Category Archives: shopping

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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No More “Next Time.” This Time!

Have you ever come across a snack item and thought, “That looks delicious. I should try that.”  Then promptly walked away from it.  It could be you balked at the price.  It could be that you were distracted by something … Continue reading

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Getting Around To It

I’ll get around to it are words that sometimes plague my life. I mean to get around to something, but then….don’t.  This happened with a restaurant not too far from my place that went out of business before I could … Continue reading

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A Kick Out Of Bananas

I have written before about gifts my students have given me. Today is another one of those situations, but with a little twist.  You see, usually the students bring things from their country.  These can be folk crafts, snacks, post … Continue reading

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Believing the Hype

No, I am not shilling for Cliff Bars.  They are not paying me.  They are not delivering them to my house by the caseload.  I wish they were, but they’re not.  The picture is there because it’s part of a … Continue reading

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A Week Without Blogging Is What Happened

The five or six people who read this blog consistently might wonder what happened. A week without blogging is what happened.  This was, of course, entirely unintentional.  I had not meant to not blog for an entire week, but that … Continue reading

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