Tag Archives: shopping

An Encounter with Muji

Decades ago, when I lived in Japan, various satirical magazines often made fun of what we termed Japanese English or Janglish. These were translation mistakes or misuses of English (intentional or unintentional) that appeared everywhere. They could be boldly emblazoned … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Resist

I have been shopping at a Japanese market for years–though less frequently than in past. On Saturday, I took a friend to experience the place.  Despite trying to cut down on my sugar intake (and increase my exercise time) I … Continue reading

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A Kick Out Of Bananas

I have written before about gifts my students have given me. Today is another one of those situations, but with a little twist.  You see, usually the students bring things from their country.  These can be folk crafts, snacks, post … Continue reading

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Believing the Hype

No, I am not shilling for Cliff Bars.  They are not paying me.  They are not delivering them to my house by the caseload.  I wish they were, but they’re not.  The picture is there because it’s part of a … Continue reading

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Retail Distractions

Today, I visited two different shops on errands. These were a bit of a way from my house, but I managed to make the journey on secondary roads.  It was rather peaceful. First I went to the Pacific Mall to … Continue reading

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8 Items or Less

Yesterday’s Perfect Moment is a rather simple one. However, it needs a little bit of context. I remember a comic strip called the Born Loser (created by Art Samson in 1965and now drawn by his son Chip)***. It wasn’t my … Continue reading

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Three-Dimensional Triangles of Deliciousness

  So, no, I am not going to write about Instagram. I am not going to write about my own misunderstandings and misconceptions about it.  I am not going to write about frustration with technology.  That’s too negative and makes … Continue reading

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The Last Day of Cycling Thailand

We set out from our less than perfect hotel relatively late for a cycling trip.  It was probably 8:30, which felt like sleeping in. Before departing from the area, we had the chance to look around a local market and … Continue reading

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Unexpected

so, out for a walk around the hotel, I came across a Japanese memory.  I ducked into the large shopping complex, to get out of the heat.  MOS burger appeared out of nowhere.

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Can You Spot the Problem

My student explained that she bought a pair of shoes online recently.  Can you see the problem?  Perhaps online shopping is not as good as we think.  

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