Friday, January 28, 2011
I took sat off to attend a club event in which I was in the fashion show of. Ash and I started our day in Shinjuku getting our hairset done. We dropped by closet child and 0101one to find some accessories. I couldn’t find what I was looking for so we headed back to shibuya and 109 so she could get her shoes fixed and I can buy stockings and a white collar. We met up with everyone else and ate at an izakaya.
The japanese people on the other table were really interested to as to this large group of gaijin gyaru and wanted to take photos with us after we asked of they could take a photo of us for us. I met some more gaijin gyaru and had lots of fun. We took purikura afterwards and had kind of what was like a purikura fest.
We arrived at Jpop café around 11 and got in for free. We each had a free shot on the house from lexy and stepped into the dance floor. The club was very pretty and the music was great. There weren’t very much people yet but its still early. I got to see lexy dj and I was quite impressed.
Im def not used to my JD shoes yet as my feet were killing me. We danced a little and time went by. We were hoping for the crowd to improve. It did a little but it was just mostly older people in their 30s and even 40s…. anyone remotely fashionable were exgyaruo… I wished the rest of our group came with us, but it seems that the average gaijin gyaru here tend to only go out during the day and don’t really club or enjoy the nightlife all too much… its kind of sad I think…
We thought maybe the fashion show will lighten up the mood but instead it was all messed up. SOMEHOW the fashion show became a competition and well ash and I won… but DUH we were grouped together as one unit. So on top of it being all weird and embarrassing, it was a unfair contest? If you would call a contest… I really wanted to make the best of it but it just wasn’t working. I really missed Atom right then… We ran into some random old foreign guys who insisted we were harajuku style. While Harajuku isn’t a style, it’s a place, the clothes and hair style we had were not that of what people in harajuku really wear all that much. Its distinctly shibuya and Shinjuku. Even if it were stereotypically “harajuku” style we weren’t wearing Lolita or vkei clothes.
We all left a little early and ate at café gusto and called it a day. I kinda felt bad since Lexy organized events were normally successful. I think out of everyone Fredrik had the least amount of fun because I think the crowd is the most important for him. It is for me too though I do really like the music. It was just a shame since the djs were pretty good too.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Its about Friday and I am anticipating Ash’s return on Sunday. I have started to become a little less lonely because of monika and the soon arrival of Viki. The first day viki arrived I had work so I picked her up at yoyogi hachiman dropped off her stuff at my house then returned to Shinjuku where I sent her off with monika.
Starting on Saturday was the day I really started to hang out with viki. I went to bed as soon as I got home so I can hang out with her as much as I can during the day because the main priority for her is shopping and shopping only ( though I wish she’d try to experience a bit more than just that)
The first day I believe we decided to go to Harajuku because she wanted to see the wigs from the Pricila? Store. We hit up Lafore first. Normally when ever I went to lafore, I only saw the main level and kinda gave up at there. Everything looked pretty normal so I didn’t bother. Little did I know lafore carried Lolita and vkei brands (yes I guess im really that stupid or just never really paid attention to online loli/vkei comms ) Lucky for Viki the winter sales are still on and she got to browse around and buy lots of stuff. I picked up a H.Naoto tank for 3000yen and Vidoll cellphone screen protector and soap pump (it was too cute!)
Next stop was pricila. I was contemplating on buying a black wig to counter act all the dumb aggressive nampa these days. Without ash ive been feeling a little unsafe as I was almost stalked home in a car once…. But then when I looked at the price it was a little to much for me to handle so I decided against the wig idea.
We made it to takashita dori just a little before closing but didn’t really buy much there. Then I believe we headed home and though I said she would go with me to double hearts, she decided her stomach hurt for some odd reason. And so did her head, and feet? For that matter. Odd anyway I headed towards Alta by myself to meet with Fredrick and friends to go to double hearts.
Double Hearts in Roppongi. Drinking and Dancing with the Models
When we got to roppongi, a few more people joined us. To my surprise, Ryuichi? Lee’s friend whom I met 2 years ago was there. It was such a long time no see situation. When we arrived I heard the music coming from downstairs and it made my anxious to get inside.
The crowd was full of cool looking gyaru and gyaruo and best yet the music was absolutely amazing. We danced and danced and drank and danced. The other great thing was there weren’t really much nampaing either.
