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Matcha Fever!

23 Aug

In last blog post, Yuki mentioned “Matcha Kitkat”. We both are in love with Matcha (Green Tea) Flavor. We can buy many Japanese stuff here in London. But unfortunately Matcha is not really one of them…

Matcha is very addictive. If you had once before, you know how addictive it is! So I am always thinking about Matcha flavor. Then I decided to buy Matcha powder last time I went back to Japan. (Yuki even bought more of it when she went back!) Once you have it, you can make everything Matcha flavor. Matcha latte, Matcha icecream, Matcha chocolate, Matcha bread!

Last week, I had some spare time. I was a bit bored… Then ta-da!

I baked Matcha Cockies! It looks quite greeny, isn’t it? I followed the recipe very carefully, but somehow it was too much green tea taste in it… But I loved it.
Anyways, here is a recipe of Matcha Cookie I bakes.

*Matcha (Green Tea)  Soft Cookies*

Margarine (or Butter)     50g (Room Temperature preferably)
Granulated Suger              50g
Honey                                    15g
Flour                                      100g
Matcha Powder*               10g (if you want that greeny as I baked, put less)
Baking Powder                   1/2 tea spoon
Chocolate Chips                 50g (or as much as you want)
*You can buy at oriental super market
1. Whisk the butter in a bawl. If it is not warm as room temperature, just microwave it for about 10 seconds (if 700w)
2. Microwave honey and suger for 10 seconds to make it smoother. Add in the bawl with the butter. Stir well.
3. Add the flour, the matcha powder and the baking powder. Stir well until you can’t see powder anymore and  it gets dough texture.
4. Preheat oven 150 degrees C. Then get baking sheet ready on a tray.
5. Make golf ball sized dough balls and add chocolate chips. Flatten balls in 1cm(2/5 inch) thick.

6. Bake for about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely hence it is quite soft when it is done.

This surely tastes different from cookies normally eaten outside of Japan. I love eating Matcha flavored sweets with a cup (or more) of green tea. Fancy cuppa with Japanese style??

And benefit from eating/drinking green tea? According to news today, it may cure (skin) cancer. At least three cups of tea a day as Huff post tells… What a piece of cake!

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eBay Photo Improvement!

8 Jul

Quite often, we have got questions from customers asking how big stickers or cards are. When you try to buy something online, whatever it is, size does matter. I’ve been thinking we should have measurements on eBay listings.

Now all stocks are in my hands. So using rainy Sunday, I have been working on taking new photos of our products. Here is one of the photos I took earlier today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I mistakenly did wrong setting on my camera… So it looks a bit like instagram…So I’ll have to try to make it more like “product photo”. But I think it is very convenient for customers. Hope I can upload all the photos before Yuki comes back.

By the way, I am currently using Fuji X100. It is really a cool camera. When I left my former company, I bought this for myself as a farewell gift. I didn’t know anything about photography. I just liked the design of this camera. I just fell in love right away when I saw this. It was not cheap. But now I am really loving using this camera.

Fortunately, some of my friends taught me how to take photos and use this camera. So all the photos on eBay were taken by this camera.

If you have any query or request about our products, service, etc… please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We are happy to help then improve our service!

 

A

Happy Canada Day!

1 Jul

Happy Canada Day to Canadian customers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is Canada Day. I am not Canadian. But we’ve got Canadian customers occasionally. So I would like to cerebrate Canadian National Holiday a bit! It is going to be Independence Day in America, too! Canadian and American customers! We ship to North America!

By the way, This is first time for me, Akane, writing this blog. Now Yuki is in Japan. So I am in charge of her rolls while she is having a blast summer holiday in Japan! (Jealous??)  I would like to write something funny, but nothing came up to my mind so far… So I used Canadian Holiday for an excuse… 😛

I am usually working on Merchandising side of mocomoco tokyo using my former experience as a Stationery Buyer in Japan.  Also taking pictures of products, making logos and so on…

Now I am very happy that I can have opportunities to do some customer service which Yuki is always doing. New things, new experience!

It is Sunday evening in London. I am now going down to a local pub to watch Euro 2012 match. I am not a big fun of football. But I like lively genki (“cheerful” in Japanese) atmosphere! How do you spend a nice Sunday evening??

Akane

Matryoshka, the Russian doll heaven!!!

