After leaving work and checking up on Ken at Stampcraft, over in Santa Clara, I decided to visit the nearby Saratoga branch of my favorite Japanese bookstore. I used to visit weekly, but I haven't visited here in several years?! How fast the time goes! Yes, they called the cops on me ;D
After I used the Kinokuniya gift certificates I've had since before I stopped collecting Takara dolls, I sauntered over to the Mitsuwa grocery store, which has a beautiful new facade! Inside was totally remodeled, too! There's this really fancy sweets department, now! The lady told me it's been there for three years already :(
Mmm I love taiyaki, but the fresh ones from SF J-town are probably better!
Authentic doriyaki! There was a real Doraemon pulling these out of his stomach pouch, and everything! (super geek reference!)
While the sweets were very pretty , the fancy/authentic snack counter didn't thrill me much. I walked over to the regular snack aisles, to see some old friends, like Crunky here. Lil Jon eats this ;D
OMG a whole bag of green tea Kit Kats?! That's new! I only saw these in crappy lil boxes for years!
Cosmetics and personal care aisles in Japanese grocery stores are always good for a chuckle. These are so you can have eyelashes like a Takara Jenny doll, I guess?
Japanese guys want to be cool, like a dude from a 1920s novel, though soon to be a Leonardo DiCaprio movie, coming to a theatre near you!
These are like carrots, but they're as big as my arm! If someone says you have legs like a daikon, it means you have unshapely legs with poor skin tone ;D I learned that by reading a manga, back in the day.
I checked out the rest of the Japanese shopping center, seeing what stores had closed and what was new with the remaining shops. I then drove around the old neighborhood a bit.
The British Food store closed!? I guess someone finally figured out that British food is gross ;P
I didn't feel like singing karaoke, but it was nearby. I kept driving.
When I was almost home, I popped over to Big Lots to see if they had any soccer Legos, my new thing to collect. They didn't, but they had these!
One of these things is not like the others! I'm so glad I don't get Lil Wayne mixed up with Lil Jon, anymore!
Lil Wayne talks about being young and having money, while Lil Jon talks about Crunk and says "Yay!"
I got to see so much awesomeness, this evening! I should do this more often!