Muji opened its first Vancouver store in Metropolis at Metrotown last August 26, 2017. As expected, hundreds of Asian-British Columbians flocked this minimalist Japanese store on its first day. Pumunta kami after a week and the line to get in was still very very long. Three weeks later, wala ng pila pero napakarami pa ring tao sa loob, as in siksikan. We went out kaagad kasi nakaka-suffocate.
Finally, lumuwag na rin nung bumalik kami last September 29. I was able to buy ballpens na lol.
Yes, ballpens lang naman ang binibili ko sa Muji, even when I was in still in Pinas.
Excited na excited ang mga taga-dito about Muji pens (nababasa ko sa IG). For me, ordinary lang naman ang pens Muji. Mas maraming magandang ballpens sa Pinas noh. Siguro nakakaaliw lang talagang magtesting-testing ng sulat at bumili ng paisa-isa. Iyon din ang nami-miss ko eh. Dito kasi usually naka-pack ang pens, hindi mo pwedeng isulat-sulat muna. Ibang-iba sa experience sa National Bookstore.
Muji pens here cost $1.50 to 2.00 each (plus 12% tax).
I only bought four pens. Nagtimpi talaga ako kasi takaw-mata lang naman ako, di ko naman talaga nagagamit ang ballpens ko. Natutuyuan lang ng tinta.
It felt good though, to be reunited once more with things that are familiar.
In my opinion, Muji items are pricey for the standards of average Canadians. Kaya nga napapansin ko wala naman gaanong namimili ng "big" items dun. Pero sabagay, sobrang daming Asians (most especially Chinese) dito who are familiar with the brand and with so much disposable money. Baka nga sila ang magpa-patronize.