Nostalgia in Snack Form

One of my coworkers went back to Japan over the Christmas break. I was a little envious because I haven’t been back in more than a decade. I almost went back in November when I considered going to Vietnam for a hiking and biking tour (I would have made a stopover in Japan) but instead went to Sri Lanka via Carcassonne. She asked me if I wanted her to bring me back anything. That’s probably a dangerous question because I want everything.

I settled on a box of Hi-Soft caramels. These are things that I had been able to get in Canada, but the last few times I visited the Japanese store, they were nowhere in evidence and no amount of pestering (in either Japanese or English) could entice the staff to search the storeroom for me. Thankfully she brought me a box.

In addition, I have been saving a tube of Marble chocolates (similar to bitter chocolate smarties). My birthday is coming up soon, so I think they will figure in a quiet moment of personal celebration. Either that or my temptation will get the best of me and I will eat them both sooner than expected.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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