No big deal. We must have another hundred or so around the place.
But it reminded me of when I bought that clip.
We were shopping in a small town (village by Japanese standards) while my dad was at the doctor. There is a particular boutique in this town that Meg and Amy love. Really. It's a small shop but it's one of the highlight of their trips to Asutralia.
Anyway, we were in there and I noticed there was a new owner but only as an aside as I was busy being called here there and everywhere to check out the girls' discoveries.
I am not under any illusions that Japanese is a secret language in Australia.
I mean I started learning Japanese in Australia.
But I did say that no I wouldn't be buying that as it is too expensive when Amy showed me some hot pink feathered flipperty-jibbert thinguymmy in Japanese as it was a small shop and it seemed a bit rude to say in English.
And the owner piped up- hey, you guys speak Japanese?
Ahhh, yes. (busted!)
Is their dad Japanese?
Yes. We live there.
Oh really? I lived in Japan for 6 years.
Aomori, Iwate and then lastly Gunma.
Ahhh, we live next door in Nagano! Were you a teacher?
No. I was dancing.
Ahhh... (there's no Disneland or USJ in any of those places... and I read Yukiguni about the women entertainers at hot springs and guest houses...) that must have been interesting.
Yeah, the audiences were really different than here.
Yeah, it used to freak out the new girls, we'd be doing a Vegas style dance shaking our boobs in their faces and they'd be chatting and eating.
Wow. Really? Right! Time to go.
And so I grabbed whatever the girls were holding (Meg had a headband and a bangle and Amy a bangle and this hairclip with a gazillion bits of bling on it) and paid and left, still making pleasantries but trying to keep it G-rated!
I was a bit worried how much the girls had taken from the conversation but as we left Meg was very busy admiring the pink shopping bag she was given and Amy wanted to know how you get your hair pink like that? (The owner had streaks.)
Dodged a bullet, huh?
Certainly not the kind of shopping conversation I have everyday!