Hiatus Again

May 25, 2016 9 comments

I will most likely be losing my job in the next few months.  I need to focus my time and energy on finding a new job, so I won’t be releasing any new chapters until then.

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Quick Update: Chapter 142’s Link Has Been Fixed

May 12, 2016 1 comment
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Bartender Glass 142 – Treasures of the Bar – Bond

May 12, 2016 4 comments

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Edit: Fixed the link

Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Michel Couvreur’s The Transition

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

Don’t have any strong feelings about this chapter.  It was a natural extension of the last, and to be honest, I think it could’ve easily been made into a single chapter.  The little bits of humor were a nice touch.  Maki-san stayed true to his character, and gave a gift without actually giving anything.  The guys at the Whisky bar were also funny.  The owner and bartender both appeared professional at first, but then falls back to being comic reliefs.  I really liked that transition.

The only thing I don’t really get is why Sasakura is so obsessed with the name Eden Hall.  I feel like throughout his bartending career, there must’ve been other bars or people that gave him an even stronger impression than Eden Hall.  I guess this makes a good story, but it just seems weird to me how he first wanted to bring the original Eden Hall into Hotel Cardinal, and now he wants to bring it to his new bar.

Categories: Bartender

Bartender Glass 141 – Treasures of the Bar – Treasure of Creation

April 12, 2016 8 comments

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Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Kashisu Uron

  • 45 ml Crème de Cassis
  • Fill with Oolong Tea

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

The thing that stood out the most to me in this chapter is what the foreman said about using good material.  “In construction we always say, if you use good material to boast your talents, it only proves your own lack of skills”.  I don’t know anything about construction, but this statement just seems so wrong to me.  I would think a construction worker should strive to use the best available material all the time.  I wouldn’t want a construction team that would rather use inferior material just to show that they have good “skills”.  If it takes good material to make a structure stable and strong, then by all means, go for it.  You only hear complaints about how construction companies use cheap material to make more money or how they cut corners.

The whole “mother goose” thing was fishy from the start.  Why would mother goose have anything to say about what “bar treasures” are?  I think it’s pretty funny how Wakui took so long to find out that there’s really no such thing as “bar treasures”.

Categories: Bartender

Work has been busy

March 28, 2016 2 comments

The next chapter will come a bit slow.  Sorry

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Bartender Glass 140 – Bar Kurata (Part 2)

February 25, 2016 5 comments

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Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Emerald Cooler

  • 30 ml Gin
  • 15 ml Mint Liqueur
  • 15 ml Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar Syrup
  • Fill with Soda Water

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

Sasakura totally asked for it this chapter.  There’s absolutely no reason to not give Tsubasa a call from the hospital.  Even if he didn’t call then, he easily could’ve called after he got to Kurata’s bar and started helping out.  I think for someone who’s also considerate of others, this is very unusual.  Sure you can argue that he holds a higher standard for Tsubasa, but it’s just common decency at this point.  Just because of that, I really couldn’t get into this chapter.  It feels like the author couldn’t think of a better way to create a “misunderstanding” between Sasakura and Tsubasa.  It was just too weak.

 

Categories: Bartender

Bartender Glass 139 – Bar Kurata (Part 1)

February 4, 2016 2 comments

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Haven’t found another way to upload this, but it looks like the manga sites are picking it up, so… Not gonna worry about this for now.

Links:

MediaFire

Drinks of the Day:

Blue Coral Reef

  • 40 ml Gin
  • 20 ml Mint Liqueur
  • Dab the glass’s rim with Lemon Juice
  • Garnish with Cherry

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

It’s nice to see more appearances from Kurata, but this chapter feels a bit off.  Kurata was Sasakura’s manager at one point, and a more senior bartender, but I feel that given Sasakura’s usual personality, he’s too passive and allows Kurata to say crap to him… or so I thought.  When Sasakura got on Kurata’s case, that’s when it felt right.  Sasakura doesn’t give a damn who he is talking to, he will make his case and stand ground when he thinks he’s right.  He even butt heads with the best bartender Kuzuhara so many times in the past; there was no reason for him to be so passive around Kurata.  I understand he has more respect for Kurata since Kurata was his manager, but it still seemed a bit much.

The other thing that took me by surprise is that Kurata drank at the end of the chapter, even though he just said he doesn’t drink.  But then looking back at chapter 42, Sasakura said that Kurata “rarely” drinks, so I guess … it’s not that big of a deal either.  But still, I thought this was another loophole of some sort, since Kurata didn’t even drink with his father-in-law.

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