Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Shinjuku Incident

Haha...came across something funny while walking on the streets one afternoon. In Tokyo, you can see human jam rather than traffic jams. Pendestrians flood Tokyo streets along with those who cycles. It sure is a back itching thing to see guys in formal wear cycling a mountain bike to work. Anyway, what happened to me was...

I was walking like a zombie on the streets because I hadn't anough sleep (imagine the beginning of Resident Evil 4 movie with a girl in the middle of the street). Erm...minus the cheeky outfit. I was wearing jeans and a blue top, ready to paint Disneyland red. I gues what I wore wasn't what a girl in Tokyo normally wear. I noticed that females in Tokyo are mainly divided into four types:

1. Gothic Lolita (floods Harajuku, occasionally some comic stores), platforms, piercings, pink real hair, punk type. These are girls tourists look at and snap a few pictures. A minor division are those pinkish lolita or maid costume so famous in Akibahara (maid cafe). Girls in sexy maid costume will give out flyers. Pervert.

2. Barbie Dolls (I mean really barbie dolls with extensive hair, HUGE eyes, crazy lashes and oily lips, small hand bags and heels that kills). I don't want to see a Kent Doll. They appear anywhere at random where even Japanese can't help but to look.

3. School uniform. Need I say more? The thing is...guys crazy over school girls. Sometimes even adults (left school loooong time) wore uniform arouns like a daily clothes. Guys there lurve it. Turn off...tch! Promoting too short a skirt! Pervert! Pervert! Save the young children from short school skirts! Petition! Petition! ...tch, perverts won.

4. Working haggard looking adults or those studying real hard, work several jobs a day...wearing either normal clothes with least make up or office wear. (Uniform is another pervert thing there...any uniform, just name it. Office wear inclusive).

So yeah...I was in the fourth category - haggard and tired looking. So came this guy in the midst of the oceans of lightning, he shoved a magazine into my arms. He looked embarrasses and said only, "Dozo...onegai." Then he disappeared into the crowd again. I stood there for a while, what, expecting him to reappear and explain himself? No luck so I looked at the magazine he gave me:

It looked like a harmless female magazine. There's only two english words, 'Free Paper'. I went back and flip through that night and saw something funny. It's a magazine teaching girls (or guys since all shit can happen out there) to 'beautify' themselves. There's cosmetics, lingeries, push up bras, lashes et cetera. Half way through the magazines, I see females advertising themselves (price quotation included). Wicked o.O. The final segment were older ladies advertising themself (price quotation included as well). Mega kill. Lol...I joked with Kin Man that these are what I gathered:
1. It's a compliment that the mysterious guy thought I was a Japanese to have passed me a magazine with only two english words.
2. He was concerned that 'this' Japanese girl does not fit into any of  the 'desirable' category (1,2,3) thus took matters into his own hands and gave me a 'beautifying' magazine hoping that I would learn a trick or two.
3. He was also thinking for my job opportunity, that is, after I 'beautify' myself by offering guidelines as to how to get into that line. Pay back my supposed investment on lift up bras and broom-like lashes, huh?
4. He looked into my future financial resources as well by assuring me that even after one aged, she still can get a job in that line.

Lembu suci...can't imagine myself walking around town like a barbie doll. Polis tangkap *shrugged*

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tokyo no Yume II

So accommodation - The Sunshine City Hotel. I loooooooooooooove my room....and the bathroom!

Now now...Japan is very environmental friendly. When I stepped into the room, I blast the air-cond like any swaeting hot tourist would but guess what? I heard a low humm and that was it. I tried adjusting the temperature again and each time, a low humm and that was about it. I thought something was wrong with it until I realized the others were facing the same problem. It was actually a method in preventing excessive usage of air-cond by using a slow cooling concept. By night, I was shivering already. Hehe...that's what I call slowly but surely. Talk about air-cond, even their shopping centre is not crazy cold like a fridge here. It's just nice to feel the cooling breeze without sweating but not excessive till one developes goosebumps.

About the toilet. Why I luuuuuurve it so much? Okay, it made me lazy but it ensures the toilet is constantly dry!!! The moment you sat on it, the pressure of yer bum bum activates a water sound system. First of all, it helps to stimulate you to pee, secondly it imposes the sound of micturation. If you know you're gonna fart or make some loud explosive sound, you can adjust the volume of the water running sound. Anyway, after you're done with your small business, there's a biget button for you to pres on the side where there will be some sort of water fountain to clean your perineum. Tissues are just inches away~
However, if it's big business we're talking about, there's another button for you to press where the water shoots at the anus to clean up. Water pressure adjustable. Lastly, the moment you lift you bum bum off the seat, the flushing will be initiated. Wicked.

It's was pseudo-paradise too as they changed the set of yukatta i wear to sleep everyday. It was the first time I used hotel conditioner which really worked. Unlimited supply of shampoo, conditioner and body shampoo rather than those came in tiny bottle. There's TV and radio which played Japanese selections. I fell asleep on classicals. Awh...when the curtains were drawn and lights off, it was total darkness - perfect for piggy sleep.

Breakfast was awesome too! Cold ham, miso suru, vege salad, sausages, fresh bread and variety of jam. There a whole lot of other things which I don't ingest too - mainly meat and those uncooked items. Love the apple and orange juice. I've never taken as much vitamin C as that 5 days. Apple juice alternated with orange and mango juice.

p/s: the flight attendances during my flight to Japan were friendly and helpful. It's sad that I can't sa the same about those on the way back. Rude and indifferent. Nice way of promoting M'sian, huh?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tokyo no Yume

Ohoho...I'm back from Tokyo! There are simply too much to say yet so dificult to word them because it was what I saw which amazed me like crazy. Stupid Animelo tak bagi tangkap gambar. I think I'll beak down the experience into a few blog ranging from the room I stay in to the food I ate. Here is my itenerary though:

~I get the window seat~

Friday, 9am - boarded MAS from KLIA. Ate nasi lemak at airport = RM60. *vomit blood*
           11am - stopped at KK.
            9pm - reached Narita Airport. Argh!!! Excited till...but sleepy la. Took bus to hotel.
           12am - reached Hotel Sunshine City. Purchased a phone card but dunno how to use, panic giler.
                     - first attempt in speaking Japanese when getting help from front desk to use the card.
                     - finally managed to call home around 130am, lega giler.

Tokyo here I come!

The flight gave me a bad neck which last until the flight back which gave me another bad neck which last till today. Yup, I'm having a bad neck still. The flight was good though because we get to eat, eat, eat and eat. There's also sufficient entertainment for the 8 hours flight. Supposed to play Sohtong's PSP de but no battery...*krai*. So I played Zuma, Hang Man, watched House 1, House 2, The Simpsons 1, The Simpsons 2, Ever After, listened to yoga tunes, J-Pop and Korean Hits. Sempat watched some documentary: Mesopotamia. Watched 14 Blade half way, tak sempat see him bathe...argh!

~My pilgrimage~

Hmmm...that's the first day. I think I'll blog about my room next...and the toilets there, yessss....