The Land of the Rising Sun is also the Land of the Weird and Wonderful.
For years, Japan has isolated itself from the rest of the world. So much so that a lot of weirdness that goes on within the country were never discovered anywhere elsewhere.
I’m not talking just electronically-controlled toilet seats that automatically spurts out water to clean your butt crack, along with 5 different settings for water strength and 12 different settings for temperature when you press a button.
Shopping in Japan is interesting because they sell all kinds of crap.
Literally, all kinds of crap.
During my recent trip to Tokyo, I was in the anime central of Akihabara and discovered that a lot of items so weird, it made me go, “Wah! Liddat oso can?”
You gotta seriously wonder what decent human being would buy stuff like the Infinite Bubble Wrap. (¥798 or RM30)
This is a simulator that lets you enjoy the satisfaction of popping a bubble-wrap infinitely. Don’t take my word for it.
Here’s a TV ad to tell you how fun the Infinite Bubble Wrap is.
I don’t understand a single word of what they’re saying. But if I interpreted the ad correctly, this is one device that will literally make you cry uncontrollably.
If popping bubble-wraps does not interest you, then guess what? There’s an Infinite Box-Opening Simulator too!
Guess what? It even comes with built-in speaker for “box opening sound”!
Considering the fact that Japanese people have invented so much cool stuff, I’m pretty sure the Infinite Box-Opening Simulator is the single most useless gadget ever sold on the market.
Toys aside, even normal things that we are so used to in our daily lives can come in ridiculously amusing forms.
Like Condoms Monkey.
Until today, I am still not sure whether these are condoms for monkeys, condoms that are shaped like monkeys, or condoms that make you shag uncontrollably like monkeys.
But still, not as ridiculous as what I encountered next.
Ever get the feeling that your hair felt left out when every time you down a icy cold glass of Guinness Draught? Fret not, crack open a bottle of BEER SHAMPOO and your hair will feel instantly relaxed.
Just remember, don’t wash your hair and drive.
But what if you are under the age of 18 and not allowed to enjoy the tantalizing smell of alcohol in your hair? Not to worry.
Introducing, Chupa Chups Bath Powder!
Makes your skin smooth, supple, sweet and delicious like a lollipop. Guaranteed to attract strangers come and lick you afterwards!
At least Beer Shampoo and Chupa Chups Bath Powder are amusing enough for me to wanna buy them. But I realised Japanese people seems to get absurdly excited over simple things as well.
Like this a toy that plays the sound normally heard on Japan Railway trains.
Press one button, and the speaker goes, “Next station, Ueno. Doors closing.”
*toot toot toot toot*
If not for the fact that riding Japanese trains during peak hours is the single most torturing experience I’ve ever had in Tokyo.
Toys aside, shops in Akihabara do sell a lot of things I’d find plausible.
Like the HDD Media Prayer 3.
Very easy to use. Just plug and pray.
Shopping in Japan is very amusing. But hidden amongst all those useless items, sometimes you find nuggets of gold that may actually impress people.
I know one four feet nine girl who would be very happy to have this in her lunch box.
Yes. a Hello Kitty bento box. Even comes with shapers and cutters to make your rice and vegs into various shapes of Hello Kitty.
It’s quite amazing to see that Hello Kitty is still very big in Japan.
So much so that even the immensely popular robotic Vacuum Cleaner iRobot…
… comes with a Hello Kitty Version.
The world is slowly being taken over by a mouthless cat.
Luckily, this RoboMop, like many other Hello Kitty products, are designated to be for sale in Japan only.
It’s not possible to bring it into Malaysia, unless you buy it online from some website.
However, there was ONE ITEM I really really really wanted to buy in Japan. But failed. I had searched for this item in almost every single shop in Tokyo but still I couldn’t find The Stuff I Was Looking For.
Until I discovered through vPOST Smart Shopper.
Here’s a listing of virtually every single store in Japan I’ve encountered. All the big and popular ones like cosmetic Fancl, clothing store Nissen and toy shop Strap-ya are in there. Language is not a problem most of the time when Google Translate does its job properly.
It was through Smart Shopper that I come across a website called Rakuten.
This Rakuten site is ridiculously comprehensive. It is like the BE ALL END ALL of almost every single micro-organism ever created in Japan. They sell even those exclusive ones not sold ANYWHERE ELSE in the world. Hello Kitty Robomops, limited edition Transformers toys, you name it they’ve got it.
And yes, it also sell The Stuff I Was Looking For.
I didn’t use the site’s shipping service however because it’s freaking expensive.
Instead, I got myself a Japanese postal address through vPOST!
It’s a mail service operated by Singapore Post that lets you have your own postal address in USA, Europe or Japan. With that, not only can you buy stuff from people that don’t normally ship to Malaysian addresses, you save heaps on shipping charges when you buy things online.
Rather than having the item sent directly to me, I instructed Rakuten to send The Stuff I Was Looking For to my vPOST Japanese address.
