Yuo all really must get the feeling all I do is go shopping here…well, to a certain extend that’s true, but today after breakfast I actually learned. I saw that there are so many words I have to repeat. All the time my window to the street was open and I could hear drums from afar. I wonder if this was a matsuri (festival) or some kind of temple parade? Till I had finished the sound was gone and so I couldn’t go after it with my bike, but instead I met Anna and we planned to go to the 100 Yen shop…only for some quick shopping (I had made a list what I need for my household). Well, first of all we went to the train station so I could pick up some money at the post office’s ATM.
Today it not only spoke, but it refused to give me money for several times. It seems I do have a limit of how much I can withdraw per day, maybe even week. That’s a problem, because I have to pay my rent here and it will take me a week of everyday money withdrawing till I’ve got the right amount >_<
Right next to the ATM there’s a robbery alarm button. I guess the robber will shoot you before you have a chance to press it, I mean, in movies clerks are shot when they press the button secretly beneath their desks!
On our search for the main post office (the one at the station was closed and I needed to send a letter and a postcard) we came across some lovely stuff. This little house has got a sign attached which reads „imported from USA and Europe“.
I love all the cute and funny signs. Look at how the dog blushes!
While I don’t think the entire city is that beautiful I love the many little details like the manhole cover which shows Okazaki castle and some hanabi (fireworks).
We finally found the post office or in other words discovered it’s the one very close to our apartments (it’s been in the wrong place on my map) and guess what, they have an ATM, too. So no more bike rides to the station for withdrawing money. I was astonished when I saw the post office is open 24/7. Who the heck hands in some letters at three o‘ clock in the morning? However I told the clerk in Japanese that I’d like to send my letter to Germany, asked if it’s correct that postcards are 70 Yen and bought 10 stamps. I was really proud of myself ^^
Here’s the postcard I threw into the mailbox…someone of you is going to receive it (the person who’s most eagerly waiting for post by me)
After that we went to Seiyu to buy some food (it took me hours to find pickled ginger) and finally to the 100 Yen store, where I bought lots of cleaningÂ and bento stuff. Those mini donuts for example…well, they are meant for my bento but not from the 100 yen shop…but so cute! (approx. the size of a 2 Euro coin)
One of the most cutest things I’ve ever seen (thanks to Anna) is this salt shaker. Isn’t it Miffy?
And more food with faces *kawaiiiiii* I had decided NOT to buy cute exercise books for school, but when I saw these…
And I guess you want to see my bento stuff. Some of you may know the onigiri-box, I’ve got the same at home in Germany.
More interesting are all the bento accesoires that are available. So far I’ve bought egg molds (to the left in bunny and bear shape), an onigiri-mold (bottom), sidedish-cups (in the middle; with a cat on everyone that’s dressed like a witch and tells my fortune for every day…sometimes my lucky number or a place where I should go ^^), soy sauce bottles with animal caps (right) and the cutest thing on earth: aluminum foil with strawberries and flowers on it! I’m going to die due to kawaii-overdose soon ^^
Now I’m going to enter a bath with Harry Potter *wink* and a chocolate éclair. Tomorrow starts the serious part: Lessons begin with a vocabulary quiz. I’ll give my best!!!