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Monday, April 24, 2006

I apologize in advance for the following...

So we went on a walk (the four Suidens and I), and we discovered on the way that we had a stow-away.
A camera. Heh heh.
We start by taking meaningless pictures. (I mean what do you expect, the excitement of having a camera is quite too much for us to rein in just yet):

(actually, it was just windy)

Our first stop is the famed "Orange Store" or "Old Lady Store". We call it various names, none of which are its actual name "Tajiri Mart". It doesn't deserve to be a "Mart", it's about as Indian-looking a place as you can find around here. The gum on the gum rack has a serious layer of dust over it.
(HEY EM! Why didn't we take a picture of that?)

Now we're getting a little more objective:

I can read all the names beside the houses except THIS ONE. And it's always made me very angry that I am not able to read it. It's an odd name, to be sure. Someone do me the honors and tell me what it says.And now as we rest at Takoju, I will give you a little showing of Japanese currency. (None of the above bills, except the 5000 second from top, are actually in circulation.)
I have 4 Natsume Sousekis. (that's the handsome man on the old 1000 yen bill) I consider him to be MUCH more handsome than the new guy, whatever his name is, with the weird haircut.
The one at the top is a 100 yen bill, by the way. I think I'm showing the side that doesn't have tape on it. Heeheehee.
OH OH OH. And I discovered something. If you have a kid who picks their boogers or bites their nails or something, paint their fingernails purple with a marker. That way, they'll have purple teeth or purple nostrils. (I did not actually discover this by MISTAKE, but I did have to go through a little bit of an experiment to see if it did work.)
I also have the chubbiest hands ever. (Don't all of us McNair girls? It's Mom's fault I say.)

Now we're getting a little more creative:

Aaaaaand a picture of our beloved and universally defamed...

And I leave you.


Blogger ditzydevil said...

aw...i miss the old lady store.

4/25/2006 1:33 AM  
Blogger lils said...

omg! They don't use the old 1000y bills!? Do they still use those wanky 2000y that no one caught onto?

yaizu and takojyu....hilarious..and I think I remember that old lady store, used to buy felix gums with those atari papers hidden. That was being a rebel at it's FINEST.


4/25/2006 10:26 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

they don't use the old 1000 bills.
the wanky 2000? the one i own is the first one i'd ever seen. i don't know if it's the same one you saw, they've tried to make 2000s for a long time.
aw we should've taken pictures at takoju!!!
i still have an old atari paper in my wallet.

4/25/2006 5:04 PM  
Anonymous nin said...

I totally agree w/ u about Natsume Souseki. When I first saw the guy on the new sen-en bill, I honestly thought it was a joke!

4/25/2006 11:40 PM  
Blogger Alyx said...

Hum hum I haven't seen the new bill...I heard they redid all the bills though right? It's going to be rather odd when I finally return...I won't recognise the money!

Hey, who is Em?

4/26/2006 3:31 AM  
Blogger Sam-my said...

i like the old ones.. way more classier and stuff. just cuz of the like g** priminister guy who like thinks hes all cool and all and wants to change all these things and stuff...

4/26/2006 8:18 AM  
Blogger bassistlikeflea said...

I think, if my lack of Japanese education serves me incorrectly, the Kanjis you can't read would be Ikehori...

5/30/2006 10:40 AM  

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