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28 July 2008 @ 07:03 am
Haha, jet lag!  
Well...softlykarou and I woke up at 5:30 a.m., which isn't so bad. We went to bed at 10 p.m., which is better than I did my first day in Ireland. (that was like...bed at 6 p.m., up at 3 a.m., and I did that for a week. I have softlykarou to help me stay up this time, though, or vice-versa as it turned out.

We met a Japanese couple yesterday who asked us directions to Tokyo Tai(something). Unfortunately, we couldn't help them--even if I had gotten his second word, we can barely find our way around Shinjuku, much less anywhere else in Tokyo. We apologized profusely and went back to the hotel.

Speaking of directions...most streets here don't have names. The ones that do usually don't have signs. The ones that do usually aren't in English. It makes finding your way around almost impossible, even with a guidebook that has a detailed map or the occasional detailed street map. I did manage to nagivate us back to our hotel from a map entirely in Japanese, though, because I could read all but one character in the hotel name. That made me feel accomplished.

Of course, right after I did that we turned around and saw "Keio Plaza Hotel" in huge letters on a building 200 feet away, so really, it wasn't that much of an accomplishment. :-p
 
 
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Michaelping816 on July 28th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
Are you like a red-haired giant among them?
dorchadasdorchadas on July 28th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. I keep catching people looking at me out of the corner of my eye.

Except on the subway, because there's a lot of Japanese people who look way more bizarre than I do riding it at any given time. :-p

(now with added correct login!)
Michaelping816 on July 28th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
i was about to say...