This was my first Japan funbox subscription. I was totally excited about getting one of these because I ADORE Japanese junk food! Japan Funbox was sent directly to UK from Japan; in fact send to anywhere in the world. They had 3 box sizes to choose from. I chose the smallest one, it is called the ‘Mini’. Time to unbox 😀
Yey!!! Received today! Both My Little Box & Japan Fun Box arrived on the same day!!! Great start for the weekend. First off, let’s do the my little box post.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou is more lovely… Well, it was glorious weather… if 3 degrees did not bother me. Welcome to the pristine Sweden! More precisely, Köpstadsö island. This island had 100 permanent residents and ZERO cars. The only wheels found on the island were wheelbarrows.
Yup, this place really exists.
Boras, Sweden, was once a busting textile city. Think factories. Well, now that the labour is too expensive, textile industry became a distant history for Sweden.
I’ve worked in the clothing / apparel business for over a decade now. To me, the museum had a very personally touch to it. There’s honestly nothing glamourous about the making of apparel, but it is an important industry that creates thousand of jobs (factories, shops and offices). The museum has a great touch to put things in perspective.
I am a HUGE fan of Nissin noodles. I buy them in cases and occasionally dream about them. Anyways, this trip was more of a ‘pilgrimage’ to Nissin.
Just a little bit of history here. Mr Momofuku Ando 安藤 百福 1910-2007, invented THE chicken instant noodle (Chikin ramen チキンラーメン) in 1958. This revolutionised the world – quick meal to treat hungry salary men of Japan, inspiration to space travel meal, the benchmark for noodle preservation technology. The ultimate solution to long nights of gaming, of course.
The museum housed the replica of the original kitchen where Mr Ando created the first instant noodle.