The JLPT is over. I think I passed it this year, though now I'm ready to start studying for the next level.
In other news, I think the Ichiran ramen shops own my soul.
Ichiran is a chain of ramen shops based out of Fukuoka. The ramen is incredibly delicious; and it is a perfect shop for anti-social people. You buy tickets from a machine for what you want, and you sit at a seat at the counter; which is enclosed on both sides, so you can't see the person sitting next to you. You fill out a form with your ramen preferences (seasonings, broth strength, noodle texture, etc), and then press a button. People take your order and go. Whoever invented the concept is a genius; I like it because I can personalize my order and am anti-social; from a business standpoint it seems like a great idea because people will eat and leave faster, and many people will come back to try a different combination of seasonings.
Anyway, I love it. And I crave it. There is one shop in Nagoya, and I ate there twice this weekend. I'm totally craving it again today, but with an injured foot and a budget to follow, it seems like I'll have to wait.
Speaking of owning my soul, I think Villaines might have to battle it out with Ichiran.
I've tried two other products.
So much for writing everyday, must get back to that.
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