11 January 2013

Golden Bat

I've been smoking Golden Bat cigarettes this week, because they are cheap.  Back in the '80s, I used to smoke Camel straights. When I moved to Japan, they only had Camel filters.  So the closest thing I could find were Golden Bats.  They were 90 yen a pack, which at the time was like 90 cents.  They are now 200 yen a pack.  Anyway, it's been over 20 years since I first came here.  I usually smoke American Spirit, and you can find them in Japan (I actually started smoking them here), but they are not nearby.  So I have been smoking Golden Bats. Surprisingly, they are not harsh.  Actually, back home I roll my own because cigarette costs are so prohibitive (it's over $100 a carton now in Chicago!).

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