Grant and I decided to go to Harajuku =^.^=. It was his first time there. First though, we decided to go to the grocery store and cook some foodies:
I ate zo many noodles. Oh gosh. So sorry, Paleo. Seriously, I'll see you again sometime. The noodles at the grocery here are super cheap. Like ridiculous cheap. This meal cost us each about 250 yen. Not bad. ^__^
Then we headed off to Harajuku ^___^. This fella was waiting outside for us:
We had also seen this guy earlier:
Grant and I both had places we wanted to check out in Harajuku, Kiddy Land for me and a bar for Grant. Kiddy Land was supposed to carry Blythe stuff, so I wanted to check that out for Lauren.
We found Kiddy Land pretty soon after arriving.
It was hard to leave that area, but we went to the last floor with Hello Kitty and Rirakkuma. I felt bad for Grant 'cause I was taking pictures left and right and Harajuku is just pretty much shopping, but he said he didn't mind.
Yeah. You read right. A dessert buffet. You have 70-90 minutes to eat as much as you want. And pasta, salad, and the drinks. It looks like they have bubble tea, too! It's only $16ish too. We didn't go that day. That really requires some serious mental and physical readiness. It's like Man Vs. Food. Oh gosh. We do plan to go one day, though.
We found the bar that Grant wanted to go to and sat down while he tried a new beer. He said he really liked it too. The bar had a pretty relaxed atmosphere.
After, we walked to the vendors nearby that sold Takoyaki. Takoyaki is pretty much octopus with some random veggies fried in a wheat batter in a nice little ball-shape.
We walked around for a bit more and found a Tower Records building and sampled some music from Japan and the US, like the new Muse cd. The building had so many floors, but we only stayed on the first floor and left to venture more. We found a really pricey, but awesome Lolita shop, Baby the Stars Shine Bright. It's another store I had been shopping from on eBay since I was a wee-one. Well, because of the price, more so just eye-goggling all the merchandise. It was amazing to see it all in person. I didn't take any pictures because the store was so small and there were 4 people working and kind of just staring. There was this amazing Hour-Glass necklace though that was like plz.
I just found out that the movie "Kamikaze Girls" had one of the characters play as the original creator of the store. Even cooler!
Grant and I kept walking and then things started to look more familiar. Wait, how did...wait, we're in Shibuya suddenly? Yep, we found ourselves in Shibuya again. We ventured around in the department stores there for a little bit. I had to study though, since I would be going to the Safari the next day. I've been really stressed with school, so I haven't been in the best mood and become even more stressed when I feel I haven't studied enough. I have to work on my mood though and handle things better, I think.
We stopped at a grocery store for a hot minute and Grant bought Purin! Purin is very famous in Japan.
Yes! So that was Saturday. I'll have to catch up on Sunday's Safari activities soon. ^___^