It was the most crowded train I've been on so far. We're talking everyone up against everyone. It was like a concert.
On the way to the park (Picture from Shota's facebook):
The park was so beautiful. There were tons of people walking around and even a lot of foreigners, like us, which is weird to say. It's also weird to respond with "Where are you from?" with "America," rather than the city or town.
Everywhere, people were practicing for sports, clubs, bands, tricks, fire-extinguishing, picnicking, playing with a bean sac, juggling, and just hanging out. I tried to not get anyone in the second picture. I should have taken some of all the people to better show you ^___^'.
AND THEN THERE WAS THIS MAGICIAN!
We met up with about 20 people. Everyone was talking or playing frisbee and I saw this guy and took Sabrina by the hand and said COME WITH ME! There were kids everywhere and their parents taking pictures. AND THEN THERE WAS US. WAHAHA.
Then, Yurie, Yuliya, Mao, and Mako joined us ^___^.
Tom and Shota then came over too and tried to pop the higher bubbles XD.
AND THEN THERE WAS THIS KID ON A LEASH
The bunny and him are doing the same things almost...
This is on our walk:
Here's some of the people hanging out:
Mao, Yuliya, and Mako:
But first, there was this thing along the way:
Tom commented on how a lot of places in Japan take so much time in decorating the stores and restaurants all nice and then they bust out these cheap Halloween decorations everywhere XD, like in Monsoon.
Shrimp Red Curry with brown rice. It was decent, but Tom and I were still really hungry after, since there wasn't a lot in ours. I was craving brownies.
And then the lights dimmed
And "Happy Birthday" started to play and Shota came out with this big fruit and cake dish:
Everyone was singing and I was like wut. Since it was Moe's birthday yesterday, but I looked around and she hadn't come to eat with us, probably having plans of her own. And then I saw what the plate said after awhile. lolol. Well, that and they sang to me and were looking at me. Then I realized it was for me. Yes.
These 5 are from Shota's facebook again:
After dinner, we went around Shibuya to a few arcades. We played Taiko, a drumming game ^____^
THEY HAD A PIKACHU UFO CATCHER! But UFO Catchers, never again. For awhile, at least.
Shota had arranged the whole thing. He even gave me presents on top of that! He told me along the lines of "I want you to think you made the right decision in coming to Japan." =] He said how he was shaking when he was getting the dessert ready because he was so nervous to see if I would like the whole thing. Craziness! O__O Of course I did! =^.^= Aroma (bottom left) also helped to arrange all of this. I feel really lucky to have made friends with these awesome people already.
Here's a picture of the crew in Shibuya (from Shota's FB again)
It was a really awesome day.
Today is a free day. I do have to study Kanji though. I asked my friends from Seijo what a Typhoon was like and they said that it's usually just really windy and rainy here. So, it's totally like the sound effects from Harvest Moon 64.
We'll see if class is cancelled tomorrow because of the trains not running and people not being able to commute. I bought a couple non-perishable food items yesterday. It's always good to have those anyways. And my scholarship came through! So I could buy them. And more bananas. AwwWWw yeaaaAAAah! ^___^
I had also come home to find that Timmy video messaged me, singing "Happy Birthday" in Japanese for me. This birthday just keeps going and I don't mind XD. (And will continue to keep going when I can do all the Jillian workouts from Grant!).
Timmy's birthday is today where you guys are, so I'm really hoping he's having an amazing day. Lots of pigs ~(^'@')^