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Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

How would you spend 20,000 on a shopping spree?


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Dave Jamieson
Teacher, 27
If I got my hands on 20,000 yen I think I'd buy some glasses. I want to get new frames because I managed to break my last pair when I fell off my bike. I want to get some plastic, square-framed ones -- Weezer-style.

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Sander Nebeling
Product manager, 32
I would perhaps take Kyoko out for some kind of nice dinner, though I'm not sure that 20,000 yen is enough to pay for a really nice dinner in Tokyo. I reckon I could probably stretch to a McDonalds Happy Meal though.

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Kyoko Sato
IT
I'd definitely go and get a full-body massage with the cash -- a massage with aromatherapy. I actually do treat myself to a massage about once a month, but I don't think I've ever gone and spent 20,000 yen on one.

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Derek Craig
Marketing, 33
I'd probably buy myself a nice hat. I think something with a brim, possibly pork-pie or slightly gangster style would be good. I don't "do" baseball caps, though. I think that I would wear my new hat at a slightly jaunty angle.

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Sara Jinga
Designer, 33
I would buy a fabric with a beautiful pattern and rich colors. I'm not sure if I'd just hang it up in my place or make something simple like a skirt -- I would let the material be the hero, though. Or I would give it to my mum.

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Akane Buus
Camera maker, 32
Actually, I'm crazy about knitting right at the moment so I reckon I would buy some very nice wool, in olive or mustard or light purple. I have a lot of plans in my head as to what I'd do with it, though I think I'd maybe make a dress.



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