Disney Sea! ^^

So, this weekend (the weekend after the weekend after the busy weekend =P) I went to Disney Sea with Stephanie! It was so cute, they have a little Disney resort train that goes from the JR station to the different parts of Disney resort, and the windows are Mickey Mouse shaped, and so are the handles! Really fun! I liked the train =)
And I have to say I liked Dinsey Sea more than Disneyland in Paris. I think it is becuase Disneyland is a bit to childish for me =/
My favourite part of Disney Sea is the Arabic part (that is Aladdin!) and the sea (that is The Little Mermaid ^^). At these places we went to some nice attractions! We saw a little 3d movie/play showing how a little boy freed the Genie from his cruel master, and the interactions between the boy and the actor were a play, and the interactions between the boy and the Genie were a 3D movie. Really nice and clever! It was worth the 45 minutes wait! And the other attraction where we saw Ariel "swim" around was also very nice. A girl played Ariel, and she was attached to wires so that she could fly around in the room, and she moved as if she were swimming around, and men were dressed up as fish that moved around, and they had a really cool moving statue that was the evil witch. She even had moving hands! Really cool! And the third attraction (and the last) was a simulation of being in a plane flying through a storm. Also very nice =)
So we had a nice time going around, looking at the different parts of Disney Sea, trying on hats *wink wink* taking pictures =) Oh, and in Agrabah they had a band that played different songs, for example Shakira's "Eyes like yours" mixed with a rock song, and, of course, songs from Aladdin. What I found so amusing was that their instruments were packed in cases that looked like oriental carpets, and the instruments themselves were designed with oriental details, and they said "Salam", hahahahaha. It was so funny, I was probably the only Arab there, and I was surrounded by Japanese people saying Salam. Hahahahahahahah! It was so funny! I was actually tempted to helhel, but I was too shy to do it =P Hahaha. Would have been fun though! And it was also fun to hear the Genie speak Japanese, so wrong! Hahahahahahahah, and Ariel too! =O Oh, and we saw a little dance where Minnie and Daisy and Donald were boarding a ship, and Donald spoke Japanese XD, Daisy had blonde hair =O and Minnie, well, she was normal I guess, but she still spoke Japanese! =)
Towards the end of the day, we found a nice Mexican restaurant with a live band, and we had some fajitas =) Yum! It was nice to sit down and eat, because by then it had started to rain quite heavily =/ It actually kept on raining, so we decided to just walk around and look at all the souvenirs. I bought two cases of cookies, because I wanted the cases (no, not the cookies! At least not this time ;)) We actually wanted to see the fireworks and the candlelight show, but as it was raining, they had to cancel it =/ So, we went home with our wet shoes and happy faces, and as soon as I came home, I took a nice warm bath.
What a nice weekend it was! ^^

The weekend after the busy weekend...

Well, I better write this down before I forget everything! Oh wait... I already have! Oh no! =O
Of well, I will try my best ;)
What I remember is the Saturday when I and Rebecca went to Kamakura and Yokohama ^^
In Kamakura we walked around and looked at a lot of nice temples and shrines.
I have already posted the pictures from there, you know, Daibutsu and all the pictures that are not from the cemetery =)
So, we had a nice time there, and I remember walking around a lot. Seriously! Why do Japanese people LOVE building shrines and temples at high places? It's an entire workout just getting to the shrines =P But since they are so nice it's worth it I guess ^^
I remember thinking that Kamakura would be a nice place to live. They had plenty of nice houses (not apartments!), and they seemed somewhat westernized =) The atmosphere was also very nice and cosy =D
Oh yeah! In Kamakura we found this nice shop that sells music boxes!!! They had so many! And they were all so nice! I actually bought one that plays a nice Japanese melody, and it is a red/black box with butterflies on it =) Did someone say "Picture please!!!" Hmmm, well, if you say so, I can't refuse, can I? ;)
So after walking around and checking out the music-box shop and the souvenir shops, we wanted to eat, so we went to a nice restaurant that served eel, because Rebecca LOVES eel, and when you entered, you had to write your name on a list. Pretty clever so that no one can cut in line! =) And it took almost an hour!!! Gaah! We had to wait for so long! But the food was really good, and the restaurant very nice, so it was almost ok =) I remember Rebecca being so tired that she couldn't even be angry anymore, haha, she almost fell asleep! =O
After this, we thought we had been in Kamakura long enough, so we went to Yokohama where we wanted to see Chinatown =) Well, it wasn' t so easy to find, maybe we just chose the wrong exit at the station, but we could see the bay, which is famous, but I didn't think it was nice enough for a picture. Once again, we must have chosen the wrong exit =P So we walked around, trying to find Chinatown, and we crossed a bridge once, twice, three times... We just walked back and forth, in circles, up and down, alwayd endign up at the same place =P And then finally, we found a Japanese man and woman who knew English well enough to tell us to take the subway to a certain station, so we did (I have to say thank you!), and then we saw it! Lights and restaurants everywhere! And of course we were so hungry from walking around so much that we decided to find a nice restaurant before looking around. And I then noticed that I didn't really have enough money in cash =/ So let's try and find an ATM! And we did! But it didn't accept my card! Gahh! So, we tried to find a nice, cheap restaurant that accepts credit cards, and we did find one that did, if you bought food for at least 5000 yen. So I paid for both me and Rebecca, and we both had something to drink with the food, and in the end it totalled 5040 yen =D LUCKY! I am glad I thought of paying for both, because Rebecca had enough money to pay her for her food =)
After this, it was so late that we just wanted to go home, and we didn't find so many shops, so we called it a night and went home =)
Oh yeah, at Yokohama station we found a store that sells foreign foods and chocolates! Need I say what happened next? ;)
All in all, it was a really nice weekend!
I am glad that I have been able to spend time with Rebecca before she leaves next week =O
I'll miss her =(
That bastard! ;D

