Monday, May 13, 2013


I went to pick up a pizza today and while I was backing out of my parking space, I spotted this. I probably only find this funny because I study Japanese. But something about this was also curious to me. Of all things to choose for a license plate, why "ONIGIRI"? And why did I happen across this today?

For those of you not familiar with Japanese food, onigiri (おにぎり) are rice balls that are stuffed with something salty or sour and wrapped in seaweed (海苔/nori). They are shaped in ovals or triangles and are often decorated to look cute or resemble cartoon characters. I've never eaten onigiri before.
 This could merely be a coincidence, but it's too eerie to just be that if you ask me. Considering that I am actually going to Japan, and that before I left the house I'd just talked to my best friend about not being prepared to go yet, I can't help but believe that this was a sign alluding to my upcoming trip. Maybe this was a sign suggesting one of the foods I should try in Japan. Maybe it's just a sign that I need to get cracking with preparations. Maybe it's both.  I guess it's time to stop stalling and begin shopping and packing. I'll start with my "To Taste" list.

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