29th May: Half-assed tourist part 2

January 6, 2016 by

Woke up early as planned and was already on the train by 5am. My phone is starting to act crazy since a few days ago and the battery just starts depleting fast for no reason. So for the Tsukiji photos I don’t even have photos of when the sushi arrived. (But it was gooooood)4thDay_Tsukiji2There were a few shops there so I just started lining up the queue that has the most locals, haha.

4thDay_TSukijiAfter Tsukiji, I head back to the apartment and the rest of the gang haven’t even woken up yet. Since the Edo-Tokyo Museum is just 3 minutes from our apartment, I decided to head there and look around. Lucky me, it was also school trip day so I tagged along the group of kids and look around the museum.4thDay_Edo4thDay_Museum4thDay_Musuem2The details on the models was really impressive. There were even real scale houses and model ones. I thought the museum really depicted the architectures and lifestyles of people during the Edo period. There weren’t a lot of foreigners in the museum (pretty sure I was the only one on that day) and the museum goers mostly consists of kids and old people.

4thDay_ShitBucket24thDay_ShitBucketThey even have a lot of items that are in the hands-on exhibit section. My favorite is this night soil pail or shit bucket as I called it. It was actually quite heavy.

I even bought an old school Kendama which we had a really fun time playing with it during our trip.

4thDay_Kendama4thDay_Kendama2 I’ve been craving crepes since morning and Wayne suggested we go to Harajuku to get some. We found ourselves in Takeshita street to get some crepes.4thDay_TakeshitaI ate the green tea crepe (which doesn’t translate really well in photo but it was delicious). Hayate got the standard strawberry crepe (Which look pretty in photos).

4thDay_Crepe4thDay_Crepes4thDay_964thDay_Mine4thDay_HayateWe strolled around Harajuku even though it started raining a bit.

4thDay_RainWe even visited this shopping mall that has a bunch of mirrors in it (forgot the name of the place) which is actually one of the location of Nogizaka46’s “Sekai de Ichiban Kodoku na Lover” PV.

4thDay_Mirror4thDay_MirrorsNogiThen we head to Asakusa to buy more CDs, I can’t remember which shop but I remember we only went there to get the shop’s bonus photos (which was actually sold out). We also went to Bic Camera in Akiba to get the shop’s bonus photos there as well. I got Miku as my CD photo and thus completed my NakoMiku collection for the trip (which pisses Hayate off because he can’t seem to get any SKE photos that he wanted while I got my HKTs muahaha)

4thDay_CDThe rest of them continues to head out somewhere while I head home as I was up since 4am and was feeling pretty tired. I remember I texted them that I will meet them up at Akiba for dinner after a quick nap but I ended up waking up late after my so-called “nap”. Figured it was late to join them, I head down to conbini to buy some dinner while I spend the night watching TV. It was some sort of show that has Funasshi and later I started watching Music Station as well.

4thDay_TVGuideLooking through the TV guide I saw Another Sky will have Sayanee on it so I quickly set myself a reminder to watch that while I keep browsing other channels.

4thDay_SayaneeI remember watching this and thinking this is such a fun and good episode and wanted to sub it once I get back home. Lucky for me, Teppen Subs was so fast, the episode was already subbed when I was actually still in Japan. Go watch it!

It was a fun day of strolling around and watching TV at night but nothing compares to the nervousness I’m feeling because tomorrow is the big day! As I set aside my clothes for tomorrow, and also make sure all my electronics are charged, I went to bed quite tired because of the anticipation.

Around midnight, I heard someone shook my futon. As I mumbled, “Don’t shake my bed, Momo. Go to sleep.” I tried to go back to sleep.

Little that I know, no one shook my bed that night, and I just had my first experience with an earthquake.

 

 

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[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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