Melon Pan is always a good way to start the day. This one's edges tasted like cookie. ^___^
This was the craziest air hockey game ever. First, we played with one puck and then all of those colorful pucks slid down and it was madness. Yuuki dominated me. His score kept on blinking though when I was trying to take a picture XD. I'm pretty sure his was 770. woof.
Look at all dem bikes:
For now, here is the one they sent us:
chu chu chu.
This was in one of the stations:
There were 3 different colored balls that you had to get in the correct colored cup at the bottom. When I put the ball on the top to go through the maze, it rolled through it normally and then just jumped and plopped down into the correct cup. lololol. Well, it worked. XD
We hopped on another train or two and arrived at the Showa Kinen Park. Yuuki had been here already, but hasn't visited since he was about 12 years-old.
This tree was pretty amazing:
This was a puzzle where you had to bring the blue rope from one side to the other.
Looking over and...
AwWWww yYeeaAhhh, slide that we def went on:
Then there were these hills that we defeated before reaching the mini-pyramid in the background:
Dragons! There were dragons! I really like the one freaking out in the background. Yuuki was brave enough to try to defeat it.
More dragons O__O:
REACH FOR THE STARS:
Yuuki went fishing before leaving first.
After leaving, we took a train to Yuuki's hometown. I got to see a traditional Japanese home! It's a lot different than an American home. w00f. His grandparents live downstairs from them and I got to meet them ^___^. Su-pa- nice people!
Then, Yuuki and I went to meet up with his friend, Taiko, who we went to Disney Sea with a little while ago. We happened to meet up by this sweets shop XD. We bought dorayaki, a small ice cream filled macaroon, and a few chocolates.
The dorayaki is filled with red bean paste and tastes pretty much the same as taiyaki when it has red bean paste in it too. So, like a pancake with a sweet paste in it.
The chocolates were like a crunch bar + dry brownie, which ended up being really good. And I had a bite of the macaroon, which pretty much tasted like an ice cream sandwich ^___^.
Yuuki then drove us to Seijo station. It was a good 45-ish minute drive and it was awesome seeing more of Japan. Honestly, I couldn't imagine being the driver. It's scary >__<. I still can't get over the 1-lane roads with random cars, bikers, wild cats, and pedestrians to watch out for.
I also walked over to the wrong side of the car to get in. lolol.
We ate dinner together at a family restaurant near the station ^___^. I got a shrimp salad with tomato and bacon bit soup. We all shared our dinners with each other too, so I tried a bit of the steak and sausage plate that Yuuki got.
After, we went to an electronic-Best-Buy-like store called Kojima. We found some massage chairs and sat in them, getting a massage for 25+ minutes. We didn't even get yelled at to get off for hogging them. I gotta say, I felt incredibly relaxed after XD. Yuuki even fell asleep in his chair. lolol.
We played around with cameras and other gadgets for awhile and then headed to the station where I walked home from there. ^___^
It was a pretty darn awesome day. I loved being able to go to a huge park and running around. I think this park beat any park I've ever been to. It must have been the dragons.
With one place off my list, there's still a ton of places I want to venture to and also places I want to revisit.
Tomorrow is my last day of school. Wahahaha.
And today is Coming of Age day where people aged 18 and 20 have a celebration, so we have off of school today. I am not complaining. My adventure side has now officially overcome my studious side and I can hardly concentrate on studying anymore. Must...venture...
But yeah! Today is pretty chill. I'm debating on going to the kickboxing gym or not because I'm not positive it's open and I wouldn't want to go there for nothing. But hey, it's a nice walk. It's about a mile or more from the station in Shimokitazawa, which is a nice warm up. ^___^
I do have to study as well though. And pick up bananas. Always with the bananas.
Oh gosh. It's snowing ^___^'.