First, when I went to the memorial event last weekend, I found this police recruitment poster. The slogan looks like it should be the title of a song. <g>
Then, when I went shopping, I got excited for a minute when I found tortillas at my grocery store. That excitement soon faded when I realized they were fifty cents apiece. I later showed this picture to one of my team teachers, and she was like, "Yes, that's the normal price. It's the same in America, isn't it?" ...Um, no.
It's not just Mexican food, though that's particularly hard to endure. Last month someone asked me what kind of fruit I eat. I had to tell her that I don't eat much. It's not because I don't like fruit--I love it--it's because fruit is so doggone expensive. I almost bought a mango the other day, but they were $3.50 apiece, and I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much.
Anyway, it is now officially spring, and the sakura are blooming. I didn't find many when I went to Kyoto, but there were some, including this one. Many of the temples have groves of sakura trees planted in them, and so they will eventually look beautiful.
Now, most Japanese people will want you to believe that the sakura season is all about admiring the beauty of nature and pondering how fleeting life is.
Yeah. Right. In reality? It's all about the beer.
And if you think I'm kidding...
Aside from that, I've been spending a lot of my free time on my Warcraft characters. Glaya got her epic mount last weekend shortly after reaching level 60. This weekend, I joined my guild (the Suzerain of Sloth) in a raid on Zul'Gurub for the first time. For those who don't know much about Warcraft, this is an area where there are a number of difficult boss monsters with their minions, and it takes a group of about 20 players working together to defeat them. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the final boss. But we can always try again another day.