October 23, 2016

Tokyo Guide For My Future Self

Shinjuku
JANGAN KE DONKI SHINJUKU (sempit, penuh, sesek, rame, tokonya juga kecil)
Tempat shoppingnya dari stasiun jalan ke arah lumine, terus turun lewat eskalator, terus nyebrang
Orang-orangnya lebih tua daripada yang di Shibuya –> belanja lebih tenang
Tempat yang terkenal itu ga jauh dari donkinya
Seria ada di marui

Shibuya
Kalo sendirian ke udagawacho aja
Starbucks yang sepi ada di disney store kesanaan lagi, ke arah harajuku
Disamping Forever 21 ada toko sepatu yang lucu-lucu
Ada tower records yang gede
Donki ada di dogenzaka, tapi rame turis dan kasirnya ngantri super panjang
Pokoknya daerah sekitar eki itu rame turis
109 ada free wifi
Starbucks yang di tsutaya rame tapi kalo beruntung bisa dapet tempat duduk yang ngadep zebra cross
Ada genki sushi di udagawacho, ada restoran pizza yang kayaknya menarik juga di sekitar situ
Pas pertama kesana kayaknya dari jalan inokashira
Animate ada di suatu gedung di lantai atasnya yang petunjuknya tidak terlihat
Sweets paradise ada di parco, ada di takeshita juga
Johnny’s shop paling deket dari pintu keluar harajuku eki yang nomor 3
Crepes di harajuku overpriced, overhyped, dan biasa aja
Dari gerbang takeshita: toko idol pertama yang jual foto-foto ga official di kiri, di kanan juga ada tapi kayak exile gitu2, lurus lagi ada gorakudoh yang jual goods di lantai 2, tiket2 di lantai 1
ATM di takeshita paling gampang yang di 7/11
Kalo belanja di toko-toko di takeshita dan cari yang murah, harus liat sampe kolong-kolong tempat biasa barang diskon
Jangan lupa cek wego
Kiddyland di omotesando rame turis, mending yang di venus fort
Jalan shibuya-harajuku-omotesando eki ga jauh, mending jalan kaki aja
Di parco ada village vanguard, ada toko one piece juga
Tempat abg clubbing

Machida
Donki di machida ga rame, barangnya banyak, tapi tetep kalah gede sama mega donki di shin yokohama
Dari stasiun ke arah donki ada subway
Ada seria di marui
Di seberang marui ada gedung yang di dalemnya ada tower records dan stoknya aman kalo ngincar poster

Ginza
Rata-rata isinya turis chinese
Jalan ke Tokyo Imperial Theatre tinggal lurus terus belok

Chiyoda
Tokyo Imperial Theatre
Ada Imperial Palace juga tapi ga menarik, cuma bisa liat dari jauh, bersama fellow tourists yang ga dikenal
Deket tokyo station, dan di depan ekinya ada bus yang kayaknya mernarik
Banyak pertokoan menarik di dalem stasiunnya, ada mini tower records juga tapi stoknya cepet abis

Ikebukuro
Kalo ga perlu ga usah kesini, ekinya paling membingungkan
Ada banyak bic camera dan sejenisnya disini
Ada semacam mini chinatown juga, dan ada orang-orang standyby sebagai helper(?)
Katanya ada restoran chinese enak tapi rame dan harus reserve dulu
Ada KFC untuk keadaan darurat
Ada animate dan donki juga tapi kayaknya belom pernah kesana

Odaiba
Ada restoran indonesia di Aqua City, yang kerja juga orang indo, tapi makanannya cuma ada set2an -_-
Di belakang aqua city ada patung liberty
Patung gundam ada di depan diver city
Orang-orang di diver city terlihat intimidating…….
Venus fort interiornya paling menarik, ada kiddyland sama village vanguard, kayaknya ada tempat main ufo catcher tapi ga tau dimana, ada tempat main air soft gun juga
Ada museum yang ada buminya gede 
Ada ferris wheel di palette town, tapi katanya ada yang mirip juga di sakuragicho

Akiba
Biasa aja
TV yang dijual di donki muter akb semua soalnya di lantai atas theaternya akb
Kalo butuh banget atau barang yang dicari ga ada di tempat lain aja baru kesini

Roppongi
Banyak bule
Yang clubbing disini yang lebih tua-tua dan berduit
Ada bar lucu diujung jalan yang ada donkinya
Donki disini barang petnya lebih banyak!!
Biasanya prostitutes mangkal disini
Ada wendy’s

Ueno
Kebun binatangnya agak sedih tapi hewannya banyak
Ga jauh dari zoo ada tempat pertokoan yang rame local dan tourist
Hati-hati sama african yang punya bar karena bisa rada maksa
Ada mode off tapi tangganya super sempit
Banyak arcades

