Saturday, December 03, 2005

Tokyo Tower - Part 1: Christmas Season

Its beginning to look a lot like~ Christ~mas~!
Every~ where I go~!

I took a trip to see the Tokyo Tower. I've never seen it before and wasent expecting anything but WOW! It was amazing! So enroute to the Tower, I cut across a big hotel called Park Towers (?) and there was a garden all lit up.

The blue light christmas trees are on either side of the walk way taking up to the park like area. The Tokyo Tower in the background.
Walking up the steps, there was a Green LED christmas tree. It seemed kinda sad all by its lonesome. It looked cool though.

Up close, there was an awesome view of the tree with the Tower. The green LED's made an awesome glow.
Walking down the path, there were more blue trees. i dont know if you can see it in the thumbnail view of this picture, but there was this red rope light thing on the floor. Didnt know what that was but it looked strangely out of place.

Up top from the Tokyo Tower, it was an outline of Santa Claus! The big building you see there is the Park Tower Hotel. This was taken at the 150m floor of the tower.

This one was taken at 250 meters. This was at the top level of the Tokyo Tower. Can you see the green glow of that one chrstmas tree? It looked real cool so I'm sharing.

and this one, just cuz it turned out real cool. No Photoshopping, this was in the sidewalk area of where the christmas tree things were. neat aye?

The Move

Because of the extension, I had to renew my apartment lease for 2 more weeks. BUT!!! They rented out my room already!!
Fortunately, they had an opening on the 12th floor. The new room was 2 floors directly above me. so i figured the layout would be the same right? Well it was. It was just a bit bizarre to see a room full of shit (and yes for some reason i've acquired a lot of shit) to a bare room that is exactly identical.

This is my old room without the crap. Just the last 2 bags and some small knick knacks.

The new room after i hauled everything up 2 floors. Lots of junk. The burning question is, will this all fit in my suitcase? the answer, NO! No chance in HELL~!!! I'll need to buy one of those Boston bags or whatever they're called.

The view: since it was 2 floors directly above me the view is the same. all except that i have a more elevated view of the same scene. Quite nice actually. To the left of this is the Tokyo Tower. Unfortunately, I can only see the very tip of it because of a big building blocking my view.
What I couldnt see before was this bridge. I think its called the "Rainbow Bridge". It connects tokyo to some penninsula like part on the outskirts of tokyo called Odaiba. Theres also a monorail that runs on the bottom side of this bridge. Seems cool, if i have time, im planning on checking out the view.

Two more weeks in japan!

Its been a while, again, since I posted. So heres my update!!
Because of the insanity and craziness at work, my stay in Japan has extended for 2 more weeks. I think I'm returning on the 14th or so.
Hopefully, I'll have a lot of fun stories to share with y'all. be prepared for a barage of posts!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Even Japanese people have flairs!

Down the street from my apartment, I found a TGI Fridays!
I was talking to Aki about Fridays and he's never heard about it. So we went during one of our lunch breaks and these people have the old uniforms!
They have to wear a minimum of 17 Flares! hahaha yet another movie reference? Everyone there was happy and chipper. Apparently most of the people there speak english too! Apparenly theres a lot of American tourists that go there. hahahaha
You go to Japan and they want to go to TGI FRIDAYS?!? I would hope they had better planning than that. BTW, there was also a McDonalds right across the street.
I guess if you want a hefty burger, you gotta go to an all american joint.

HAPPY turkey day~!!

and welcome back all you blog followers!
i know that the only reason you guys check my blog is cuz it gives you guys something to do at work right!? hahaha its ok. we all know the truth. Hence the reason why I waited to post this until monday night (japan time).