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20 June 2010 @ 01:04 pm
[PUBLIC] Japan Trip & Pictures → 3/4  


DAY 14, JUNE 10 2010→ Imperial Palace, Harajuku

The first day of Tokyo that actually had nice weather, thank god. We went to the Imperial Palace, but apparently, it's closed to public. Still, even not being able to go inside, the outside was beautiful. We underestimated the size of the palace; the weather was so hot & we had to walk all the way around the giant palace to try to find the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. I swear it had to take at least an hour to actually find it, because we had to walk around the whole damn huge palace. Well when we finally reached there, we found out that the east gardens were just as big & as directly under the sun as the palace was. It was stunning to see, but very tiring to walk around. Afterwards, we went to explore around Harajuku & walked down Takeshita Dori. They had cute stores like Pink Latte, Tralala & Liz Lisa, but we found nothing since we've been to those stores in other parts of Japan.

Imperial Palace





East Gardens of the Imperial Palace















Takeshita Dori




DAY 15, JUNE 11 2010→ Tasheen's Place, Ueno
Tasheen was kind enough to let Jean & I stay with her for a few days, so we left the hotel to head to her place. Once we met up with her & got our things into her apartment, we went to the market to pick up some things. Since she had work, Jean & I headed over to Ueno. We looked around at the shops & found nothing to buy except food, so we headed back to the apartment early. We were also really tired. The best part of the night? Fighting the fucking huge cockroach that somehow got into the apartment. Tasheen & I were scared to fucking death, & while we were freaking out behind a nice safe door, Jean made the room practically a gas chamber & bravely killed that huge roach. It was very scary LOL.

I reminded me of my puppy :D




DAY 16, JUNE 12 2010→ Tasheen's Place
Jean & I were extremely lazy. We were pretty much worn out from all the walking & travelling around Japan that we just didn't want to do anything. The exhaustion was catching up to us & we wanted energy for the Gackt concert the next day, so we laid around being lazy while Tasheen was at work. So you know what we did to pass the time? WE WATCHED HOURS UPON HOURS OF DETECTIVE CONAN. Do you know how badass that makes us?! Detective Conan is fucking awesome. We Tasheen got back home, we went out to go shopping, but we didn't find anything. We went out to eat & I tried a beef steak hamburg, which was really good. But they fucked up white rice! How the hell do you do that?! That night ended early, because we had to get up at 4:30.


DAY 17, JUNE 13 2010→ Gackt Concert
[WILL BE POSTED IN A SEPERATE POST]





We were very excited & hoped to see some Pokemon. No such luck.



DAY 18, JUNE 14 2010→ Tasheen's Place
WIPED. We were wiped out from the concert, a bunch of hot messes. Since I was still sore & coming down from my high from Gackt's voice (sorta), Jean & I decided to be lazy bitches again. Tasheen was going to the pv shoot (lucky!), so Jean & I were gonna lay around again so we didn't strain ourselves anymore than we already had. Again, we went back to watching Detecive Conan because we're that sad. After some episodes, the internet decided we had enough of that show & we couldn't find the episodes after our last anymore.


DAY 19, JUNE 15 2010→ Tasheen's Place, Karaoke
We were supposed to leave this day for another hotel, but Tasheen was nice enough to let us stay the rest of our days in Japan with her. We were happy to be able to spend more time with Tasheen, & also happy that we didn't have to move, because we still didn't recover from the concert. Because we didn't have enough of Gackt & his manboobies, we decided to watch the YFC concert. When the boobies were gone, we did find more Detective Conan (I swear, we're not obsessed), but our luck ran out again. So until Tasheen got home, Jean & I were being stupid & ready fanfic & cracking YFC jokes. Because we're just that cool. When Tasheen got home, we went out & karaoked for three hours. Karaoke places in Japan are so much cooler than the ones here. Way more advanced than the ones in NYC, & have friggin whole menus of food. Amazing.

