Archive | April, 2012

Are you good at organising schedule?

25 Apr

Do you have a dairy or organiser?

Today I am going to show you a great way to use our petit stickers.

I buy a dairy every year. Even though I have iPhone and I can organise my schedule with it, I still prefer to have a dairy to actually write down my plans. Don’t tell me I am old-fashioned!

This is my last year’s diary. I love moomin! Mine was Little My. Lovely!

My "Little My" diary from last year!

Shall we look inside?

Look at that!

Those petit stickers made your month so playful and fun!! Organising schedule might not be the most enjoyable thing to do but they help you enejoy it more and actually make you good at organising schedule!!

So? How about getting a new diary AND our stickers?? Everyone around you will be jealous!!

Only two more days till Friday people!! Not long to go!!

Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!!

Hana and Alice

23 Apr

Let’s talk about Japanese films today!

Do you like films? I love films.

How much? Hmm, I might be able to live without music if I had to but not films.

I watch both Japanese and non-Japanese films but I am going to write about Japanese films here. I am sure you don’t need me to tell you what American films are good, right?

I know it’s me who chose this topic but it is a very  tough one. The most difficult question that someone could possibly ask me is “what’s your favourite film?”. You know what I mean? I can not choose one!!

However there are a lot of films which don’t seem that many people know about and I want to introduce them here.

I picked up one of my favourite films today.

Hana and Alice

(Wikipedia, IMDb)

I don’t think this is well known film in this country and I personally think this film has been underrated.

I love looking around in Fopp (DVD/CD shop) in Covent Garden. They have lots of good but minor foreign films with good deals. I don’t think they even have copies of the film. In fact I have never seen a copy of this in any shops in London. You can buy it online though.

Anyway the film is beautiful visually and emotionally. It is a cute teenage girl’s film but not only cute but also little bitter in a way.

The director is Shunji Iwai, from  “All about Lily Chou-chou”. I think he is a master of colours on a screen. I can’t describe it well (even in Japanese) but the colour and atmosphere are just very beautiful and makes you a little bit sad. In this way Hana and Alice is a bit similar to “The Virgin Suicides“.

I love this film too!!

Some might say it’s a bit slow film but it can be funny sometime. Maybe a bit surreal which I always like!

I don’t know if this film is one of the films that only Japanese people find good or it’s just because not a single company tried to promote this film in this country. I love this film so much I have a copy of it. I know it doesn’t mean much here but in Japan DVDs are very expensive. I must have paid more than £35 for this!!!

This is my copy. The left one is All about Lily Chou-Chou. Was only £5 here in London.

I would really love to hear your opinion if you have ever watched it!

WORLDWIDE

20 Apr

I have a big announcement today!

From today mocomoco tokyo takes orders from North and South America, Canada, Asia and Australia!!!
We have noticed that there were some readers from those counties and always wanted to expand the area we do business with.

We are very happy to inform the news and so look forward to orders from those countries.

Like Europe and UK, you can buy our products on eBay.

 

We have more announcement to share in near future. Stay tuned!!

Have a lovely day!! x

Want to go to Japan? For Free??

17 Apr

Yes, I do want to go to Japan for free!! Absolutely.

Hi everyone.

My friend found this and shared on Facebook and I stole it! Hope she doesn’t mind?

I had to share this fantastic offer from TATE.

You can win a 7-nights-stay holiday in Japan! How wonderful is that!!

You can go to Tokyo and Kyoto. I guess I don’t even need to explain those cities. The two most famous cities in Japan.

I used to live in Kyoto when I was in university. Kyoto is definitely one of my favourite place in Japan.

You just have to join the competition. The opportunity is just too good to miss!!

More details here

Good luck!!

Little accessories for your books

16 Apr

Hi there! How are you all doing?

I’m back on mocomoco tokyo wordpress blog now!! Sorry that I have not posted for a while.

To apologise, I am going to show you my pretty sticky bookmarks!!


They are just so adorable…!!! It seems to be a bit difficult for you to imagine how they work so that I thought showing a picture of them in use might help?
All our sticky note, bookmarks are used like this. Just like post-it but way more pretty. I am sure everyone can agree with that!

My favourite at the moment is them in the photo. You can get a dog, polar bear, bird and cat all in one!!
They are not only cute but also very practical right? I think they are a must have!! The package is quite small and you can just pop it in your pen case.

By the way the event at the Easter weekend was great!! It was such fun to meet all the kids and mums there. Our dress up stickers were so pupolar with not only girls but also boys!!
We had some samples for anyone to play with and many kids just couldn’t go anywhere else. Next day a mum came back to our eBay shop and bought more because her daughter loved it.

We would love to find more opportunity to do this definitely!
Thank you for reading and have a lovely afternoon!!

See you soon! x

Tomorrow!!

6 Apr

Good evening everyone! 

How has your Easter weekend been so far?? I had a good night out with my friends on Thursday and a lovely day with my Japanese friend today.

We talked about what we can and can not say in English.

It’s actually a kind of funny topic. For example, people say “Cheers” all the time. Our question was whether it sounds a bit weird or unnatural for us to say that.

We are not native English speakers and you can tell straight away from our accent and appearance. We are still learning English everyday and we pick up a lot of vocabularies and expressions from our everyday life.

Something like “cheers, mate” is always there. You hear it all the time.  You pick it up and then want to use it. Copying native speakers is always a great way to master another language, definitely. But me saying “cheers mate” is a bit too much, I think.  I mean I wouldn’t actually say that. No. But maybe “cheers” is fine. The thing is that it is impossible for us to tell if that sounds okay or not. My husband is a native English speaker and he told us that it is not weird at all for us to say “cheers” but it might sound like we are trying too hard if we said “innit”. It’s only his opinion and it really depends who says it, how you says it or when you says it.

It is just one silly example but what I want to say is that there is no definite rules or text books to tell us “you can say “cheers” but maybe you don’t want to say “innit” with Japanese accent”.

Am I explaining it well? Hope you know what I am trying to say. It is always a big topic for me to understand that kind of thing and I am sure if you are living in a country where people speak a different language to your mother tongue. You want to speak their language better just in order to communicate but at the same time you don’t want to sound too unnatural. Or is it only me?!

 

Anyway, enough of my silly English issue.

Right. Tomorrow is the day!! We are having a stall at Capel Manor Gardens tomorrow. From 11 am to 16pm. The prices for all the products are lower than eBay!! Yay!!

It is an Easter Egg Hunt event. Please come along and have a look at our lovely stuff!!!

Really looking forward to seeing you!!

 

Good night and Happy Easter everyone!

 

Easter Egg Hunt!!!

3 Apr

Hello everyone!!

Are you happy that it’s Easter weekend? It means less work! Oh I am sure if you are student, it’s an Easter holiday!

I told you about us having a stall again this weekend? I have now confirmed the details!!

The event is Easter Egg Hunt at Capel Manor Gardens!  We will be there on Saturday from 11am to 16pm.

There is an entrance fee but lots of things happening! I am sure you can have a good time!!

You can check more details of the event at http://www.capelmanorgardens.co.uk/events/easter-egg-hunt.html

We will be sharing a stall with the lady from Kids Bee Happy again! (http://www.kidsbeehappy.co.uk/)

Last week at the event, Kids Bee Happy attracted not only kids but also their mums. A boy was hesitating to play with it (it was offered for free as a trial) but once he started he just couldn’t stop it! Not talking at all. This is a very good way to entertain your kids!

We are offering a lower price than eBay again this Saturday. PLEASE do not miss this chance!!!

We are so excited about this Saturday!! Hope to see many of you there!!!

Have a lovely evening!!

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