4 days to go…

Enough said…..I’m getting antsy and am too easily distracted

And on another note…


Japanese bread in a can-available via a vending machine at a railway station in Tokyo!

Random postings on JPop-Culture!!

Got a bit bored so I present you…the best in JPop that I could find in 20 minutes!


TOKYO — In a country where ghosts are traditionally believed to hide in the loo, a Japanese company is advertising a new literary experience — a horror story printed on toilet paper.

Each roll carries several copies of a new nine-chapter novella written by Koji Suzuki, the Japanese author of the horror story “Ring,” which has been made into movies in both Japan and Hollywood.

“Drop,” set in a public restroom, takes up about three feet (90 centimeters) of a roll and can be read in just a few minutes, according to the manufacturer, Hayashi Paper.

The company promotes the toilet paper, which will sell for 210 yen ($2.20) a roll, as “a horror experience in the toilet.”

Toilets in Japan were traditionally tucked away in a dark corner of the house due to religious beliefs. Parents would tease children that a hairy hand might pull them down into the dark pool below.

from http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/05/24/2858114-horror-story-printed-on-toilet-paper-in-japan

FaceYourManga allows you to create a very customizable “manga-esk” avatar for you to use on all your online profiles. There are quite a few options colors and positions to choose from.

But it seems not everyone is loving this manga avatar craze sweeping the internet right now. StopTheManga has been set up to protest the current state of manga avatars. You can report a person’s twitter ID and StopTheManga will keep track of how many times that person has been reported.

With love, comes hate. I think that’s a sign that this service is going to be around awhile.

Via Mashable.

Sushi Conveyor Belt Camera

Last one…couldnt resist


Gachapon….+some other stuff

Gachapon are vending machines that spit out little plastic balls with toys inside. The name comes from the gacha-gacha sound made by the machine when you turn the dial to get your toy.

Cant wait to find and try!!

Happy Birthday to me BTW…..organised my money for Japan but I feel that I may need more and my Wife gave me her blessing to do this!!
Plastic card here I come…dont know the best way to go though.

Spoke to Annie today as I dont feel like I have done a thing for this tour (I havent and Im so slack) but typical of Annie, she said no worries and everything is organised!
Meeting next week (on the 21st) to fill in insurance forms etc+ our shirts will be ready.

Got a new bag for my birthday so things are now falling into place!!

18 days until we fly out!!

Toilet Etiquette #2

Copied from http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=3585.

Quoted directly from the page (i.e not my words!)

“When it comes to weeing, I will personally admit that after one too many lagers my aim can be a bit awry to say the least. And, judging by the often liberally sprayed floors of public lavatories, I’m not alone when it comes to the odd poorly aimed pee. Yet that said, surely no man’s misses can be that badly directed or bring about such a deluge that he be subjected to the indignity of this device.”

“A contraption that rather comically is called the Angel Lap Pillow (天使のひざ枕), and while it helps stop splashes from a rather lax leak, it also prevents spillage from even a pinpoint piddle.”

Those wacky Japanese….