Wednesday, 2 October 2013

highlights in august/september (tokyo part 3: last day in Shinjuku, flight, date-night out)

Oh no, October has already started. How time flies when you are enjoying not doing anything for a while! (still have lots of studying to do that I wanted to start before the semester begins ; ;) There is something that I really like about October, which is the start of a new season/the start of a new semester/the start of a new blog name (haha) or new work that I mostly think of about this month but - I don't like that it is cold! The worst about this is, even my teeth are really sensitive to this cold (><)

But enough of that, here is the last part of my Tokyo adventure time trip

On the last day of August I had a good time with the guy I met in the club (who is hanging in my room in Germany haha.) He was really sweet and I did not even expect that he would really meet me but to my surprise he did show up which really made me happy. The last days of your travel always turn out the best, after all... Anyway, I will talk about this under the cut. If you are interested in the story, continue reading until the end~
Actually once September started, my departure was approaching very quickly. It was on September 3rd but in the morning and I had to leave my guesthouse in the evening before so that I had to pack everything on the 2nd already. I also tried to call JAL to reschedule my flight to another date but ugh, this took ages and they had to call me back after checking whether there was still available flights in the same economy class as mine and of course, after checking for about 10 days, they called me back, said there was nothing in the same price class, then checked another 10 days and said the same. The cheapest option - that should have been 15,000yen - turned into 45,000yen which was too pricey for me. 
Ah, so I packed things up quickly, went to Shibuya for some very little omiyage shopping quickly and also bought something from d.i.a. because how could I leave Tokyo without buying something from d.i.a.!

After I came back home I got my essential things, 'checked out' and met my bf at the station, got mad at him for being an ass and not helping me with my luggage up the hill (he was eating at the station because he had not eaten all day... can you imagine he was eating AT THE STATION right before we met to go out to EAT. who the hell sh** ** **** ****) 
Anyway, after my little and very subtle anger fit we went to Shinjuku because I wanted to spend a bit of time there. We put my luggage in a locker and since he already ate, went to Alta first. I wanted to buy tons of stuff but I remembered that I won't really be using sun glasses and some clothing here anyway so I refused to everything and spend my money on food. First sushi, then we walked around (and I had to wait for my bf to finish playing his games at the game center where we took purikura before ugh) and then we ate some more at an izakaya and had one last drink.

We caught the last train to Chiba were he lives and where I spend the night. As we were waiting for the train I took a last picture of Alta that we could see from the platform. It took a while to Chiba and it was funny how the more you got out of Tokyo the darker it looked outside of the stations. There was almost nobody outside at this hour either. We walked at least 20 minutes to his place and it was really quiet and everything was closed, I started to feel so lonely (TT)

This building and scenerey reminded me of Hokkaido somehow... even though I have never been to Hokkaido, it had that calming melancholy feeling that I get when I think of Hokkaido. But, we went to a 7eleven on the way and I have to admit that it became a bit less lonely because there were some night-active people. Again, that helped with the Hokkaido feeling haha.

I caught about 3 hours of sleep and then I already went to the airport and home. I got off on the wrong terminal first... but managed to get to the right one by a free highway bus, luckily. This is the first time that this happened to me in at least 3 years haha.
Once I was on the plane, everything felt good. Personally I just love flying, being surrounded by strangers and this feeling of not being on earth. I do not like the air pressure and how it dries my skin but the atmosphere and feelings this gives me are exotic (just until I get home ugh). Some more or less boring pictures from the flight now. Also we had the Yoshinoya food special there, not bad~ But sort of did not fill me up as much as the usual meals haha.


That was it. Needless to say, my trip was awesome even though, as always, great and not very great things happened. I am thankful for all experiences.

As for the date-night out I had with the guy I met, read below if you like~