28th May: Half-assed tourist part 1

January 5, 2016 by

Since this is my first time in Japan, I decided to be a tourist and try going to all the places that I wanted to see. I was hoping to go to Tsukiji first but after the late night of card game playing that lasted until 3am, I woke up late so I changed my plans to go see Tokyo Tower instead.

3rdDay_Tower1This was my first time since I arrived that I didn’t have the AIDOL gang with me, so I had to rely on myself and Google to get to places. Turns out, Japan railway system isn’t as intimidating as I thought. Plus, Google Map is so reliable you can search for trains to take and the ETA time to get there is correct as well as the trains in Japan is super punctual.

3rdDay_TowerI didn’t went up the Tower as I’m not much of a view person. But the souvenir section at ground floor was the the cheapest I’ve seen so I bought quite a few stuff for my friends and family back home. Then, I started heading out to Roppongi for the Hard Rock cafe shop, to buy a t-shirt for my friend who collects them.

3rdDay_HardRockOn my way there, I saw the Google Map Street Car as well. I started doing Mentaiko poses at the side of the street. (Quick search on the street that I was at and my face still haven’t appeared)

3rdDay_GoogleMapThen, I head over to Shibuya to see the famous Shibuya crossing and Hachiko statue.

3rdDay_Shibuya3rdDay_HachikoSince Momo was in Tower Records, I asked for her help to buy more AKB48 CDs, hoping to get the Tower Records bonus photos. After a whole day of strolling around from Tokyo Tower to Roppongi to Shibuya, I head back to Akihabara to meet up with Momo and Toki at AKB48 cafe. It has been a tourist-y day, but somehow I ended in Akihabara again.

3rdDay_AKBIn the cafe, we had to wait for a while and whose signature that I immediately see when I was waiting? Well, none other than Murashige Anna, of course.

3rdDay_AnnaI even saw Meruzaurus on the pillar.

3rdDay_Meruzaurus3rdDay_MerusaurusWe got ourselves a table and I ordered just a smoothie drink for myself. I also got a Chori coaster and was very pleased.

3rdDay_Cafe3rdDay_CoasterI opened up the CDs that Momo got me and got Nako! (Also Rena and 2 Kawaei)

3rdDay_CDsWe split up ways after the drink and I went back to Liberty. After spending the last night just sorting out photos, this time I was more focused and less tempted. My goal was to complete my collection.

3rdDay_LibertyAfter Liberty, I head to Trio and other photo shops in search for photos to complete my collection. I was running out of cash after buying souvenirs for my friends and family the whole day so funnily enough, since my credit card is actually a photo of Murashige on it, I used Shige to buy more Shiges.

3rdDay_Shige3rdDay_PayMy phone was already dead by this point and I didn’t bring the cables for my powerbanks. Good thing I already know how to get home from Akiba so I was not lost. However, I found out that Wayne & Brad went to PARMS again and I wanted to follow them if they went. After I went home and charged my phone, I got sad that I missed PARMS when I was just in Akiba. Donned my penguin suit and I decided to go to bed early that night, as I plan for an early morning to Tsukiji tomorrow.



About the author: Half

[Half Assed] is a one person subbing team. Meaning I’m doing all the translating, timing, uploading and bullshitting in all the videos. In the video, I will sub the parts that I am very sure about and the ones I’m not sure I’ll just make up some stuff. This is where I will practice my 中途半端の日本語 (my half-assed Japanese). After all, a half-assed sub is better than no sub, right? 

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