Saturday, November 10, 2012
Flip-flops (シマ草履) Affordable Transportation
There's nothing like a pair of brand new yellow flip-flops.
Shima Zori ( シマ草履) is what the folks in Okinawa, Japan call them.
They are my main means of transportation. I'll bet I go through a dozen pairs a year.
Even with the inflated prices we pay these days, they are affordable.
It costs 500 yen to get in a taxi and go around the block.
My Shima Zori only cost 380 yen. Hah ! That's what I call affordable.
The weather turned yesterday and I didn't get to shoot the cameras outdoors.
So, here's what I did.
The idea, sorta came from those Smiley Face people.
I just don't want them coming after me so, I made my own versions.
If you were thinking of borrowing them, don't.
They have copyright © 2012 Ryukyu Life embedded in them.
We could work out a deal, I suppose, if you really need one.
What I was thinking of doing, is using them as symbols for travelers reading my blog.
People should know if the places I go are flip-flop friendly, or not.
Especially, if they are going around in affordable transportation, like I do.
NOTE: Shima Zori (シマ草履) or, flip-flops come in many colors.
Yellow ones are just easier to find when you lose one in the jungle.
Plus, I think, they make you stand out in a crowd.