So I kind of smooshed all the missing days into this post!
We have weekends off so we stopped at a bakery called the Petit Bear. The food was delicious for such a cheap price. I was so hungry I ate it all without thinking about snapping a few pics. Sorry!!
However, we did manage to do some interesting things.
Firstly, we played Showdown with my dorm-mates Tyler, Gabbi, and Vanne. Then we rode the bus after getting an ICOCA card to a fancy ass mall called Takayashimaya where people slap down hundreds for high end brands.
While I personally think it’s a waste to spend $500 on shoes or $300 for a shirt I love the style here. Women wear these amazing puffy pants that look like maxi skirts when they walk.
Despite how short the people are, they look fantastic in them and I really want to get some. The fashion here is honestly very different from care-free America and I feel like wearing Japanese clothes when I get back will be received in a mixed manner.
Some will find it intriguing.
Others will be very confused about the need to protect your skin from the sun and why women wear hose during the summer-which I already do anyways because it makes my legs look fine 😉
But when both guys and gals here dress up all the time (as annoying for them as I can imagine it must become) I really appreciate it. They put time and effort into their daily presentation, which is important to them, and really makes me feel super plain here.
Dresses, skirts, and flowy things might seem like the best option, but the style here is so simple and stylish that no matter how beautiful your outfit is, you’re going to want to try Japanese clothes. Especially in the summer.
I eventually got myself a pair as well! My room is unfortunately so small I can’t exactly spread it out for you to see all it’s glory, but I should be wearing them in future posts for you to look at xD
Women pair these with heels or tall wedges and I love it. I’m about 5’3 and so in America none of the long skirts fit me. I even have a difficult time with pants. So it’s great to actually fit into clothes for once. Problem is they’re so. Damn. Expensive.
Afterwards, we went to the Pokemon Center where I picked up my bae, a baby Charmander who was my first Pokemon and a huge part in my journey of gaming.
I also discovered the heaven that is Melon Soda. Here is all the stuff I’ve bought so far too lol.
The books are novels for Library Wars. They were originally novels that were then adapted into a manga, anime, and finally a live action series. I sincerely hope the novels are licensed in English one day along with the live action films. For now, I have everything that exists for them rofl.
We’ve been to a few shrines and while I didn’t go to Fushimi Inari because I don’t do well in heat, I got lovely pics from my friends who went. I don’t know if they took this but they sent it to me soooooooo
Here’s a wish granting tree from a temple we went to
We also went to Karaoke. Vante and Yang Yang have angelic voices. Tetsuya also is a great singer and it was difficult for me to sing. At first it was because I was embarrassed, but then after that wore off it was clear my voice isn’t very strong to begin with. While I could sing along fine and my voice wasn’t bad, it was hard to hear me rofl.
But oh boy do I feel bad for Tetsuya. He’s fallen hard for a girl at school here I’m friends with and another girl who already has a bf is trying so hard to get some while she’s here. Despite how she’s friends with the girl Tetsuya likes and she knows her friend might like him back. WTF.
It’s resulted in really awkward situations and she’s been disrupting the peace here. Tetsuya, who doesn’t study, has been hitting up the library to learn English so he can communicate with my friend ❤ and he quit smoking for her too.
How to Get The Girl 101-better yourself and respect yourself before you make a move.
I really hope things work out and the other girl will finally QUIT what she’s doing because she’s not only making a huge fool of herself, disrupting the peace, pissing off the locals, etc. but she’s making everyone very uncomfortable with this middle school drama.
Don’t travel abroad to screech and cry when things don’t work out for you. It’s rude, disrespectful, and a waste of everyone’s time.
Anyways, as you can see from my items above, I acquired things from Rejet at Animate in Teramachi.
Definitely a great time. I may be going to Nara to see the deer tomorrow but who knows haha.
Oh and guess who’s going to see One Ok Rock?! xDDDDD
I hope this post has been entertaining and if you know where cheaper clothes are PLEASE tell me rofl.
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