Posts Tagged ‘Umeda’

2011年1月29日

So today I caught up with Sayaka, who I hadn’t seen for a while! Actually, I think the last time I saw her was before Christmas/New Years break! Anyway, we went and watched Gantz at the Toho Cinema in Umeda. I didn’t realise that it was released today, but I just decided I wanted to see a movie, checked what was on, saw Gantz was on, wanted to see it since it came out, and so that’s how I decided on it. And the verdict? AWESOME!! I’ve only seen the first 3 or so episodes of the anime and I’ve only read the first few books of the manga, so I have an idea of the story line, but seeing the movie blew my mind! It was really good, and I want to see it again! I already love 松山ケンイチ but was also happily surprised with ニノ‘s acting! Man, I want to see it again. Also, I was happy, because I paid for a students ticket price. 1,500円!

ほんで, yesterday I got a new haircut!! ^_^

I would like to take credit for thinking about this haircut all for myself, but everyday I’m influenced by the different trends in hair and fashion here in Japan. I don’t really like facial hair, but seeing so many Japanese guys sporting it around as the new fashion, I sub-consciously grew it too. So my new style is short on one side, and longer on the other. AND it’s also got a small undercut on either side until just behind the ear area. I’m not sure what my school will say, if they say anything, but I’ve liked fashion and hair since I went to university. Even at the hospital when I was working as a nurse, the other staff members (including my bosses) liked it when I styled my hair “differently” to the others nurses. And also, it gave the patients something to talk about! So I don’t see why I have to stop being who I am here in Japan, when I think that the fashion and hair styles are so much more popular here than back home!

Anyway, I also watched another movie after coming home that was Sayaka’s recommendation. 腐女子彼女 (funjoshi kanojo). Funjoshi apparently refers to girls who like BL (Boys Love). It was quite interesting and another insight into a popular trend for girls in Japan!!!

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2010年9月8日

I really have to write these blogs as soon as they happen, otherwise I’m going to forget stuff, and then what’s the point in writing this… It’s for me to remember stuff when I’m like old and decrepit and read this and be like “ahhhh yeah… that sounds like me on another Epik Travel

とにかく、先週の土曜日の夜、ほかのJETと一緒に 梅田に近くのゲイクラブ、Explosionと言うに行きました。ホンマに楽しかったです!ホンマ ホンマ!一人のゲイはオシャレだった。その人とダンスしました。ほかの人の唇が良かったってRazは言いました。ちょっとだけキスしたやけど、すごく楽しかった〜!

We left the club at about 5am, when the last song was finished.. my friends tried to tell me that it was finished, but I was having such a great time at the club, I didn’t want to go home… I wanted to stay and keep dancing. The club I used to go to in Sydney would go until like 8am~! anyway, I was pretty drunk, and apparently not walking in a straight line.. and yep, I fell asleep on a train and ended up in North Osaka… so as most people got home at 6 6:30am.. I got home at 8:30ish !! 馬鹿やな〜オレは。

So on the weekend, I also went to 太平の湯, my local Onsen place! I love that place already! Because it’s so hot these days, I especially love the cold bath. It’s something like 15°C, and I love spending time outside because there is usually a breeze blowing.. and yes, it’s one way of getting rid of tan lines!! I think it’s going to be my new joint on weekends.. or at least one of the days on the weekend!

Also, today I managed to meet my friend from Singapore!! I first met her 2 years ago in Higashi Hiroshima on a Japanese Summer School! So I was really happy that I could meet Liting again, and also her sister. They are going back to Tokyo tonight and then back to Singapore on the weekend… So I guess I will probably see them next when I go to Singapore~

So they wanted to eat Okonomiyaki or Yakisoba for dinner, which we did! and then we went to Baskin and Robins 31 for ice-cream after~ ^_^ I totally love ice-cream, so I was so happy. I ate the regular Double Waffle Cone with Love Potion 31 and Green Tea ice-cream! It was so fine! I kinda went to Heaven for a bit!

Other than that, teaching is going well. the 2年生の生徒 are pretty good at English! I was surprised after spending only last week with the 3年生の生徒! So I’m happy about that! I’ve also decided to be part of the Basketball Club, because there is no swimming club, and soon I won’t be able to swim at all because the pool will stop being accessible from the end of this month *tear* So I now have to start learning about basketball and it’s rules~