Heiwa Plaza Hotel
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... that he had to have because they are the same color as Smokescreen.) After watching a little Rescue Bots or Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters, he will play with his "collection" of toy Transformers. We haven't taken the time to count how many he actually has, but it's more than 20...30...oh, who knows! Then, at the end of the day, he lays his weary head on his Bumblebee pillow and covers up with his Optimus Prime comforter.
... neons everywhere but a few streets have survived the modernization assault and have small non-neon illuminated shops. There is a very large temple complex where you can see some geisha strolling around. There was also a very interesting ritual, a pot with dozens of incense sticks was smoking and people just pull the smoke toward their hair or those of their children.
I finished my night in Roppongi. Roppongi for some reason is ...
... time that I had stepped onto international soil and for the first time I understood what people meant when they said they had caught the travel bug.
After getting off the ship, Melissa and I decided to take the subway to Tokyo (us and all seven hundred people on our ship it seemed. As soon as we got out of the subway station I headed straight for Starbucks. It was packed! With my caramel macchiato in hand, I headed to the upstairs seating ...
... dishes. They are very, very good.
We then tour the Jim Thompson House, once owned by American architect Jim Thompson who settled in Bangkok after World War II, where he worked for American Intelligence and became fascinated by Thai culture and artifacts. He dedicated himself to reviving Thailand's silk industry, bringing in new dyes to create the bright pinks, yellows, and turquoises famous today. His silks were used for the movie musical The King & ...
... perversely colored boxer shorts and reading dirty Manga comics.
The town itself reminded me of a remnant of communist China. It was devoid of life, a concrete, grey suburban sprawl, whose commercial beating heart was a McDonalds that fed the local population on cheap 100 yen Chicken Crisp Burgers. I quickly learnt the real going rate for my “apartment”, about 55,000 yen, which quickly explained why I was trapped there. Greed. My company was fleecing ...