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Snack Update – I haven’t eaten it all yet. And more has come.

May 15, 2016

BOX OF FUNNNNN CANDYSAN

So a while ago I posted the pics of the Dagashi set 2 and the Fukubukuro box from Freedom Japanese Market… I still haven’t finished it all. And the Discovery Box from Candysan arrived last week…. and then the April Subscription box from FJM arrived yesterday… so much like a backlog of TV or anime… I have a backlog of candy and snacks…. not that I’m complaining. I’d love nothing more than to stuff my face with it all very quickly. But I’m trying to be good. I refused to start the Dagashi set 2 until I’ve finished set 1. And I still had 2 things left when I did start it I think… and I still have stuff from my FJM sample box too… maybe 1 or 2 things… (more…)

Punchline Limited Edition – PSVita

May 9, 2016
Front of the box. Was a bigger box than I expected too.

Front of the box. Was a bigger box than I expected too.

So I love this series. Unconditionally. Irrationally even. So much so, I went and preordered the game, which is currently only in Japanese. Not only that, it was the limited edition, with a drama CD which for the most part I won’t be able to understand XD. I considered preordering it on Amazon, but at that time they still didn’t ship games outside of Japan. So I went with Play-Asia. A site I’ve used before for things here and there. Never a game costing this much… I figured I was going to get smacked with a hefty import tax and VAT and what have you. So I prepared myself mentally. Hell. It was only shipped last week pretty much, 2 weeks tops, so I wasn’t expecting anything to arrive yet, usually Play-Asia’s shipping is pretty slow…. so you can imagine my shock and delight when it turned up this morning. No card saying ‘PAY THIS NOW’ or anything. It just appeared… it even had the full amount declared on the box, AND it was marked as Merchandise… not gift…. so I’m baffled as to why I didn’t get slapped with import tax. Not complaining. Just dazed and confused. Happily so. (More pics of the unboxing below the cut.)

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Gundam Breaker 3 – This game is going to ruin me

May 8, 2016
The backpack is currently clipping through the wings, but it's worth it XD

The backpack is currently clipping through the wings, but it’s worth it 😄

So because of Build Fighters, we got back into building Gunpla, and subsequently I heard about this game getting an English Asian release… and Rice Digital stocking it…(Super out of stock now I’m afraid. They did say it’d be very limited!) things happened, stuff got added to baskets. Long story short. I bought the game. I have no regrets. Apart from the fact we now have to fight over PS4 time. Part of me wishes I bought it for the Vita too. But I figured it’d look cooler on the big TV. Which is does. Very much so. But as I’m typing, the husbando is playing. Fair enough I spent close to 4 hours playing earlier. But he got to play all of yesterday while I was at work. So he’s ahead of me. When I bought the game! He didn’t even want it…

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Spring Anime Season 2016 – Round up

April 23, 2016
I love Ako. And her psuedo yandere-ness XD

I love Ako. And her psuedo yandere-ness 😄

So I tried out quite a few of the new series out this season. Too many even… with the 3 episode rule used in most cases unless I couldn’t even get through one episode… These aren’t in any order. I just watched as they came out, but wrote stuff not in order. Because I’m a heathen. OP’s & pics of said 27 series below.

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Matcha the right way ~ Matcha Factory & other things

April 9, 2016
matcha powder2

This is the Grape Tree’s Matcha, it’s been sifted so it’ll mix better :3

So thanks to my favourite sushi restaurant’s particular choice of green tea, I’ve been on a green tea bender. I asked them where they got their kind from and they told me, Costco. So of course I went on a googling spree. I found out that it was a green tea-matcha blend. Which is probably why it was the greenest green tea I’ve had in a while. It’s the Kirkland brand, which I couldn’t order direct from Costco, so I ordered from Amazon. The day it arrived I decided to wander round town to see if there was any pure matcha on it’s own. Found 2 places near where I worked, one was a weird blend, and one was pure matcha. £6.99 for 30g from Grape Tree in Sutton Coldfield, probably some of the cheapest I’ve seen online or offline. I can  only think of one website that has it cheaper. And of course, I’ve done my research now.

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Freedom Japanese Market – Sample Original Box & Fukubukuro box – March 2016

March 30, 2016
The inside of the Fukubukuro box. Why aren't English snacks as vibrantly packaged??

The inside of the Fukubukuro box. Why aren’t English snacks as vibrantly packaged??

So due to Dagashi Kashi and my utter lack of self control, I have a pile of Japanese snacks and candy sitting to my left on the sofa. I still haven’t finished the Dagashi Kashi set 1 that I got from Jbox, ONLY because, once I finish it, it’s gone, and that’s why I try not to buy fancy snacks and stuff, cos once I eat it, it’s gone 😦 That being said, I have money and very little self control sometimes… Sometimes being the operative word here. And I ordered these boxes from Freedom Japanese Market literally weeks ago. One was shipped on the 2nd of March, and one was shipped the 9th. So it was about 3 weeks for each. I don’t mind waiting. Means I forget things are coming and it’s a nice surprise. BUT when all these things arrive at one at work, I get looks and comments lol. I try to explain they’re preorders, and weren’t all ordered all at once 😄 Below the cut are many pictures…. many delicious pictures…

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