Thursday 31st January 2009
New Years Eve! And I was about to celebrate it in Tokyo! Id heard a lot of great things about New Year in another country, especially Japan. Me and Niijii didn't really know what we wanted to do in the evening, and just assumed we'd spend the day with each other at the hotel doing nothing. Wrong.
The film crew wanted to come over and film us. Again, although they had said that New Years was originally going to be a free day. Gen (the researcher) called in the morning and wanted to know a time that he could come over with Ikuo (the director). Unfortunately, Niijii was hell tired and hadn't slept again that night. Gen arranged a time with me, and said he would see how Niijii was when he arrived. I got dressed, and didn't put on any makeup because id be putting it on later in the evening.
I checked my facebook on the computers downstairs - which was empty. I guess because everyone was out because it was like 12pm. There are only two computers, which I have to say aren't the best. The keyboards are multi Japanese and English, but because of so much usage, half of the letters are in the wrong place on the keyboard, so if you want to do @ or ", think again. Also, the majority of the print on each letter on the keyboard had rubbed off, so its a good thing I know my way around the letters at least. One computer has a Java platform and one doesn't. Only one will let you upload things from a camera onto the computer (slowly, but it works), and only one stores things like your email so you don't have to kill yourself trying to type everything out again. At night, the computers get busy, obviously with people contacting their families and what not, but every night you would get really selfish people who would stay on there for hours on end. There was a limit of 30 mins if someone was waiting, but of course, this was ignored. The computers are also unsuable after 00:30 because the desk shuts at this time. They're not literally not working, the staff dont want to stay up any longer (understandable as they are there at like 6am to start at 7) and like have to "keep watch". Anyways
Gen and Ikuo came in while I was on facebook and the like and they were interested in what I was doing, so I showed them my FB profile, mixi, HIBISCGYARU forum and HIBISCGYARU Gal Tours website. They were impressed! We got some instant noodles from the 7/11 and they wanted to film me eating :\. Afterwards, they filmed me on the computer talking about the sites I use and stuff. Luckily noone else was about because we were on the computers for like 3 hours or something haha. I also showed them gal secrets and fucks to which they were REALLY interested haha. They did laugh at some stuff on fucks too ... ; D
Niijii was still fast asleep, but Ikuo wanted to do something fun. The hotel rents out a gamecube or dreamcast but there were old games and only like, one controller, so we decided to go into the arcades in Ueno. I am reigning champion of Mario Kart (whether it be arcade or console) and I beat all of the film crew the previous night multiple times in the arcades in Shibuya. Once again, I beat both guys single handedly. Ikuo just couldn't believe it and wanted to keep challenging me, but it was useless! Haha : D)
We returned and Id left Niijii a note saying where we had gone. He was awake and already applying makeup when we got back, so I too browned up, and we took a cab to Shibuya where we went straight to Purikura and met with a Japanese guy we met in London. Hes a retard, and so fucking selfish. We asked if he wanted to take puri with us, and he said "if I take purikura with you, can I be on TV??".... he sent me and apology on mixi. accept or reject? i think ill bide my time. We were starving after all the photo taking so we went for some Okonomiyaki, which I really liked, my Niijii not so much. There was a gyarusa meeting in the restaurant! They looked at me and Nij like "oh my god!" and one girl just couldnt stop staring. When she got outside (eventually) we waved and laughed and she looked like she had a heart attack she was that excited. They came back in and tried to get a table next to us but couldnt, so they left. (It was empty but they wanted to sit like, right next to us, and there was too many of them so I think they probably went to another place to meet and eat). A crowd of young Japanese saw us in the window and got really excited and were waving and smiling like craaaaaaaaazy, so we waved back too. They came in and sat at a table next to us, but I think there were too shy to say anything. We did say "byebye!" when we left and they were like "eeeeeeeeeeeee!!" haha!
It was like 11:50 so we headed towards the crossing and counted down the New Year. Not as spectacular as I thought it might be, there was one firework before the countdown started, but when it got to 00:00, everyone just screamed with happiness. Some twats behind us had a champagne bottle and shook it up and sprayed it everywhere, and some gangster guy who got sprayed was about to start a fight with the sprayer, who had no shirt on, but the sprayer backed down hahaha. His friends had to hold the guy who got sprayed off. Don't mess with them tanned, black haired boys yo. A lot of people took interest in us and wanted our picture/talk to us. Some hime girls were standing in front of us while Gen interviewed us and looked so scared. We got pushed forward by people behind us and they like backed away! Gen got them over (slowly) and they talked and said we were cute but you could tell they were shit scared still. Bless their Liz Liza hearts.
Our UK friend, Ivan, had suggested we find a good club to go to on NYE and suggested the Para club, King & Queen because its "so great, you guys will love it!"......wtf. We went to Roppongi and eventually found it....and its 50 year old dancers. No joke. All the dancing was in the style of ParaPara Stadium, and was music from the 70s-80s. Cringe big time. We also got harrassed by a guy and a girl. The girl kept touching out faces (despite the brown) and saying "cute! slim face!!!" and picking up our hair and throwing it down and picking it up and throwing it down again and squealing "kawaii!!!!!1kawaii!!!!!!!!!!!!!". The guy kept trying to forcefully drag us onto the dance floor which got kinda scary after a while. He would disappear and then reappear and try the tactic again. He also brougt over his friends to talk to us and I think he must of thought we were like celeb or something lol. He andthe girl made sure we got free drinks from the club though 8D that was faaaaaaaaab :p
We left after not even an hour and went back to the hotel while Gen and Ikuo went back to Fuji TV HQ to do editing. We stayed up a little and phoned our families and then went to bed at 4am lol. It was a good day, and a weird night for sure....
Day 3 Purikura: http://tinypic.com/a/1jio9/2
NYE video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm3rXfp4ao4