In Japan, Baskin Robbins and Cold Stone Creamery are battling now. Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream says their copy is "We make people happy" since 1977, I can't find that part, but this blog wrote the details about them. And do you know Cold Stone Creamary has the copy "we will make people happy"? Baskin Robbins Japan turned to the courts to request Cold Stone stop the copy because such similar copy will cause the loss of business profits. I guess people's impression for this news would be as a struggle to survive. I have never tried Cold Stone Creamery yet, but I will this summer because I will work at Roppongi Hills, which has the first Cold Stone Creamery shop in Japan.
A nice toy will be released soon by BANDAI. It's "aqua drop". You put a drop of water on the board and play it. Check the movie in the middle of the page.
I like mints. I love to eat them, and also foreign mints are nice for souvenirs of foreign travel. Price is good, size is good, and they have cute packages. But I realized I hardly find "mint cases". I found one here, but another mint case in Google showed "broken ipod shuffle" (good idea though) and "fake Nintendo". In Japan, various types of mint cases are sold in shops like this. Since mint cases are sort of a fashion item, this one cost $80!. I don't need it, I would love to buy mint if I pay $80. My favorite mint is "frente Pinky peach", the worst one would be dark chocolate dipped cinamon. I really like the Altoids package, they had a good promotion with that package before "Tin Million Uses", you can see some here still now. And the strangest mint was "Mirrorno" ( mints got in a line inside!), but I can't find it in the shop anymore.