Bring on the New NBA Season

Is it possible to predict the future before hand? From the winner to the losers can be estimated by the experts according to their understanding of the sport. It is possible to guess who can be made it to the top of table without much hassle.

2015-16 NBA Season is considered as the 70th one from the National Basket Association. The regular season has begun from the 27th October as per schedule from the United Center. It can be considered as the home for the Chicago Bulls as well. The opening game has been hosted by Chicago Bulls for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the night game, Golden State Warriors will appear in their home ground with competitor New Orleans Pelicans. It is scheduled on the 25th December. The All Star phase of NBA Game is starting from the 14th February-, 2016 with the end of regular season on 13th February, 2016. In order to watch the playoffs, sport enthusiasts have to wait till 16th April.  Final Championship game for the 2015-16 NBA Season has been fixed on 2nd June, 2016.

As one of the youngest teams in the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder is supposed to have a critical season. If they are unable to make the contention for playoffs then they may be asked for sales pitch from the officials.

Projections for East Standing

From the starting of game, prediction has been done by the experts for each team. Cleveland Cavalier is in a supreme condition. Therefore, they are predicted to win the East standing with the projected record of 59-23. They are supposed to improve their condition

Projections for West Standing

For the west standing, predictions have been done by the experts as well. Golden State Warriors is supposed to come at the top with the projected score of 60-22. The predictions are done based on the expectation and excitement of the experts and sporting enthusiast.

Changes in the coaching

Some teams have changed their coaches during off season in order to appear at the top. For the 2015-16 seasons, Chicago Bulls will be headed by Fred Hoiberg instead of Tom Thibodeau. Interim coach of Denver Nuggets has been opted out in order to make place for Michael Malone.  New Orleans Pelicans have a new coach with Alvin Gentry. Other changes have been made with the teams like Oklahoma City thunders, Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves with the names of Billy Donovan, Scott Skiles and Sam Mitchell respectively.

Important Events

In the history of franchise, Minnesota Timberwolves is entering in the NBA draft with 1st Selection. Karl Anthony Town from the Dominican Republic has been selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as their first choice.

A match is held between Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic at the O2 arena in United Kingdom.

Best eight teams from the both east and west conference will be allowed to enter the playoff according to their records. Number of win in the victory will not be applied on the issue. Due to this reason, tie breakers rules will be changed as well.

But that’s not all because with online gambling becoming legal in state after state, wagering on NBA games has gotten much easier for fans in the US. To get your feet wet in the new industry, BET365. Hailing from the UK, this bookie offers live streaming of over 1000s of event per month.

So if you are looking to take your love of the game a step further, be sure to check out sportsbooks operating in your locale.

Cooking Up Fake Food in Japan

Humans are gifted with five senses. Of course, some have a sixth sense too. But we aren’t inclined to go there. For now, we will stick to the more gluttonous instincts. The one we intend to talk about here is the sense of sight. The Japanese especially believe that we first feast with our eyes. Hence, it is important for them to doll up their food to make it visually appealing. That does have logic though. A table set with food that is so appealing can work as an appetizer setting the tone for the rest of the meal. Ask any chef from the star-rated restaurants, they’ll tell you as much. It’s not important to just cook a great tasting meal, but to present it equally well so as not to end up a damp squib. Not for nothing do they mention, “Not to be eaten”. They are considered a pursuit of artistic passion and given a space equal to that of calligraphy or Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement). 

Work up your imagination. Get your hands on those food items made of plastic to look like they were real. Most of these faux foods have been cooked to perfection. Only not in the kitchen, but in the studio or the lab.

A regular fixture at the restaurants in Japan, these plastic displays of fake food gives you a whiff of what’s in store inside. A big help if you don’t know, can’t read Japanese. Faux food looks good, lifts your mood too if you are a die-hard foodie. Well, since you can carry them around as zip pullers, iphone cases, you literally have food hanging round you, round the clock. On the flip side, it could make matters worse, since you would constantly be hungry and craving food making you fatter, not fitter.

For all you know, it could be the devil in the detail. Ask the artist behind those artworks. If your folks want the yolks runny on the sunny side up, that could require some extra work. While the real stuff may cost you just a few bucks, the faux food sample will drain you by more than double of that. But, then this is art. And some of these fake food items qualify as collector’s item. For a visitor, they could serve as souvenirs to collect and gift when they return home.

Back in the early days, the plastic food was actually made of wax. But wax when subjected to heat, melts, loses color. In addition, wax had little texture to boast of. More recent versions use polyvinyl chloride. These are made to last a lifetime. While that’s good for restaurants doing brisk business, it spells doom for plastic manufacturers and the artisans alike. The slump in the economy has hurt them too. They have found ways to circumvent the dwindling business by diversifying into gift-making and including workshops that teach fake food manufacturing, all by hand. If you are a foodie and you appreciate the creative juice flowing in Japanese shores, lend a hand by visiting fakefoodjapan.