Today I returned home to find a package addressed to me sitting on the credenza! I love snail mail. It’s exciting! The parcel was from one of my best friends in America. We met at arts camp in the states last summer, where sampling various candy bars and mass-market confections became an everyday event. From white chocolate reese’s cups (surprisingly tasty) to mystery skittles (avoiding the puke-worthy punch flavor is crucial), we hit them all. Swedish fish were a favorite, although nothing could ever outdo dark chocolate, much less junior mints. At any rate, we can’t get these crimson delicacies here in Tokyo. American candy plus a parcel from a pal, what a lovely surprise!