May 7, 2018
We’re just very excited to do this video, because we love cherry season. I didn’t eat many cherries back in Canada growing up. We almost never bought them back in my home. I’d have them from time to time but I never really liked them because they were always super tart, and if I’m gonna have tart fruit I’ll go for grapefruit instead. In fact, I’d say most of the cherries I ate back home were on the tops of cakes, and I never really liked those either.
But these cherries in Japan, hoooo boyyyy. We love them. Maybe because our tastes have changed as we’ve gotten older. Younger me might not like these cherries in Japan, but I don’t see how I wouldn’t like them. The tartness that I’m used to is all but gone, only in traces on the more expensive cherries. You know, that makes me think: you sometimes hear people describe cherry flavours in wines, but it would depend what country you grew up in for that description to be useful, right?
We get cherries often here in Japan. Never big batches, and nowhere nearly as expensive. We get just small little boxes of them, then have a few after dinner as our dessert. The $10 box we got was an expensive one as well, but all that was available at that shop. Probably because they’re all from Hayashi farms, which are always steep, even in their lower end fruit. The small boxes we get are usually $4-5 or so. Still not super cheap, but not a buck a cherry, at least. Darker American cherries are available sometimes as well, but we don’t usually get those, just because we’d rather eat local than import, if we can.
Side note: the flowers I got for Martina weren’t just for softening the blow of the cost of the cherries. I regularly buy Martina flowers. Hey: if you’re in a relationship, buy stuff for the other person. It doesn’t have to be expensive stuff, like Gucci bags or whatever. Just small gestures are good enough. Those were five Gerberas I got Martina, because I know she likes Gerberas, and it’s nice to see her smile when she gets them. Do the same for your S/O.
Ok enough preaching. We’ve got some extra scenes to share with you below, if you’re interested in hearing the story about Martina’s cherry earrings!