Nagasaki commemorated the 70th year of the atomic bomb dropping last August 9, 2015. The day before, my grade school students at the cram school where I teach English asked me if I knew what day was the next day. “Sunday?” They were all appalled. “You don’t know?!” one practically yelled, aghast. “Tomorrow is a… More Nagasaki Peace Park: In Memory of the Atomic Bomb Victims
In my last post (which was, wow, over a year ago! Hi guys lol), I mentioned that the skies were overcast when we were out. Continuing with that day, by the time night fell, it was already raining in Akihabara when we got there. (On a side note: R and I fell asleep on the… More Akihabara At Night
As you can see, the sky was rather overcast all throughout. It actually began raining by the time we reached Nakano Broadway, our next stop. Nakano Broadway is a 4-storey shopping mall dedicated to anime, gaming and idol merchandise. Definitely a must-see for fans. :) More on Nakano Broadway here.
I first heard about Square Enix during high school in 1999; they were still Squaresoft back then. I remember staring at the gorgeous advertisement for Final Fantasy VIII in one of the video game magazines R loved bringing to class – and falling in love with Squall Leonhart, hahaha. (I even remember the release date… More Square Enix: Character Goods Shop Showcase
After indulging in my fangirl whims, R and I (together with my friend, L) hopped on the train to Harajuku. L said he hadn’t really been to Harajuku before, so we figured it was a good place to go to as any. After getting off the train, we didn’t really know where to go, but… More Harajuku at night: Takeshita-dori
After having quite a whirlwind arrival in Tokyo the previous night (although it was the same day, really, considering the lateness of the hour), R and I crashed on our futons much later, spending several hours updating various social media platforms (haha) and touching base with our families because we didn’t have any contact with… More First glimpses of Tokyo
…actually began in Kyoto, when I went to the JR information desk and asked to book two seats for a sleeper train to Tokyo. I was told that all the sleeper trains going to Tokyo were fully booked. So were all sleeper buses. It hadn’t even occurred to me to make reservations in advance, and… More The start of our Tokyo misadventures (tl;dr)