Wednesday, January 10, 2007
My guilty secret
Omiyage, for those not familiar with the term, means kind of like souvenir. Most Japanese people after some kind of trip, will bring back Omiyage for friends, family and colleagues. After spending a while here you start to feel that you too should join in, especially when you've been stuffing your own face with other's omiyage. I kind of hate it cos, A. I often forget and B. It irks me a bit that I sort of 'have' to get them.
Anyway, this Xmas I brought back a few things (mostly of the sugary variety, I was in England after all) and for some of the kids I teach, decided that as it was now January, Easter Eggs would be in order. Got a a couple of bags of Cadbury's mini eggs to dish out. Thought I'd crack open a packet today to have one or two with my cup of tea. My god they are nice. Half a packet later, I'm deciding how I can ration them out so that each kid still gets some. 3/4 of a packet later, it's plan B and Friday's class is getting Japanese sweets from 7/11. Sod it, they don't care, do they?
Happy Easter everyone!