Towards closer to the end of the night, a large group of megg youth models came. Being kinda stupid I didn’t know until Fredrik told me. It then dawned on me why there was a large group of relatively taller boys in the corner there. We kept on dancing. At some point I was made to dance on the box with engla and one of them kept trying to look up her skirt in a playful joking manner. I cut his view with my hand and looked at him like he shouldn’t. I was wearing shorts so he couldn’t see anything so he playfully tried to lift up my shorts (lol fat chance theyre skin tight haha)
I just kept dancing and dancing. I danced so much I think I droped 3lbs right then and there. LOL
109 and Atom
The next day I tried my best to get up early. Didn’t work too well. I managed to get up early enough to get ready and make it to 109 with viki. We did some shopping and she was quite trilled about DIA.
After we finished shopping, because Viki didn’t go to double hearts with me last time, I INSISTED that she have to come this time. She promised so she couldn’t back out of it. We went home and got ready for the club. We arrived at the right time and I tried to dance. But she didn’t seem to be in the mood. I tried my best to get her to have fun and dance. VIKI WHERES THE CLUB SPIRIT I USED TO SEE YOU WITH BACK IN VAN A FEW YEARS AGO. I then found out she hasn’t gone clubbing since the times we used to go on VIP nights.
She eventually got in the mood. I ran into my friend Yuri and she was also with Theresa. We danced on the box a little with them and I wanted to check out other floors we were on the hiphop floor for a little but I didn’t like it much so we went back to the main floor. We went back down a little later when the dj got better but eventually I got sick of it and wanted to go to the top floor. Normally on Sunday nights I always stay up on the trance floor and sometimes am on the other floors. I tried to get viki to dance but she wouldn’t. She let me dance a little as she sat and watched. I felt kind awkward. She said she couldn’t feel the music for trance. Overall the music in Japanese clubs are unfamiliar to her so she didn’t feel like dancing to it.
She wanted to leave around 3am. Its SOOO early by Tokyo clubbing time. We eventually did leave around 4ish but I normally stay til last. I guess club life isn’t for everyone. I personally prefer the clubs in japan over Vancouver but oh wells to each their own.
Monday Shinjuku and Ash returns!
Next on Viki’s shopping adventure we hit up Shinjuku. Again im not able to wake up TOO early. We managed to make it to closet child and 0101 one. I bought a Jesus Diamante tank for 3000yen. The Shinjuku location was MUCH better than the harajuku one. Even though I bought more at the harajuku one, Shinjuku had much more selection. We spent quite a long time at closet child so by the time we got to 0101 one we had just enough time til closing to see what we wanted to see. I bought a Black Peace Now mini top hat just because this one looked so damn cute.
Since we were in Shinjuku I asked if viki wanted to go to a host club just to see what its like. But she said shes tierd, her ears are weird from the club her feet hurt, her head hurts, her stomach hurts. 0_o Im like ok… so we went to kabukicho to take purikura and headed home. I kinda scolded her about trying to experience more in Japan than just shopping. She said she kinda wished she only came for 3 days instead of 6 so she could just get her shopping done and get out. I was like 0_0 that’s not a way to approach going to ANY country. I don’t know, if im gonna pay for a plane ticket anywhere, I would like to see how people have fun there and explore the youth culture of the place. I may not be a touristy person but experience a little y’know?
I came home to a passed out ash as we packed some of vikis bags together and sent her off on a taxi to meet with monika. The next day ash and I went to eat yakiniku to celebrate her welcome home. I missed her so much. Hanging with other people just wasn’t the same as hanging with Ash. I also had a lot of fun shopping with viki but just shopping isn’t enough in life for me.
Monday, January 17, 2011
It seems im not the only one who is lonely. Monika randomly called me out to play in kabukicho with her and her Taiwanese friend. We first ate a little at an izakaya then walked her friend to go meet this one guy from club one. Monika and I were debating what we should do. Should we go home or… what? About that time a group of guys came up to us. One knew me by name. By my poor memory I didn’t know who it was. I was confused and was a bit embarrassed that I didn’t know his name. I figured it out a little later on who he is and his card. Its funny but just earlier this morning I was starring at his card wondering who’s card this is.