EXTRA
Donki < Bic Camera < Yodobashi (harga rata-rata)
Sweets paradise katanya biasa aja
Tower of terror di Disney sea bagusnya naik pas malem
Jangan lupa ke setagaya dan sakuragicho
Supermarket yang murah gyomu supaa
Create juga murah

September 22, 2016

Anime Festival Asia (AFAID) 2016

I went to AFA ID last week YAY HOORAY YAAAAYYYYYY!!!! I wanted to go to last year’s AFA as well but I was in JP :’)
Jadi rencananya itu saya mau kesana hari minggu bareng temen saya, tapi dia kesana cuma mau cosplay, sedangkan saya cuma mau belanja (I wanted to cosplay too tbh, tapi setelah beberapa pertimbangan akhirnya ga jadi). Terus tiba-tiba kayak seminggu sebelumnya atau beberapa hari sebelumnya itu saya cek FBnya AFA, ternyata ADA SHINING STORE OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!! Jadi fix banget yang bakal merima saluran dana dari saya adalah shining store lol. Tapi kalo pergi hari minggu itu barang-barangnya udah terancam abis, apalagi barang-barangnya tokiya. Akhirnya saya nyari temen buat berangkat hari jumat siang, supaya barang-barangnya masih ada. Tapi sedihnya yang mau pada ga bisa, dan yang saya tau sebenernya bisa itu pada ga bales :’)
Akhirnya saya berangkat ajalah solo ke AFA hari Jumat. I arrived at 12pm and agak tersesat disana karena salah parkir :’) Jadi saya akhirnya harus ngelewatin polisi-polisi yang lagi pada ngaso nungguin acaranya mereka demi menuju ke hall B3 Jiexpo :’) Itupun ga langsung ketemu dan saya harus nanya orang dulu yang megang paper bag gambar suatu anime atau game :’)
Finally ketemu juga tanda-tanda keberadaan AFA, yaitu adanya calo-calo penjual tiket yang kalo dilirik dikit aja langsung ngikutin :/ Terus saya langsung beli tiket (bentuknya gelang sih) dan masuk ke venue. Saya nyari-nyari dulu tuh dimana lokasinya official store. Setelah ngeliat, saya panik karena antriannya panjang and THANK GOD ITU BUKAN YANG SHINING STORE LOL. 
Pas saya kesana shining storenya kosong jadi saya milih-milih barangnya lagi, terus karena saya beli barang tokiya semua akhirnya mbaknya pun menawarkan berbagai macam barang tokiya lainnya yang sebenernya saya ga mau beli tapi akhirnya kebeli juga 1 HAHAHA. Sebenernya saya pengen banget beli tasnya, tapi harganya 800k omfg saya sampe bilang ke mbaknya “ini kayaknya harganya salah deh mbak” lol. Tapi akhirnya setelah sekitar 10 menit disana sambil ngobrol sama mbaknya, saya selesai juga belanja disana. Ternyata mereka ga sediain kantong plastik (nice we should love our earth), dan tas saya kan pas-pasan jadi akhirnya cuma barang yang kecil-kecil aja yang masuk tas, sisanya mejeng di tangan saya deh (tau gitu saya bawa shopping bag yang emang selalu ada di mobil -_-)

The venue was a lot smaller than the one that I attended in 2014 (butlernya pun setuju lol). Terus yang cosplay juga ga gitu banyak, mungkin karena masih Jumat siang kali ya. Saya liat ada yang cosplay cewek entah jadi apa mungkin love live atau idolmaster tapi terus sepertinya dia habis diajak foto dan lagi diajak ngomong with some guy and dia terlihat malas lol. Kalo saya jadi that guy sih I’d totally be disappointed since we must be both fans of the character (kalo ga ngapain juga dia cosplay jadi itu) tapi pas diajak ngomong fan to fan jutek amat. Saya aja sampe kasian ngeliatnya. That girl kinda reminded me to my classmate in uni tbh, mukanya rada mirip jadi saya pikir jangan-jangan itu dia makanya jutek (karena dia emg jutek lol).
Terus sebenernya saya ga berencana ke cafe hari itu, tapi karena si butler lagi ngediem di depan samping meja kasir dan pas saya lewat-lewat juga banyak meja kosong akhirnya saya belok aja masuk ke cafe lol. Butlernya ini cuma satu-satunya yang saya tau dari 5 butler yang ada, karena dia juga udah lama. Jadi pas namanya ditulis di bill saya, dalem hati saya langsung YES HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Setelah ngobrol sama si butler, saya jadi makin stress apakah saya bisa mendapatkan kerja di dunia fashion :’) BTW seinget saya itu ada peraturan no photography allowed di cafe, jadi saya mau foto kue aja tanya dulu ke si butler boleh di foto ga lol. So here it is, the cheesecake (and fruit tea) that’s worth 150k dan rasanya biasa aja, kenyang juga kaga :’)

