Monday, January 05, 2009

I Love Japan


We spent our New Year's Day shopping in the big city at a HUMONGO asian grocery/everything store. I love going there. They have any and every kind of produce you might want and most anything Japanese you may need. And I must have my REAL Japanese green tea from here. so we took a little trip.

I love aprons. I don't know why, I don't use them. I just like the thought of using them. So in the humongous store I found the cutest Japanese apron I had to have. I mean, it did say "The wonderful life". and they wouldn't lie about that. And besides that it said it had Quality and value that shine. That stuff is hard to come by!
Is that apron not the cutest thing? If you can't read it, it says MIAO Cat. It took me awhile to realize it was saying "MEOW CAT." I guess cats meow different in Japan. I've lived there...actually they do. The apron even has the little criss cross ties across the shoulders, like a typical Japanese apron. I love it. I'll never wear it.
We ate Vietnamese noodles at a restaurant called "What the PHO?" instead of the required black eyed peas & collard greens. We did get around to eating them on the 3rd. I'm sure luck and fortune will not hold this against us. I needed green tea!
I miss Japan. I want to go back...to live. If my husband could get a job there, I would move tomorrow. REALLY.
more of my Japanese store adventures to come.



4 comments:

Kath said...

I enjoy shopping at those stores too!

Glad you were able to find some kind of bread bowl to put it in as it is sooo veeerry worth every calorie!

kailani said...

Being part Japanese, I would love to visit Japan one day. Maybe during the Cherry Blossom Festival. I've heard it's beautiful!

PeWee said...

You lived in Japan?!

What a successful shopping trip, you got something you LOVE but will never use! :) I'm must to practical and don't understand that phylosophy at all!

D said...

I just always THINK I will use them. But then I find they are too cute and don't want to mess them up!
Yes, we lived in Japan for 3 yrs. My husband was a Marine stationed on Okinawa. I lloovveddd it. My oldest was 18 months old & when we came back only spoke Okinawan. Maybe I'll make a whole post of how I came to love Okinawa so much.