Ruth: Akane, you've got a new skirt!
Akane: I do. Thanks for noticing.
Ruth: Oh, that's OK. So are you quite into fashion?
Akane: Well, I do like to buy stuff now and then.
Ruth: Yeah, and was that the last thing you bought?
Akane: Ah, I'd say so, yes.
Ruth: So do you spend quite a lot of money on clothes?
Akane: Ah, no, I like to look for bargains.
Ruth: Oh, good plan.
Ruth: And was that skirt a bargain?
Akane: Oh, yes it was.
Ruth: How much was it?
Akane: It was actually only 1,300 yen. (Wow) Yeah. That's about 13 Canadian dollars.
Ruth:That's such a bargain. That's fantastic.
Akane: Yeah, it was.
Ruth: So how often do you go shopping?
Akane: Um, not too often, maybe about once a month.
Ruth: Once a month. For clothes?
Akane: Um, yeah, just to browse around, look around. Um, I might not always buy something, but once in awhile I do.
Ruth: And where do you go?
Akane: Well, I like to go to the local market, and things like that, cause I think that's the best place to find bargains.
Ruth: Do you normally try clothes on before you buy them?
Akane: I do. I prefer to try them on before I buy them. It's not always possible though.
Ruth: So if you buy something at a market, so you try it on first?
Akane: Well, yes I would ask the person if I can try it on. If they say no,
then I would try
Ruth: Do you ever buy clothes which are second hand, which other people have already worn?
Akane: I used to be really into vintage clothes when I was younger. Yes, there's a huge area
Ruth: Wow. So there kind of dated clothes are they?
Akane: Yes, they are. They are second hand clothes. They're used and they're very cheap and very fashionable.
Ruth: Oh, that sounds fantastic.
Akane: Yeah, it is.
Ruth: Does anybody else ever buy you clothes? Do your parents buy you clothes sometimes?
Akane: Um, I suppose they used to when I was younger, but not anymore, because you know, I like to choose my own things.
Ruth: Of course, yeah.
Akane: But once in awhile I might go shopping with my mother, and if there's something
Ruth: Oh, that's generous.
Akane: She is.
Ruth: Alright, well thanks for that Akane.