Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week 8 : Fortune Cookies

I bet most of the people should have heard of Fortune cookies.
But do you know that it orignates from Japan? :O

What are fortune cookies ( for those that really doesnt know)
Fortune Cookies are cookies that contains a slip of paper that contains some advice. The paper is usually at the hollow part of the cookie so u break apart to see it.

I think it is always fun to open your fortune cookie and compare it with your friends.
I cant remember what mine said the previous time i had 1, but I think it was something to do with marriage.
But i feel that the fortune cookies nowadays have been 
edited with like good quotes only
because the restaurants do not want to offend the customers.
Which to a certain extent makes the fortune cookie inaccurate
because they will only talk about good stuffs.

Although fortune cookies originates from Japan, they are more popular in Chinese restaurants and normally consumed by the Americans.
Sort of an irony right? Haha.

Cute picture from

Get your own fortune cookie now (:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Week 7 : Daruma Dolls

Ever heard of Daruma dolls?
Okay, maybe u didnt noe the term of this doll.
Now take a look at this.

Does it ring a bell?
Well normally you will see it at japanese shops (i saw 1 at Central crepe shop. )
Well anyway they are called Daruma Dolls.

What are Daruma Dolls?
They are dolls that are said to represent good luck and fortune for the japanese. 

So what is so special about another fengshui ornament from japan?
It is sold like this!


Freaky much huh? 
Well one side of the eye will be drawn when a goal / task is set!
The other eye is drawn only when the goal/ task is accomplished

When the eye is drawn, it sorts of gives the person a motivation to work towards the goal.
Because the 1 eyed daruma dolls serves a purpose to remind the person to finish the goal too. 

I think that if i were to have a 1 eye drawn daruma doll i would like to accomplish the task to make it look better.
Because the doll is weird looking with only 1 eye, like some visual distraction.
So in a way, this could aid in accomplishing a goal too hahha.

Have a hard goal to accomplish?
Why not get a Daruma doll to motivate you?

Picture credits from google.