Wednesday, November 07, 2012

culture shock

gmh3 The other day, I need to make a pdf of some paperwork, only problem is that we don't have a scanner.

Well, guess what?! you can actually scan something at a certain convenience store...7-eleven.

The area we live in is very fortunate to have different convenience stores...Lawson, Family Mart, Circle K, Daily Yamazaki & 7-eleven.

Actually before I went straight to 7-eleven to do the scanning, I checked out the other convenience stores, just to be sure.

Yup, only 7-eleven has it. Most other stores won't even know what the heck you are talking about if you try to ask.

It is 30 yen a sheet, so it is pricey, but so worth it if you need to get it done and don't want to buy a scanner.

10 comments:

jalna said...

Wow. Very cool idea.

Anonymous said...

I love Japanese convenience stores. I think we stopped at every one we went by to see if they had Monaka Jumbo ice cream in different flavors.

K said...

I'm glad you found something close by!

I am so spoiled by being in an office for work.. shh haha

KirkK said...

Funny thing, a lot of neighborhood liquor stores here used to do stuff like that...scanning, copying, even making keys....though I think not so much anymore.

K and S said...

indeed Jalna :)

sounds like you enjoyed them Anon!

I wish I worked in an office, K :)

that is interesting Kirk!

Take care everyone.
Kat

Rowena... said...

The japanese are masters at convenience, utilizing space (I'm thinking those foldable sandwich boxes!), and cute food, among other things.

Really hope we get to visit one day! I dream of my first takoyaki experience.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

They have no idea what a scanner is? Sounds like my mom... LOL!!! I bet "Fax" option is still available? My mom still tries to fax me something and we don't own a fax machine anymore... haha.

K and S said...

I hope so too, Rowena :) don't forget the taiyaki too.

you can even print photos from the copy machines, Nami :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Victor said...

Yeah, 7-Eleven apparently has taken the lead in Japan, which I was surprised to hear (when I first came here there were nothing but Lawsons everywhere). Did you know you can even access Western Union at 7-Eleven?

K and S said...

did not know that, thanks Victor!

Take care.
Kat