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- Got back from Japan today, have Japanese midterm exam day after tomorrow and haven't studied at all. Oops.

- Didn't get Arashi tickets, so we went and stood outside. You could hear perfectly, and apparently there were like 12,000 of us out there? It had a very festival-like atmosphere and was very fun, there was even a dude in a kebab van! Everyone was dressed up and singing along and doing the furi, one girl even had photos of the member's outfits so she could look at them while listening! And we saw the balloons and fireworks (I got ash in my eye, if I go blind those guys are in big trouble!). The most amazing bit was when it started raining in Gori Muchuu on the Saturday night. I really don't think I would've had more than $1000 worth of fun being inside as well.

- Spent a lot of time on the Izu Peninsula and also the Chiba Peninsula. Who knew Chiba was so pretty.

- Went to the Aiba restaurant on Friday. Damn the food there is delicious. Well, anything would be delicious after waiting in line for two hours, but it was super good. I bought a t-shirt and used complete sentences in Japanese with Aiba's mum. Well, I'm not sure they were grammatical, but they were sentences. Maybe I should've got her to write me an exemption for my exam. I said I go there every time I go to Japan and the food is always delicious. Then she shook our hands. Her hands are very soft. They are the hands that raised Aiba Masaki!! She had all her washing drying on the balcony upstairs - if I had hundreds of fangirls lining up outside, I would probably dry my underwear somewhere else. I really wanted to see the monkey but I guess they can't really keep it in the restaurant.

- Does anyone know the connection between Sakamoto Ryoma and the town of Shimoda? They have statues and crap of him all over the place but I never even knew he went there. I bought an I ♥ Sakamoto Ryoma notebook, because I do.

- I probably did other stuff too, but I am very tired. They started serving breakfast on the plane at like 4am, wtf? I had just got to sleep. Arashi hooded towels are very convenient when travelling by plane, just so you know.

- I really don't want to study.

Date: 2011-09-12 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] exdream1999.livejournal.com
"Initially a hot-headed adherent of the sonno-joi ("revere the Emperor; expel the barbarians) faction, Ryoma once vowed he would bring back a foreign head when he heard of Perry's landing in Shimoda in Japan." via the Japanvisitor website. I did not know this.

I'm glad you enjoyed listening to the concert! I was thinking about going to buy the cell phone strap on Sunday (It was sold out when I went to Waku Waku Gakkou), but the typhoon was still going strong in Kanagawa, so I was worried about my train being messed up by all the rain.

Also, I shall go to that restaurant one day. ;_;

Date: 2011-09-12 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
I knew that part, but I figured there must be more to it, because there was a heap of Sakamoto Ryoma stuff all over the town. Had I paid the 300 yen to go to the museum, I would probably know now!

The goods line was insanely long even during the concert, we queued for well over an hour, so you're probably lucky you didn't go. Also, the phone strap is a bit annoying - the M catches on everything!

Date: 2011-09-12 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] exdream1999.livejournal.com
Well, there was the Ryomaden drama not to long ago, so a lot of places were cashing in on the Ryoma boom...

Hey, I waited over 4 hours last year when I went to Kokuritsu...so just over an hour would've just made it like Disneyland for me.

But, but, AMNOS strap!! Really, that's the bulk of why I want it, AMNOS.....

Date: 2011-09-13 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerrol.livejournal.com
well considering they had goods on sale for 4 days at the dome then opened up for another 2 days btw events, if you'd really wanted one i'm sure you'd have bought it by now.

Date: 2011-09-12 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerrol.livejournal.com
I want to marry aiba's mum except then my feelings towards aiba would be like incest so totally wrong.

dont forget the bit about seeing the omiya no matsu (there's only those 3 cos sho and aiba were on the other peninsula man-dating).

Date: 2011-09-12 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
I want to write an epic fanfiction incorporating omiya no matsu with Ohmiya no Matsujun. Nino would totes dump leader for a giant diamond.

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