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Sorry, I Can’t Hear You, There’s A Person In My Ear.


Which is weirder – that someone designed earplugs that make it look like a little person is making herself at home in your ears (EWWWW!) or that you can buy them from a vending machine?

I’m especially fond of the one that makes it look like she’s diving in one ear and out the other!

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

6 thoughts on “Sorry, I Can’t Hear You, There’s A Person In My Ear. Leave a comment

  1. What I really like about your postings, Jonelle, is that you select the very sort of things that got my attention when I lived in Japan. I have great appreciation for these bits of Japanese life that you charmingly caption as well as photograph. Thank you! Maybe someone should design cockroach (or other nasty bugs) to use as earplugs…..little boys’ delights! Thanks again!

    • Ewwww! Japanese cockroaches! And I’m so happy we crossed paths with our mutual delight in odd Japanese stuff! Meeting other people who enjoy it as much as I do is the biggest delight of finding it and putting it up here. Thanks for reading and laughing along with me.

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