Lauren, I believe you owe me a life and a half when I get back for taking photos. XD
Today, Grant and I went back to explore a little bit more of Akihabara. But first and more importantly, I would like to show you this garage in Shinjuku that is pretty much the same one as in "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift."
Heck yes, you should watch this to see what I'm saying.
So pretty much, there's a Hulk car in that garage just waiting to be driven.
Oh, and I had told Lauren that I didn't think there was any Pocky that's here that isn't available back home, but I'm not sure if this "Super Butter" one is in the US, too. Then again, this is Pretz and not really Pocky...they're so similar though >___<!
Oh yeah, Grant and I celebrated our anniversary yesterday t O___O. The 20-month anniversary is the Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato anniversary. I gave him a jar of peanut butter and then we went to his place and cooked some pretty darn awesome meal.
Okay, more like when they were eating a bunch of huge vegetables, like squash, at the Bo Peep restaurant in the Little Lamb Village.
Anyhoo, back to today ^___^. After getting off the train, we exited out of the station to Electric Town. That just sounds like a Pokemon town name.
Akihabara has a bunch of stores with old school games and systems.
We also went into a store with a bunch of old gachapan toys and other things like air soft guns, anime figurines, movie figurines (like Data from Star Trek Enterprise with really long arms), and a few plushies.
These are probably the most intense air soft guns I've ever seen:
We wandered into a very small store with some random Blythes chilling in a case by the door.
Yesterday, Grant and I had each bought stainless steel canisters that keep your drink hot for hours that we brought with us today. THEY ACTUALLY WORK. I burned my mouth for hours.
Rilakkuma and Gloomy Bear are everywhere.
Since it was pretty rainy (again), there weren't too many people, but their umbrellas were like dodging walking pathless razor blades. Sometimes, I feel like shouting:
Here's some shots of the streets. When I'm there, I think 'Oh, big buildings and stuff-yay!' but then I think how you guys haven't really seen much of the place. So here's to give you a better vision of some of Akihabara from outside:
We didn't stay too long here and headed back pretty early. Grant had looked up where Junie Moon was located (He is my hero. And Lauren's too, probably) and found that it was in a building we pass often in Shinjuku. The building was amazing. Besides Junie Moon, it had Gothic Lolita and Punk clothes, a bunch of amazing DIY Alice in Wonderland merchandise, and the best shoes on the earth. I didn't get to take a picture of all of the stuff because I wanted to save getting yelled at for Junie Moon.
The walls were painted pretty awesome, too.
Gosh, I wish I had taken a better picture of all the shoes. This is only a sample of what they had:
Okay, so here's me taking a few snaps of Junie Moon while Grant helped to hide me:
We got to see the Ayanami Rei Blythe doll in person, too! Holy adorable buckets, a.k.a. buckets of adorable.
Also, as I told Lauren already, I handed out one of her Pinkinshire business cards to another customer, so I'm hoping Lauren is pumping out some mad merch for her business. ^____^
I just looked it up and apparently there are a few types of Junie Moons and we went to LeLe Junie Moon. Oh goodness, there's more to go to O___O. Sweet deal.
Grant was pretty hungry since it was about 3 P.M., so we decided to hit up a grocery store to check out some obentos. Usually, we cook our own food, but once in awhile, we like to check out some grocery store food, like sushi ^____^. Then, we passed a Burger King. Right now here, Burger King has a deal where you buy a....you know what? I'm just going to copy and paste the deal from an article to explain it.
"....between November 17 to 21, customers who first finish off a Kuro Burger
value meal – a black-bun burger dyed with bamboo charcoal – will be
given a half hour to polish off as many Whoppers, fries, onion rings,
sodas they can at no extra charge."
Grant wanted to try the deal and I toats said to go for it and encouraged him. I can't help it. I love the show Man vs. Food.
Game face with a black burger.
Round 2 with fries:
Evan and Tom said they'll be trying the challenge as well, so I'll let you know if they end up eating more than 2 servings.
We went back to Grant's place to hang out for awhile before he went to go meet up with Luke. It was pouring by this time, so we ran into a convenience store right by his house to get an umbrella. The cashier looked at us as we walked in and all I could say was "あめ"or "ame," which means "rain." lolol. She just smiled and kept staring at us until Grant bought an umbrella.
Today was pretty darn amazing. Here's the lot from the gachapan store!
Tomorrow is a pretty easy-going day. I have some studying to do, maybe play some of the old DS Animal Crossing which has been really fun to do, and venture around town. Most likely there will be a Kaldi trip to get some more peanut butter. Oh, and in the letter my grandma sent me (I was so happy to find this when I came home!), she requested that I look for a book that was written from 1930-1960 on the history of Japan and the war. So I shall be venturing around for that as well =^.^=. The challenge is finding it in English...