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So, today was no normal school day. After kanji practice for about 20 minutes, the school set off to the Earthquake museum in Ikebukuro for practicing preprations if a huge earthquake should arise. It was fun! We got to see some movies about large earthquakes and what do do in case of one. We got to try an earthquake simulator, and try to escape a pitch black room filled with (harmless) smoke (in case of earthquakes, a fire isn´t an unusual sight - stuff breaks ...
... case we just jumped on the train and headed a couple of stations over to Omote Sando, near Harajuku to check out the Pure cafe, we instantly got a sense of dejavu and realised that we had been here 4 years ago. The food was great, we enjoyed it whilst doing some people watching from our window bench seat.
We spent the rest of tuesday checking out a few gallerys, doing a heap of walking, and eventually getting dinner at a vegetarian chinese ...
... sounds on command with a volume control to cover the sound of even your most embarrassing bathroom noises! The sinks were also cool, with hand dryers built into the basin of the sink. But I digress, upon arrival in Tokyo - mostly we just enjoyed crawling into our Japanese pajamas (provided by the hotel of course) and getting some sleep.
We met Hiro the following morning. He took us to a hotpot restaurant, where we ate at a knee high table, and ...
... Indonesian Rupia,15 Singapore cents, 20 Malaysian cents, 1 Japanese Yen
# of times we did laundry: 7
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 30
# of holes Amber's sneakers: 4
Next stop: One more day in Tokyo
... my wet towels) someone was always happy to point me in the right direction. I was officially the only non-Japanese person there - definitely mixing it up with the locals!!! Afterwards I enjoyed a caramel frapaccino from starbucks and meandered my way back to meet Katie at the hotel. In the afternoon we decided to head to Sunshine City for a spot of shopping. Well our aim was to buy some umeschu. At ...