Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Japan Based Obsession: Fun n Games PT2ish

TGS (Tokyo Game Show) If you want a run down of events by someone who knows what they're talking about, you wann go here http://nicktravelseast.com/2011/09/27/tokyo-game-show-2011/ as I will probably ramble on about useless stuff.

The next day I woke up bright and early to go to the Tokyo game show. I had arranged to meet my friend in Tokyo station but was running late so told them I'd meet them at Mukuhari Messe instead.
I couldn't find the route to get there as my iPod had died, so when I got to Tokyo station I did what any other fast thinking person would do and followed all the other foreigners  and mass crowds. Low and behold they were all going to the same place as me ;)

It also turned out that my friends were on the same train as me too which was weird and awesome as they weren't waiting around for me. I met up with Ben, Tim and Zarah for some nerding out, I took lots of photos but I'll try and whittle it down to ones worth looking at :D

My main aim was to play the PSP vita. But I didn't. :'''( It was a sad day!!!!!!!!!! Followed up with a trip to Ueno to eat unagi and Akihabara so Zarah could get herself a PS3 :D

Japan Based Obsession: Fun n Games!

So there have a been some glorious 3day weekends recently, one being home to the Tokyo Game Show.
I went to Akasaka the day before (saturday) and stayed with my friends mother (we had a nail salon appointment) we also went to her towns matsuri (pictures below)

Sorry you'll have to use your old brains to picture these as I can't seem to turn 'em around.

Bon dancing. Found out it is the dance of coal miners too. Made a lot of sense with the movments and flow of the song.

Yes folks KEBAB!

Choco-banana! (Tasted like crap though...)

Japan Based Obsession: Mountains!

So for my birthday last month I climbed Takao San with Aya and Tomoko. Aya is my language exchange partner who lives in Kashima, and Tomoko is her friend who lives about 10 mins away from me across Tone river.

we met at around 9am and were done by around 10 lol. We then decided to nickname the mountain Takao-Chan as there wasn't really anything very large about it... Regardless of the mini mountain we had a great time!

After we climed Takao-chan we went to a restaurant on the mountain with giant Ebi tenpura. 'twas luvly!

Then we headed back to Tomoko's home where we hung out drinking beer and eating birthday cake! Great end to a great day IMO.

Tomoko, her husband and Aya bought me a Yukata set for my birthday, which I really didn't expect after all the food and booze. Naturally I was really happy, totally chuffed ^^.

I'm sure I've done something wrong while putting this yukata on. My waist looks insanely slim. I remember when the gaggle of ladies fitted me into my Kimono, they added towels and padding into my waist area as they said my waist was too small. However I have no idea where or how to to stuff sponges and towels into this thing!