Another way to get a good night’s rest.

I can’t be the ONLY one here to have taken these stinky tummy pills to cure stomach aches, gross poop and indigestion, right? I actually used to think Seirogan was just something my mom invented until my college roommate once wished aloud that she had the stinky rabbit-poo-ish pills that HER mom used to give to her. And then we realized we were soul mates, as we would complain about the odd smell of the medicine but the miraculous relief it would give us.

Or not. But it’s definitely an Asian thing, right?

So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered special Seirogan PILLOWS on the Tokyomango blog. Better yet, the pillows even SMELL like the pills! Alright, that’s pretty disgusting, because that last thing I’d want to smell while trying to nap is Seirogan. I think the pills are really a weird placebo because it’s the smell that really makes you feel even more sick, so once you eat one and put the bottle away, you automatically feel better. Or something like that?

Anyway, I also can’t believe they sell pillows of Kinkan, the best mosquito bite medicine, as well. I used to always get the worst allergic reactions to the mosquitoes every humid summer in Japan (allergic reaction = bites would turn into humongous red bumps…okay, TMI), and Kinkan was the only thing that would make them feel better. My mom probaby still has the same bottle in our medicine cabinet at home. And it probably still works, too.

Ahh, the wonders of Japanese medicine.

Wait, let me rephrase that. Ahh, the wonders of Japanese merchandising.

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I am a Japanese-American girl who was born, raised and is most probably stuck in traffic right this second in Los Angeles. I'm currently one of the co-editors of 8Asians and like to distract myself with good food, reading long books, playing video games, catching up on celebrity news, choosing my new new haircut and then writing all about it on Hello Moye and sometimes here on Twitter if I can get it in under 140 words or less. You can reach me at moye[at]
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