Day 6: Sensoji Temple, Odaiba, Tokyo Dome City, Akihabara, Tokyo Disney Resort

Day 6

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Today will be our last tour day of Japan, and this is my last entry for this Japan saga. We have the scheduled morning visit to Sensoji Temple, Odaiba, Tokyo Dome, and the late afternoon to visit Tokyo Disney Resort.

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Girls Fri-date

Because of the many controversies surrounding our workplace right now, the girls and I decided to ditch any overtime work on Friday, and do some -or a lot- of catching up.
 
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After a week of looking up good places to eat at within the city area, we chose Big Mike’s Grill House. It’s strategically located beside the local mall, and just in front of a car dealer. 
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I’m not entirely sure of its operating hours but we arrived 15 minutes past five pm and it was already open, but I think we were the first customers.
 
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A bar and a bunch of chairs greeted us alongside friendly staff. But we chose to sit at the interior, more intimate area, of the resto. The lighting was dim but it’s just enough for a business meeting, dinner date, family dinner, team dinner, or any meeting that’s more causal than formal. It’s laid back and we had a lot of laugh without thinking of what other people would think. I mean most people in there weren’t actually in for a solemn dinner, right?
 
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The food was good. We ordered a combo good enough for five people but since there were 7 of us, we added one more platter and 2 more rice cups. I am not a food critic, but truth be told that for normal eaters like me, it definitely was worth trying a second or third time around.
 
We stayed until 8 and that was when people really started coming in.  Those at the outer part of the resto were treated to a live band. The outer part houses the bar so I assume it was there that people who prefer alcohols stay at. We even thought of transferring out but decided against it because we were from work and some of us are still in uniform. Decency issue if you ask me.
 
The downside of the grill house that I really want to point out is that they tend to clear out the utensils immediately after we finish eating. Jen actually had her glass of light beer taken away before she even finished it. And one of the bus boys I think actually though we were fire fighters because of our hard hats (read: helmet). Should I point out that not only firefighters wear helmets?
 
Anyway, in general we had a good time at Big Mike’s and we might come back to enjoy the food after visiting other food houses.

My Comeback Post

It’s been almost two years since I last wrote for this blog. Now it’s time to revamp and post again. I’ll probably post less Japanese and Korean but I will be posting places, food trips, people, news, reality, fashion, a little bit of tv series, movies, more on books, and anything I find interesting in the coming months.

I still am interested in Japanese and Korean culture but since I am working full time now (hence the inactivity of this blog) catching up is a bit mendoksai

Of course old comers of this site will still be treated to a bit of make-up. My work requires me to use make-up full time so we’ll also look into that.

See you all! Comments and love are always welcome.

 

x Jara

[December 17, 2010] Johnny’s International Mail

cross-posted at  my livejournal

Early this morning, I received the mail from Johnny’s International. Nothing really special except they shove onto your face Tackey’s stuff. Read on if it interests you that much.

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1. Jticket International – “Shinshun Takizawa Kakumei” OPEN!
2. Vote for your “Favorite episode in Tackey CHANnel”
3. Who is your favorite Johnnys artist?
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1. Jticket International – “Shinshun Takizawa Kakumei” OPEN!
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Thank you for waiting. Jticket International OPEN New Year’s stage performance,
“Shinshun Takizawa Kakumei” for overseas fans to request ticket!

Event Title: Shinshun Takizawa Kakumei
Leading Actor: Takizawa Hideaki

Cast: Yuma Nakayama,
A.B.C-Z , Mis Snow Man, Johnny’s Jr.
Special Guest: Kazukiyo Nishikiori
Venue: Imperial Garden Theater (Teikoku Gekijo), Tokyo
Show Date & Time: visit Jticket International official HP
http://www.jticket.jp/p/international_index.html

*Notice*
>>This is a trial version that the next ticket request method will be considered depends
on the application and attendance situation. If someone who resale or transfer the ticket
to another party, or absent from the event, Jticket International will be stopped and closed.
Before request ticket, make sure you are ABSOLUTELY able to attend the event.
>>Jticket International is currently providing ticket for the above show ONLY. Tickets
for other Johnnys artists or Johnnys event are not yet determined.

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2. Vote for your “Favorite episode in Tackey CHANnel”
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Special campaign at Tackey CHANnel is started! Vote for your “Favorite episode in
Tackey CHANnel” ! Vote for your Best of the Best! Choose your favorite episode,
including your reason and a message to Tackey CHANnel! You could make your vote
by posting a postcard or sending an email to us. Postage must be postmarked by
(on or before) Dec 24, 2010.

Waiting for your response!

For details, view the latest updated “Tackey CHANnel” video: http://www.takichan-j.jp/
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“Tackey CHANnel” is an official video site which is produced by Hideaki Takizawa.
Videos are mainly focus on Johnnys Jr and video is updating every Friday!
This week special guest is: Kansai Johnny’s Jr.

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3. Who is your favorite Johnnys artist?
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Do the re-registration yet? We updated our Johnnys International Information email
registration page. One additional item, “Your favorite Johnnys artist”, is added on the
page. If you want to tell us who is your favorite, follow the steps below to re-register
your account:

>>>Step 1
Cancel your currently registered Johnnys International account via:
https://g.ab0.jp/johnnys-international/3800_p.php/7Hvz8A

>>>Step 2
Re-register again via the updated Johnnys International registration page:
https://g.ab0.jp/johnnys-international/1100_p.php/7Hvz8A

We would like to know who your favorite is!

I’m actually wondering if they will also release a mail regarding who among the Johnny’s groups have the most number of favorites.

Source: Johnny’s International Mail

Humongous Problems

Well, I dare not. One of cousins is trying to cause problem again for the clan. I really don’t understand why she’s doing what she’s doing, but she’s doing them even though they’re bad. Damn it.

On another note, I thought of one more way to spend my break. Aside from looking for a job, I thought I’d post up tutorials in YouTube. The thought came to me while waiting for my Dad last night. My sister and I recorded a video tutorial. HAHA! I’ve always loved doing crazy things with my hair, and now that it’s longer, I can do a lot of things with it.

I can learn new things with many people, at the same time befriend them. All is nice and beneficial! ^_^