Month: March 2014

Bohemian Nerd Girl’s Video of the Week: “J. Michael Tatum & Johnny Yong Bosch at Kaizoku Con”

I was sort of busy last week trying not to fail exams and going to Kaizoku Con (which I will discuss later). So to make up for it, here is the video I uploaded on my Youtube channel earlier.

Anime voice actors J. Michael Tatum (Black Butler, Spice & Wolf) and Johnny Yong Bosch (Bleach, Power Rangers) answer questions in a panel at Kaizoku Con, University College Cork, Ireland. 30th March 2014. Sorry for not being closer (Tatum is on the left and JYB is on the right) and my stupid question about their badassery.
Enjoy!

(Uploaded by BohemianNerdGirl)

Name Change

Dear readers and followers. 

I just want to say that I have decided to change my blog name from “collectionofclancy” to “Bohemian Nerd Girl”, to match my youtube channel name and it describes my blog and personality better. I also changed the theme because it really needed it.

Yours sincerely, Louise.

St Patrick’s Day 2014 #IrelandInspires

A campaign video by Fáilte Ireland to coincide with St Patrick’s Day. To the Irish who watched this with the backing track of “A Higher Love” by James Vincent McMorrow, they felt inspired by this amazing video and accurately showed the greatness of Ireland as it really is (and not by people who think Ireland is like the set of “The Quiet Man”, a gazillion years after the film was made.)

Enjoy the video and Lá Féile Pádraig Shona Duit!

The Rise of Burritos (Motley Volume 7 Issue 5)

Over recent years students have discovered a wide range of foods to enjoy and to survive on including pizza, Chinese takeaways, chips from either KC’s or Lennox’s (depending on preferences), and the much-loved chicken rolls. However, there is another student delicacy that has become more and more popular lately: the burrito.

To those who have no idea what it is, a burrito is a foil wrapped, hand crafted tortilla wrap filled with rice, beans, seasoned meat or vegetables, cheese, lettuce, salsa and guacamole. The burrito originated from Mexico in early 20th century but became hugely popular in the west coast of America in the 1960s. The folk history is that of a man named Juan Méndez who sold tacos in a street stand, using a donkey as a transport for himself and the food. To keep the food warm, Méndez wrapped it in large homemade flour tortillas underneath a small tablecloth. As the “food of the burrito” (i.e., “food of the little donkey”) grew in popularity, “burrito” became the name for these large wraps. In recent years, Mexican food has become steadily more mainstream in Europe, including Ireland.

Since there are more Mexican cuisine restaurants opening up here, there is a good choice of burrito bars/tapas restaurants to eat in Cork city. On Washington Street, there is El Banditos which is reasonably priced and offers a student discount of €6 for a burrito and a can of your choice (though you will need your student card as proof). They also have the option of the burrito bowl (everything you expect in a burrito minus the tortilla wrap) and other smaller dishes if you wish for something less filling.

Café Mexicana on Careys Lane is the best known and longest running Mexican cuisine restaurant in Cork city.  They have an extensive variety of Mexican food with a selection of European dishes (so it is not just burritos that are served). Children’s menus are also available. It is a suitable place for dates and for eating with friends and family, but the price range is slightly higher.

The newest burrito bar in the city is Burritos & Blues on Paul Street. This restaurant has become an expanding franchise as it is the fourth Burritos & Blues restaurant to open in Ireland and the first one outside Dublin.  They too have a decent selection of burritos, tacos, side dishes and quesadillas (toasted tortilla with cheese and fillings). The unique selling point of Burritos & Blues is that you can choose what is put into your burrito as well as the size and how spicy you want your burrito to be. Burritos & Blues also have a lower price range so it is student friendly.

If you want a healthier, delicious and extremely filling meal that’s good value for money, head on down to a burrito bar in the city and experience the newest taste sensation for yourself!

 

10 Great Quotations from Women Writers

Interesting Literature

As tomorrow (8th March) is International Women’s Day, we’ve gathered together ten of our favourite quotations from women writers. Some are wise, some are witty, some weird; all are wonderful, in our opinion. And what unites them all is that they were uttered (or written) by some of the major female figures in literature. We’d be interested to hear your favourite quotations from women writers, in the comments below – which names/quotations have we missed off?

Austen

‘Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.’ – Hannah More

‘If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.’ – Edith Wharton

‘There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.’ – Sylvia Plath

‘One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.’ – Jane…

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