Bartender Glass 144 – Bartender Akatsu Shinji (Part 1)

September 22, 2016 1 comment

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Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Strawberry Vodka Marini

  • 45 ml Vodka
  • 3-4 Crushed Strawberries

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

I normally don’t write anything until the entire story is finished, but there’s one thing I wanted to point out for this particular chapter.  Akatsu already predicted what Sasakura is going to say “Martini”.  Proof?  He picked up that Smirnoff Vodka bottle and placed a nozzle on there while he was popping the question.  I bet he was already going to make Strawberry Vodka Martini, but wanted to make it seem like he’s just making a cocktail genre that Sasakura picked.  Shady, shady, shady.

Categories: Bartender

Bartender Glass 143 – Treasures of the Bar – The Great Aspiration

August 29, 2016 7 comments

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I had to switch work stations for the new job, so now I have a Macbook, which I’m using to scanlate.  I’ve never really used one before, so it’ll take some time for me to get used to it.  I hope it won’t slow me down too much.

Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Champagne Millesime, 2005 Andre Clouet

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

Final chapter before the opening of Sasakura and Wakui’s bar.  It’s a nice way to end this short arc of finding bar treasures.  The arc started with Wakui going from being excited to uneasy since Sasakura’s attitude towards the new bar was quite apathetic.  But he finally understood where Sasakura has been putting his mind and energy.  It also shows Wakui how important he is to Sasakura.

Don Quixote is a fitting comparison to Sasakura.  Sometimes Sasakura’s explanations and considerations get so involved, it does feel like he’s just trying to fix nothing.  It’s as if he’s fighting an imaginary enemy.  I mean, Sasakura is right most of the time, but I can definitely see Sasakura reading too much into a situation.  Maybe someone was just having a bad day, but maybe Sasakura will use his keen sense of perception and come up with some crazy theory.

Categories: Bartender

Finally Landed A Job

August 1, 2016 8 comments

After more than two months of job searching and interviewing, I finally landed a job.  My first day is two weeks from now.  I’m still unsure of what my work load will be like, but if it’s similar to my old job, then I can continue to release one chapter of Bartender every two weeks. Will try to keep you guys posted.

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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.

Categories: News

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