Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Twelve Months to the Double Nickel - July Edition

Half way through the year!  Time seems to be going by so fast.  This month I’m giving up fried foods. When we eat out, I sometimes order tempura or fried ika.  I like both, but want to eat more healthily.  I don’t eat fried food that often, so this won’t be so difficult. I want to have a relatively easy step this month so I can continue to concentrate on the changes I’ve committed to making the first six months.   I’ve been doing much better with walking, but still need to work on stretching and sit-ups more.

Watermelon is a good (healthy) dessert, but it is so expensive here that I don’t often buy it.  I saw this slice at Haruki for 298 yen and put it in my basket.  When the clerk was ringing up my purchases, I thought I saw 498, so I asked “kore wa ikura desu ka?” and the clerk said “298 en”, so I thought I was mistaken about what rang up. When I looked at my receipt, it said mikan 498, instead of suika 298.  I showed it to the clerk and she corrected the mistake and gave me money back.  I was pleased that I was able to use my limited language skills to buy my watermelon.


  1. GOOD SHOW, Pamela! I am sure the pricing was a genuine mistake by the shop, but you managed to have it corrected. It is not only your healthy living that is improving month by month, your Japanese is as well. Bravo!

  2. Good job on your food choices and language skills! Also, make sure you stretch! I used to do marathons and 1/2 marathons, but neglected my stretching afterwards. Now I am paying for it...Stretch!