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Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 5th, 2009 at 06:22 am

Spending more money...

-¥740 for books
-¥595 for toiletries
-¥1610 for foods
-¥1400 for coffee at a cafe (for two)

The total spending for today is ¥4345.
I've got to stop spending...

Spring is officially with us here! "Sakura" (Cherry blossom) is at its peak. It's gorgeous. A lot of people are out there having drinking parties underneath Sakura trees to praise its transient beauty.

Mexican dinner tonight at home. Everything is made from scratch! Nothing is from a can (except for beer).

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 5th, 2009 at 06:08 am

I spent awful lot of money on grocery.

We had dinner at Subway (¥1600 for two) and went to see a late night movie (¥2400 for two), "Watch men"...my husband loved it and I didn't. I guess it was not my cup of tea...

The total spending for today is ¥14409 (oh, my god).

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 5th, 2009 at 05:50 am

Here in Japan, especially Tokyo, things are really expensive. Prices were already expensive when I started living in Tokyo, but recently the commodity prices are souring up even higher...

So, I decided to try making/cooking whatever possible myself such as salad dressing and salsa sauce in stead of buying at a grocery store.

Today, I made sesame dressing and salsa sauce. It was actually very simple and easy, which made me feel stupid to think that I have been paying about ¥300 for a small bottle for all these years when I could have made myself.

Sesame dressing

Salsa sauce

Friday, April 3, 2009

April 5th, 2009 at 05:38 am

Today, I spent

-¥126 for Natto
-¥153 for snack

Total: ¥279

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2nd, 2009 at 07:41 am

Spent a lot today, partly because I probably do not have a brain tumor. There was a suspicion and I received a CT scan at a hospital today. It turned out that I (probably) don't have a tumor nor hemorrhage in my brain. But the doctor was not completely sure, so I am getting MRI in two weeks time. Just to be absolutely sure that my brain is ok.

I am really relieved. So is my husband. On the way back from the hospital to home, we wanted to celebrate and decided to have lunch at a semi-nice looking Italian restaurant (lunch for two was ¥2,730).

We also stopped at ¥100 shop (like a dollar shop) and spent ¥2,625 (shame on me).

-examination and CT scan ¥4,680 (CC)
-lunch ¥2,730
-¥100 shop ¥2,625 (CC)
-Natto (@AMPM) ¥226

The total spending to date (since the last payday) excluding CC (which I probably should include...maybe from next month): JPY9,315 (JPY2,0685 left from JPY30,000 budget).

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 2nd, 2009 at 07:21 am

I spent ¥100 yen for a chocolate bar...at work...again....

I really wanted to make today "No Spending Day", but just could not resist the urge.

Why why why...why are the chocolate bars always in my way?? Did I really have to eat the chocolate bar???

Anyhow, the total spending to date (since the last payday): JPY6,359 (JPY23,641 left from JPY30,000 budget).