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Otome Road – a must for all Boy Love fangirls!

May 13, 2009 1 comment

Well after a pretty fast paced afternoon. I made it to Shinjuku to go to the JR station to pick up tickets for Saturday’s trip to Sendai… then I went to the bank and after the post office. Also because of Aya’s request, I tried to go to search for Like An Edison, this I know is the place for JRock concerts..

This is where I want to say that Shinjuku is such a hard place to navigate.. I don’t understand why is that the case? Manhattan is pretty easy to navigate, but Shinjuku nah.. I got lost three times today.. >_<

I got so lost, kept asking Information desk staff, and Police officers where certain directions were…that it was like toward 4:something – when I thought that this is it. Had to give up, otherwise I’ll be late with meeting up with Rai. Also got slightly lost trying to find the JR station from the Tokyo Metro, but must work on mastering it, because will be heading to this area frequently to transfer!

Met up with Rai, and then met up with her other friend, Fighter as she refers to her. We went to the places where any boys lovers should go. The Otome Road at Ikebukuro, which was like four to five stores. Three of which were K-Books, one Madarake, and the last one was Animate. Unfortunately didn’t get the chance to go to Animate, since it was closing. Must go to Otome Road again!

I also went and purchased a lot of things today. Several anthologies of bara, an Okane Ga Nai artbook, puzzle, several One Piece doujinshis’s, a Zombie Loan pencil board and a Nyanko-sensei plushie. Ahhh life is neat that way. I love bara, and rarely see it… let’s see what is bara? I wrote a blog entry about it a while ago.. sounds fetishie.. but ahh!! IF they have Yaoi puzzles then everything is right in my book!

Since the time was growing late, we went to eat dinner quickly at a Raman place…which had a ticket machine outside, like a drink machine. Had that, and then afterward – passed by this Parfait place.. of course we couldn’t resist and went in for a sweet desert. It was really pretty, and good, but I couldn’t really finish mine.. so then after wards Rai and I went back. Need to go to sleep in the next couple of minutes.

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Mid day post – planning for Kyoto

May 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Okay done with laundry.. and just planning itinerary to Kyoto at the very last minute.. and lemme just say.. hard work! You can never plan enough.. so I plan plan and Plan!!!! I want to go to these places in Kyoto, so that is a definite. Golden Pavilion, Philosopher’s Walk, Zen Rock Gardens, Gion, and Inari shrine with those gates!

Kyoto, other than Tokyo is my dream spot to go to as well.. because you get to see Geisha’s and Maiko’s in person there, plus the strong tradition of Japan is an absolute dream. I was really fascinated by geisha culture in high school, and then Shinto/Buddhism during college. Still, my grandma would say that the temples is boring, but I have never really been to an temple, so it is interesting for me. God I wish I can speak to her! Well I am calling her now on Skype! She’s my only relative that went to Japan, so that was interesting.

Plus I can always think about the lessons I took in college. I am so grateful to Professor Mills.. that learning about Cultural geography is a high light of my life.

Photo update: I am getting photos ready for Flickr so that would be on Flickr.com/animemiz.. I will be twittering about when photos are ready to be seen!

Ugh now have to head over to Shinjuku.. so have to do that.. going to visit Sendai on Saturday for a one hour meetup with my friend.. and then going to go and visit Like an Edison for Aya.. god feeling like a gopher for her.. but don’t get me wrong.. it makes purposes to visit places.. so I won’t feel like wow- why did I visit this place – other than that it is visiting Japan? ATM situation is kinda annoying me at the moment, but will try to surpass it!

Oh and FYI – other than my times at Rai’s aparto – I don’t have much contact with people.. well people can call me at the cell phone I am renting for use. I placed a wall message on Facebook about that.. and will not be bringing my laptop with me to Kyoto.. so other than one more update tonight.. won’t update until Saturday.

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