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Milk Heart Bag

Is been too hot to wear lolita recently, I’m looking forward to September when it’s cooler and I can wear all my favorite dresses comfortably again.

Okinawa used to have a Baby, the Stars Shine Bright store in OPA on Kokusai Street but the whole store was closed for renovation, and reading some online posts now it might have closed before that anyway. I saw a sign for Sexy Dynamite London on Kokusai Street, with stairs leading up, I didn’t go in though as its not my style.

On my birthday we came across the most random store called Manga Soko Naha, we went in first as it was a UFO catcher place, but in the back it opened up into a second hand shop.

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They had a 40th Anniversary Milk bag for ¥1800! Woah. I couldn’t believe it. I went to the counter to buy it expecting him to say it was a mistake it should be ¥11,800 or something but he didn’t! So happy. Lona and I have been drooling over the Milk heart bags for ages, but they cost ¥18,000 new.

The bag is in really good condition and very clean inside. Definitely the best bargain I ever got!

The shop had small sections of brand clothing such as Liz Lisa, Emoda, Milk (but only grotty old tshirts) and some handbags and purses from VW and Marc Jacobs, and it’s open 24 hours!

On our last night I wanted to take my new bag out on the town so wore very very casual lolita!

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5

Okinawa – food & drink

There is so much to write about my trip to Okinawa I’m going to split it up into categories. First…food and drink!

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Taco rice
I love Mexican food, but it’s not too popular here in Japan, except for taco rice in Okinawa!

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I ate this almost every day! Rice base, with spicy mince meat, shredded lettuce, cheese, salsa and tomatoes. Charlie’s Tacos, Ishokuya Ran and a place near Moon Beach were the best!

Hamburgers
Okinawa has a strong American influence so there are plenty of steak and hamburger places.

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Sands Diner in Naha was delicious! This is an Okinawa Burger with Goya omelette inside.
We tried A&W burger but it was terrible, dry, flavourless and the fries weren’t even edible.

Pork
I didn’t eat much pork in Okinawa, but it’s famous as they eat all parts of the pig. We saw some pig trotters and face part dishes. I just had some pork somen in a restaurant, but here is some sliced pig face in the supermarket.

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Goya

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Described as bitter melon, it can be found in salads and some dishes. I had some vinegared and it was ok but in my salad it was too bitter and I couldn’t eat it. I did try some Goya beer and that was lovely, very crisp and dry.

Shikuwasa

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Delicious! It’s like a less sharp lime. Sometimes described as Okinawan orange or Okinawan lime. It has lots of different spellings in English too. I really enjoyed drinking it, it was very refreshing! Especially combined with awamori.

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Awamori
Awamori is Okinawan sake. There are lots of sake shops along Kokusai Street in Naha and…everywhere!

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Awamori tastes pretty strong, but mixed with water or fruit juice it was really nice.

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Mixed juice awamori cocktail. Snakes are pretty common in Okinawa, and there is a sake you can get that has snakes in! It’s pretty expensive though, up to ¥47,000!

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Orion
Okinawa has its own beer, Orion!

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Of course it was my beer of choice on holiday!

Blue Seal

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Blue Seal ice cream is pretty famous in Okinawa, made by Americans who imported dairy after the war. I really recommend the Salty Okinawa Cookie and Shikuwasa Sherbert!

Pineapple

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Okinawa is famous for dragon fruit, mangos and pineapple. I never had pineapple like this before in my life, it was so delicious! Sweet, dense and not sharp at all, just refreshing. Even J liked it and he hates fruit!