Unfortunately, Grant got very sick and was puking all throughout the night and had a temperature from 99-101 yesterday. ()(>.<)() I stopped by the grocery to pick up some soup supplies first and busted a move over. Chicken soup made another appearance to save the day.
Oh! And thank you to MoMo for giving me Advil and Tums to pack. I passed those bad boys out to Grant and Carter and they apparently helped a bit ^___^.
They left their room's door unlocked and let me tell you- it was the saddest thing to walk in to. Grant and Carter were curled up on the bed on opposite sides of each other, looking like a dementor just gave them each a kiss.
So I quickly went into the kitchen to conjure up a patronus.
After attempting to keep some food down, Carter was feeling a bit better and went out to Harajuku while Grant and I played some Animal Crossing.
I accidently took this one, but I'm happy I did:
We didn't stay long at Tokyo Hands and Grant and I left a bit earlier than Carter to go back and rest. When Carter got back, we started packing their stuff.
After a few hours, we managed to clean out his food cabinet, giving away a bunch of stuff to the house, and also organized and packed their stuff. I used up the rest of their food and packed breakfast and some sammies for the next day for them.
There was one problem.
Near the beginning of Grant's stay, we saw this flavor and didn't pick it up. We never saw it again after that and had regret the decision. Finally, when we were out with Shingi, we found it again! ^___^ Grant and I each took a bite and concluded that it was not that great. haha. I'm still glad we found it though XD.
After trying it, I went home for the night.
Thankfully this morning, Grant was feeling better. We met up in Shimokitazawa, hoping to pick up a pair of necklaces, which I had mentioned in an ancient post, from an independent seller, Gio. The shop had been closed for New Year's for a few days and this was our last chance to pick them up. We had debated buying them for pretty much the entire time of Grant's stay.
It was 10 and Gio's shop still wasn't open. Grant had to meet up with Carter in a little more than an hour, so we were running out of time. We decided to walk around a bit and found these guys:
And it was ^___^. He recognized me right away, since Grant and I had stopped in a few times, debating whether to get the necklaces or not, and I quickly explained that we finally wanted to purchase them. As I was running to get Grant, he must have known, because he was already on his way over. ^___^
Gio was so happy to sell us the necklaces. He's one of those magical people that you meet in life that you're like THIS GUY is going to be life-changing. Or he's just awesome. Whatevs. XD
We even got pictures with him! ^___^
After a bit more packing, Grant said goodbye to his apartment in Japan.
Then, we walked to the station. The goodbye was not my favorite part of the day. At least it's only 6 weeks until we see each other again ^___^. And my family! Oh hai, family.
I feel so bad that Grant and Carter got sick sick, but it seemed like they tried to make the most of it by going out even when they felt like poo. Trooper scoopers. lolol get it? Ugh. But really, they were troopers.
I was really happy that Lauren, Beth, and Shawn were online to talk when I got home.
And this guy:
And Shawn told us that he got a new job! I'm so happy for him ^____^. And so proud of him. =]
The rest of the day, I went around town and also cleaned a bit around the apartment. Whenever I feel a bit lonely, I always put The 10th Kingdom on, so I had that on in the background for a bit. I really don't get sick of that movie.
Kirsty's sister was able to retrieve the Purikura that me, Grant, and Carter did a few days back. Here you go:
I miss them already. But I know these next few weeks are going to fly by.
I really need to get studying and stuff for finals. Mother of pearl, no more school plz. Tomorrow, I'll probskis get on that and go to the Kickboxing gym since it's opening again after its New Years vacation. I still can't believe stores here close for up to a week after New Years. Zo crazy. O__O
Here's some extra bonus shots from Animal Crossing for you: