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Natsu Yasumi (August 17): Birthday Bash for August Celebrants

Posted in Happenings, Inuman, Jologs in Japan with tags , , , on August 31, 2008 by niennavarda

We celebrated Jem (Aug 17), Lau (Aug 25) and M’s (Aug 31) birthday by indulging into gluttony at the Carne Station at Ginza. For only 1000 yen (lunch time) we got to stuff our bellies with tabehodai (eat-all-you-can) yakiniku red meat for an hour πŸ˜€ Highly recommended for meat lovers. Too bad it only lasted an hour.

Because lunch finished early and we were up for more partying, the gang went to the Big Echo Karaoke at Ginza to burn some calories we accumulated from the tabehodai. We had so much fun that I think we spent around 5-6 hours singing and dancing and shouting. Hahaha. I had bit too much Smirnoff Ice that some episodes were a bit hazy. Hehehe.

Kaladkaran peeps at the Big Echo, Ginza

Kaladkaran peeps at the Big Echo, Ginza

After the Karaoke, Tid, Jem, Orson, Justin and I checked out an Indian restaurant at Ginza. It was a bit pricey but had the best lamb curry I’ve ever had πŸ™‚ I so miss Prince of Jaipur back home.

After the meal at some Indian resto in Ginza

After the meal at some Indian resto in Ginza

More pictures of the day’s happenings from Ramil and Orson πŸ™‚

The week flew by so fast but it was a week well spent. So far one of the best weeks I’ve ever had. Looking forward to actually living life some more πŸ˜€ As for the rest of the week, who said you can’t live life to the fullest at weekdays? πŸ™‚

Natsu Yasumi (August 14): Tokyowannoryosen – Tokyo Bay Cruise!

Posted in Happenings, Jologs in Japan, Travel with tags , , , on August 29, 2008 by niennavarda
It was a night of nomihodai (drink all you can) and yukatas for the Kaladkaran gang when we joined the Tokyowannoryosen last August 14. It was also the first Kaladkaran Japan event I’ve ever organized.
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Me in a yukata πŸ˜€

Almost everyone was wearing a yukata and I must say we all looked so cute! Wearing a yukata also earned each of us a 1000 yen discount, hurray! Di lang kami cute, nakamura pa kami. Hehehehe.
The Kaladkaran gang donned in full yukata regalia for the Tokyo Bay Cruise

The Kaladkaran gang donned in full yukata regalia for the Tokyo Bay Cruise

The tour gave a fantastic view of Tokyo at night and we were able to see the Rainbow Bridge up close.

(L-R) Elai, Apple, Me, Ish and Tid with Tokyo's night time view in our background

(L-R) Elai, Apple, Me, Ish and Tid with Tokyo's night time view in our background

The crowd was lively, everyone was having fun and the Yukata Dancers sure did sizzle up our summer night πŸ˜›

Yukata Dancer (Picture from Ed)

Yukata Dancer

Too bad the tour only lasted for 2 hours. Uber bitin talaga. Anyway, after the boat docked, the gang conducted around two hours worth of picture taking toΒ  grab the momentous event of Kaladkarins in yukatas. Hehehehe. This is one night I’m sure I’d never forget πŸ™‚

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The gang inside the boat πŸ˜€

More pictures from Tinats and Ed and a really cool video from Lau πŸ™‚ Salamat sa pictures at video, guys!

Backtrack: Fuji-Q Highlands

Posted in Jologs in Japan with tags on August 6, 2008 by niennavarda

Uber tagal na nito but just felt the need to backtrack πŸ˜›

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Kaladkaran at Fuji-Q (picture from Tha πŸ™‚

Went to Fuji-Q Highlands with the Kaladkaran gang last June 8. It was the first major Kaladkaran excursion I ever joined. It has only been barely a month since I arrived but I already want to cover as much of Japan’s territory as I possibly can πŸ˜€

The trip was soooo much fun! It was an awesome day. It’s one of those experiences you would never forget the for the rest of your life. It was my first roller coaster ride, too (Fujiyama involving a 79m drop-weeeeeeee)! Talk about desensitizing one’s self of his fear of heights and quenching one’s need for speed!

Oh my Goooood!” is all that I can say. Fun! Fun! Fun!

P Thanks to Scion for the picture!

That's me on the left anticipating the loops and drops of the 4-D roller coaster Eenjanaika. Regina on the right still so poised. Hahaha, di halatang takot πŸ˜› Thanks to Scion for the picture!

More pictures here, here and here. Thanks to Scion, Tha and Sheen πŸ™‚

Kugenuma Kaigan Beach and Jac’s Birthday Party

Posted in Happenings, Inuman, Jologs in Japan with tags on August 4, 2008 by niennavarda
Kaladkaran at the Kugenuma Kaigan Beach

Kaladkaran at the Kugenuma Kaigan Beach - picture taken by Gabby (M is somewhere out there) πŸ™‚

Went to the Kugenuma Kaigan Beach with the Kaladkaran gang last Saturday to make sense out of the summer heat. It is true that the beaches in Japan are NOTHING compared to the beaches back home but it’s just so freaking hot lately that any body of water to dip yourself into would suffice. The waves are great for body surfing and tried my hand at it. Got scraped elbows and multiple sun burns from the experience but it was so much fun! I wish I was a better swimmer so I would have the confidence to swim further out into the sea and catch better waves but I am not so I just contented myself with those I could catch. It was still loads of fun anyway πŸ™‚ Hope I’ve become a better swimmer next time.

Got darker by a thousand degrees and body pains to infinity but would definitely do it again! Plus any gimmick with the Kaladkaran gang is bound to be fun πŸ˜€ Kulitan elevated into an art form πŸ˜›

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Ishy-babeh and I at the Kugenuma Kaigan Beach (sunburnt and all) πŸ˜›

After the beach and a staggering 800 yen shower (Yep pinatulan ko. Unlike the guys, di ko kayang tiisin ang kalagkitan ng karagatan for 1 and a half hours sa tren πŸ˜› and besides sabi ng mga namamahala kawaii daw ako, hehehe) , off to Jac’s party we went. Inuman na naman ito! Parang di ko lang kaiinom the night before at sabog pa from absinthe the day itself. Wehehehe. Saya!

It was a night of pancit, beef steak (beaf steak ba yun? wehehehe), shrimp-thinga-ma-jigs (hehe, sorry di ko alam pangalan ng dish πŸ˜› hehei), chu-hi and more absinthe at Jac’s and Guia’s beautiful apartment at Nagayama. Discovered that I have a natural talent for playing Wii. Hehehe, kicked a lot of butts. Wehehehe. Super fun! Too bad I wasn’t able to stay awake for as long as the other people were. Was so tired from body boarding and was still sabog from absinthe the night before. πŸ˜›

Looking forward to the next drinking spree, guys!

Jac's Birthday Party with Vanush and Laiza

Jac's Birthday Party with Vanush and Laiza

Had to face the long trek to Bubaigawara and Nishi-Funabashi early the next day to get the free microwave I looted from Tokyo Free Cycle. Was hoping I can still drag the thing halfway Tokyo with whatever energy that’s still left in me. Arrgh, and it’s going to be so freakin hot again! On the other hand, adventure na naman iyon πŸ˜›