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... a train so we grabbed a few beers from the platform shop to enjoy on the 40 minute train ride into Namba we checked in, freshened up and headed to Rock Bar Cherry Bomb. Makoto was running a bit late so we had one beer and left to go to Coolabah to catch up with Andy. I had bought a couple of bottles of Bundy Rum for his bar so was keen to deliver them. Deb hit the wall needing some food so I went with her to Ippudo for ...
... picture taken with me. If this is what being a celebrity is like, then I'm not sure if I like it! Anyway, the dancers were pretty good, it went on for about an hour. Many of them were senior girls so they got a bit emotional at the end while thanking everyone. After school I went to cram school, actually finished my job early and got to go home early so that was good. Sora went home today, so I think Chakko is relieved to have the attention and house to herself ...
... excited when it finally worked and all caught up on stuff.
Later we decided to have so be read, cheese and drinks and play Phase 10. It was such a laugh and we started ganging up on Geoff it landing the "skip" card on him. In the end, Lorry snuck up on us all and won the game. We were all a bit hammered then and got to bed after 1am.
Phase 10 - Lorry won
... only sign of them occurred when we were on the way to the gardens in Nara when a torrential downpour hit. We were sopping from head to toe and so decided to cut our visit to Nara short and head back to Kaz's house to dry out (drying my shorts using a hand-dryer in a cafe bathroom was not working).
We continued to be spoilt by Kaz's mom, who called us for tea time and gave us coffee with a selection of cakes from the patisserie. She also gave us very special gifts that included ...
9 February 2013 – Day 50
Our last day in Japan! So sad to be
leaving but we will be back! We had to get to the airport super early
and didn't want to catch a taxi, so we took full advantage of the
underground shopping/subway walkways and trudged the 1.6km with the
30kg ski bag and 30kg suitcase. Despite the -10 C weather outside, we
built up a fair sweat by the time we arrived! We made ...