Saturday, July 26, 2008
Apart from the normal (big-sized) console machines,
There are weird things like this fish tank foot-reflexology. You just soak your feet in a tub full of fish, and the fish will nibble on the sole of your feet, thus biting away the dead skin cells.
There are also quite a number of simulated sports games such as this golf game:Here is my lousy attempt at a softball game (P.S. this is the FIRST time i tried playing this)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Fun experience. Kabuki is a form of Japanese opera where men dress up as women in the play. (I have no idea why they do so, but the "female" character's voice sure sounded weird)
This is one of the "exciting" fighting scene... so dramatic...
The rest of the play was pretty much like the next video:
For those who know japanese: Do u understand a single word they are saying???
Its no wonder so many pple fell asleep in the theatre. haha.
Did u also realise how weird the female character(a guy) sound?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Some famous landmarks:
Fuji TV Building:There's a viewing gallery at the top in which u need to pay money to enter. Here's a tip: you dont actually have to pay to go up. Just follow the other elevator to the second highest floor - where a chinese restaurant is - and u get an equally good view from there. Furthermore, its FREE!!
(FAKE) Statue of Liberty
History Garage where u get to see vintage cars
Toyota also has a showroom there. Here are some of the cool stuff found there:
A Toyota-made robot which plays a trumpet!!
Toyota's Auto-drive car. Just like a themepark ride, all you have to do is to sit inside and enjoy the view as the car drives around automatically.
This is one of Toyota's new Hybrid car - Crown. It sure looks cool....
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Its a tradition to wear bathrobes (Yukata 浴衣) and picnic when u watch the fireworks.
Here we are.. me and my labmates. Quite "kiasu", we reach the picnic spot 3 hours before the start of the fireworks just to secure a good seat.
Here are some unique ones. They come in various shapes - heart shape, ghost, jellyfish, cat face, flying saucer, butterfly, mushroom, spiral etc etc. Indeed impressive.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Shibuya, Roppongi, Takadanobaba, etc are places full of clubs. Been to a few of those, some of them have very unique interior design. (Yipes, i realised that i dont have any nice photos to post here, cos i seldom bring my camera to clubs. sob.. sob... what a waste..)
The crowd is usually international.
Some new friends I made in a club:
Thai, Jap, Indian, and Me
Nice exterior design:
This particular club even had a live percussion performance:
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This particular street at Tsuki-Shima(月島) specializes in this food. The whole street is practically filled with Monja restaurants.
They even sell "Monja" t-shirts for 1000yen !!
The restaurant staff demonstrating how to cook a monja:After dinner, we went to the nearby Sumida River (隅田川) for a stroll. The building behind really resembles the Petronas Twin Towers in Kulau Lumpur - 2 tall buildings side-by-side, with a connecting bridge in the middle. hhaa.