Archive | March, 2012

More events!

30 Mar

Hi everyone,

It’s friday, YEAH!!
The weather has been fantastic this week in London and I bet so many people found it hard to go to work when the weather is so nice outside.

The event last night was great. It wasn’t a huge one but there were these amazing girls. They loved our Dress-up girls stickers so much! One of the girl had to go to her mum to get more money to get another one after purchasing a sticker and a sticker book. She actually repeated that 3 times!!! We even made heart shape Origami together!!
It was really nice to see people’s reaction when they see our products. We can’t have a peek when you are looking at the computer screen at home. It was very meaningful to us!

So now we are having a stall again next weekend! Why not!! We havn’t comfirmed all the details about the event yet, I will let you know here as soon as I find out!!
It is going to be a big event, we are so looking forward to it! Hopefully I can meet a lot of people and share “aww, I can’t choose one!!” moments like yesterday with more girls!!!

I haven’t posted any photos last few days, so I’m going to show you my Nintendo 3DS.

I have decorated with our adorable Felt Panda stickers. It’s quite tricky to show you the texture of this sticker. It is felt material and it’s kind of fluffy.

This is more close-up. Sorry I don’t have a nice camera with me! Can you see it is not just a flat plain sticker?
I love this sticker!! My 3DS is black and panda does the great job on it!!

How about a little decoration on your “can’t-live-without” gadgets??

Have a lovely weekend everyone!!!

Discount + Discount!!!

29 Mar

Who doesn’t like discount?

I’m sure everyone doesn’t mind some discount, right?

 

So we will give you some discount!! Yay!!

As I said in the last post, we are having a stall at a school event today. The price is cheaper than the one on eBay. However, we will give you more discount!! Yes, we are feeling quite generous today.

If you tell us that you read our blog, we will give you 10% discount on the top of the already discounted price! How does that sound? Not bad not bad?

So your discount code is going to  be “I read your blog!” that’s all! Nice and easy.

The event is at Oakthorpe primary school, Indulgence Evening. It starts from 6pm and finishes at 10pm.

The address is Tile Kiln Lane, London N13 6BY

Hope the weather knows how to behave well today!!!

Looking forward to see you there!!!

Indulgence Evening

27 Mar

Hi there!

Very exciting news!

On this Thursday 29th,  moocomoco tokyo is going to have a stall in a school charity event.
It is our first time to actually sell face to face rather than online.

It is at Oakthorpe Primary School, Palmers Green. The event is called an Indulgence Evening! Nice name!

It is from 6pm to 10pm.

We are going to sell many of our products. The price will be a bit cheaper than eBay price! Please don’t miss the chance!!!

We are sharing a stall with this wonderful lady who has two business!! (I know it’s cool, isn’t it?)
Especially the one of her business, Sand art is a new and fun stuff to do!! You will get a special sand art sheet with pictures on it and it is like a stickers. You peel off one bit and pour coloured sand over it and shake off the sand. Only the sand on the area you peeled will stay put. You can put any colour on pictures. I don’t think I am explaining it well! Right?
Please have a look at the website! There is a photo gallery and you will understand it with photos much better!

I played it with my 3 years old and 5 years old nephews. They loved it! It’s not too difficult but you will be absorbed in it even if you are not 3 years old any more!!

Please pop in our stall on Thursday if you live near by! It would be lovely to see you there!

Thank you for reading and have a good day! It is supposed to be another warm and nice day!

Oakthorpe Primary School
Tile Kiln Lane, London N13 6BY

Birthday present

26 Mar

Hello all the lovely people who are reading this right now.

Yes that’s you. You are lovely because you are here to read mocomoco tokyo blog!

It’s fantastic weather today in London!!!

I just went to a post office to ship some orders. There is a small park on the way and people were sunbathing and kids were playing. I love it when the sun is out and everyone is out! I was very surprised to see it when I just came to this country but I loved it and completely understand the need of the sun now!

Today I want to show off something. The other day I went out with my friend. She ordered me some of our Dress-up girls stickers and a sticker’s book. She works as a nanny and it is a birthday present for a girl she looks after.

Because she is a lovely friend of mine and I decided to use my stickers to make it more special!

I put my 3D alphabet stickers to write “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

Sorry this is not included in our service and these alphabet stickers are a bit different from what we have for sale. Our alphabet stickers you can buy have patterns on them so please be aware of that!

But of course you can use our stickers with patterns and make it like this!

I think this is very cute way to decorate a bag or envelope of a birthday present or card!!

