Sunday, November 17, 2013

(R) Jazz Dream Nagashima outlet mall 【ジャズドリーム長島 アウトレットモール】

The last time I was in Japan for any extended period of time (the same time we started this YouTube channel), Jun's parents took us to an amusement park called Nagashima Spa Land in Mie prefecture. Unfortunately I've been through a computer change and a hard drive malfunction (aka I dropped it) since then I no longer have pictures or videos of that. But I do have some video of a place right next to it--a very expensive mall called Jazz Dream Nagashima.

以前、日本に3か月程滞在した時(Youtubeを始めた時です)、Junの家族が三重県にあるナガシマスパーランドと言う遊園地に連れて行ってくれました。ハードドライブを落としてしまったので、写真も動画も無くなってしまいました。ただ、遊園地のすぐ隣にあるショッピングモール(ジャズドリーム長島)の動画は少し残っていました。


This was actually our first attempt at making a video but we were so awkward that we never took enough to make anything out of it. But there are still some interesting clips!

これは、初めて動画を作ろうと思った時のもので、まだ全然慣れておらず、不自然で、まともな動画にはなりませんでした。でも、いくつか面白そうなものもありました。


The mall was super expensive--not much that either of us could afford, although it was fun to walk around.

モールはの商品はとても高くて、全然手が出せないような値段のモノばかりでしたが、歩いて回るだけでも楽しかったです。




Yes, Krispy Kreme donuts is always that crowded (at least the two I've seen--the one in this video and the one at Nagoya station). I've heard people say before that if there's a line somewhere Japanese people will just jump into it even if they don't know what it's for, because they assume something great is at the end. I just can't even imagine people waiting so patiently in lines like that in America. There are always the loud dads who are like, "WTF is taking so long?! Bring out some more workers! This is bullcrap!" and his kids are like, "Dad staahhhp T_T" Anyway, people really do wait in line for an hour just to buy some overpriced donuts.

ええ、クリスピー・クリーム・ドーナッツはいつも混んでます(少なくともこの店と名古屋駅店は)。
何の列かも分からないのに、興味をひかれて並ぶ日本人がいるとさえ聞いたことがあります。アメリカではあんなに辛抱強く並ぶ人などいません。「何でこんなに時間が掛かるんだ!?従業員を増やせ!バカ野郎!」と叫びだすおっさんを、「パパー!やめてー!」とその子供がなだめる姿が容易に想像できます。とにかく、みんな高すぎるドーナツを買うために1時間も並んでいました。



Also, the head bag thing--does that exist anywhere else?? I've never tried on clothes at a fancy store before. Honestly I don't even think that store was all that fancy. I'm pretty sure it was Gap, and they had some really cheap sale clothes. Okay, yeah, so the Gap isn't fancy at all. My standards are just that low.

他にも服を試着する時に使うフェイスカバーは初めて見ました。皆さんの所にはありますか、試着用のフェイスカバー?あんなファンシーな服屋で試着はしたことが無かったです。というより、ファンシーでもなかったです。おそらくGapでした。安いセールの服もありました。まあ、とにかくGapはファンシーなお店ではないです。でも、私はケチなので、高いお店だと感じました。


So we didn't buy anything (of course). Jun's dad bought some fancy expensive shoes for his job. We also looked around this... plate... store. What do you call stores that sell dishes? Chinaware. That stuff. Jun says he thinks it was a store for Meissen, which if you look up on Google shopping is absurdly expensive. Basically I didn't breathe the entire time we were in the store. And yet there were plenty of Japanese people browsing around buying stuff... If you don't know much about Japan, one thing to know is that a lot of Japanese people love status symbols and have no problem spending a lot of money on them. "The more expensive it is, the better it is," is pretty common. Not that there's anything wrong with that if you have the money!

(もちろん)何も買いませんでした。Junの父は仕事用の高級な革靴を購入していました。あと、高級な皿のお店も見ました。お皿を売るお店って、何と言うのでしょうか?陶器店?まあ、とにかく、そんな感じのお店です。
Junが言うにはマイセンのお店だそうですが、どれもバカ高いです(ググってみて下さい)。お店に居る間中、呼吸が出来ませんでした。それでも、店内を見て回り、購入している人もいました......

ステータスシンボルを身に着けるのが好きな日本人は多いです。「高級なものほど良い」という考えです。


お金持ちの人が羨ましい!


Anyway, a bit of a convoluted path here but the main thing I wanted to say is that I find it incredible that Jun remembered the name of the fancy plate store, and when I asked him if it was the same brand that the woman gives to DenshaOtoko he was like, "No, that was Hermès." Also, one time when we were watching Shark Tank together he paused the video and proclaimed, "That's Louis Poulsen!!" Apparently they manufacture expensive lights, and he was talking about the lamp in the video.

WHO DID I MARRY?!

とにかく、言いたかったのはJunが高級な陶器のお店の名前を知っていたことに驚いたという事です。「電車男」で主人公が貰ったカップと同じブランドと訊いたら、「いや、あれはエルメス」だと返ってきました。また、シャークタンクを見ていた時も、番組のスタジオセットに使われていたライトを見て、「あ、ルイスポールセンのライトだ」と指摘していました。
私、いったい誰と結婚したの?

