Have you ever been transported out of your environment and plunked down in another, completely new, setting? And the new setting has, perhaps, a 7-11 store on every corner, with convenience foods you actually want to buy? Example: aloe drink. Even better example: sweetened silken tofu you can eat with a spoon. We bought plain, but you could also get ginger.
Sorry this is short… and infrequent so far…. I’m still reacclimating. And I need my warm soymilk. And I’ve gone back to work in the snow and ice. TTYL!