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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.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

People giving me food in the super market in the middle of the night

When I went to the super market at two in the morning to buy bananas for my banana cookie experiment, another customer asked me if I like mikan (a citrus fruit) when we were both packing our bags with the things we had bought. I said I do, and she gave me two mikan. She also gave me a pack of vanilla pancake batter mix, and two packs of maple syrup. She only needed one pack of pancake mix and they were sold in sets of two, she said...

A few days later, I entered the same super market at around 1:30 a.m. I was on my way home from university (we are busy now, so I have been working very late some days lately). This time, I bought some things to cook for dinner before grabbing a few hours of sleep (we had a meeting early in the morning the next day too; and we have a meeting on Saturday (unpaid overtime)). Again, when packing my things into a bag after paying at the register, a customer came up to me and gave me some dried persimmons. I was also asked: "Can I take a photo of you?" in the supermarket when walking around looking for the things I wanted to buy. I said: "Sure", of course, so I was photographed by another customer standing in front of the dried fruits shelves.

Japan, a strange, but nice, country.

*** Update ***
I was also photographed in the supermarket by yet another customer a few days before all the things above happened. He wanted a photo of me looking at ice cream while wearing winter clothes. He did not give me any fruits or anything, though.


  1. Du råkar ut för dom märkligaste saker, måste jag säga!! :-)

  2. Jo, lite konstigt är det ju. Men trevligt. Fast det är ju inte så lätt att gå ned i vikt när folk kommer och ger en en massa mat hela tiden :-)