Happy Thursday everyone!
Weekend is ahead ♥ what are your plans?
I might help out a friend at a flea market on Saturday♥ probably going to sell a few tiny things too...we will see, not sure yet.
So, you know I met a lot of friends in Japan.
When I went to Japan in 2010, I got to know one of my first penpals, Sayaka.
Totally had to meet her again ♥ this time we went to have Shabu Shabu in Ueno!!
It was my (our - Anna and Sashi came along as well ♥) first time to eat Shabu Shabu!!
Met her around 12:30 at Ueno Station ♥ got to wear one of Anna's dresses - wish it would be mine ♥
I took this picture of myself on our balcony btw...10th floor, brave me!! (I'm scared of heights)
Well, let's not talk about myself. Let's talk about FOOD ♥
THIS IS BLOWFISH!!
First time D: and as you can see I am still alive...so I guess that restaurant was a good one
(it looked very fancy btw)
Sauce to dip ♥
(the dark one ended all over my lap btw)
AMAZING BEEF ♥
More vegetables - already taking a hot bath ♥
And last but not least: Green Tea Ice Cream ♥♥
Shabu Shabu was one of the most amazing dinners I ever had!!!
Totally going to eat that again!!!
It's so simple..yet it's SO DELICIOUS!
On our way back to the station we noticed this restaurant...it had steaming Ramen & moving Chop Sticks playing with noodles in front! Very attracting! (and funny)
After Shabu Shabu we went back to our apartment - I forgot to bring my present for Sayaka!!
Luckily she was living right next to the area we were "living" in and so she came by to pick it up ♥
Next time I'm going to see her she might have a little boy with her hoho...♥
So, after meeting my penpal Sayaka we went to Shinjuku around 17:00 to meet one of Sashi's friends, Takashi.
Met in front of ALTA and headed to a kind of 50's style Izakaya!
Lots of old promotion posters and inventory!!
It was kinda dark too...loved the atmosphere!
The service persons were shouting and acting a little silly ♥
Sashi sitting at our tiny table!
...and yeah, we had some more ice cream:
I ordered something that was called "Student's Ice Cream" - it basically was vanilla ice cream and baked sweet potatoe ♥ yum
Anna ordered "Oppai Ice Cream" (oppai = breast)
..you're supposed to suck it.
No one but me did haha. More ice cream for me!!
After some drinks we went to sing:
Sashi's first Karaoke in Japan!
Our room was kinda
Just look at the couch!
Was surprised when Sashi's friend picked this song - Digimon Butter-Fly ♥ of course everyone was singing along!!
Have you ever been to Japanese-style Karaoke?
Oh btw!! Forgot to add some Purikura to my Harajuku post:
The left one is hilarious. I was writing down a little sarcastic comment because no one is smiling.
Also the right one...what the f*ck. My face.
Those two are my favorites ♥
...no comment on these haha.