Jean is a psycho & bought me a real H-Darts six gem :O


We had a lot of damn chips


Amazing parfait at karaoke







DAY 20, JUNE 16 2010→ Tasheen's Place, Harajuku
It was the last full day in Japan for us. We didn't do anymore sightseeing & just wanted to spend the day relaxing again until Tasheen got home. After Jean & I went to go get some groceries, we watched R&RII, & because that concert is so damn long, Tasheen was home in no time. Once she got home, we went to Harajuku for some purikura sessions, which was a lot of fun. Nothing like ending our Japan trip with McDonald's being our last meal xD But we had a lot of fun, even in McDonald's

Guess the handsome man we saw on tv that morning :3

Packing up the YFC shit

Purikura! ♥













Japan was absolutely an amazing experience. This is definitely a memory that I will never forget & a dream come true after years of both wanting to explore Japan & see Gackt. Japan is a stunning country & I would love to visit again. It was fun travelling around with one of my best friends. We may have gotten lost at times, & may have had our ups & downs at some points, but overall, I was happy I could share this experience with an amazing friend.

akiraakito, Jean, thank you for sharing this experience with me. Thank you for keeping me sane when I was worried or paranoid, thank you for putting up with me when I had my moods, thank you for all the laughs & all the fun. You truly are a wonderful friend. shinimegami21, thank you for letting us stay with you, help us to see Gackt, & just having loads of fun & laughs in general. I hope we can do it again someday. My friends & family, you all, who wished me a safe trip, who wondered about me & missed me. & most of all, thanks to my mommy & daddy who gave me the best present I could ever ask for & made my dreams come true.

Thanks so much for reading ♥

PART 1
PART 2
Gackt Concert
 
 
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Tenshin26100tenshin26100 on June 20th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Takeshita dori, it's the place where GACKT was with Domoto Tsuyoshi a long time ago, do you remember ? =P I remember of this place so much because it was in video, hahaha ! lol

Oooh, so you cought GACKT in the Waratte iitomo show, the SAME one I've recently shared ? I so want to see GACKT in TV too, luckyyy ! =P lol

Shinimegami was really kind to allow you and to your friend to stay with her, really ! <3

Can't wait for the separate entry about the concert ! :)
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Ah, it was?! When he got the crepe? xD Hopefully I'm thinking of the right one LOL I actually had no idea he was at Takeshita Dori. Actually, we didn't even know we were there LOL We walked in from the back, not where the balloon thingies were, so we had no idea we were there until we walked out the other way & I was like ah! Takeshita Dori! xD I did see Gackt in Takeshita Dori-- he was on a poster though LOL

I did :D I was so excited to be able to watch him on actual tv! lol He was so cute & shy :3

She was, I'm very thankful to have her as a friend. It was a lot of fun spending time with her :)

Yes, had to give Gackt his own post. Got a lot to say about him >D
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QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
xD

Thanks hun :)
Found out the day before he was gonna be on tv & was like OH SHIT MUST SEE GORGEOUS
SAM: Gacktsammet on June 20th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you seemed to have so much fun and also decided to share with the rest of us :D AND OMG THE GARDEN PHOTOS ALWAYS KILLS ME. I love beautiful places like that. When I go to Munich in July I'm definitely checking out the English Garden.. +sigh+

Looking forward to the GACKT report! ♥
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks hun :)
The gardens are even more beautiful in person. It's surreal being surrounded by so many beautiful gardens, especially if you live around a city.

Have fun with that :)

Haha yeah saving the best for last :3
Karadinkaradin on June 20th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad the weather looked great for your trip - or was it hot? Great pics, thanks for sharing.
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 21st, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Thanks :) For the most part, the weather was beautiful. Fujiyoshida was the only place that was pretty cold, & we were only there for 2 days. It rained like twice in Tokyo & it didn't even last long. So for the most part, it was sunny & BOILING.

:)
煌王 [The Sparkle Queen]: Pretty but uselessshinimegami21 on June 21st, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good time! I would have taken off work, but I don't think it would be a good idea, especially after this stupid bankruptcy. :/ And I wish I was a better hostess and showed you around, but...mrrrr I SUCK!

I hope you guys come back again! I miss you already! Life here is so BORING! :/
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 21st, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
That's okay, work is work & is needed.
LOL it's okay. Jean & I were pretty wiped from the first two weeks, & then Gackt, so we were so blah anyway. Even so, we had a good time when you weren't in work lol

Hopefully we will! I'd love to come visit again :D
Aw miss you too! I'm sorry that you miss our EXTREME AWESOME :P
煌王 [The Sparkle Queen]shinimegami21 on June 21st, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for understanding! ;__; I'm glad you enjoyed my company LOL

you forgot about my ice eating awesomeness! >D

AND AND that restaurant fucking up the rice.WTF?! How can a restaurant in JAPAN fuck up rice? :/

Edited at 2010-06-21 11:00 am (UTC)
mjspice: OOOOOO!!mjspice on June 21st, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
Japan really is a beautiful place. One day...*sniffs* T^T

It was nice of Shinimegami to let you stay at her place. LOL! Catcing GACKT live on TV! He was just so damn cute innit! X3X3

*waits for concert entry now* :)
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 22nd, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
It is breathtakingly beautiful, especially the gardens.