Saya cuma 1 jam di cafe, karena gabut juga sendirian dan kue yang dipesen juga udah abis. Untung saya ga pesen chocolate cake, kalo ga pasti saya udah cemong-cemong dan ga bakal sadar saat itu lol. But honestly I’m very proud of myself because I went there alone LOL. Itu pun juga berkat saya sebelumnya liat ada cowok sendirian aja disana, so I was like hajar bruh lol.
Abis itu saya muterin venuenya sekali lagi, terus pulang. Saya ga nyesel sih kesana meskipun sendirian. Selama berhubungan sama Jepang-Jepangan sih saya ga pernah nyesel, apalagi ada tokiya lol. Tapi untung saya ke cafe, karena akhirnya hari Minggu saya batal kesana :’) 

March 9, 2016

R-22

R turned 22 last week! So R, C, and I (kind of) celebrated her birthday last Monday~!
We went to GI and had lunch at Benedict. I met R at H&M and she gave me a tour of the store because she’s been working for the brand for a while now lol. Then C came about 30 min later and we went to the restaurant. 
I ordered the carbonara and it’s really good! Although the egg was so small :/
We also got her cakes from the set we ordered, although we ate most of them because she was too full because of her nutella milkshake. 
It’s a nice yet quick meeting because we had to get out of the area before the 3 in 1 rule started lol. Hopefully we could meet again soon. It’s really nice to meet them because they don’t talk bad about everything I like. I don’t need friends who talk bad about literally everything I like, even if they’re just joking.

February 29, 2016

leap day!

It’s leap day which only happens once every 4 years. Since I haven’t written anything for quite some time, I’m going to write the recap of my life since I got back here.
  • I met my grandma during the cny.
  • I went to school several times to take care some stuff
  • I met C and R yayyyyyyyyy
  • I met some of my friends in school
  • Finally my group’s proposal was accepted last week so we can finally start making our thesis
  • My dog has fucking ticks idk wtf happened when I was away for months but now he has fucking ticks poor my dog and myself (because those bastards also bit me several times). Luckily most of them are fucking dead now thanks to me.
  • I’m sure I gained my weight because of all the food that I ate here, not because of the food I ate in Japan. I fucking starved myself to save some money to buy stuff there. I’m as fat as a pig, and I ate bacon yesterday and today. omg.
  • The spring term started last week, but I’m still not assigned to any classes because of my uni is so dumb I don’t even wanna talk about it.
  • I stupidly didn’t close the lid of my water bottle properly and the water spilled to the bag and drowned my stuff including my iphone which i used as an ipod and now it’s dead.

February 24, 2016

kurosaki

since my mom uses the quota based internet at home, so I have to limit my streaming habit. I really wanted to watch kurosaki last night, so I watched an episode. Then I continued to watch the other episode on starbucks today...... honestly it actually costs more to buy a starbucks drink than to buy 2gb of quota which worth around 5 episodes of tv shows. But I also wanted green tea frappuccino that I hadn’t had for a while lol. I hadn’t watched dorama for a while and I’m glad that I watched it. It’s definitely a live action shoujo manga lol.

February 11, 2016

Harajuku ♥

I have officially declared that Harajuku is my favorite place in Japan lol. Why??? because of the idol stores obv! So I went there on my last week in Japan twice lol. I went there in January 30th, to buy some pics in Johnny's Shop. I bought around 20s pics, and most of them are Kento's lol. I also bought Jr., arashi, and Hey! Say! JUMP pics.

Then I went to takeshita dori to find the shop that I went there a while ago with D but I couldn't find it!! I wanted to get another nakajima kento gacha so I'd have two keyrings of him :/ but I found gorakudoh instead!!!! It's a store that sells Johnny's related goods! Concert goods, CDs, DVDs, the goods that you get if you buy the limited edition cds/dvds, penlights, posters, photos, uchiwas, and even the goods from their dorama!



My cash was limited at that time so I had to get some money on 7/11 first in order to buy some goods I wanted. I bought a keychain from SZ 2013 concert goods, and an uchiwa of kento! It's definitely the most expensive keychain I've ever bought lol. It's 3000 yen and the uchiwa was 1500 yen. I really want to start my own idol business because it seems to generate a lot of money lol.

Then I went to another store underground, which I don't know the name. It sold pics and posters. So apparently the papa pics that are quite rare on the net are sold there! I didn't buy anything at that time, because I've bought a bunch of pics from JS.

