a The Transit Lounge: The Bendy Life!

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Thursday, January 7

The Bendy Life!

Until I lived in Japan, I never gave much thought to vending machines. But here these goodness dispensers - or bendies - are a way of life. The fact that you can go cold or hot as the cool weather sets is the icing on the cake. Yes that's right. You can choose hot coffee, hot tea or even hot soup to warm your hands and your belly...

See above: Your typical vending machine


Upon close inspection you see the red section and notice the word "あったか〜い”。This means hot/warm.



Feel like something refreshing? Oh and look! There is a "つめた〜イ”section as well for those in need of a cold drink.

Bendies also come with ranges of food, porn (yes I have seen one out in Izumichuo, Osaka, next to the business English school I taught in back in 2004), toys etc. But I am yet to see the infamous ones selling worn women's undergarments...

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Jdai said...

I love the convenience of this kinda stuff in Japan. Nowhere else in the world...

4:41 pm

 

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