Wednesday, July 30, 2008

No internet for a little bit

Last night we went out on the town and painted it a lurid shade of scarlet. By that I mean that my prefecture went to a traditional Japanese restaurant to have traditional Japanese cuisine. Some of it was a bit odd, sure (why did I have two pieces of raw squid after deciding on the first bite that I wasn't crazy about it?), but overall it was delicious. I stuffed my little face until I could stuff no more, got made fun of for the Epi-pen incident (ask my dad. I told him the whole thing), and laughed and laughed with my Kyotan comrades. Jet lag made everything funny.

After we got back to the hotel I met up with a group of "JETs of African Descent," who invited me out. Last night in Tokyo, what the hey. I went. We ended up in the Roppongi district, the gaijin (foreigner) hub. We danced around and took tons pictures, though not with my camera. I don't need to document the hoedown. You've seen it before.

Next time I'm in Tokyo, I'm totally checking out Lusty Diner. I want to know what's on the inside, at least. I'll put it on my list of Things To Do In Japan:
  1. Climb Mt. Fuji
  2. See a snow monkey in Hokkaido
  3. Ride to the top of Tokyo Tower
  4. Go to the beach
  5. Find out what's so Lusty about Diner

As a final note, I'm going to Kyoto-fu today, so I probably won't have access to internet for a while. So, in the meantime, comment on my blog, write me an email, and raise a glass in my sweet, sweet memory. Kumpai!

Sayonara until later.
Laurel out.


  1. Ah, the foreigner hub. There should be one in every city. And there should be a Pig Latin district. Has anyone taken a picture with you yet? Have you had sake? What did you eat that was so fargin delicious? I want to know!

  2. Well, it all sounds like fun.