. By contrast, the Europeans never infused it into their general diet, but have compartmentalized its use to sweets and desserts. In the 19th century, Briton John Cadbury developed an emulsification process to make solid chocolate creating the modern chocolate bar. Although cocoa is originally from the Americas, today Western AfricaCôte d'Ivoire growing almost half of it.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Malaysian Open Badminton Super Series 2012

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei poses with his gold medal and trophy after defeating Japan's KenichiTago in their men's singles final match to win the Malaysian Open Badminton Super Series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012