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Sunday, January 18, 2009

My other loots from Japan .....

Very strange....that i find myself ENJOY tremendously seeing the shopping loots of others, despite the fact that i might not have any intention to own them!! Just like how christene indulged in those cute, girly, sweet, funky & expensive cloth diapers for Ash OR like how amah recently pampered herself with sexy & glittering heels!!

Maybe that's what mother nature has moulded us (women) to be...admit it, we all LOVE seeing what others bought from their shopping, no?? Yes, i heard some of you who mentioned about how eager you were to see my other loots from my recent shopping encounter in japan so i'm hereby obliging your request ....... !!!
So i hope you will enjoy it too......

Well, very much contrary to what most of you would have thought, i found myself NOT really buying as CRAZILY & as much as i had initially thought !!!!
I categorized the items i bought as follows :

1) TOYS for my boys !!!

There are many animations & characters that were originated from japan....such power ranger, ultraman, doraemon, just to name a few that i'm aware of. Not to mention those unique robots or the likes.... I had expected to get very good buy in this aspect but i ended up very disappointing!
Firstly, i can't blame it as i don't think i'd been or even took the effort to locate the right place for these stuffs. I think all i cared more was to find my bento stuffs......LOL LOL, terrible mom!!
Actually, along my whole journey, i did tried to see if there's happen to be good spot of any nice toys BUT ....sigh!! So until the very last minute, i had to resort to randomly hopping to a departmental store & grabbed some stuffs for the boys .........or else, i will be dying of guiltiness if i ever came home empty handed !!!

Anyway, here are what i got for them ..... not very japanese, not that cheap & nothing special..... :(

somethg like LEGO set

somethg that the boys had long to own
remotely controlled helicopter
thomas chocolate & doraemon candy


2) BENTO related

Apart from those that i've shown in this post, these are what i'd got for myself:

animal shaped seaweed

more barans

leave food picks

seaweed in soccer shaped & there was even a football mould for rice

more sushi rice mould

alphabet cutter/mould

dinosaur bread cutters

Sushi candies
... cute right ...

more candies & chocolates

these are how the Thomas individually packed chocolates looked like

makes very good treats in bento box

Cookies in Doraemon shaped nicely packed in a Doraemon sandwich basket

i like the sandwich basket more, but luckily the boys said the cookies were tasty

oh ya, i nearly forgot to mention how disappointing i was to discover that the price of lunch boxes in tokyu hands extremely high ....way too expensive for our currency!! So i DID NOT get any lunch boxes there except the above 2 Stiches little containers!! Since we could get pretty nice boxes in Parkson for less than RM20, i can forget about getting any cheap & nice boxes from japan thou i had been eyeing in the Shinkansen train boxes for like ages....!!!



As you can see above, all the snacks sold in most of the places i visited were very nicely wrapped....exactly like those that we would do to gifts & presents!! In other words, the japanese was very successful in attracting me with their awesome packaging of their snacks!!! Without even tasting food, i felt like i had to own them....gosh!!!

very cute & eye-catchy rice crackers
sadly hor....i saw these similar crackers in jusco today......blek

hello kitty cookies (with red bean paste inside)

green tea mochi (my all time favourite)

various flavours of rice crackers

hokkaido famous chocolate cookies



colourful chopsticks

orange peeler / opener (from Tokyu Hands)

i had testified this product & it is indeed 'helpful' .....


So, HOW WAS IT ???
As i had mentioned, generally there were only 3 categories of items that i bought being bento/kitchen related, kids related & food/snacks ..... though there are quiteeeee a number of them lar ........ blush !!!

Not really many right ????
*** faster tell me ***

And my justification for the lacking in other areas like fashion (clothing, shoes & etc etc...) was simply bcoz the currency was just not worth the spending especially in view that we can always have better alternatives back in our home country!! Clothing wise, it was totally out of the question as the season then was winter !!! Shoes ??? Lots of nice boots there but hey, i've never ever chance upon any occasion that deemed suitable wearing one .....
some more hor, u got see any pig legs wearing boots & still look nice or not ???

Anyhow, since everything else require 3 times our currency to buy, i also had to equally think 3 times lar.....unless if the items are not available back home at the same price.....errrg like the bento stuffs ....haha (always have exemption wan) !!!

I was glad that i managed to grab some worthy stuffs from Taipei at way more reasonable prices!!

There end my shopping TALES from japan !!!


Anggie's Journal said...

wah lau ... what a great shopping ..
Last ...Gong Xi fatt chai and happy CNY to u and ur family..:)

Hijackqueen said...

Considering quite ok la. Very little bento stuff only. How come you did not managed to get food picks at 100Yen? Their rice biscuits and those asam-asam is very worth buying hor.

slavemom said...

This u call not crazy enuff? Wah... if u go crazy max, then gotta hire container to bring ur loots back edi. :p
Eh, u bot 2 of the remote heli? I thot it's quite expensive? And wat happens when they both play together and fly into each other? hehehe
I really love all the cute food stuff u bot. Hv to admit, u're a vy good shopper. ;)

Annie Q said...

So many food and snacks!!! I have to agree, the packing look so so nice!

The dinasour bread cutter look so cute!

But but but, at least u still got some more loots from taipei trip.

Irene said...

wow, shopping queen! hahahaha!

like the orange peeler / opener man, really handy oh! :)

All Precious Moments said...

OH very very xin mou le...You have been travelling a lot hor lately.

Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!


Health Freak Mommy said...

Oh my, I'm drooling over your loot from Japan!