- June 11th, 2010
And I have to be up tomorrow around 7am or earlier. It's gonna be hard. lol
Oh yes, and the Flyers lost. haha! To tell the truth, I haven't truly witnessed the famous Philly douche-baggery that should make me hate them yet. I hate the Redwings the most, I hate the Capitols for Ovechkin, I'm still not that happy with the Canadiens. Mostly I just hate the Flyers 'cause A. I'm supposed to and B. Flyers fans are annoying. There's Dan, who was trying to use them to get into this one girl's pants, Dobby, who claims to be all into them, and didn't even realize they had passed the first round, and most of the others are pretty asshole-y, from what I've been exposed to. :/
So yay, Chicago! Play Off-Mullet man wins. XD
And I barely paid attention, just asked enough to know when the games ended. Now it's time for drafting and I can start feeling legitimately interested a bit again! XD
I should have actually gone to bed much earlier than I did last night. But I didn't get to until 2 am...
I walked from here to Shibuya, which is maybe like 40 minutes? It's a bit longer than the walk to Harajuku, which is through one of the nicest parks in the country. But I dislike the walk to Harajuku, and had kind of a good time walking to Shibuya?? Makes no sense. I guess it's a little more interesting, plus I preferred my destination yesterday.
Went there for some Bookoff-ing 'cause I was desperate for new music. But I ended up stopping at H&M first. OMFG. I love H&M. Even in Japan the prices are reasonable, quality is great, and there's sizes ABOVE me. I spent about $75 on a cute pink shirt and a blue skirt (Chris says it's the "Skirt every Japanese girl owns." T__T) that were on sale, and a black pencil skirt at full price. I'm soooo happy about the pencil skirt. It fits perfectly, is not bulgy or anything, and it is amazing. Totally worth the ~$38.
Then I stopped at Uniqlo 'cause I wanted a sweatshirt. Unfortunately they were out of the ones I wanted in my size. And when I tried on shirts to try to go with my new skirt, nothing worked. :( The colour I wanted wasn't available in the style I wanted. Oh well. Got some cool looking leggings (I MIGHT try to do the leggings style a little bit.) and some flats socks.
On to Don Quixote! XD That store is just so goofy.
And then I found my Bookoff. Got my two B'z albums, two EPs, and a single. All for about $12. I am sooo close to having all their albums now, I just need one. But I counted. There are like 25 singles I will have to buy to have all there songs. >__< (I also got bored last night and started a total count of all normally available, non-instrumental, original songs of theirs. It's over 250. O.o;;;)
Messed around some more, looking for food. I was starving at 6 as I'd been on my feet and walking for six hours, but was so thirsty I didn't want to eat. A bit of a conundrum in Japan is that, though there are vending machines and convenience stores EVERYWHERE, you are really not supposed to indulge publicly. Maybe if there was a place to sit, but Shibuya is not a good place for that. And being the cheap bastard I am, I wasn't willing to go to a cafe. lol
Saizeriya (Cheap Italian food) was over filled, so I kept looking. Nothing looked that good except damn gyuudon, and I eat that everyday here, so I gave up. It was also getting rainy, so I decided to take the train back and see what I could find along the way.
I got to Shinjuku station and found a place with noodles. Great! It's Japanese food and makes me mix it up a bit. Plus, it surely has free water and I can sit and rest a bit.
The place had no seats. T_______T But the food was very cheap and actually good, plus my chunk of the counter was right next to the water. XD Took down about four cups of the stuff. And it was good I couldn't sit, I was so tired I might not have wanted to get back up.
Got home around 8 and got cleaned up early. Then I took over my night duties, I have office hours from 9pm-11pm. I spent them ripping and listening to my new B'z albums. XDDD
At midnight-ish Chris woke up and we skyped. Was more bizarre than usual because, well, you guys know how I act when I'm REALLY tired. But we talked for over two hours. It's always so weird when he lets me go on for so long, it's hard to believe someone gives enough of a shit about me to let me ramble like that. ^^;;;
Oh, and did I mention I got approached by a 30-40 year-old South African man in the park? He tried chatting me up and ended up giving me his number. (Which I took down in case he gives me trouble in the future.) He was so creepy. And I don't react well to those sorts of situations. When he asked my age he was like, "23?! I would have guessed 17, you're so beautiful." Ewwwwwww!!!! >:O If he thought I was that young, he shouldn't have approached me for any reason.
Tomorrow we check out for a few days, and I being RA I have to help oversee the ridiculous procedures. That's why I gotta get up early. The kids and the other staff are going to a small town for a homestay thing, while I get to stay for free in Urayasu! My place I'm staying at is literally three minutes from my host family's place. lol I'm excited.
Tonight is my first night off, but I'm not sure what I'll do. I can't do MUCH since I have to be up and functional, plus I have no friends here. There's an open invitation for a karaoke birthday party, but I hardly know the girl, and it sounds like she's going to regret inviting so many guests anyway. But I plan on finding somewhere to have my beer, even though I can't drink it here. >.<
Not really a whole lot else is going on. I'm kind of looking forward to mixing it up at my gyuudon place tonight and getting the $3.50 chicken and vegetables on rice thingy. It looks way good to me, and I finally got verification that it has rice. That's about as interesting as it gets. lol