Saturday 17 May 2014

Culture: What Do You Know About Japanese Culture?

Son Goku from Dragonball Z looking like his son Gohan after the fries are placed in the holder
Image from Facebook
Few days ago, I saw an image above on Facebook,

LINE Rangers' Gacha machine

then because I play LINE Rangers, I learn the word "Gacha machine", also "Gashapon"  or "Gachapon" the capsule machine. According to Wikipedia, the name 

gashapon and gachapon are Japanese onomatopoeia, made up of two sounds: "gasha" or "gacha" for the turning of a crank on a toy vending machine, and "pon" for the sound of the toy capsule dropping into the receptacle.

Image from Locky's English Playground
Then one day, my wife drew my attention to a number of them which sell ass-some phone chains and underwear for iPhone.

Sexy iPhone
Image from Locky's English Playground
Why would anyone want one of that? I have no idea, but there are more than just Gacha that we the foreigners have no idea of.

How do foreigners, say Americans, think about Japanese snacks?

I happened to have bought this green tea KitKat the other day from 759 Store.

Attractive Green package
Image from Locky's English Playground
 The package is really attractive, it's grand, it's almost royal.

Green KitKat
Image from Locky's English Playground
 The look is just alright, reminds me of the Hulk, from Marvel, not the footballer.

A bite taken
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Just like all Japanese snacks, it's a little too sweet for me, but just one packet is fine. You need to really chew to get the taste of the green tea, otherwise, it just tastes like artificial milk.

Do you feel like having some now?


Hulk @ Wikipedia

Americans Taste Test Japanese Snacks @ YouTube