Japan Adventure Part 3 :: Monday, January 23, 2012
Omiya is like the Shinjuku of the boonies of Saitama. Instead of going all the way into Shinjuku/Shibuya area to shop, everyone in the 田舎(countryside) come to Omiya. It has just about every store you could want!
Because they usually have some great sales during New Years, we headed out there.
Outfit. New dress and shoes! and I'm wearing the cardigan from the egoist fukubukuro. Honestly, I didn't bring many outfits with me to wear because I wanted my suitcase to be empty! That way, I could buy buy buy! and manage to bring it all home, so I wore everything that I bought right away!
Drink I bought. Sakura and Rosemary... AWFUL! it tasted like cough syrup and I could barely drink it. It sat in my purse most of the day... and then was thrown away. ICK!
On the way... fashionable legs! I actually have a lot of pictures of legs, but I'm probably the only one who thinks they're interesting, so just these few!
Lunch. Kinoko and vegetable salsa pizza from Saizeria!
Saitama City Space Theater.
Shopping! This shopping center has just about every store I like in it.
On the train home, Nichole called us and asked when we wanted to go out to the club. We decided we'd go that night! SO, we headed out to Koshigaya Laketown, shopped around there a bit, then quick Ooshou dinner and off to the apartment to change!
Buta-kimuchi (pork kimchi) gyoza, and rice.
My club outfit. I yanked my bangs back because Japanese clubs are OUTRAGEOUSLY hot and dank. (and smokey and death traps... but that's ok).
New dress from d.i.a. I saw this while I was shopping around in Omiya and NEEDED to have it. It's just gorgeous. Of course, here in the USA, I wont be wearing it as a dress, but it's still adorable as a shirt, too!
New shoes as well. They are really cute, but I found out later that they KILL my ankles. By the end of the night, I could barely stand! Sadness.
We went to club ATOM in Shibuya. This is actually my first time there, since we usually would go to club Camelot, which is on the other side of Shibuya. But, Nichole likes ATOM best, so that's where we went.
Japanese clubs are a lot like American ones... but with more attractive boys, more people, a lot more smoke, and no liquor license that says you have to leave at 2am. Mostly because once you get there, unless you only stay for 2 hours and miss all the crowd, you're stuck there after midnight. The trains stop running around midnight, and then don't start back up until around 5:30am.
ATOM has 6 floors... but usually only 3 open at a time. We stayed on the house floor because that's where the music was best.
SO, we got there around 11:30pm... and left a little early around 4am to go to Karaoke. So, 4.5 hours of dancing and loud music. I was POOPED!
Day 8: SLEEPING! and then Shinjuku take 2
Since we didn't get home until about 7am, we spent most of this day sleeping it off. We didn't get up until around 4pm, then sat around doing mostly nothing until around 5:30pm when Dawn and Evil had to leave for their hair appointment. I wasn't getting my hair cut, so I just sat around until after 6:30pm before I decided it would be good to head out there so we weren't late meeting our friend Michiko out in Shinjuku for Shabu Shabu. It was already dark when I left the apartment! LOL!
Shinjuku at night! I took more pictures of Shinjuku than anything else. I just love it with all it's lights and hustle and bustle.
The Shabu Shabu place we always go to (Momo Paradise) is back in the middle of 歌舞伎町 (kabukicho) which is also one of my favorite places in Japan. It's just so lively back there at night... and you get to see the most interesting people... like hosts and kyabajyo... and hige-gyaru/Okamas. Very entertaining.
After dinner, we took some Purikura. Funny that the day all of us were like eh... about what we were wearing and the likes, we took purikura!
Day 9: Ikebukuro Sunshine City and NoGod live
We had a NoGOD live this night in Shibuya... but none of us really wanted to hang out in Shibuya again, so we headed to Sunshine city in Ikebukuro.
We ate at El Tordeo (a Mexican restaurant) then headed up to the observation deck in Sunshine city.
Outfit. Wearing the dress from the egoist fukubukuro. And, yes, Dawn's bedroom does get more and more messy as the pictures go on. She likes to try on multiple outfits, then throw the rejects into a pile near her closet xP
And, yup, that is that super cute Ma*rs coat! I liked it when I saw it on the 109 website, but was sure it would NEVER fit... but, even though it is TINY, I tired it on in 109 and IT FITS! You better believe I was ecstatic and bought it immediately.
Anyway, You can see so many things from the observation deck!!
Sky Tree. This is what is going to replace Tokyo Tower as the television antena once it's finished. They are talking about tearing Tokyo Tower down once this is finished, too. NOOOOOO!
Quote on a guys bag. lol!
AND, after the live... and being pervertedly filmed by school boys at a McDonalds (that's right...) we stopped in at our local grocery store. xD
One more of these to go now! Hope you all are enjoying them.
posted by l0ckheart @ 3:35 AM