Monday, September 7, 2009

made in japan.

the train ride to school the other day was an interesting one.

a boy sitting across from me was decked out in purple hello kitty diamante slippers and a baby pink hoodie that read:

'i'm a taxidermist, i'll mount anyting' (spelling error included).

loves it.

long time no blog

lots of places to see, people to meet and things to do in the last couple of months, so here's a recap of what's been up:

disneyland. the monsters inc. water and fire show freakin rocked my socks! and i met daisy duck, she is too pretty. here's the infamous disney castle:

went to a maid cafe in akihabara.. weird and amazing, with dress-up chests and polaroids for souvenirs.

went to the craziest club EVER, apparently it's the biggest in asia.. i'm talking massive dancehall, upmarket bar, beach bar, swimming pool, pole dancers, the whole lot. it's called ageha and if you're in tokyo you must check it.

bought the hottest boots in the history of the world in harajuku. they were the last pair and fit me like a glove. and cost me AUD500.

we just had obon (national holiday to pay respects to your ancestors) a couple of weeks ago and some friends and i went to iwaki for a beach party.. kick arse day and night. it's the first time i've been to the beach the whole time here, and the day was perfect; sunshine, surf, sand, beers, bbq, friends, music, and sunrises.

had a look at the biggest fireworks display in fukushima. the sukagawa hanabi matsuri was beautiful. look at the lollipop and glowstick stands!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

country bumkin

i visited my boyfriend's family last weekend in urasa, niigata - proper countryside japan. the house was old and traditional, the scenery was amazing and the food was even better. it was stinking hot, involved afternoon siestas, countless chu-hi's, glasses of shochu (filled three quarters of the way to the top!), and lots of broken/translated japanese and english.

so beautiful.

tick, tock.

japan is great at reminding you of things.. watch your step when walking onto an escalator, don't get your finger caught in the elevator doors, etc etc.

in koriyama, the city council reminds us of the time, with chimes at 7am, 12 midday and 6pm. at first i found them irritating, but i'm really warming to the joy to the world ditty that wakes me up every morning.

it also urges me to get off my arse and actually do something with my day before work starts.

Friday, June 19, 2009

i really wish i had a camera

saw an interesting sign in the train on the way home from school tonight. it read:

'please don't smoke in train station. the toilet is not a big ashtray.'

loves it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

go team!

i can't help but notice the amount of people it takes to achieve one simple task in japan.

a couple of weeks ago i saw five council workers hovering around a manhole on the road. one was actually working, the other four were just there for moral support.

today, i laughed to myself as three police officers cheered on another one who was reversing the cop car into a really easy park. hai.. hai.. HAI!

go team!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

open sesame toilet seat.

last night we were at our local bar and when i walked in to lift the toilet seat up in the bathroom.. it opened all by itself!

open sesame toilet seats. and they're heated too.

i love japan.