Summer with Muji

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People are often in awe when I tell them that I once traveled for 30 days with only a backpack. They are often the same people who bring a trolley for a weekend trip. The thing is, you don’t really need to bring fresh clothes for each day that you’re traveling. Rolf Potts was even able to travel around the world for six weeks without any baggage. If you’re like me, who don’t really mind wearing the same outfit during the same trip, traveling light is a breeze.

Washing board, check. Now if only I have someone to do the laundry…

The secret to doing this is quite simple: laundry. You don’t need to bring one set of outfit for each day you’re traveling (providing you’re traveling for more than a week), because you can have you clothes laundered. When I traveled for one month in Southeast Asia, I had my clothes washed at least twice. In between, I would wash one or two articles of clothing (the quick drying ones), as well as my underwear, in my room’s ensuite toilet. That’s why Muji’s Portable Washing Board caught my interest.
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Wandering with Muji to GO

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I’ve been a fan of Muji since I discovered the brand, and have been to many places with their travel items. The hanging toiletries case served me well, specially in hostel bathrooms that have very limited space, and the neck cushion helped make those long bus and train rides comfortable.

First in my shopping list: the Multi-way cape

In a couple of days I’ll be leaving for Japan, the land of anime, manga, and Muji. Rotch, who’s in charge of our itinerary, made sure to include the biggest Muji store in Tokyo. Heaven help us.

This year, Muji is once again bringing their Muji to GO raffle, where a single receipt of Php 5,000 in any Muji store in the Philippines (with at least Php500 worth of Muji to GO travel item) entitles you to one raffle ticket. This gives you the chance to win one of the following: a Muji travel set (which includes a 56L hand carry case and assorted travel accessories and garments), two round trip tickets to Tokyo via Delta Airlines, or a Canon Ixus 220 HS digital camera. Promo runs from March 16 to April 9, 2012, and winners will be announced on April 12 at the Muji Bonifacio High Street branch. Please note that Promo does not include visa processing, insurance, travel taxes, pocket money, hotel accommodations and the like. Interested participants should be at least 21 years old with a valid passport for at least 6 months prior to departure.

Another worthy investment (specially if you love to shop when you travel): Foldable Bags

Since the summer travel season is almost here, Muji is taking 10% off on the total purchase for every three (3) selected Health and Beauty items, and 5% off on the total amount for every two (2) selected garment items. With deals like this, MUJI items would undoubtedly end up in their luggage this summer. Visit MUJI Philippines on Facebook for more details.

A great gift for the traveler in your life: TP Clear Pouch with PET and PP Bottles, great for hand-carried toiletries and liquids

Muji is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) in the Philippines. Muji has branches in Bonifacio High Street, Powerplant Mall at Rockwell Center, Greenbelt 3 and SM Mall of Asia. Open for a limited period only in Alabang Town Center, Rustan’s Makati and 158-Designers’ Blvd at The Podium.