To answer the question first. Is Rothy’s worth the money? No according to AupairToes’ case. Let her explain more. AupairToes has been looking for affordable durable (e.g. at least one year daily wearing capability) and well-designed flats even before we become cautiously living more eco-friendly. Reasons are simple As busy professionals and children care-givers, people
Can Feminine Care Products be More Eco-Friendly?
If you were a women, you understand the pains and suffering of each monthly period that you cannot avoid. Thanks to all the technologies, science and product development, there are all kinds of options that can help relieve or comfort those troubles. However, we may not be aware that majority of the products include quite
Eco-Friendly Mobile Phone Case
Can you believe that we have kept using iPhone SE until last month? We loved 4-inch small screen as it fits our pockets, very thin and lean to carry anywhere, and it’s also easy for small hand to operate with one hand. Unfortunately, there is no more good 4-inch smartphone on the market anymore and
Zero Waste Lifestyle? Or Our Simple Way to Live More Eco-Friendly
It has been a while since our last Japan trip. While we cannot go overseas all the time, we still try to explore and experience goodness of Japanese culture or lifestyle, which includes minimalist living and more eco-friendly or zero waste lifestyle. As adults that have lived a convenient life, we took many things for
To Dye or Not to Dye?
There are many reasons why people dye their hairs. The most common reason of all could be covering gray hairs that add additional years to the person even that person is a high schooler. We have a friend in that situation. She started growing gray hairs since early high school time. Some say it is
No Brand Goods – Japanese Aesthetics
Over-packaging is a unique problem or situation in Japan. If you have ever brought any souvenir from Japan or got something from a decent department store, 99% of the chance that you have seen the packaging skills of the store sales. There are so many layers of wrapping paper, on top of which could be
Dice Bag – Japanese Aesthetics
If you play board games, you might need a bag to store all your favorite game supplies including dices. We met Chris today, who is half Taiwanese and half Hispanic. As most full-time software engineers, he has a hobby at the side. He makes dice bags, in a unique triangle shape. We asked, why this
The Art of J – Japanese Aesthetics
Japanese Airlines has three volumes of commercials that showed off the art of Japan better than many others. Take a look of the clips and let us know your thoughts. Precision was mentioned first. When the sushi chef took out the knife, you thought this would just reveal common things we have already known. Not
100+ Years Old Businesses Series – Sakan Ryokan, Modernized Inside
Akiu is the nearest hot spring resort in Sendai, the hub city in Thohoku region, northeastern Japan. The Akiu Hot Spring is among the three oldest hot springs in Japan. The name “Sakan” comes from a man named Kanzaburo Satoh who first started a small “ryokan” (Japanese inn) in Akiu about 1,000 years ago. His descendants
Top 10 Fav Meal Series – Okonomiyaki!
Different from other main dishes, okonomiyaki is originally a pancake style food started from Kyoto and Osaka areas. Osaka or Kansai style okonomiyaki is currently predominant all over Japan.The batter is made of flour, grated nagaimo (a type of yam), water or dashi, eggs and shredded cabbage, and usually contains other ingredients such as green