So far the best part of Japan is the food. We’ve been getting most of our meals from a nearby Seiyu (a department store chain that is weirdly enough, owned by Wal-Mart) — the grocery store part is massive and includes tons and tons of amazing prepared food. It’s so weird for me to have all this Japanese food that I love available all the time and for cheap. The tuna in the above photo cost 298 yen (approx. $3.50 CAD). It’s lucky that there’s so much walking to do here, because I just want to be eating food all the time.
More delicious grocery store finds! Ebi furai (fried shrimp), fried chicken, hirekatsu sandwich, sushi, and curry rice.
I love how inexpensive everything is.
Mentaiko (spicy cod roe) that we used to make mentaiko spaghetti. (Example recipe here.)
And some other random stuff: I got a keitai (cell phone) from SoftBank. It’s a basic flip phone like most Japanese people have, because getting a SoftBank sim card for my iPhone is impossible. I do have a sim card with just data so I’m still using my iPhone for maps and mail and that kind of stuff, so the Japanese phone is basically just for emergencies and things that require a Japanese phone number. The best part is that the salesperson at SoftBank gave us Otosan cell phone charms — I love Otosan!
And lastly, here’s a photo I tried to take of myself wearing shorts. I don’t usually wear shorts with tights but when in Japan…