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So what is the "Shopping log"?

After reading fascinating theories, it occurred to me that there has been no explanation to the title of the series. (If there has been, I have missed it, sorry.) I thought I could as well share it here.

What is Yokohama Shopping Log? Why that kind of title? What does it actually mean?
Maybe this is too simple, but it has beauty in it.
Of course, it is the folder of notes Alpha writes to the long lost owner. The memo Kokone almost starts reading, but shivers away at the last moment.

Also, Shopping Log can be understood as the memoires Alpha records (with the help of her camera for 300 frames) during the years after
the Owner disappeared. In that case, there are two Shopping Logs. The one, routine-like memo of the expenses and purchases that Alpha does for the absent owner, and the other one, the memoires we are reading chapter after chapter.

300 frames - 300 chapters?

By the way, I can't help meeting some theological parallers here ;-) The Owner seems to be like a God. It used to be sometimes here, but then it went away. The survivors are fated to live the life in the best way they can, without Owner's help.

My two eurocents.

- Jari Lehtinen
Monday, August 11, 2003

"Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou" was originally the title of the prologue (see p.6 of vol.1), in which Alpha makes a trip to Yokohama to buy coffee beans.
In the real world you don't have to "travel" for just buying coffee beans, so the use of the word "kikou" (record of travel) suggests that Alpha's world is very different from the world today.

- tamachan
Tuesday, August 12, 2003


>300 frames - 300 chapters?

Following this logic, since she has a box of six cubes, we should be set for 1800 chapters! :) :) :)



- dDave
Tuesday, August 12, 2003

"In the real world you don't have to 'travel' for just buying coffee beans..."

I'm guessing y'all didn't grow up in the country in the '50s, did you? :)

- whispersnlace
Thursday, August 14, 2003

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