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  1. Thanks to my extremely simple lifestyle (I go out only once every two months or so (and even then it's just a family restaurant) and I can only think of two small things I've bought in the last two years other than necessities), since coming to Japan most of my income has been sitting in a bank collecting little more than dust (than which I wouldn't be surprised if the crap interest was less valuable) today I broke 1,000,000 yen in my savings, in spite of my low income (working 3 hours a day freelance and answering to no one means much more to me than having tons of disposable income).

    A few days ago I suddenly realized how much money I was accumulating, and started to think and research what I could do with it. Then, today, after ceremoniously depositing the contents of my coin bank and topping the magic number, I withdrew the whole lot and sent it off to a mutual fund (Vanguard) in the US before I had a chance to reconsider and remember all the things I've always wanted to splurge on.

    I'd never seen (much less owned) so much currency, and I was sweating tapping my foot like a nervous criminal at the bank. I found myself riding unusually slow from the bank to the post office, almost as if it would bother me more to crash and die with such wealth in my bag than to die with it in the bank.

    Long story short, I arrived home just now with less than 3000 yen to my name, and I hope someday my sickly 59.5 year old self will thank me (hopefully coming back to do so in a Delorean right about... now!)

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    2. YukiRaven

      YukiRaven

      Richo Rosai said:

      DJ, food is actually the one thing I a come closest to being wasteful on. That being said, I've never been to that ramen place (I hate those kind of places and eating out in general), but I think its cheapest item is like 180 yen. If you really want to eat hardcore cheap the best thing I know is buying 300 grams of spaghetti at a 100 yen shop.

      Anyway, by far my most common meal is a pot of Rosarita refried beans (110Y) and nappa cabbage(1/2 head@90Y) mixed together and topped with fried chicken from the convenience store next door (105Y). Yum.

      Yeah, 180 yen is for their straight-up bowl of ramen. It was pretty decent ramen, though. I usually ordered a side of gyoza with it. But my favorite place was this small okonomiyaki/yakisoba place in Makino. They knew me by name there.

      And...They sell spaghetti at the kyu-kyu store?!

    3. Danarchy

      Danarchy

      I just got my tax return and hit the $1000 mark for maybe the...4th time in my life.

    4. Richo Rosai

      Richo Rosai

      DJ_Haruko said:

      Yeah, 180 yen is for their straight-up bowl of ramen. It was pretty decent ramen, though. I usually ordered a side of gyoza with it. But my favorite place was this small okonomiyaki/yakisoba place in Makino. They knew me by name there.

      And...They sell spaghetti at the kyu-kyu store?!


      I can't think much they don't have there. These days they even have a regular super market style deli.

      But actually I was talking about a smaller nearby 100-yen chain that sells two packs of 150 or 200 grams for 100 yen. Can't remember the size, but it's enough to almost make me sick to eat it all at once, and I know of little that can match the price/calorie performance. Add in some red pepper and/or ketchup packets pocketed from Costco's self-service deli, lube that shit up with a dash of olive oil, and it's awwwright.

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