Just look at it! =D

Rebecca and a niiiiice waterfall...

We saw so many nice red leaves that I HAD to take a picture! Actually, I have more pictures, but as I don't want to bore you, I will only post one =)

Daibutsu! (aka The Great Buddha) I was inside his belly ^^ The stone was really nice and warm =O



This is the picture that I actually wanted to take =) Also nice =D

I actually forgot to zoom out, but I really like this picture anyway ^^

My new hair cut! These pictures are actually from the weekend after "the busy weekend" so I haven't described it yet, but this is in Kamakura =)

One leaf to the other "I think we are surrounded!" XD

The entrance!

We found a really beautiful temple and its garden =)

Heehee ^^

Even the statues get cold! Hahah =P

Ooooh, I love the birds!

I really like the font on this gravestone! Reminds me of the Lord of the Rings...

Ok, make that two, hahahah =P

I tried to take a somewhat artistic picture =P

The graveyard =) See? Not creepy at all! =)

Buddha and me! ^^

Nippori! Nice weather desshou?

And one last picture of the scenery! Bye bye school trip! For more pictures, check out my friends' Facebook pictures ;)

Peek-a-boo! ^^

The people behind me! It's so funny, the first time I tried to take this picture, I lowered my camers too much, so I only got a picture of the two guys behind me, and they looked so shocked and terrified! Haha, poor people =P

This is poor Josefine who had to withstand sitting with me the entire trip. By the end of the trip she fell asleep, so I focused on Robin and Rebecca in front of me instead, hehe...

But I like my Mickey the most ;P

A new masterpiece in the making!

No busride without Mickey! Robin bought some glue that you attach to a straw, and then you blow "bubbles" out of the glue =)


Robin with a normal pose, haha ;)

My one and only picture of Fuji-san =/ Can you see it? =P

One of out stops on the school trip =)

Busy weekend

I thought I would describe each day at a time, so I will start by describing my Friday! =)

