Sunday, December 04, 2005
So if you remember a few posts ago I wrote about not having any internet for a LONG time. What was I to do? I had, 1) A lot of money, and 2) A lot of time. The solution then was....
Yes those gave me good company for a while but I couldn't just stay in my house wasting my precious little time in Japan so off I went to Tokyo(many times in fact)
On November 3rd I met up with Brittney Guy, Mie and her sisters to hang out in Tokyo.
Brittney, for those that don't know, tore a ligament in her foot resigning her to a wheelchair for almost 3 months(although now I think she can walk with a brace)
The first night I went out with Buri-chan(brittney), Mie, and Kousaku to Roppongi hills. Let me tell you that place has more foreigners than Japanese. Really strange, yet it was interesting.
See, things are great in this picture. You can see that they even have designated spots for wheelchairs on the trains.
But it's getting off the trains and leaving the stations where the problems begin.
You see many of the older stops on the Tokyo Metro don't have elevators. But it's ok because with the help of 2 station attendees you can get from the platform to the 1st floor.
But then you need to go to ground level. And that is where you are out of luck. It took these 4 Station workers, plus 2 more coordinating ahead to get Brittney out of the subway station. While it was hard work you could tell they enjoyed helping out because I doubt there had ever been a person in a wheelchair come through this station, let alone a loud and boisterous foreigner!
The Imperial Moat(I guess that's what it's called)
The most famous bridge in Japan(I forgot it's name) that leads into the inner-grounds(no one is allowed in there).
Our best friend posing for the bridge(yeah this guy was the cause of a LOT of attention)
And lastly the outer grounds(that gravel made it impossible to push the wheelchair, but we somehow managed)
Later that Night Brittney, Mie, Kaori, and Yuka, and I went out for some drinks!
After that crazy fun weekend I went to Kusatsu to check out the place and go to the onsens(
A Kusatsu hot spring, although this one was just for scenery and not for public use.
After that the group and I went out for some karaoke at this Hard Rock bar in Kusatsu.
Top row(L to R) Me, Nick, Will, Karla
Bottom row(L to R) Mikako, ?, Lucia
Ok there is still a lot more but I'll leave you guys for now.
But, here is a taste of things to come! Later,
B) Is the JDM version of GT4 different from the USDM?
C) Have you driven the M5 yet in the game?
LOL I'd have to agree with Howard, what is that Casio thing?