fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

It's so wonderful candy!

I don't travel much these days. But I have wanderlust deep, deep in my bones. Nothing to do but every so often go to the foreign grocery stores in the area. I don't go to them because I actually know what I am doing: I go to them precisely because I don't know what I am doing. These are sweets from Marukai, a Japanese market. I give extra points to the products with helpful pictographs ("Oh! Super candy!") and ones for which the cultural connections are simply too foreign for me to ever understand. I don't want to figure them out. I just like that they're there and so very foreign (is that a female sumo wrestler duck? I don't have anything with a female sumo wrestler duck. Must buy.). Gotta love these bottles, the glass ones with the little marble that rolls around at the neck? Oh! Super bottle!

1 comment:

mooi hoor... said...

Seems the illustrator on the "oh so wonderful candy" has his/her difficulties drawing these western-no so almond shaped-eyes. hihi. Do you like "Lakritz?". I can send you some goodies from Holland ;)


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