Updates from En out and about (in English and 日本語)
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Ainz/Tulpe was having a sale on odeko coolers (cooler packs for your forehead) and I purchased one that came in a super cute, kitty headband. All you have to do is take out the gel pack from the kitty pouch, keep it in the refrigerator for at least two hours, put it back into the pouch and wear the headband. It's great for headaches, migraines, and fever. SHF Industries, the company that designed the headband, carries all sorts of cute beauty items and zakkagoods. (Learn about "zakka" at Squidoo.)
Another cute item I got this weekend was a Petit Fleur book cover at the Shibuya Loft. The bookmark came with a pretty key charm. Book covers are very popular in Japan as people often read books on the train to pass time, and the covers prevent damage and/or prying eyes during travel. Unfortunately, most of them are only made for the standard Japanese novel which is small. Most manga, textbooks, and foreign books are too large for the covers. I hope I can find a larger one for my other books.