As I have posted before, every morning we do English Time. I noticed that we were coming to the end soon of our Explode the Code workbook. (He does one page in that series daily.) I checked amazon.co.jp, but it was not in stock. Oh no.
So for the first time ever, I ordered from Book Depository. I got these three books.
I know amazon gets a bad rap a lot, but I like it because it is so friendly to international customers. Plus, you have to have lived in the pre-Internet days in Japan to truly appreciate online shopping. Before we had internet, book shopping meant a trip to Chiba City or Tokyo for me. I used to live in the north part of Chiba Prefecture (the prefecture east of Tokyo) so this was okay. Now, however, living in Fukushima means that I can NOT just run to another town for a textbook. And inside Fukushima City, the bookstores offer VERY little English materials. Very little. So, to sum it up, I’ve always liked amazon.
However, I did want to branch out a bit and I think Book Depository worked well for us. Shipping was free. My only complaint is that it took longer than I expected–I think around two weeks? But I was fine with this. I don’t wait until the last minute, so I have time to spare. However, if you are in a rush, this may be a problem
Well. I know I have posted about this before, but once upon a time (just a couple of years ago) I couldn’t find anything Easter in Japan. Now the businesses are recognizing the lucrative value of this holiday. And I fell victim to this commercialism, obviously:
And my son did not even want to eat this stuff. Too cute and pastel for him. I am sending some to the States as presents.
My husband bought my son this carroty-apple pie flavored chocolate Kit Kat. Yes, you read that correctly. My son ate it and said it was good. Now, I know that if I had bought it, my son would never have tried it.
My son has a bit of a different relationship with his dad than with me. He’s a man around his dad and wants to please him. With me, he is a little boy who likes to be a goof. I think it is a good combination. Sweet and sour.
(I personally thought the orange Kit Kats were gross! I like my chocolate chocolatey.)