The ‘pouet-pouet' doll back from the past   

Hi everyone,

It has been a long time since my last post! I hope you’re all keeping well!

I am not a Tokyo lover but I spent 2 days there, last month. Although it wasn’t anything like a relaxing trip, I managed to do some sightseeing and wandered around Nakano-Broadway. I didn’t know what to expect but I must say that I am very pleased with my find!
This place is the headquarter of any bargain-hunters, a bit like our popular flea markets in France. You could spend hours in there and yet not see everything.
Anyway, I was strolling up and down this 3-floor building when I happened to pass by a retro bookstore, selling mostly some kinds of old dark magic books. Don’t ask me who or why some people would buy those, but the fact is that in the display window of this mysterious shop, sat a tiny blue doll. I had no interest in any of these books but the doll, though, stroke me. To tell you the truth, it was the exact replica of a tiny doll I used to play with when I was 2 years old or so, except that this one was blue and mine was beige. I loved that doll just because you could press its belly and hear a squeaky ‘pouet’! I played with that doll for years but like any children’s toys, comes a time when you put it away cause, you know, it’s too ‘babyish!’. Anyway, seeing the very same doll 30 years later, miles away from my country, staring at me through the window, I had to ask the old guy running the store if it was on sale. After a quick look he said ‘oh yeah, 500 yen’! So I didn’t think twice and I bought it! And there it is, my ‘pouet-pouet’ doll, back from the past sits now on my desk and guess what, it ‘pouets’ very well!
And you guys, have you ever found any treasures at a flea market, car-boot-sale or at any other rummage sales?
Until next time!

Claire (France)

by chitchatcafe | 2016-02-19 16:43 | 英会話 教師 札幌

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