-Rachel


20 comments:

  1. Rachel, the "head bag" is so we don't get makeup all over the pretty clothes! ^_^

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    1. Yeah, Jun corrected me before I uploaded the video so at least I was able to write that in. ^^ But he's the one who told me it for hair in the first place! Liaarrrrrrrr!! haha

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  2. You guys are so cute!!! And I want to visit Japan someday so badly! Where in Japan should I go if I like flowers? I love flowers! And the beach :) I love your guys' videos ^^

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    1. Oh no, I don't know!! >_< Jun hasn't traveled around Japan very much, either! But for the beach I would definitely go for Okinawa. :D Beautiful water there. I haven't been but apparently a lot of the beaches on Honshu are kind of dirty and smelly (or so says Jun, anyway).

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  3. When I went to Putumayo in Osaka (which is semi-expensive...like ¥4700 for a shirt) I had the same weird situation.
    Initially, I didn't want to buy anything but the language barrier made it really difficult to explain things.
    I wanted to try on shoes...they had to make sure I was wearing socks.
    At first I wasn't allowed to try anything on but they let me do it after a reaaaallyy confusing conversation. The girls gave me special paper/cloth sheets to protect the clothing from my make-up....and I wasn't even wearing any.
    And then I made a mistake by wearing my shoes in the dressing room, the girls were really panicking I've never seen that before.

    I felt so bad for all the effort they went through that I bought an overpriced shirt :p

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    1. Omg that's awful! And it totally sounds like something I would do, too. ^^;

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  4. I love you guys! Your stories, adventures, and videos are always so awesome and fun to watch!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm really happy to hear that people can enjoy our stuff. :D

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  5. Thanks a lot for keeping your blog bilingual. I think it's very helpful for all the people who are studying Japanese, and.. it also makes your posts twice as interesting :)
    I'm waiting for more stuff from you.
    Mateusz

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  6. Hahaha I remember I was confused about the "head bag" the first time I went shopping after I moved to Japan too :P And taking off your shoes is also something I had never seen before. However, I think it's really clever, both the "head bag" and taking off your shoes, because it makes both the clothes and the fitting rooms so much cleaner. Back in Norway, I would always be disgusted when going into fitting rooms which were dirtier than the streets outside, and the clothes would often have streaks of foundation on them, eww. So I love shopping in Japan! :D

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  7. great post you guys ^^ you always make my day better with your videos and stories, so thank you :]
    i just wanted to ask is jun's hair gray or is it just me xD
    love you <3

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  8. Hi! I am a Japanese, but I am writing down in English though my English is so bad. This is because I am interesetd in learnig English.:)
    I happened to find your videos on YouTube. All of them are so fun, make me smile and that is not enough, often make me laugh out loud. I feel guilty to you, but I loved the video ''My most embarrassing moment in Japan''. It was the great video.Haha XD. I am looking forward to your videos which you are going to make. Please make many videos.:D
    Thank you.

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    1. Your English is actually quite good! Good Luck! (Gambatte? I'm pretty sure i spelt that wrong)

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  9. Where i live no stores have a paper to put on your face to protect the clothes. ;-; really sad because you see 1 item you like and at a closer look you'll see foundation lines on it.. Well, people in this country are EXTREMELY rude and in a way i wish i lived in japan or other countries where people seem to know how to behave, or at least seem to act nicer.

    ooh, and Gap... it's not fancy at all, lol >> and i think they have overprices stuff. i do own a big carry all bag from them, but it got dirty [it's colored beige] so now i use it for groceries.. i hate getting plastic bags.

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  10. I NEVER believed they were such thing as bags to prevent your make up to go on clothes xD !! That's kind of weird ... Imagine ? You open the doors of a fancy dressing room and you see women with bags on their heads ... It would be kind of scary...
    I love the way you look all sparkly and fresh in this video Rachel ! The sun is bright indeed :)

    As always, I looove your blog posts and little videos :D It's super cool to see you both at the beginning of your camera exprience (if you can call it that way Oo) *3*

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  11. I love your videos and blog posts, Rachel and Jun. I follow you on facebook too, though I'm sure you get that alot, XD. We must seem like creepers sometimes! Anyway, I've always wanted to go to Japan, I even purchased Rosetta Stone to help me learn it better, and made myself flash cards of hiragana and katakana. I hope to visit someday, you've inspired me to do so. ありがとう ございます。  (You taught me how to do that, lol)

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    1. Omg I have brought a rosetta stone too!! I gotten so much better at Japaness too!

      Cherri from cherriblossoms17.blogspot.com

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  12. I want to go to Japan so bad but I'm chinese I'm afraid that something may happen since China and Japan doesn't get alone. If I do get to go to Japan is there any good bakery shop you would recommend? Or a good time to go to japan?


    Cherri from cherriblossoms17.blogspot.com

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  13. Oooh, so chinaware from Meissen is sold in Japan? That's interesting, since Meissener Porzellan (yes, it's German) was inspired by Chinese and Japanese porcelain. So, somehow it comes full circle, right?

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  14. So funny your partner notices all the designer stuff. My b.friend is also Japanese (he is from a small city near Nagoya) and he really has an eye for designer items (particular one's he likes at least. He's really into Vivian Westwood). He finally located a hat he's been looking for, for years! It was in a music vid of this Japanese band he likes called Blanky Jet City. Pharrel Williams wore the same hat and so he re-discovered it. Surprise, surprise it's a Vivian Westwood design. Funny stuff.

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