by liberal japonicus
When I first came to Japan, it was at the end of the bubble in Japan, and they basically brought over a lot of college grads to work as assistants in the school system and paid them very well. I was on the program for 5 years, and so saw 5 years of folks go thru the program. Every year, a few people would be really excited about getting the salary they were getting and make every effort to save as much of that money as possible. They started in September and right around this time, they would crack and end up splurging.
At the lj household, a similar thing happened this year. We've been trying to keep expenses down all year, but the past week, it is as if we were trying to raise domestic consumption single handed. I basically follow around carrying the wallet.
Still, there are some things that I want, and will dare to reveal them after the first 25 brave souls of the commentariat say what they are trying to score this year. Watcha want?