The consumption tax in Japan is scheduled to increase from 5% to 8% in April. I was talking to my friend, and she said this means one thing: “SHOP!”

I really want to go full-scale shopaholic, but my husband is reigning me in. “It’s not so much. It’s not a big deal.” Basically saying I should not spend every cent I have on children’s books.

Nevertheless the urge to spend is strong. The urge to receive is strong. The urge to flirt with the KuronekoYamato delivery man is strong. (Hey, he is cute. 😉