Nov. 25th, 2010

endorwitch: dengeki daisy manic (Default)
umm hallo world.
i finally have got off my arse and gotten online injapane. since sunday nite there has beena computer in this hotel that i can come down and use but i have been too tired and sore to get off my arse and do so.


saturday - flew to osaka. found out5 my fone didnt work so hired one for 2 weeks.
once grace and i got to our hotel we then went wandering for fooda and also the JR office to exchamge our rail passes. it seems my white face is much more agreeable to graces filo face - they all think she is japanese and get annoyed when she doesnt understand but they are all friendly when i ask them shit. :D
got nice and mixed up looking for JR office so it took a while for us to get back to hotel that nite.

anyways sunday - got shinkansen to tokyo. after check in we went wandering - saw some temple or shrine near or hotel - walked up to tokyo tower but didnt go in coz queue was massive. caught a train to roppongo and wandered around a bit. saw a pet store that had tiny monkeys!!!!!!!! MONKEYS!!! WHAT!!! australia - i want monkeys!
we were looking for fooda and grace wanted takoyaki so we asked some guy who tried to get us in his place and he pointed out where we could get some but it was full plus you couldonly stand inside to eat and grace was already aware of my sore sore feets. so we wandered around and ende up walking pastthe guy who showed us the way and got guilted into going in his place...i thinkit was an izakaya. grace didnt like it but i thought it was good. grace is sure they added an extra item to our bill though so she is still pissed.
anyhoo next day we went to the ghibli museum. after we finished there we went to ikebukuro (i was planning to see kitties no matter what!) grace wanted to shop. i forget what timne it was but we hadnt had lunch yet so as we wandered along grace was wanting takoyaki again and this girl in a maid outfit accosted us and we were going 'no no' till i had a thought 'ets ask if they have the stuff you want grace'. THEY DID! so we said ok and went in.
i was having a stupid moment though and hadnt clued in she was from a maid cafe so as we waited for the lift i asked her if i could take a pic and she said no sorry so i knew straight away then it was a maid cafe we were going in and told grace. what a fluke...we werent even trying to find one! :D
anyways it was cute and grace got her takoyaki. there wereonly 2 other a kind of young guy and the other an older kinda creepy one.
we ended up getting a picture with the maid who served us. earlier on this other m,aid had come over and very forcefully told us her namme a number of times - wasnt till they asked us which maid we wanted a pic with taht we understood...of course we wanted the girl who served us...she was super sweet and tried very hard to communicate in english. she seemed super surprised and pleased we wanted her in our photo.
ANYWAYS after that we shopped while i kept trying to herd grace to the kitties.
she went in this shoe shop and i was the one who ended up buying a paid (she bought some in another shop a while later though).
oh we also went to teh Sunshine City Planetarium thing -0 nearly put us both to sleep......and from the looks of things its a top date venue! :D
anyways i finally got to nekobokuro - grace abondoned me to shop.
i have to say much like the vid i saw online - most fo the kitties look none too happy to be there. one of them was skittish at anything that moved let alone someone trying to pat it!
i only stayed about half an hour.
umm i think i had kfc for dinener that nite. :D

next day was our trip to mt fuji. omgawd we spent more time on the bus than sight seeing!!!!
and then when we got to mt fuji we had half a fricking hour to jump out - visit the shrine and but any souvenirs we wanted take pics etcetc....the peak had clouded over so no good pics of it but at least they had cleared the road up to the fifth station - when we first headed out the guide said they hadnt cleared it yet. then after fuji we went to hakone for another whistle stop and up some ropeway thing...which also clouded over before we reache dthe top - no good pics there either!!!! >.<
i have a great one of grace striding up some stairs into the mist! :D
when we got back to tokyo instead of heading to our stop we decided to get out at harajuku....we wandered and ended up in Laforet and i totally geeked outa t the bottom floors shops. i went in all fo them at least 3 times.
I found the shoes i wanted to buy in Alice and the Pirates but the biggest ones they had in stock...the straps wouldnt not go over my evil high arches!! DAGNABIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the one thing i wanted to waste money on in japan and i couldnt get it......
but dont worry - i have made up for it elsewhere!
we wandered some more after checking out the whole store and without even trying we found Takeshita-dori. it was right on closing time but we had a quick look in some of the shops. more geeking out. i forget what i had for dinner...