The girl’s birthday is a bit far away and I can’t wait for her to receive it!

Hopefully she will love it♥

Do you like this idea? Why don’t you try it??

Enjoy this beautiful day everyone!

x

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Self-confidence? Aggressive? Ego?

22 Mar

Good afternoon everyone!!

I know it is absolutely nothing to do with our shop but did you watch “The Apprentice” last night? It was the first episode of new season.

I love The Apprentice. I guess this programme is the only one I never miss.

I’ve watched all seasons and my favourite character out of all has to be Tom, the winner of last year. I think he was the only person who never came across as aggressive or “just too much”.

I loved the way he always raise his hand to say something!!

This programme can be VERY annoying sometimes because everyone has a very strong personality and is so self-confident, which are not always bad things. As a matter of fact, it seems to be very important features to have in order to win the competition. As a Japanese, we were taught to be modest so that some people on the show really make me cringe.  The cultural difference or nationality plays a crucial role in this competition I think. Not in a racist way but every countries has their own way to do business and different concepts of politeness. I personally think Japanese people and British people have something in common when it comes to be diplomatic and polite. But I can NOT imagine a Japanese person comes to the show and win! Not in millions years!! It’s not that Japanese people don’t deserve it but you really have to be self-confident and have to push and sell yourself in front of the public and everything! I don’t think that’s very Japanese. But this is just my opinion and there are so many Japanese people (127,450,459 in 2010) that someone might be able to do it and I’d love to see some Japanese person winning on The Apprentice. Wow, that would be amazing.

I am looking forward to finding my favourite character from new season!

Have you already found one?

Have a lovely day!!

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So Japanese

21 Mar

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well.

Today I’d love to show one of our products.


(You can see more details at Products page.)

These stickers are really beautiful and pretty. The stickers are made of Japanese style paper called “Washi”.

*Washi (和紙?) is a style of paper that was first made in Japan. Washi is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia papyrifera), or the paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboohemp, rice, and wheat. Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner.Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp, and is used in many traditional arts. OrigamiShodo, and Ukiyo-e were all produced using washi. Washi was also used to make various everyday goods like clothes, household goods, and toys. (from Wikipedia)

Washi is traditional paper but these stickers’ design is very modern and pop.

Look at the stickers on the left. You can see the print of bows. That is an old way to tie ropes or laces around wooden boxes in Japan. I don’t expect you to use wooden boxes to carry aroud things nowadays, but you can use them on the envelope instead like sealing wax.

 [Image from miniaturerhino.blogspot.com]

One more feature I’d like you to see is the pattern of the stickers. They look like lovely Kimono. In any perspective, these stickers are just so Japanese!!!! It’s a great way to dress up a normal, boring and plain envelope!! 

Have a lovely day!!

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Spring has come!!

20 Mar

Good morning all!!

The first thing I opened Google Chrome this morning and saw was this.


The design is by Marimekko. I love Marimekko!!

They design very beautiful patterns and pretty stuff. Even my duvet cover has their signature flower print. I love it.

According to The Guardian, the reason why you can see such pretty Marimekko screen on Google is because today is the vernal equinox (two difficult words, it’s a secret I needed to use a dictionary!). (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/20/spring-equinox-google-doodle?newsfeed=true)

So it’s official now!! Spring has come!!! Woo hoo!!

I love spring. I love it even more since I started living in London.

I am from a place called Sapporo in Japan, which is up North and can get SERIOUSLY cold. We have lots of snow in winter. Because of that, people say “you are from Sapporo you should be fine with English winter!” The answer is no. An absolute NO from me.

I don’t know if I make sense but it really is true that once snow settles down, it doesn’t feel that cold? The temperature can get as low as 18 degrees. Oh, that’s minus buy the way. Yes that sounds serious, right? Of course it is very cold there. However it somehow feels much tougher here in London for me. It is very windy and no snow. Looks like the same as autumn but MUCH colder. Oh no, just thinking about it make me shiver. Maybe one day I’ll get used to it, maybe….

Anyway, spring is good. More colours in the scenery, warmer and more energy!!

At the same time, Spring is the toughest time to resist shopping for clothes. Just so many colourful and light clothes in the shops and you are still wearing those darker and thicker tops from winter. You feel like “YES! It’s time to buy new clothes because it is spring now!”, but hey, it’s not a bad thing girls! We can justify ourselves for a few new pieces of clothes.
Also don’t forget to check our website for your new spring stationery too!
If you are in London, enjoy the sun today and have a nice day everyone in the world too!!
x

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