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... been to Odaiba twice before with Shigeki. On our previous visit, Norzin and Shigeki had taken us to one of the restaurants there overlooking the water. There was a fake Statue of Liberty there. We could now tell people that we had diverted the course and went to New York as well.
From Odaiba, we took a long monorail ride back to Shinagawa. All in all, it had been a pretty long day. We didn't return to the hotel till 5.30pm.
... rest of the boar was later smoked and put into a cardboard box along with the other smoked things (whole fishes and squids).
We lived at the barn which included a wood stove for heat (not for the second story bedrooms though), a lot of raw meat laying around, a french guy, and one 20kg bag of rice that fed some of us three meals a day.
We met Hiroshi, Toshika's husband, one of the daughters, and the barn cat. Toshika explained that ...
... you were in another world. That was one of the things we loved was the random alleyways with bars and cool little shops all over the place. So training went on again for another week until Friday we had a mini-graduation ceremony and got our official pins/ name badges.
And then we went to karaoke.....
Which is why I'm so sick now. We went to an izakaya first (like tapas) and ate and drank a LOT. Then after much debate all went to karaoke which turned out to ...
... was this speed/reaction based card game which was quite fun (also the reason the blog is going up a bit late - expect it to happen again :p)
Apparently the prefecture north of us had a metre of snow today and lots of cars got trapped, but it was actually quite warm here/Mito. I STILL LIVE IN HOPE!
Meeting the mayor tomorrow and doing a tea ceremony as well. Will report back tomorrow. :)
Today we had a free day before Bernd's J-PARC shifts and before the late-season typhoon hits that’s bearing down on us … heavy rain in store the next 2-3 days. It has cooled off a lot, was cloudy, and there was a brisk wind, but it was still nice to get out and get some fresh air. We rode our bikes to other parts of town we hadn’t explored yet. We have a nice map ...