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JapAneSE inNovaTiOn 5: waTeR coNserVaTion toIleT

I think this can called KAIZEN.

The toilet in my apartment here is the ordinary toilet with the water supply to toilet tank is a little more higher that usual. When we flush, new clean water will come from the water supply, but not into the tank directly, it goes into a small bathtub on the toilet tank. We can wash hands to use water efficiently before letting it to fill the tank.

Sorry for not having its photo now but I’ll update the photo later

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October 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm Leave a comment

JapAneSE inNovaTiOn 4: traFfiC pOlicEmaN

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The subway station in the middle of Osaka, Umeda, which is the intersection of many subway lines, always has a lot of people commuting through everyday. So there’re PEOPLE TRAFFIC policemen to organize people into lines and give information about what places each way lead to. As I’ve seen, there’re about 10 policemen only in this station!

October 3, 2009 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

caR is LAnDing ?!?

When I’m in an Japanese elevator, I noticed the monitor that told the floor number which, when it reached the floor I’m going to, gave me this message:

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October 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm 3 comments

JapAneSE inNovaTiOn 3: faRe adJuStmenT maChiNe

As Japanese subway is very complicated, people are always confused and always buy the wrong ticket (with lower fare-amount). Here’s fare adjustment machine situated in every subway station.

And this is how it works:

When you know that you’ve got the wrong ticket, you go to this machine and insert your ticket. The machine will tell extra amount you have to pay in order to get out at this station. You just add that amount into machine and you’ll got new ticket which can get you out of that station properly without any peep sound from the gate.

Very useful ^^

October 3, 2009 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

JapAneSE inNovaTiOn 1: sMart tOiLet

I’m in Osaka, Japan right now!!! Although having seen many many of Japanese weird things, there’s still a lots that never imagine before. I’ll share some of my experience here.

Japan has perhaps the most technologically advanced toilets in the world. The one featured above is the modern Japan toilet and is common in many hotels and newer buildings. Some of the features include:

– Heated seats – The little cord coming out of the wall hooks into the seat to provides electricity to heat it up.

– Adjustable Shower / Bidet – As seen in the picture their is a control panel on the toilet that allows the user to shoot water at their bottom for cleaning purposes. There is a little dial for adjusting the level of the water pressure and what looks like two settings, Shower and Bidet. The difference between these two settings is anyone’s guess, and only those brave enough to try it out will know for sure.

– Water adjustment – Adjustment of water pressure for shower and bidet.

Cool innovation!!

October 3, 2009 at 5:33 pm 3 comments

10 poSSIBilitieS 2B iMagiNAtiVe

Today, have been to Brand’s Gen workshop held at TK Park.

One of the instructors was Mr.Pichit Veerangkabutr, graduated from Fine Art Goldsmith College, University of
London and now is the counsellor of Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) and the International Art School of French Association. His lecture, Global Design: Now and Next, was very interesting. He told us about “10 Possibilities to be Imaginative” which had somethimg similar to what we’ve learned in the innovative thinking class. So i’d like to share some points in his lecture here.

Imagination1  There is no GOOD or BAD creative ideas: different ideas are suitable for different purpose of use

2 Everything u see may not be TRUE

3 Being imaginative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Rome was not built in one day

4 Try to destroy: not only create but also find defects in your own ideas

5 Ask the right question: to reduce scope of the problem, “different questions, different answers, different solutions”

6 Take a longer route to reach your destination: by changing frame of reference, u may see something new, although, at first, it may sounds a waste of time

7 Be careful of preconception and assumption: think different

8 Use everything as your weapon

9 Look for contextual content and interesting approach: innovation is good when it’s suitable for its context

10 Drive and motivation check: always motivate urself

August 9, 2009 at 11:14 pm Leave a comment

mY rOle ModEl 3: Serena van der Woodsen


Serena van der Woodsen

Model of: Self-reformation and style ^^

Character: Serena is the main character from the book series and the television adaptation, Gossip Girl. Serena is described as a beautiful, rich, and popular girl who is featured prominently on the blog of the mysterious Gossip Girl. Originally intended as the book series’ protagonist, she was later supplanted in this role by Blair Waldorf, her friend and occasional competitor. The television character is portrayed by Blake Lively.

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

TV story: Serena returns home to Manhattan from boarding school to see her younger sibling Eric, who is in the Ostroff Center after a recent suicide attempt. Due to her mother’s efforts, nobody knows what Eric did, although much of the Upper East Side is talking about Serena. Serena was formerly the most popular girl in school, a free-spirited party-goer and bed-hopper, the best friend of Blair, Nate, and Chuck Bass, and everyone is wondering why she left and why she has returned. Blair is infuriated with her after learning that an intoxicated Serena had sex with Nate, and also for leaving without saying goodbye. Blair cuts Serena off from the group and makes her a somewhat of a social outcast. Serena meets Dan Humphrey, a new St. Jude scholarship student and outsider to Upper East Side life, and begins a relationship with him. He sweeps her off her feet with is genuine charm and later become the main reason she want to reform herself.

Serena van der Woodsen

Serena van der Woodsen

Why I like her: Serena who has a good heart but used to spend her life uselessly has changed herself in many ways. I learn from her that nobody is perfect but it is never too late to change oneself if knowing the mistakes and having a faith. She is also my model of styles ^^ as she dresses what is herself and doesn’t care what people will say about her.

Serena's Fashion

Serena's Fashion

Style: Serena’s sense of style on the show is said to be “inspired by Kate Moss.” That means that she mixes lots of fashion-forward and vintage pieces together for a look that is “boho chic” with a rocker-chick edge. Like her style icon Ms. Moss, Serena is not afraid to wear something crazy if she’s in love with it, can throw anything on and make it look effortlessly fabulous, and she will never leave the house without putting a unique spin on her outfit! Of course, Serena’s style is also inspired by the Upper East Side, so there is always an element of classic chic that gets thrown into the mix. Serena’s clothes may not always look it, but most are very expensive designer pieces, made in luxurious fabrics and costing hundreds of dollars.

July 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

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