Mama Aiuto and my coin bag.

Ok, Ola is a big fan of Mama Aiuto, it's a Miyazaki-character and he kind of said 'wouldn't it be cool to have a big-ass Mama Aiuto on the bike?', I said 'mjnaa' but today I gave it a try, he's pretty intense that guy and I quite like it. Pretty far from a classic look, but the bike is anyway turning more in the direction of bulldog than primadonna so maybe it could work? And Piers, do you make heat-proof -273 stickers...

Secondly, I hate coins. They are useless and dirty. I also kind of dislike plastic cards. It's faster with cash I reckon. So I'm quite cash-based, especially here in Japan where it's complicated enough going to a shop and stuff anyway. So I end up with a lot of coins that don't get much love. But their time has come! First time I filled my coin bag was in Austria, where I decided to buy a ticket to Japan for holiday if it was enough in there, it was. Almost 800euro that time, it paid for both ticket and hostel during my stay, neat. Last time was less and I made the rule that it's only allowed to spend coin money on things that I really want, but do not NEED. Because they don't really exist do they? They are lying in a bag and if that bag would be gone I would have no clue how much it was or wathever so they are living in the twilight-zone of things existing somehow. My current bag has been full for months, but I've ignored it until now, it's time to get something I don't need!

Here's a few things I don't need:
Playstation 3 and the latest MotoGP-game
A Honda Gorilla
A Yamaha TW (damn, it will not be enough for that but I REALLY don't need that)
Go to Cuba with Christian (hmm, but when...)
A sofa. Nah, that's cheating, I need that.
Shit, I don't know, can't think of too many things now, but wanted to specify the rules before I start counting that I can't come and later say 'oh, I bought a sofa for my coins, brilliant ey?' nope nope, cheating it is. That's that, will start counting now.


  1. hmm, sorry man, no heat proof stix yet. I guess they would need to be pretty serious stickers. I think some acrapovich pipes have them but would be expensive to make I think. Buy an MX bike (in japan), thats about the ultimate thing you dont need but could want!

  2. That´s easy; I would definately go for the Cuba-option! Or do what we did with our jar once; take a visit to the casino... It didn´t end good!

    Vad tror du förresten om september eller oktober-besök? När är det bäst?

  3. @piers, another mx-bike!? would be great, but I counted the little yens now and we are in that case talking an old 250 2stroke or something... and where the hell should I ride it?

    @lisa, not easy at all, because yes -I'd love to go to cuba, but I only have one week of holiday this spring and Ola is planning to come here during that time. It would be rude not to be here wouldn't it... :/ The casino is an interesting thought, I get an instant flashback of my familys trip to gran canaria where I as a 7-8 year old spent all my money the first night playing arcade games down at a game center...

    but here's the thing, I have almost 140.000yen, that's roughly 1250euro and THAT my friends are enough to by a cheap yamaha TW and THAT is the bike we are aiming to ride for our Tokyo-Melbourne trip. Now that's pretty neat to by your bike with coins ey!? :) Me likey that idea a lot!

    Ni ar varmt valkomna antingen september eller oktober, september ar fortfarande valdigt varmt, typ redig sommar, oktober ar lite battre, runt 20 och upp till 25 kanske. Narsomhelst gar bra, just bok it! :)