My Muji

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Friends Rotch, Kaoko, Cla and Chris had been waxing poetic about Muji after trips to Singapore, so naturally, I was intrigued and determined to know for myself what the fuss was all about when I finally found myself back in the tiny island state. It was easy to see the appeal of the store: Japanese food items and beverages, stationery, home and kitchen items, clothes and accessories, all with clean and simple designs. What appealed to me most about Muji’s products is that there is no logo of the brand anywhere.

Muji neck cushion
My companion in travel and at home, the Muji neck cushion

I was initially drawn to their instant pasta sauces, but earlier this year, I started getting interested in Muji’s travel items. When Cla and I were in Hong Kong last January, I picked up the Neck Cushion that I love to bits. It comes in this soft cover that just begs to be petted. Strange looks aside, it was perfect for those long bus rides we had during Lakbay Norte. After the tour, a couple of other trip joiners were already making plans to drop by Muji to buy their own travel pillow.

Muji PET Bottles and Tubes
Muji P.E.T. bottles and tubes

I also picked up a couple of P.E.T. tubes which I filled with shampoo, conditioner, sunblock and facial wash. Thanks to these tubes, I don’t have to worry about exceeding the carry-on limit for liquids. They also made it possible for everything to fit in the quart-size zip top bag.

Hanging Toiletries Case
In my shopping list: the Muji hanging toiletries case

As I prepare for my next trip, I scope out Muji to Go items every time I set foot in their store in Bonifacio High Street or Powerplant Mall. In my list are the garment cases (to keep my clothes organized) and the hanging travel wash bag (because my current toiletry bag is nearing its retirement). Aside from the simple designs of these products, what excites me most about them is that they come in purple!

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This September, Muji will be giving away a pair of round trip tickets to Japan on Delta Air Lines. For every minimum, single-receipt purchase worth P10,000 with at least P500 worth of purchase of any featured MUJI to GO travel item, the customer is entitled to one raffle ticket.

Contest fine print:

  • Promo runs from September 1 to 30, 2011, with the official raffle draw to be held in MUJI Bonifacio High Street on the first week of October, under the supervision of a representative from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
  • 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.
Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 8 Comments
  1. Thanks for tips!

    Sounds like a stop we need to make. :-)

    Nancy & Shawn

  2. Billionaire Chef says:

    You got that right! No brand labes because that’s actually what ‘MUJI’ stands for in japanese. ^^ I learned this trivia when I was training in Japan. Good luck in getting all your muji wish list.

  3. kaoko says:

    Get the hanging toiletries case! It’s awesome. Specially when you’re in icky bathrooms where you don’t want to leave your stuff on the grouty floors. :P Though mine’s not as organized as that :P

  4. Denise says:

    I’ve been looking for a good travel pillow for ages!! I bought one of those inflatable neck ones and it’s hard and stinks of plastic….bleq! I think I’ll strap my bed pillow to my backpack the next time I travel! I’ll look ridiculous but I’ll be comfortable at least.

  5. Interested in the muji hanging travel case. Do they have other store locations aside from those in Makati?

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