Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter eats.

Hey guys - pretty boring and relaxing weekend here right now. I was craving breakfast food last night so this morning I woke up early and headed to McDonalds to grab some breakfast. The Megamuffin is pretty fantastic, especially as a combo with a Bacon McGriddle on the side. mmmm.
Thanks Nippon. You got this one right ...except for the ketchup. Get rid of that. kthx

On my way back I tracked down a foreign foods supermarket that I had heard tell about. It was a bit tough to find, but totally worth it. "MEIDI-YA: Provisions and wines from the world" is owned my Mitsubishi (of course it is) and has all kinds of great things imported from the civilized world. I picked up some Nutella, Snickers bars and hot chocolate mix (chocolate is important guys, its Easter afterall).

Today's chocolatey haul.

Some important notes about today's haul:

1. The subtitle on the cocoa (ミルクココア) actually means "Milk Cocoa", not "Miracle Cocoa" as I initially read it. Stupid katakana parsing, bumming me out upon realizing this cocoa is in fact, not miraculous in the least. For those concerned, "Miracle Cocoa" would probably be spelt "ミラクココア" or the more syllabically correct "ミラクルココア".

2. Yes butter was added to dilute that Nutella when little remained and then licked clean. What of it? (my face is covered in buttertella)

3. I think this might be the first time I've encountered the katakana character "ヌ", apparently we don't use this sound very often in English. I originally read it as "chitella", thinking that the "ヌ" was a "チ" with a weird font. Fuck Japanese fonts, and cursive writing, gives me a headache.

4. Yah those Snickers have all been eaten. Yah some of them were covered in buttertella. Best Easter meal EVAR.

5. I have a headache.

On a more serious note, I've had a lot of time to think here. This isn't really a good use of time and is rarely rewarding (just ask Deep Thought). So I've decided to acquire (or reacquire) a time-destroying hobby while I'm here. Some of you may know that I spent a good chunk of my tender youth playing the violin, and even fewer of you may have heard my awesome renditions of "Good King Wenceslas" and the "Star Wars" theme.

So I'm going to T-dot tomorrow to pick up a cheap electric violin in Ochanomizu (apparently the "used musical instrument" district). If all goes according to plan, not only will all my free time be eaten up by this hobby, but I'll come back to Canada a bad-ass electric violin player.

N.B. No word in the English language rhymes with "month".

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