Thursday, March 20, 2014
100 Yen Temptations
There are many temptations in the 100 yen store. Things to make life better, more organized, more fashionable, a little cleaner, and glitter never hurts. Every time I enter the shop for a practicality or necessity, I inevitably end up spending two or three times longer pondering the possibilities and curiosities that sit inside. But tonight, I managed to walk down only two aisles. One was for a specific obligatory item: a notebook to replace one nearly full. The other was a nonspecific obligatory item: amusing stationary. And then I walked out. Past the smiling toys, the bags, the decorations, the stickers and office supplies. Past the seasonal goods that give a glimpse into coming rituals and traditions. Past many wonderful things that promise to make life better, 100 yen at a time.