I looked at cameras again, and the one I really want, because it has 12X zoom and I can fiddle with the menu without turning on the screen, which runs the batteries down in a matter of minutes, costs only 53,000 yen. If I get it at Yodobashi Camera, I can get the 10% off too. Unfortunately, the batteries is a different type than mine, and it costs 8,000 yen. Part of the reason I want it is because it has a higher quality photo from far away, more little thingies per millipede or something technical like that... of course that takes more memory so I will need a bigger memory stick (again a different kind than I use now) it will be another 8,000 yen. The PC card I have for my flash memory card now wont work either... means buy a new pc card... 4,000(?). It wont fit in the case I have now... in the end I will be spending over 70,000 yen. It's still tempting, but I think I need a bike more... or else I cant go anywhere to take pictures.
Although, I have been saving a lot of money lately. Not on purpose, but just because I have been living on natto and rice for the past few weeks. Once I get hooked on a certain food, I tend to eat it every day for months. It generally fluctuates between sandwiches, fish and rice, and now natto and rice. (I have eaten the same cheese-France bread from the nearby bread store 3 out of 5 days every week for the last 2 1/2 years. Just can't get enough)