He and his other roommates invited us to go drinking or something together. They said they know a good bar. We walked further and further away from kabukicho. Monika and I were getting suspicious. What kind of bar needs to walk THIS far to. Theres so many in Kabukicho. We eventually stopped walking when they finally made it clear to us that we were going to their house. I didn’t like the idea of going to a house with a bunch of guys. Monika didn’t either. They swore up and down they wont do anything bad to us. We said ok but told them we will leave IF anything funny is done.
We then dropped by the 100yen store and went up to their apt. It was quite spacious with a nice view and had 2 rooms where 2/3 slept and the main room where the last one slept.
We played drinking games all night. One that I liked in particular where there is a rhythm where you clap your hands and then point in the direction the person’s head is going to turn. If you point right you win and they have to drink. If you are wrong it just keeps going. Monika found that this game would be very hard to play so we were paired up with each of the guys and if they lose we drink too. Monika kept getting hit with the loosing games luckily shes quite strong. As for me I think I was quite weak today so I didn’t last long and wanted to sleep eventually.
I awoke the next morning and monika did as well. We talked a little in English and apparently the boys that we found hotter than the other were the opposite of the ones we were talking to and that next time we should have said earlier so we could switch. Monika took a taxi home and I walked to the station and took the train home
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Its been a week since Ash has left for America and it is starting to get quite lonely. Mao phones me up randomly and asks me if I can help him out by going to his club. I said sure why not, I haven’t seen those eve boys for awhile and it would be nice to see them again.
I headed to Eve around 11pm I found the place relatively ok with Mao’s guidance. When I entered the club Toujo was one of the first person to see me. He looked at me all surprised and said hisashiburi!~
Mao was busy with another customer at the time so the first person to sit down was Asuka. He had changed his hair color. Now he is completely blonde and no longer orange. I was able to give him the message that ash is currently in America and her phone is broken so that he doesn’t think shes ignoring him.
A little while later Mao sat down and started talking almost a bit too professionally. I told him to relax and that its just me. He told me that he heard I got a boyfriend from Dania. We talked a bit about Shota and then moved on to another topic like how we should hang out more. We talked about rather normal things but out of nowhere he says “You know, I just realized” “what?” “that today is the first time I got to see your cleavage” “MAO!!!!!!
” “haha sorry just that ive never see you wear a lower cut shirt before” (which is true, I normally wear higher cut tops because I don’t like the attention on my chest. Not that this shirt is particular lowcut even) We got back on the topic of him adopting me and he said but you have a boyfriend now, isn’t it easier if you just married him?? I said but its too soon to be thinking about that now. I told him ill be a good daughter. Don’t you want a cute daughter like me? He said oh yea (as he puts his hand under his chin and looked up while imagining) if im your father I can take a bath with you and wash you etc. again.. “MAO!!!!”
He eventually had to be rotated to another table. I talked to a few other hosts some I knew and some I didn’t. Toujo didn’t sit at my table but he passed a few notes to the hosts to say on his behalf and watched the table like a hawk. When my time was up he came to give me my bill. I said I had wanted to talk to him too and so on. He said he couldn’t because he was working the monitoring part of the job. I asked why he doesn’t mail anymore and that we kind lost touch. He said it doesn’t matter anyway you have a boyfriend now right. It seemed that he was quite bitter about it all. But then again.. who was the one who disappeared.?
When I got out of the building the last train for shibuya had already left so I wandered around kabukicho for awhile. There weren’t many people around other than scouts. They talked to me and said he could potentially find me work. We exchanged numbers and he bought me some hot tea and protected me from potential nampa. Eventually I got too cold and out on a whim, I phoned ichihana.He asked me to come over to his place to warm up a bit because it seemed that I was beyond freezing. He gave me directions to his place and I arrived shivering like crazy from the cold. He gave me a blanket and we chatted about various things. He then turned on the tv and started a movie and we watched it til we fell asleep. Ichihana was quite the gentleman as I expected. If he didn’t come off so I wouldn’t have gone to his place. For most guys going to their place alone is kind of dangerous. But as I thought ichihana isn’t. He and I exchange friendly mails here and there and when I was at his place all we did was watch a movie and slept. He was quite sweet. In the morning he sent me off with a big bag of Umai (candy) I walked home with my sunglasses on to avoid the morning hosts. They still bothered me anyway so I gave one umai to one just so he can shutup. I was tired.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I’ve been having a really bad cold for the past week. My throat muscle is strained and I was suffering migraine headaches and so on. Today is the last day Ash is in Japan before she flies to America. I slept as much as I could so I can make sure I can make it to the Me2. But in the end I was still late. I had no idea how to find anyone but lucky for me one of the girls who was going to the meet recognized me right away and we went to 109 together. We met up with everyone at SBY then we went down to the main floor and met up with Kawaii Tv. Kawaii Tv at first didn’t think I was part of the group but eventually figured it out and asked for my name and country. They filmed us walking across the crossing and then taking purikura and so on. Afterwards the lead us to a big karaoke room in which they rented out and we all were able to enjoy free karaoke.
