My first S rank!!
The struggles during the morning for our luggage
Just can’t even
It was so nice!
Delicious cake pudding thing
Delicious hot dog pastry thing
I won a Gatomon!!
Yoyogi Park finally!
Fri. Jun. 2
This was a short 3 day ish trip to Tokyo. I wanted to finally meet me long time friend but he didn’t have enough time to come to Kansai so I decided to take the long commute to him. I arrived in Tokyo at around 10pm and we had a late night dinner. Of course I had to recommend him to eat Ichiran, cause duh it’s like the best ramen, besides the shops in Sapporo haha. So we waited for a good like half hour plus. Then we walked around Shinjuku and had a drink. We met this Australian guy and he was telling us to not go to Australia because of all the dangerous animals and creatures there. Apparently many ways to die haha. Then we went home to prep for a full fledged day ahead.
Sat. Jun. 3
I took him to Meiji Shrine to look around and I wanted to go to Yoyogi Park but it was on the other side. I had been to Meiji Shrine like 4 times now but I had not yet seen the Park. Like what. It’s okay, I’ll go another time.
After that, we started the weebing yayyyy. I took him to Nakano Broadway because it had a lot of cheap anime goods. A lot of the stores didn’t open until like 12pm (so late right on a Saturday even…) so we killed some time by playing some crane games haha. My friend finally was able to win something! I took a few tries for this Gatomon too but I know that if you’re willing to spend the money on that certain type of machine, then you will get it. Anyways, we did our shopping and I was so so so happy to find an affordable key frame from Cardcaptor Sakura. What is a key frame you ask? Here comes my next level weebness. It’s basically a scene taken straight from the anime. Like a screen shot. The artist actually drew all these and transferred them onto these plastic sheets, which in turn, creates the anime. *-* Anyhoooo
We went to Tokyo Character Street for his anime addiction and then we headed straight to Akiba! This was his home yo haha. We did shopping, browsing, etc. I took him to a maid cafe and we enjoyed some songs and shows haha. It was funny to see that there were some regulars there too… Also, all the stuff I wanted to order had white rice in them and THEY RAN OUT OF WHITE RICE. Geebus. They only had omurice left and I learned through many times that I did not like ketchup with rice. Yea, so we shopped around some more then ate some tempura don. We played more arcade games and of course the obligatory purikura haha. We had to say our goodbyes soon after since it was getting late and he had a plane to catch the next day. Thanks for meeting up with me Mitty!
But that night was just the beginning for me haha. I had plans to go out with my other friend that night. It’s so amazing that we were able to keep in touch all this time in Japan. She lives in Gunma, which is like 2 hours from Tokyo and I live like on the other side of Japan. Yet, I’ve seen her more than all the other Toronto JETS! Amazing friendship we have built ❤ We’ve been through so much and this night was unforgettable. It sealed our friendship! Note to self: Ask Tara for details of this night if you ever forget. Haha suckers, no details for you =D
Sun. Jun. 4
Soooooo the morning was a crazy explosion of a mess. I have my friend to thank for that. But after that fun night, I went to have Taco Bell for the first time in months! I also decided to finally go to Yoyogi Park! Omg I did not realize that it was so friggin close to Meiji Shrine. All I had to do was just walk around and it was right there… It was a really nice park! I decided to chill for a bit on the bench cause I was just so exhausted. This France guy beside me offers me a chocolate and so we started a conversation like that. It’s so interesting meeting so many different people everywhere. People are interesting haha. I’m not usually one to talk to strangers but I’m learning that it’s pretty fun =P after a while, I decided to head off and explore more of the park and see the different stuff happening around. Nice flowers and ponds and nature.
After the park, I went to Shibuya 109 to shop around but I don’t think I had enough energy to try clothes on. It was mostly window shopping. While waiting to meet my friend, I decided to play some Mai Mai. Oh! I finally got a game card to save my progress and high scores. It was also my first time getting an S rank for a song!!!! How exciting haha. It also kinda messed up when I was putting in my money and it let two people play. So I just offered the guy in line if he wanted to play with me xD. Anyway. Then I met up with my friend and we caught up with each other while having dinner. She had to go back to Gunma and my night bus back to Nagoya was at like 11:30pm so I had a while to wait. So I do what I do best and go shop and play some more xD
The bus ride back was surprisingly comfortable and I didn’t even need to get up to pee at all. I knocked out instantly (prob cause I was so exhausted from the other night) and woke up when we were there! That doesn’t even happen when I’m in a normal bed haha. So from Nagoya (6am), I got some McDs breakfast and I trained all the way back home. Reached home (9:30am), did some laundry, took an hour nap, and went to work to teach. Crazy right? But I didn’t wanna take more time off. These vacation days are precious yo.
So that’s the end of that crazy weekend! So much leveling up was done.