We had a school trip today! I still don't know the name of the place we went to, but that is probably because we went to so many different places with the bus. Or should I say, we had many toiletbreaks =P
Honestly, we were on the bus most of the time, but we did see Fuji-san from the bus! They said we would stop somewhere where we would be able to see the mountain more clearly, but when we got to the stop, it was so cloudy that we couldn't see anything =/ Bad luck I guess, but that didn't stop me from goofing off on the bus!
I have to admit that I actually liked the busride itself more than the trip, hehe. But it was fun when we had our dinner! We went to a place where we made our own udon-noodles, yum! You just had to add water to some kind of flour, and then you had to take the dough and flatten it before cutting it into small shreds. They were really delicious! Too bad some of them clumped together in the nabe-pot XD
I went to Nippori with Rebecca! I am so happy the weather was as nice as it was, because we were outside most of the time. In Nippori we looked at many temples and we went to a big, beautiful, I kid you not, graveyard! This might sound like quite a strange way to enjoy yourself, but it was fun! After all, it was really calm and beautiful. Not creepy at all ^^ However, I have to admit that after today I am starting to get tired of temples and shrines and graveyards. I wonder if I will be avle to survive Kyoto! Haha ;) Maybe we can find a nice unique temple up there ;D I don't know why, but today felt so nostalgic and calm. I was really happy =) I was also happy when we went into the center of Nippori and looked at the stores. We didn't buy anything, but it was nice to wander around to end up at an Indian restaurant. The food was delicious! And in the background they had a little projector-screen where they showed Indian music videos, haha. It was really fun watching how an Indian man tried to win the heart of a younger beautiful Indian woman ;)
After the resaturant, we didn't feel like going back home, so we took the subway/train into Shibuya, where we wanted to watch a movie. It is quite fun, because we found a store that sold foreign food at the subway station, so we bought Hershey's kisses, Tofiffee, Haribo-candy and, well, I don't remember =P Anyway, we wanted to watch 2012, but when we arrived to the right cinema, we found out that we were late, and that that cinema was the only cinema in Shibuya that showed the movie in English. So we went to antoher cinema instead. We were late again, but as it was only ten minutes, we could still buy tickets, and the ISI Tokyo student card gave us a 300 yen discount! Finally the card proved useful! So what movie did we see? Well, it was a certain "Bongiorno"-speaking Brad Pitt movie called "Inglorious Basterds" ;D It was really good! I liked it a lot, Tarantino is a great director =)
So, after the movie we felt like burning the tremendous amount of calories we had obtained while watching the it, so we decided to walk to Harajuku. We passed by Omote Sando-hills on our way, and we found a lot of nice-looking stores and cafées, and A LOT of hair dressers! Absolutely incredible! But I'm not so surprised as they really love hair here =P After walking around and realizing that everything was closed and that it was getting too cold to walk around in our gaijin-outfits, we decided to call it a day and go home. And we didn't meet until the day after...
We wanted to go back to the area between Harajuku and Shibuya so that we could visit the stores when they were actually open! I remember seeing a lot of people inside the stores the day before, but the stores were all closed. I wonder why they stay so late, it was already around 11 pm and they still hadn't left work. No wonder they are so tired over here! Not good, they shouldn't exhaust themselves so much =/
Anyway, we wanted to go back there, but we never ended up there =O Maybe it was because we went to Harajuku first this time, and from there we didn't end up in the same area, but it was nice anyway =) We walked around, and I ended up in a hair salon where I got a hair cut and, for the first time in my life, highlights! The hair dressers were really nice, and they gave me magazines to read, tea to drink, and they even massaged my head and shoulders =O And they were really good. And really QUICK! It only took about 10 minutes to cut my hair, and another 20 minutes to make the highlights, so in one hour I was all done ^^ And they were so good! I really like my hairdo =) I'll have to post a picture and show you ;) So we thought we would have the time to see 2012 today, but alas, we were late =P So we went to eat some dinner, and we found a nice Italian restaurant this time. I had a pizza, and Rebecca had pasta, and it was delicious! CHEESE!!! Hahah ;D It might have been a bit more expensive than other restaurants, actually it wasn't that bad, but the food was  good, the atmosphere nice, and the waiters knew English ^^.
After the food we walked around in Shibuya, and we found another cinema that still played movies, so we saw Drag me to hell instead. So bad! Hahahaha, it wasn't scary at all, and ut was filled with slime, yuck, brr... Haha, I won't see this movie again! But it was still a nice experience to visit cinemas here in Japan. The cinemas are big, and the one we used today was quite old and the seats were really worn out, but the cinema we went to yesterday was new and nice. Well, this cinema had its own charm ;)
After the cinema we went to the station, and we when we arrived to Ikebukuro we saw that my last train from there had alreday left. So, what to do? Well, I just had to go back with Rebecca to her guest house, and there I borrowed a shirt (which was a bit tight as I am a bit bigger than her =P), and her excercise pants. And then I had to share her bed =O A bit crowded, but not too bad =) It was more tiring to wear the contacts the entire night =P I only had the contacts in my eyes, and no glasses or anything else, so I couldn't throw them away =P But my eyes were quite okay the day after anyway, but it felt nice when I took them off. Ahhh, air ^^
Once again, national holiday! And of course we took this opportunity to go to Akihabara and Ginza! We went to Akihabara first, and they really do have an excess of electronics here =P Really, you can find anything here, and they have really nice laptops here! *Drool* Well, I promised myself to buy a MacBook next time ;) Interior over design! I know, I'm really practical =P
Anyway, moving on... I saw many nice manga-figurines and goods ^^ And when I move to my own apartment, I will live close to Akihabara! Guahahahahha! XD But no maid café today! Didn't actually look so interesting when we were actually in Akihabara, it's probably only middle-aged businessmen who go there =P Noooo!!!!! I'm scared.... ;D Haha, well, when I was in Akihabara, and Ginza too, I just had this suddden urge to buy everything! Even though I don't need it, I wanted a computer, an electronic dictionary, a video camera, a digital camera... Abunai! This is a dangeroud place! Thank god I have at least SOME self restrain, so I didn't buy anything unnecessary. After all, who needs these things when you can get an iPhone? ;)
And speaking of iPhone, we went to the big Apple-store in Ginza! It was really nice! It was big, spacious, modern, and the staff all knew English, and they also had a lot of headphones you could try, and the iPods and iPhones all had internet connection ^^ Oh yeah, I feel like going back there and buying a pair of headphones! And maybe a MacBook! And a... Oh crap, there goes my self-restrain =P Anyway, haha, I think Basma and David will like it ^^ Be careful~ <3
And just a quick description of Ginza: Many brands, expensive, filled with tourists, nice restaurants, many cafés (and I might mention that Akihabara had very few cafés, or at least it seemed like it =S), and... I guess that's it.
Well, I guess I'm finished then!
Until next busy weekend!
Sayonalalalalaaaaa ~

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