Sunroute Umeda Hotel
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Our c.24 hours in Osaka were mostly spent organising the last few details for our trip to the Philippines (we needed to book a few things and also understand if the typhoon's impact would require us to change our plans).
In the afternoon of Thursday 21 November, we took some time to explore a bit the Umeda area where we were staying, …
... that I stumbled on were hilarious. I was on the wrong side of the canal and I happen to see an almost naked person panted on the back of a building with rose petals everywhere. Mind you, this was one of the more PG13 hotels that I saw.
I had to see the Osaka Castle. I am well aware that I am slightly obsessed with the Tokugawa Shogunate, and the Osaka Castle played a key role during the beginning of their takeover of Japan. The Castle has been reconstructed ...
... the English speaking staff at Bogart's and it was so nice to have a chat with the friendly staff there.
It's located in front of a river and has a nice relaxing terrace perfect for summer, was soaking up the sun while eating my lunch.
Groups of 8 or so older Japanese men, dressed in expensive suits, sunglasses and shining leather or crocodile skin shoes, with one obvious "main man" in the center of the group, swanning through the crowds like they own the city, while passers by get out of their way and avert their gaze, I assume out of respect or fear.
It is great fun to watch.
Heading to all of the usual places to get photos, we found ourselves on ...
... day. However, the principal asked me if I would help two students with their English speeches during lunchtime. So they read me their speeches about "Why English is important to them" and I gave them feedback on their pronunciation and delivery. I will meet with them every lunch time this week and they will be video recorded on Saturday for the competition. Tomorrow I will be recorded reading their speeches and they will be given the recordings to help them with ...