That was taken after Training Class. That day, I did 90 kilo barbell squats. They were a bit sloppy towards the end, but still. Anthony asked "Do you have horses hidden in your legs or something?" lolol, that was great. Whenever I think my legs are big, I will think of this day. XD
On Thursday during class, we had to write on the board and explain our favorite Kanji.
I gave a few reasons for this, like the latin reading "Momento Mori" (also the name of my favorite Flyleaf album), Animal Crossing (Doubutsu no Mori), and forests are the greatest to run through and take pictures of bugs. Oh, and Edward lives in a foresty area.
I also found this amazing deal at Book Off:
Friday, Grant and I went to a huge bookstore in Shinjuku to look on the floor that had English books XD. Sometimes, you need a mental break from all of the Japanese books and the frustration of taking hours just to read the titles.
These magazines were there, though.
I also have been looking for the perfect copy, and I think I found it! It has a few illustrations in it too =].
In the afternoon yesterday, Grant and I met up to go to Ueno, find Junie Moon, and then go to see The Hobbit. Plans for the movie fell through due to messy communication (one of the few times not having a phone is a bad thing). That was okay though, because I feel like reading The Hobbit first will, as usual, make me appreciate the movie more. Grant and I are planning to read at least 1/3 of the book first, since it's split up into 3 parts, before seeing the movie.
The weather was really rainy and gross, so we decided to just go to Shibuya to try to find the real Junie Moon. Japan is really making me dread rainy weather. That's okay. Ueno another day =^.^=.
Oh darn...fro yo is in Shibuya...
We walked. We walked a bit more. Checked the map. Walked some more. Made wrong turns several times. Found a Baby the Stars Shine Bright (Lolita shop) in this really crappy building, took the elevator up, looked inside, and realized it was where they made the clothes. Not sold them.
So we backtracked a bit, turned on a different street, and found a toy store on the way.
And here's Gotham City:
We walked more. And more. And then...
Risking my life for Lauren Pt. 48:
They had a lot of stationary, a few tote bags, eyechips, about 5 customs for sale, about 8 different neo stock blythes, a few midis, 30ish pairs of shoes, some pull string charms, a few outfits that are shown in the picture, wigs, and a ton of Blythes standing around that weren't for sale. Being there really makes you want to buy a Blythe, but I didn't really fall in love with any of the stock girls.
Yes, Lauren. I did buy you some stuff. Ugh. Oh, and Plum, I guess.
We walked back to Shibuya and found this store along the way, which made me think of Zack.
Junie Moon was so much closer to the station than we thought. What could have been an easy 10 minute walk, was a 40 minute one. But I wouldn't have wanted our adventure any other way. We got to see a lot more of Japan =^.^=. Plus, walking is great. lolol. And we got to see the creepy place that Baby The Stars Shine Bright clothes are made.
We made a stop at a store in Meijiro so Grant could look at some beers.
I really liked the whole atmosphere of the place. They had...so much alcohol..
nah...But the bottles sure do look cool.
French Harry Potter at a Book Off nearby:
There were these Christmas decorations along the way which Grant really liked:
This tree had a ton of ornaments on it:
Grant took my ipod for a bit:
The rest of the night, we read The Hobbit and well, you know what happens when I start reading. I fell asleep for a bit. lolol. Oh, Grant gave me a back massage, too, like the past 3 nights. I've been so sore from the lifting day and then being me, swimming the day after. I can't believe I was considering going to Kickboxing the same day I lifted as well. Well, I can believe that. Grant has caught on with my asking for a massage, though. Usually I say "I'll trade you massages!," which always ends with just me getting a massage. I said that again last night and he said "No, you won't!" lolol, oops. ^___^'
I also took some really amazing photos on Grant's phone and hopefully he'll share them with you some day. If you ever wondered what a ceiling or door looks like, those pictures are for you. I must have been really tired...
Today, I'm catching up with homework and such. Sometimes...I just don't want to study...and then I think of how many teachers and family and friends have been telling me that this is my last semester and I'm in Japan. I should just have some fun and not worry so much about school. It's just so hard to have that mindset though, you knows?
Peace out, homeslices.