Luckily, I had to buy another bag because some of my stuff were still unpacked and all of my bags & suitcases were already full so I had to go to Tokyo again in February 1st. I also managed some time to visit Harajuku again, for the last time before going back to Indonesia on 3rd February. So I went to the same route as I went there the last time + omotesando because I wanted to buy gudetama stuff in kiddyland.



So I bought another pictures on Johnny's Shop. I really didn't really think when writing the numbers on the form this time, because it'd take a loooooooooong time until I could go back there again. I bought another bunch of pics of Sexy Zone, Jr., Hey! Say! JUMP, and KAT-TUN! Sadly some of the old Jr. pics were already removed and I couldn't buy the pic that I hesitated to buy the last time I was there! It's a pic of Mr. King and Hirano Sho was super cute there but I'm not really a fan of the other 2 so I hesitated to buy it and now I totally regret it! So I really didn't think twice for all pics that I bought that day after that sad experience :/

Then I went to Takeshita dori from the front side (I usually went there from the back) and went to the underground shop to buy some pics. I only bought Kento's pics lol. I wanted to buy some pics of Taiga as well because all of his pics on JS weren't really appealing to me, but I didn't in the end idk why lol.

I also went to gorakudoh to check on some goods again. I saw the blue towel (aka kento's version) which was a gift for sexy zone 3rd album shop edition or something, that I saw on the internet and I really wanted it. I didn't buy it the first time I went there because I had to save some money, but thankfully my dad sent me some money that night so I could buy more Johnny's goods LOL. I wanted to buy some KAT-TUN stuff because I used to really really really like them and their songs are really really really really good. But there's nothing really useful so I only bought two uchiwas of Jin! I was really glad that I could still find Akanishi Jin uchiwas there because he's left Johnny's for a few years now. The uchiwas weren't in perfect condition but it's Jin and they're only 100 yen each so it's perfect for me lol. I'm actually both happy and sad because it's only 100 yen, meanwhile old arashi uchiwas were still expensive AF but no wonder actually.

Luckily I found the gacha shop again!! So I got some gacha of kento and stones. I wanted either matsumura hokuto or kyomoto taiga gacha. I got shintaro at first, and kinda didn't want to play it anymore because I'm really bad at spending money on gacha lol (remember how I spent more than IDR500k on utapri gacha?). But I thought what if hokuto or taiga would come out next?? So I DID SPEND ANOTHER 300 YEN AND I GOT TAIGA YAYYYYYYYYY!!! I didn't continue because I was afraid I'd spend too much money there until I got hokuto. Apparently, the store also sold some other stuff, so I bought some other stuff lol. I bought sekuzo and kento pencils. I thought they're pens, apparently they're pencils......... well at least it'll now last forever and ever because they ain't cheap fucking pencils. I wanted to buy some hirano sho or iwahashi genki stuff too, but I didn't. I'd probably would if I didn't spend my money on clothes a few months before :(



Then I went to kiddyland in omotesando area. I wanted to buy gudetama doll that I've seen countless times everytime I went to kiddyland. I also wanted to buy the fucking expensive but cute hello kitty lunch box but it wasn't sold anymore!!! So I just bought gudetama doll, gudetama card holder, kirimi-chan card holder, and hello kitty phone strap. I wanted to buy the talking gudetama doll but it's more expensive than the super soft doll so I just bought the silent doll instead lol. I'd freak out if that doll could talk.

I had to buy another bag at donki (because I wanted to buy the same one that I bought there a while ago) so I went to the one in Shinjuku because I'd never been to the store in Shinjuku. I went there using the JR Yamanote line, and look at what I saw on the JR harajuku eki!!!!


I'm so proud to finally see him on a banner on a public area where a lot of people passing by LOL. The movie is going to be released soon so there's a lot of promotion going on right now! Sadly I'm not in Japan anymore :'( I hope a lot of people will watch it while it airs there meanwhile I'll just wait until the DVD is released and someone give a subtitle for it lol.



Anyway, I'm glad that I could visit shinjuku again, I thought I wouldn't get to go there again before I go back to ID. I didn't find the duffel bag that I was looking for though, so I had to go to Donki in Machida to buy it -_-

[Instax Challenge] Week 4/52 - Imperial Theater


January 22, 2016 - I visited the Imperial Theater again, and one of the reason was because I wanted to take a pic of this important building where I finally watched Johnny's for the first time (and see the actual grandpa) using my cute instax :3

東京, zagin, akiba

After postponing a few times, I finally went to Tokyo lol. I went to Tokyo quite often, but I'd never really been to 東京 (well I kinda went there for JW but I didn't get to explore the area). I planned to go there on January 14th, but I was too lazy to get up in the morning. I planned to visit zagin (aka ginza, idk why they like to call it zagin instead) so I had to go there early since it took around an hour from my place to zagin.



