I'm in Shinjuku weekly, but I rarely go to Tokyu Hands because it's seven floors of things you don't need but you will want so bad, which is wallet-suicide. However, today I decided to visit because I was desperate for pasalubong ideas. And I went home with these (Focus on the one on the right, because the left one is pretty boring.):

The Japanese do think of the darndest things. Inside the box there is what appears to be an egg, and you take the top off, water it from time to time, and a few weeks later you have wild strawberries. Or fresh basil. Or mint. In an egg. Seriously, how do they come up with stuff like this?

And they even have a website! These are just too cute.

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Anyway, as excited as I am to test-drive this thing I realized I'm going home in a couple of days so I'll have to wait until I get back. And then maybe I can grow my own herb garden. Of course this is coming from someone who hasn't finished washing last night's dishes. We'll see.

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  1. omg, yung officemates ko meron ding ganyan ang tawag ay "horta doll" from indonesia. kaso mas advanced yang sa japan kasi yung horta doll damo lang basta yung tumutubo.haha