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There are so many little things that the Japanese do that make me wonder why we states folk don:t do the same….
i mean…what are we thinking??? some things just seem so illogical….
Here is an example. Japan sells their cleaning/toiletry products in a neat manner. You buy the main package the first time for say 500yen (detergent). When you do so you are paying for both the product and the container, right?
Well when you start getting low, instead of going and buying a new bottle, you buy a slightly smaller refill pack for say 320yen! You save money. You waste less, helping the environment, you produce less garbage, you tote smaller products home. why NOT???
The refill is slightly smaller for ease of refilling your old bottle before it completely runs out. nifty eh. like how the egg compartment holds 14 eggs and a pack of eggs contains 10. you can buy more before you run out completely. i like that.
Anyway, lots of products are done like this. shampoo/kitchen cleaner/toilet cleaner/starch/fabreeze/dishliquid/etc etc etc.
The only disadvantage i can see, is that your original bottles get old looking but gee…..small price right?
I am grateful i dont have to throw away a huge bottle everytime i run out of soemthing….my garbage can is already overflowing
And to top all that off, the refill packs get recycled too, so. We USA people and others like us should be ashamed. seriously.
Many people asked so here’s the answer!!
Why was i wearing a mask in the previous video?
Everyone wears masks here. you are required to in work or school if you are sick. you are socially expected to if you are sick and in public. and many people like to wear them for the following reasons:
To prevent catching sicknesses
to reduce effects of seasonal pollen allergies
to keep the face warm in the winter (we have to walk everywhere we go and it is cold!)
to hide themselves (shy folks-seriously people do this- u can hide pimples and such too)
to help if a tooth is sensitive to the temperature
to keep the throat from drying out when it is dry
to avoid giving sicknesses to others (even inside one’s own home to try to prevent giving it to family members-though obviously this usually is futile)
and probably other reasons….
i sleep with one when i have colds. They make a type that has a wet cloth type thing inside with a tad of menthol to sooth ur throat and keep it moist. I make my own version by putting a wet papertowel folded up inside the mask and using vaporrub in some strategic place….but I recommend buying the store bought….
Masks also tend to catch the nasal drippings that occur with colds when u sleep.
in the winter nearly 1/3 of the people wear them.
i am wearing one in the previous video because
1. i have fall allergies and my throat was itchy and drying out and
2. i was about to have to sing so i was protecting my voice. and
3. we have another live show sunday and i didn’t want to catch a cold that would ruin it!
i remember how weird it looks to americans now….i had forgotten about that!!! im very grateful for this custom on the trains when the person beside me is coughing like crazy but thank goodness, wearing a mask!!! We often have to get crammed right up beside these sick folks so it:s very easy to catch stuff..
I am also happy to have one in doctors offices coz I almost always catch something when I go…..
I think this is a great custom.
Still working on my videography skills. haha. I will improve with time, hopefully.
I moved this blog from an old post on blogs.myspace.com/vantilden .
Meet the sex egg, or rather the *easy ona-cap egg twister*. I:m guessing the ona comes from the Japanese word for girl *onna*.
Anyhow it is ribbed on the inside as shown here....and I do not know anything further about its use, as i did not want to know anything about it after vtec had broken it in…!
Vtec did assure us that it was not worth the few bucks he paid…and that he was glad he had only bought the one and not the 6 pack…..