I didn't went there as early as I planned. I arrived there at around 2:30pml. But I finally wasn't too lazy to get up from the bed lol. There's a looooot of Chinese and Korean tourists there. I didn't find anything interesting in Ginza.



Then I walked to the Imperial Theater because it's nearby and JW was currently showed there. I wish I could watch it again..... and the public can buy the goods without actually watching the show! I wanted to buy a set of Yugo's pic for my friend, but I kinda short on money so I didn't get it :(



Then I went to Imperial Palace which was nearby. The view was great, nothing special though. Lots of tourists taking pics. I'd rather go to Imperial Theater because there were huge banners of JW in front of the building lol.

Then I walked to Tokyo eki! The buildings around there were like European buildings so it's nice to see a different side of Japan! Kinda reminded me of Kota Tua lol. I think they're mostly office buildings. I wanted to ride the city tour bus but I didn't know how, no english information whatsoever around there, and I didn't find the price list either. Sooooooo I went to akiba instead using the Yamanote line.



I saw the AKB48 cafe right after going outside the eki (station). I used to think that the theater is there as well, but it's actually at the top floor of donki in akiba! I went to donki there to check on some suitcases and bags because I need to buy one for my stuff. Even the dvd they played on the TVs sold there were AKB48 lol.



Akihabara is known for its electronic stuff and anime and manga. There were many anime manga goods store. But I was glad that I found some Johnny's billboards there. I went to animate and some random stores. I looked for tokiya's stuff but I didn't find the one I wanted! So I didn't buy anything there. I went home probably around 6:30pm after failing to hang out at starbucks because it's full af.



February 9, 2016

Farewell Party

I've arranged 2 farewell parties in the past. I'll get two for myself this year! Actually one has happened on 14th last month. It's the farewell party for exchange students in my uni in Japan! Ironically, I rarely hung out with them. They gave me this message boards and I'm 100% sure most of them didn't know what to write lol.

I was kinda late there (thankfully I wasn't the one who arrived there the latest). They served a loooooot of food. I was grateful that I didn't have to buy dinner that night lol.


I also managed to take some pics with my classmates there! I also finally met another person who likes Johnny's! Well she actually only likes Hey! Say! JUMP. She watched the new year's eve concert on kyocera dome last year! I'm so jealous!

I even took a pic of myself in front of the school! It's dark though lol.



It was quite okay. I got home before it got too awkward. It was already awkward actually because idk I just didn't really have any friends there. I was also too busy searching the news about smap because they were announcing their disband a few days ago and I just knew that day from my friend. It's also the day I lost my flash disk. I was so sad :/




January 29, 2016

why not

apparently one of my dream companies is currently opening vacancy for my dream job. it doesn’t state that it’s going to be a full time work or such though so i’m not really sure to apply. but i think i’ll apply since i’m already in my last year. wml!

January 25, 2016

Tokyo DisneySea

I'd wanted to go to Disneysea since the day I know it exists. However, it's not my priority to go to Disneysea before going here (yup, my #1 priority is to buy johnny's stuff). I think it'd be best to go there when I go to Japan with my friends in the future (which I don't know when). 

I ended up going there anyway. I went there in January 12th. I thought it'd be miserable to go there alone because I always envy people who hang out with their friends whenever I see them. But apparently I was too busy figuring out the location of the attractions on the map and I wasn't the only one going there alone. I think there were quite a lot of people who went there only to shop(?), because of the duffy bear was somehow very popular.

The view wasn't as pleasing as Disneyland. It was quite dull and boyish(?), meanwhile Disneyland(s) are pretty and just wonderful to see. However, the rides in Disneyland are more suitable for kids, while the rides in Disneysea are more for adults.



I planned to go there at 8am because it took almost 2 hours to go there from my place. But I woke up late so I went there at 9am and arrived there at 11am instead lol. I had to transit a few times, Shinjuku, Tokyo, and finally Maihama. It was also my first time to be at Tokyo station and I was kinda confused (but it's definitely not as confusing as Ikebukuro station).

I could see the castle in Disneyland from the Maihama station. Then I rode the Disney Resort train to go to Disneysea. The ticket wasn't cheap. It was 6900 yen. It's totally understandable though since it's Disney. But honestly I wish I spent it on Johnny's stuff instead.

The first attraction I rode was Aquatopia. I kinda didn't want to ride it at first, but then I saw a person who rode it alone so I just rode it anyway lol. It's definitely not what I expected. It spun a lot and I couldn't help but feeling funny because all I could do was to share it to my friends via snapchat. 

