Friday, February 19, 2010

Booze, Anpanman and Engrish

As I am soon going back to the old country to do some TCB (Taking Care of Business) and will run into plenty of old friends who have all had offspring in the latest years.

The way to prepare is simple:

Buy plenty of stupid Japanese toys - All with the great Japanese superhero Anpanman

Buy plenty of clothes with stupid Engrish on them for the kids - "Super Bowel Recess, Smile like a shot fox" etc.

Buy plenty of Japanese whiskey and Japanese shouchuu for parents of said kids - Bring way over the 2 liter limit you are allowed to bring

Prepare to rejoice and bask in the thanks you will receive!


aimlesswanderer said...

You live in the country which produces a disproportionately large share of the world's weird stuff and the best you can come up with in Anpanman?

There are numberless hordes of strange anime related things, and maybe even roach porn for your, err, stranger acquaintances who you never want to see again? There is also a "Crying Girl" DVD coming out which features pretty girls crying, which ought to make you feel very manly.

What about some of the bizarre fashion, the wifey might know more about that.

Corinne said...

I find hyaku en bowls and chopsticks still do well too. My friends keep bugging me for used undies from a vending machine but I'm yet to find the urban legend vending machine in question.

Mr. Salaryman said...

Aimless - Well, you wouldn't believe how the kids go crazy over Anpanman and the guys just want the booze...

Corinne - Yeah! The stuff from the 100 yen shops always work. Now that you mention it, I should post about that, but I used to give those out and pretend like it was expensive valuable things and then ruin everything a few years later by revealing that it's all actually real cheap crap. But this is after they have showed the stuff off to a number of friends.
And yeah, it's no urban legend, a vending machine just close to my previous apartment actually had a few used undies in it, never tried it though since they didn't seem to match my size.

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