For first-timers who’ve never used this service before, you can qualify for a first-timer’s discount. Next time you wanna buy anything online from USA, Japan or Europe, try out vPOST.
Before paying for it, enter the promo code 094FRVK.
Automatically, SGD$10 disappeared off your bill, and if you’re lucky, you may even get a pair of X-mini speakers thrown in for free. (T&C’s click here.)
When they got my item, I paid the shipping fee and within just a few days, this HUMUNGOUS package arrived at my door steps, containing The Stuff I Was Looking For. em>
Even came wrapped in a one-week-old copy of the Japan Times.
Wanna know exactly what was The Stuff I Was Looking For that I bought from Japan?
Well, I know I mentioned the Rakuten website has almost everything under the sun. And I ain’t kidding, they really do have everything under the sun.
Because I went ahead and bought myself…
Specifically, my most favourite part of a girlfriend.
Yea, just boobies. Nothing else.
Unlike a normal girlfriend, this one is very special. She has no legs to go shopping, no hands to slap me when she’s unhappy and no mouth to constantly nag at me to spend time with her.
And the best part is, when I’m back from work tired, I can simply just bury my face in her chest.
Damn nice ok.
I won’t even have to worry about waking up next morning to find that her dead from suffocation. How awesome is that?
My girlfriend let me sleep on her boobies. CAN YOURS?
If not, then maybe it’s time to replace your girlfriend with a Boobie Pillow, thru vPOST.
Blog Plug of the Day: TV host Jojo Struys had a scary experience. She was self-quarantined for a week after sitting next to a passenger on a flight who was later tested positive for swine flu.
Anyway, our health minister suggested we stop shaking hands to prevent the spread swine flu. Personally, I think it’s better if Malaysians resort to the Japanese way of greeting – by repeatedly bowing and bowing and bowing…
haha.. i thought i saw a faint impression of a nipple in the pillow pic here.
Did that come with the pillow? 😛
“I won’t even have to worry about waking up next morning to find that her dead from suffocation.” Just ensure you don’t suffocate from sleeping like that.. haha
Good review – brought out the usefulness of the service in a funny way – sure caught my attention
omg kenny… did u know you’re the no 5 top runner this week?
or check out ur nike + top 10 for the week….
btw love your japanese boobs
your “girlfriend’s” weird kenny…
oh my….. frm all thing…. ahahahaha… enjoy ur new gf yaa…
tat looks like something tat can easily suffocate u kenny, because u would like to sleep face down with tat pillow.
not bag! nice write-up love the hello kitty lunchbox! the boobies look real haha.
Are you serious?
errrr… happily ever after to u and yr gf? hahaha! nice one!
LOL hope that it’s as soft as the real one
by morning it’ll be soaking wet from your drool :p
Greatest invention evaaaaaaaaa
i think it’s YOU who will die of suffocation. hahahaha..
btw,it’s look horrible to me, when u wake up, u find a pair of boobs beside u.. it’s like a serial killer, chop the person into few parts, throw the other parts at other places ANDDDDDD keep the best or fav part with him.. “shiver”
honestly, a bit sick.
but you can bury yr face in the boobs only.lolx..
plug and pray..
haha, damn funny…
Sure got stain and smell – tit fuck
Soo cute .. Pink somemore.. ;-p
Enjoy yourself kenny…. Just don’t wake up late for work..
My first thought was u r going to put that on for Nuffnang 2nd Standout Party with the sexy pink pajamas~!
ahahaha such a cuteeeeeeeee pillow! wtf. I LOVE JAPAN! why the hell isn’t Malaysia like Japan 🙁
walau eh!!!! i thought wat you bought sia! ROFL!!!
funky stuff. these japanese people … whatever’s next?
farting machine for those with weird fetish?
It is this “odd” things about Japan that makes it so fascinating.
not big enough la kenny. should have gotten a bigger one…at least 34D 😛
i think those funny yet useless stuff r good for travel souvenirs to be brought back for frens or family
LOL plug and pray, nice
I’m always amaze at how well you write your advertorial.. it always has this personal touch that makes it genuine and sincere. ;p
LOL. next thing you noe, there’s a banana pillow for girls
WHO NEEDS A GIRLFRIEND WHEN YOU CAN HAVE BOOBIE PILLOWS!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA
AWESOME POST, KENNY!
supposed to b prug n pray..lol
HELLO KITTY FTW!!!
way better stories and photos than that eyeris blog. That guy is always jabbering about going to some fancy events but sounds like he’s just making it up.
tis is hilarious !! u r one of the lucky guy !! boobies pillow everyday !!whahahah
i also want a boobie pillow liao
malaysia boleh !
but i scared the boobos kena censored
Everything is convenient at japan. Buy from the net will be much more cheaper compare u goto their shop and buy.
Last time when we stay at Tokyo, even we know their shop location, but we still purchase thru internet, and got 15% discount…
they already have “man arms pillow” by the same company where you can sleep with “arms” wrapped around you…
it sound so interesting maybe i’ll buy one X-D
I want! I want!
