Two days ago, the exchange students met up with Toyoma sensei to go to a farewell lunch together in Shibuya before Mitchell's party ^___^. The restaurant was so nice. Not only did you get a main course, but there was a buffet of smaller dishes as well as all-you-can-drink tea, coffee, juice, milk, and water. So much...tea...
It was located on a pretty high floor and this was the view:
Here is Tom being a model:
Then, Sabrina, Julia, and I went off to shop around Shibuya. Julia had to leave early for a concert, so it was just Sabrina and I after about an hour. We were looking for a pretty bag for her and succeeded!
We shopped around some more and went to a Purikura ^__^:
We wandered for a bit more and then headed off to Shimokitazawa to meet up with the party.
The bar was really nice and quite a lot of people were there. I got to talk with Wendy's friends, Sara and Heel (sp?) a lot. They asked me if high school in America was just like the in movies. I asked what they meant and they said "yellow school bus, lockers" etc. Haha, apparently they don't have lockers in Belgium! They always have to carry their books. One thing that is similar though, is that seniors carry less books-not because they have less-but because they no longer care. lolol.
Also, universities and colleges are two different things in Belgium.
I asked them about Belgium chocolate and if it's really that much better. They explained how Belgium requires a certain percentage of cocoa and quality in order to be produced. Hot dang. They also confirmed that their chocolate really is the best.
w00f, they were so cool! They went traveling around Europe for 6 whole months. O_O That sounded fantastic.
Sarah said it was cool that I was from America. I've never heard that before XD. It's usually just me being psyched to hear that someone is from Australia, England, Germany, etc.
Anyhoo! I took these pictures from the party from people on Facebook XD.
I guess Chen is now the spider instead of the spider-slayer now:
Sabrina is going home for a few weeks in Germany, so we had to say our goodbye =[. I'm really happy that we were able to hang out these past few days though. We got matching Gachapon kitty charms too ^___^.
After riding the train home together and saying goodbye, I headed home for the night. It was just the beginning of the night for some of the exchange students, as they went clubbing after and would probably be out until 5 or 6 in the morning O__O. lololol, no plz.
When I was talking with Wendy, she said she went to the Pokemon center with her friends and I asked where it was O__O. Then, Evan said it was in Hamamatsucho and really close the station. So, yesterday I decided to go check it out after going to the gym ^___^. It was only about 20 minutes from Shinjuku and really easy to find, located about 2 minutes from the station. There were these signs everywhere to guide the way too:
I had plans to shop at Harajuku after to pick up a few presents for people (No, Lauren and Beth. You got your presents already. lolol), but then I was like hey! Adventure time! I'm already in this random city, might as well explore a little. I looked at a nearby map and saw there was a huge garden you could go to, so I headed that way.
Oh yeah, I didn't mention that it was about 60 something degrees. This is what I wore out:
So much to explore:
Hama-rikyu Garden ^___^. I didn't realize until now that it was one of the gardens I had looked up and debated on going to go see. I keep on going to these places without planning. I love it.
Through another lookout hole:
There was a water boat tour you could take, but this guy wasn't working today:
This was cool because
These smelled amazing too:
One with pink.
The other with white:
More MoMo flowers:
Grant, I passed this store along the way =[[[
After, I went around Shibuya for a bit, I bought some more presents and then headed home. I wasn't expecting to be gone that late!
I'm feeling very rushed for time here, with only a few days left. There's still so much I want to do. Today, I'm meeting up with Yuuki, Kazuya, and Mitchell to go to Odaiba and explore ^___^. We found out Tsukiji is closed on Sundays, so that was cancelled. It looks like another beautiful day outside, though so I'm pretty excited. =^.^=