Bartender Glass 159 – Cat

October 30, 2017 3 comments

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Drinks of the Day:

Glenturret paired with Langue de Chat

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

A nice story, but I think it’s too similar to the last.  Both are about people who are stuck in their lives due to tragedy of people around them.  It’s pretty much the exact same story, just to a different degree.

I’m surprised that the author didn’t touch about the subject of snacks until the 21st volume.  Pairing is not as important for cocktails as it is for wines, but it still has it’s place.  I would’ve loved to see more chapters around this so I know what kind of snacks I can eat while I drink!

Categories: Bartender

Bartender Glass 158 – Kind-hearted Man (Part 2)

October 12, 2017 9 comments

Sorry, no thoughts this time.  Don’t really have time.

Update: Fixed typo in title, and forgot to say, many thanks to vtt monkey for providing the cleaned raws!

Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Starting Over

  • 30 ml Brandy
  • 30 ml Gin
Categories: Bartender

Bartender Glass 157 – Kind-hearted Man (Part 1)

September 23, 2017 5 comments

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Drinks of the Day:

Shirley Temple

  • 20 ml Grenadine
  • Ginger Ale
  • (Optional) Hint of Vodka
Categories: Bartender

Update: Translation mostly finished, but …

September 19, 2017 3 comments

I will be out traveling next week for work, so it is unlikely for me to release the next chapter before October.

Sorry for the lack of updates as well.  I would blame work, kids, etc. but it’s mostly on me.  Persona 5 is too addictive and I’ve really spent more time on that than I should.  I finally beat the game though so things should start moving more quickly now.

And thanks for being so patient about this!

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Next Release Will Be Delayed

July 26, 2017 8 comments

Since there’s only about 10 chapters left, I’m going to power through with translating them first before I work on the rest of the scanlating process.  The next release will be delayed by a few weeks, but the chapters after should come rolling out faster than before.  Stay tuned!

Categories: Bartender, News

Bartender Glass 156 – The Jealous Man

July 11, 2017 6 comments

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Drinks of the Day:

Sweet Memories

  • 20 ml White Rum
  • 20 ml Orange Curacao
  • 20 ml Dry Vermouth

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

I don’t think I ever experienced the same feeling that the professor did in this chapter.  I was not raised to become the best.  In fact, my parents always told me there will always be someone better, and it’s more realistic (and less frustrating) to just aim to be “good”.  However, if I did devote years of my life on something, and some guy comes along and invalidated in a few minutes, I probably wouldn’t be “jealous”.  I think I would feel that way if he was doing the same research but did it better.  Kaneko didn’t really out-do him; what he did is completely trivialize 20 years of his life (which is way worse, tbh).  I think it’s natural to hate the person or thing that did this, but I don’t think jealousy is the emotion here.

Categories: Bartender

Bartender Glass 155 – The Banging Man

June 15, 2017 4 comments

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Drinks of the Day:

Harvey Wallbanger

  • 45 ml Vodka
  • 2 tsp Galliano
  • Orange Juice

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

Not really into this chapter.  The flow of the story is odd, especially the tantrum near the end by Kikuta.  The comment he made about education also seems too random.  Feels like there’s a better way to segway into that topic.  Lastly, neither Sasakura nor Kikuta commented on the cocktail, Harvey Wallbanger’s, flavor!  I can’t remember the last time that a chapter did not talk at least a little bit about the cocktail’s taste or texture.  Sure it’s usually pretty generic, but it does give us some idea of what kind of cocktail it is.

I also had a hard time finding anything on the painting, L’Arbre tordu.  Only thing I did find is this: http://www.hiroshima-museum.jp/en/collection/abroad/Cezanne_en.html.  It appears it’s a piece displayed in Hiroshima Art Museum.  That’s probably why the author picked this piece to talk about.

Categories: Bartender