Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Random Shots

Just random shots I'm browsing through right now. These are photos from our trip to Japan last April 2010. Hoping for another one this year. :)

It is not a joke when I tell people who ask that the highlight of my Japan springs is always the food! Each penny spent on it was worth it! All the more enjoyable is if you know where to get the cheapest finds - food, clothes, etc.

In Japan, customer relationship is VERY important. The people are reliant on oral publicity. Therefore, the successful businesses are those that have capitalized on their customers' word-of-mouth. 

Here are some photos from the trip.

 If our country's government offices were just as organized and as clean, 
then it's one big hassle-free experience for all. Not very busy for a city hall, eh? 
I also find it thoughtful that they built a small play area [with cute all-wooden toys!]
in the corner for clients who came with kids.

 These are flower pots that you can 
borrow at a cemetery's entrance.

 This is a temple along a main road 
which we pass by very often.

 I joked to my colleagues that I was not going back home
any more because my restaurant already opened. Wishful! :)

 This is cute! Eventually, I realized that it is 
actually more for the function than aesthetics that
they display prototypes like this. 

I forgot what and where this was. But I remember it was yummy! :)
That bowl is about 4 times the size of a regular one in chowking.

 Something to ponder:
"If Americans feed their babies with little spoons/forks, 
do Chinese feed their babies with toothpicks?" Corny! :)

 Mangga is not only for the young. A bookstore can be found 
in the nooks and crannies of even the smallest community.

This is called a mook. A book with a look, design and layout of a magazine.
When I found out that they were boxed because each 
came with a freebie from the brand, I was dazed! 
This photo reminds me of my biggest regret. I should have hoarded! 

Hope you enjoyed it. More soon. :)


Anagon =) said...

WOW too cool! :D Gusto ko din makapuntang Japan! :D And benta sakin yung toothpick hehehehe

thegreenhairclip said...

haha :D Benta ba? Old corny joke na!

ZANAH said...

Belle photos :)

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Kym said...

i would LOVE to visit Japan some day... and be able to try REAL japanese food! The japanese food here is good but I have nothing to compare it to since I have never had it in Japan! haha!

thegreenhairclip said...

@Belle: thanks! :)
@Kym: haha :D i know what u mean! there's so much to love about Japan so it's really worth visiting! :D

aka Procne said...

Hahaha. Graaabe.

Rely the japanese for making things quirkier, more efficient and organized!

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Toni Tralala said...

This is so cool! I see gyoza! :) That mook looks like a must have! You should've gotten a ton of them!

thegreenhairclip said...

@aka Procne: yes, efficient. especially the trains/subway!

@Toni Tralala: a bit pricey but when you consider the item that comes with it, it's a steal! :D