A truck driver gets into a fight with a gang in a noodle restaurant.
He’s knocked unconscious and wakes up the next day in the owner’s house.
She asks him his honest opinion about her ramen. He answers that it lacks character and offers to help her out.
Tampopo is often dubbed a “ramen western” (a reference to the American spaghetti western) and offers action, romance, and comedy.
The Washington Post called Tampopo the funniest movie about the connection between food and sex ever made.”
You can watch the film on Amazon Prime.
A while ago, a guy from Bangladesh helped me out with some research.
He also shared his favorite music, a Bangladeshi rock band called Ashes.
Check out their song Urey Jawa Pakhir Chokhe.
If you’re interested in Africa, this book is a must-read.
Ryszard is a Polish journalist who lived in Africa when 17 countries became independent from colonial rule.
He met these African leaders and has adventurous stories (like almost dying in Senegal’s desert).
More than anything, though, his historical and political analyses are clear and sharp. He explains each country’s history in a few pages.
Ryszard is curious and humble. He’s not pretending to know Africa. In his words: “This is not a book about Africa, but rather about some people from there – about encounters with them, and time spent together.”
You can find the book on Amazon.
If you argue for your limitations, you get to keep them.
There are two kinds of people in the world. Those with reasons and those with results.
Everything is Figureoutable – Marie Forleo