There is a pet store right across from the school. They have... baby bunnies!! Um, Im not sure how many days it will be before I take one home. I am using all my strength and intellect to keep myself from getting one. But I go there on my breaks and squeal at them.
There is a coffee shop on the bottom floor, that sells soy lattes. Only 370¥, less than Id pay at home I think. So I really have all I need here. Except a good mixer. I cant find cranberry juice at all.
Oh and today when I was on my dinner break there was a festival going on outside The Mall. People were dressed up in different costumes and dancing and there were tables with people selling different foods and cotton candy. I wish I had my camera.
So after spending 2500¥ last night on dinner (and beers), I tried to cook tonight. Didnt go so well. I had a potato and onion and some broccoli to fry up, and I went to the 7-11 to find some tofu. I dont know if it was tofu I bought. It wouldnt fry. It seemed like egg or something. So when it wouldnt do what I wanted I chucked most of it and put a bit into my fried potato/onion/broccoli thing. It was OK. I guess I cant really cook.
Last nights food was good though, I went to a restaurant (I have no idea what it was called) with my neighbor after work. I got some weird purple vegetables, yellow vegetables, french fries, and edamame beans. The place was close by, and the menu had pictures. He ate squid. Little baby ones. The legs wiggled as he slipped them into his mouth.
I guess the toughest thing about being vegetarian here is not the lack of options, but not knowing what my options are. For all I know they have veggie-dogs and seiten kabobs but I just cant read anything. And most of the vegetables are so foreign I dont know what to do with them if I bought one. They have a lot of leeks here. I need a leek recipe.
The fruit is small and sometimes expensive. But I find most stuff to be on par with prices in the US. The things I buy, anyway. I havent gone clothes shopping or anything. But lattes, they're the same price. That's my point of reference.