Then I rode the StormRider. I'm not really a fan of the theater type attraction, because I found them mostly boring. It was quite good though, definitely not as boring as the one in USS.

The next one I rode was the Journey to the Center of the Earth. It was the first thrill attraction I rode there, and I hadn't rode one for 3 years. So I was definitely thrilled lol. I used the fastpass to ride it. The last time I went to Disneyland was when I was in high school. I forgot that you can only get one fastpass for every 2 hours. So the next fastpass I took was definitely the tower of terror fastpass.



The prettiest thing in DIsneysea is definitely Ariel's castle. The rides there were all for kids as well. I rode some of them though lol. Most of the attractions were inside the castle. It's kinda dark inside, but definitely beautiful. I really love the view there! I rode the Jumping Jellyfish which is probably like mini tower of terror and enjoyed the view from there. Then I went to Ariel's playground. There's this rope bridge there and honestly it's scarier than the tower of terror for me lol. 



Then I went to the Lost River Delta area. There's Raging Spirits roller coaster and I love roller coasters. The waiting time was only 40 minutes so I decided to ride it without the fastpass. Apparently it has single rider line (and I think the only one there) sooooo I only had to wait for probably 15 minutes. I was kinda not ready so I screamed a little there. However, the others were unbelievably quiet so I was like :/ because no one was screaming their enjoyment as well. It wasn't fun dude, you gotta say "woooooooo" on those kind of rides.

Then I went to Arabian Coast which is nearby there and rode the Sindbad's Storybook Voyage. Sadly, it's all in Japanese so I understood nothing. It's like Istana Boneka in Dufan and some of the dolls were kinda scary lol. Then I bought a smoked chicken drumstick that was sold in a stand nearby because I was really hungry and didn't want to faint there. Luckily it's delicious and only 500 yen! It didn't make me full but enough to keep myself from starving. 

I took another fastpass for the Indiana Jones ride. Then I went to find an ATM because I only had less than 3000 yen. I saw the 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea ride was pretty empty on my way to the ATM (the queue was pretty long when I took a fastpass for the Journey to the Center of the Earth) so I decided to ride it. I had no idea what it'd be like. So I rode a small submarine boat along with 4 other people, and it's like we were actually going under water. I was honestly scared and probably it's the scariest ride there for me, because it's small, dark, and it's as if we're under water (and I can't swim), and there were monsters as well -_- so I couldn't help but thinking the worst scenario that could happen in my mind. It was finally over after what I felt like a decade and I went to the ATM. Apparently it's only for Japanese and Chinese issued cards soooooooo I couldn't get my money there. It's a good thing though because I didn't end up spending a lot of money there.



It was still a while until I could ride the Indiana Jones ride, so I checked out the Toy Story area. However, the fast pass for the attraction wasn't available anymore and the queue was quite long, so I just watched the Mr. Potato talking in Japanese there for a while. I also watched the show at American Waterfront for a bit. Then I went back to the Lost River Delta and waited 15 minutes or so until I could ride the Indiana Jones ride. It was around 3-4C° that day and it was rainy a bit in the morning. Luckily I wore a scarf and a coat thick enough for the weather. I didn't realize it was that cold until I saw smokes coming out from people's mouths when they talked lol.

Finally it's the time to ride the Indiana Jones ride and it was fun. The ride was shaped like a car so and it's like we were riding a car there. The view was quite amazing too. I love Disneyland/Disneysea because they really have good interior design with their rides. 

Then I went back to Mermaid Lagoon to ride the Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster. It's actually just to kill some time before I could ride the Tower of Terror. I thought I wouldn't get to ride all of the rides that I wanted to ride because I wasn't there as early as I planned, luckily I did! I even rode the Raging Spirits twice because I had no idea where to go anymore. The second time I rode Raging Spirits was with a mother and her 2 daughters and it's definitely better than the first one because they weren't silent. I still had some time to kill before I could ride the Tower of Terror. I just wandered around some shops there.

Finally it's the time to ride the Tower of Terror! I thought it'd be like Histeria in Dufan, but it's definitely waaaaaay better! So it's like riding an elevator and seeing some stuff. It still dropped and went up in a sudden though, but not as thrilling as I thought it'd be. The view was totally amazing from up there because it's already dark and the lights made everything pretty. I definitely was grateful that I got to ride it after the sunset!



Then I went to S. S. Columbia in American Waterfront because I saw some people were there and I thought the view would be great from up there, and yes it was! I was kinda lost at first and ended up at the dining room instead. It seems like an expensive restaurant because there's also a bar there. 



