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Last Day in Japan

08/08/06 | by silverso | Categories: Photos


When in Japan, Richard Gere stays at the Dandy House.


I had a couple of days to kill in Tokyo before my flight home, so I did my best to get in as much "wacky Japan" as I could before landing back in "boring Canada".






The Mona Lisa of Hamburgers: The Konishiki.




Umbrella vending machine.



Kate & I had dinner at the Christon Cafe, a Christianity themed restaurant in Shinjuku. They always seem to seat the gaijin customers at the same tables right at the entrance to the place. Perhaps they think it adds some autheticity to the ambiance.




In Akihabara there are lots of "Make Your Own Robot" stores.



At the train station there was a special train shaped toilet for kids and short train otaku.




Mini puroresuras.



Finally it was time to head home, so I paid over $3000 and got me a ticket for a direct flight from Tokyo to Toronto. Instead of Friends reruns and bad movies, Air Canada's personal inflight entertainment only had one show available: cushion.

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10 comments

Comment from: Azim
Azim

Cushion? are You serious? for $3000? gotta be a joke, right? That’s Hilarious. Glad to see that You made it back alright… now… time to devise a plan to return You to Japan, this time with an abundant supply of Vinegar…at least until I move there… :-)

08/08/06 @ 23:46
Comment from: Azim
Azim

hit enter before I finished the note… once I get to Japan, then You would be free to move about the globe, avoiding life, as usual…

08/08/06 @ 23:48
Comment from: Jeremy
Jeremy

What’s up Jamie? Glad to see you made it home alright. I’m settling into the apartment in Tonami. Just wanted to say that for our prefectural night out in Tokyo during orientation, my prefecture group went to Christon Cafe as well! That kinda place would never fly in the U.S., unless there was an equivalent Jew-on and Muslim-on cafe to go along with it…I thought it was pretty nuts.

08/09/06 @ 02:25
Comment from: Philz
Philz

Never saw that cafe while i was over there or lived there, go figure >_> . I agree that wouldn’t fly at all in the states… I never understood those build it your self robots, they were all over the place! SHould have flown JAL ;) we even in coach got personal TV’s and oddly a few weeks ago the best show back was korean with substitles LOL!

08/09/06 @ 03:29
Comment from: Mary
Mary

Welcome back Jamie
I have read your blog with great enjoyment over the 3 yrs you have been gone - thanks for the fun.
I’m sorry we will not see you on Wed. night, but HOPE you will be able to come up to BBL for a little R’nR in the next 3 weeks.
Happy Birthday for July 11.
Aunt Mary

08/09/06 @ 05:46
Comment from: silverso
Jamie

Sorry you can’t make it Aunt Mary! I’m looking forward to taking you up on your R and R offer.

Anyway, I just thought I would add that is you Google the exact phrase “Air Canada Sucks” you get over 1300 results. Clearly I’m not alone in my assessment.

08/09/06 @ 13:17
Comment from: air canada
air canada

quid pro quo

Jamie Sucks

08/11/06 @ 08:20
Comment from: silverso
Jamie

Speaking of sucking, for $3000 Air Canada really should be providing the sort of special services you suggested recently on your blog.

08/11/06 @ 11:46
Comment from: jenny
jenny

Welcome back Jamie!

R and I have a wedding in London, ON at the end of September… do you think you’ll be around?

08/12/06 @ 00:04
Comment from: silverso
Jamie

Thanks Jenny! I assume that by “have a wedding” you mean someone else’s wedding and not your own. I should be around most likely. Are you thinking of coming to Toronto while you’re up, or are you hoping that I’ll head down to boring old London? Either way, it would nice to see both of ya again.

08/12/06 @ 07:32
Avoiding life and teaching English in Noheji, Aomori, Japan

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