From the desk of Moye Ishimoto:
Usually I’m the one with the problem, but this time I’m happy to point out that Thairin is now the one obsessing over something – which, if he hadn’t got to first, I would have.
Well, OK. I lied. I AM READY TO OBSESS OVER FAMIMA!!.
In fact, yesterday, Thairin, Steven, and I took a quick jaunt over to their new Hollywood Boulevard location for a pick-me-up dessert/sugar rush/anything-to-get-me-out-of-this-office-please-God and there, wandering amid the brightly packaged Pocky cookies, magazines, cute little pastries, and sandwiches, was none other than Stephen Saban! And Ed! Wonderful! Oh my gosh! The staff even handed out warm samples of their ham-and-cheese paninis! (Thairin ate two!) And panda-shaped chocolate cookies! PANDA BEARS!!!! We should just move our offices over to this new convenience store!! (Did I say convenience store? I meant, MIRACLE STORE!!)
Oh, that lovely little “specialty food store” – whatever that means. All I know is that someone really smart at the FamilyMart company from Japan has finally thought to bring over to America the infamous combini. No, not just a typical 7-Eleven with gross Slurpies and day-old hotdogs, but a wonderful little space filled with sushi, rice balls (haha I said “balls”), croissants, sandwiches, fresh coffee, cookies, fancy drinks you thought they only sold at Whole Foods, magazines, candy, stationery, gourmet chips, mmmmm…. Plus, any food group that can describe itself in a Venn Diagram is automatically awesome in my book.
What am I blabbering about? You mean, why am I wasting my time blabbering about this when I could be there in Famima!! right now!
– Moye Ishimoto
[Ed note: We don’t much care for exclamation points. And we have a morbid aversion to the overuse of them. We feel if one is necessary, one does the job nicely; two or more is just silly. So we always go through guest copy and prune out the overkill. (Moye and James are particularly fond of them.) However, the convenience store Famima!! takes two bangs in its trademarked name, so all bets were off in Moye’s copy today. But we had to trim the question marks.]