Er… happy boob-ing? 😛
oh holy shit.. haha
LOL!! That pillow is so cool! hahah!! I WANNA GO TO JAPAN TOO!!! So many cool stuff going on there!!
I love bubble wrap. Infinite Bubble Wrap sounds like fun =D
Flat chested me should get that boobies for my bf for him to sleep in peace. -_-”
hahahaha!! *ROFL*!! kenny, u r awesome.
CI KO PEK!!!!!
Kenny, you are sooo horny….
You make me vomit.
such a pervert..y dn u jz stay in japan
lol.. i wont dare to buy it.. =P
lol it’s only a pillow… with boobie shape.
cool but i like it better with nipples
HAHAHHA i want a boobie pillow too!
Excuse me, this decent human being bought FIVE infinite bubble wraps in Tokyo.
Your second last picture was really a laugh out loud! hahaha.. nice 1 man…
oi y u go everywhere take different brands of condoms! hahaha… xD
haha damn funny la…..LOl…
Japanese product damn creative…
i love this post!!! u r awesome!
uwaaaaa got nipples some more! :/
I was thinking where is the punch line until I reached the end…oh…LAME…lolz…good luck with your new gf yeah??
am i the only one who noticed that there’s a very cute jap guy in the picture you took at the train station?
Dont think beer shampoo originated from Japan … Eastern Europe probably?
Lolz!…Seriously kenny, it looks rock-hard…like those ‘silicone’ type. The real ones r much softer and bouncy…hehe
just passin by~~
enjoy ur boobies~~
Butttt.. you have your own boobs.
beer is supposed to be good for your hair… gives it shine… never tried it… don’t want to smell like a brewery
Does the boobies come in bigger size? 😀 😀
there is beer shampoo in malaysia la….i saw it in cheras maluri’s watson last christmas
Wow! Got bigger boobies or not? Free size of a few sizes available?
HV you really been around much ah?
First you mentioned that Malaysia only has the RM1 packet nasi lemak, whereas Singapore had the chap fan style.
Padahal there’s chapfan style nasi lemak EVERYWHERE in the Klang Valley itself, and even up north of the Peninsula.
Beer Shampoo is not singled to Japan alone, they even have it in Malaysia at Watson’s. >.
i have one of those infinite bubble wrap thingy…..it’s damn fun la….when i’m stressed out, i’ll just press the bubbles…there’s a special sound every 100 presses……=D
Kenny you need one of those vagina-in-a-can gadgets to go with your new pillow – the Japanese make the best ones, apparently. But please don’t post photos of you trying it out.
next time you are here, let me bring u around. but u pay of course lol
An excellent purchase, especially if those things stay pert when you lie them down.
Will this pillow help you to stay sane?? I wonder… lol
didnt you post almost similar adv before? also for vpost and also mentioning that girlfriend pillow
oh..im in jap..where can i find the hello kitty bento?
I’m having difficulties checking out from the Rakuten website since it’s in japanese. I need some help please.
here u go.
in English. Can ship to Malaysia without vPost.
Kenny, you are like the best advertorial writer ever. Nice post! Love it!
the bento! *cries like puti puti infinite bubble wrap people
lol… thats interesting…
all standard size??
it would be much nicer if she is longer so you would be able to hug her at nigh:)
do they have legs as pillows as well?
There are boobs mousepads allover Japan.
Especially anime ones..
AND BOOB puddings. Open the packaging (undressing)LOL and pink hard tits.
but i prefer the MALE version!!!!!
i luv ur humor kenny.. i havent laugh in months and i was sad.. until i see you buried in booby pillow. u made me laugh out loud. thank u so much.
hey.. can get robomop in malaysia. I saw it @ maybank’s treatpoint fair last week.
lol man!! you dont need it since u have it!
haha kenny kenny, cheer up!
the infinite bubble wrap and the Infinite Box-Opening Simulator is actually a useful gadget for three and four years old children. it can strengthen kids’ finger motor skills which helps them to write better!
Hye Kenny, I luv reading ur blog….haha…ur post about japanese stuff is soooo funny….especially what u bought..wahahaha…
WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I WANT IT OSO KENNY
About this Vpost thing.. the payment only can be made by HSBC or UOB credit card? Card from other banks not accepted?
Waitaminute – banned? Me?
Alas. Will learn, have to, survive without crew Malaysia then.
Best of luck, guys.
Kenny, where is the exact link to the boobie pillow page in raguken? I can’t find the pillow anywhere….
Never mind. Found it at last. It’s actually called Oppai Pillow. Here’s the link. http://en.item.rakuten.com/kanamono-okoku/10006147/sn=kanamono-okoku:to-anaenbo&vm=2&f=1&sid=225981&k=oppai
RM 105.55!!!! (not including postage!!) Wah Kenny, you really want it desperately is it…. 😛