Fridge Monster Stickers – Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

Fridge Monster Stickers - Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

Whether you’re looking to scare off potential moochers or just to have the coolest fridge on the block, these stickers will get the job done.  Fridge Monster Stickers are Inspired by Japanese Kawaii monsters (this took a bit of google-ing but Kawaii is the quality of cuteness in context to the Japanese culture.)  Like Hello Kitty, for example.

Fridge Monster Stickers - Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

These Fridge Monster Stickers inspired by the Japanese kawaii aesthetic are reusable and their simple stylized shapes will help you turn your fridge into a cute, charming and friendly little monster. You can use the stickers to make dozens of different combinations and move them around whenever you want.

The Fridge Monster Stickers include three different shapes you can use to make eyes, tongues and sharp fangs and easily create your cute little monster: just choose your favorite design (you’ll find a few suggestions on the back of the package) and put the stickers on your fridge…, you can remove the stickers or change them whenever you like without leaving a single trace…

They’re about $10 a set – pretty reasonable for making your fridge attractive.  There’s even a video, which you can watch below.

The Cat Café Neko no Mise – Japanese Cat Cafe Lets You Sip Coffee While Cuddling With Kittens

Leave it to Japan to come up with all the good ideas.  Godzilla, sushi, reliable cars, Kanji (OK technically Chinese characters but who’s counting), and now cat cafés.  Around 100 cat cafés that invite people to drink coffee in the relaxing company of friendly cats dot the small island nation.  There are toys to play with the cats in the cafe, guests can bring their own, or you can choose to surf the web or read a book in the company of a feline companion.  Check out some pictures of The Cat Café Neko no Mise.

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That Kobe Beef You’re Eating….It’s Not Kobe Beef (Unless You’re In Japan)

That Kobe Beef You're Eating....It's Not Kobe Beef (Unless You're In Japan)

I’m on vacation, sort of.  Visiting some family in Las Vegas.  I was rambling through the strip the other day and stopped to lose five dollars in a penny slot machine.  That’s about my tolerance for gambling.  What does that have to do with Kobe beef?  I’m getting there…

I was playing a machine on the edge of a walkway in the Wynn.  I have some misguided sense that perhaps the machines closest to the floor traffic might pay out better.  They don’t.  I am fully aware of this.  I still try to force the issue.  I had just about finished losing my five bucks when a very unhappy older gentleman came walking my way, wife in tow.

“Do you like sushi?”

When I answered affirmative he handed me a card. Continue reading

This Is A Video Of An Egg, Inside Another Egg – Or “Japan!? A Large Egg! BIG EGG Contents of The Shock”

This Is A Video Of An Egg, Inside Another Egg - Or "Japan!? A Large Egg!  BIG EGG   Contents of The Shock"

While I can’t pretend to know Japanese or to know what the hell is actually going on in the video, I can glean that these ladies had no idea what was about to happen.  Finding an extra yolk inside your egg is supposed to be good luck.  Finding another whole egg inside your egg is another thing entirely.  One might even say, eggceptional?  Check out the video below.

Because I like the quirks of language the title of the video is “Japan!? A Large Egg!  BIG EGG   Contents of The Shock.”  Here’s the Google Translator’s take on the description of the original video:

At a certain farm in the forest of Ariakeyama Azumino, Nagano Prefecture.  I’ve lost my egg is a surprise!!  Please come have put the details in the blog to see.

Contents of the shock, indeed.

Weaved Wood Starbucks In Japan

Weaved Wood Starbucks In JapanThis incredible Starbucks café in Fukuoka, Japan has a unique weaved wood interior going on – one unlike any other Starbucks in existence.  It’s intended to complement the surrounding neighborhood and the nearby Dazaifu Tenmangu temple.  The café was designed by Japanese architecture firm Kengo Kuma and Associates.Weaved Wood Starbucks In JapanWeaved Wood Starbucks In Japan