The Westin Osaka
Travel Blogs from Osaka
... football was terrible but the fans of both teams made the game special as they never stopped chanting. Their support had a very continental feel - and by that I mean mainland Europe - but they don't quite know what to do when their teams go on a break as the leisurely chanting continues when one would expect roars from the crowd. Martin comment: Ben, despite your best effort to get me kicked out of the magic circle you have still got the method for that trick wrong. Better luck next ...
... after I'd stepped off the train, holding the bag, and the rail passes, the alarm sounded, and the doors began to shut.
At this point, any sensible person would have let the doors shut, and just waited 9 minutes for the next train. Not me.
I ran back to the doors before they had closed completely, and since I had bags in my hands I thrust both of my arms through the doors, so that the doors closed on my forearms, jamming ...
... Okonomiyaki" is a savoury pancake, with the same sort of flavour as takoyaki. It can have cabbage, noodles, shrimp, beef, basically whatever you choose in it. My host parents also ordered beer for me, as was per usual now. Its funny, I'm technically not at the drinking age yet - in Japan it is 20 rather than 18.
After a very long day of shopping, we returned home. We were out for about 8-9 hours so I was glad to get home and go to bed.
... and I thought at first his English was excellent. It was certainly pretty good, but he had learnt to use "oh really?" A lot, and over time it went from nice statement of interest through punctuation and to 'something said before I'd actually finished my statement'. Of course, the 'l' sound wasn't entirely there. I forget the exact sequence of events but I was definitely humming "I so ronery" later on, and you may spot a link. He was happy just to practise his English with me, but ...
... my friends Rodney and Yasuko Johnson. They just recently have become proud parents of a baby Hapaboy Yoichi Johnson. I met Rodney and Yasuko a few years ago on a busride from El Calafate to Torres Del Paine. They definitely made that trip memorable and I always wanted to reconnect with them if I had a chance. Luckily, our timing worked out and we were treated to a sushi dinner at their home in Kyoto and we had a chance ...
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