It is hard for me to wake up in the morning, as I love and adore sleep．I was up all night on Saturday, then took my bike home from Shibuya after chilling with friends MC Long among them. I called my sister at 6am on Sunday, drunk. It was 5pm in Ottawa and we had a brief little chat while she was heading out for a date! I was glad to talk with her and it seems that she is doing well. That is good.
I must wake up every morning to go to work. wow, what an exciting blog entry so far.
I went out drinking with coworkers on Thursday in Toranomon (Tigers Gate – what an awesome name for a station and area in Tokyo!) then to karaoke at Karaoke Kan or Karakan for short Japanese slang in Roppongi in my suit until 12am. That was exciting as I rapped 2pac’s California Love, which was accordingly not well understood so I got in a couple other songs including my ballad, aishiteru – I love you. It melts hearts, but too bad, I suck at karaoke, but it is fun!
My best friend died last week. What?! Don’t be sad because all is well, he just needs a new battery! He is my SHARP PW-M800 Electronic dictionary and helps me get through tough times all the time. He needs a 単四電池 which is tan yon denchi. Tan means single layer, yon means 4 and denchi means battery. Interesting that this is called AAA or “triple a” battery in North America. Why does it have the character for 4? Mystery, but I am sure if I dug into it more I could learn a lot more about batteries and their classification system. Yeah, when I have time I will get to it.
I rode my bike to Shibuya from Sasazuka on Saturday. I mainly used my GPS on my W41CA keitai (cell phone in Japanese) to navigate my way through the back streets to get to Shibuya. I was holding my keitai in one hand, looking at its screen, while steering with the other. I would look up every now and then to make sure I wasn’t going to hit a car (or rather a have a car hit me). I could see the little guy on the GPS (the little guy is a cute icon that represents where I am) in real-time, so I could nearly ride my bike just by looking at the keitai screen. How awesome. This feature is standard on most phones now.
I am happy the Ottawa Senators are in The Stanley cup finals. Awesome. Of course, no media coverage here in Japan.
I plan to walk the length of the Yamanote line on June 9th. 7am. Again, I have to wake up early for that one. I am walking with Mari from Watashi to Tokyo blog. Should be very tiring. Wake up Tokyo it is almost June!