I wanted to ride the DisneySea Transit Streamer Line before going home, so I did! I also bought the milk chocolate flavored popcorn that I'd been wondering what's the taste like since the first time I saw it. The chocolate popcorn in USS was better. The view was okay but it's just nice to be riding a boat there. 


I finally went home at 7pm. However, I stopped at Tower Record Mini near the Tokyo Station first because it's the day before Summer Paradise in TDC DVD was released sooooo I just had to buy it that so I could get the poster lol. I think I bought the last one in that store! I also bought the Summer Concert 2014 which has the documentary dvd as well. It's actually 1000 yen more than my budget, but luckily I only spent less than 8000 yen for Disneysea.



I was happy in Disneysea, but spending my money on Johnny's stuff definitely made me happier lol. I definitely enjoy DisneySea more than I thought I'd do, but I wish I could go to DisneySea with my friends in the future asap. It'd definitely be more fun if I went with them.

January 24, 2016

[Instax Challenge] Week 3/52 - Snow

January 18, 2016 - It is definitely a fail one. It’s supposed to capture the snow downstairs on the bushes, and some on my balcony. Anyway, lesson learned.

January 22, 2016

Johnny's World

I started a gratitude journal because of this thing. I watched Johnny's World earlier this month. One of the reasons I came here was to watch them, but I didn't really plan to watch Johnny's World because I was sure that I wouldn't understand a thing. I wanted to watch a concert, but SZ isn't going to have a concert until March and yet I'll already be back in ID in March. So I decided to watch Johnny's World 2015-2016 instead.

I didn't know how to buy a ticket, so I asked about it on tumblr. I didn't know anyone who wanted to watch it either, so I also asked anyone on LJ. Luckily, there's this very nice fan who's also in Japan and wanted to watch JW. Thankfully, she has watched some concerts before so she knew how to buy tickets. We decided to watch the one on January 8th. Then I met her last November to pay for my ticket and we also went to Johnny's Shop together.

Finally, we met again in January 8th. We went to Harajuku first to buy the famous crepes and then go to Takeshita dori to take some purikura. I also found the gacha machines of Johnny's talents and it's definitely my second fav place in JP lol. I got the gacha of Kento, but the machine was stuck so I had to get the staff to fix it first. Luckily she understood me lol.

Then we went to Imperial Theatre. We rode the train on Yamanote lain and got off in Yurakucho. We were there quite early and the previous show hadn't even ended yet. There were only a few other fans who were waiting there. So we took some pictures in front of the building because there are these huge banners of them lol.


We were told to queue around 15min before the gate was opened. We didn't understand what the person was talking about and he seemed quite mad because we were still standing in front of the gate. There were also some other people who were still standing there. Seeing his face, I just went to the side of the building where people started queueing.

People started shopping once they got inside. There's also the guinness world record certificates displayed there. Then I also started to queue to buy some of the merchandise. I definitely spent more money than I was supposed to. I bought a bag, a map, a pack of photos, and the freaking expensive pamphlet. My budget was only 2k yen for that day, but I spent around 4k only for the goods lol.


The show finally started after we waited for what I felt like a decade. They kept playing the videos of old concerts and summary. I still remember the scene where kamenashi kazuya sang one night for dream boys. So, I had to sit really straight to the chair. Wtf man I don't like sitting straight and honestly if I didn't sit straight the person behind me would see clearer since I won't block their view. But there's a staff who told us to not do so, so I had to freaking stay straight for 75 minutes. I was even scared to move because I didn't want the staff to come back. That's the first reason I didn't really enjoy the show. 

I only slightly understood the show, and it was because there's a storyline written on the pamphlet. I was really thankful it somehow had the english translation on it. I still wondered though, why there must be titanic scene lol. Then suddenly kento and shori was fighting. Then Kento was in hell or something idk I really don't understand lol but the scene seemed like he was in hell because there's like satanic voice and fire lol. 

I was really grateful that I got to watch them live, although it's not a concert. I know kento is like really good being an idol, apparently I just realized that he's freaking good in dancing too. My seat was far away from the stage but I could recognize him thanks to his very elegant way of walking. The closest one I could see was nagase ren when he was flying. I was honestly shocked because he just appeared out of nowhere and the way he looked at the audience was kinda scary lol I was like wtf man you need to chill out. I wish it were hirano sho instead of nagase ren though, because he's just so freaking handsome total ikemen idk why such a guy exists. I've always stoned by his face ever since he only appeared for a few minutes on shokura, along with his old group before mr king, way more before the sharks. It's kinda difficult to find out what his name was and I had to google each jr member on wiki to find him lol. Anyway, he did a lot of baton trick during the show, but he also dropped the baton every time. I was soooo into myself-during-stageplay-training-period that I wanted to comment on almost all things. It honestly made me tired to watch them because I had these thoughts while watching them. I probably wouldn't have these thoughts if I never joined the drama thingy a few years ago. I probably would have enjoyed the show more. I probably wouldn't spot mistakes here and there. 

