Cute Snacks!

May 30, 2011

Some Kitty chocolates and Kitty wafers with very nice packaging. Two little Nemuneko helped by posing :)

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Osaka Kitty

May 19, 2011

I don’t know what to say today so…here are some photos from the Sanrio shop in Osaka :)

Mug Cups. And biscuits.

October 15, 2010

Look at these adorable little mugs! One is from Sanrioland and the other is from 7-11. It’s a Kitty’s 35th Anniversary mug. Also, mugs in Japan get called mug cups! Why? I don’t understaaaand!!

The biscuits are little cute biscuits for kids. I say for kids because there’s a picture of a little boy on the packet (kinda like the Leverpostei kids, do they even still do that?!) and they are often a feature of kids meals in restaurants.

I don’t know why I like them, they’re not amazing biscuits or anything! It might just be cause they’re small and cute :)

I was in Tokyo for a about a week so no updates, sorry!! I know, I know, it IS possible to update when I’m not at home but I just didn’t quite get round to it! Of course the main reason I was in Tokyo was the Tokyo Game Show and I will put some pictures up from that (only pictures of cute things though!) but I haven’t put them on my computer yet so in the meantime: Sanrio Puroland. We went there on the Tuesday after TGS.

You know how lots of people in Japan seem to really, seriously love Disneyland/Disneysea? Sometimes people even say things like “It makes me happy” or “It gives me dreams”. OK, so I can never imagine myself feeling that way about Disneyland because (Sssh, secret!) I’m not much of a Disney fan. Sanrioland on the other hand, made me feel the way I imagine Disney fans feel at their theme park of choice.

It’s amazing of course! It’s in the middle of this nothing area. All grey, mid height buildings and businesses and then suddenly this massive pink castle, right next to a road. It’s a little bit rusty and tumbledown on the outside but inside it’s fantastic. Once through the ticket barriers you look ahead and see this giant fake tree (“The Wisdom Tree”) and all these little nooks and pathways all around it, it’s hard to figure out where to go first!

First we went on the boatride. It was very cute but I have to admit I was a little scared! We were in a  boat, alone, and as you go along, little scenes light up with music and voices. I was distracted enough by the cuteness not to be too freaked out but ever since a terrifying walkthrough ride featuring historical scenes and sinister talking cats I went to with my Mum and brother in Weymouth when I was little I’ve been pretty scared of rides like this (Darkrides I think they’re called?).

OK, the rest of the place offered no complicated cute-fear combinations, it was all cute. We saw a show in the Discovery Theatre (Golden Age of sci fi inspired!) featuring Cinnamon, two lovely dancing ladies in awesome costumes and the audience participation catchphrase “Power of…communication!” I normally HATE audience participation but…I participated, I even did the whole making-a-heart-with-your-hands gesture! Loser!

The Kitty Lab attraction is fascinating too. A mini Kitty village! I was really bad at most of the games but never mind! Kitty’s house is adorable. Although…if you were Kitty, would you really want a pink bath shaped like your own head? Or a mirror? Or a sofa? Isn’t that a little weird really?!

Managed not to buy tooo many things. Bought elaborate bentos purely for the packaging rather than the actual food and found Tuxedo Sam goods which are almost never available! Also met some characters and went slightly mental cause they’re so impossibly cute. Especially Mocha with her sad eyes!! She kept looking up at me and making hug movements with her arms! Yes I know it’s a person in a costume!!

So you see..you really should go to Sanrio Puroland. It made me feel relaxed, happy and amazing. It gave me dreams!! ;P

Here is a massive gallery of photos to look at, enjoy!

And now I am going to try to tidy away all the stuff that came back with me from Tokyo :( Will try to update again this evening!

Bubbles!

July 4, 2010

Bubbles are cool. I bought a Hello Kitty bubble set at the hundred yen store. Spent about 10 minutes making up my mind! Initially I thought “Yeah!”, picked it up and headed for the cash register. Then I thought “You are 26! Stop being an idiot!” Then I wandered around for a bit and eventually decided to get it anyway. Ha.

Fun!