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Saturday, February 05, 2005

The thermos flask capers

Eric at work was drinking something hot from a thermos flask. It seemed like a great idea, and I had it in the back of my mind that I could do with one.

So when I was shopping at Konan for a scooter helmet I came across an aisle of very cheap thermoses. They were selling decent sized flasks for only ¥750. As I stood there pondering the catch an old man sidled up and started boggling at the price with me. Then a small crowd started to gather. I got nervous, grabbed two (one for me and one Jeremy) and hurried out from the centre of the group.

I went and bought a variety of soups and the result has been tremendous. Every day, with little more effort than it takes to boil a kettle, I have hot delicious soup with me to sip at my leisure between classes at work. I love, and highly recommend, the thermos flask.


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