Monday, April 18, 2016

If I Were on a Deserted Island with One Outlet and Three Machines...

Imagine this hypothetical situation (仮定条件): You are on a deserted island with an outlet (コンセント) and three machines of your choice. What machines would you choose?
(Illustration by Robby Watson. See more of his awesome work on Instagram)

You might learn a little more about yourself if you ever had to face this situation.

If it were me, I would choose my GOPAN bread maker, Delonghi bean-to-cup coffee maker and Kindle eBook.

In my daily life, these are the three machines that bring joy to my day. My days start off well with fresh bread from my GOPAN bread machine. It's a machine from Panasonic that can turn rice - with some essential ingredients (成分) like dry yeast, gluten and butter and your own ingredients like bacon, garlic and tomatoes (my most recent creation) - into delicious bread.

And to top off the morning, I enjoy freshly roasted coffee with my Delonghi coffee machine. I'm not a coffee snob by any means, but this machine can make wonderfully strong coffee quickly and easily. I can no longer imagine instant or drip or stick coffee making my mouth water like this bean-to-cup bad boy.

Finally, if I ever have free time during the day, I turn on my Kindle eBook, not the idiot box or TV for intellectual stimulation and enjoyment. With built in Wi-Fi and an endless selection of classics and new books from Amazon, I can literally read anything in the world I want.  And right now, I want to read A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. (I know, I know, it's a popular TV show. Unfortunately, there's no TV on my island.)

How about you? What machines can't you live without? And why?  Please write me a letter, put it in a bottle and throw it out into the ocean.  That's the only way you can can reach me since none of my machines have e-mail or SNS access. And that's just the way I like it.

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