22 Jun

If you have been to our shop on eBay, you might have noticed that we have many Matryoshka, Russian doll products.

Because we know that there are many Matryoshka-addicts out there!! Hehe, I’m one of them myself.

In case you haven’t seen our Matryoshka collection, I’m going to show you all we’ve got!

We have 4 different Matryoshka cards,

Details here!

Details here!

These ones are normal size (well, what is normal size? I don’t know!) The envelope is about 10cm x 15cm.
They are absolutely adorable and beautiful. They’ve got lots of sparkling stuff on. When you open it,

Oh my goodness! They are criminally cute!
The first one is birthday card and the second one is For You card which you can use on any occasion!

These are mini cards.

Details here!

Details here!

The size of envelope is 6.5cm x 9cm. They are quite small so that you can put them on a bunch of flowers, cake boxes, anywhere really!
And of course they are very pretty when you open them as well.

It’s different from the bigger cards, yet these small dolls are very very pretty!! These ones don’t have lots of different materials on but they are glitter-coated. I know gilrs love sparking thingy! There is a blank space for a short message on the back!

Next one is not a card. It’s sticky notes.

Details here!

Again, they are super cute. To be fair, I ‘d say so about any products we sell. But trust me, I am only being honest. I wouldn’t sell anything that I don’t fall in love with!

Sorry I don’t have a sample for this and can’t take a picture of it being in use.


These are different design but you get the idea how to use, right?
We had one more Matryoshka product.  It’s a sticker.

Unfortunately, it’s currently out of stock. We are not too sure when we get them next. But I’ll let you know as soon as it’s in stock. They were very popular and first ones to be sold out.

That’s all of our Matryoshka goods. Do you love Matryoshka like us?

Let me know which one you like most!!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!  I’m going to BBC Radio 1 festival tomorrow! Yay!!

Now or never (maybe)!

31 May

Hello!

 

As I said yesterday, I’ll list the items that have only one more stock left!!

Only one more. 

Okie dokey, here’s the list!! Are you ready?

   

 

Let me say it again, ONLY ONE more left!!

Would you like to buy any of these? Click the photo and then it will take you straight to the product page on eBay.

Looking forward to some orders from sticker lovers just like us!

 

You snooze, you lose!

30 May

Hi everyone!

It’s been so long since I wrote last!
While I was away from here, there was an event where mocomoco tokyo had a stall.
It was YMCA Fun Run at Priory Park in Crouch End on 20th May. The weather was sooo bad! Freezing and very very grey. Especially since we’ve had such a tropical weather from the very next day of the event till now, can’t help but wish if the event had been last week.
Yet we met very nice people and witnessed lots of happy faces looking at our stickers and cards. So it was worth it!

We recently had a massive order from a shop, already delivered all orders. I’ll let you know about the shop when I confirm with them first.
What you need to worry right now is that our stock is much less than before. Some of them were sold out, many of them have only small amount left in stock!!

These are the items with a few stock. We don’t know when we will get next order yet, so be alert!

These are only 2 more left!!

   

   

   

   

   

   

Do you find anything you like? Well, simply go to our eBay shop and take it before it’s gone!!

I’ll show you our products with only 1 stock tomorrow!!

Thank you for reading and keep enjoying the sun and heat everyone (while you can)!!

Ready to go!

9 May

Our new products are on eBay for sale now!

I’m going to show you one of the products more closely today.

All of our new cards is fantastic!! I have to get some of them for myself too, honestly!

This one is my favourite. This is such a unique and lovely card.

It comes like this.

And then when you open it, it’s like this! (I know my English is rubbish! But that’s what photos are there for, right?)

I didn’t leave that Vaseline accidentally!! I did it on purpose to give you a general idea of the size.

You can hang it by using the strings on the both ends, or the card is such a good boy (or girl?) so it stands without any help!

Like this. (Again! My vocabulary’s so poor today!)

I’m sure many people display birthday card for a bit. I’m always not sure how to put it because I don’t know which side should come to a front. Inside or outside of the card?

This way?

Or this way?

You don’t need to have this problem with this card! (or maybe no one else has the problem anyway…)

This is a birthday card (there’s a space for a message on the back) indeed but is also a decoration for a room at the same time.

This is definitely worth the money!!

I’m going to introduce more of our new babies. We hope you find the ones you love.

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to visit our eBay shop to see other products!!

Have a lovely evening everyone!!

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