I was really happy to meet everyone especially Laura and Charlotte. It was also very nice to see Patricia again. I like this kind of feeling because I find that western gyaru in Japan seem a bit stand-off-ish on the normal day so a meet such as this is a good icebreaker. We should have them more often
At the end everyone split off and Charlotte, Laura and I hanged out for a little longer til their last bust home. We ate some crepes and then I sent them off. I hope they come back to visit again soon, I had a lot of fun.
I wanted go to atom but with ash I don’t really want to go alone so at around 8am I went to donki to meet up with shota after he was done work at atom and he came over to my house and we hanged out chatted and fell asleep. When we awoke I was hoping we can get ready and do something together. However he had a phone call and said he really needed to go and help his friend with some emergency. So I saw him off to the door and he told me that if he can he will try his best to see me after work or w/e and to call him whenever. We hugged, kissed and said goodbye.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
New Years eve went by pretty quickly and Ash me and Ryuuta decided to not sleep too much and wake up in time for 109 sales We get there around 930 to realize that the 109 really opened early that day! It wasn’t like this the year before so we were confused. To our disappointment Dia lucky packs were sold out. So instead I bought the bigger liz lisa lucky pack, Ma*rs lucky pack, and some Dia discounted items.
We met up with Yumi after at McDs and ate lunch with her. Then we took purikura and sang karaoke while waited for the boys to finish in front of 109 where there were girls trading items in which they didn’t want from their lucky packs.
Ryuuta’s friend who he swears up and down is very motteiru (good catch) but we didn’t see it. NONE of us see it. He was neither good-looking nor had a interesting personality and stares really creepily. He left kind of soon after the they rejoined us. Yumi was relieved. Ryuuta, Yumi, Ash and I all went to karaoke together, sang for a couple hours and then we split off. Yumi sang soo cute, no matter the song it was adorable.
We then went home slept a little, woke up and started to prepare for atom as we promised Yuri that we will go together and I told shota I’d go on his guestlist. We invited Ryuuta to come too but he wanted to go home first clean up and then maybe go. So he left and we met up with Yuri and Ai we passed by shota when we were heading into Sentagai for purikura. Shota looked like he didn’t see me but he messaged me later to check the number of guests and said he looked forward to seeing me there.
We arrived at the club, Shota was not there yet because he was still doing catch. While I moved up to the trance floor I felt a hand grab my ass. I was really shocked was about the give someone a death glare or more but I realize it was shota. Haha, what a funny approach. Throughout the night I was dancing with my friends and shota came to me as many times he could. He snuck in a kiss here and there and he watched close by when other boys talked to me. I introduced him to my friends and they seemed to be nice to him and he said straight out he’s my boyfriend I liked it. Even though he said he wanted to keep it more private he seemed that he couldn’t help but claim me his.
Closer to the end of the evening, Ash’s phone gets knocked out of her and someone stepped on it. She was very upset and wanted to leave. I was about to leave with her when a creepy guy grabs me and drags me to the bar separating me from ash. I was trying to get away from him but he wouldn’t let me. He was Japanese yet he spoke to me in English I told him to unhand me, and that my boyfriend is close by. He didn’t believe me so, even though I did not want to disturb Shota’s promoting work, it couldn’t be helped. The guy kept screaming at shota saying “are you her fucking boyfriend?” over and over. Shota cant understand English at all so he was very confused. Eventually he understood the word boyfriend and he said “I her boyfriend” and pointed to him and I. Eventually the guy gave up, I apologized to Shota and Shota reunited me with Ash. I was worried that I was troublesome for him but he said to Ash that he wasn’t mad at all only just concerned about me. It kind of relieved me. On the other hand, now Ash’s phone’s screen is almost useless….