I went to town on my own today. Took the train and went shopping. We needed groceries and a few other misc. items. Most important for Evan was a stroller, because he is not enjoying all the walking as much as I thought he would. Most important for mommy was a clock for Evan's room, so he can stop waking me up at 6am, telling me a) lion said it was time to wake up, b) my body said it was time to get up, c) my tummy is starving for food, please get up. I managed to pay for everything with cash, a rarity for me, since I pretty much only use my debit card at home, however, Japan is a cash based society. I was able to figure out most of the coins, but will have to ask Scott about one of them, or just pawn them off on him and not worry about it.
The market at the mall is awesome. There are so many things that I want to try, and I'm not sure if I will have time. They have stuff to make your own meals, produce, meats and grains, that sort of thing. But they also have a lot of prepared foods, like sushi, and hot dishes, tempura and various stir fried items. It all smells wonderful, I just want to eat everything. There is a bakery that is pretty similar to the one a Paldo World, but bigger and even though I will be walking a lot more, I worry that I'm going to put on weight with all this food to try. Also in the food court in the mall there is a place called Mister Donut that smells heavenly and right past there there is a crepe stand. I'm never going to make it. Today I managed to buy mostly veggies and some proteins. Perhaps next time I will be able to figure out the milk and buy some healthy snacking options.
While roaming around the mall I passed a music/video store (think FYE) and they were playing a bunch of music video clips from Glee, and there was a giant display with Glee albums and the DVDs. I was reminded that even though it feels like I'm really far from everything I have ever known, we are really not so far apart.