McDonald’s Golden Set Review! (ゴールデンセット)

This week I was able to try McDonald’s Golden Set (ゴールデンセット) – which was surprisingly as delicious as it sounds!

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BBC Article Review – ‘The World’s most polite country’

“Wouldn’t it be great if each visitor took a little bit of omotenashi home with them and spread it around? The ripple effect could sweep the world.”

I came across this article on the BBC website and was intrigued to see another’s view on Japanese politeness.

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The Great Omiyage Debate!

When I was accepted onto the JET Programme, I had a tonne of preparation to do before I left. Most of it ended up involving lots of shopping trips with my family, spending time with my friends and cuddling my dog. But one of the biggest mind-boggling aspects that I was really worried about was “omiyage” – what souvenirs from home should I bring to my new job as a token of gratitude?

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