Category Archives: shopping

A Spot of Lunch

Today’s Perfect Moment is all about getting treated to a Sunday lunch. After some shopping and looking around the mall, we headed to our scheduled destination and a sushi lunch.  Normally, I am a sashimi kind of person, usually ordering … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Bike Shop

During lunch I braved the summer temperatures, the constructions, and the grumpy people at Yonge and Eglinton to visit a local bike shop. Normally, I like to save these things for after work, and I like to go to the … Continue reading

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Wrapping

I don’t know what it is with me and wrapping presents. It isn’t a terrible activity, but it certainly isn’t one I relish.  In fact, I usually procrastinate it down to the day of, if not the hour before I … Continue reading

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Adding a Book to the Collection

I don’t buy a lot of books for myself. I tend to take advantage of the free library that my town has, as well as the fact that getting loans from other libraries is always possible.  In addition to that, … Continue reading

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Today’s Oops Moment

I want to take a day (or post) to break away from my Perfect Moments to write about something different–I hope my sister won’t be mad. I want to write about an Oops Moment. I have been meaning to buy … Continue reading

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Indulgence in the Afternoon

Sometimes, Today’s Perfect Moment has to be a little indulgence.*** As I write that, I felt it was such a powerful statement that I had to step back from the keyboard and admire it a little. I had to start … Continue reading

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When Shopping At A Japanese Grocery Store

Once, a long time ago, I watched a Japanese TV program that was waxing nostalgic about Japanese summer treats.  One of the things they mentioned was Monaka.  If I remember correctly, the program was not really talking about the Monaka … Continue reading

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The Bell That Got Away

I wrote about the bell I bought, and I showed you a picture of it on my bike.  In both of those posts, I also wrote about the other contender.  The bell that was also a mount for the Garmin … Continue reading

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When Your Phone Dies

Last week, my phone stopped working. While it did affect me from a texting perspective, it didn’t really affect me from a phone perspective because very few people call me.  Actually, few people text me either, but those few people … Continue reading

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An Encounter with Muji

Decades ago, when I lived in Japan, various satirical magazines often made fun of what we termed Japanese English or Janglish. These were translation mistakes or misuses of English (intentional or unintentional) that appeared everywhere. They could be boldly emblazoned … Continue reading

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