Not just any straw

Take a good look at the tip of this straw.

Japanese straw

I noticed this new type of straw prevents leaking once you stop drawing because of the inner bevel.

It’s been said, the size of the straw is the same as an average nipple… No I’m not crazy… keep reading 🙂

My wife said McDonalds of Japan did an extensive study about women’s breast. Cazy right?

They wanted to know how much pressure it would take to draw milk from a mother’s breast.

Once they found out the answer, they matched the thickness of their milk shakes so you must use the same amount of pressure to draw the drink as you would from your mother’s breast.

The straw size too was matched to an average nipple size.

The affect/outcome? Who knows but I assume while having a milk shake one may feel comfort and safe while they enjoy their drink. Of course this is all going on with in the subconscious
mind.

Arakawa gets the gold

Japan is now in ice skating mode!

I was going to take my daughter ice skating today however my wife said “don’t even think about it!”

Arakawa took the gold home and as a result, the ice skating rings are jam packed with Japan’s future ice skating stars.

A few weeks ago I took my daughter ice skating in Japan and she loved it!

ice skating

She begged me to stay until the place closed. I agreed because it was nice as a father to see his only child so happy doing something so healthy.

I got into some skates too and not ever ice staking before did well seeing that I can “roller skate my butt off” you know I’m old school!

35 dollars was the cost to skate with my daughter on a cold Sunday here in Japan.

What happened to the 5 dollar roller rinks that serve crappy pizza and blare rapper’s delight from over sized club speakers hanging from the walls? LOL!!!

The next day I was off to TOYS-R-US to buy roller blades for my daughter. I would’ve bought some too but did not have my size 🙁

I thought that if I paid like 50 dollars for a full roller blading set I could take my daughter to the park for free.

Well, I’m off to the park for roller blading with my daughter!

Lost and Found in Japan

If you ever lose something in Japan chances are you’ll get it back.

I was shocked to find this out when I came here ten years ago. Where I’m from in America you may get your wallet back but the cash will be gone and you’ll be really lucky if your credit cards were not used.

I’ve heard stories of people loosing their wallets here and inside was like 700 dollars ( 70,000 yen ) just to get a phone call from the police that day or the next saying they have the wallet will all its contents.

Yesterday I found a men’s style purse on the street as I was leaving my student’s home. The first thing I thought was “I am going to have to go to the police station and spend 30 minutes of my time which I did not have.

So I went home and called the owner. He was really happy and said he would take a taxi to my home which was an hour from his house. This would be about 100 dollars. Well I’m not such a great guy but I told him it’s ok, I’ll bring it to you and that’s what I did with my wife.

When we got to the guy’s house he begged us to take what seemed like a few hundred dollars but we said no. I would’ve taken the reward but my wife was not having anything to do with that. It was the right thing to do she said.

What a concept 😉

I only teach children in Japan because it’s more fun than working with adults. When  I ask my students what they would do if they found 500 dollars cash, with out blinking an eye, they say, “I’ll give it to the police.” I didn’t say a wallet containing 500 dollars cash.
This is just one of the many reasons I love this place.

Japanese mini car

Have no idea what kind of Japanese car this is but I thought it would make a good pic for you to see (who ever you are).

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There are many cool cars in Japan.

Recently there has been a mini van craze. Everybody wants a mini van!
I got one but back home it would not be called a mini van.
Mini Rovers are popular here. Here is the UK site if you don’t know what mini Rovers look like. Mini Rover
I remember my friend’s mother coming here and taking pictures of, what seemed like every car she saw. “Wow, I’ve never seen so many models of Toyota!” Was all she could say.

I did not realize Japan has so many models to choose from until I went home for a short time and worked for Toyota. Not sure but America Toyota may have five models to choose from but Japan Toyota has like 40! Japanese people change their cars often and love as many choices as they can have. It’s an extremely picky and spoiled consumer market here. If you own a service driven business, you better be good! Japanese business man say “the customer is GOD!” And this is not by any means lip service. This is hard core customer care at the highest level.

I have a good friend that owns a large company and he says, “I don’t want to sell you. I want to sell your whole family and their children as well.”

However, recently customer service is dropping down a bit. But I’m getting way off track here because this post was suppose to be about cars, a pic and a few lines of text! See what happens when you have ADD and you refuse meds 🙂