So...this is me selecting our seats:
The movie was pretty darn awesome. I definitely like the book more (of course) because of its more playful tone. Mr. Baggins was a bit more serious right off the bat in this movie, but I understand that it was probably so it would appeal to an older audience.
I had to leave for about 8-10 minutes due to a coughing fit, darn tickle in my throat. >___< But I didn't have any more problems after going back in the theater ^___^.
Some different things about this theater than a US theater is that is had about 4 floors, each with 2 theater rooms in them. Then, there were kids bringing in bags of McDonald's without hiding them. Craziness. The concession stand food was different too, with things like caramel popcorn, a chicken curry wrap, pancakes with syrup in them (like McDonald's), and vendors walking around before the movie with ice cream and coffee (to be combined, I think).
Sadly, the movie wasn't painfully dubbed, but instead had Japanese subtitles, which actually came in handy. Sometimes I would miss some things the characters said, but then read the subtitles and actually found out what I missed. Holy understanding. Very exciting ^___^.
After the movie, I was feeling so strange. The thought of having to walk to the train and then walk to Grant's sounded daunting. This is not me at all! I even said no to fro yo. Oh dear.
But we made it to Grant's place after stopping at Village Vanguard to pick up a welcome/Christmas present for Carter. ^___^
I laid down while Grant made us dinner. Mann, it's hard to be lazy. Grant was great. He insisted I lay down, brought me tea, and made this:
I went home shortly after dinner, sadly missing the Christmas party that Grant and his housemates were going to have. This Kat needed some sleepy time though.
Yesterday, I went to go pick up the package my family sent me that I had missed. I was really happy to be able to video chat with them while opening it =^.^=.
lolol, Jeremy butt:
Man, Maywynd and I got some awesome gifts, too.
And a Nike+ Fuel Band from MoMo!
Man, this thing is so cool. I wish the gym were open so it could measure my activity there. But I'm feeling almost completely better today, so I might be able to sneak a workout in outside. =] Also, I've been wanting a watch for awhile, but now this puppy acts as a watch, pedometer, energy meter, and calories burned detector. So awesome. I wore it around all day yesterday and plan to every day. For the rest. Of my life.
I had to go to my Gender Studies class still since Japan doesn't really celebrate Christmas Eve so much or consider it a holiday to be taken off for. Instead of doing work, we just had a party where we sat around and talked about what our teacher should get his wife for Christmas. I kept on spitting out so many ideas and asked a ton of questions to him, I felt like he didn't really know his wife at all. XD I ended up messaging Grant (I love free internet access) to ask him about some fancy beer recommendations and gave them to my teacher. His wife is probably getting beer and chocolate for Christmas.
There were a ton of snacks:
Japan seems to be really big on chicken for Christmas here:
Santa and his gal were walking around town:
First, we gave Carter his presents though:
Mrs. Mark sent an amazing feast:
Today, we're probably going to all meet up and hit Shibuya. Happy Christmas, peeps =^.^=