Another hit product, newly launched “Soy-zero” saya sauce. How far will Japan go? They are always so full of ideas (*^o^*)
Salt-intake must be limited for those having high blood pressure. And soya sauce is a strong no-no due to the high salt content. The maker wanted this group of people who are saya sauce lovers to be still able to enjoy soya sauce, so that is how “Soy-zero” was born.
Take a closer look at the bottle design. Its spray type!
Innovative! The taste? How about taking a try?
The Japanese idol who reigned in the 80′s Seiko Matsuda. She won the hearts of so many people in Japan and Asia. I could recall during my childhood days, my uncle, being a fan of hers used to play her music always.
I haven’t heard about her news since and that and my memory of her face stayed as what I could remember of her when I was a child.
Recently, she started showing up in TV shows and commercials again. Her face wasn’t changed that much and I knew it was her immediately. Amazingly, she stayed as slim and as beautiful as she was. How did she do that?? I have this habit to “dig out” information of people whom hold my interest. She was my target this time and so I was into my usual habit of digging again.
Wow! I couldn’t believe my eyes! It says her age is 50!! w( *o* )w !!
The data must be kidding. Not only her face looks real young, she doesn’t have much wrinkles and talk about her hair! It is simply too luscious, too glossy, too voluminous for a 50 years old…
She was divorced with a 25 years old daughter! Shocking… (@o@;)
No lying, check out the photo below. It shows evidence of her youthful face.
What are her secrets to maintain that way??? Could there be a certain relation to good genes? Her look is just miraculous.
The time when Seiko Matsuda was a young idol.
Her famous trademark, [Seiko-chan cut] which once created a boom among Japanese women.
Seiko Matsuda when she was an idol
The recent looks of Seiko Matsuda at 50 years old. Looks so sweet and young doesn’t she?
Recent Seiko Matsuda at 50 as of year 2012
Her daughter SAYAKA, age 25. She is a Japanese singer and actress.
Seiko Matsuda's only daughter Kanda Sayaka
Without failure, irresistible freebies that come with the magazines in the bookstore caught my eyes again. Some magazines had made their release 2 weeks ago, but I still pick them up for those wanting a reference.
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Lowrys Farm / Long wallet that comes with plenty of card holder pockets
(Size：L20 X H10 X W2cm)
non-no - June issue
Gelato Pique / floral purse pouch and sewing kit set
(Size:[Pouch] – L10.5 X H13.5 X W1.5cm /
[Sewing set] – L5.7cm X H10 )
Spring - June issue
SHIPSXPattyJimmy / border leather-like card case with cute sanrio character (Size:L8 X H11.5cm)
InRed - May issue
L’EST ROSE / gingham check & floral prints red vanity case. With a heart shape charmsattached at the fastener.
(Size：L18 X H12 X W6cm)
steady - May issue
Cher / Cher logos design Tote bag
(Size：L37 X H20 X W12cm)
Sweet - May issue
Cath Kidston / Victoria rose prints tote bag & Union Jack pattern pouch
(Size：[Bag] – W42(base:22) X H27 X D20cm /
[Pouch] – W19.5 X H15cm)
Cath Kidston SPECIAL BRITISH ISSUE
Today’s lunch is seasonal beef tongue served with rice in Ootoya.
Though the menu had been out for one month and is limited only for a period of time, I haven’t been wanting to try it as it seems heavy for lunch. Out of the blue today, I decided to give it a try since I wasn’t in any mood for diet.
While I was waiting for the food to come, the guy who was sitting on the table next to me, spoke suddenly in a loud voice: “Spicy! Spicy!” and then he was gulping down ice water as fast as he could. I took a glimpse of what he had eaten, and couldn’t contain my shock (‘O’*). I ordered exactly the same thing!
Having been in Japan for a quite while, my stomache had weakened against spicy food. I began regretting my choice even before I had a chance to taste it (`.__.`)
The delivered food sure looked delicious enough as usual, as perfect as it was. But, one spoonful is enough to tell it is indeed too spicy for most Japanese. The taste wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t to my liking.
I would rate it a 6 out of a scale of 10. But Ootoya deserved to be credited for their challenging spirits. You just have to take your hats off them for their continuous efforts to come up with new menus every now and then.
Beef tongue served over rice
My boss has this persistency towards things that are Made in Japan. He especially dwells on items that come into contact with the mouth like chopsticks, toothbrushes, etc. No way he is going to use them unless they are Made In Japan. And so, I sourced and bought back toothpicks that even came with a single wrapping for each individual toothpick.
In the midst of admiring how Japanese products are so high quality, some very small wordings at the side of the box caught my eyes. It said: “Made In China”.
eek (!! @o@ !) How my I going to answer to my boss? He even used some already!
The box of toothpick was hidden safely inside the back of the cupboard now (._.!!)
Seriously, after having lived in Japan many years, I admit that me too got “infected” by this fascination for things that are Made In Japan.
How about you? Do you have any particular things that you persist?
Double eyelid tape
Micro fiber tape is a eyelid maker which was released recently, but wins popularity in Japan.
Attractive points about it :
- Made In Japan
- Adhesive type is very gentle to the skin so that it wouldn’t be a problem even for people with sensitive skin
- Adhesion of tape is strong and lasting. Its pliable and length can be adjusted easily. And the most important, you don’t need to be an expert to create a double eyelid!
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If you are wondering what about the words on the rice cracker, they are “Thank you mum”. And decorations of carnations, the representative flower for mother’s day aren’t forgotten (.^_-.)
Expressing simple words like “thank you mum” can be a task “equivalent to conquering a mountain” for many people. With this concept, cracker shops came up with rice crackers written with words of appreciation to tell your mum that you really appreciate what she did for you. It didn’t end here. The crackers came with three designs per pack including a heart shape. Well, I will leave the judgement to yourself to decide if this is a good idea.
But the one who probably get the biggest smile will be the cracker shops which came up with this idea.
Check them out in Takashimaya department store if you are interested.
Food as gift on Mother's day
Overall fashion coordinate
Simple + casual and Sweet style, 2 items coordinate pickup from popular Lowrys farm.
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Floral prints peplum blouse
The trend of this year, peplum blouse.
Gradate flower prints and the elastic waist in peplum design enhance sweetness to the blouse. This piece alone is enough to save the hassle of layering, a routine of Japanese fashion.
Off-white, Pink, Mint
Chino pant with belt
The popular chino pant is a standard in Lowrys Farm and is one of their top seller item.
This one comes with a belt and it is tapered cut. Luxurious choice of color varieties is a plus. The neat silhouette allows coordination with ease with most tops.
Pink, Beige, Yellow, Mint, Colors