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I :heart: 7-Eleven

I’m sure some of you are like “Why does she like 7-Eleven so much?”

The fact is I used to hate it when I was in the States. I didn’t start my love affair with 7-Eleven until I came to Japan.

So why does 7-Eleven rock so much?

  1. It’s open 24/7. It’s hard to find a convenience store chain open all the time where I am.
  2. It’s clean.
  3. 7-Eleven clerks rock. They’re always so friendly and courteous that it’s always pleasant to shop there.
  4. 7-Eleven has the best bento. When you buy a bento, they’ll heat it for you and give you a pair of chopsticks. An instant ready-to-eat inexpensive meal that tastes good. W00t!
  5. 7-Eleven has the best onigiri. Yum yum.
  6. Did I mention it’s sparkling clean? It’s utterly spotless. The floor is so shiny and clean that you can eat off of it.
  7. 7-Eleven has the awesomest selection of Häagen-Dazs ice cream. Nothing like rich ice cream for summer.

BTW — this only applies to 7-Eleven in Japan. I still don’t like the American version.


7 comments to “I :heart: 7-Eleven”

  1. Jennifer Shirk
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    · August 1st, 2008 at 1:43 am · Link

    It’s clean? Really? Wow, that IS a cultural difference. LOL!



  2. Nadia Lee
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    · August 1st, 2008 at 2:13 am · Link

    They buff the floor twice a day AT LEAST. It’s just unbelievable how everything there just sparkles.



  3. Chelle
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    · August 1st, 2008 at 11:33 am · Link

    We like going to the one in the city because their gas is always cheaper and coffee is fresh. But cleanliness…I never purchase prepared food.



  4. com
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    · August 1st, 2008 at 9:09 pm · Link

    Ah, the much-vaunted Japanese combini.

    Honestly, I want to go visit just to check them out. I mean, the ones here are mostly clean, open 24-7 and have Haagen-Daz and Ben & Jerry’s, but still.



  5. May
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    · August 1st, 2008 at 11:37 pm · Link

    Really weird. Since when did I rename myself? I’ve already renamed my laptop today and you’d think that would be enough.



  6. Nadia Lee
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    · August 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm · Link

    Do come visit, May! LOL.



  7. Nadia Lee
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    · August 1st, 2008 at 11:40 pm · Link

    Hmm. That is weird. I have no idea. I found the comment in my spam folder, too.



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