I went around town, wrote more in my other blog, and then headed off to Shimokitazawa. I just wanted to explore a bit more, but ended up shopping a bit and expanded my wardrobe...lolol. I finally found "girly" clothes here that don't make me look awkward with having muscular legs vs. tiny Japanese girl legs. It was very exciting. So many great purchases, you guys.
After about an hour or two, I went back home and watched more of Once Upon a Time. I've caught up with it D=. NOW WHAT? I tried watching LOST yesterday but didn't like it very much. I'll probably try another episode today though. I mean, if MoMo likes it, how can I not? ^____^'
On Monday, I went to Ikebukuro with Mitchell, Moe, and Yuuki (different Yuuki). I have to say, I was not mentally prepared to speak in Japanese the whole day. Since classes ended, I haven't had the opportunity to use much Japanese for a longer period of time. This day was a challenge x___X. But a good one!
We picked up our tickets for the Planetarium and wandered around the Sunshine City mall for a bit.
Here is Yuuki looking pretty at the Disney store:
We decided to go to the space/shooting star showing. It was really relaxing. Actually, it was too relaxing and I think I may have dozed off for majority of it, waking up here and there to see fake stars above me. It was a good use of 1,000 yen. lololol.
After, I was still really sleepy, but we headed off to a Kitty Cafe.
The atmosphere was definitely really nice though.
"Oh, great. The butt."
After the Kitty Cafe, there was an advertisement for an event on the 7th floor in one of the department buildings...
It was for this:
There was even another floor of other sweets I snuck a shot of:
I wanted to take this advertisement home:
I really loved all the contents of the last one, so I decided to stick with the same one. We asked if it could be made spicier. The worker said they couldn't, but there was a bowl of chili powder so we could do it ourselves ^___^.
Filled with noodles and spices, we left and took a train to Shibuya to explore the areas nearby, Daikanyama and Aoyama. Oh yeah, we had to pick up something sweet after, of course. XD Luke bought an amazing looking Cream puff donut thing and I got some more manako. Anko is so good x__X.
Women's face shaving service:
Daikanyama was a very simple suburb-like town with independent shops and such. It had a very hipster feel, but more relaxed than Shimokitazawa.
We also saw a show being filmed. We may have seen a famous person from a J-drama and we didn't even know it. XD
After walking around for a few hours, we had to stop at a conbini to ask where the heck Aoyama was. It turned out that it was on the opposite side of Shibuya, so we had to head back XD. We stopped at one of the malls that had a sweets floor in Shibuya, planning on buying something sweet for later. However, we were given a few things to sample, and didn't bother buying anything ^___^'. I think I'm getting sampled out...x___X
I was able to take a picture of one of the shop's cases!
We walked from Shibuya then to Harajuku and then to Aoyama. It definitely felt like a smaller version of Ginza.
lolol. After walking more, we were in Shibuya again ^___^. Luke had plans for the night, so I decided to shop around Shibuya for a bit before hopping home.
At Liz Lisa, the shop that has clothes that are so pretty, I got to try on a shirt. In the same store in Harajuku, they don't let you try on shirts, so I was pretty pumped.
With working out and venturing the whole day, I had accumulated 7500 fuel points on my Nike fuel band with almost 35,000 steps. lolol. woof! =]
Oh, by the way, the reason why the title of this post says "Kiwi Adventures"- apparently, "Kiwi" is a nickname for a person from New Zealand (Luke). That is too cute. C'mon, America!
The plans for today have changed since the amusement park that the exchange students and I were going to go to is closed on Mondays-Thursdays during this season. lolwut. So today is another free day!
Two weeks, man. Two weeks.