Thank you everyone for your condolences. We had the wake and funeral for Satoshi's grandma over the past couple of days. She was a spunky lady and was that way until the end. Though it was hard for everyone to say "goodbye" to her, we all knew she had a full life and we were all grateful to be a part of it. Thank you again.
Changing the subject...I went back to Yamaya a week after my last visit...and they were having a sale!
Most times in Japan whenever you see the word "SALE" or "BARGAIN", most times it is a slight reduction in prices but nothing to get too excited over.
The other day when I went back to Yamaya, it was something to get excited about...
I purchased Wychwood's Hobgoblin, regularly 498 yen (about US$4.98), on sale for 158 yen (about US$1.58), Fuller's London Porter regularly 388 yen (about US$3.88), on sale for 128 yen (about US$1.28), Al Ponte Proscuitto Crudo 50 grams regularly 380 yen (about US$3.80) on sale for 150 yen (about US$1.50) and Terra chips olive oil, sun dried tomato and basil flavor 298 yen (about US$2.98). The chips were the only thing that I bought that weren't on sale.
The Hobgoblin was a dark beer, kind of reddish, was a bit fruity and actually had some punch! Satoshi liked this one more than the Black Wych.
With the proscuitto (there were only 3 slices), I sliced each slice in half then wrapped them around some melon. The sweet and salty combination was delicious.
The London Porter by Fuller's Ale, was smoky, a hint of chocolate. While Satoshi enjoyed the Hobgoblin, I liked this one better.
Since we've eaten up what I purchased, I may have to go back soon...