More Shopping…

Posted March 16th, 2010 in Japan 6 Comments »

Today was my “hitori” (alone) shopping day.  I left home around 10 AM, and came home at 4 PM.  I bought so many stuff.

I drove Kei-truck, and went to Daiso first.  I feel funny to drive Kei-truck, because the image of this car is like “a car used by grandpa & grandma for rice fields”.  I’m not embarrassed, but when i see people looking at me driving Kei-truck while they drive cool Japanese cars, I feel little funny… 😛

At Daiso, I was too excited to think about what I really wanted to buy.  I wanted to buy everything I saw.  As I was alone, no one could stop me…!  Yet I tried to buy just a few things, because I knew I’ll go to other 100 yen shops later.  I bought 30 items there, including some junks and house stuff.

Then, I headed to Viva City which is a shopping centre in Hikone (near my house).  I bought another shawl (casual looking one) at 880 yen, one clothes at 500 yen, and one hair accessory at 105 yen.  I had a break at Mister Donut.  I ordered one Honey Churros and one cup of cafe au lait (unlimited free refill!)

I actually wanted to try their new menu, but didn’t really feel like eating creamy stuff at that time.

Then I headed to my formal student’s house.  I used to be an English teacher for kids few years ago, and Kiryu, one of my students, lives near Viva City.  I actually knew no one would be there, as I called up his house this morning and had a little chat with his mother.  She and I are quite close too 🙂  She told me that she wouldn’t be home today.  They’re moving to Hokkaido at the end of this month, and busy for packing..  I went to the house anyway, and left a little souvenir at the door.  Now I have a thing to do when I go to Hokkaido in the future – visiting their house 🙂

On the way back I did a little shopping at another shop.  I bought some food and cosmetics.

I’m little tired… it was super cold today and even I couldn’t stand it.  (I normally love cold weather)  I hope I’m not catching cold!  My friend and I are going to a spa tomorrow.  🙂

6 Comments on “More Shopping…”

  1. 1 Tak said at 8:51 pm on March 16th, 2010:

    I really envy you…you enjoy shopping at 100yen shops,and you will enjoy spa!!!! I miss it a lot as my new place has no bath-tub.
    If I had ‘Dokodemo-door’ I’d visit you definately!Enjoy Japan for a while!And see you soon in Perth. (^0^)/~

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 9:07 pm on March 16th, 2010:

    Hi Tak!!!

    Sorry I haven’t emailed you yet.
    Yes I will enjoy here, and will see you back in Perth 😉

  3. 3 Cam said at 9:14 pm on March 17th, 2010:

    Daiso AND Mister Donut!!


    I’m so jealous!!! T_T

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 9:25 pm on March 17th, 2010:


    I will try to enjoy Japan as much as I can 😉

  5. 5 PJ said at 9:18 am on March 18th, 2010:

    I love love Daiso! Luckily there isn’t one in Perth, otherwise I’ll be in trouble 😉

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 3:45 pm on March 19th, 2010:


    Me too !! You can buy almost everything you need for your house at Daiso and other 100yens. If there is one in Perth, I wouldn’t go to other shops :p

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