I'm still grateful though that I could watch them live, and joined the drama thingy a few years ago. There's this scene where all group members were supposed to be there, but hokuto wasn't with stones. I just hoped that he was okay. He joined the group later though. I'm also grateful that I could watch Kento performing Forever L live. That's like my fav song of his ever. Thanks to that song, he went back to be the good guy and back on earth.....I guess? lol. I really need someone to explain the whole story to me because I have a loooot of questions.

The show was ended, and I felt great that I watched the show, even though I have lots of questions to ask. I also saw the super grandpa, Mr. Johnny Kitagawa himself on my way out! A lot of people kinda slowed down there and I got curious too. I saw an old man with probably 10 bodyguards around him and eventually saw his face and yup I'm sure it's him. I think he was meeting with someone there because I saw him talking to someone wearing a suit or something. If no one else was there and it was only me and him, I'd probably bombarded him with all of the questions I have since he's the producer of the show. 

I was struck by the sadness that I didn't really enjoy the show while I was on my way home. However, I have also made a resolution to myself that I want to be more grateful this year and thankfully I remembered that. So I made the grateful post instead omw home on tumblr so I would at least feel less sad, and I was.

January 19, 2016

[Instax Challenge] Week 2/52 - Johnny’s World





P.S. - I know the angle is terribly wrong and I looked scary AF but this is the only way to get Shori and Kento to the pic lol

Ueno Zoo

I should have written this post since 2 weeks ago, but there are so many pics and it’s hard to choose lol! Anyway, I went to Ueno Zoo on January 5th. I love zoos! My main reason was to see the polar bear. I also want to practice my dslr skill so I guess the zoo would be a great place to take some pics.
I wanted to go there early but I think I slept in or something lol. I arrived there at around 11:30am. The first animal I saw was giant pandas! Luckily it’s not my first time to see them so I didn’t spend too much time adoring them there lol.
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Then I saw birds, tigers, and I don’t remember what else were around there. There were gorillas as well but I didn’t see it because I’ve seen them in Ragunan and there were lots of them. Then I finally saw the polar bear!
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I think there were supposed to be 2 of them, but only one was shown. I kinda felt sorry for the bear because he’s definitely the main attraction of the zoo and there were lots of people there, and he had to chase the food that was thrown by the zookeeper here and there so that all the visitors could see the bear :( I hope it’s happy though just like the animals in madagascar movies.
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There were these monkeys as well. I don’t remember the exact name but I think they’re not always there. They were totally playful with each other and some are just staring at the visitor and some are busy looking for fleas(?) on the other monkey lol. I literally saw the infant pushed another one and they started chasing each other lol.
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However, my fav is definitely the horse! I think her name is Erika and we’re both 21yo!!! She was alone there and no visitors were looking at her because they’re too fascinated with the sheep nearby. I immediately started talking to her and I didn’t even realize it lol so I felt funny when I realized I was talking to her. She was so cuteeeee and looked lonely and I could totally relate to her because I went to the zoo by myself. Perhaps that’s why I could feel like there’s something between us lol. If I could adopt her, I’d already adopt her by now. I wish she’s happy and strong and healthy so I can visit her again sometime in the future!
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The sheep that stole the visitors attention instead of the cute horse :(
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There were penguins as well! I don’t remember if I’d ever seen penguins before. They were surely cute though not as cute as the horse lol.
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The zoo got quite bad comments on tripadvisor and I could see why. The cage for the zebra was under maintenance or something so they put it along with the goats wtf??? and the giraffes were also in enclosed spaces wtfffff I’d never seen giraffes which definitely have huge body were put in such small places!!!!
It’s the oldest zoo in Japan and I really hope they can get better maintenance and everything for the sake of the animals. It’s just really sad to see some of the animals :(
The zoo was divided to east area and west area. I thought I wouldn’t spend so much time there since it’s a lot smaller than Ragunan Zoo (I spent 4 hours there). Apparently I spent more than 4 hours only in east area. Luckily I got to see all of the animals in west area just in time before the zoo closed because it’s smaller than the east area. 
Then I just spent some time in Ueno to see some shops. I bought instax film at yodobashi camera. Apparently it’s slightly more expensive than bic camera :( Then I kinda spend 1000 yen at ufo catcher -_- I shouldn’t have played anything because I didn’t get anything in the end -_-