Friday, October 21, 2005

Hello, kitty

Last weekend we went to the big Japanese supermarket, Uwajimaya. It was just like being back home in the Bay Area! Asians everywhere, and Mikey was the minority for a change!

We really had a great time looking at all the fun stuff. Of course, I had to buy stickers at Kinokuniya bookstore. And we bought a bunch of rice crackers and instant noodle bowls (the good kind, not Top Ramen). But we were disappointed in the selection of things, particularly their candy isle. They just didn't seem to have the exact items we've come to love. I will, however, give them kudos for being the most non-Asian smelling grocery store I've ever been to.

Here's the big find of the day. When I was a kid, I used to love making these box kits. When I saw this one with all the Hello Kittys on them, there was no question it was going into the basket. From my past experience, I know that you're supposed to use the special Japanese paper paste to glue the washi onto the box. I don't know why exactly, but my mom always bought the one in a flat, yellow tube. Being the good girl that I am, I picked up a bottle of Japanese paste. Mom would be so proud.

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