Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.
I noticed a sign with a Swedish flag on it. It said "Second hand", but did not specify what type of second hand stuff they sold. The only things being sold nearby were sweets, which would not be great to get second hand... But the sign turned out to tell you to go to a store around the corner, upon closer inspection.