A Lazy Week
It had been a busy weekend, and I was more than ready to take it easy.
|The view from my bed.|
Turns out it's one of those bell-shaped tombs. It's one of the smaller ones, but I was still unable to take a picture containing the whole thing. The above picture is a panorama I stitched together.
There wasn't really much to see, though, so I moved on, snapping a few photos of the very Japanese neighborhood which I had never seen before.
I hopped on the train down to Abenobashi station, and waltzed on into Q's Mall. I was mostly just browsing. I picked out some Omiyage, and then came across this small pet shop, where I found doggy yukata.
Unfortunately, they didn't have the size for my beloved inu at home, (most Japanese dogs are tiny), so I just took a picture of the models.
On the way out of the mall, I saw a display for Monsters University. Japanese people love their Pixar movies.
A More Exciting Friday
Wednesday and Thursday passed, apparently without anything to take photos of. On Friday morning, I made french toast!
|How Japanese of me.|
That night, a few of us headed down to Fujiidera to do some karaoke. I remember not being in such a good mood because I was unable to withdraw money earlier that day, so I was worried and upset. As it turns out, my credit union's site was just down. This happened a couple other times during my trip, but the problem always fixed itself in a few hours. If only I would have known that at the time.
Stacey (on the left in the above pictures) said she was having the same problem, which made me feel less concerned, but I still wasn't feeling much like singing. My participation was pretty much nonexistent as I watched the others sing their favorite Japanese songs.
I spent a while looking for a song I wanted to sing. I was more than a little surprised to see that NOFX was in the karaoke database, but I didn't actually sing anything by them. I don't think I actually picked any songs of my own that night.
|Jackson looks a bit scary here...|
In the end, I did manage to cheer up a bit. I handed Stacey and Courtney my camera while Jackson and I sang "Rock You Like a Hurricane."
On the way home, I tried the ATM once more, and, sure enough, I was able to take out money. This was good, since the next day we were headed to one of my most anticipated places: Kiyomizu Temple!