Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Beauty is just a cellphone away.

I'm known to pimp Strapya, but this one couldn't be passed up. I love cellphone straps. They help you express yourself in a fun and unique way. Most people here in the United States haven't caught on yet. But the Japanese have perfected them. Here are a set of very unique straps. They are advertised as a "Gals Secret;" referring to the Japanese Ko-Gal. Which is a glorified and stylized "Barbie Girl" or "Valley Girl." They typically have lightly died hair (chestnut or blond), extreme tans, crazy make-up and extravagantly decorated finger nails. Here are a set of make-up items miniature-ized to fit on a cell strap. Two colors of mascara and five if gloss come in two cap colors - gold or silver (They HAVE to match their outfits and cell phones.)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Your own personal dolphin.

Many people find themselves obsessed with dolphins, they watch them in zoos and aquariums, collect them as knick-knacks, or pay large amounts of money to swim with them. If you fancy dolphins as much as some of the other people out there, this nifty light/toy/sound maker is a fun investment for you. Toy makers Takaratomy from Japan have come out with Ocean Fantasy. A light that creates water and dolphin noises to calm you, while using it's neat robotic insides to move the dolphin in a realistic swimming motion that you can view here. If you fancy purchasing one of these for yourself wander on over to one of my other favorite online hang-outs AudioCubes.com and nab one for 79.00. Swim Mr. Dolphin Swim!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Hong Kong Movie Review: Dummy Mommy Without a Baby

Miriam Yeung
Edison Chen

- A hilarious comedy about an office workers' atte
mp to avoid getting laid off by pretending to be pregnant. But what happens when her boss finds out her pregnancy was faked? -

Review: I always love Miriam Yeung, but Edison Chen was in this too! While I was disapointed that Miriam didn't have her own love interest, it was still fun to watch her try to fake out everyone. The 'reveal' that she was faking was inevitable, but uncomfortable because I started to feel for her character. It was a fun movie, but it could have been filmed and written better. Three and 1/2 Stars


So being in Fort Myers and in the heart of baseball spring training pays off finally. Daisuke Matsuzaka the Japanese wiz of a pitcher is starting his spring training locally and has our local sports casters going nuts. 2004 Olympic pitcher, nicknamed "Dice-ke/Dice-kay" has joined the Boston Red Sox. Since, obviously I'm not a big sports fan, a great majority of readers may already know this, but I was excited for the man. It's a very big chance for someone from such a small country. The people of Japan embrassed our "Great American Past-time" with enthusiasm. And this latest recrute has lots of American baseball fans excited. I would think that the Japanese are sad to see one of their own star pitchers shuffled off to the states, but that's just me.

This is his wife - Tomoyo Shibata (formerly - now she shares his last name.) She was a former
newscaster for Nippon TV. They have one daughter together and she is supposedly going to pursue her career here in the States.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Lazy or Convient?

I don't know how well these work, but the fact that they are made of plastic would lead me to think they are easily breakable. Just squeeze them and put some sauce onto your food. Let them keep these at over 20.00 a piece. I'll put my sauce on manually thank you.

Gorilla Beans

Here's an idea, take a 300+ animal, lock it in a cage and throw beans at it. Poor Piko the gorilla got a shower of beans pelted at her for a celebration in Tokyo the other day. "We threw beans at the gorillas so they can live healthy and long lives and that the females and males get along better in order that they produce more gorillas," Ryo Imanishi told the Reuters folks. I guess she started eating them after they started throwing them at her. So it wasn't too bad. Check out the entire story here.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Talk about obnoxiously cute...

This GIANT sweet red bean bun named Momo-chan is ginormous. She is not only abnormally cute anymore, now she is abnormally cute and extra squishy. Any girly-girl would love her, and I (according to a survey I took last night) am only 21% girly. So, I guess I just like Kawaii things. She's available for pre-order from Strapya.com for around $26. Shipping will be extra, since, like I said - she's big. I'm considering buying one for the pure squish factor of her. What do you think?

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


This alarm clock is no Clocky, but it would make me a little more excited to wake in the morning. I think it would be more likely to scare the crap out of me anyway. I try to ignore the "Denger" because the site it's for sale on has a limited understanding of the English language. I wouldn't want the cops to pop up in my house with this alarm clock on the night stand though - especially after the Mooninite case in Boston. Not only does it "explode" on you every morning, you have to disarm it in order to shut it off. I've been looking for something like this, I tend to have problems waking in the morning. Maybe a crazy Japanese alarm clock would do the trick. Available from my favorite site: Strapya.com for 31.11 - pricey, but who else has a bomb wake them up in the morning? (Ok, a fake one...)