friday i went into the city and met jg for lunch. it's the first time we had lunch together on a weekday since he started his new job. back in good old sb, we met for lunch daily. yes, still stuck on sb.
after lunch i went to hang with jg at spa where he made me a real cappuccino.
i'm... to sexy for this cup...
at around 2 pm i went downstairs to hang at the urban knitting studio. i was to meet ta at four so i sat and knitted until she showed up. then we walked up past saint mary's cathedral to japan town. our destination was the (in)famous bookstoree kinokuniya.
except on the way we stumbled on the dollar store. i have no idea what it's called. i bought a whole bunch of fun stuff, everything from super fragrant foamy candies to bamboo ear picks!
schmeebot loves ear picks
gross, huh? well, you aint asian. you know what confucius says: one isn't truly asian if one can't imagine enjoying a good ear picking! you have to admire the japanese though. only they can make the tools for little disgusting habits look cute.
we found kinokuniya and went straight for the craft section. we took turns flipping through all the knitting books they have. very cutesy and colorful. i just loved how the patterns have explicit how to sketches. i had a lot of fun looking at the models. the girls all have big round anime style eyes. and the boys all look pretty.
some hours later jg met us for dinner. we went to a restaurant inside the mall called mifune, i think. we all had udon. by the time we finished the yummy food, all the fun shops had closed. so we window shopped.
good looking plastic food
interesting menu item
yum, kitty burger
that's all the pictures i have worth showing. wish i had taken more. around 9 pm we went to catch the ten bus home. ta kindly waited and saw us off. i'm set to go back to japan town sometimes this week. i heard that the hardware store there is fascinating. we'll see if me and my wiley camera could capture some of that fascination for you.
for now, here's a picture of ta just so you don't think i made her up out of thin air.
I LOVE Mifune restaurant! Here's a disgusting story to pass on along the lines of the bamboo earpickers. My born-in-Japan grandpa (now passed on) used to grow his pinky nail super long, keeping the others trimmed and well groomed. Need I say more?
I had lots of fun hanging out with you! I'll be back soon! Laura
» from efreak
but it should be noted that I had no idea I was going to be digitally captured or else I would have at least sat up straight to make my mother proud. Sigh...
Oh, and go ahead and ask schmeebot just how many sets of earpicks she bought...
» from Mariko
Glad you had fun in Jtown. I wanted to go to that dollar store, but they were closed by the time we got out of the restaurant (Kui Shin Bo. Really good and not touristy. It's right next to the dollar store). I also heard that they are opening a soba restaurant on the first floor of the Kinokuniya building. Please check it out and report back!!!
» from Kimberly
I thought the ear picks were knitting needles. Shows you my mind is always in knitting. Glad you got to spend some time with Thai An!