IN 48 HOURS I WILL BE IN TOKYO DISNEYLAND. Disney excitement has been building since my family went back to the states. The first few days it was slow, then last Thursday or Friday, THE EXCITEMENT EXPLODED. I've been a mess of guidebooks and youtube videos and blogs since. Sunday Donna came over and we discussed trip details and meeting times (taking the 5:47am train Friday morning, yikes...BUT YOU DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO) over lunch and a bit of Taiyaki making (Katsushi's grandma gave us a Taiyaki maker for some reason?).

UGHH I CAN'T WAIT. To help you understand my excitement, here is a video about food at Tokyo Sea. I found these guys a couple months ago thanks to other Disney videos they did and I have kind of fallen in love them. They are a Japanese gay couple who do food related vlogging and they are super duper cute. I want Katsushi and I to be exactly like them when we get a bit older. RELATIONSHIP GOALSSS.

Just need to get through a little more work, then I will be free! So excited! I think I'm going to bring a notebook along with me and start, I dunno, collecting information and recording my own thoughts and impressions. Cuz who knows guys, as I mentioned before I think themeparks are an area of Japanese travel/pop culture that ISN'T over saturated with info on the web and heyyy, maybe if I get knowledgable enough I could, like, fill a gap. Or something.


Sep. 14th, 2015 09:41 am
nintendoh: (Eye rolling)
So my last two entries were not about current going-ons at all. There isn't a whole lot to cover, though. It was an easy work week, but goddammit everyone around me was sick. I've been fighting falling into legit cold space for the past few weeks, but they pushed me! Started feeling crappy Friday and Saturday I just kinda physically collapsed after work. Stayed in all evening and all of Sunday, don't have a lot of hope for today either.


Disneyland! Netflix! Gremlins! Fire Emblem! )
nintendoh: (Kanpai Mr. Ghost)
Yesterday Katsushi and I headed over to Donna's place to discuss our Tokyo Disneyland trip. We've basically locked down the period we want to go, we just need to decide the exact arrival and departure dates. There's still a bit of indecision about the length of our stay, but once that is settled we should be able to make our reservations.

Also got a nice tour of where Donna lives now. She's lives in a share house, which is not a super common thing here. It's this huge, kinda old Japanese style house with a really quirky layout. It's got tons of personality and for a Japanese house is actually quite spacious. I have to admit I was a bit jealous when I saw it. I mean, I am content with my living situation now, but I wish I could have found a place like that in my earlier Japan days when I was still living on my own.

My parents want to move...? )
nintendoh: theseiconsstink@lj (Ryogaaaaaa.....)
The week progresses! I've been having fun, mainly with silly things. First off, WE NOW HAVE NETFLIX IN JAPAN. Service was supposed to start Wednesday, but they let people start signing up and watching Tuesday night. Best part is they are offering a free month! Sweeet! Katsushi and I have been watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and it has been awesome! The selection is still on the small size, naturally, but they have a pretty good lineup considering, so I am hopeful it's gonna turn into something great.

Other than that, I've been starting to plan my upcoming vacations!. I started collecting Okinawa tips from students the past few days, as it seems like most adults have been there at least once. Think that's how I'm mainly going to be deciding what I want to do. But also I'm pretty sure we're going to pick a very basic, vanilla tour plan for my first time. There are so many islands in Okinawa, but I think I just need to start on the main island and do the typical touristy things so that next time I'll be able to explore other islands.

And then there are my Tokyo Disneyland plans. Disney trip planning rambles )


Apr. 22nd, 2015 09:26 am
nintendoh: (Rollin I guess)
So, a weekend of rolling around in much sickness was had. As I mentioned before, I caught Katsushi's cold the end of last week, and it's got me down a bit. I'm still in better shape than him, though how much of it is just my TOUGH IT OUT attitude to sickness as opposed to Katsushi's REVERT TO BABY STATUS handling of discomfort is uncertain. I've been the one picking up the slack around home as a result, and it's been causing me frustration at times. Because I want to rest, too. Especially now that I'm back at work. :/

I'm really latching on to the Disneyland part of my upcoming trip home. It is DISNEYLAND MANIA(!) in my brain at the moment. Funny how I am so nonchalant about the company as a whole, but the moment you mention the theme parks I lose my shit. But then again I don't think it would be a stretch to say the better part of the Californian population has been to Disneyland multiple times and has a lot of feelings about it. It kind of comes with the territory? We grew up with the place.

I can feel the adult way I handle hobbies/excitement coming out, because with all the furor going on in my brain I have started reading a book on the history of the park. So, you know, I can DEEPEN MY ENJOYMENT THIS SUMMER. I love learning about the history behind my loves these days. Deepening understanding is fun and educational, and gives me a better appreciation for things as they were and how they developed.

I've been listening to the new Perfume single a lot since the weekend. This is probably my favorite single of theirs since Spending all my Time. So catchy! Also finding it vaguely inspiring or something. I don't really know. I'm largely indifferent to Nakata Yasutaka and his productions these days, but he still can really nail it with these girls.

Just need to make it through one more week and the Golden Week holidays are here. With my recent decision to go to the States, I think I'll be laying pretty low. I've got a party to go to one day, but other than that there's nothing on the schedule except Xenoblade X. Feeling like I should do something productive, though. Maybe I should take the opportunity to do a crash-course brush up thing on web design? And/or practice some writing. Because I don't think I've mentioned this, but I am also (slowly) reading a book on writing and taking some notes.

In reality I'll probably do little of either and nerd out on Xenoblade, Disneyland and some other things (Steven Universe? Star Wars?), but let's pretend otherwise, yeah?


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