It really was, I'm very thankful she did, & it was so nice being able to hang out with her again :)
Ahha he was! ♥ He was so shy though aw~
Xia: GACKT / farawaymun_chairudo on June 26th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
And I♥your userpic, btw
Is.. IS THAT A X-JAPAN SHIRT THAT I SEE THERE?
/hystericalOFF


Omg, getting up at 4:30AM. Hardcore, dears, hardcore. But I already heard read that you were the first ones to arrive at the place! I hope that paid off.
But I'll probably find out whether it did in the next part. Or rather, how much xD
But you sounded as if it was very exhausting.
Must've been a really fierce night evening, huh? >D

&LOL, those bags of Chipz look bigger than I thought they'd be - weren't they just supposed to be, like, optional? Am not complaining though, I want some, too! :O
Also, omg, those Parfaits. 8D
Just staring at them makes me happy.

Aw... seeing the photos of Japan&the shops&everything make me want to go there as well so bad...
I think I'll start saving up for Japan now :D

Thank you for sharing your precious memories with us and allowing public to partake in your trip so far... :)


8D off to the next&last part, hurrhurr

QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 26th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Re: And I♥your userpic, btw
THAT IS.

Yeah, we're psychos. But Tasheen threatened us that we had to go early anyway. Not that I'm complaining, I do anything for Gackt really xD It definitely paid off, even if it was very tiring. Gackt gives me energy until he goes away.

Half the bags are like air, so it's not so bad. But when you put 52 bags of them together, it's a lot xD I still have a few damn bags left & feel like having some now, damn addicting chips I didn't know they were optional at the time, but if I'm paying money for them, I'm taking them with me xD
LOL of all the food I posted, the parfaits are always mentioned xD They're delish & HUGE we're fatasses we ate so many of them

Hopefully you get the chance to go! It was a really great experience :)
You're welcome, & thanks for looking & reading! I know it was a lot xD;

P.S. And I♥your userpic, btw
THANK YOU! :D

Edited at 2010-06-26 03:38 pm (UTC)
Xia: GACKT statement/ wasfunmun_chairudo on June 26th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Re: And I♥your userpic, btw
I'd SQUEE! but not when I am commenting on a report focused on Japan&G. Sorry, X but you don't mean as much to me. >;

but if I'm paying money for them, I'm taking them with me xD

>D damn right. I plan on getting a *few* of them, too. I can imagine them being a nice bait giveaway...
I didn't even knew the chips came together with the cards at all and that I would be 'forced' to witness YFC's madskillz for strange positions and names, if I wanted to buy chips xD
I wonder if he tried&chose them personally, everyone's been saying that they were awesome he should see what he&his staff are doing to his DEARS lol

♥~~ I will be attending his live in Paris&Munich :)
But it still feels like a pleasant dream or joke. Guess I won't grasp it until I'm there...

Er, no, no, thank you for reading&even replying to my tl;dr comments >_>;; I tend to do that often, though, so I beg you to bear with me x'D ( _ _ );

And I like your writing style.
So I enjoyed it probably more than you did =P

アイリス: insane gacktanei_no_tsuki on July 24th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
So now it's my turn that my tiredness is getting to me (it's about freaking time, lol) I decided to take my time today and go through your sparkly Japan posts while sipping some green tea, yes.

Karaoke in Japan is indeed so, so good. And so is the food, omg. I must do karaoke again D:

Ah takeshita dori. Crepe heaven! I must get a decent one soon, but not at Marion crepe. They put something in their whipped cream that makes me feel icky >.> Other than that, yay! Harajuku is always fun even if you're just hanging around.

AND OMG SPARKLE PURIKURA. Glad to see your happy faces in there :3
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on July 25th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Ah, thanks for looking! xD

It's a lotta fun, & a lot better than the karaoke machines here in America, I'm kinda like friggin jealous xD & the food.. I'm depressed to eat Japanese food here now, once eating all the delicious food in Japan, the Japanese food here is like.. no where as awesome lol

I wanted to have a crepe but I never got one D: I always craved them but I never got one, I'm such a lameass :/ Harajuku was definitely interesting to be in though lol.

8D
Tasheen said that if you were there & saw how we put the sparkles on there, you would say it NEEDS MORE SPARKLES. Apparently, I don't add enough xD;