Friday, April 27, 2012

Japanese Service is just different 日本服務就是不一樣!

There is one thing I admire very much about Japanese culture, that is their attitude to provide the best service for customers. Friends around me are getting 1000yen/hour (SG$15) to do part-time jobs like admin/sales/waiter, compared to only SG$5/hour in Singapore. Will you be willing to pay a bit more for better service???


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Close encounter with Sumo! 我和相撲手有個約會

Finally we got to see SUMO! Although not the actual contest, but it felt just as good to see them practice in their sumo stables within such close proximity!
Photo: With current Sekiwaki (Sumo 3rd rank) Aminishiki, 33 years old.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Blood sucking Japanese ATM 日本的吸血提款機

I think it's absurd to be charged for withdrawing your own money from an ATM that belongs to the same bank that you'd signed up with. Anybody knows if this happens in other countries too?


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Japanese Banks do not want my money 日本銀行不要我的錢

Japanese banks are only open between 9-3pm weekdays. What do they do with the rest of the time? Count cash notes one by one? Well, at least this is one service that I appreciate more back home in Singapore!

According to my Japanese professor, who used to be a consultant with banks, he said that the banks here are very rich and don't need regular customers like us to earn money. Another reason could be due to regulation that prohibits extended hours. That means no extension even in stations and malls!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Romantic Season 2 浪漫季節二

I have a friend in Hokkaido, who is a fan of my dog Kopi. She would kill me if I don't bring him out, so here's part two!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tokyo sakura in full-bloom 東京的櫻花滿開了!

Sakura in Tokyo are "officially" in full-bloom today! This year was a bit later than previous years due to the abnormally long and cold winter. I didn't have money to travel and enter the parks, so I just walked 15 mins away from my apartment to Kanda River (canal?) to admire those roadside sakura. Here are a few scenic photos to share with everyone.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Parks are just not the same 同是公園,但就是不一樣!

Not just parks, the whole of Singapore seems to be undergoing some kind of major renovation with construction work all over the tiny island. Japanese parks are a bit old, but they're well-maintained and still beautiful.

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