Saturday, 13 August 2011

Japan Based obsessions: The great Outdoors

I freaking love being outside, walking around, boiling to death in the heat and so on and so fourth. Makes me appreciate things more, know what I mean? Anyhoo, this brings me onto another awesome thing about being here, that I haven't even really fully experienced yet. I'd say I've covered about 7% of what I want to see while I'm here.


So first up we have Ueno Park in Tokyo and a shrine in Akasuka:



My Local beach, and by local I mean a 15min walk away from my apartment!





Nara!!!! I have about 100 pictures of deer... 








 And last but not least Kyoto! (My camera died REALLY early :( )











Friday, 12 August 2011

Japan Based obsessions: Entertainment

Ok, So my town isn't the party central of Japan so I dont get out much... no really I don't. However, When I do, I ensure I enjoy every ounce of it! "Oh, so like how?" usually just karaoke and alcohol to be honest...

Karaoke!

 
Please keep listening for drunken ramblings.

 Pachinko!
 

Bowlingu!!

I came second!


Bar hopping!



Genuinely drank to the point that I was convinced this was a Jerk Chicken shop... It wasn't.

Japan Based obsessions: Food

"You're Japan now, so what are your new mild obsessions?" I hear the cogs of your mind whirl as you ponder this question.

Well, there are a number of things that spring to mind:

1. Food!












So my favourite Japanese dishes are Okonomiyaki, which I suppose is the equivalent to an Omlete but with tons more ingredients, i.e. cabbage... Takoyaki which are the ball things above, main ingredient being Octopus YUM. Any anything that involves cooking an insane amount of meat on an open flame. Oh I'm also very fond of Shashimi (fresh uncooked fish)

"Do you like natto?"
Yes I do. Tastes like cheese.

I'm back!

It's been a while since I updated my blog, I've been so lazy with general public updates, i.e. facebook and twitter too, I think I've tweeted 5 times since I arrived If that! So today I was moaned at for not uploading any pictures to my face book so I finally gave in and uploaded in excess of 200 pictures (that'll teach 'em!)

And over the last few weeks I was grumbled at for not updating my Blog, which Is looooong Over due.

So follows will be some videos and other random filler in attempt to simply go over what the hell I've been doing in the last 4 months....