Only recently did I find out that there were actually Japanese dollar stores here in Melbourne. I have been longing to go to a DAISO store ever since I went to one in the Philippines a few years ago, but I didn't know that they had recently opened branches here in Melbourne. The stores are quite far from where we are, but my daughter and I decided (actually it was more me), that nothing was going to stop us from going.
And so we did. Twice during the recent two-week school holidays. To a small store in the city and to another one which was much farther away. We happily bought a few things. Some useful, some just because they were adorable. We agreed that we just had to buy something. We couldn't have just gone home with nothing.
|Small fruit boxes. My daughter likes bringing cut up fruits to school.|
|Thread cutter, some ribbons and laces|
|Kitchen stuff - pie and pizza cutter, lemon squeezer, cake server, cake decorating tool and scraper.|
|Egg moulds and sushi maker|
|A compass and a nail clipper|
|Powdered lemon tea and green tea|
Ok, let me just tell you about the powdered green tea. There was a whole aisle dedicated to food alone and my daughter saw this thing. I'm a daily green tea drinker so without hesitation, I took two packs. That night, I tried it. You know what it was like? So sickeningly sweet!!! I took a peek into the ingredients just today. The label says, SUGAR (85%), POWDERED GREEN TEA (5%), SUGAR (10%), VITAMIN C. I don't know why they had to separate the two sugars and didn't just say 95% sugar straight away. The lemon tea was practically the same, listing saccharides (which is essentially sugar too) as 96% and the rest of the ingredients making up the 4%. So, the lesson learned? Not all Japanese stuff is good after all.
But yes...most still are.
Anyway, speaking of purchases, my husband bought a treadmill yesterday. I don't really want to say this was an impulse buy, although it does appear that way. We did agree that we, as a family, (sort of) needed it. I hopped on the treadmill this morning just to try (I was wearing slippers). After just half a kilometer of running/brisk walking, I already felt light-headed and nauseous! That's how unfit I am nowadays. Hopefully, we will all get into shape soon.
Have a good week!