THIS IS the greatest finding of all in Japan. I cannot explain the excitement I had when finding this. I even got to use the gift card I won from the Regetta competition. WORKING OUT PAYS OFF!
You guys, I can read it to you in two languages. Prepare yourself. Get your carpet squares. Get your box of assorted graham crackers and hope that you can snatch up the cinnamon kind first, for everyone knows that is the greatest flavor. Your glass of milk will never have tasted so delicious. But be sure not to soak it too long or you will have to fish it out with another graham cracker piece and risk losing that piece in the pit of milk as well. Then, your only other options are using your fingers or drinking the chunky cinnamon drink.
Seriously though. So awesome.
Okay! Guess I should backtrack a little bit. In the first part of Thursday, Grant, Carter, and I went to Shimokitazawa to go shopping. I wasn't planning on buying pants and a shirt and pants, but they were so hipsteriffic, I had to. The shirt came with geek glasses for LMFAO's sake.
I'll have to post a picture later.
After a bit more shopping around, we went to an Okonomiyaki restaurant. Okonomiyaki is pretty much a pancake, but with noodles, cabbage, beef, tofu/whatever the heck you want instead. And painted with a sweet sauce and some mayonnaise on top. Of course with mayonnaise...
Anyways, they cook them right in front of you. The burner surface is on really low heat (I was able to leave my hand on it for almost a minute) and it takes a bit for the entire dish to cook (No, I didn't really put my hand on the burner surface).
After eating, we shopped around a little more and then didn't really know what to do. I had never really looked around Kyodo, only having run there, and it was only a few train stops away from Shimokitazawa, so I suggested that we venture around there.
It was turning dark and the moon looked really awesome. Then, I woman told us that on the other side, you could see Mt. Fuji. We climbed some steps and there it was.
No crazy squirrels here, just random cats.
It was in a bookstore in Kyodo that I found "I Want My Hat Back." So happy. We didn't explore too much of Kyodo at all really. Carter did get to try Melon Bread though. ^___^ He said he liked it, too. NO ONE CAN RESIST MELON BREAD. Especially the green Yoshi.
So possessive.I found this picture to post and then it linked to the original page and found that it was cropped from this picture:
The next day, I pretty much just ran errands, worked out, read, and studied. I still have to remind myself that I have exams, projects, and a speech coming up. Vacation x____X.
In the morning yesterday, Grant and I went to go see Breaking Dawn: Part 2. YESSSS.
Here's what the concession stand looks like:
Something cool about this theater, is that it was selling a bunch of merchandise for movies that they were showing.
Another thing I like about theaters in Japan, is that every seat is assigned that you get to choose when you buy the tickets, unlike the US which only has a section for reserved seats. It's all very organized and they always let people in 10 minutes before the show.
I had completely forgotten what happened in the book, so that was kind of nice to not know exactly what was going to happen next in the movie or be annoyed with something they may have left out. It was pretty good in the end and now Alice really reminds me of Lauren. More-so in the movies instead of the books, though.
It's the hair, bone structure, lips, and the way she talks, I think. The eyes too, actually.
Ah! Anyways, we met up with Carter at Grant's place and cooked quick lunch and then headed out to Koenji for the afternoon. One of my friends told me that he likes shopping at Koenji and I understand why. After doing a little research (reading a blog that referenced Wikipedia, lololol), I found out that it was the birthplace of the punk movement in Japan. It was supposed to have a ton of second hand clothing and music stores.
This is what most of the stores were like:
There was also a Village Vanguard. This reminded me of Jolie:
This store had some pretty awesome stuff. I tried on one thing, felt huge, and got discouraged to look around any more. T___T
There's just a lot of old-school stuff in this town:
After, we took the wrong train, but then took the right one and went to Shibuya for some Kaiten Sushi. ^__^
After drinking cup upon cup of the complimentary matcha tea, we decided to go do a Purikura together.
This is us decorating the pictures. We each got a print out, but had some complications having the pictures sent to our email. We were timed on entering our email addresses, didn't realize that only a phone email address works, and ended up running out of time in the end. Hopefully, we can still access them so I can show you the rest sometime ^___^.
We also stopped at Book Off. They had a ton of English books there.
I've never seen this cover for The Reptile Room before:
Ah, that just reminds me of
Grant gave me a hamster ^___^:
Today, I'll probably be going to Evan's church again. It's pretty rainy out, so I'm not sure what else will be going on today. There was talk about going to Akihabara (It is raining after all), but we'll see what goes down, yo! ^___^