Underground Mall, Grocery Store Seiyu (August 28, Part 1)

K sneaked away for work after a little bit and we (HEN) went to the underground mall. Every store we walked into had the cutest things. Every corner we walked around had us saying, “cuuuuuutttteee!!!”

I saw the little yellow bird that my sister likes. It was on almost every shelf in any size you wanted. H pointed to all of them, “Jehjeh, look! Styne likes this! You have to buy it!” …but I didn’t yet. Maybe there’s something even more adorable at another mall.

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Those little brown things were tiny plastic groundhogs characters. They’re really cute – don’t get me wrong – but when I saw them I wanted to turn to my sister (miss you, bro) and say, “is that poop?” We also saw the mushrooms from the mushroom game (that I deleted because I struggle -.-). If I was more obsessed, I’d want to buy all the characters. Thankfully, I’m not mushroom crazy!

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That picture of the Pocky is plastic and cute and I liked it so I took a picture. The TED dolls in that above are about the size of my hand but the store had them bigger too. I haven’t ever seen TED dolls in Canada, have you?

K got us a wireless router that we could carry around with us, but it had been on almost 6 hours before we got to the mall because jet lagged E woke up at 2 (smh :p). Good thing we had the little baby phone that allows us to call K.

Our mini tour guide called her for us to figure out where to meet her.

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We had ramen! So yummy! I didn’t get a chance to get a picture of the line up because there were so many people. What happens is there is a machine where you enter in your order and pay, then it spits out a ticket for you to take. Then you line up and wait to be seated. Each table has chopsticks, spoons, a tissue box, glasses, condiments, and a jug of water. When we finished eating, we got up and left – easy peasy.

K walked us back to the subway and HEN rode it back to our station – all by ourselves 😀 It is so clean…the floor shines!

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We walked back home to get H’s bike and she rode (we walked behind her) to Seiyu (supermarket) down the street. E and H changed their purses to little pouches. H tells us that it fits a lot. She actually managed to squeeze a lot inside, but E struggled a bit. I got us a tiny little cart (I guess Japanese people don’t buy a lot of groceries at once) and H guided us around the store. The screens by the cash register said Walmart! Walmart in Japan…I think that’s called globalization, yes? At the checkout, they give you a little yellow basket to take to a bagging area. We left the store and went to the bike parking lot. H pressed a few buttons and her bike was released.

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We walked back home and oh my goodness was I sweating or what! Not even graceful Japanese sweating, but gross forehead dripping wet back sticky all over sweating. I took a fast shower and we sat and cooled down.

Playing with dolls and toys now until K gets off work.

I wonder what we’ll have for dinner?

P.S. Miss you, mama! ♥

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