yesterday we went to DISNEYLAND!!
as soon as we got in we were all MICKEY MOUSE PANCAKES!!!!! which we got! WOO!
Grace refused to do long queues for rides but we did go on SPace Mountain (we got the fast pass for that and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!)
before that i had dragged grace to the Mosters Inc one and when grace saw the quie she refused to do it so i went in the shop and i swaer to god i nearly bought a Monsters Inc helmut the second i walked in the door!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGAWD!! i managed to resist only coz i didnt want to cart ity home. i also nearly bought a sully hat, a mike hat and a mike bag. again i resisted all.....SOMEHOW. i did but a mike mug, some stickers, some plush keyring things...and something else...damn i havent even looked at what i got sinc3e i bought it.
during theday i also bought a furryhat with kitty ears and a tail (which was kinda handy later coz both of us were dumb and had forgoten to take our warmer jackets so got a wee bit cold), my bag broke durringthe day so i had to buy another small bag to carrysrtuff - i think its from the lilo and stitch themed stuff???
OH in westernland we got our pics taken in western clothes - fatty me couldnt wear any of the dresses so i wore a mens jacket but a girly hat..though you cant really tell in the shot. we are both holding guns...its sooo funny!
anyhoo we DID do 2 kinda short waits for dullish rides - teh Canoe thing...we didnt understand a word! and Pirates of the Caribbean. we watched all the parades. we missed half the fireworks coz we were stuffing ourselves with mickey shaped waffles at teh end of the night.
anyways after the parades and fireworks were over we still had an hour till close so grace wanted toshop AGAIN (;ike for teh millionth time just in disneyland) so i was like - imma find a ride! so i went off and did the monsters inc one before meeting up with her again! WOO!
umm what else???? i cant recall.

anyways today grace wanted more shopping. we both slept in (hurrah - first time this week) but still headed out fairly early. we went back to harajuku and arrived just as the shops were opening. again i bought more than grace initially. i bought this lil bag that had cute writing on it. then we saw the bodyline shop and grace has been looking for some kinda outfit for some party she is going to so she was all 'GOING IN!" and it was ME who ended up buying a hat in there while she got nothing!
i got soem legwarmers somewhere else. we found and adidas shop coz she wanted a bag.....she took ages to choose. i still neeed a proper bag to replace my broken one.....i was loking athe the bags but didnt like any...till i saw this silver one and BAM - i had chosen and bought it....grace took another 15 mins after me. :D
we wandered around some more. we had brunch in some lil place that had tempura stuff. was yummy.
we headed to shibuya. saw hachiko statue. ummm god it was today - what did we do....i know i dragged grace to places withshops but she was whining that it was more expensive than theplaces we looked at in harajuku. we had ..not really lunch - grace just wanted something sweet after the tempura stuff. i had an apple pie thing but there was ice cream with it and my belly had been a bit dicey this morn so creamw as a bad mix and i got a really upset tummy.
oh yeah - we found mandarake but i was feeling too crook to have abrowse....i think tahts went we went to the Parco shops and there was were we had the sweets. ANYHOO after taht i was trying to find 'love hotel hill' but who knows if i did - i think we saw some but i am not sure... :D
then i dragged grace to tower records wherei finally got Olivias and Bonnie Pinks newest cds - HURRAH!!! and then i was all - grace head back to harajuku if you want - my stomach is killing me (my feets too) i am going back to the hotel. it was only like 4:30 when i got back. had a nap and she showed up around 7:30pm.
tomorrow we are gonna try and do more shrines and stuff. we leave tokyo for kyoto on saturday.

my feet are trorturingme soooo bad though. aftera few hours all iw anna do is sit down but here are things to do..shops for grace to roam around in endlessly.
if it wasnt for my dumb feet i could run around this town like a mad thing!

i love my rail pass! i love the yamanote line! RAIL PASS FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

umm....right now i cant recall if i have forgotten anything. probably have. i have bought a lot more silly stuff than i planned. :D
i still have another week to go man!
endorwitch: dengeki daisy manic (Default)
i just rememebered something else i bought - disneyland - bambi ears headband and some other kinda princessy one for hannah (supposedly she is into bambi in a big way).
was sad - i saw all these lil girls wearing princess dresses - like cinderellas dress and at least one girl in belles yellow dress......but couldnt find them in the shops! i SO wanted to get one for hannah!!!!!!! so sad!
today i also bought her this silver handbag with princess writetn on it in some cheap shop. :D

hmm apart froms ome bell charm things from teh shrine at my fuji i havent bought much for other folks. oops.

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